33 Actually Unique Gifts for the Newlyweds Who Have It All

We know they just got everything on their registry, so we got creative.
Gifts for newlyweds
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
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Naoimh O'Hare
Naoimh O'Hare - The Knot Associate Commerce Editor
Naoimh O'Hare
Associate Commerce Editor
  • Naoimh writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in shoppable roundups from gift guides to wedding fashion
  • Before working on editorial content, Naoimh wrote storefront descriptions for some of The Knot Worldwide's many wedding vendors
  • Naoimh studied creative writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway
Updated Oct 21, 2021
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Got a pair of newlyweds on your gift list? Whether you're looking for a holiday, housewarming or belated wedding present, we're here to help. Choosing a gift for a newly married couple can be tricky for a few different reasons. For starters, they likely just got everything they need from their wedding registry, so you'll need to think outside the box a little. You've also got the task of impressing not one—but two—of your favorite people. Lucky for you, we love a challenge (especially when it comes to buying presents). We've got lots of amazing gift ideas for newlyweds below that they'll both appreciate.

How to Choose the Perfect Gift for Newlyweds

Before you dive right into the shopping, we have a few helpful tips to inspire your search. Although their wedding registry might not seem like the most obvious place to look for a housewarming or holiday gift, it's actually a super-useful resource. If you have access to their wish list (or you know someone who does), check to see if any of their asks went unpurchased. Even if everything on the registry was snapped up, it'll shed some light on the couple's style and interests.

Another option is to choose a gift for the newlyweds that's either really unique or personalized. For example, a present inspired by how they met or something they enjoy doing together is bound to impress them both. After all, they're fresh into marriage and likely still glowing about their new status as spouses. Take full advantage of this special time in their lives with a gift that really honors their union.

The Best Gifts for Newly Married Couples

Ready to get started? We've listed the top gift ideas for newly married couples below, including all the best holiday gifts for newlyweds of 2021. We're talking personalized homeware, surprising subscriptions, all the cool gadgets that weren't on their registry, and so much more.

1. A Book Full of Date Ideas

Person adding notes in The Adventure Challenge book

The Adventure Challenge contains 50 creative scratch-off ideas to inspire the couple's next date. Afterward, there's space to jot down notes and add a photo, transforming the book into a diary of their adventures. Gift it to the newlyweds as a reminder to keep up regular date nights even though they're not just "dating" anymore. (And score 10% off the entire site with our code THEKNOT10.)

2. A Meaningful Serving Tray

Custom map serving tray newlywed gift

This holiday gift for the newly married couple will hold a special place in their hearts. The design features a map of one of their favorite locations, be it their wedding destination, where they met or their neighborhood.

3. A Helpful Planter

Click & Grow smart garden on table next to fresh pizza

If they love fresh herbs and veggies but don't have the yard space to grow them, the newlyweds will appreciate this smart indoor garden. Everything their plants might need—from water to light—is taken care of by the system. It even comes with a complimentary set of basil plant pods to get them started. It's an excellent gift for the newly married couple who loves to cook together.

4. A Portable Fireplace

Mini concrete fire pit gift for newlyweds

They won't realize how awesome this gift is until they try it. Then, they'll wonder how they ever lived without it. The portable fire pit sets a romantic mood indoors or out. It's soot-, smoke- and hassle-free for the ideal ambiance, and all they need to start it up is some rubbing alcohol. They can even use it to roast s'mores!

5. A Journal for Tracking Milestones

Anniversary journal gift for newlyweds

Give the newlyweds a head start on celebrating their next milestone with this beautiful anniversary journal. There's space to document every single marriage milestone, from the first anniversary right up to the 60th. Take it a step further by opting for the personalized version, which features their names and wedding date on the cover.

6. Bluetooth Speakers That Are Also Lamps

Set of torches that are also bluetooth speakers unique gift for newlyweds

These unique torches feature a warm, flickering LED light that mimics the ambient effects of a real flame. But that's not even the best part—they double as wireless bluetooth speakers that can be used both indoors and outdoors. This versatile present isn't just the perfect gift for couples who love to entertain guests, it's also great for romantic date nights in their backyard.

7. A Funny (But Serious) Doormat

Lose The Shoes door mat gift for newlyweds

Their home, their rules. This cheeky "lose the shoes" doormat is the perfect gift for the newlywed couple keen on keeping their abode spotless. It shows you know them well—and that you respect their wish for clean floors.

8. The Trendy Appliance They Wish They Registered For

Trendy green electric kettle gift for newlyweds

While the newlyweds might have a kettle already, we promise they don't have one like this. The stunning creation is the brainchild of trendy cookware company Great Jones and the coffee experts at Fellow. The limited edition appliance has all the splurge-worthy features of Fellow's original electric kettle, complemented by Great Jones' signature broccoli and mustard hues. It has a temperature control system, 60-minute hold mode and built-in stopwatch. The cleverly designed spout (created with pour-over coffee in mind) is the icing on the cake.

9. A Commemorative Ornament

Ornament commemorating their wedding day gift for newlyweds

Looking for a gift to mark the couple's first Christmas or holiday season together? This unique ornament celebrates their wedding date with an engraving of the calendar month. An adorable heart marks the day they said "I do," above the word "married," their names and the year. It's a sweet testament to their special day, and since it's not overly holiday-themed, they can keep it on display all year round.

10. A Matching Underwear Subscription

Couple wearing matching aqua blue underwear gift idea for newlyweds

There's something surprisingly romantic about twinning with your other half, especially when it's an item no one else can see. That's why we think a matching underwear subscription is an excellent gift idea for your newly married friends. Just be aware that you do need to know a few—er—intimate details (think: their preferred cut and size) before you get started. It's a funny gift for the newlyweds who have a sense of humor (or just love to coordinate!).

11. Pillows That'll Help Them Relive Their College Days

College-themed throw pillows gift for newlyweds

A gift for the newlyweds that nods to how they met pays quite a tribute to their love story. If they met in college, one of these cool pillows will bring back sweet memories. The seller embroiders each playful decor piece with thematic collegiate motifs. Just choose their school and add it to your cart.

12. A Cuddly, Custom Throw Blanket

Personalized throw blanket gift for newlyweds

Help them keep warm the rest of the winter with this cute gift idea. The super-soft throw blanket (made from cable knit and sherpa) can be personalized with their initials or names.

13. A Nifty Picture Frame

Wood block photo display gift for newlyweds

Photo gifts are always a lovely gesture, whether you're shopping for a wedding gift for the newlyweds, holiday gift ideas or a thoughtful housewarming present. This minimalistic wood block can hold up to 12 photos, so the couple can rotate what's on display. Just choose a dozen of your favorite snapshots of the pair (including a sweet candid from their wedding) and you're good to go.

14. Cute Mugs for Cozy Nights

Custom illustrated mugs gift for newlyweds

Set the happy couple up for cozy nights together with these super-sweet mugs illustrated in their likeness. If you're shopping for the holidays, they're perfect for hot chocolates with loads of whipped cream (or homemade eggnog to really get them into the holiday spirit). How's that for a cute first-Christmas-married gift?

15. A Portrait Honoring Their Wedding

Custom illustrated wedding portrait gift for newlyweds

Turn one of their beautiful wedding photos into a stunning piece of artwork by commissioning a portrait of the newlyweds. This artist works from a photo of the couple to create something unique, then adds their names and wedding date to the masterpiece. They can also add a pet if you want to take your gift a step further—now that's got to be one of the best gift ideas for newly married couples.

16. A Date Night in a Box

Date night box subscription gift for newlyweds

In the busy time after their wedding, make sure the newlyweds are still able to take time for themselves. A couple's subscription to DateBox Club gives them all the supplies they need for an easy date night at home each month. It's an excellent gift for any newlywed couple—even the ones who have everything.

17. Mesmerizing Map Art

Custom foil map art gift for newlyweds

When it comes to gift ideas for newly married couples, personalized presents are always well received. Imagine the newlyweds' delight when they unwrap a beautiful piece of art showcasing their favorite city or place. This foil map masterpiece can be purchased with a classic or contemporary frame so it's ready to put on display.

18. A Cheese Board With Their Monogram

Monogram cheese board gift for newlyweds

A holiday gift for newlyweds that's unique and personal? Sign us up! This custom cheese board transforms from a single wedge into a tiered serving wheel for all of their favorite cheese and charcuterie. There's also a hidden drawer with a stainless steel cheese fork and two handy knives, and you can have it engraved with the couple's monogram. The bamboo board is so beautifully designed that it almost doubles as decor when not in use.

19. A Photo Calendar

Custom photo calendar gift for newlyweds

Celebrate their bright future together with a custom photo calendar for 2022. This gift will give the just-married couple 365 days worth of happiness. Make it theirs by adding photos of the newlyweds together and highlighting any important occasions (ahem, their upcoming wedding anniversary). The best part? The photos have a perforated edge, meaning they can be torn off the calendar at the end of the year to keep forever.

20. A Pretty and Personalized Address Stamp

Envelope stamped with return address in calligraphy style

Now that they're officially married, they deserve some official-looking stationery. This kit lets them stamp their outgoing mail with a custom, calligraphed return address label. It's especially useful if they still have to send wedding thank-you cards. Talk about useful gift ideas for newlyweds!

21. A Tipple Delivery Service

Glass of liquor

Some of the best gifts for newlyweds reflect their favorite things. If that means bourbon (or scotch, or gin, or rum or tequila—you get the picture), we've found a unique subscription service they'll love. Each month, the couple will receive a full-size bottle of their favorite type of liquor from a craft distillery. They'll love it for at-home date nights and for cultivating their palates.

22. Well Wishes from a Celebrity

Cameo celebrity video message service

Give the newlyweds a wedding or holiday gift they won't be expecting: a personalized message from a celebrity. Cameo has so many great options, from musicians to athletes to reality TV stars. Could this gift be more creative?

23. A Fun, Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener

Wooden wall-mounted bottle opener gift for newlyweds

If they registered for bar essentials, they'll love this add-on gift. The personalized bottle opener mounts to the wall and has a clear storage case to show off the caps of all the craft brews they've been drinking. Have it personalized with their wedding year and family name (if they share one, that is) above the words "Brewery Co."

24. A Gorgeous, Sentimental Magnet

Custom engraved wooden house magnet gift for newlyweds

Yes, these magnets are pricey, but the craftsmanship is unbeatable. The seller designs the newlyweds a mini wooden replica of their home, which is a tear-jerkingly sweet gift for the newly married couple who recently moved in together.

25. A Custom Gift Box

Unfolded Greetabl gift box showing photos, message and candle gift

Personalized gifts for newlyweds don't have to cost a fortune. Greetabl gives you the chance to totally customize your gift—from choosing your favorite on-theme packaging to decorating it with photos—without breaking the bank. There's also space for writing warm wishes on the inside of the box. Want an even sweeter deal? You can get 15% off sitewide with our code TKWW15. This candle's festive juniper and moss scent would be a seasonal finishing touch if you're shopping for a holiday gift.

26. Personalized Wall Art

Map of the night sky personalized wall art gift for newlyweds

How about this unique gift idea for the newly married couple? It's a map of the night sky from a meaningful date, like the day they met, got engaged or tied the knot. The wooden art comes ready to hang or stand, no frame required.

27. A Super-Chic Menorah

Gorgeous marble menorah gift for newlyweds
Rocky Luten, Bobbi Lin

Now that they're spending the holidays as spouses, they're probably looking for festive decor to help them celebrate together as a family. This stunning menorah is a luxe gift for the newlyweds to use this (or next) Hanukkah.

28. Cool Coasters

Wooden His and His coasters gift for newlyweds

In our opinion, married couples can never have too many coasters. These wooden "his" and "his" ones are the perfect resting place for morning coffee mugs. (Psst, the Etsy seller also offers "his" and "hers" and "hers" and "hers" options.)

29. Somewhere to Store Their Vow Books

Beautiful glass dome vow book display gift for newlyweds

Still wondering what to get the newlyweds as a gift? Help them commemorate their wedding day with a chic cloche display for their vow books. This special gift for a just-married couple is not only a unique piece of decor, it's also a lovely reminder of the promises they made to each other.

30. A Portrait of Their Pet

Pet portraits gift for newlyweds

If their life revolves around their furry (or scaly, or feathery) friend, this is the newlywed present for them. Commission a precious art print of their pet and they're guaranteed to gush over it.

31. A Sleek Luggage Set

Set of three suitcases from July gift for newlyweds

Searching for gift ideas for a newlywed couple who loves to travel (or has yet to go on honeymoon)? Look no further. This modern luggage set has everything they need for romantic adventures and future family trips. The nesting hard-shell suitcases come in a selection of pretty colorways. They can also be personalized with the couple's names or monogram in 12 different languages, including English, Spanish and Chinese.

32. A Genius Way to Make Decisions

Dice for making dinner decisions gift for newlyweds

When they don't know what to eat, they can pull out this funny gift. All they have to do is roll the dice and dinner is decided. It's not just a good gift for newlyweds—any couple could benefit from these clever dice.

33. A Way to Watch All Their Favorite Shows Together

Amazon Alexa TV remote gift for newlyweds

Say hello to the ultimate gadget for show and movie streamers. This device lets them access all their subscription services—from Netflix to Hulu—from their TV at once. Really, you're giving them the gift of convenience—and lots and lots of snuggly nights at home.

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