25 Thoughtful (And Appropriate!) Wedding Gifts for Coworkers

Celebrate your to-be-wed work bestie or employee with these thoughtful presents.
Four awesome choices to give as gifts to your coworkers
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Cathryn Haight
  • Cathryn is an editor at The Knot, where she focuses on all things planning—from inspiration and design, to traditions, to invitations.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Cathryn spent years as a food editor
  • Cathryn holds a bachelor's degree from Trinity College and a certificate in publishing from Columbia University
Updated Mar 24, 2023
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There always seems to be someone in the office celebrating their upcoming nuptials. If your colleague is getting married and you want to know the proper wedding gift etiquette, we've got you covered with some advice on what's appropriate and some great suggestions for a wedding gift for a coworker, whether they're your boss, your direct report or your work bestie.

There are a few factors to take into consideration before you begin shopping, starting with whether or not you're invited to the wedding. If you're close enough to this person—inside or outside of the office—to have your presence requested on their special day, you should definitely buy them a wedding present. You should always consult the couple's wedding registry first and go from there. (If you think your coworker is registered with The Knot, you can search for their wish list here.)

As for how much to spend on a wedding gift, something that falls between $50 and $100 is usually a good bet—though definitely consider the nature of your relationship to get a better idea of where your present should fall on that spectrum. If there are multiple folks from your workplace team invited to the affair, you might choose to split the cost of a pricier item amongst yourselves, especially if you're shopping from the couple's wedding registry and there aren't many items left in your budget.

You're under no obligation to give a gift if you weren't asked to attend the nuptials, but if you're still interested in gifting your coworker a little something to celebrate their "I do"s, a small keepsake sends the right message (sweet, but not over-the-top). We've provided plenty of appropriately lower-priced wedding gift ideas (starting at $15) that fall into this category. And—if you're newer to the company or you don't know the betrothed party all that well—you really can't go wrong with a gift card. If you're ready to get shopping, keep reading for a few of our favorite wedding gifts for work colleagues.

1. Mano's Wine Wedding Flowers Custom Etched Wine Bottle

A bottle from Mano's Wine.

Help the couple toast to their happy life together with the prettiest, personalized bottle of wine. This dry California cabernet sauvignon is full-bodied with a smooth finish on the palate. But of course, the real excitement is the bottle itself, which is engraved with the couple's names, wedding date and wedding location embraced in a delicate silver floral frame.

2. Anthropologie Fiorella Flutes, Set of 4

A foil-leaf champagne flute.

Toast to your coworker's happily ever after by gifting them a set of gorgeous champagne flutes. The intricate, vintage-inspired floral and vine pattern on this glassware make this a truly unique wedding gift. We can't get over the delicate gilding, either.

3. Baked by Melissa Congratulations Gift Box

Sweet treats from Baked by Melissa.

Love is sweet—and so is this scrumptious assortment of 25 mini cupcakes. They're the perfect sweet sendoff for an in-office sendoff party or wedding shower and are a wonderful way to share the love with other colleagues. And of course, the recipient and their soon-to-be spouse will enjoy the remaining treats together.

4. Le Creuset Stoneware 9" Pie Dish

Gorgeous red baking dish.

A pie dish is always great to have in a kitchen—especially when it's made by iconic French brand Le Creuset. If your coworker is the point person for holiday pie baking, they'll surely appreciate the lightly fluted edges of this gorgeous piece. And if savory cooking is more their thing, it's versatile enough to be used as a shallow all-purpose baking dish. Prepare for the "ooo"s and "ahhh"s around the office after gifting this piece.

5. BloomsyBox Cape Town Purple Striped Orchid

Stunning striped orchid in a gift box.

Bouquets are great, but a gorgeous upgrade to their sad desk plant is a more practical and creative choice when it comes to wedding gifts for coworkers. Congratulate your colleague on getting married with this stunning purple orchid plant. It comes in an elegant ceramic pot and includes useful care instructions right in the box.

6. Brightland The Duo Olive Oil Set

olive oil set wedding gifts for coworkers

We're sure you've seen these beautiful bottles of olive oil while scrolling through your Instagram feed, but they truly live up to their viral hype. This set includes two of the brand's best-selling cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oils: The Awake oil is robust and ideal for cooking, roasting and pairing with savory pastas and meats; the Alive oil is grassy in taste and silky on the tongue—the perfect finisher for salads and even sweets. (Pro tip: Recommend a drizzle atop vanilla ice cream with a pinch of salt.)

7. Rifle Paper Co. Strawberry Fields Catchall Tray

Gorgeous dish from Rifle Paper Co.

This trinket tray is a solid gift pick for your coworker. It features a whimsical, strawberry-spackled floral design with gold edges and has so many versatile uses in the happy couple's home. It makes for a perfect place to drop their keys at the front door or to keep their wedding rings safe (and stylishly displayed) whenever they take them off. And of course, it's lovely desk decor, too.

8. Sugarwish Treats Select

A selection of snacks from Sugarwish.

Perfect for the coworker with a sweet tooth, Sugarwish Treats Select lets them choose between myriad yummy snacks—including classic candies, fresh-baked cookies and gourmet popcorn—then pick their favorite flavors from a variety of options within that category. First, you send an eCard via text or email (hello, last-minute gift idea). Then, they redeem their gift. Once they've made their selections, their goodies get shipped in a cute and celebratory box.

9. Cheeky Cocktails Gift Card

Cheeky Cocktails in a variety of flavors.

Gift-giving just got easier (and more fun) thanks to this gift card, which allows the recipient to be their own mixologist. Set your gift price (beginning with a minimum of $25) and your coworker can use it to stock their home bar with their choice of artisanal syrups, juices, cocktail kits and even cocktail garnishes, like dehydrated fruit and brandied cherries.

10. Parachute Oversized Rib Knit Throw

knit throw blanket wedding gift for coworkers

You can never go wrong with a cozy throw blanket when it comes to a wedding gift for a coworker—comfiness is universal! This luxurious knit option from high-end brand Parachute comes in a slew of lovely colors and features a ribbed design. Its machine washability will help solidify its status as their new favorite couch accessory.

11. Anthropologie Marble Wine Rack

A lovely wine rack.

How elegant is this marble wine rack? With a brass frame that fits three bottles of wine, this is a must-have for the soonlyweds who love a good glass of vino. Plus, the simple design means it'll feel right at home among any couple's decor style.

12. Diptyque Baies Candle

A Diptyque candle from Saks 5th Avenue.

This candle is one of our editor favorites. With a scent that smells like a moody flower field and fruit orchard perched on cliffs near the coastline, it's absolutely enchanting. And with the brand cachet that comes with Diptyque, you might just get promoted to work bestie status with this wedding gift for a coworker.

13. Anthropologie Old Havana Mugs, Set of 4

A beautiful set of mugs in mint green.

A home goods staple, like a set of coffee mugs, is a perfect wedding gift for a coworker. This set of four stoneware pieces comes in five color options, including pretty ocean blue, cool mint and marigold yellow. You might just see one mug from the set become their go-to office coffee vessel, since they'll want to show it off.

14. KitchenAid 3-Cup Cold Brew Coffee Maker

A KitchenAid 3-Cup Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Your coworker's office habits can definitely inspire the wedding gift you get them. If there's always a cup of cold brew parked on their desk, this thoughtful gift will make them smile. We love how this cold brew coffee maker has a built-in dispenser (very classy) and how little space it takes up. This would also be a sweet gift from multiple colleagues.

15. DoorDash Gift Card

doordash gift card

After the wedding is over, your coworker will probably want to kick back, relax and let the joy of married life soak in. That means staying on the couch and away from the kitchen. Let them treat themselves to a work lunch or weeknight dinner from their favorite spot with a DoorDash e-gift card—it'll definitely be a favorite amongst their wedding gifts.

16. Greetabl Gold Confetti Print Box

A delightful polka-dot gift box.

With Greetabl, you simply pick a box design, choose at least one small gift from options like gummy bears, confetti and scented candles, personalize a message and then schedule a delivery. It's a super-thoughtful sentiment that doesn't require a ton of work on your end (but no one needs to know that!) and packs a lot of love and wedding well-wishes into one compact package.

17. Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste 2 Qt. Stovetop Tea Kettle

A Kate Spade tea kettle.

If your coworker is more of a tea drinker than a coffee person, this stovetop kettle is sure to brighten their mornings. Made from stainless steel and finished with a lovely turquoise enamel that will instantly liven up any kitchen, the kettle comes with a removable whistle and is inscribed with the words, "Whistle while you work." It doesn't get more fitting than that.

18. Claus Porto Iris Guest Soap Box

colorful soap wedding gift for coworker

These pastel Portuguese soaps look like candies. Perfectly packaged in a gift box, the triple-milled bars are blended with shea oil and decadently enchanting scents, like blackcurrant-vanilla and orange-basil. They'll look so pretty perched on the edge of the couple's powder room sink.

19. YETI Rambler 20 Oz. Tumbler, Set of 2

A pair of YETI travel mugs.

This gift set of two Rambler tumblers from YETI is great for the coworker who's always on the go (and their partner in adventure). Choose between white, black or navy options—all are made from durable stainless steel, with a magnetized lid that protects against evaporation. It'll keep their desk coffees warm throughout the work day, too.

20. Courant Catch 2: Essentials Wireless Charger

A Courant phone charger.

We love this wireless charger as a modern wedding gift for a coworker—because truly you can never have enough phone chargers. With a sleek, minimalist silhouette cloaked in Belgian linen, this charger comes in a bevy of stylish earth tones and featured space for two phones at once. Now that's a great gift for the couple's bedside table.

21. Millstream Home Round Serving Board With Handle

A gorgeous light maple wooden serving board.

The appeal of this classic circular wood serving board is universal, so it's a guaranteed win when it comes to a wedding gift for an employee or work colleague. We love the maple version—it gives a stunning Scandinavian aesthetic. And the best part? It's handmade by artisans in Pennsylvania.

22. Terrain Colorful Bud Vases, Set of 4

A gorgeously colorful glass vase.

If the coworker you're shopping for loves vintage decor, gift them with this beautiful set of colored glass bud vases. The shapes are organic and the color palette features both bright and muted hues. They make a beautiful display all together, but they can also be spread around the house for a burst of color and flower power on the mantle, kitchen windowsill, bathroom counter or desk.

23. Kate Spade New York Grace Avenue Picture Frame

A Kate Spade New York Grace Avenue Picture Frame

A sophisticated picture frame is always a classic wedding gift that'll get good use after the big day. This one is contemporary, but feels extra special, thanks to an etched grosgrain ribbon border. They'll be so appreciative of this place to display their favorite wedding snapshot!

24. Libbey Vina Red Wine Glass, Set of 6

A lovely wine glass, filled with red wine.

A set of wine glasses is a classic wedding gift—and for good reason. This fun collection includes six stemmed red wine glasses—each of which can hold a generous pour of up to 18 ounces—perfect for the couple to sip from during their next date night or dinner party.

25. Rosepops The Singular Sensation

Rosepops The Singular Sensation

Rosepops are preserved roses that last up to a year, no watering required. This single bloom pops from a black textured box, with the option to add a personalized message for your coworker. It's a lovely inexpensive wedding gift for a work bestie and a sweet little something they can display on their desk.

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