Finding the perfect wedding gift can be challenging, especially since every couple has different preferences. Sometimes, straying from the wedding registry in favor of a one-of-a-kind wedding gift is the right move—but you’ll need to make sure you can find a wedding gift that’s just right for the happy couple and will stand out from the crowd. From traditional gifts to unique wedding gifts you can’t find at the store, here are the best wedding gifts to give your favorite newlyweds.
1. Cooking Classes
If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift that the soon-to-be-married couple will appreciate, give them a cooking class! A cooking class is a great way for newlyweds to spend time together after the wedding, and they’ll love learning how to cook new dishes with each other. It’s a wonderful way to give them the gift of a fun experience together.
Depending on your budget, you could gift them tickets to one class, a week’s worth of classes, or a whole course. Learning how to cook together is a romantic bonding experience—and they might end up discovering a new recipe they both love.
2. Indoor Plants
If you want to steer away from traditional flowers, houseplants brighten up any room and can make a couple’s new house feel like a home. Studies have shown that indoor plants increase concentration and productivity by up to 15 percent, reduce stress levels and boost positive moods—making them the perfect low-budget wedding gift for any eco-friendly couple.
If you’re not sure where to start, Golden Pothos is a popular houseplant for beginners. Pothos plants grow quickly, produce beautiful foliage, and can grow vines up to three feet long. Because pothos plants can thrive in low-light conditions, they can adjust to new spaces as the couple’s life together evolves over the years, making it a perfect gift that will last throughout their married life. Give your soon-to-be-married couple a gift to grow, and let them grow together.
3. Custom Canvas Prints
As a thoughtful and one-of-a-kind wedding gift, canvas prints can help you create a stunning piece of décor for the newlyweds’ home. Whenever they see your wedding gift above their bed or in their living room, the bride and groom will remember their wedding day and how happy they were surrounded by all their friends and family, celebrating their love.
For inspiration on custom wedding canvas prints, try checking out Pinterest. You could design a collage of pictures of the soon-to-be-married couple, or you could opt for an elegant framed art print of the couple’s vows or wedding song lyrics. Online sites like Shutterfly can print excellent quality photos of the happy couple, so it’s sure to be an impressive and beautiful gift.
4. Wine Gift Set
It’s important for new couples to set aside time for date nights. But with hectic schedules and tight budgets after the wedding, many newly married couples are left spending date nights at home. As a sentimental gift, a bottle of wine and personalized glassware with the couple’s initials can help the newlyweds create a romantic date night at home.
A personalized wine gift set will serve as a great reminder of their wedding day. In addition to displaying their glassware in the kitchen, they can use it every date night or anniversary. Thanks to you, the newlyweds will have everything they need to for a great date night at home.
5. His & Hers Robes
There’s nothing better than a cozy robe on a cold morning or after a bath, and a personalized set of robes for the bride and groom is the perfect way to de-stress after the big day. Embroidered with “Mr.” and “Mrs.” along with the new couple’s last name, matching robes are a super cute and unique wedding gift. They’ll always have something warm to lounge around in on chillier days and will be able to use them to luxuriate together in their new home.
All in all, steering away from the registry can help you give the bride and groom a great wedding gift that they’ll appreciate and use long after their big day.