Book A Room
Next Article

Awesome and unusual wedding gifts for the bride and groom


Wedding gifts can be a bit of a minefield – if the happy couple don’t have a registry or aren’t going for money for 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.

Unusual food and drink wedding gift ideas

Food wedding presents

food wedding presents

If your 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, some luxury items like chocolates or pastries are a nice touch 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 nice and tasty goods.


unusual wedding gifts

If the happy couple loves a drink – be that tea or alcoholic – there are many options for you to choose from, including personalised decanters, funky wine glasses, bars and great mugs.


If she’s the boss, make sure everyone knows with these I Do mugs (although they will work either way around). You can even get matching coasters! For a cute touch, how about some Kissing Mugs?


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.

Technology-based unique wedding gifts

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 Sega’s Home Planetarium. For a little extra romance, you can even turn on the shooting star function and make a wish.

Remove the danger of marital disputes with this unique wedding present

Settle any arguments with a little help from Alexa in the form of the Echo and keep the marital peace. This should keep the marital bliss lasting longer 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 suitcase.

Experience wedding gift ideas

Experience wedding present ideas

Get out in nature

Help the newlyweds get some fresh air on their honeymoon with some bees and beer on a Rural Beekeeping and Beer Tasting for Two.

Give them the opportunity to make some new 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 be blacksmiths for a day at Oldfield Forge. Getting creative together is a fantastic ideas for honeymoon wedding gift.

As long as you’re not bothered by the happy couple having your gift before the wedding, send them to forge their own wedding rings. A fun gift and you know that they will be using what they make together!

Let them decide for themselves

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

unusual wedding gifts for the bride and groom


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 presents

Make their threshold truly personalised with a new doormat from Etsy. 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 anniversary 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 being a nice piece of art for their wall.

Different and unusual wedding gifts – the wedding as a gift

unique wedding gifts

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