51 Wedding Present Ideas for the Newlyweds: The Ultimate Guide

Our jam packed guide gives you all the present ideas you need for the happy couple

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Pulling your hair out searching for wedding present ideas for a newlywed couple? We understand that gift buying can sometimes throw up a whole load of stress, especially if it needs to be something thoughtful for a couple who are tying the knot.

Well stress no more, as we’ve compiled the ultimate gift guide to inspire you! Whether you’re searching for a cute, quirky, practical or personalised wedding gift, we guarantee there will be something here to thrill every bride and groom.

Gifts for the Couple

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Chocolate

These personalised chocolates would go down a treat with newlyweds who are total chocoholics.

Personalised chocolates make a great wedding present idea

Image Credit: Chocolate by Cocoapod Chocolate on Not on the High Street

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A Charity Donation

If you know a thoughtful couple, why not venture off the gist list and make a charity donation on their behalf? You could even sponsor an endangered animal in their name.

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Personalised Champagne

Champagne is a must for any celebration and a present that the couple are sure to appreciate! You could even go one step further and add a special message on the bottle to make it a personalised gift.

Personalised champagne is a sophisticated wedding present idea

Image Credit: Intervino on Not on the High Street

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Matching Mugs

If they’re big fans of a strong brew then this set of ‘Mr and Mrs’ mugs from Lisa Angel Wedding on Not on the High Street are just the ticket.

Mr and Mrs mugs are a great wedding present idea for the couple

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Address Stamps

If the couple have just moved into a new home together, then a set of stamps personalised with their address would make an excellent wedding present idea. That way they can easily remember it!

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A Day Out or Experience

If you can’t think of anything materialistic to get the happy couple, why not treat them to a day out or experience instead! The list of activities you can book is endless these days, from dinner at the shard to flying lessons for the thrill seekers - there is sure to be something that they’ll enjoy.

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Tea Hamper

Take their love of an afternoon cuppa to the next level by buying the newlyweds this amazing Yorkshire Tea hamper from Keelham Farm Shop on Not on the High Street! The hamper includes everything from ginger biscuits and fruit cake to a box of Yorkshire Tea of course!

A tea hamper is a great wedding present idea for couples who love a brew

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Wooden Plant Box

If the newlyweds have got green fingers, then this personalised wooden crate from Plantabox is a thoughtful gift for them to plant something in together. They could even keep planting the flowers used in their wedding so it serves as a constant reminder of the special day.

This wooden plant box makes a great wedding present idea for couples who love gardening

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Money

Sometimes the bride and groom may ask for money instead of gifts, so that they can put it towards their honeymoon or something for their new home together. A nice and simple wedding present idea!

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Lights for the Home

Help make their shared home look pretty with something to light it up. Fairy lights are a nice touch, or how about illuminated letters like these ones from Rocket & Rye on Not on the High Street to put their name in lights?

These illuminated letters are a great wedding gift idea for couples who have just bought a new home

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His and Hers Pillowcases

They certainly won’t argue over whose side is who with these ‘his and hers’ pillowcases from ZCreateDesign on Etsy.

His and hers pillowcases are a great wedding present idea

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Gin Making Kit

This doesn’t even have to be a gin making kit specifically, any home making kit of their favourite tipple is sure to put a smile on their faces.

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A Chess Set

This city inspired chess set is perfect for quirky couples who are celebrating at an unusual London venue.

This quirky chess set is a great wedding present idea for couples

Image Credit: Skyline Chess on Not on the High Street

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Personalised Wall Print

A special wall print that the couple can hang up in their home makes a great wedding gift idea, as it’s something they can cherish forever. We love this print from The Little Paper Company on Not on the High Street.

This personalised wall print for couples is a great wedding present idea

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A Hamper of Their Favourite Things

Put together a hamper of all their favourite things – include things like their favourite tipple, homemade cakes, soap or perhaps a mixtape of their favourite music.

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A Vintage Cushion

If the couple’s celebration is filled with vintage wedding ideas, this retro design cushion from Not on the High Street would be the perfect present. Not only is the design simple and elegant but you can personalise it with their names and wedding date.

This personalised cushion is a great wedding present idea for vintage loving couples

Image Credit: Vintage Designs Reborn on Not on the High Street

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His and Hers T-shirts

Whether you opt for cheesy or fashionable, ‘his and hers’ t-shirts are a witty and winning wedding present idea!

Hubby and wifey tshirts are a quirky wedding present idea

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Cheese Hamper

Cheese loving couples will go crackers for this huge cheese hamper from Paxton & Whitfield! The hamper box includes a fine selection of cheeses and is a must for the newlyweds if they're partial to a bit of stilton on toast.

This Paxton & Whitfield hamper is a great wedding present idea for cheese loving couples

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Make Them Something

If your budget is limited, why not use your creative skills and make something for the newlyweds? Whatever you bake, knit or craft, a homemade gift is thoughtful and shows you’ve put time and effort in.

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A Christmas Ornament

If they’re planning a winter celebration full of Christmas wedding ideas, then a festive decoration is a great present to commemorate their first Christmas as a married couple.

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Towels

These monogrammed hand towels from gettingpersonal.co.uk add a personal touch to an ordinary household item. They would also make a fabulous cotton gift idea for the couple’s second wedding anniversary.

Monogrammed hand towels are a great wedding present idea

Image Credit: gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are a fun wedding present idea if the newlyweds have just bought a home together.

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A Horseshoe

A horseshoe given as a wedding gift is traditionally meant to bring the couple good luck – we love this engraved one from gettingpersonal.co.uk.

An engraved horseshoe is a great wedding present idea that brings good luck

Image Credit: gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Biscuits

Buy them a big tin of biscuits or put Mary Berry to shame and bake your own!

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Their Favourite Song

For a wedding present idea that is completely personal, why not consider giving them this soundwaves print of their favourite song? Or even their first dance if you know what it is.

This frame is a great wedding present idea for musical couples

Image Credit: House of Yve on Not on the High Street

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A Photo Frame

A photo frame is always a winning wedding present idea, as it is ideal for them to show off those cherished memories after the day.

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Flowers

A lovely bunch of flowers is the sweetest way to give your well wishes to the couple.

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Passport Holders

If the couple are planning to jet off somewhere far away for their honeymoon, they’ll love these elegant black passport holders from Find me a Gift.

His and hers passport holders are a great wedding present idea for couples heading off on their honeymoon

Image Credit: findmeagift.co.uk

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A Tree

Take inspiration from this celebrity wedding gift list if you’re deciding what to get an environmentally conscious couple – Stella McCartney asked for her wedding guests to give her and Alasdhair Willis trees so they could plant their own forest! Or failing that, just a pot plant will probably do...

Find out more about the best gift lists here.

Gifts for the Groom

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Cufflinks

Give the groom a stylish gift with these fashionable cufflinks from Not on the High Street that can be personalised with his initials. With a unique wooden design and silver plating, they’ll be a gift that he can cherish for years to come.

Cuff links are a stylish wedding present idea

Image Credit: Clouds and Currents on Not on the High Street

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Hip Flask

A hip flask is an excellent present choice for the groom, especially if it’s personalised and has a stylish leather finish like this one from gettingpersonal.co.uk!

This personalised hip flask is a stylish wedding present idea for the groom

Image Credit: gettingpersonal.co.uk

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A Sporty Gift

If they’re hard core fans of their favourite football team or simply enjoy playing a sport as a weekly hobby, then a sport themed gift is an ideal wedding present. You could book them a tour around their team’s stadium if you want to splash out, or if you’re on a budget, then a gift like this monogrammed golf head cover from gettingpersonal.co.uk will do the trick.

Personalised golf head cover is an ideal wedding present for a sporty groom

Image Credit: gettingpersonal.co.uk

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A Watch

Is the groom your childhood best mate? If so then he needs a special gift to celebrate this happy time. These watches from Abbott Lyon have stylish leather straps and a simple yet classic gold face design. If you’re a groom looking for gifts for your best man, then these are also a great groomsmen gift idea!

Watches are an indulgent wedding gift idea for the groom

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A Driving Experience

Car obsessed grooms will definitely appreciate a driving experience as their wedding present. Go to toxicfox.co.uk to check out their Aston Martin thrill experience.

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A Gift Based on Their Favourite TV Show

If they’re mad for Game of Thrones or obsessively watch House of Cards without missing an episode, then a TV themed gift is a top wedding present idea. The obvious choice is to buy them a boxset, but if you want to go for the humour angle then a gift like this ‘Breaking Bread’ chopping board is perfect!

This chopping board is a humorous and quirky wedding present idea

Image Credit: gettingpersonal.co.uk

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An Engraved Whiskey Glass or Tankard

What’s a fancy way to enjoy a favourite tipple or beverage? In an engraved tankard or whiskey glass of course! A thoughtful and practical gift idea.

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Beard Grooming Kit

If they’re a well groomed gent with a moustache or beard that they’ve been proudly growing for weeks, then this gift set from The Brighton Beard Company would go down a treat. A must buy for hipster grooms!

This bread grooming kit is an ideal wedding gift for the hipster groom

Image Credit: The Brighton Beard Company on Not on the High Street

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A Personalised Holdall

He can jet off in style to the honeymoon if you present the groom with this stylish personalised holdall from toxicfox.co.uk.

This personalised holdall is a great wedding present idea

Image Credit: toxicfox.co.uk

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A Wallet

A wallet is a thoughtful wedding present idea and if you shop around you can find one to suit every budget. Choose one with space for photos so that they can put a wedding picture in there.

Gifts for the Bride

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A Compact Mirror

The bride will want to make sure she looks her most beautiful on her wedding day, so this engraved silver compact mirror from gettingpersonal.co.uk would be ideal for her to pop in her clutch to avoid any smudged mascara mishaps.

This silver personalised compact mirror is a stylish wedding present idea

Image Credit: gettingpersonal.co.uk

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Jewellery

If the bride is someone very near and dear to you, treat them to some gorgeous jewellery which they could even wear on their special day. We love this triple wrap heart bracelet and birthstone locket necklace – both available from Not on the High Street.

A necklace makes a thoughtful wedding gift

Image Credit (left to right): Bloom Boutique and Cinderela B Jewellery; both from Not on the High Street

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A Make Up Bag

For the bride who is always losing her make up, present her with this stylish stripy make up bag from Tillyanna on Not on the High Street!

A make up bag is an ideal wedding present idea for the fashionable bride

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A Cake Tin

If she fancies herself as a bit of a baking fanatic, then she’ll love this cute tin from Jonny’s Sister on Not on the High Street that she can fill with all her yummy treats!

This personalised cake tin is a great wedding present idea for keen bakers

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A Bottle of Bubbly or Prosecco

If you know a special couple who are about to tie the knot then a bottle of the good stuff is definitely required!

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A Personalised Necklace

Take inspiration from Carrie’s necklace in Sex and the City and treat the bride to her very own name necklace from Anna Lou of London at Not on the High Street. These also make great bridesmaid gifts if you’re a bride looking for something to say thank you to your girls.

This name necklace is a thoughtful wedding present idea

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A Candle

Just because this gift is small doesn’t mean it’s any less special. Give them a candle that releases their favourite fragrance or get a personalised one for a special touch – like this gorgeous white candle from Lily Belle Home on Not on the High Street.

A personalised candle is a thoughtful wedding present idea

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Bath Bombs

Spoil the bride with some bath bombs – ideal for some pre-wedding ‘me time’ if you give these to her before the big day.

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A Jewellery Box

If she’s bought some jewellery especially for her wedding day, present the bride with a beautiful jewellery box that she can keep it safe in.

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Socks

We know, we know, socks are the kind of gift that your gran gives you for Christmas, but these luxurious bed socks from the Quirky Gift Library on Not on the High Street will change all that! You can even personalise the box with your own message for the bride.

Socks are a cute wedding present idea for the bride

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A Notebook

A useful present where they can jot down all their notes or use it as a diary to record the honeymoon memories.

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Macarons

These colourful treats are certainly a popular wedding favour idea, but macarons would also make a great gift for the bride if she has a sweet tooth! Our mouth is watering over this box of pretty pastel macarons from Halva Bakery.

Macarons are a great wedding present idea for a bride or groom with a sweet tooth

Now you’ve got the gift sorted, read up on our 18 rules for wedding guests before the big day. If you’re feeling super organised, you could even plan ahead and pick out what to get the couple for their first wedding anniversary in a year’s time!



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