Wedding gift lists tend to follow similar suits, and newly married couples often end up with lots of the same thing.
Think toasters, picture frames and cutlery sets… and at least 10 of each.
Without a wedding gift list it can be hard to know what the couple wants, so why not surprise them with one of these unusual wedding gifts that they won’t be expecting? They’ll be so thankful.
We have searched high and low to round up 16 unique wedding gift ideas that suit every type of budget. Whichever you choose, it’ll be received with open arms – we’re sure of it!
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Experience Day Wedding Gifts
Theatre & Dinner For Two – £99
Treat the couple to an experience instead of just another tangible gift, and send them off for a memorable evening in London.
With this wonderful Virgin Experience, the couple will enjoy a delicious pre-theatre two-course meal at a restaurant within walking distance of their chosen theatre, then a best-selling West End Show!
We love this idea, particularly as it will give the couple something to look forward to after the madness of their wedding has calmed down.
Luxury Chocolate Tasting Evening For Two – £80
If the couple you’re buying for aren’t into the theatre but absolutely love food, send them on a chocolate tasting evening in London.
It is perfect for those with a sweet tooth – the couple will take a journey of chocolate discovery as they taste their way through craft chocolates, learn about how they’re made and select some to take home. What a treat!
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Beekeeping & Craft Beer Experience For Two – £78
It might sound a little random, but this Not On The High Street experience day sold out in 2017 and 2018 and received rave reviews.
For that reason, we think it would be the perfect wedding gift for the couple you care about.
They’ll enjoy a two hour session where they’ll get suited and booted for a hive inspection and help the beekeeper handling frames and checking the health of the hive.
After the fun of getting close to the Queen Bee is over, the couple will relax over a tutored beer and food matching session. They’ll have such a fun day!
Stargazing Experience in Wales – £55
Send the newlyweds stargazing with their very own astronomer in some of the darkest skies in the UK!
They’ll take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere and learning the correct use of binoculars and how to set up a telescope.
The tour lasts for three hours, and would make the perfect experience if the couple are planning a Welsh mini-moon!
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Wedding Gifts For The Home
Luxury Pasta Making Kit – £55
Buying for a foodie couple? They’ll love this beautiful thirteen-piece kit which comes with everything you could ever need to make your own pasta!
The pasta-loving pair will be able to make all types of pasta, including three types of ravioli, tagliatelle, gnocchi and the little-known but delicious malloreddus.
What’s more, pasta expert Livia has curated this collection personally, so it includes top tips and tonnes of family recipes to ensure the couple’s creations are perfetto every time!
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Hubby & Wifey Pillowcases – £19.95
These hubby and wifey pillowcases from Koko Blossom are a great wedding gift – they’re a fab bedroom accessory and celebrate the pair’s marriage all at the same time!
The calligraphy is printed on a white cotton base, and the text matches the black piped edges for a stylish finish.
Personalised Map Wedding Art – £100
This personalised, bespoke print is the most unique wedding gift for any couple, especially those who love to invest in cool interiors for their home.
It shows the location of where the couple’s eyes first met, where the proposal occurred and where the lovebirds tied the knot.
We’re sure this gorgeous gift will bring tears to the recipient’s eyes and take pride of place in their home.
Personalised Couple’s Heart Cushion – £20
Treat your favourite couple to the ultimate home accessory with this hand pressed cushion.
It is an ideal, unique wedding gift for a pair who love modern and minimalist home interiors.
One side is embossed with a pretty gold heart, with the couple’s initials inside, and the other side is personalised with the place the couple got married in beautiful black calligraphy. We love this gift!
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Scratch Map Wedding Gift – £17.95
Are the couple huge lovers of travel? Have they got an extravagant honeymoon planned?
This scratch map is a totally unique wedding gift. The pair will be able to scratch off every place they visit together, including their honeymoon spot, creating a beautiful piece of art as they go.
This map would look great framed in their home!
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Meaningful Wedding Gifts
Name A Binary Star Gift – £79.99
Give your favourite couple a gift which will last a lifetime by naming a binary star after the both of them.
On the Star Name Registry, you can name a star after two people, and you can even choose a star from a list of constellations which are visible from the UK! How romantic.
Since binary stars are two stars which constantly orbit each other, this gift is a beautiful representation of marriage and such a special way to treat a newly married couple.
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Give Them A Helping Hand
If the couple you’re buying for are struggling to scrape together their pennies to pay for the wedding, or if you know someone who works in a wedding industry service, why not offer to pay for something which will help the couple on their big day?
You could pay for the wedding cake, hire a photographer or pay for a vintage car to get the groomsmen to the ceremony on time. Such ideas are really nice gestures and give you an amazing role to play in the most special day of the couple’s lives.
Personalised Couple Wedding Luggage Tags – £10
Your favourite couple will travel in style forever more if you treat them to these adorable luggage tags!
If they’re jetting off on a luxurious honeymoon, these champagne label-style tags would be the perfect addition to their cases. They’re handmade and have a gorgeously glossy finish. We love them!
52 Personalised Date Night Cards – £24
Treat the couple to a boxed set of date night idea cards – there are 52 in the set which means they’ll be able to have a different date every week of their first married year!
They’re perfect for couples who love to experience different things and make memories together; from stargazing to a restaurant swap, there are so many fun dates to try.
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Funny Wedding Gifts
‘I Do’ Mug Set – £20
This humorous set of ‘I do’ mugs makes a perfect wedding gift for the funny couple in your life. It is sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face!
You can even add the couple’s names to these white, porcelain mugs, which means they double up as a great personalised wedding gift!
The Sun Personalised Spoof Newspaper Article – £14.99
Make the wedding you’re attending hit the headlines and have your favourite pair front page news with this personalised newspaper article.
The recipients of this gift are sure to find it hilarious – it comes in a luxury folder or black frame and can be personalised with the bride’s name, groom’s name, surname, hometown and date. We love it!
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Max Baxendale Marriage Manual – £4.99
Make the newlyweds giggle with this witty, informative guide book to marriage.
This tongue-in-cheek Owner’s Manual looks at wedded bliss through hilarious glasses, and outlines some of the home truths of what will really go on behind closed doors.
This is a great gift and will definitely stand out from all the rest!
Personalised Mr & Mrs Doormat – £29.99
We love this funny, unique wedding gift from Etsy.
You can choose what you’d like the quote to say, and it is the best welcome into the newlyweds’ first marital home!
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