When I got married, I received several sets of pots and pans from the colleagues and friends. Initially, I thought that I have far too many sets but now, I am glad they pooled their money together to buy me something useful.
So, if you have a friend getting married, check out some nice and expensive cookware set which not only looks grand and pretty, they are so useful. Until today, I still can remember which crockery set comes from who. Therefore, it is quite a permanent thing than cash, isn't it? Go take a look at this Jamie Oliver style of cookware.