Newlyweds appreciate practical gifts like bakeware sets and a set plush Brooklinen towels. They will also appreciate a unique present, like this wedding keepsake collection that stores mementos in an organized manner or wood rings for couples.
Of course, etiquette dictates that you should also consider how well you know the couple and their lifestyle. If you’re not sure what to give as a gift, cash is always appreciated.
Personalized gifts can be a great way to show your love for the people you care about. The best personalized gift ideas are something they will enjoy and use. This could be a picture frame that displays their favorite engagement photograph or monogrammed towels to display their shared initials in their new home.
A custom cheese board makes a great wedding gift for couples who love to entertain. They can use it again and again. These wedding gifts, made from durable hardwood and marble with the bride and groom’s last name or their initials, also feature removable condiment dipping cups. Another great choice for the soon-to-be-married pair is a gorgeous Lazy Susan, a swiveling serving tray that can be used as a cheese board or for storing side dishes and drinks at cocktail parties.
Engraved barware and wine glasses are also wonderful personalized wedding gifts that you can give to the newlyweds in order to help them celebrate this special day. These items can be personalized with the couple’s name, their wedding date, or a meaningful note to make them unique pieces of decor for their house.
If the couple are passionate travelers, an original map print would be the perfect gift to celebrate the adventure-filled journeys they have taken together. The map is printed with a sweet saying, and users can mark all the places they’ve been on their adventures by adding push pins or stickers.
Another great option for a traveling couple is a trinket plate that features their wedding date and last name — it’s perfect to keep small souvenirs from their travels.
Gifts For The Heart & Personality
It’s been a tradition for brides and grooms to exchange gifts before their wedding. This is a chance to honor their relationship a little more intimately, than with the vows that they will exchange or the party that they will attend.
What makes the perfect present for this moment? The perfect wedding present should be a thoughtful and useful gift that represents the couple’s love. A sentimental gift does not have to be expensive. Erin Davies is an event planner and wedding advisor. She says that spending extravagant amounts of money on a bride-to-be’s gift may not be the best idea. “Instead, focus more on the sentimental value and choose a unique gift that she will enjoy.”
A personalized trinket plate is a thoughtful wedding gift that can be used as a place to store special mementos. You can have the venue’s name embroidered or any other text to make it even more special.
A personalized photo album is another sentimental gift that is perfect for preserving special memories of the wedding day and their marriage. You can even include a letter from you as a way to make it more personal.
Finally, a travel or luggage gift is the perfect wedding gift for a couple who enjoys adventure together. If the bride is an avid traveler, a new set of luggage would be the perfect gift, while a couple of tickets for their honeymoon destination are ideal for the adventurous pair.
A cordless vacuum cleaner is another useful and meaningful wedding gift. It will make their cleaning routine easier. This stylish appliance comes in a wide range of colors and can be customized with their initials or a message.
Gifts That Go Beyond The Registry
While wedding gifts have always been a must, some couples want to register with things that are more unusual. Crowdfunding registries like Hitchd allow you to crowdsource gifts for causes that really matter to the couple, and it’s one of our favorite unique wedding gift ideas!
While some couples add traditional wedding gifts like cookware and kitchen appliances to their registry, others don’t. You can shop off the registry if you know them well enough. It will add a little personality and whimsy into their home. We recommend selecting a gift which is both practical and unique enough to standout from the rest of the couple’s housewares.
If you do decide to go off-registry, make sure you’re giving them something they actually need. A couple that loves to entertain would love this marble wine cooler engraved with their initials. It’s an elegant way to store their wine, and it will look great on their bar cart.
A subscription to a meal-delivery service is another great idea for a wedding gift that’s not on the registry. They can eat delicious food from the comfort of their home and save on grocery shopping, making this gift truly one that keeps on giving.
A curated set with herbs and spices is another great idea for a wedding gift. These kitchen essentials are sure to help them cook delicious meals. They will also look great on the counter. This art print makes a great gift for a BFF with impeccable taste. It’s sentimental and unique. It’s a sweet memory of their first meeting, and even has a hint of blue to represent the something blue.
Gifts For The Home
Home decor items are always a safe bet because they’ll likely use and love your present for a long time, but sometimes it can be challenging to find a unique wedding gift idea that is both thoughtful and practical. We’ve rounded-up a few ideas for home upgrades that will help you to nail their wedding day wishlist and make it into a thoughtful gift.
For the couple who loves to entertain, this engraved stoneware clay bowl is a perfect kitchen addition. It is engraved their initials along with the phrase “Love Always, Laugh Often, Forgive Quickly” as well as their wedding date.
Another thoughtful, functional home wedding gift is this SMEG toaster. It features 2 extra-wide slots with 6 browning settings, as well as a removable crumb pan to keep your countertops clean. This curated set from The Spice House includes lavender, rosemary, basil, thyme, and more.