When it comes to wedding gifts, most couples create a bridal registry for the things they need or want. But sometimes, by the time the wedding rolls around, those gifts have already been bought for the bridal shower.
It’s perfectly fine to give the gift of cash – most wedding guests will. But if you’d rather give them something they’ll have forever, it’s time to start looking for a gift.
And since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime wedding gift, it has to be good!
Not sure where to start looking? Here are the 15 best wedding gifts you can buy for any soon-to-be-married couple.
What’s the Couple’s Style?
The last thing you want to do is to give a couple a gift that they don’t like, don’t need, or will have to return. So think about the couple’s style. Think about where they live. Think about the things they like to do.
If they already live together, they may not need the traditional cookware, appliances or bedding that so many brides and grooms want. In this situation, look for something that’s more personal, something that you know they don’t already have.
If you aren’t sure what their style is, ask their parents, ask their bridesmaids or groomsmen or check their social media pages and wedding website. That will give you some wedding gift ideas once you are able to narrow in on their style and taste.
Samantha Moss, Editor at Romantific, adds, "go for gifts that you know will be useful and helpful to the bride and groom or something that you know they both like and your gift will surely make the newly married couple happy."
Those are all easy ways to get a sense of what they’re into and what they might like!
Buying for a couple that already has everything? There’s a good chance they do not already have the Intersection of Love Photo Print from Uncommon Goods.
What makes this gift so special is that it’s truly unique and one-of-a-kind. You can customize this wall art print with street signs of the intersection of where the couple met, had their first date, got engaged or are getting married.
Available in color or in black and white, this framed print includes any two dates (such as the year they met and the year they’ll be wed). It’s something they can hang in any room of their home or apartment, and it’s perfect for the couple who’s hard to buy for!
Le Creuset Dutch Oven, $155
We don’t know a bride or groom anywhere who wouldn’t love to receive the Le Creuset Dutch Oven. Available in a variety of cool colors, this classic cookware essential comes in sizes to serve as few as two people and as many as nine.
A classic since 1925, the Le Creuset Dutch Oven can be found in professional kitchens and luxury homes around the world. It’s great for making soups and stews, casseroles and pasta dishes, rice, roasts and all sorts of other delicious meals.
It’s the kind of piece they can use to cook almost anything, and it’s something the couple can keep (and use) for a lifetime!
Le Creuset Dutch ovens range in size and price from $155 to $560.
Custom Wine Glasses, $29.99
If the happy couple likes to enjoy a glass of wine now and then, there’s no better gift than a set of Personalized Wine Glasses. This set of wine glasses can be engraved with Mr. and Mrs., hubby and wife or the couple’s first names.
For the couple who isn’t big on wine, custom champagne flutes, beer glasses and growlers all make excellent gifts.
Want to make this gift even better? Include their favorite bottle of wine, a cheese board or custom cutting board for a charcuterie spread!
Super plush and absorbent, the Parachute Classic Towel Set is a gift that you can rest assured will get its fair share of use. These towels are made from long-staple Turkish cotton, and they’re soft and thick without being too dense.
Perfect for use in any master bath or guest bathroom, the complete towel set includes two bath towels, two hand towels and two washcloths. (Individual items are available for purchase as well).
Parachute towels come in a variety of neutral colors. If you’re not sure of the couple’s bathroom décor, you can’t go wrong with classic white.
Yeti Tundra 35 Hard Cooler, $249.99
Don’t think a cooler can be a status symbol? The Yeti Tundra 35 Hard Cooler is.
Designed for supreme durability, this hard side cooler features three inches of PermaFrost insulation and rotomolded construction. It’s sized to hold 21 cans of beer, plus ice, and it includes a basket to hold dry goods.
Perfect for the couple who loves camping or spending time on the beach, it comes in a variety of cool, eye-catching colors. With top-quality construction, it's made to take a beating.
Prefer something larger? The Tundra cooler is available in a variety of sizes that range in price from $250 to $1,300.
Coffee drinkers everywhere have fallen in love with the Moccamaster KBG Coffee Brewer. Available in different sizes, this coffee maker features a glass carafe and an auto drip-stop brew basket. It makes up to 40 ounces of coffee in just six minutes.
It’s powerful, stylish and detailed with automatic features that turn off the hot plate in case you forget to turn the coffee pot off. It comes in a range of colors to match any kitchen décor and will look great on any kitchen countertop. This is the perfect wedding gift for coffee lovers.
Smeg Toaster, $249
The idea of giving a toaster as a wedding gift may seem pretty generic (and a bit expected). But not when it’s the Smeg 4 Slice Toaster.
Known for their sleek designs and retro colors, Smeg appliances offer top-quality function and style. There’s no question about it: a Smeg toaster will be a chic addition to any couple’s kitchen.
Don’t want to drop $250+ for a toaster? The Smeg toaster comes in a 2 slice model for $170. But with the 4 slice model, the happy couple can enjoy their toast together at the exact same time.
Winc Wine Club, $39 per month
Winc Wine Club is the gift that keeps on giving. For $39 per month, you can gift three wine bottles every month.
Winc selects the wines based on your preferred tastes, flavors and varietals. If you aren’t sure exactly what type of wine the couple likes, a Winc gift card allows them to choose their own.
Winc Wine Club offers a monthly service as well as an Insider Access Membership plan. Couples can skip deliveries when they want to or add extra bottles if need be.
Before you give this gift, just make sure that the couple lives in a state where it’s legal to receive wine deliveries. Some states have specific shipping instructions on alcohol, and some states don’t permit it at all.
Want to make this gift even more amazing? Wrap your Winc gift card inside a set of custom wine glasses or personalized wine tumblers.
Ring Video Doorbell, $229.99
Is the newlywed couple about to purchase a new home together? Give them the gift of technology and security with the Ring Video Doorbell from Amazon.
With night vision and motion alerts, the Ring doorbell records all motion and activity on your doorstep. You can see, in real-time or later, who is at or who was at your door.
It’s easy to set up and configure, and if they’re trying to build a smart home, it’s compatible with Alexa.
Collo-Alto Flatware Set, $295
For the couple who loves to host intimate dinner parties, the Collo-Alto 20 piece Flatware Set is the perfect gift.
Featuring a five piece place setting for four people, this flatware set is simple, sleek and sophisticated. It’s crafted from durable 18/10 stainless steel and features clean lines that make it easy to coordinate with any table setting.
This set is also available in a copper finish and a sleek black PVD finish, a surefire way to add instant drama to any dining table!
There will undoubtedly come a time when the couple will host a party or have friends over for drinks. And when they do, they’ll need an ice bucket. But the Georg Jensen SKY Ice Bucket isn’t just any old ice bucket – this one exudes luxury and elegance.
The SKY ice bucket is made from mirror-polished stainless steel and features a sleek silhouette with a lid and matching ice tongs. It’s a must-have for the host looking to create a sophisticated bar experience within their own home.
Mr. and Mrs. Doormat, $54
The newlyweds can let the entire world (or anyone that steps up to their door) know that they’re happily married with this custom, personalized doormat.
The Mr. and Mrs. Doormat can be fully customized with the couple’s names, the year of their wedding, or the year they met. It can be printed with any last name as well as the titles of Mr. and Mrs., Mr. and Mr., or Mrs. and Mrs.
This gift is affordable, useful, functional and unique – the ideal combination of what a great wedding gift should be!
The Tiffany & Co. brand is synonymous with luxury and elegance – and if you know a couple that’s classic and chic, the Diamond Point Conical Decanter is the ideal gift.
Perfect for placing on a bar cart, this elegant decanter is crafted from lead crystal. It features a science lab-inspired shape with diamond textured accents that give it a unique look and feel.
If you really want to impress, this decanter coordinates perfectly with other items in Tiffany’s Diamond Point collection. Make this gift even better by including matching shot glasses, a cocktail mixer or cocktail glasses.
Away Travel The Carry-On, $225 each
If the couple is heading off on their honeymoon immediately following the wedding, this is one gift you’ll want to give them in advance of the big day. The Carry On from Away Travel is made from a durable hard side polycarbonate material and features a sleek, modern design that makes it great for all types of travel.
Designed to fit into the overhead bin on most major airlines, this hard side spinner includes a laundry bag, leather accents, and a built-in TSA combination lock. One is all they’ll need when they go on an overnight trip together, but two are ideal (if you want them to use them on their honeymoon).
Away luggage is durable and reliable. This particular piece comes in a variety of bold colors so they can easily identify their bags from others.
All-Clad is one of the best cookware brands on the market, and the All-Clad Master Chef 9 Piece Set makes for an amazing wedding gift.
The Master Chef cookware set is one of their more affordable offerings. If you’re looking to splurge on an even higher quality set with more components, check out their Copper Core 14 Piece Set, which retails for $2,900.
All-Clad is a trusted name and makes exceptional products. Whether the couple is just learning how to cook or are professional chefs, an All-Clad set is a great gift.
What Are the Best Wedding Gifts?
There is no “perfect” wedding gift to suit all couples – it all depends on what they like, what they need, and what type of lifestyle they live. But there are some gifts (like the ones on this list) that just about any couple will enjoy.
On a tight budget, but still want to give your favorite couple an amazing wedding present? It’s always best to stick to your budget and only buy what you can afford. You can always check out their wedding registry and grab something they've already selected.
But if you really have your heart set on a keepsake gift that’s out of your price range, go halfsies with another wedding guest, relative or friend.
You know the old saying, “it’s the thought that counts?” It truly is.
Whatever wedding gift you give them on their wedding day, the couple is sure to love it. And just in case they don’t, include a gift receipt!
You might also be interested in: 14 Bridal Shower Gift Ideas [That The Bride Will Love]
The 15 Best Wedding Gifts:
- Intersection of Love Custom Print, $125
- Le Creuset Dutch Oven, $155
- Custom Wine Glasses, $29.99
- Parachute Classic Towel Set, $114
- Yeti Tundra 35 Hard Cooler, $249.99
- Moccamaster KBG Coffee Brewer, $329
- Smeg Toaster, $249
- Winc Wine Club, $39 per month
- Ring Video Doorbell, $229.99
- Collo-Alto Flatware Set, $295
- Georg Jensen SKY Ice Bucket, $179
- Mr. and Mrs. Doormat, $54
- Tiffany & Co. Diamond Point Conical Decanter, $225
- Away Travel The Carry-On, $225 each
- All-Clad Master Chef 9 Piece Cookware Set, $850