Just hitched: 15 fantastic wedding gift ideas for newlyweds
There’s nothing more special than the perfect wedding, from dresses and first dances to confetti and cake. If you’ve been invited to a wedding, you’ll want to make it even more memorable for the newlyweds, and that all starts with finding them the right wedding gift – something they’ll cherish forever.
When you’re struggling for wedding gift ideas and there’s no registry, it’s time to think outside the box. From spa days to little luxuries for their home, date nights to meals at home, there are lots of ways to spoil the happy couple. And with a gift card for newlyweds, you can give them the freedom to choose something they really want.
We take a look at some of the most unique wedding gifts for newlyweds, to give you some inspiration and help you choose a gift that’ll be the cherry on top of that perfect wedding day.
Wedding gift ideas newlyweds will love
1. Couples experiences
There’s nothing more valuable than spending quality time together, so why not treat the newlyweds to a special wedding gift experience that allows them to do just that? From days out to date night dinners, or simply a relaxing evening spent snuggled up streaming their favorite show – let them choose their ideal way to enjoy each other’s company.
2. Fondue set
Retro dining trends are making a real comeback, but none are quite as romantic as a night spent sharing fondue. Let the newlyweds spend the perfect evening together at home with some kitchen kit to boost their dining experience. With a Macy’s gift card, they’ll be able to choose a set to get them started on their culinary journey.
3. Picnic basket
For a unique wedding gift idea they’ll use time and time again, look no further than a picnic basket. A luxury wicker picnic hamper allows them to take an al fresco lunch for two wherever they go, creating their own memories of wedded bliss along the way. Discover a range of hampers at Kohl’s, starting at $75. All they need to do is add their favorite treats.
4. Photo collage frames
After the celebrations die down, the first thing any couple is going to want to do is immortalize it by showing off their treasured wedding photos. A photo collage frame is the perfect wedding gift idea, allowing the newlyweds to display their favorite memories from their big day in style. Wayfair has plenty to choose from to suit any home’s décor.
5. Couples cookbook
Having a romantic meal doesn’t have to mean spending loads at a fancy restaurant. Cooking at home and spending some quality time crafting culinary delights as a couple can be just as special. Give newlyweds the gift of time together with a couples cookbook – perfect for those who aren’t experts in the kitchen. Simply load up a Barnes & Noble gift card to get their collection started.
6. Spa gift set
The lead up to a wedding can be a stressful time, so after it’s all over, there are few things better to gift newlyweds than a relaxing spa day. A day spent indulging and spoiling themselves can be the perfect wedding gift idea. With a spa gift card, they’ll be able to choose the treatments they want, so they can create their own personalized wedding gift, courtesy of you.
If you know some newlyweds who love spending time together in the garden, why not treat them to a hammock they can kick back and chill out in together? Go old school with your wedding gift with a hammock that stretches between two trees, or let them opt for one with a stand for a space-saving gift idea. A gift card for REI will let them choose the perfect hammock for lazing out in the garden.
8. Luxury blanket
Sometimes all you need is to snuggle up on the sofa with the latest boxset and your favorite blanket (and your new spouse, of course). A luxury blanket is the perfect wedding gift idea for the couple who love staying home. Try Bed, Bath & Beyond to add a touch of luxury to any night of the week.
9. Popcorn maker
For the couple who just love movie night, bring the tastes and smells of the theater into their home with a popcorn maker – a unique wedding gift that will let them turn a night in front of the TV into something special. At Kohl’s, movie theater-style popcorn makers can make any home a movie haven.
Planning a wedding can be stressful stuff, so the newlyweds will need a break once it’s all said and done. Help them plan their trip by contributing to part of it as your wedding gift. With a gift card, they can afford a little luxury on their honeymoon with flights, or a hotel gift card to let them upgrade their stay.
11. A personalized memory box
Once the dust has settled, the newlyweds are going to have so many keepsakes from their big day, from place cards and confetti to dried flowers. A memory box is the perfect way to help them relive their big day for the rest of their lives. With a gift card from Joann, they can even design it themselves for a stunning personalized wedding gift.
12. A candle set
When you’re making a home together, you need more than just the basics. You need some little luxuries to make your place feel special. A candle set is the best wedding gift idea for adding warmth and ambience. Try a Pottery Barn gift card and let them choose their favorite fragrances.
If your newlyweds love entertaining, they’re going to need a cheeseboard to turn dinner parties into something special. At West Elm, they can choose from a range of great styles. Why not arrange a delivery from their favorite deli, or recommend your top five cheeses to personalize your gift even more?
14. Daily calendar
The big day might be done, but now the fun really starts. Help the happy couple plan their new life together with a daily calendar – perfect for plotting out vacations, date nights and anniversaries. Treat them to a Staples gift card to allow them to choose the perfect calendar for their home together.
15. Espresso machine
If they’ve maxed out their credit cards on the honeymoon, it might be time to quit those takeout coffees. Help them get the coffee shop experience at home with a state-of-the-art coffee maker. JC Penney has a good range to choose from, so you can ensure the newlyweds start every day right.
Give them the gift of choice
Gift cards are the perfect idea for newlywed gifts, as they can choose something to suit their home, tastes and lifestyle – and it takes a little of the pressure off you. You suggest the gift you’d like to get them, and they can choose exactly what they want. If you’re really not sure what to get them, try a MasterCard or Visa gift card that they can use anywhere that accepts credit cards.
When you’re struggling for wedding gift ideas, take a look at the huge range of gift cards available at the Kroger family of stores – you’re sure to find something they’ll love.