15 Stand-out Wedding Gifts
As spring wedding save-the-dates start rolling in, you may find yourself asking what you’ll wear, who you’re bringing, and what you’re gifting. We can’t help out with that plus one situation, but if you’re going off-registry we can help you pick something the newlyweds are guaranteed to love. Check out our guide below to find the perfect wedding present, no matter what the happy couple’s interests may be.
For the pet lovers
Custom pet portrait, $38. | Etsy
Just when they thought their pup or kitten couldn’t get any cuter, you give them this. A custom pet portrait feels personal and is the perfect touch for their home’s wall or mantle. Choose their favorite color (or even the color of their wedding) for the background, and they’ll hold onto it forever.
Dog fitness tracker, $95. | Bloomingdales
This pet tech is perfect for your health-conscious friends. The bow tie attaches to their pup’s collar to monitor activity and has a mapping feature to connect with other dog lovers nearby. They can strap it on their pet’s collar before a walk around the neighborhood or use it on a trip to the beach.
Pet food canister, $129. | Pottery Barn
The bride and groom may have just received a bunch of new kitchen gear, but a battered bag of dog food probably doesn’t go with their aesthetic. Gift them these pet food canisters to keep kibble out of sight in a subtle, classy way.
For the culinary adventurists
Venn diagram cutting board, $54. | Common Goods
Marriage means bringing your lives together, and we love this piece’s graphic representation of that. This stylish cutting board’s sleek design and personal touch is the perfect gift for both newlyweds who are just getting started in the kitchen or who have been cooking together for years.
Schott Zwiesel pollux decanter, $100. | William Sonoma
Whether they prefer red or white, this gift is ideal for the wine lovers in your life. This decanter’s simple and modern design will look great with any glassware the couple is already registered for. Add a personal touch by gifting your favorite bottle of wine for them to enjoy as well.
Culinarie Kit subscription, $30/month | Cratejoy
Treat your friends to new recipes, spices, and tips each month. The Culinary Kit allows you to choose from a variety of options from omnivore to vegan, and even includes a gluten-free option. You can also choose a specific number of months to sign up for based on your budget.
For the coffee addicts
Ceramic french press, $120. | Yield Design
Help the couple kick their Starbucks habit with this beautiful French press. The timeless white ceramic and copper pull looks great on any kitchen counter. The ceramic material also helps keep the brew at a consistent temperature until they’re ready for the next cup.
MistoBox coffee subscription, $20/month | Misto Box
Let your friends travel the world every single morning with this global coffee subscription. The MistoBox lets them select their favorite roasts and flavor notes, and sends a new blend once a month sourced from all over the world. If they find a new favorite, they can easily buy more bags on the box’s website
Coffee grinder, $229 | Food52
If these newlyweds are true coffee snobs, help them step their game up with this coffee grinder. There are 40 different settings, so they can get their beans exactly how they like them, every time.
For the vagabonds
Matching passport covers, $36 | Etsy
Whether it’s Paris or Paraguay, send them on their honeymoon in style. These subtle and stylish passport covers are great for travel even beyond the newlywed phase. And, the two-tone style will ensure they don’t get mixed up at customs.
Double sleeping bag, $290 | REI
If they prefer the rustic outdoors to resorts, this gift is the perfect choice. They can snuggle up under the stars on any romantic camping trips. It also leaves some space for sleeping pads, making the sleeping bag even comfier.
For the homebodies
Datebox subscription, $35/month | Datebox
Life after the wedding gets real. Sometimes, too real. Help keep the spark alive for your newly married friends by giving the gift of endless date nights. This subscription box delivers a new night of activities to their doorstep once a month. Whether it’s learning to samba or cooking a new meal together, they won’t even need to leave the comfort of their home.
Heart marks the spot pillow, $56. | Uncommon Goods
This decorative pillow lets the couple celebrate their favorite place on earth. Whether they choose to remember the place they first met or their favorite getaway, the moveable pin allows them to change it up as they please.
Waffle weave robe, $190 | Pottery Barn
Made from Turkish terrycloth, this gift is perfect for the couple’s next staycation (because after they try these on, they’ll never want to leave their house again). You can even add a monogram for an extra touch of personalization.
There you have it! With one of these gifts in tow, you’re bound to own your next wedding invite. Be sure to gift well, because you never know what kinds of things you’ll hope to get when you tie the knot…