Giving a gift for a wedding or shower can be as simple as clicking on a link or two in a registry, and having the gift shipped to the recipient. However, if you’re looking for a more unique and personal touch, online marketplace Etsy has tons of options for extra-special wedding gifts sure to both please and surprise. Thousands of talented artists manage their own online boutiques within Etsy, almost guaranteeing you’ll find something special. Here are some of our favorite finds for thoughtful and unique wedding gifts.
Wedding Song Art
A perfect gift if you’re already privy to the couple's wedding song, Etsy artists have found ways to turn one art form into another, one that can be proudly displayed. Using lyrics from a song, you can customize chic signage and wall décor guaranteed to have a special spot in any home (and heart).
Art always makes for an incredible gift, but when its personalized, it’s even better. If you’re giving a gift post-wedding, this is the perfect opportunity to preserve a wedding day memory into a beautiful watercolor painting. Or, you can opt to use an engagement photo, or other photo of the couple if you’d like to give the gift in a timely manner. Either way, the newlyweds are sure to cherish a personalized, hand-painted piece of art.
There are certain dates in a couple’s life together that will always be cherished. Thanks to Etsy and the array of talented of designers, there are tons of ways to commemorate such special times. “Love Story Signs,” as they’ve come to be called, commemorate when a couple first met, their first date, their engagement date, and their wedding date. Another fun option includes the wedding date, couple’s names, and the latitude and longitude of their wedding location. Select the colors and styles based on their wedding palate or home décor for an added personal touch.
A thoughtful gift for any couple that loves literature, “Book Sculpture” is a one-of-a-kind way to commemorate a special date, initials, or word. Through artfully folding pages of hardcover books, artists turn a novel into a masterpiece to be displayed anywhere in the home or office.
Picture Perfect Frames
The couple-to-be is bound to have endless images form their big day. While you can only post so many to Instagram, it’s important to have your favorite memories displayed for all to see, so a carefully selected picture frame can make the perfect gift. Some options include frames that feature wedding song lyrics, and name personalization. This way, they’ll have a happy home for their cherished wedding photos.
Whether the couple has an affinity for vino or are sentimental softies, cork savers are a unique gift that will keep on giving. Available to be monogrammed, engraved, or embossed, these shadowbox styles are decorative yet practical, housing important corks from special bottles of wine. Couples can save the corks from celebratory toasts from their rehearsal dinner, wedding night, first anniversary, and beyond—all in personalized style.
Where in the World?
Every love story has a beginning, and a perfect way to commemorate where it all began: map art. These canvases feature a map background with customized printing of a phrase and heart near the special spot. Colorful, high-quality, and personal—what more could you ask for?