Wedding gift ideas for the happy couple

Wedding gift inspiration, from homeware and self-care to champagne flutes and personalised art.

Bride opening her gift

by Ellen Kinsey |
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Wedding season is well and truly here. This summer, wedding plans have been made possible after the years of uncertainty, and excitement is an understatement. Finding the best wedding gift can be difficult, especially when you have many services to attend. So we have compiled the best wedding gift ideas to give you some ideas.

You've got the invitation, you've got the wedding outfit, booked the accommodation, and now you have to think about what to get the happy couple for their special day.  However, finding the right gift can be quite a task. Even if you know the lucky couple very well, it can be tricky to know what they would really appreciate. So, if you are stuck for wedding gift ideas, we've created a list of gifts for the bride, the groom, couple gifts, and sentimental gifts so they can remember their momentous day.

Perhaps the couple has sent out a gift registry, which may save you time trying to figure out when they need but if they haven’t chosen to do that, then here is our gift guide for all sorts of couples from the home renovators, the travelbugs or the sentimental types.

Our favourite wedding gift ideas

Home gifts

Best long-lasting kitchen tool

If you are looking to get a gift that is almost guaranteed to be on a wedding registry and stand the test of time, then the Le Creuset casserole dish is a great pick. The French brand's most iconic kitchenware piece, the Cast Iron Round Casserole pan, is a beautiful, recognisable piece of kit that anyone would want in their kitchen. It comes in a range of lovely colours, but we love this iconic blue look. It also comes in various sizes, from a 2.4-litre capacity to 12 litres, depending on your budget and what type of dishes you think the couple will cook.

Best glasses to mark the occasion
Dartington Crystal Romance Hearts Champagne FlutesJohn Lewis

Now the newlyweds can toast to their big day with a pair of Dartington Crystal Romance Hearts Champagne Flutes. It has elegant matching love hearts with a Swarovski crystal. These flutes are perfect for any pair who enjoy drinking bubbles.

Best gift for foodies
Ninja AF100UK Air FryerJohn Lewis

Air fryers are all the rage right now, and this best selling Ninja Air is a new and easy way to prepare meals, snacks and will massively minimise cooking time. Plus, it is a much healthier alternative to cooking as it requires no oil. Once you get an air-fryer, you can never go back. They will be thanking you later!

Best gift for coffee lovers

If you know the newlywed couple are coffee fanatics, then what present is better than a coffee maker. No home is complete without a coffee machine, and this sleek and chic Italian-inspired Nespresso machine will bring you coffee shop grade brews straight to your kitchen.

Best gift for couples first home
Personalised Just Married DoormatNot on The Highstreet

Give the happy couple a homeware piece that they will see every day. This personalised doormat is a great way to commemorate their special day. A lovely touch to their home together as a married couple.

Best funny couple gift
The Boss and the Real Boss China Mugs
Price: $48.65

A common joke in any couple is who the real boss is. If you think the newlyweds would get a laugh out of these mugs, then they make amusing gifts among the more serious and practical presents in the gift registry.

Thoughtful presents

Best sentimental personal photo gift
Custom art potraitEtsy
Price: £17.55+

www.etsy.com

This is a lovely idea for couples who love their art wall. Send in a photo of the engaged pair, and you will be sent back a gorgeous illustrated piece. Plus, you can customise it to include more people and even pets!

Best gift for couples who cook together

This customisable piece will be a staple item in the kitchen for years to come. You can add the couples name and the date of the momentous day as a keepsake. Plus, it is something they will actually use as a breadboard, cutting board or even a cheeseboard.

Wedding book

Rrp: $15.99

Price: $14.41
Alternative retailers
Macy's$15.99View offer

This is more of a pre-wedding present than for the big day. However, if you are super organised and are looking to gift the engaged couple a little something to help their wedding planning more manageable, then the Wedding Hacks book is a lovely sentiment.

Best couple activity gift

This gift is perfect for couples who are not big on materialistic presents. This little box contains 52 surprise activities to do together. Many of the suggestions can be done at home, so they will not be expensive, but they will help them spend quality time together on fun date nights and be an exciting way to make memories as newlyweds.

Best gift for music lovers or first dance
Record photo
Price: £14.99+

www.etsy.com

Are the lucky couple music enthusiasts? Frame their favourite photo together with their favourite song or the song of their first dance. Then the memory will last forever.

Best last minute gift

Can't make it to the wedding, or in need of a last-minute gift? Then these lovely round-faced peonies are a timeless classic. These beautiful blooms will arrive in a convenient letterbox in colours.

Best personalised home décor

Looking for a home piece that is also sentimental? This beautiful hand-drawn illustration of the wedding venue carved onto a wooden clock face is an original gift that the couple will love and will last for years.

Best celebration gift
Moet & Chandon Impérial Brut NV ChampagneSelfridges

Nothing screams celebration more than some champagne. Gift the couple a bottle of bubbly to make their day extra special. This perfect present can be personalised with a picture on the bottle.

Presents for the bride or the groom

Best self-care gift for her
The LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Box Love CollectionLOOKFANTASTIC
Price: £55 (worth over £198)

www.lookfantastic.com

Friend or family of the bride? After all the wedding planning, there is nothing better than a relaxing day of self-care. Featuring 12 luxury products (six full-size). This beauty box is the perfect gift for the bride after all the festivities are over to take time out for herself and have a pampers session. It even includes This Works Love Sleep Pillow Spray - to help the bribe unwind.

Best gift card option
gift card
Price: £0+

Not sure what to buy? No need to worry as anyone could benefit from an Amazon gift card. You can buy almost anything on Amazon. Whether they are a couple looking to refurbish their home, on the hunt for kitchen appliances or even foodie bits - Amazon has you covered.

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