28 unique wedding gift ideas for couples of all stripes

Our expert Shopping Editors share the top wedding gift ideas to buy for couples who seemingly have everything already

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The best wedding gift ideas aren't always the most obvious. You may be racking your brain trying to find the perfect present for the couple who appears to have everything. 

But there's no need to stress. Our roundup of the best wedding gifts features a mix of products that'll appeal to all types of couples across a range of price points. It includes twists on traditional suggestions—think blenders and serving boards—along with ideas that, while less common, are sure to be a massive hit (how does a virtual cooking class learning to cook traditional Italian dishes sound?)

We've also asked several wedding gift experts for their thoughts on finding the right present. And if you're curious to know just how much you should spend, our experts shed some light on that, as well. Note that the items on our list aren't exclusively for newlyweds—they'll make fine anniversary gifts for couples too. 

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1. Personalized Wedding Keepsake Library

Sure, the happy couple will have their wedding album and maybe even freeze a piece of wedding cake for their one-year anniversary, but how about other the mementos they'll want to cherish, like favors and speeches? This stylish cloth-covered box contains acid-free drawers, files, and fabric bags to safely store small objects so they'll be well-preserved for years to come. It'll look fabulous on a bookshelf, too.


2. Vitamix A2300 Ascent Series Smart Blender

Whether the couple that you're buying for are avid chefs or health buffs who like their green drinks consider this powerful <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/homes/vitamix-ascent-a2300i-review/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">Vitamix Ascent A2300i blender. It may be pricey, but it's one of the <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/us/homes/best-blenders/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">best blenders money can buy. The A2300 is capable of crushing ice for cocktails, seamlessly removing fruit fibers for grit-free smoothies, and even heating up soup. It's also one of the best gifts for couples who are settling into a new home.


3. Hand-Illustrated Faceless Portrait

This hand-drawn portrait is a unique way to commemorate the newlyweds' big day. Of course, this may be better suited as an <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/life/news-entertainment/wedding-anniversary-gift-guide-by-year-75131/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">anniversary gift if you intend to create a piece based on one of the couple's favorite wedding photos, but the look of elation on their faces will be well worth the wait. Choose from three print sizes and 15 background shades. 


4. Pasta Making Virtual Cooking Class

For a pair of foodies, the gift of a future date night in the kitchen is a fantastic idea. Chef Antonella Lamagna hosts this 90-minute live-streamed cooking course on how to master a traditional Italian dish, butternut ravioli in crema di Parmigiano. Recipients will get a kit with everything they'll need for the class. This gift will be a fun way to share some quality time together and inspire a new <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/hobbies/this-list-of-hobbies-you-can-do-at-home-will-help-you-discover-a-new-passion/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">hobby.


5. Samsonite Carbon X 2-Piece Set

Whenever your lovelorn twosome decide to embark on a honeymoon, make sure they're ready to go with the <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/travel/best-suitcases-for-travel/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">best suitcases. This two-piece luggage set from Samsonite includes a carry-on and large spinner that each contain spacious interior compartments plus 360-degree wheels so they can glide right to their departure gate. The ABS/polycarbonate hardside exterior will keep belongings safe no matter how bumpy the journey.  


6. Intersection of Love Photo Print

Marriage joins two paths together to create a whole new road. What better way to signify that than this print from Philadelphia-based artist Patricia Carlin? Available in black and white or full color, this unique wedding gift idea can also work as an anniversary present by including a frame that's tailored for select milestones (for instance, a wood frame to commemorate a fifth anniversary).


7. Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Cookware is always a popular gift choice among newlyweds, especially if they're finally settling into their first home together—and Le Creuset offers some of the <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/us/homes/kitchen/best-cookware-sets/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">best cookwear sets out there. This cast iron Le Creuset Dutch oven is built to last and is suitable for baking, braising, and much more. It comes in 14 colors—from a vivid cherry-red to a more subdued cream—so you can match it to the couple's kitchen aesthetic.


8. Date Night Box Subscription

Help the newlyweds keep the spark between them alive, long after the honeymoon phase has ended. A subscription to the Date Night Box from Crated with Love will give spouses the inspiration they need to grow closer and create unforgettable memories. Each monthly box includes four to five activities centered around a theme. Past themes have included carnival games, outer space, and the Wild West - now that's a <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/travel/valentines-day-date-ideas/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">Valentine's Day date idea with a difference!


9. Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer

Should the just-married couple not have an air fryer of their own, gift them this spectacular Foodi 6-in-1 model. Not only is it one of the <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/homes/kitchen/best-air-fryers/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">best air fryers on the market, but it also bakes, roasts, reheats, broils, and dehydrates. It's one of the best air fryers out there for couples because it's easy to use and super convenient, with the dual baskets making it possible to whip up a meal in as little as 10 minutes. Take-out and delivery will be a thing of the past thanks to this multi-talented kitchen appliance.


10. Cameo Video Wedding Greeting

Wish the newlyweds all the best in a way they'll never forget with a pre-recorded Cameo video greeting from their favorite celebrities. Choose among comedians, reality TV personalities, musicians, and thousands of other famous faces to help express your heartfelt wedding message. If you're feeling particularly generous, request a live Cameo video call on the big day itself.


11. Moccamaster KBGV Select Coffee Maker

Caffeine-loving couples will adore this Moccamaster KBGV Coffee Maker. Although it lacks the preset bells and whistles present in a lot of current models, it doesn't prevent the Moccamaster from brewing some of the most flavorful coffee you've ever tasted...in as little as six minutes. It's also backed by a five-year warranty should anything happen, but there's very little to worry about when it comes to one of the <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/us/homes/best-coffee-machines/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">best coffee machines on the market. Oh, and did we mention that it comes in 20 different finishes?


12. Linum Personalized Turkish Cotton Waffle Terry Bath Robe

Snag two personalized cozy, luxurious 100% Turkish bathrobes for the newlyweds and make every day a spa day. The initial of their last name will stand out against either white or navy blue color, and its satin trimming gives the robes a sophisticated touch. To make this lounge gift even more special, consider adding the <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/fashion/best-slippers-for-women/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">best slippers for extra coziness. 


13. Virgin Experience Gift Experience

The adventurous couple will appreciate a Virgin Experience that'll allow them to explore their home city or another location farther away. Choose from helicopter tours, sunset cruises, scuba diving courses, <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/travel/best-spa-breaks-in-the-uk-76287/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">spa breaks, and plenty of other date night-approved activities. Best of all, Virgin Experience Gift vouchers never expire so there's no pressure for the newlyweds to redeem them immediately.


14. Custom Star Map Print

You can customize this wood print to reflect the date and location of an event that's special to the couple, whether it's their wedding day, the day they first met, or another meaningful moment they've shared. It can be displayed on a shelf or mounted on a wall, with no framing required.


15. Baccarat Dom Perignon Champagne Flutes

Here's a way for the newlyweds to toast to their new lives together in style. Glassware seldom gets more prestigious and exclusive than Baccarat. Despite adorning the Dom Perignon name, these sleek champagne flutes are suitable for any type of bubbly—even sparkling cider. 


16. Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker Nano 

Sous vide takes precision to get just right. This device from Anova will make it easier to achieve that fine dining flavor right at home. Just connect it to a phone or tablet via Bluetooth and it'll send a notification when food is ready. If your just-married friends or relatives weren't big on hosting dinner parties before, this Anova sous vide cooker might change their minds.


17. Carved with Love Personalized Serving Board

A cheese board is a traditional wedding gift idea but this one from Uncommon Goods puts a cute spin on it. The Carved With Love serving board is a creative way for the newly-married couple to express how deeply rooted their love is. It features an image of a tree trunk that can be personalized with their first initials plus their wedding date. 


18. WaldoWed Online Photo Gallery

Collating every wedding photo and video can be a pain, but WaldoWed streamlines the process in a huge way by allowing guests and professional photographers to upload their media from the big day to one central hub. It includes 50GB of cloud storage with automatic photo sharing, a video guestbook and the option to buy photo prints. It's one of the most convenient wedding gifts you can buy—especially since the couple will be splitting their focus across many other things to ensure a perfect wedding day.


19. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

The couple who are settling into their very own space for the first time will benefit from having a full cookware set in their new kitchen.  This 12-piece cookware set features everything they'll need, including stainless steel pans and skillets of varying sizes with lids plus a steamer.


20. Martha Stewart & Marley Spoon Meal Kit Subscription

Meal kits are a boon for those who are too busy to cook, as well as new chefs who have little idea what they're doing. Marley Spoon has teamed up with Martha Stewart to dole out delicious meals week after week, courtesy of the Queen of the Kitchen herself. This is an underrated wedding gift idea that overwhelmed newlyweds will certainly appreciate.


21. U.S. Park Pass One Year Membership

The outdoorsy couple will love receiving a one-year pass to visit their favorite national parks—especially if they travel to them often. The US Park Pass is valid at more than 2,000 recreational sites across the country and covers a wide range of fees, so all visitors will have to really focus on is soaking in the splendor of America's natural beauty. 


22. Champion Picnic Basket

A lovely picnic basket is the perfect wedding gift for the couple who likes to dine al fresco. This highly-rated basket features two plates, two wine glasses, two forks, two knives, two spoons, two napkins, and a stainless steel corkscrew to pop open the bottle of red. It's a wedding gift my parents received, and they still use it nearly 30 years later. 


23. Waterford Heritage Round Ring Holder

This gorgeous crystal ring holder will keep their wedding rings safe and within reach, while washing dishes, working out, or doing hard work around the house. The holder also has a rigid tray at the bottom to store their earrings, bracelets, and other small trinkets.


24. The Sill Monstera Deliciosa

Flowers are cool, but a houseplant is an excellent wedding gift idea for the newlyweds because it will last so much longer. You can bring this beautiful plant to the reception or surprise them and have it delivered to their front door after the big day. And to make this gift even more special, add a cute <a href="https://thesill.sjv.io/c/221109/1339924/16184?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesill.com%2Fproducts%2Fmessage-pops%3Fvariant%3D21454546567273" data-link-merchant="thesill.com"" target="_blank">ceramic gift message pop to the soil. 


25. Homesick Just Married Candle

You can never go wrong gifting a <a href="https://www.womanandhome.com/buying-guides-reviews/best-scented-candles-330538/" data-link-merchant="womanandhome.com"">scented candle, especially one that says "Just Married" and smells like fresh linens. The couple will love lighting this 13.75oz candle the night of tying the knot and months after. With notes of sea salt, peach nectar, champagne, and driftwood, this candle will have them feeling like they're lying beachside.


26. Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Core Sheet Set

Even if they already live together, there's no such thing as having too many sheets. This cashmere sheet set includes two pillowcases, one flat sheet, and a fitted sheet. They'll love snuggling under Brooklinen's softest sheet set for years to come.


27. Personalized Tic Tac Toe

A personalized tic-tac-toe board is a unique wedding gift idea that also doubles as a fun date night. The board comes with 10 letters allowing each person to play with their initials. You can make this gift more personable by customizing the bottom of the board with their last name. And because of its minimal aesthetic, don't be surprised if they keep this game out on display.


28. Mark & Graham Personalized Circle Monogram Wine Bottle

A personalized wine bottle of the newlywed's name and date is a one-of-a-kind gift we're certain isn't on their wedding registry. Choose from cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, rosé, or champagne, and add their initials, names, and a special message to the bride and groom. It's a gift they'll enjoy indulging in later that night or during their first anniversary.

What are the most popular wedding gift ideas in the US?

BeverlyO, wedding stylist and founder of PB Style Weddings, says that classic wedding gift ideas are still quite popular: "beautiful glassware, silverware or china that really adds value to a couple's home." 

For those who want to be more creative in their gift-giving, BeverlyO recommends personalized robes, monogram coasters or a customized cutting board. (They're also considered "very traditional," she adds.)

Millennial and Gen-Z newlyweds, meanwhile, won't totally eschew material goods, but an experience gift like tickets to a Broadway show or an online cooking class will really make them happy. "For a younger couple, giving the gift of an experience is not just unique but [also] very memorable," says BeverlyO.

Crowdfunding has become another popular wedding gift idea in recent years. Sites like Honeyfund and The Knot Cash Funds make it possible for guests to contribute money toward substantial purchases such as a honeymoon or a down payment for a home.

How much money should you spend on a wedding gift?

Hannah Nowack, Editor at The Knot, says the amount of money guests should spend on a wedding gift is based on several factors, "personal relationship with the couple, budget, and the type of wedding [you're attending]." 

One thing to keep in mind, according to Nowack, is that wedding gifts for the couple are "customary, although not technically required." If you're not particularly close to the newlyweds or you're not attending the actual event, you're under no obligation to give anything.

Alison Barretta
Freelance writer and editor

Alison Barretta is a freelance writer and editor from Philadelphia, USA who specializes in home and lifestyle, skincare, and tech. For the last 15 years, she has been sharing buying advice and product reviews with curious, cost-conscious shoppers from around the world. Alison's work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Tom's Guide, TechRadar, and Creative Bloq. 

When she's not reviewing mattresses or waxing poetic about her favorite face cleansers, Alison can be found teaching/training in martial arts, streaming underrated TV series, trying new recipes, and singing karaoke until her throat is hoarse.

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