the inspiration files: wedding gift ideas

Along with the beautiful weather, cottage weekends, and fun time with family and friends, summer often usually comes with a bunch of weddings. We have two this summer to go to, and I’m always on the hunt for fun personalized gift ideas. Most people do registries these days (which I think are great since you can buy the couple things they really need!), but I often like to include something else that’s unique and a little special.

I have been finding some cute ideas on Pinterest lately (you can follow me here), so thought I would share ’em with you!

1. Adorable newlywed tea towel by Anthropologie. This would be so sweet either framed or just used in the kitchen.

2. I love these Mr. and Mrs. cocktail glasses. Perfect to toast to your new married life.

3. A sweet DIY idea is an etched glass baking dish. Personalize it with names, a favourite quote, wedding date, whatever!

4. This “I do, Me too” fork set is ultra cute. I would love to open my kitchen drawer and see these poking out, reminding me of that lovely wedding day (especially when you’re having a not-so-smooth marital day!). These hand-stamped beauties are from etsy.

5. A fabulous idea for the couple who might have everything is a set of pre-paid date nights. Do one for each month of their first year married. You can customize the dates to suit the couple – movie passes, zip-lining passes, spa certificates, picnic spots, hike suggestions, whatever!

6. Instead of the usual poster with names and wedding date, how about GPS coordinates and wedding date? A fun, personalized piece of art.

Source: via gemma on Pinterest

Source: via gemma on Pinterest

7. Do the couple like to bake? How about a personalized utensil holder with one of their favourite recipes painted on?

8. If they are wine-drinkers, this gift idea is definitely a winner. Three special bottles of wine for their 1st, 3rd, and 5th wedding anniversaries.

9. And lastly, some personalized ceramic platters.

Source: via gemma on Pinterest

Aren’t these fun? Got any other go-to wedding gift ideas that you use? Or maybe a favourite wedding gift that you received? Let me know – I wanna hear about it!

  • how2home

    Gemma! This is such a great round up of wedding gift ideas! Usually we like to give gift cards as gifts. It’s so hard sometimes to figure out what to buy the newly weds …you dont want to end up purchasing the same gift as “uncle sam” by accident LOL…but i LOVE the j + j dish plate…its super adorable. I’d love to have one of those any day :)

  • EJ @ Not A House, But A Home

    I love this post! My friend is getting married in a month so this is very well timed :)

    • gemma

      Oh good! I hope you got some good ideas!


  • RealtyqueenTO

    Great post, I love all of these ideas, they are so unique and super thoughtful, I can’t wait to attend another wedding, I usually go to 4 a year it seems as of late and just give cards with money, but this is so much better! Can’t decide which is my fav, I love them all!

    • gemma

      Glad they were useful! I like to give gift cards or something off the registry also (useful for the bride and groom), but it’s always nice to throw in a little something unique/creative/special too!


  • kat p

    What fabulous and original ideas for gifts. Not the usual and some thought put into them. The couple will keep these and appreciate them.

  • Ankita

    Love your gift ideas. One trend that I see is toward more personalized gifts like monogrammed linens that will be enjoyed for a much longer time than many other gift ideas.