21 Gifts for Every Kind of Wedding Officiant

Show your celebrant just how much you appreciate them.
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Emily Rumsey
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Emily Rumsey
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Updated Jul 21, 2023
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There's no denying your wedding officiant plays an important role on your special day. (After all, they're the one who finally lets you and your babe kiss each other.) From helping plan a beautiful ceremony to offering emotional support, there are lots of reasons to give an officiant gift.

Of course, you don't have to pick out a gift for your wedding officiant. If you're already paying them for their part in your celebration, a handwritten card is more than enough to thank your wedding vendors and other day-of helpers. However, if you've enlisted a close friend or family member to help you tie the knot, a wedding officiant gift may be more appropriate.

Now begs the question: What is a good gift for a wedding officiant? Feel free to take inspiration from other wedding thank-you gifts for your helpful friends and family. Lots of the same gift ideas—something practical, personal or edible—would work. If you're still not sure where to start, don't worry! We've gathered our top gifts for officiants below. These picks will work for hired professionals and online-ordained loved ones alike.

1. Recycled Glass Relationship Tree Globes

Relationship tree globes made from recycled glass
Photo: Uncommon Goods

This colorful glass ornament will make a beautiful gift for the family member officiating your wedding. Whether your celebrant is your sibling or eccentric grandpa, they're sure to appreciate a symbol of your special bond. Plus, it's made out of sustainable recycled glass.

2. Fresh Flower Delivery

Fresh flowers in a vase
Photo: UrbanStems

Keep your officiant gift fresh with a flower delivery. You can have the blooms come to the venue the day of or send them to the officiant's home shortly after for a surprise in the mail. This vibrant assortment is inspired by Italy and mixes Veronica, eucalyptus, Delphinium, roses and ranunculus. So pretty! We recommend adding a vase so they can easily display the flowers in their home right away. (Psst, use the code THEKNOT15 for 15% off arrangements.)

3. "Thanks" Candle

Soy wax candle that says "Thanks" on the label
Photo: Homesick

A candle is another simple officiant gift idea that would work for a friend or acquaintance. Express your gratitude with a scented candle that literally says "thanks." The packaging even doubles as a card.

4. Pet Portrait Cuff Links

Personalized cufflinks engraved with pet portrait
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If you're looking for a truly unique gift for the officiant at your wedding that's also a close friend, how about something custom? Like these one-of-a-kind cuff links engraved with a picture of their beloved pet. We suggest gifting these bad boys at the rehearsal dinner, so they'll have them to wear on the big day.

5. Custom Cigar Band Ring

Personalized cigar band rings
Photo: Made By Mary

Made By Mary is one of our absolute favorite places to shop for personalized jewelry. You'll find necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings that can be personalized with your officiant's birth flower or birthstone, or have one of the accessories stamped with a custom name, date or phrase. We personally love the idea of giving your officiant this cigar ring engraved to say "gratitude" on one side and your wedding date on the other. Plus, the thicker band is said to mean strength and unity—two characteristics they displayed while leading your wedding ceremony.

6. Embroidered Sherpa Blanket

Personalized sherpa blanket
Photo: Personalization Mall

A blanket makes a cozy officiant gift, especially if you're getting married in the winter. Plus, they'll definitely be in need of a nap after leading your very special day. This sherpa-lined blanket isn't just extra soft, it's also extra personal thanks to the custom embroidering in the corner. Add their initials or name (or both).

7. YETI Tumbler

Insulated travel mug from YETI
Photo: YETI

An insulated travel mug is another practical thank-you gift for your officiant, whether you're close to them or not. A YETI Rambler will keep their drink hot or cold for hours on end. Plus, it's puncture- and rust-resistant as well as dishwasher-safe. Feel free to go the extra mile and have it laser engraved with their name.

8. Coffee and Chocolate Tasting Box

Coffee and chocolate gift box from Bean Box
Photo: Bean Box

Who doesn't love coffee and chocolate? Surprise your wedding officiant with this tasty gift box. They'll receive whole or freshly ground beans in four artisan coffee flavors, along with four culinary-inspired chocolate bars. They can dive into the delicacy or read the tasting notes to savor each bite to the fullest.

9. Leather-Bound Journal

Leather-bound journal
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

How about something they can put to use at your wedding and at their next gig? This luxurious leather journal is the perfect place for them to jot down exactly what they plan to say at your ceremony, with lots of paper left for what they'll present at the next wedding they officiate. It comes in nine gorgeous colorways to dress up their desk drawer.

10. Personalized Wooden Pen

Personalized wooden pen and case
Photo: GreatGiftCentreUS

Why not go for a personalized pen instead (or as a gift set with the journal)? This wooden one comes in a lovely case that can be engraved with a custom note from you and your (soon-to-be) spouse—personal and professional.

11. Custom-Etched Wine Bottle

Personalized wine bottle engraved with the message "Thank you"
Photo: Mano's Wine

Cheers to your officiant! This bottle of California cabernet sauvignon is etched with "thank you" in a striking cursive script. Underneath, three lines of custom text can be added. Think: "from" and your names, the date or a short message of gratitude.

12. Ballpark Map Glasses

Glasses decorated with overhead maps of MLB stadiums
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Another gift idea is to pay homage to your shared interests. This set of two rocks glasses features the overhead map of an iconic MLB stadium in the team's two main colors. Then, when they take their last sip, they'll see their favorite team's logo at the bottom.

13. Personalized Officiant Golf Balls

Golf balls personalized with officiant's name
Photo: DiamondGiftShop

Help your officiant unwind with a round of golf after the wedding ceremony. It'll be extra special since they'll get to use their personalized golf balls. Grab one, three or six golf balls printed with their name, role and wedding date. Best of all, they come gift-wrapped for less work on you.

14. Punny Officiant Fishing Lure

Fishing lure that says "O-FISH-iant"
Photo: PromoLures

What can we say? We love a good pun! Oh, and officiant wedding gifts that support their favorite hobby. If you're shopping for a wedding officiant gift for a fishing lover, how about this lure? It's shaped like a fish and jokes: "O-fish-iant."

15. Deluxe Cookie Delivery

Cookie delivery from Sugarwish
Photo: Sugarwish

Let the cookies do the talking for you. Nothing says "thank you" like a plate of delicious goodness. Email or text your officiant a link to Sugarwish, where they can then pick two to 12 different cookies to be shipped right to their door. It's the sweetest gift for your wedding officiant.

16. Monogrammed Tie Bar

Monogrammed tie bar from Cufflinks.com
Photo: Cufflinks.com

If your officiant will be dolled up in a suit and tie, some monogrammed accessories will complete their formalwear. This stainless steel tie bar can be engraved with up to eight characters, but our pick is to keep it simple with their initials. Then choose an elegant font.

17. Double Heart Bracelet

Gold heart bracelet from Gorjana
Photo: Gorjana

The officiant's role is to join two people in holy matrimony—and this bracelet is symbolic of that. The simple gold-plated or silver-plated chain is joined with two heart clasps. Of course, it can also represent your love for your bestie, the officiant.

18. Monogrammed Stationery

Personalized stationery from Papier
Photo: Papier

Personalized stationery is a gift idea that never gets old. These sleek cards will make everything look more sophisticated, from to-do lists to thank-you notes. They feature a border in the color of your choice and their name at the top. You can also include their address at the bottom if you know it.

19. Custom Gift Box

Personalized gift box from Greetabl
Photo: Greetabl

Short on time? We totally get it! Weddings don't plan themselves. The good news is we have a thoughtful officiant thank-you gift that'll only take you a few minutes to organize. Greetabl lets you customize your very own gift box, complete with personal photos, a sentimental note and one or more little presents (including gift cards).

20. Funny Officiant Socks

Black socks that say "Officiant, what I say goes"
Photo: shopsockprints

Depending on your relationship, funny wedding officiant gifts might be the way to go. These socks read "Officiant, what I say goes." They can wear them with their suit or to keep their feet warm while they're getting ready.

21. Caricature Coffee Mug

Coffee mug with caricature of an officiant and the message "Thank you for marrying us!"
Photo: ToonedUpGifts

This comical caricature mug is sure to bring a smile to your celebrant's face. One side reads: "Thank you for marrying us!" and the other features a cartoon illustration of their likeness. You could actually get one for everyone in your wedding party!

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