Wedding gifts can be a bit of a minefield – if the happy couple doesn’t have a registry or aren’t asking for money towards their honeymoon – it can be hard to know what to get them. You don’t want to end up with a boring gift or with something that they already have.
In terms of spend, it is normal to spend roughly what your meal costs but you are free to spend what you want of course. Here are some of our top picks for unusual wedding gifts for the bride and groom.
Unusual Food and Drink Wedding Gift Ideas
Food Wedding Presents
If the happy couple is going straight on their honeymoon, you’ll need to avoid perishables but if you know that they will have a chance to pop food away in their cupboard or freezer, luxury food items like chocolates or pastries are a nice option for bride and groom gifts (even nicer if they can take them on the honeymoon).
Food samples make great wedding gifts for the bride and groom which always go down well and allow the happy couple to experience a few tasty treats. Getting a gift personalised, such as a wedding hamper for the bride and groom, makes for a heartwarming gift that they’re bound to cherish. If the gift hamper is filled to the brim with hand-picked items, this will remind the bride and groom that your present has been carefully thought out, and you’re on to a winner!
Drink Wedding Presents
Give the new Mr. and Mrs. a gorgeous set of champagne flutes like these flutes with a stand or Interlocking Flutes from Confetti. For something a little more unusual, try these Modena Sculpted Wine Glasses. These would also go fantastically inside a personalised wedding hamper or gift box, perhaps with a bottle of their favourite tipple to share after the wedding.
Technology-Based Unique Wedding Gifts
Give Them The Stars As A Wedding Gift
When the happy couple gets bored of staring into each others’ eyes, they can gaze at the stars from the comfort of their own living room with a home planetarium that projects space into your home. For a little extra romance, you can even turn on the shooting star function and make a wish. You can guarantee that this unusual present will be used time and time again, on date nights and wedding anniversaries. It really is the gift that keeps on giving; it even doubles up as an anniversary gift!
Reduce Marital Disputes with this Unique Wedding Present
Settle any arguments with a little help from Alexa in the form of the Echo to keep the marital peace. This should keep the marital bliss lasting long after the wedding season.
Honeymoon Gifts for After the Big Day
Keep your bride and groom connected on their honeymoon with luggage that can charge their phones like this unusual yet practical suitcase.
Experience Wedding Day Gift Ideas
Get Out In Nature
Help the newlyweds get out in nature with some bees and beer on a Rural Beekeeping and Beer Tasting for Two.
Give them the opportunity to make some new unusual friends on a Walk with Alpacas. These friendly animals are ready to keep the happy couple smiling. Also ready to meet them, are some charming meerkats!
Forge Ahead With Building Memories
Building shared experiences is perfect for married couples and you don’t have to go with just the normal experiences – for a truly unique gift, send your loved ones off to the blacksmiths for a day at Oldfield Forge. Getting creative together is a fantastic idea for a honeymoon wedding gift.
As long as you’re happy for the bride and groom having your gift before the wedding, send them to forge their own wedding rings. A fun gift that you know they will be using what they make together!
Let Them Decide
The Happily Ever After box from Tinggly offers lots of choices of experiences and with such variety, your newlyweds are sure to find something they like.
Keepsake Wedding Gifts
Wedding Present Books
Encourage your loved ones to remember the highlights of their lives together with a One Line A Day book, where they can add a small thought each day and revisit treasured memories.
Marriage, An Owner’s Manual makes a great gift for those who enjoy a laugh and will be a fun little book for them to read from time to time. There’s also a Haynes Manual that can be consulted for additional issues.
Household Items as Wedding Gifts
Make their threshold truly personalised with a new doormat from Etsy for their household gift or as the perfect housewarming gift. You can use nicknames if you’d prefer, as long as they wouldn’t mind the postman seeing them!
Or if you think that the couple are likely to spend some time lounging around, get them matching, comfy Bath Robes to snuggle in, these make great personalised wedding gifts.
For all the little bits they receive, they can store them in this fabulous and chic Keepsake Library.
Help Them Plan Their Next Trip with this Wedding Gift
Are the newlyweds planning to spend a lot of their time travelling? A Scratch Map will help them chronicle their adventures, as well as it being a nice piece of wall art.
Different and Unusual Wedding Gifts – The Wedding as a Gift
If there’s nothing that your couple needs and you still really want to get them something, you could always offer to pay for something or offer something you already own, like your veil or tiara, or perhaps offer to pay for the flowers or contribute towards a photographer. All these things will make their wedding day that little bit better.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our awesome and unusual wedding gifts in our list of ideas and we wish you luck in finding the perfect unique gift for the couple on their big day. If the happy couple is still looking for a wedding reception venue in Oxfordshire for their special day, tell them to contact our wedding team to find out how we can make their dreams come true!View our Wedding venue in Oxford