Unless there's a wedding gift list involved, newly-married couples often end up with lots of the same thing. Think toasters, picture frames, cutlery sets… and at least 10 of each.
If you're buying for a couple who don't have a wedding gift list it can be hard to know what they'd like, so why not surprise them with one of these unique wedding gifts that they won’t be expecting? A unique wedding gift that's personal to the happy couple will show you've really thought about what they would love to receive and that won't go un-noticed!
If you want to do things a little differently, we've searched high and low to round up 37 unique wedding gift ideas. From out-there experiences and funny wedding gifts to meaningful wedding gift ideas that suit every type of budget, whatever you choose it’ll be received with open arms – we’re sure of it!
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1. Theatre & Dinner for Two – £99, Virgin Experience Days
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!
2. Chocolate Tasting Adventure for Two – £130, Hotel Chocolat
If the couple you’re buying for absolutely love food, send them on a chocolate tasting evening in London or Leeds.
It's perfect for those with a sweet tooth – the couple will take a journey of chocolate discovery as they taste their way through luxury chocolates, learn about how they’re made and select some to take home. What a treat!
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3. Beekeeping & Craft Beer Experience for Two – £84, Hiver Beers
It might sound a little random, but this experience day sells out year after year and receives rave reviews.
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.
4. Stargazing Experience in Wales for Two – £110, Dark Sky Wales
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!
5. Sushi School for Two – £50, Yo Sushi
If the happy couple prefer savoury over sweet, send them to Sushi School courtesy of Yo Sushi and they'll soon be learning how to make their favourite dishes that they can recreate at home.
They'll get given a professional sushi-rolling mat to take home, a guide to sushi making and a voucher for 25% off to use the next time they visit a Yo Sushi restaurant.
6. The Murder Express for Two – from £120, Design My Night
We did say this roundup was a little bit different and gifts don't get much more unique than an immersive murder mystery experience set on a train.
Located at Pedley Street Station they'll be taken back in time to the early 20th century to embark on an expedition all while tucking into a 4-course meal and watching a theatrical performance. All aboard!
7. Llama Trekking for Two – £100, Virgin Experience Days
You can't beat a country walk in the fresh air and it'll be even better if you gift the newlyweds this llama trekking experience based in Northamptonshire.
They'll be able to take a stress-free stroll with their new pal and we bet there'll be a few laughs along the way with these playful characters.
8. Peter Pan Afternoon Tea for Two – from £104, Aqua Shard
Not like any other afternoon tea, they'll dive into a mysterious selection of Peter Pan-themed treats. From fairy dust cocktails and never grow up punch, to the lost boy sandwiches and Captain Hook codfish, we do believe this is an amazing gift!
9. Kayaking for Two on Loch Lomond – £60, Virgin Experience Days
Bring out their adventurous side with a trip to Loch Lomond where they can enjoy a day kayaking around this spectacular place.
They don't have to be experts as they'll receive training before they take to the water plus a buoyancy aid and a wetsuit. We reckon if your loved ones are getting hitched in a Loch Lomond wedding venue this gift will go down swimmingly.
10. National Art Pass for Two – £110, Art Fund
Cool couples will love a National Art Pass that gives them access to over 700 venues all over the UK and a subscription to the Art Fund magazine.
They'll also receive 50% off varying art exhibitions so they won't be stuck for entertainment at the weekend for a while!
11. Happily Ever After Collection – £99, Tinggly
For the travel-loving couple, what better gift to give them than this happily ever after gift box which allows them to pick from over 240 experiences that they can do in over 100 different countries.
Giving the newlyweds money to spend on their honeymoon is a popular choice, but this present puts a fun twist on the tradition.
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12. Tate Of Italy Ultimate Pasta Making Kit – £45, Pasta Evangelists
Buying for a foodie couple? They’ll love this beautiful 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.
13. Personalised Couple Wedding Pillowcases – £29.50, Koko Blossoms
These couple 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 black text makes for a stylish finish.
14. Personalised Map Wedding Art – £130, Basil & Ford
This personalised, bespoke print is a lovely and 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 first met, where the proposal occurred and where the lovebirds tied the knot.
15. Sun Lotion Candle - £150, Anya Hindmarch
This candle from Anya Hindmarch is a fun and unique take on a crowd-pleasing candle gift. Inspired by summers in the sunshine, the sun lotion scented candle blends notes of Italian bergamot, Tunisian orange flower and vanilla.
Decorated with a 'yes!' and 'kiss me' graphic sticker it's totally on topic for a wedding present.
16. Personalised Couples Large Matches – £19, Oakdene Designs
As pretty as they are practical, we bet you won't have seen giant matches before and neither will your loved ones.
You can personalise them with their initials and their wedding date in a unique vintage style design.
17. Zoku Slush And Shake Maker – £19.58, Amazon
We've all heard of blenders before, but what about a slushie maker?
Available in green, purple, orange or red, simply pop in the freezer, pour in a chilled beverage, scrape the wall of the cup to remove the ice and watch it freeze.
18. Love Wins Neon Light Box – £99.50, Red Candy
Brighten up a room in their house with this love wins neon light box from Red Candy. It's the perfect nod to an amazing wedding full of love!
19. Essential Herbs Selection Box – £10, The Teaspoon Club
This essential herb selection box from The Teaspoon Club features basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme and Italian seasoning and is ideal for green-conscious couples.
The spices are all wrapped in recyclable tissue paper, printed with eco-friendly ink and for every order made The Teaspoon Club will plant a tree in return.
20. Personalised Wooden Cutting Board – £37, Hitched Shop
A good quality, sturdy chopping board is a gift that your loved ones will be able to keep for years. This one from the Hitched Shop is made extra special thanks to the option to personalise it with their family name, initials or wedding date.
Choose from various fonts and designs to suit their style and taste.
21. Personalised Hammock With Stand – £95, Jonny's Sister
After a stressful few months leading up to the wedding the newlyweds will love you for giving them this personalised hammock.
Made from soft cotton and an optional stand they can kick back and relax in the garden with this fun present.
22. Jacqueline Schmidt Mates For Life Print – from £21.68, Uncommon Goods
Uncommon Goods is a great place to look for gifts that are a little out of the ordinary. We adore this print by Jacqueline Schmidt that shows illustrations of animals that mate for life, such as cranes and gibbon monkeys.
It's wildly romantic and will look gorgeous in a bedroom.
23. Wi-Fi Projector – £81.99, Amazon
Upgrade their movie nights with a projector that uses WiFi and Bluetooth so no cables are needed. Available on Amazon Prime, it's a great option if you've forgotten to get a gift as it'll arrive next day.
If they're stuck on what to watch, tell them to check out the best romantic films on Netflix right now.
24. Granite Mortar and Pestle – £29.50, Sous Chef
Want to gift the newlyweds some kitchenware but can't think of anything outside the box?
We reckon they won't have a granite mortar and pestle. Excellent for grinding spices, or making guacamole and salsa, this one from Sous Chef is so beautiful it would make a great serving bowl too.
25. Personalised Just Married Ornament – £10, Beautiful Gift Shop
This personalised ornament would make a great present if the happy couple are having a festive wedding (or even if they're not!).
It would look lovely as a Christmas tree decoration but equally as beautiful on the back of a door or hanging on the wall.
26. 150 Restaurants You Need To Visit Before You Die – £27.50, Anthropologie
Foodie couples won't be able to put this useful book down! It's full of amazing must-visit restaurants and stunning photographs from all over the world.
More over, it'll make a gorgeous coffee table book for guests to flick through or look seriously stylish on a bookshelf.
27. Name a Binary Star Gift – £79.99, Star Name Registry
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!
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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28. 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 couple 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.
29. 52 Personalised Date Night Cards – £26.95, This Paper Book
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.
30. Heroic Honey Bees Gift Card – £15, Oxfam
What do you get the couple who seemingly have it all?
Well, you give them a gift that gives to someone else. By purchasing this heroic honey bees charity gift card from Oxfam you'll be providing training for farmers in beekeeping and composting to help them produce and earn more.
31. Personalised Wedding Flower Press – £39, Bombus
After the wedding the newlyweds might have lots of flowers leftover and nothing to do with them. Make sure they don't go to waste by giving them a personalised flower press so they can keep a part of their wedding day forever.
32.The Story Of Us – £25.29, Uncommon Goods
Starting with the day they met and taking them through cherished moments they've spent together, the story of us is a fill-in journal that acts as a reminder of the newlyweds' love story.
Once filled out they can read through the book on their anniversary, or whenever they're feeling the love.
33. Watercolour Wedding Sketch – £57, Letter Fest
A watercolour sketch of the couple's wedding venue is a truly special gift that they'll cherish for a lifetime.
Hand-drawn by artists in Devon, the illustration is personalised with your choice of text and comes in a gorgeous wooden frame.
34. ‘I Do’ Mug Set – £20, Koko Blossom
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!
35. The Sun Personalised Spoof Newspaper Article – £14.99, Getting Personal
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.
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36. Haynes Explains Marriage Manual – £6.99, Amazon
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.
37. Funny Doormat – £24.99, Artsy Doormats
We love this funny, unique wedding gift from Artsy Doormats. It'll be best welcome into the newlyweds’ first marital home!
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