Some of my favorite wedding gifts are these London hurricanes from Crate & Barrel. We got one from old Rider family friends the Gambles and the other from Anthony's good friends Rachel & Dan Smith. My plan is to change them out depending on the season (or my mood).
Right now they hold two strands of white lights rolled up in a ball, which is also a great way to store lights. Not my idea of course, but a good one!