Watching a loved one get married is a really exciting experience. Whether it’s a friend or family member, it’s such a joyous day which you will always cherish. Opening wedding gifts is a special moment for the couple, as they can remember the big day and feel spoiled by loved ones. However, it can be hard to find the perfect wedding gift, especially where more and more couples are moving in before marriage and won’t need to put a new toaster, microwave or blender on their wedding registry. It’s important to find something special to welcome the couple into married life. To help you find a gift that the newlyweds will love during wedding season, we’ve compiled some fun and unusual wedding gift ideas below.
For those couples who don’t need anything (read: stuff), sometimes a better gift can be an experience, like one they have been desperate to do or one they never would have thought of for themselves. An experience gift shows you’ve really thought outside the box, so think about the things you know the happy couple love to do and find the experience perfect for them. We recommend finding an experience with a flexible date so your couple can choose the perfect time to enjoy themselves.
Day out experience wedding gifts
Treat the happy couple to some time away for just the two of them with one of these unusual wedding gift ideas, such as a London Eye and Lunch Cruise for Two or send them off to make their own gin and vodka. This may be the first day out they have as a married couple after the honeymoon, so it’ll be a really special experience.
If your happy couple would prefer to sit down, be entertained and relax for a little while, Theatre Tickets can be a nice choice, particularly when they come with a three-course meal and wine. Allow your newlyweds to sit back, unwind and enjoy the show with some delicious cuisine. This experience is sure to put a smile on their faces.
Active experience gifts
If your couple is sporty, why not send them for a rather unique experience at Bounce Below, where they can go trampolining in a cave! If they’d rather roll than bounce, send them Harness Zorbing. Or for a slightly more sedate sporting activity, how about a Nine Hole Playing Lesson with a PGA Professional. Bonus points if you provide a disposable camera for them to take and capture the memories!
For those who like a tipple
Unusual decanters and flasks for wedding presents
Hip flasks can be great for going out or to a party so why not get them one that’s a little unique like this Stainless Steel Gun Cartridge Hip Flask and wrap it in a personalised gift box to make it extra special. If they like to stay in, why not gift them a Lead Crystal Boston Decanter or a Conundrum Wine Decanter to keep their favourite tipple ready to drink. This is a fantastic gift which they can keep for years to come.
Stunning cocktail glasses and accessories
Deco Cocktail Glasses are lovely for a quiet drink at the end of the day or this Diamond Glass Set makes a dazzling pair of glasses. Once you’ve got glasses sorted, there’s always Shimmer for Prosecco and Shimmer for Gin for that added sparkle. These are perfect for a summer wedding so the newlyweds can enjoy a fancy drink in the garden.
If you buy these Secret Message Cufflinks before the wedding, the groom can wear them on the big day and send the guests to a secret location with the code.
If your happy couple is good in the kitchen, give them some His & Hers Aprons that you can suggest they use the next time they invite you over for dinner.
Fun and games
While the happy couple are sure to have a lot of fun travelling on their honeymoon (or having a staycation), there’s nothing wrong with giving them one of these quirky wedding gift ideas for a little extra fun.
Funny wedding presents
Jigsaws can be a fun way to pass the time so make them a special one that is unique to the place where they first met, had their first date or even a funny picture of the two of them. Personalised presents like this are really memorable and are sure to touch their hearts.
Just in case you’re worried about how they’ll get on later, Haynes has a handy book to explain marriage that you can get personalised with their names. This handy guide might not have all the answers but may provide plenty of amusement.
Romantic wedding gift ideas
If their love was written in the stars, why not name a star after them and make it live on there forever? This is such a simple present which is really special.
Household items that make fantastic unusual wedding gifts
Mr & Mrs wedding gifts
These personalised Mr & Mrs bath towels are not only useful but are also a cute gift that you’ll always be able to tell apart.
Decorative and unique wedding gift ideas
Keep all of those beautiful memories safe for your loved ones in a Personalised Keepsake Box or give them a Personalised Love Papercut or Personalised Wedding Song Papercut in a frame so that they can remember those beautiful times. Bonus points if you find something meaningful to add to the box before you gift it to them.
Trees can be lovely to decorate a home or garden. Just be careful if you’re buying them a plant, as you wouldn’t want it to wilt while they are on their honeymoon! A great gift for a couple who loves gardening together.
For something pretty in the home, you could get them roses that will stay blooming for a whole year and the best part is that they don’t need watering so they will stay happy when the newlyweds are on their honeymoon.
Wedding gifts for foodies
Just like with the cufflinks, if you get them a Silver Cake Slice Server in advance of the wedding, they can use it on their big day.
Send the happy couple off with a Personalised Boat Hamper Picnic Basket and fill it with some non-perishable goodies.
This last idea may be more relevant for the parents and grandparents of the happy couple but if you’re still struggling for a gift idea you could always offer to help pay for some of the wedding, whether that is the flowers, the wedding venue, the suits and dresses, a honeymoon or just a general financial contribution, which will always be appreciated by the bride and groom. Speak to the couple in advance and see how you can help make their wedding perfect.
Unusual wedding gift ideas conclusion
We love the feeling of giving someone a present and seeing the delight when they open it. Thinking outside of the box for a wedding gift ensures your present will be really special for the couple. We hope you’ve found our unusual wedding gift ideas useful and we wish you luck in your search for the perfect wedding present. For more other unique wedding gift ideas, see this blog. If the bride and groom are still looking for a wedding reception venue, we have many wedding packages available to choose from. Call us on 01604 821 666 to enquire about hiring our venue for a wedding.