There’s so much to love about weddings, like all the food, dancing and catching up with old friends. However, choosing what to give a newly married couple is one of the hardest parts of attending a wedding because every couple is so different! If you’re not sure about what to give the new Mr. and Mrs., here’s a few of our favorite gift ideas newlywed couples will love:
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If you’re someone who has been close to their bride or groom for their whole life, something homemade will mean the world to them! Whether it’s a quilt for a bedroom or a throw blanket for the couch, no newlywed couple can ever have enough blankets, especially homemade ones from the people they love most. If you’re not a big quilter, another cute idea is a recipe book with some of your best family recipes.
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Something For Their First Christmas Together
No matter what time of year the happy couple is getting married, they’re going to celebrate their first Christmas together at some point. A sweet gift for any newlywed couple is something for them to commemorate their first Christmas together, like a nice ornament or a stocking embroidered with their new last name. Another adorable idea is to get them a set of ornaments to decorate their first tree with so once Christmas comes around, it’ll take off some of the stress of their first Christmas together! Source: The Sign Shoppe
Something to Decorate Their Home
One of the most exciting parts of being newly married is moving into your first home and decorating together. If you want to give a gift that is both creative and practical, give them something they can use to decorate their new home! If they had a first dance song, framing the lyrics is an adorable way to help them remember such a wonderful moment. Other ideas are canvases with quotes on them, wall vinyls, or artwork to display.
Something For The Kitchen
One of the most daunting parts of moving into a new home or apartment is trying to set up a new kitchen, so every newlywed couple is thankful for all the help they can get. In my opinion, if you really love the bride and groom and you want the utmost happiness for them, you can’t go wrong by giving them a rice cooker. If the newlyweds are friendly and love to entertain people, they might really appreciate any nice serving dishes or platters that will make being the “hostess with the mostess” so much simpler. You can even get some serving dishes personalized with their last name on it for a more unique gift as well.
Something Customized With Their Last Name
Having a new last name can be a really big change for the bride, so something customized with their last name can be a really sweet gift that will mean a lot! If they like to travel, nice luggage tags with their last name is a gift that will be put to good use! If they’re planning on moving into a new home, wall decor with their surname can also be a sweet gift idea considering they might not have anything for the new home with their name. If you want something a little bit different, you can custom order a doormat for their new home with their last name on it!
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Something For The Adventurous Couple
If your newlywed friends are the adventurous type, then a gift that compliments their spontaneous lifestyle is perfect! A super easy and simple idea for the venturesome couple is a travel fund jar. Just like Carl and Ellie’s in Disney’s UP, a travel fund jar is like a piggy bank for adults where they can collect loose change and put it toward their next expedition! These can be as simple or as extravagant as you’d like to make them, or they can be found online. Not only are these great for saving up for adventures, but also a really adorable place to keep spare change.
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Something Everyone Might Not Think Of
My mom told me the present she was most grateful for from all of her wedding gifts was a tool set that someone gave her. Even though it might not be the most romantic or sentimental of all gifts, it is something practical and it will set you apart because most people wouldn’t think of it! Most couples have either been living in an apartment or with family before they got married, which means their first home together may come with some maintenance problems they haven’t dealt with before. If you’re looking for a simple gift that any couple is going to need, a tool kit is something the couple will be so grateful for. You can even add in a cute little saying about how excited you are for them to “build” their life together.
Something They REALLY Need
If you’re ever not sure what to give the bride and groom on their happy day, you can rest assured knowing that money is always needed! Weddings and honeymoons are very expensive, and every newlywed couple would appreciate a gift of money at their wedding. If you want to help them financially in another way, giving them a gift card to a nice restaurant or their favorite cafe is also a great idea that any couple will appreciate! Having a supply of gift cards from their wedding ensures that the happy couple will be able to go out and celebrate together, especially during their first year of marriage!
Now you have a few ideas for gifts for the happy couple! What do you wish someone would have gotten you for your wedding? If you have any ideas to share, comment them below! If you just got married or you just finished opening all your wedding presents, here’s our advice on how to make writing Thank You cards a breeze!