Buying wedding gifts for your friends and family can be difficult, especially if you procrastinated until all of the registry gifts were spoken for, or if the couple didn't have a registry at all. Wedding gifts that never fail include things you can never have enough of, and gifts with a special, personal touch — bonus points if your gift fits into both of those categories. These personalized wedding gift ideas will show your rookie married people that you put a lot of thought into the gift search, even if you did have a little help from me.
If your social media feeds look anything like mine, it might seem like someone else is getting married every five hours or so. The struggle is definitely real for people who have to thoughtfully shop for all those happy couples. Before you ask, no, this list does not include monogrammed hand towels, so go ahead and put that joke back in your bag of wisecracks for today. These 10 gifts, at least in my opinion, are things that a couple can actually put to use in their regular hectic lives.
Here are some cool custom ideas for when you're on your third wedding of the month, and are starved for gift-hunting inspiration.
This line of college town map glasses is perfect for the happy couple to reminisce about their first dates back when they were still students, and these just so happen to come as a pair! The designs are listed alphabetically by city name, so just keep scrolling to see if your couple's college is available.
Personalized Doormat , $69-$109, Pottery Barn
If your soon-to-be newlyweds plan on sharing a last name, make them feel welcome in their own home with a custom family name welcome mat for their doorstep. They'll get to use it every day, probably multiple times a day. That's a useful gift.
This next December might not be their first holiday season together, but they'll always remember this Christmas tree as the first one they decorated as a family. Help them mark the occasion by getting them these adorable custom ornaments in advance.
Personalized Cutting Board, $30, Etsy
You can actually never have too many cutting boards, and this personalized cutting board is too cute. Marked with initials and the wedding date, your happy couple will be thrilled to make many nourishing meals on this great gift.
If you're going to a wedding for a couple that has lived together for four score and sevenish years, get them something quirky like custom engraved soaps that they and all of their guests can use in the bathroom.
I'm not getting married this summer or anything, but I wouldn't mind someone getting me a personalized spa bathrobe. These things are great.
These slate cheese plates from Uncommon Green are super cute for any occasion, but for the love birds who found each other despite their geography, these slates will hold an extra special meaning.
If your newlyweds have a porch or a backyard where they like to entertain, you could get them this awesome steel fire pit complete with their shared last name or any other message of love.
If the happy couple loves the beach almost as much as they love each other, get them this understated piece of art to hang in their home.
If you know that the happy couple is going to be honeymooning by the sea, spring for this pair of personalized beach towels with the destination, month, and year printed under two cute beach chairs.