Looking for unique wedding gift ideas that will make the happy couple even happier? We've compiled a list of 50 thoughtful and creative gifts, complete with insights from real brides and wedding experts! Read on to discover amazing gifts in every price range for the bride and groom!
50 Wedding Gift Ideas
1. Amazon Echo
The couple will have an on-demand, at-home personal assistant to check the weather, play music, read a recipe, set an alarm, and anything else they might need to manage their ever-growing to-do list. They'll be amazed at just how much they'll be able to do with the Amazon Echo! ("Echo" hands-free voice-controlled device, $180, Amazon)
2. Salt Crystal Lamp
This gift from Ten Thousand Villages is a home run. Everything on the site is a fair-trade product, sourced from all over the world, so whatever you add to your cart, you can know you're doing good for others abroad. This salt-crystal lamp from Pakistan's Punjab province was created with salt that's been mined since 320 B.C., and it's meant to help you release any negative ions when heated. (Salt-crystal lamp, $70, Ten Thousand Villages)
3. 12-Wick Candle
This is no ordinary candle. Make the couple's home more zen, not with a one-wick candle or even a six-wick candle but the big daddy of them all: this 12-wick beauty. (One for every month of wedding planning the couple didn't lose it over?) (12-wick candle, $159, Flashpoint Candle)
A set of luggage is a perfect gift for the couple with wanderlust. Plus, they'll think of you every time they're packing up! For an added touch, get some custom luggage tags with their names and the "I Do" date.
5. Flat Screen Television
This is on the pricier side of wedding gifts, of course, but it's something that the bride and groom will definitely appreciate. You can even round up a group of friends to go in on the present together. Elya, 23, received a flat screen as a wedding gift and loves it! "The gorgeous flat screen TV was something we would never have bought ourselves but we use it daily!" she says.
6. Surprise Trip
"We opened a small suitcase the night of our wedding and inside were the plane tickets, a hotel booking, a few guide books, and maps for Portland, Oregon. It was so sweet and thoughtful, and one of the most unique wedding shower gift ideas I've ever seen," says Rachael, 31.
7. S'more Maker
For a really sweet gift, there's the S'More to Love S'More Maker by Cuisinart.
8. Heart Rate and Fitness Wristband by Fitbit
9. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
"The best gift has to be My KitchenAid stand mixer…it's a workhorse, and I can make everything from baked goods to ice cream and pasta with it. The possibilities are limitless! And six and a half years later, it runs like a charm!" says Jennifer, 38.
10. Keepsake Box
"My best friend bought me a memory keepsake box with my and my husband's name and the date of our wedding. She gave this to me a few weeks before the wedding, and I used it the day of to hold all of our wedding cards. Now that the wedding is over, I use the box to store all of our memories from the wedding. It was the most thoughtful gift we received, and I know I will be using it forever and will always remember who gave it to me," says Stacy, 28.
11. Airbnb Gift Card
Give the gift of adventure with a gift card—they can pick their own adventure, whether it's a nearby cabin or a loft in the heart of a big city.
12. Book of the Month Club
What better way to unwind after the whirlwind of planning and stress than to read a few good books? This is a great fit for the literary, bookworm-y couple! ("Book of the Month Club" subscription service, starting at $44.97 for three months, Book of the Month)
13. Fresh Flower Delivery Service
Nothing, and we mean nothing, makes your home feel more entertaining-ready and polished like fresh flowers. The Bouqs Company makes it super easy to customize your subscription: You choose a frequency of delivery (weekly, monthly, or quarterly), and it gives you options on size and style. (Roses or farmer's-market styles are two examples.) (Flower delivery subscription, starting at $40, The Bouqs Company)
14. Gift Card for Somewhere the Couple Will Visit during the Honeymoon
"We received a gift card to the Disneyland Lego Store," says Tahlia, 28. "This was an item on our honeymoon registry, so no surprise there, but the thoughtful gift giver also included a bride and groom Lego figure to accompany it. So if you open up our Lego Millennium Falcon, now you'll see a bride and groom hanging out inside.
15. Infinity Frame
The Infinity Frame by Vera Wang is subtle, but meaningful. This picture frame, stamped with an infinity sign, will be a chic and lovely way to present your favorite wedding photo.
16. Waterford Crystal
The Giftology Lismore Heart Bowl by Waterford is one of those items that's simply classic and elegant. It's a timeless piece that the couple will cherish forever and maybe even hand down to future generations.
17. Coffee Subscription
For all the caffeine addicts out there, a coffee subscription box is an amazing gift that will be used daily. With more than 300 coffees in their artillery, the coffee curators at MistoBox select the best beans for you based on your preferences. Then it's off to the artisan coffee roasters, where they roast the beans to order. Shortly thereafter, your beans arrive on your doorstep, ready to be brewed! Couldn't be easier. (Coffee subscription, starting at $20 for one month, MistoBox)
18. Wine of the Month Club
If wine is more exciting to the couple than coffee, you can also get a wine of the month subscription! Wine subscription club Winc is very well curated, and of course it doesn't hurt that all of the bottles have gorgeous packaging (i.e., Instagrammable). The company's goal is to "make wine approachable and accessible," so it's a perfect service for those who aren't versed in wine but want to get introduced to some fail-proof go-to bottles. (Wine-club membership, starting at $13 per bottle, Winc)
19. SoulCycle Classes
For the couple that's all about that fit life, how about a gift card to SoulCycle? The boutique spinning studio has locations in nearly every major metropolitan area you can think of, and the newlyweds can get their sweat and endorphins on in a candlelit, grapefruit scented studio where instructors challenge students to ride harder and think bigger.
20. Bread Maker
Fresh bread, baked from scratch? Yes, please. It's easier than you think with a bread maker. The couple will be able to whip up every kind of bread from wheat to sourdough to gluten-free!
21. Monogrammed Pillows
There are infinite possibilities when it comes to custom pillows for the couple. Get one to suit their taste and home, and have their names and wedding date stitched on. They'll treasure it forever!
22. Champagne Pillow
This pillow is another great wedding gift idea! Remind the couple to celebrate love daily with an adorable pillow! ("Pop the Champagne" pillow, $80, Uncommon Goods)*
23. Hot Air Balloon Ride
This isn't something you'll likely find on any registry, but it's something they'll love all the same. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that they'll love (unless they have a fear of heights—then maybe stick with something else).
24. Tickets to an Event
Whether it's a sports game, a comedy show or a musical, the couple surely has a favorite. If they love Phantom of the Opera and the Broadway cast is touring through, tickets to the show are a truly thoughtful idea!
For a one-of-a-kind gift, commission a painting of the couple. You can provide an artist with a picture of the couple beforehand and have the painting ready to go, or you could give them the funds and then they can choose the picture themselves or pose for the portrait.
26. Bluetooth Stereo Speakers
Pump up the jams with state-of-the-art blue tooth speakers for the couple's new nest.
27. Ultra-Sophisticated Bottle Opener
The bride and her significant other are indeed two of a kind, as is this this whimsical Two of a Kind Bottle Opener by Kate Spade New York, $39.99. Add a couple of bottles of the couple's favorite wine and it's a can't-miss wedding gift!
28. French Press
For coffee connoisseurs, there's nothing quite like starting off the morning with coffee freshly made in a French press.
If, however, the bride and groom move at fast pace and want their java STAT, they might appreciate a Keurig machine more!
30. Mikasa Set of Plates
Perfect for dinner parties, the Love Story Dinner Set by Mikasa will up the couple's plate game with an elegant, but not-at-all boring set accented with a swirly design (and slightly secret hearts, shhh).
31. Board Games
If the couple loves a good challenge, a stack of classic games like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Clue will be much appreciated. Game nights lay straight ahead!
32. Spa Day or Couple's Massage
Give the gift of R & R to the new Mr. and Mrs.! Who doesn't love a day at the spa?
33. Love Letter Napkins
These charming Love Letter Napkins by Sir/Madam will add some character to your home without being over the top.
34. Maid Service
This is another purely practical choice, but a great idea nonetheless. A clean house goes a long way in keeping stress at bay, and the bride and groom will be extremely appreciative of a spotless home that they can simply enjoy.
35. Triple A Membership
While this is on the less exciting side of gifts, it's a practical gift that will keep the couple safe on the road.
36. His and Hers Decanter
The His & Hers Decanter Set by Love & Victory is classic glassware that's sure to please!
Give a gift card to a cruise line and the couple can pick dates and destinations. Bon voyage! (This also makes for an excellent wedding anniversary gift! Ideas like this don't have to be limited to the wedding day festivities. You can keep them in mind if you're shopping for your parents' golden anniversary, too!)
38. Headphone Splitter and an iTunes Gift Card
You're sharing your lives, why not your tunes? A splitter enables two sets of headphones to be plugged into one device. Pair it with an iTunes gift card!
39. Double Sleeping Bag
Outdoorsy couples can snuggle under the stars in a sleeping bag built for two. This gift is perfect for avid hikers and campers!
40. Tandem Bike
More than just a charming prop for engagement shoots, a tandem bike is a great way for couples to get fit together!
41. Tandem Kayak
For the couple who loves to get out on the water, a tandem kayak will give them endless opportunities for weekend trips to explore local lagoons, lakes, harbors, and even the wide open sea!
42. Porcelain French Fry Holder
For a different kind of china, consider this kitschy french fry holder. Get a couple so the groom and the bride can enjoy their fries in style! (Porcelain french-fry holder, $30, Revol)
43. Towels and Bath Mats
A set of fresh towels and matching bath mats is something anyone will appreciate. Take it up a notch by getting the towels monogrammed.
Take the couple's blender game to the next level with a blender to beat all blenders. The Vitamix is a state-of-the-art professional grade blender that can make everything from standard blender fare (smoothies, juices, and batter) to nut butters, flour, and dough.
45. Pasta Maker
Freshly made pasta whenever you want? Yes, please. With a pasta maker, the couple can make amazing Italian dinners from scratch.
46. Professional Cookware
New pots and pans are another kitchen staple that the bride and groom will be thankful to have. Here's to the many, many meals they'll prepare together!
47. Personalized Ceramic Vases
"My criteria for a wedding-worthy gift: something that's unique, useful, and preferably personalized. And now I think I've found my new go-to gift—custom vases by Maid of Clay, a ceramics line based in Southern California," says Heather Lee, former senior style editor at Brides. "First, each vase is hand thrown on a pottery wheel; then, the couple's names or initials are hand carved from the clay. Choose from cursive or block lettering styles for their names and wedding date; monogram vases are also available and would make a great bridesmaid gift."
Prices start at $52 for a custom vase; to see all styles, check out the Maid of Clay online shop.
Let's not forget cold, hard cash. It might not be creative or cute, but it's always appreciated. You can't go wrong with a Benjamin or two. To make it personal, however, write a thoughtful, sincere card to go along with the practical gift! It will definitely be appreciated.
49. Hard Alcohol
"My brother gave me a card with cash and clarified that he was also 'buying all the hard liquor for the wedding.' He's a good big brother and I thought that was so so sweet," says Alyssa, 32.
50. The Venue
"My parents definitely gave us the best wedding gift. I wasn't expecting anyone to pay for our wedding; we had developed a pretty intense savings plan with monthly contributions to a joint bank account where we would pay for things. My parents sat us down when we began looking for venues and dropped the most amazing news that an engaged couple would want to hear. They graciously offered to pay for our venue, which is by far the most expensive aspect of the wedding. Of course we had some strict guidelines and a budget, but this took such a weight off our shoulders. We are so thankful that now the gifts we receive at our wedding will allow us to save for a down payment on our first house together rather than having to pay off a bunch of wedding debt. Thanks, Mom and Dad!" says Tiffany, 29.