30 Thoughtful Wedding Gifts To Suit All Couples
Published date: 13th January 2022 | Author: Gracie Pritchard
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Going to a wedding soon and want to buy the happy couple a special gift that they’ll never forget? Here are 30 thoughtful 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.
How Much Should You Spend On Your Gift?
Now, this all depends on the wedding gift you plan on buying, but of course, there isn’t a solid answer to this question, as prices vary depending on the gift at hand. And of course, your relationship to the newlyweds will affect the price too!
According to recent surveys, as the average cost of a guest is around £500 (for a bigger wedding of course), guests should be willing to spend a couple of quid (that’s an understatement) on the couple. Immediate family and friends should expect to pay £100+ for their gift. All of the other all day guests between £50 – £100 and reception guests between £20 – £30. Although, of course, bringing a gift is optional!
Is it Rude to Not Buy Someone a Wedding Gift?
Again, another valid question to ask, and in all honesty, this really depends on the couple at hand and the kind of person you are. For some, gift giving is their love language, meaning they express their love and support for the people they care about by buying them gifts. But for others, material objects aren’t important, and making memories is the part that counts.
So, while it is polite to bring a wedding gift along with you to give to the newlyweds, it wouldn’t be right to say it is ‘rude’. As not all couples will be expecting/want their guests to bring them in the first place. The best advice we could give you is to read the room!
Here are 30 of our favourite, thoughtful wedding gift ideas:
1. Scented Candle, £47, Diptyque
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.
2. Marriage Survival Kit, £9.95, Etsy
Now, not all couples will need this kit, but, adjusting to married life can be a challenge at times, and that’s when this marriage survival kit may come in handy. Personalise them to best suit you and keep it on hand at all times, you never know when you might need it!
3. Afternoon Tea Experience, £49.99, Buy A Gift
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.
4. Emma Bridgewater Mugs, £39.95, Emma Bridgewater
There’s nothing like a good brew after a hard day at work. Even better when the mug you’re drinking out of matches your partners! In our eyes, there’s nothing more romantic than matching couples gifts, and these mugs are no exception!
5. Premium Travel Wallet, £29.99, Etsy
Any new couple knows how important the honeymoon can be. And whether you’re planning a vacation or a staycation, you’ll need a place to keep all of your valuables safe, and this premium travel wallet is the perfect solution!
6. Escape Room In a Box, £14, Not On The High Street
For a fun night in, we love this Escape Room in a Box idea from Not On The High Street, all from the comfort of your own home! Chill out with your favourite snacks, treats and tipple and get stuck into this mystery puzzle – that also comes in a wide variety of different scenarios!
7. Personalised Ring Box, £23.85, Etsy
Once you’re presented with your engagement and wedding rings, you don’t often take them off. But, on the odd chance that you do need to, this personalised, lined ring box is the perfect place to keep them safe and protected.
8. Afternoon Tea Biscuit Set, £44.99, Selfridges
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 – biscuits (the posh kind of course).
9. Travel Gift Voucher, Starting At £50
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.
10. Picnic Hamper, £52.50, Oliver Bonas
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.
11. Le Creuset Dish, £99, Le Creuset
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.
12. Pasta Making Kit, £95, Sous Chef
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.
13. Decanter, £60, Riedel
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.
14. Chocolate Making Class, £98, Virgin Experiences
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?
15. Jo Malone Reed Diffuser, £65, Selfridges
If you’re a fan of keeping your home smelling fresh as a daisy, you’ll absolutely love these reed diffusers from Jo Malone! And as their made in a wide variety of fragrances, there’s well and truly something for everyone. Our personal favourite is this English Pear & Freesia scented diffuser, how amazing does that sound!
16. Copper Terrarium, £94.95, Selfridges
One for nature lovers, this copper terrarium is the perfect way to show the evergrowing love you have for your partner. And it’s eco-friendly too! What a fabulous way to bring a little bit of nature home with you.
17. Set of Two Champagne Flutes, £65, Selfridges
Raise a glass to the next chapter in your life with this gorgeous set of champagne flutes for two. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy a glass of our favourite bubbly. And what’s so lovely is that you can match whilst enjoying a bit of fizz. Yes, please!
18. Flower Subscription, £225 (For A Year), Bloom & Wild
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.
19. Roberts Radio, £179, John Lewis
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 entertainment brand, Roberts.
20. Instant Camera, £124.99, Jessops
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.
21. Coffee Machine, £179, Nespresso
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.
22. Artisan Gin Tasting Experience, £110, Virgin Experiences
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 which is sure to be a hit. This gin tasting and making experience from Virgin Experiences sounds great!
23. Airplane Flight, £240, Wingly
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.
24. Dried Flower Arrangement, £125, Selfridges
Talk about romantic, this stunning wedding gift is the perfect present to surprise your partner with. Have it filled with your significant others favourite flowers. Or, fill them with a dried replica of the wedding bouquet, for a way to remember your big day forever!
25. Portable Pizza Oven, £250, Selfridges
On the pricier side, we admit, but who wouldn’t want their own portable pizza oven? Some things are worth paying a pretty penny for and this pizza oven from Selfridges is no exception. Imagine the delicious food you could make with this. Pizza date night anyone?
26. Couple's Stargazing Experience, £225, Not On The High Street
Is there anything more romantic than a bit of stargazing? This fantastic couple’s stargazing experience in the Welsh countryside is the perfect gift for a couple who like an adventure. And there’s nothing quite like spotting a shooting star alongside the love of your life, with a glass of bubbly in hand.
27. Pull Down Bar, £130, Not On The High Street
If you’re a couple who likes a drink, this pull-down bar is the wedding gift of your wildest dreams. Imagine coming home after a long day and taking a seat at your at-home pull-down bar, to enjoy your favourite tipple with your partner. We couldn’t think of anything better!
28. Personalised Wedding Vinyl, £100, Not On The High Street
Vinyl’s have once again grown in popularity over the years, so imagine how romantic it would be to have your wedding soundtrack edited onto a vinyl to give to your partner to listen to for the rest of your lives. And there’s nothing quite like hearing your first dance song blasting from a record player, take it from us!
29. Porcelain Dinner Set, £259, Selfridges
The perfect wedding gift for newlyweds moving into the new home, wedding porcelain with a twist. This gorgeous set of six is absolutely stunning, and the perfect addition to anyone’s kitchen!
30. Chic Vase, £175, Selfridges
As newlyweds, the happy couple will more than likely have a load of flowers that they’d like to display, with no where to pop them. Which is why this would be the perfect wedding gift, it will DEFINITELY come in handy!
There are a wide variety of amazing, thoughtful gifts to suit any couple out there, at various different price points – so don’t panic if you’re not sure about the kind of gift you’re looking to buy. We hope this blog serves as some great inspiration – happy shopping!