58 Wedding Gift Ideas
Finding the perfect wedding gift is no easy task, especially since each couple has differences in preferences. To make it easier for you, The Knot has rounded up the very best wedding gift ideas that you can buy now. From traditional wedding gifts to unique presents that you won't find in a department store, each of these hand-selected items will please any couple. An added bonus: if you're engaged and ready to create your own personalized registry, here are a few suggestions for what you should add to the wishlist. (For more inspiration, check out The Knot Registry Awards for beloved registry picks from couples and editors alike.)
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.
In this article:
- Creative and Unique Wedding Gifts
- Personalized Wedding Gifts
- Cool Wedding Gifts
- Cheap DIY Wedding Gifts
- LGBTQ+ Wedding Gifts
- Wedding Gifts for Bride
- Wedding Gifts for Groom
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
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.
1. CB2 Cork Globe
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.
2. Food52 Leather Bound Joy of Cooking
For the couple that loves cooking together and spends lots of time in the kitchen, the iconic cookbook is a creative wedding gift idea that's extremely useful and also looks great on the shelf. (We love the leather binding and the rich color options.)
From $130, Food52.com
3. West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart
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.
4. Mouth The Happy Couple Gift Set
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.
5. Restoration Hardware Textured-Weave Terry Robe
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.
6. Away carry-on
Looking for a unique wedding gift that your favorite couple will use for years to come? Encourage them to see the world together with an Away suitcase. It's the perfect carry-on bag and comes equipped with a built-in phone charger.
7. Amazon Our First Of Everything journal by Edward E. Snyder
"Firsts" are a huge deal in any marriage, so encourage the newlyweds to chronicle theirs with this fun wedding gift idea.
8. The Knot Shop rose gold stemless travel tumbler
Help make your favorite couples' adventures a little more fun with this stemless travel tumbler.
9. Olyz adorable ceramic dinosaur jewelry ring holder
There's no greater panic than not knowing where you put your wedding or engagement ring, so help the couple avoid that with the unique wedding gift that is ceramic dinosaur ring holder. Bonus points if you buy one for every room of their house!
10. Sasquatch Mansfield Paradise For the Soul wall art
Their kitchen may be decked out in new gadgets, but their walls need a little love too! Wall art is a great gift for couples—especially those moving into a new home.
11. Serene House Supernova electric aromatherapy diffuser
Help the happy couple stay calm and serene with this great-smelling, unique wedding gift that they won't see coming.
12. Pro Decorating Help from Decorist
If the soon-to-be married couple are planning to move in together or are looking to buy a brand new nest, help them turn it into a unique home that shows off their style. Gift them with a classic design package from Decorist.com, which will provide them with a consultation with a pro interior designer. The designer can help them choose colors, fabrics and start planning furniture pieces. Busy couples or those who lack the knack for decorating will truly appreciate this thoughtful wedding gift.
13. Bouquet Delivery from The Bouqs
A fresh spray of colorful flowers brightens up any room and can make a couple's new house truly feel like a home. A very unique wedding gift is to give the couple a subscription to TheBouqs. This company creates beautiful, high-quality bouquets on a monthly or quarterly basis or for "special occasions," like a birthday or anniversary. Subscription holders can choose specific bouquets or trust in the judgment of trained florists. The flowers will always arrive fresh and ready to remind a couple of all the gorgeous blooms from their wedding day.
Original bouquet deliveries every 4 months, from $120, TheBouqs.com
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.
14. Artifact Uprising Wooden Box
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.
15. Uncommon Goods Intersection of Love Photo Print
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.
16. Etsy His and Hers Leather Luggage Tags
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.
17. Personal Creations Vineyard Round Cheese Board
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.
18. Mark and Graham Copper Ice Bucket
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.
19. Artifact Uprising layflat photo album
If you didn't give a gift on the day of the wedding, no worries—you have an entire year to do so. And if you're the type of person who loves taking candid photos at weddings, a Layflat Photo Album is the perfect personalized wedding gift idea. Professional photos are great, but it's always fun to see the shots your friends and family members captured throughout the night as well.
20. The Knot Shop personalized wooden cutting and serving board with oval handle
Whether they're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time as a married couple or simply want a fun reminder of their wedding day every time they chop onions, this personalized wedding gift is a safe—and great—bet.
21. The Knot Shop Wifey and Hubby large personalized wine glass set
Help the happy couple get married life off on the right foot with this personalized wine glass set.
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.
22. Uncommon Goods Thumbprint Alternative Guestbook
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.
23. Artifact Uprising Float Frame
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.
24. Food52 Mediterranean Vinyl Kitchen Mat
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.
From $98, Food52.com
25. Crate & Barrel Croquet Set
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.
26. Bloomingdale's All-Clad Pizza Grilling Stone Set
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.
27. Diptyque set of three scented candles
Help cozy up their home with a set of three chic, amazing-smelling candles. They'll make for a super elegant wedding gift, we promise.
28. Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones With Google Assistant
Here's a wedding gift idea that the couple won't see coming: noise-canceling headphones. Because even in the best of relationships, we all need a little peace and quiet.
29. Smeg '50s Retro Style Four-Slice Toaster
Functional toasters are great, but retro-style functional toasters are even better. This one will look great alongside all their other new 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.
30. A Beautiful Mess DIY Infused Bath Salts
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.
Prices vary, ABeautifulMess.com
31. Sarah Hearts DIY Metallic Print Glassware
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.
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!
Prices vary, Brit.com
33. The Lovely Drawer DIY Botanical Coasters
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.
Prices vary, TheLovelyDrawer.com
34. Planting Trees from Arbor Day Foundation
Are you looking for a low-cost wedding gift idea for a couple who really cares about the environment? How about heading to the Arbor Day Foundation to purchase trees on behalf of the couple? The cost is minimal, but the result could help save the world, one tree at a time. It can also help balance out the carbon footprint of the couple's wedding or their honeymoon travel. Any eco-friendly couple will love this gesture. The Arbor Day Foundation plants trees in either Tahoe or Chippewa National Forests. To personalize your gift even more, check to see if any parks or cities near the couple offer a tree-planting program.
Plant 10 trees, $10, ShopArborDay.com
LGBTQ+ 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.
35. Etsy Framed Bike Print Gift
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.
36. Pride Chicken Gay Couple Kitchen Crate Gift Set
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.
37. Etsy Mrs. & Mrs. Ceramic Mug Set
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.
38. Etsy His & His Pillow Set
WystarWeddingShop on Etsy sells a hand-printed 100% Egyptian cotton His and His pillowcase gift set which makes for a great gay wedding gift.
39. Ant Design Gifts Personalized Same-Sex Wedding Art
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.
40. SnazzyNestShop Our First Christmas as Mrs. and Mrs. ornament
If the couple in your life celebrates Christmas, it's always nice to give them an ornament to help commemorate the occasion.
41. GoodGiftCreations "My husband has an awesome husband" mug
You don't want to look like you're playing favorites, so we suggest getting two of these.
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!
42. Anthropologie Standing Jewelry Cabinet
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.
43. Bliss Spa Blissage 75-minute Full Body Massage
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!
44. Diptyque Figuier/Fig Tree Hourglass Diffuser
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.
45. Maya Brenner Initial Earrings
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.
46. Kate Spade New York Miss to Mrs Wine Tote
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!
47. Hitchswitch Gift Card
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.
Prices vary, Hitchswitch.com
48. Drunk Elephant Inspector Drunk Night Kit
Let's face it: The cheese plates and pressure cookers can get a little old. Sometimes, a bride just wants some great skincare products—and it doesn't get much better than one of the most buzzed-about clean beauty brands, Drunk Elephant. It's a top-notch wedding gift idea if you ask us.
49. Ugg Scuffette II satin slipper
We all need pretty, cloud-like slippers to step into, and these pink satin Uggs will do the trick.
50. La Mer Crème de la Mer
It doesn't get more luxurious than La Mer, and after a stressful year of wedding planning, the bride will appreciate the thought that went into this wedding gift.
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!
51. Sur la Table Zweisel 1872 Glace Whiskey Glasses
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.
52. The Art of Shaving Ocean Kelp Full Size Kit with Badger Brush
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)!
53. Craft Beer Club Beer of the Month Subscription
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.
$39 per shipment, CraftBeerClub.com
54. Will Leather Goods Elk Cove Duffle Bag
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.
55. Mark and Graham Wood Watch Box
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!
56. The Knot Shop men's cotton kimono
Why should women be the only ones who get to slip into an extra-comfy bathrobe at night? Show the groom some love with his very own personalized cotton kimono.
57. The Knot Shop camo buck BBQ grill spatula
Does the groom in your life like to grill? Then he deserves his own personalized grilling spatula.
58. Rag & Bone 54mm polarized sunglasses
Is the groom headed off to a honeymoon where there will be tons of sunshine? Surprise him with this unique wedding gift that he can actually use.
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