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62 Gift Ideas For Newlyweds

Looking for gift ideas that go beyond writing a check or throwing some money in card? Check out these gift ideas that are perfect to give anytime within the first couple years of being married.

They’re likely adjusting to life together, buying a home and enjoying life as a couple. We love these options for FUN, unique ways to encourage whatever it is that makes them who they are.

By Kevin Larue • Published Jan 4 2022

1. Super-Plush Robe

The ultimate in plushness and softness. By Brooklinen.

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These super plush robes are made of combed, long-staple Turkish cotton. They'll feel like they're lounging in luxury every morning. The robe features an oversized fit, wide sleeve adjustable cuffs, pockets, and an adjustable tie waist.

2. Personalized Cutting Board

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Who would have thought a cutting board would be so pretty? It’s a chic, customized addition to all the new things they likely registered for in their kitchen supplies. It’s affordable, and something that should have no problem standing the test of time. For many years to come, this hand-craft piece will accompany any kitchen and phase of life they are currently in.

3. Away Carry On Luggage

Beautiful luggage that's built to last.

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Designed to be the perfect carry on suitcase. It's lightweight and fits most overhead bins. The built-in USB charger is perfect for the those busy airport lounges where all the outlets are claimed. An interior compression system and hidden laundry bag make packing easy. Plus, let's face it: it just looks great.

4. Ice Cream Maker

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This fabulous gift will catch the new couple by surprise because it is highly likely that very few to no one will think of them at all. For real, who doesn’t love ice cream? Even lactose-intolerant people love ice cream! And that’s a good thing, as it adds an even more special touch to an already special gift.

5. Red Velvet NYC Subscription Box

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Do the newlyweds have a sweet tooth? They will adore a gift from this make-your-own baking company. Based out of New York, Red Velvet offers subscriptions each month. As a gift giver, you can choose a baking kit and have it delivered or provide a gift card where they choose themselves. Everything they need to concoct a delicious treat will be delivered to their doorstep.

6. Ring Doorbell/Security

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Who wouldn’t love a little extra peace of mind? This is the perfect gift for any couple or family. The type of gift you give and know will be used. The Ring Doorbell features HD video surveillance and gives motion activated alerts. They can program it with their phone, and adjust settings based on how strict or lax they want security to be. Great for when they’re at home and don’t want visitors or when they are away.

7. Roomba Vacuum

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2020 is here and no one in their right mind wants a standard old vacuum. Like everything else the couple likely want’s convenience. This automated vacuum has a three stage cleaning system that can handle basic messes, dust and pet hair with confidence. Provide a cleaning service so that they can spend more time together.

8. Echo Home Assistant

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This home assistant is reasonably priced and yet another fabulous addition to simplifying their life. With Alexa on their side, they can easily get info hands free using compatible devices by asking questions about news, setting alarms and more. Music lovers can tell Alexa to play different genres from many different music apps such as Shopify and Pandora.

9. Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

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Marriage is hard work! They may have annoyingly heard this from many people already. Give them a little reading material that they can open and close as needed throughout the years for a little bit of support during the difficult times. This book is written by John Gotham who is a relationship expert with years of experience.

10. Rustic Picture Frame

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No doubt they will have plenty of pictures from their wedding. A nice frame is a great idea so that they can put them on display beautifully. What we love about this one is that it has the word love displayed uniquely with the option for three images. Those images will fit pictures of just them, their children, dogs and more.

11. Honeymoon Gift Card

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Chip in on the newlyweds honeymoon. Where they are going, you can contribute to flights, an experience like scuba diving or a couples spa day. Honeyfund acts as cash for the couple to spend however they choose with partnered vendors such as Delta Airlines. You can’t go wrong with making it all more memorable.

12. Honeymoon Adventure Book

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Track and remember the honeymoon adventure. It all flies by so fast, give them a scrapbook to lock in the memory. Something they will love looking back on over the years. There are 24 pages that include romantic designs and quotes, the work is done for them, they just need to add the details.

13. Picnic Backpack

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Romantic hikes can now be accompanied by an organized picnic. This backpack has all they need to set up shop in the woods, at the top of the mountain, or wherever they go. Blanket, silverware, salt and pepper. It’s all there. This insulated backpack also boasts the ability to keep food temperature right where it needs to be.

14. Olive Oil Gift Set

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Foodies and cooks will appreciate this one. The set comes with 4 different Organic extra virgin olive oil flavors. Red pepper, basil, garlic, and rosemary fill the oils. Perfect for cooking or finishing off a variety of different meals with top of the line ingredient oils.

15. Make Your Own Wine Kit

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A make your own wine kit is super fun for the wino couple in your life. This kit makes up to 6 gallons of wine. Kits can be chosen to fit their tastes that fall into popular white and red wine categories. They can share their creations during special celebrations between just the two of them, or share them at hosting events with friends and family.

16. Ninja Air Fryer

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By now you’ve heard of the Ninja Air Fryers. Most people note that they are a fabulous find for the kitchen. For foodies that like the deep fried, crispy taste without the poor effects on health, this is a big win. Additionally it acts as a great dehydrator for fruits and other healthy snacks. This one is a 4 qt design, but there are larger ones available for bigger crowds.

17. Instant Pot

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All hail the instant pot. The game changer that made crock pots a thing of the past! Okay not really, but they are magic in the kitchen. Most couples will love to have one on hand for busy weekday meals and stress free meal planning and prep. It can act as a crock pot, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and more. A must have for the newlyweds.

18. Outdoor Heater

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Why not give them a heater that allows them to enjoy the outdoors for just a little longer? A heater for the deck or patio is great for brisk nights taking in the fresh air. This one has a wheel for easy portability, as well as capabilities to be tied down so safely. This affordable heater gives off a 46,0000 BTU’s meaning it's ready for any temperature to provide comfort.

19. Custom Drawing

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Pick yours or their favorite picture and bring it into a fun filled custom drawing. These are adorable and are perfect for decor within the home. Consider an engagement photo or one from the wedding. It’s the perfect unique addition to their bedroom or living room space. Just send in a photo, and a cute replica will be given!

20. Mixology Gift

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A classy gift for the cocktail drinkers. This set is complete with a martini mixer, jigger, strainer, bar mixing spoons, tongs and more. We love the stainless steel finish and the wooden stand it’s kept in keeping things organized. A bonus is the recipe book so they can enjoy popular mixers with drink perfection.

21. Funny Welcome Mat

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If the newlyweds have a sense of humor (and so do their friends),this doormat is a cute gift option. Set the tone right when guests walk to their front door and get ready for fun and with the newlyweds. People love a good conversation piece, and this certainly is. You can find a variety of different sayings that will fit perfectly for their personality.

22. Table Bluetooth Speaker

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This piece of furniture is more than just that. It’s also an awesome bluetooth speaker built right into it. A perfect way to have sound right in the middle of activity and entertainment. Usb’s are hidden within the table to a sleek, yet powerful design that will compliment their living room.

23. Bond Touch Bracelets

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Perhaps the couple often has to spend time apart. You can bring them closer with these adorable bracelets.They look similar to a smart watch, so nothing too girly or too manly. It’s as simple as wanting them to know the other person is thinking of them, then they touch the band. It provides a vibration (and a smile) to whoever is on the other end. Awww!

24. Cornhole Set

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For the outdoor entertainers, gift a cornhole set they can use for many years to come. The popular backyard game is a staple at most barbecues nowadays. This one has the design of a distressed American Flag and has a handy carrying case for both the bags and the boards.

25. Memory Box

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This personalized memory box can hold all their favorite moments. While all of their moments will be special, this one is for their absolute favorites. From pictures to ticket stubs, they can lock it up safely to make sure it sticks around till their old and gray. Engrave it with their names, wedding date or whatever would be meaningful to them.

26. Yeti Mug Set

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No matter what they drink, give them a couple yeti tumblers to ensure their drinks maintain temperature. Yeti is built to last. Due to their high price tags, it makes for a nice gift that they may not regularly buy on their own. Available in a variety of different color options.

27. Couples Massage Gift Card

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A gift where they can relax together. A couple's massage is great any time of the year. During times of stress (wedding planning) , times of celebration OR just to maintain their health. There aren’t too many people who say they DON’T like massages. These gift cards allow them to choose the location of their choosing too!

28. Sun Shade

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Protect them and their space from harmful UV Rays. A wonderful idea for those that need some shade in certain areas of their home, or own a pool! It also easily dries out quickly after the rain, comes in a couple different sizes and colors and is made from high quality material that will not mold or fade over time. Perfect to protect their kids someday too!

29. Two person Kayak

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Super relaxing activities they can do together will allow the years to be just a bit more enjoyable. This two person kayak gives them what they need for early mornings on the water. It’s peaceful and has meditative qualities that combine water with sport.

30. Adult Party Game

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This hilarious game made just for adults is perfect to have in their entertainment stash. A deck of cards is provided and within those cards there are 5 different options. Some are activity cards, skills, hidden tricks etc. All completed with lighthearted drinking fun, for those 21 and up!

31. Team Serving Tray

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Sports buffs will like this serving tray. It’s customized with their favorite NFL teams. That next superbowl or tailgating outing they will be ready to show their team spirit and also provide yummy treats for their company. It’s a win win, and of course can be used year round!

32. Mail Organizer

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Without a doubt, excess mail is one of those very annoying things they you just really do need a place for. This rustic item has two slots that hold onto important documents so they never wonder where they placed it. It also holds their keys and has chalkboard space so they can write reminders and love notes back and forth to one another.

33. Movie Projector

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A wonderful gift idea for movie buffs and entertainment junkies. This portable movie projector can accompany them wherever they are. On a trip, in their backyard or in their basement.It syncs with devices such as smartphones to project whatever flicks they’re watching taking movie night to a whole new level.

34. Boat Mat

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If the couple lives on the water they will love the water mat. It’s a huge piece of landscape that can be rolled out for sunbathing and playing. Its’ size is 9 x 6 ft creating a lily pad big enough for them and many of their friends. Bonus, once kids come into play this will be perfect for them as well.

35. Backyard Rolling Cooler

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This backyard cooler will be the perfect addition to their social gatherings. It is sleek, has wheels for rolling creating convenience, and has the ability to hold 70 cans or 50 bottles of beverages. We love it’s bottle opener and the shelf to set extra items and have a little storage if needed.

36. Towel Warmer

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A little bit of luxury when stepping out of the shower each day, especially during the cold, winter months. This warmer mounts to the wall, which is great because many towel warmers take up way too much space. It’s available in a variety of different finishes to match their decor and provides warmth, never too hot for the perfect, calming temperature post shower.

37. Goose Down Comforter

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A good night's rest is never a bad thing. A goose down comforter will make their bedroom the perfect escape they need to reconnect and relax each night together. This is an all seasons comforter, so it’s warm enough but not too hot. 60% Egyptian Cotton, 40% Polyester and amazingly soft.

38. Breakfast in Bed Tray

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This tray can let them take turns making and serving breakfast in bed to one another. It’s an adorable idea to encourage doing things for one another. This is multi-purpose, so it can also be used for laptop usage and other work in bed. It also has storage and has elevation at an angle providing stability with whatever they are using it for.

39. Knife Set

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A good knife set is traditional, but an important gift for newlyweds. Those who spend time in the kitchen really do need a good knife set. It can make such a difference when preparing meals. The set comes with 15 pieces and it’s wood container is a dark brown finish, perfect for any kitchen decor.

40. Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker

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Who doesn’t like soft serve ice cream? Trips to the ice cream shop will no longer be necessary. This is a 1 ½ quart size machine, taking ice cream making to a whole new level. They can create whatever flavors they want, and it has containers for add-ins like sprinkles etc. So fun!

41. Portable Cooler

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Every couple and family needs at least one high quality cooler. This one will last for years and be used time and time again. It holds 6 cans of beer (or any beverage), 8 pounds of ice and has a shoulder strap, making it easy to take to the golf course, pool party etc. We love the available color options as well from basic gray to vibrant turquoise.

42. Inflatable Loungers

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These multipurpose inflatable loungers are great for so many reasons.Outdoor enthusiasts can use these on the beach, while camping in the woods, or by the pool. These are lightweight and easy to travel with. Consider this the on the go air mattress without the hassle. They blow up using wind NOT an air pump.

43. Thought Provoking Gift

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Sometimes there isn’t much to say, and that's okay. Other times, they can branch off of their normal conversation and use this gift. It comes with cards to encourage a new conversation and new ideas. It’s great for bonding and keeping the love alive throughout the years and maintaining a friendship.

44. Luggage Set

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Encouraging travel is another great gift idea. No matter how often they are on the road, a good luggage set they can count on is an essential. We like the hardshell case of these, meant for the wear and tear of travel. It comes with 3 different sizes suitable for quick and longer trips and comes in 17 different color options.

45. Story of Us

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A gift for creatives. This is a fill in the blank book is a fun scrapbook for couples that want to remember the details. Their first kiss, first date, and blank pages for whatever makes the couple unique can be added. Something they’ll appreciate years down the road when their memories may begin to fade.

46. Sound System

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We think this is a fabulous gift idea for music lovers. It can be annoying to tote around a bluetooth device, or listen to music on devices that don’t have good quality sound. Feel the music throughout the entire house. It’s got fun LED lighting and options for karaoke too!

47. Personalized Key Holder

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So cute! The perfect spot to hang their keys, dog leashes or other lightweight items. It’s customized with their first or last names and other details that you have total control over. Adorable for entryways and adds that perfect little touch to their home with a size of 11 x 5in.

48. Christmas Ornament

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This is a hilarious newlywed ornament. We love it because it’s different, funny and beyond your usual ornaments for the bride and groom. Customized with the year that they got married, made from ceramic, and tied with a gold ribbon. Suitable for the couple with a sense of humor.

49. Personalized Welcome Door Mats

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There are fewer things that scream, “we live together!” than a nicely crafted welcome doormat with the couple’s initials. They say first impressions last longer, and this is perhaps one of the very best first impressions any couple can make on visitors.

50. Happy First Anniversary Toilet Paper

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Wait, at least hear us out first! The best gifts, at times, are usually the simplest gifts - those given without too much thought. And you will agree that this toilet paper fits that bill. Also, given that the toilet is one part of the house that is always visited daily, this gift will remind the couple of you anytime they use it. So, see, not that bad!

51. The Couple’s Bucket List

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Date nights are special nights for reflection and love, but they can get monotonous pretty fast. This is why couples need to spice the date up from time to time. The Couple’s Bucket List steps up to the challenge, as it contains several exciting games and fun activities to make their date nights memorable.

52. Mr. and Mrs. Ring and Jewelry Holder

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This gift sounds like something you’ll give to a couple before the wedding, right? Well, not entirely, and that’s what makes it perfect. Couples that appreciate jewelry will enjoy this gem of a gift, thanks to its sleek and pretty design. You can also get one for the newlywed Mr. and the Mrs.

53. Memory Jar

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If you’re a close friend or relative that has spent lots of time with the couple before their marriage, this Memory Jar is perfect for reminding them of the good times you shared. There are quite a lot of tickets on there, so no mincing words!

54. Scented Candles with A Personalized Message

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This isn’t just one of the most beautiful gifts you can get a couple; it is also one of the most soothing to the nose and senses. The relaxing atmosphere these candles bring will definitely warm a couple’s hearts. Going for one of the aromatherapy candles could prove particularly useful as it helps them relieve stress and anxiety after a tedious. Besides, you can also attach a message to the candle.

55. Wine glasses

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Of course, we weren’t going to leave this off the list! Weddings are typically celebration-filled, and what better way to celebrate than with fine wine? But the emphasis isn’t on the wine here; it’s on the glasses containing the wine. In essence, a good glass will make any wine taste better. Therefore, it makes for a perfect gift for a wine-loving couple.

56. Romantic Pillowcase

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Have you seen this before? Probably not, and the chances that the couple hasn’t seen them either are slim. And that’s what makes it unique, after, of course, the most romantic of messages contained on it. This gift is an excellent way to wish the couple “sweet dreams,” but in pillowcase language.

57. Cheeseboard

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If the couple in question is particularly fond of making cheese for the guests, this is the way to go. It also comes in handy when serving meat, veggies, nuts, and anything in between. The beauty of this cheese board is that it is simple, effective, and customizable. This should be close to the top of the most thoughtful gifts for couples who love receiving visitors if you ask me.

58. Decanter

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You must see why we love this gift already! Seriously, the antique touch, elegant design, and the very fact that it’s a decanter are dead giveaways. How a drink is taken has a considerable effect on the drinking experience, and a decanter assures a five-star drinking experience.

59. Personalized Wood Coasters

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We’ll let you in on a bit of secret - couples love having their names on things. And it only makes sense to exploit this. DIY wood coasters are gifts that any couple will very much appreciate. And the coasters having a personal touch and being customized make this even better.

60. Personalized Bracelets

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Friendship bracelets never go out of vogue, and this gift just proves that. The key to giving a gift like this is getting the right message printed on it. Because a bracelet can be worn almost anywhere, it’s an excellent way of constantly reminding the newlywed that they have a family aside from just their spouse.

61. Funny Frame with Mugs and Glasses

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Married life should be fun, and I bet you will try your best to make your newlywed achieve that. Therefore, getting a gift that evokes a smile isn’t by any means a bad idea. And this frame with mugs and glasses is just funny, especially when the receiving couple can take a nice joke. We’re sure they’ll look forward to the “pm!”

62. Monogram Kitchen Towel

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When people think of gifts for newly-weds, they just don’t care about some towels. That’s very understandable, considering their tedious job in the kitchen, but that doesn’t make them less important than several other kitchen utensils. An added benefit is the monogram which just bangs.

63. Wall Art

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Everyone loves art and even the people that don’t consider themselves big fans appreciate a decent painting. A wall art gift is one definite way to brighten up a room and the hearts of the receiving couple. It gets even better if you go for art that shares heartwarming messages that urge the couple to keep their love for one another.

64. Charcuterie

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The kitchen should be one of the most looked at areas when getting gifts for a new couple primarily due to its essentiality in any home. That said, it shouldn’t come as any shock whatsoever that the number of gift items dedicated to this zone and charcuterie also enter the conversation here. It is simple, modern, has a friendly feel, and is very useful, especially for food enthusiasts.

65. Blessing Bonnet

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It is one thing for a gift to be valuable; it is another thing to transcend time and be worthwhile for generations to come. This is the whole concept of getting an heirloom gift, and we present an infant-sized blessing bonnet to you. It does exactly what it sounds like - blessing families with joy and happiness.

66. Hanging Parrots

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We saved this genius gift idea for the last. Parrots are bright little birds that are beautiful to behold. This lovebird also symbolizes friendship and a happy union. The reality about this gift is that most couples will never think they need it until they get them, except for a few bird lovers. So, why not be the one to give them to your favorite couple?


FAQ

What are some good inexpensive wedding gifts?

Inexpensive is a relative term, but we’re assuming below $100. With that budget, you could get a bottle of wine, a frame, a few kitchen utensils, some scented candles, or even invite the couple for a meal.

What should a wedding gift cost?

There’s no rulebook on what a wedding gift should cost, but one socially acceptable way of determining this is considering the per-head cost of the wedding. If the couple spends around $100 per person for their wedding celebrations, your gift should be north of $10

Is it rude not to give a wedding gift?

We won’t say rude now, but not at all ideal. You don’t have to tear your pocket because you want to get a gift but try as much as possible to give the couple something. Anything is usually better than nothing.

Do you give cash or check for a wedding gift?

Many people don’t think so, but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with gifting cash or checks. The only rule is the amount has to be reasonably substantial. Say, $150 upwards.

How do you address a check for a wedding gift?

To start with, address it as Mr. “or” Mrs., not Mr. “and” Mrs. Also, don’t make assumptions about the name of the couple, particularly the bride.