35 Wedding Gift Ideas
Shopping for the best wedding gift? The Knot has rounded up creative, traditional and personalized wedding gift ideas that you can buy now.
Shopping for the best wedding gift? The Knot has rounded up creative, traditional, and personalized wedding gift ideas that you can buy now. If you want to steer away from the traditional wedding registry and find unique wedding gift ideas, keep reading for hand-selected wedding gift ideas that will certainly stand out in the eyes of the bride and groom.
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Wedding gift etiquette can be tricky, so choose a budget according to the type of relationship you have with the ones tying the knot. Stay within these ranges to be safe:
- Coworkers/distant family friends/relatives: $50–$80
- Relatives/friends: $80–$120
- Close relatives/friends: $120–$175
- Urbanites: $175–250+
Creative and Unique Wedding Gifts
Are you searching for creative wedding gift ideas? Sometimes straying from the registry is the right move, especially if you are exceptionally close with the couple tying the knot. If you're familiar with the bride and groom’s personal style, amaze them with a unique wedding gift they’ll definitely appreciate.
Surprise the globe-trotting bride and groom with creative wedding gift ideas. CB2 sells a globe made out of cork—mounted on a modern stainless steel base—so the newlyweds can easily track their travels and explorations.
CB2 Cork Globe, $129, CB2.com
For the couple that loves cooking together and spends lots of time in the kitchen, the iconic cookbook set is a creative wedding gift idea that’s extremely useful and also looks great on the shelf.
Food52 Iconic Cookbook Set, $250, Food52.com
Feeling extra generous? This wooden mid-century bar cart with antique brass finish details is on the pricier side, but is a unique wedding gift idea that will certainly leave a memorable impression.
West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart, $349, WestElm.com
This unique wedding gift idea is perfect for the foodie-focused couple that appreciates sweet, artisanal goods. The gift set is packed with deluxe handmade treats including; rich caramels, decadent pecan brittle, buttery shortbreads, and a unique slate serving board.
Mouth The Happy Couple Gift Set, $160.50, Mouth.com
Who wouldn’t love to receive a matching set of plush robes as a pampering wedding gift? These babies are made of the finest Turkish cotton with an exterior textured weave, and a comfy terry lining—perfect for newlyweds to wrap themselves in on a lazy Sunday morning.
Restoration Hardware Textured-Weave Terry Robe, $99, RestorationHardware.com
Personalized Wedding Gifts
On the lookout for the best wedding gifts? Personalized wedding gifts are always admired and cherished by the bride and groom for years to come. Read on for wedding gift ideas for friends that can be personalized for the husband and wife to be.
Artifact Uprising sells a hand-crafted wooden box that is customizable with a photo (or text) of choice printed on the exterior. This personalized wedding gift will come in handy for storing the couple’s photo books or prints.
Artifact Uprising Wooden Box, $95, ArtifactUprising.com
Ideas for wedding gifts from the heart are hard to come by, but look no further! Pay tribute to the moment the bride and groom’s paths first crossed with an individualized art print made just for them.
Uncommon Goods Intersection of Love Photo Print, $75–$175, UncommonGoods.com
Kick off the newlywed’s honeymoon trip with a remarkable personalized wedding gift: matching leather, hand-crafted luggage tags that will last them a lifetime and that are truly timeless.
Etsy His and Hers Leather Luggage Tags, $45, Etsy.com
For cheese lovers, we found an engraved wedding gift that can be customized with lettering of the family name and date of the wedding. The set includes a round eco-friendly rubber wood box with 4 cheese cutting utensils found inside, and the lid doubles as a cutting board.
Personal Creations Vineyard Round Cheese Board, $49, PersonalCreations.com
This wedding gift idea is ideal for the cocktail connoisseur couple that appreciates striking design. Found on the Mark and Graham website, the bold copper barware piece can be customized with laser-engraved monogramming, making it an outstanding personalized wedding gift idea.
Mark and Graham Copper Ice Bucket, $129, MarkandGraham.com
Cool Wedding Gifts
Cool wedding gifts ideas are hard to come by, especially when you're trying to impress a particularly trendy bride and groom that are extra stylish. Below are five wedding gift ideas for friends who like things a little different than wedding gifts found on a conventional registry.
For an alternative, cool wedding gift idea, get the bride and groom a wedding guestbook that is like no other. This creative, interactive art print—perfect for bike lovers—turns their wedding guests’ fingerprints into vibrant balloons. The final product becomes a commemorative art piece the couple will hold dear for a lifetime.
Uncommon Goods Thumbprint Alternative Guestbook, $98, UncommonGoods.com
Surprise the newlyweds with a photo printed on premium archival paper that’s then framed in a sleek, minimalistic floating frame. This bold wedding gift idea for friends is adorned with modern brass hardware. It can be found on the Artifact Uprising website and will undoubtedly enhance any wall.
Artifact Uprising Float Frame, $65, ArtifactUprising.com
Bring life and color to any kitchen floor with an ornate patterned vinyl mat resembling exotic Mediterranean tiles. Food52 sells an array of unique wedding gift ideas that are perfect for stylish newlyweds.
Food52 Mediterranean Vinyl Kitchen Mat, $114, Food52.com
Know a couple that loves games? A complete croquet set for backyard entertaining is a cool wedding gift idea. The package has everything you need for a 4-person match including a canvas carrying case, mallets, balls, pegs, and wickets.
Crate & Barrel Croquet Set, $150, CrateandBarrel.com
The pizza loving, culinary focused duo that enjoys spending time in the kitchen together will appreciate a high-end All Clad pizza grilling stone set. This cool wedding gift idea transforms the bride and groom’s oven into an old-fashioned brick hearth. The bundle comes complete with a round pizza stone, stainless steel serving tray, and a pizza cutter.
Bloomingdale’s All-Clad Pizza Grilling Stone Set, $125, Bloomingdales.com
Cheap DIY Wedding Gifts
Tight on time and searching for inexpensive wedding gift ideas or last-minute wedding gift ideas? You’ve come to the right place! If you're crafty, check out the creative wedding gifts ideas below (that don’t scream DIY) to discover quick, budget-friendly projects that the couple will love and cherish regardless of the price tag.
Here’s a simple and cheap wedding gift idea: an infused bath salt DIY you can make in no time that the happy couple can pack along for the honeymoon. This thoughtful care package is perfect for setting the mood on their romantic getaway.
A Beautiful Mess DIY Infused Bath Salts, prices vary, ABeautifulMess.com
Follow this tutorial and learn how to decorate plain glasses with mod geometric gold designs and fool the bride and groom with a handmade—but incredibly professionally looking—drinkware set. No one will ever know the cost of making these, which makes them great wedding gifts.
Sarah Hearts DIY Metallic Print Glassware, prices vary, SarahHearts.com
A fun and creative wedding gift idea is this DIY chalkboard serving tray for cheese. The detailed instructions and photos found on the Brit+Co website make the project look so easy. Set aside some time for craft making and you’ve got a unique wedding gift idea that your friends will adore!
Brit + Co DIY Chalkboard Tray, prices vary, Brit.com
These beautiful DIY botanical coasters, made with easy-to-use polymer clay and pressed leaves, can pass for a designer-quality houseware gift. This inexpensive wedding gift idea is far from looking cheap and is sure to complement any coffee table.
The Lovely Drawer DIY Botanical Coasters, prices vary, TheLovelyDrawer.com
Gay and Lesbian Wedding Gifts
Searching for exceptional gay wedding gift ideas or lesbian wedding gift ideas? We’ve done the legwork for you and rounded up the most creative presents appropriate for same-sex marriages.
A customized and framed tandem bike print commemorates the happy couple’s special day. It’s a unique wedding gift idea with vintage charm that will be treasured forever.
Etsy Framed Bike Print Gift, $40, Etsy.com
This gay wedding gift idea comes complete with an all-natural wooden crate filled with a Mr. & Mr. cutting board, 2 cooking aprons, 2 ceramic coffee mugs, 2 pairs of festive sunglasses, 4 #lovewins coasters, and 2 koozies.
Pride Chicken Gay Couple Kitchen Crate Gift Set, $100, PrideChicken.com
Great lesbian wedding gift ideas are tough to come by, but we found these adorable white ceramic mugs with gold lettering on Etsy, and the newlyweds are sure to love these! They’re a cute addition to the happy couple’s morning routine.
Etsy Mrs. & Mrs. Ceramic Mug Set, $15, Etsy.com
WystarWeddingShop on Etsy sells a hand-printed 100% Egyptian cotton His and His pillowcase gift set which makes for a great gay wedding gift.
Etsy His & His Pillow Set, $42, Etsy.com
Help a special couple commemorate their wedding day with a beautiful personalized keepsake. This paper-cut art piece will warm the hearts of the newlyweds and is a unique wedding gift idea with a price tag that’s below $100.
Ant Design Gifts Personalized Same-Sex Wedding Art, $73, NotontheHighStreet.com
Wedding Gifts for Bride
Shopping specifically for the lady in white? Our experts rounded up an extraordinary collection of wedding gifts for the bride, ranging from customized jewelry to a blissful massage—take your pick of the best wedding gifts!
We’ve got a unique wedding gift idea for the bride that appreciates dainty details and feminine aesthetics. This jewelry stand from Anthropologie is very practical and will complement any dresser or vanity.
Anthropologie Standing Jewelry Cabinet, $98, Anthropologie.com
After months and months of planning and running around, the bride will be in need of a good pampering. What better way to spoil your bestie bride than with a luxurious 75-minute full-body massage at a high-end spa? She will definitely thank you for this wedding gift!
Bliss Spa Blissage 75-minute Full Body Massage, $160, BlissSpa.com
Wedding gifts for the bride are made easy with a Diptyque Paris Home Fragrance Diffuser. The bride will love the exceptional aromas permeating in her home with this unique wedding gift idea.
Diptyque Figuier/Fig Tree Hourglass Diffuser, $150, DiptyqueParis.com
Celebrate the bride’s new name (and initials!) with this unique wedding gift idea for the bride: a set of customized 14k gold stud earrings designed by Maya Brenner.
Maya Brenner Initial Earrings, $98, MarkandGraham.com
A trendy canvas wine tote with flirty black and gold lettering—made by Kate Spade—is a cute way to package an extra special bottle of bubbly for the bride. Move over groom, this creative wedding gift idea is specifically for her!
Kate Spade New York Miss to Mrs Wine Tote, $12.99, Modcloth.com
Here’s a great wedding gift for the bride who has worked hard for months planning and coordinating the perfect wedding day, and now has to deal with the hassle of changing her last name. Let Hitchswitch do the heavy lifting for her by providing a one-stop name changing service, providing her with all the documents she needs to obtain a new driver’s license, passport, and credit cards. This unique wedding gift idea comes in three levels of service that allow the bride to be increasingly hands off, from a basic, print-at- home service to a full-service package with her own personal concierge.
Hitchswitch Gift Card, prices vary, Hitchswitch.com
Wedding Gifts for Groom
The man of the hour also deserves first-class wedding gifts that are specifically tailored to him. Check out our wide variety of supreme wedding gift ideas for the groom to make his day special too!
If your guy is a whiskey connoisseur, we spotted a wedding gift for the groom on your list at Sur La Table he will surely appreciate: A set of 2 Zwiesel 1872 Glace Whiskey Glasses. These are timelessly elegant and made of the finest crystal glassware, making swigging and sipping first-class whiskey that much better.
Sur la Table Zweisel 1872 Glace Whiskey Glasses, $119,SurlaTable.com
A groom that values personal hygiene and fine grooming products will love receiving The Art of Shaving’s Full Size Kit with a Badger Brush as a wedding gift. His bride will also be grateful (for those super soft cheeks)!
The Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp Full Size Kit with Badger Brush, $185, TheArtofShaving.com
We’ve landed on the ultimate wedding gift for a groom who’s a craft beer enthusiast! This beer of the month subscription sends exceptional craft beers from the best brewers across the country to your doorstep. It’s a unique wedding gift idea he will definitely treasure.
Craft Beer Club Beer of the Month Subscription, $39 per shipment, CraftBeerClub.com
A waxed canvas and leather carry-all duffle might just be the wedding gift for a groom you’ve been looking for. This rugged-style, Elk Cove Duffle thoughtfully designed by Will Leather Goods is made of weather-resistant materials and has superb functionality.
Will Leather Goods Elk Cove Duffle Bag, $275, WillLeatherGoods.com
Move over bride, this one’s for him! A wedding gift for a groom should be as tasteful as this watch box made of acacia wood with linen lining and brass accents to house his fancy collection. The groom is also entitled to some spoiling on his wedding day!
Mark and Graham Wood Watch Box, $129, MarkandGraham.com
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