wedding gift ideas

25+ Wedding Gift Ideas for the Big Day [2020]

When a couple creates a wedding registry, it certainly takes the pressure off you to find something for their special day. However, that doesn’t mean you always have follow exactly what is on the gift registry. Some of the most creative and personalized wedding gift ideas will probably not make it on the registry in the first place. While you can certainly use the registry as a starting off point, this list can act as your gift guide and can help you come up with unique wedding gift ideas.

5-Quart Dutch Oven

If the happy couple loves to cook, a dutch oven will be a perfect gift idea. The 5-quart dutch oven will accomplish most anything, from bread, to meat, to hearty stews. While this gift may be a bit pricey, it will last many years. And hey, maybe they will even use it in years to come on their anniversary (You could also (kind of) count it as an anniversary gift too)!

Custom Doormat

Nothing screams “We’re Married!” like a custom made doormat. This unique wedding gift will be cute as the newly married couple move through life together.

Passport Case

A fine made passport case can be an ideal wedding gift, especially with the honeymoon just around the corner. If this is a destination wedding, it might even be worth buying one for yourself! This case will make a nice bridal shower gift as well.

Champagne Flutes 

What newlywed couple doesn’t love a pair of champagne flutes (could be customized too!). They will use these glasses for all the toasts to come, making this gift one of the most essential wedding gift ideas.

Wine or Beer Subscription 

Bride or groom, everyone loves a monthly subscription to free drinks! Winc has great wine subscription options and has a gift card option available as well.

Waypoint Wanderers Scratch Off Map

This cool and creative gift will allow the newlywed couple to scratch off the places they have visited together. Not only is this a thoughtful gift, but will encourage the couple to explore the world.

A Super Soft Blanket

Help the married couple get cozy in their new life of marriage and gift them the softest blanket you can get your hands on. Wedding season may come and go, but soft blankets are forever.

A Beautifully Fancy Frame

Many stores have stunning frames that will help display some wedding photos of the happy couple. With this frame, the couple will get to relive their wedding day, everyday!

A Cookbook

*Can be paired with another kitchen gift* A cookbook, such as Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship, will certainly be a perfect wedding gift for your favorite couple. Leather Bound Joy of Cooking is a wonderful option too.

Bar Cart

Feeling extra-generous? A bar cart is a fun and funky gift that will jazz up any space. While they are usually on the pricer side, don’t your loved ones deserve the best?

A Gift Set

Mouth offers gift sets for the foodies in your life. With so many options to choose from, who wouldn’t want this gift? Regardless if this is on the wedding registry or bridal registry, this is a just a fun gift in general!

Aromatherapy Diffuser

With an aromatherapy diffuser as your gift idea, the newlyweds will be ecstatic that you were a wedding guest. This unique gift will help the happy couple stay calm and serene.

Personalized Cheese Board

This personalized gift is a great gift idea for any cheese lover in your life. Custom wedding gifts are always a hit and it’s great to go that extra mile if you can.

Yard Games

It’s important to tailor your wedding gifts to fit the couple and celebrate their big day. Whether this is Croquet, Corn Hole, or Can Jam, these games will be perfect for the outdoorsy and competitive couples in your life.

Pizza Grilling Stone Set

Wedding planning is time-consuming and difficult. You have to do so much with choosing a wedding invitation and then planning the whole wedding party. By the end of it all, the wedding date is just utterly exhausting. So, this is where your wedding gift comes in. Who doesn’t love a homemade pizza? Help the happy couple and give them a gift that keeps on giving.

Full Body Massage Gift Certificate 

This unique wedding gift idea will definitely help the couple unwind and relax.

A Plush Robe or Kimono 

A great wedding gift idea is an extra comfy robe that the couples can just slip into after a long day. *Could pair nicely with the Full Body Massage Gift Certificate*

Gift Basket 

What is ideal about gift baskets is that you can make one yourself and put a bunch of fun inside jokes in the basket or order a super nice one with fanciful treats. Totally up to you!

Personalized Photo Album

I know everything is electronic right now, but printed photos just have a different and magical effect. Just imagine it, each wedding photo will be so stunningly displayed. Invest in a personalized photo album will be a perfect custom wedding gift.

Pour Over Coffee Maker

Splurge a little on this unique gift. While there are many to choose for, I’d recommend the Frankfurt Pour Over Coffee Maker.

Chic Outdoor Chair 

An outdoor chair would be perfect for the newly married couple to lay out in the sun or host outdoor movie nights. You can also look into buying an outdoor projector and outdoor projector screen. This gift can also bring everyone back together again for a fun movie night.

Bridal Shower Gifts

Custom Portrait Frames

This UK-based Etsy shop uses digital collage techniques to make incredible custom picture frames. Etsy as a whole has great personalized wedding gifts for you to choose from.

A Cute Sweater

With a nice honeymoon vibes crewneck sweatshirt, you will live in comfort before and after your honeymoon vacation. This adorable sweatshirt will also be perfect for the plane ride to your dream destination too!

Bridesmaid Gifts

Ring Dish

This will be lovely for you and your bridesmaids! A little jewelry dish is a sweet and nice little touch to any bridesmaid gift bag.

Wine Tumbler 

Gotta drink your wine out of something right?

Groomsman Gifts

Personalized Men’s Travel Toiletry Bag

The Knot Shop has a great customizable bag. Pro-tip: you can also fill this bag with travel sized goodies or fanciful items.

Personalized Copper Mugs

These stylish copper mugs can be engraved and customized to your liking. Happy drinking!

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