28 Thoughtful Gifts for Corona Couples Who May Need a Little Extra Love Right Now

Surprise a friend—or, dare we say, treat yourself!

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If you’ve had to cancel or postpone your wedding due to COVID-19, you know that the experience brings a very specific kind of sadness. It’s a mix of disappointment, frustration, and grief. If you’re friends with someone who’s had to cancel or postpone a wedding due to COVID-19, though, these feelings might be a little harder to understand. It can also be hard to know exactly how to be there for them. After all, COVID-19 is something that none of us have dealt with before.  

As someone who has gone through the process of postponing a wedding due to COVID-19, I can say from experience that the best thing any friend can do in this situation is to simply acknowledge and validate the feelings of someone who’s canceled their wedding. Let them know that yes, this does suck and yes, their sadness is completely warranted. The second best thing? Let them know that you’re thinking of them—especially on their original wedding date. A great way to do this is to send a small gift and/or message that says they’re on your mind on or around their original wedding date. Of course, it can be just as hard to choose the right gift as it can be to know what to say.

If you’re feeling stuck, below are 28 ideas of things to get someone who’s had to cancel or postpone their wedding due to COVID-19. These are all sure to let a loved one or friend know you’re thinking of them and make them smile.

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Postponed Wedding Print

postponed wedding print

Courtesy of Etsy

We love this affordable art print, which can be customized to showcase two special days: the couple's original wedding date and their new, exciting date to come.

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"COVID Crashed My Wedding" Coffee Mug

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Courtesy of Etsy

This one is a little cheeky, but it comes in a ton of different colors and would be great paired with some bags of your friend’s favorite coffee, some fuzzy socks, and other cozy gifts.

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Wedding Day Candle

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Pair this candle with a note that encourages the couple to burn it on both their original wedding day and their new date. This way, they’ll have something that ties together two important days in their relationship. Plus, scent has one of the strongest ties to memory so they’ll never forget the experience.  

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Custom Wine Bottle Label

wine bottle label

Courtesy of Etsy

If your friend is the type of person who has to laugh so they don’t cry, a playful and thoughtful label like this might be a good idea. It’s customizable and affordable enough that you could order a dozen labels and send a whole case of wine with the labels. 

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Keepsake Wedding Binder

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Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Every couple is different. Some might want to take a break from thinking about wedding plans as they wait for their new, postponed date. Others might want to find excitement and anticipation for their new date. This Keepsake Wedding Library is a great way to remind people that they will get married and they will have their day, and it’ll be something they can look back on forever.

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Postponed Wedding Planning Wine Glass

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Courtesy of Etsy

Know how you feel special when you see something with your name on it? Your friends will likely feel the same when they see this wine glass that sums up their current postponed planning state.

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Bloomscape Indoor Plant

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Courtesy of Bloomscape

Sometimes the best gifts are the simplest, most classic ones. Sending a beautiful flower arrangement or gorgeous plants with a note that says you’re thinking of someone is always, always, always a good idea. If you happen to time its delivery with someone’s original wedding date, then that’s even better.

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Corona Bride Sweatshirt

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Courtesy of Etsy

We're all living in loungewear this year, and this sweatshirt is perfect for wedding planning at home. Consider gifting it to a bride friend that's powering ahead like a pro. It's available in sizes XS-XXL and comes in four colors, but we're partial to the white.

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Personalized Mountain Camping Mug Set

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This mug set is perfect for any outdoorsy couple who loves to camp or hike—plus, it features a classic illustration and font combination. The best part? These are metal mugs, which means they won’t break or shatter and your friends’ will have them to reflect on for the rest of their lives. 

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Heart-Shaped Wooden Ornament

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Courtesy of Etsy

For those who celebrate Christmas and love to collect ornaments to commemorate life events, this could be an especially thoughtful keepsake. You could even send it with a card and instruct your friend to open it on the day of their would-be wedding.

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Mr. and Mrs. Almost Wine Glasses

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If you want to add some more treats to a gift basket, considering pairing some bottles of wine with these wine glasses. They’re subtle, practical (everyone can use more wine glasses), and will make great keepsakes for the future.

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Face Masks

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A cute face mask can be an exciting new accessory in today's time. Consider gifting a pack to a girlfriend to help her feel like a bride now, even if she is walking down the aisle next year.

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Custom Champagne Glasses

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These Champagne glasses are easily customizable, so you can easily add an encouraging, funny, or sentimental message. Plus, if you want to get creative you could pair them with two bottles of bubbly—one with a note to open on their original wedding date, and one with a note to open when they’re finally married. 

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Love Is Patient Candle

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This candle is another great idea for a gift basket. Add this in with the wine glasses, wine, and a few other goodies and you’re sure to make a bride or groom-to-be’s day a little brighter.

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Custom Photo Coasters

photo coasters

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

These coasters are easily personalized and have a nostalgic, vintage feel to them. If you have friends who have a million photos together but never seem to print them out or frame them, this could be a great way to preserve some of their memories while adding a note of their future wedding date or other sweet messages, too.

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Journey of True Love Serving Bowl

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The best gifts are those that are able to be used forever. It’s even better if they subtly reflect a specific time in your life or memory. This hand-thrown serving bowl does just that with its “love is a journey” message. 

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Custom Shortbread Cookies

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Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Customize these gorgeous shortbread cookies with messages of love, support, or excitement for your friends’ new wedding date. They’ll love it. Trust me.

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Wedding Day Banner

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Courtesy of Etsy

This sweet banner is simple, but would definitely be enough to make any bride-to-be cry on their would-be wedding day. When you’ve postponed your wedding, sometimes the most impactful thing can simply be others acknowledging that the original date was supposed to be the most special date of your life, even in the littlest of ways.

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Bride-To-Be Gift Set

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This gift set is cute, useful, and perfect for the trendy bride who has just about everything. You can also customize things like the mug’s color and the letter on the pocket of the pajamas. 

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Spa Day Gift Set

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For that bride-to-be that just really needs to relax (most people who have postponed their weddings do), there’s this set of goodies. Bath bombs, candles, body oils, and other treats are included, plus you can customize the set with a thoughtful personalized note.

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Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

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Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Technically, this kit offers the opportunity to grow flowers that correspond with someone’s birthday month. Why not gift someone a flower that corresponds to their new wedding month, though? For those that love flowers and plants, the gesture could mean a lot. 

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Bicycle Wall Art Print

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Courtesy of Etsy

Looking for something more subtle? This sweet art print celebrates the beauty and joy of being with the one you love, no matter what. 

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Self-Care Chamomile Tea Gift Set

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Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Sometimes the absolute best thing you can give someone who’s just postponed their wedding is an opportunity to truly relax and unwind. This tea set allows someone to grow, steep, and sip their own tea. Paired with a thoughtful note, it’s a gift that anyone would appreciate.

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Quarantine Bride Tumbler

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Courtesy of Etsy

This pretty pink tumbler is perfect for a friend working (and planning!) from home. Because just as the saying says, it's a cool water bottle not a regular one.

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Our Story Custom Illustration

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Courtesy of Etsy

A postponed wedding date is going to be part of any couple’s story in the same way that moving cities, adopting pets, and having children is. Ordering a custom illustration for someone who’s postponed their wedding is a sweet gesture, but also a good reminder that this time is only a small part of their overall story—and that there’s much more to come.

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Postponed Wedding Wine Glass

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Courtesy of Etsy

Customize this set with two important dates that your friends can celebrate now as they toast to their soon-to-come wedding date.

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Mr & Mrs Custom Etched Wine Bottle

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Courtesy of Mano's Wine

This is a gift that people will remember for a long, long time. You can get the bottle inscribed with a couple’s name (or new last name) and their new, future wedding date. The bottle is so pretty they might just keep it after they drink the wine. 

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New York Times Custom Anniversary Book

new york times book

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

One of the most thoughtful things friends and family did on my originally-planned wedding date was to send gifts and messages honoring the new wedding date. A customized New York Times anniversary book featuring someone’s new wedding date could be a wonderful gift.

Postponing or canceling a wedding after spending months or years planning it can be devastating. Ultimately, the only way anyone gets through it is by having the support and love of those around them. No matter how you choose to express that to someone you love, know that the gesture will be much-needed and much-appreciated.

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