30 Amazing Wedding Gifts For The Bride and Groom
Published date: 7th July 2020 | Author: Hollie Bond
Going to a wedding soon and want to buy the happy couple a special gift that they’ll never forget? Here are 30 incredible wedding gifts for every budget.
You’ve got your wedding outfit sorted, your accommodation’s booked and the excitement is building for your friend’s or family member’s impending big day. There’s just once last thing to do… buy a present for the soon-to-be-married couple.
Trying to find the perfect gift that sums up how happy you are for the bride(s)/ groom(s) but doesn’t completely blow the budget is no mean feat though. Do you go classic with a photo frame or champagne glasses?
Are you looking for something unique like a personalised bench or piece of art? Or perhaps the couple has everything they need and you’d like to give them an experience they can enjoy. Take time to think about the couple – their loves (travel, interiors, food, gardening), what they do in their spare time and where they live, before you decide on a gift.
Give some thought to how much you’d like to spend on them too. Once you’re armed with these details it’s time to get shopping, and we’ve made that part easy, with our edit of the best wedding gifts for couples, whatever your budget.
Wedding Gifts Under £50
1. Personalised chopping board
If the couple both love a good cheese board (an easy way to find out is by asking what their wedding cake is like. If they answer “it’s a cheese tower” you’re onto a winner), then a personalised wooden board is an excellent idea. Personalised chopping board, £26, The Rustic Dish at notonthehighstreet.com
2. Scented candles
Keep things classic with a loved-by-all option. If the couple enjoy choosing chic interiors for their home or you don’t know them well enough to go down the personalised route, a special scented candle is a safe option. And when it’s in a glass as lovely as this one, they can reuse later it as a vase. Baies scented candle, £47, Diptyque
3. Personalised luggage tags
Smart luggage tags are a brilliant idea as the newlyweds will probably be jetting off on honeymoon soon after the wedding, and having their married names on their honeymoon suitcases will make the trip even more special. Bonus points for having their honeymoon destination printed on the back like these pretty tags, £20, from Bombus on notonthehighstreet.com.
4. Bottle of wine in an anniversary box
Cover the wedding gift and first anniversary gift in one fell swoop with the gift of the couple’s favourite wine in a personalised box to open on their anniversary. You could even pull out all the stops and give them a box for all the significant anniversaries to come. Personalised anniversary wine box, £30.50, Intervino at notonthehighstreet.com.
5. Afternoon tea
Give the couple the gift of quality time to spend together after the big day by buying them something they can experience together like an afternoon tea at a hotel or restaurant local to them. If you don’t know somewhere good that does vouchers you could buy a Smartbox voucher that covers lots of lovely places across the UK. Afternoon tea voucher, £49.99, buyagift.co.uk
6. A hamper
Hampers are brilliant ideas for wedding gifts as not only can they be filled with the couples’ favourite food and drink items, but the couple can use the basket once it’s empty to store things like wedding keepsakes or use it in their interiors. You could easily source a basket and fill it with goodies for under £50 yourselves or choose ready-made one. The Ripon Hamper, £50, Cartwright & Butler.
Crockery is a classic option that has been gifted to couples for centuries at their weddings. If the couple are moving in together or haven’t already completely kitted out their kitchen it can still be a really useful gift. Don’t plump for something practical and boring. Give them crockery that will make their hearts sing and they will remember you by every time they use it, for example this chic cruet set, £16, Anthropologie, will go down a treat.
8. A tree or plant.
Going to the wedding of a green-fingered couple? Or perhaps they’ve just bought a new house with a garden that needs to be filled. A lovely, lasting present idea is a plant or a tree that the newlyweds can plant and watch grow as the years of their marriage pass and their loves grows too. Obviously, you’ll not want to turn up at the wedding trailing mud from a pot bound tree! Instead, thepresenttree.com packages saplings and young plants in beautiful presentation boxes along with a card explaining the symbolism of the plant. For example, a cherry tree, £35, signifies ‘good fortune and happiness’.
9. Matching cups
If you’ve got a tea/ coffee-loving couple on your hands, it can be a sweet idea to buy them matching cups and coasters to share their morning brew together when they’re married. Emma Bridgewater does some lovely Mr & Mrs, Mr & Mr or Mrs & Mrs mugs, £39.95, that will always remind the happy couple of the best day of their lives
10. Personalised map print
A personalised print to commemorate the special day will be a really thoughtful and unique gift that the couple will love for years to come. There are lots of designs to choose from including maps of the couples’ wedding venue, along with their names and the date. Personalised map print, £25, Well Bred Design at notonthehighstreet.com
Wedding Gifts Under £100
1. Chocolate and Champagne
A smart gift from a well-known luxury British brand will always go down a treat as a wedding gift, especially if it contains everyone’s celebratory favourites – choccies and Champagne. Fortnum & Mason do really pretty personalised chocolate and Champagne gift boxes, where you can write the name of the couple of the bottle’s label. Personalised Rosé Champagne & Chocolates Gift Box, £86.50, Fortnum & Mason.
2. Travel gift voucher
Know a couple who love to travel around and discover new places together? They will adore some holiday vouchers that they can put towards future trips or maybe even their honeymoon. Mr & Mrs Smith do particularly stylish ‘Get a Room’ vouchers, which make ideal wedding gifts, as the couple can redeem them against a stay at one of their favourite hotels. Get a Room! gift card, from £50+, Mr & Mrs Smith
3. Special photo frame
You might think a photo frame isn’t a particularly creative wedding gift, but just-married couples will soon receive their wedding photographs and they’re going to need somewhere special to display them. Treat them to an extra special frame that is worthy of their favourite shot from the big day. Peacock feather & glass photo frame, £90, Wingfield Digby
4. Champagne glasses
There’ll be plenty of anniversaries and special moments to celebrate throughout their married lives, so some smart Champagne glasses will be the perfect gift that’ll hopefully be used time and time again! Vera Wang for Wedgwood Love Knots Flutes, £75, Amara
5. Picnic hamper
It’s often the little things that are the most enjoyable and long, laid-back summer picnics with your loved one are definitely one of life’s great pleasures. Encourage the newlyweds to take time out together to enjoy each other’s company with the gift of a picnic hamper. Insulated two person natural wicker hamper, £52.50, Oliver Bonas
6. Theatre and dinner voucher
Does the couple getting married love going to the theatre together? Let them enjoy their first theatre trip as a married couple on you by buying them a theatre voucher as their wedding gift. Even better – throw in dinner beforehand and they will never forget your thoughtful and generous gift. Theatre and dinner for two, £99, Virgin Experience Days
7. Le Creuset dish
A Le Creuset dish is perfect for any couples who love cooking. It’s a really sustainable gift as it’ll last a lifetime and can even be passed down to any children the couple may have. Cast Iron Round Casserole, £99, Le Creuset
8. Pasta-making kit
If you’re going to a destination wedding in Italy, it stands to reason that the couple must love Italian food. Give them a skill for life (and the tools to do it!) with a complete pasta-making kit, £95, Sous Chef.
9. A decanter
It’s a nice idea to give a newly married couple something frivolous and decadent that they probably haven’t ever got round to buying themselves, like a decanter. Decanter, £60, Riedel
10. Chocolate-making class
Has the couple got a sweet tooth? How about a gift experience that’ll see them learning how to make their own chocolate truffles together? Chocolate Delight Workshop for Two, £98, Buyagift
Wedding Gifts Over £100
1. A Sonos speaker
The just-married couple will be able to play all their favourite songs from their wedding day and beyond at the click of a phone with a Sonos wireless speaker. Sonos Move Smart Speaker with Voice Control, £399, John Lewis
2. Luxury glamping stay
3. Flower subscription
Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? Long after the wedding flowers have wilted the married couple will still be able to enjoy the smell and look of fresh blooms in their home if you buy them a flower subscription for a year. You can speak to florists local to the couple (or even ask the wedding florist) as they may offer subscriptions, or choose a mainstream provider. A Year of Flowers, £225, Bloom & Wild.
4. Wedding keepsake box
Chances are the couple haven’t thought much past the big day yet, but once it’s over *sob* they’ll need somewhere special to store all the little keepsakes from the day. That’s where you come in… Buy them this gorgeous leather memory case and they’ll have a fitting place for everything right away. Large wedding memory case, £180, Meminio.
Don’t let the newlyweds jet off on a swanky honeymoon with their battered old luggage from their gap year days. Upgrade their luggage with a matching set that’ll see them through all the future holidays during married life too. Personalised Grey and Gold Cheetah Suitcase, £150, Dyefor.
6. Roberts Radio
A radio to fill their marital home with music and chat is a great idea, especially if you buy a stylish retro one from everyone’s favourite brand, Roberts. Roberts digital radio, £179, John Lewis.
7. Instant camera
An instant camera is a cool gift as couples can take it on honeymoon and print off amazing pics of things they see straightaway. Bonus points for also buying a travel photo album they can put them straight into. Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera, £124.99, Jessops.
8. Coffee Machine
It might be a bit difficult to get up for the alarm and go back to work once the wedding and honeymoon is over, so make things a little easier for the newlyweds with a swish Nespresso coffee machine. CitiZ Coffee Machine, £179, Nespresso
9. Gin Experience at Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Instead of just giving the gift of alcohol, how about a day where the couple can experience everything to do with their favourite tipple, including a tour and tastings. There are plenty of local distilleries and vineyards to choose from around the UK or book into the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, which is sure to be a hit. Ultimate Experience, £150, Bombay Sapphire
10. Airplane flight
Really looking to aim high with your wedding gift? You can’t get much more wow-factor than the gift of a private flight of their choice. You can buy gift vouchers for private flights around the country with Wingly, including experiences like a helicopter ride for two over London. Day trip gift card, £240, Wingly.