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39 Thoughtful Wedding Gifts They’ll Cherish Forever

Creative (and useful) wedding gifts to celebrate their new lives together.

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The best wedding gifts are the ones the couple will actually use and treasure for years to come. Not everyone uses a registry, and many loved ones prefer to find the most personalized gifts, one-of-a-kind Etsy gifts, and even housewarming gifts to help the newlyweds settle into life together. Whether the wedding is a small, intimate event that requires thoughtful gifts for a sister or a massive party that calls for the best gift for your brother and his new spouse, we found the most heartwarming ideas.

Even if you’re not able to attend in person, we found loads of items on the ever-popular Amazon wedding registry to make your gift-giving easier than ever. The registry allows engaged couples to add practical requests, gifts for her, and gifts for him with the touch of a button, so even far-off loved ones can send wedding gifts to the happy couple. Our list is also a great source of ideas when you just can’t figure out what they might need.

Keep scrolling for the best wedding gifts ranging from home accessories to memory-displaying tech gifts that are guaranteed to get you a handwritten thank you note.

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For aspiring pastry chefs

KitchenAid Classic Series 10 Speed Stand Mixer

No baker’s kitchen is complete without a KitchenAid Classic Series stand mixer. This household staple will help the couple whip up all their favorite desserts with professional precision. It comes in either white or black, includes three attachments, and will quickly become a prized family possession. In fact, it’s one of the best baking gifts around.

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For pizza night hosts

Austero Personalized Pizza Serving Board

Whether they’re always entertaining on game night or just known to throw a fun dinner party, this adorable personalized pizza board is the memorable present they’ll use for years to come. Each wooden piece is engraved with the name, date, or special message of your choice and is one of the most thoughtful wedding gifts for the pair who are always inviting friends and family over. Hint: it also makes an excellent graduation gift idea.

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For couples who mix cocktails

Home Essentials Drinking Glasses Set

If you’re working with a tight budget to find one of the most thoughtful wedding gifts, consider this Home Essentials drinking glasses set that comes with 12 varying sizes of dishwasher-safe beauties. They offer the geometric designs and patterning of far more expensive glassware at a fraction of the price, and they’re so affordable you can buy the happy couple more than one set. These also make wonderful hostess gifts if you’re visiting after they’ve tied the knot, and they’re one of the top-ranking Amazon wedding registry ideas. Speaking of which—here are more wedding registry ideas that should be on every couple’s list.

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For coworkers and letter writers

Papier From the New Mr. & Mrs. Stationery

These personalized notecards are some of the best affordable wedding gifts for newlyweds and leave a lasting impression. They come as a set of 10 personalized cards with matching envelopes that can easily be used as impromptu thank you notes or just an excuse to keep in touch—especially considering sending thank you notes is one of the etiquette rules most brides and grooms simply won’t break. Check out these sweet wedding wishes if you’re also planning to pen down something for your loved one’s special day.

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For best friends

Artifact Uprising Wedding Layflat Photo Album

Close friends have easy access to the collection of wedding images and raw files the photographers send over after the party, which is why this customized Artifact Uprising wedding album is the thoughtful wedding gift for best friends they’ll treasure. Fill it with images of the couple’s love story, how it is intertwined with your friendship, and pictures showcasing how obvious it is that their love will grow forever. It’s a customizable gift that comes in six sizes, each of heirloom quality, and accommodates a variety of budgets.

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For couples who enjoy mood lighting

Here For The Burn World’s Best Couple Candle

If you’re looking to buy a wedding gift that sends a big message in a small package, this World’s Best Couple candle is just what you need. Choose from scents like mango-guava, Moroccan amber, or other enticing scented candle varieties that will warm their hearts and their living spaces.

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For star gazers

Back to That Night Custom Glassware

If their ceremony, party, or union is truly like no other—celebrate them with one of the most unique wedding gifts in the world. This set of Back to That Night custom glassware features actual star maps of the sky above them on the day of their wedding, the night of their first meeting, or anything else. Choose from stemless wine, beer, or mixed glasses—and then peruse these other gifts for wine lovers.

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For the couple who values sleeping in

Sijo Eucalyptus Move-In Bundle

Start their lives off right with this Sijo bedding bundle that is absolutely one of the best eco-friendly gifts for new homes thanks to ultra-soft and sustainable eucalyptus-based fibers. It comes with a set of sleep in-worthy sheets, a duvet cover, a comforter, and two of the coziest, most supportive pillows known to humankind.

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For good neighbors

Entryways Love Grows Here Coir Outdoor Door Mat

Show your neighbor how happy you are to celebrate their union with this practical Love Grows Here doormat. It is made of strong coconut coir fibers that stand up to all seasons and comes in a size large enough to make showing it off by the front door a breeze.

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For Disney fans and fairy tale endings

Disney Castle Personalized Cutting Board

Maybe they’ve watched every Disney movie together, got engaged in a Disney park, or even recited their vows in the Magic Kingdom as part of Disney’s new wedding packages—either way, this commemorative, personalized cutting board will help them live happily ever after. Choose from rich walnut, maple, or mahogany wood and the custom inscription of your choice. Top it off with other small Disney gifts to celebrate the newlywed Mouseketeers.

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For snuggly couch potatoes

Big Blanket Co. Premier Plush Blanket

Staying in is fun when you’re a newlywed, and this Big Blanket Co. throw is the oversized plush cuddle essential that offers room enough for two without any fighting. Opt for the soft cream shade for a dose of bridal elegance or any of the other 12 trendy colors. The massive 10-by-10-foot size leaves them with more than enough room to invite future kids, dogs, and other family members into the snuggle fest.

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For gadget-loving cooks

Dash Chef Series Immersion Hand Blender

This handheld immersion blender from Dash is a budget-friendly wonder they’ll reach for to make creamy soups, sauces, dressings, and more with minimal effort. It’s a cinch to clean, easy for novice-level chefs to operate, and even saves space thanks to the whisk attachment.

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For couples who love a little luxury

Brooklinen Super Plush Towel Move-In Bundle

You can’t go wrong with crisp white towels, and this Brooklinen ultra-plush move-in bundle helps any couple turn an ordinary bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary. It comes with four bath towels, four hand towels, four washcloths, and a matching bath mat. Each item is easy to machine wash and is made from cuddle-worthy 820 GSM cotton that rivals towels at the best hotels. Here’s how to fold towels to maximize your storage space.

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For slideshow show offs

Aura Carver Luxe Digital Frame

Their most beautiful memories are displayed in crystal-clear resolution on this generous 10.1-inch widescreen HD display that allows them (and you) to add as many memories—old or new—to a rotating image lineup. It’s a beautiful reminder of how love grows and evolves, and one they’ll happily show off to visitors.

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For outdoorsy types

Shawboro POLYWOOD Adirondack Rocking Chairs

Couples who love spending time outdoors will appreciate these weather-resistant Shawboro POLYWOOD rocking chairs that were designed in the classic Adirondack style. Whether on a front porch or a back patio, they’ll rock through the ups and downs of life together—maybe with a cup of coffee in hand. These are also among the best gifts for husbands they’ll actually use.

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For vintage enthusiasts

The Pioneer Woman Mazie 3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set

The Pioneer Woman’s lineup of vintage-style homewares is one of the things you should only be buying at Walmart, and everything is offered at bargain prices. This three-piece mixing bowl set is a nod to Grandma’s kitchen, favorite recipes of yesteryear, and all of the best family traditions. It’s also one of the most thoughtful wedding gifts for cooks and bakers of all skill levels because each bowl comes with a built-in pour spout that is typically reserved for far more expensive brands.

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For classic decorators

Kate Spade New York x Lenox With Love Frame

Find a heartwarming photo of the happy couple and add it to this timeless, white and gold Kate Spade New York x Lenox picture frame. Kate Spade New York took the incredibly popular pendant from its Loves Me Knot jewelry collection and reimagined it here.

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For brunch lovers

Runamok Maple Syrup Gift Box

Enhance their brunch tradition with the mouth-watering, barrel-aged maple syrups in this handsome gift box. It’s brimming with syrups aged in bourbon, apple brandy, and rum barrels to make every breakfast taste like a special occasion. This one’s a hit with coffee addicts and tea drinkers alike. Now you just have to hope you’re invited to the next weekend get-together.

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For couples who love a lazy morning

Quince Organic Turkish Waffle Robes

With a nearly-perfect 4.9-star rating, these bestselling organic Turkish cotton waffle robes are the perfect wedding gift because purchasing two still comes in under $100. They’re available in white or gray and the 100 percent organic, long-staple cotton feels like a dream when paired with cozy organic cotton sheets.

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For jet-setters and adventurers

Tinggly Dream Wedding Package

The Dream Wedding gift box boasts an array of experiences from around the world to gift to the jet-setting couple on their best day ever. They can choose one of hundreds of the world’s best adventures available in almost 100 international locations. The experiences are easy to book and include both close-to-home options like private, guided tours of Niagara Falls and far-flung fantasies including semi-private surfing adventures in Hawaii. (Got wanderlust yourself? Check out these all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.)

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For organization fanatics

DecoBros Kitchen Pan Organizer Rack

This genius pan organizing rack can be mounted inside a cabinet or left on a countertop within reach. Either way, it’s a wedding gift they’ll really make the most of, and a popular Amazon wedding registry favorite thanks to its under-$20 price point and nearly 15,000 enthusiastic shopper reviews.

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For the baking-obsessed couple

Chicago Metallic Professional Non-Stick 8-Piece Bakeware Set

This eight-piece non-stick bakeware set is one of the most thoughtful wedding gifts for new couples just starting their lives together. They’ll whip up family heirloom recipes from both sides in the included one-pound loaf pan, two baking sheets, muffin pan, eight-inch rounds, cooling rack, and classic 9 by 13 cake pan. Plus, this bestseller has over 12,000 customer reviews calling it a “price-friendly set that beats expensive baking store products” and “the easiest set to clean on the market.”

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For those who like elegant displays

Frontgate Belmont Personalized Vanity Trays

These vanity trays will bring that classy je ne sais quoi to the couple’s bathroom decor. Choose from either brushed nickel or chrome metal finishes, and between oval, rectangular, or two-tiered vanity trays. Each can be personalized with a meaningful initial or number.

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For hot sleepers

Tempur-Pedic breeze° Pro + Advanced Cooling Pillow

This multi-layered cooling pillow is an excellent choice for anyone who is already a fan of memory foam mattresses, and an always-appreciated gift for sleepers of all types. It keeps that cool-side-of-the-pillow feeling all night thanks to a layer of cooling gel combined with a SmartClimate® cover that’s cool to the touch.

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For pet parents

BISSELL CleanView Swivel Upright Bagless Vacuum

This easy-to-use vacuum is another one of the Amazon wedding registry‘s top 100 picks, and a perennial bestseller thanks to its affordable price point and ability to clean most types of floors. While it’s a vacuum designed with pets in mind to pick up pet hair and fur, the swivel steering and edge-to-edge cleaning has made it a runaway hit with pet-free homes, too. Nearly 60,000 Amazon reviewers have called the Bissell CleanView device a “total steal for the price” and “a vacuum you’ll use in every room.”

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For couples with a retro vibe

SMEG ’50s Retro Electric Kettle

This retro SMEG electric tea kettle is the unexpected dose of cheer they’ll love showing off on a kitchen counter. It comes in five happiness-inducing hues, holds up to 1.7 liters of water at a time, and is the perfect way to say, “I’m so glad you found your perfect cup of tea.” Plus, this SMEG is one of the best electric tea kettles on the market and a bestseller thanks to its ease of use.

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For couples starting a new home together

Leeway Home The Full Way 44-Piece Set

This super simple dining set offers full service for four in a variety of shades ranging from classic white to totally-trendy pink. It’s one of the best wedding gifts for couples just moving in together and guests looking for gifts with overall value that will stand the test of time. It includes four big plates, four small plates, four bowls, four coffee mugs, four all-purpose glasses, four stemmed wine glasses, eight forks (some big, some small), four knives, and eight spoons (also a mixture of big and small sizes).

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For the couple who truly needs everything

Brandless Home Sweet Home Bundle

This Home Sweet Home bundle is one of the most thoughtful wedding gifts for couples who just got their own place. If other wedding guests have already covered big items like pots and pans, glassware, and down comforters—this bundle covers just about everything else.

It comes as a woven basket overflowing with must-haves like silicone kitchen utensils, upcycled cotton rags and dishcloths, refillable household cleaners, wax and parchment paper, a pizza cutter, ice cream scoop, measuring cups and spoons, a can opener, potholder, tongs, and much more. The best part? It’s shockingly affordable.

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For those who are always bundled up

Boll & Branch Waffle Bed Blanket

This lightweight, touchable bed blanket is made of 100 percent organic cotton and is the ideal four-season waffle weave piece they’ll reach for time and time again. It never goes out of style, layers easily with thicker duvets, blankets, and flannels sheets when the weather is cold, and it can be used on its own during warmer months.

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For home cooks in need of a classic heirloom

Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven

Is there anything quite as classic and reliable as a Le Creuset Dutch oven? Hardly, and those who receive them will tell you proudly how well they stand up to years of braising, slow cooking, stewing, and more. In fact, they hold up so well that some families even pass them down as heirlooms from one generation to the next. Plus, they come in so many fun enamel colors, it’s hard not to fall in love with one.

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For couples with a touch of class and sparkle

Likha Mother of Pearl Coasters

They’ll use these glamorous, handmade mother of pearl coasters on the coffee table, delicate marble countertops, or anywhere else that requires a little extra protection. They’re a great under-$50 wedding gift option that shows you care (for them and their favorite furniture). Each set of four is unique thanks to the nature of the materials, so you’ll also be able to offer a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

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For tea lovers

Adagio Tea of the Month Club

This sip-worthy monthly tea mailer is one of the best subscription boxes on the market and reminds the newlywed couple to take a little time out for relaxation and reconnection on a regular basis. Each mailing is filled with 30 bags of premium tea. Choose from a popular mix, green and oolong combos, herbal, or black teas. If you really want to wow them, include a couple of cups. Here’s how to steep tea perfectly every time.

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For couples with lots of clothes

Modular Closets Built-In Wood Shelf Tower

If you’re looking to really impress the newlyweds, this Modular Closets built-in tower is the splurge wedding gift that will serve them for decades. It helps make the most of their closet space—whether limited or ample—and creates neat dressing centers that eliminate clutter (and arguments).

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For the art-appreciating, adventurous couple

Greyling Post Personalized Couples Print

They’ll swoon over this totally customized print that showcases the happy couple as their most adventurous selves. You can customize every detail from hair color to scenery, pets to clothes, and everything in between. It’s an adorable keepsake they’ll show off to guests.

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For world travelers

Maps International Scratch The World Travel Edition Map Print

This budget-friendly wedding gift offers a pair of world-traveling lovebirds the ultimate to-visit list. They’ll scratch off locations on the interactive map one destination at a time over a lifetime of fun together. The memories will be endless, and they can start with their honeymoon.

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For coffee aficionados

ESPRO P7 French Press

This double-walled stainless steel French press offers deliciously brewed authentic European-quality coffee every time. It’s a cinch to use, easy to clean, and is one of the most practical wedding gifts because you know they’ll really use it every day. Here are even more gift ideas for coffee lovers.

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For experienced cooks

Zwilling Twin Signature Kitchen Knife Set with Block

This impressive 19-piece knife set comes complete with a handsome wooden block that looks like a showpiece on any countertop. Each knife is made with Zwilling’s famous precision formula steel, has stamped blades, and is made in Germany. Amazon reviewers call these “super sharp” and “able to cut through tough cuts of meat like butter.”

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For honeymooners

Away Polycarbonate Flex Suitcase

A set of matching Away Polycarbonate Flex suitcases is the splurge gift they won’t soon forget. Choose from seven shades and a variety of sizes to build your perfect bundle, and then sit back and wait to see just how happy the newlyweds are with this hard-sided luggage that seemingly stands up to anything.

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For cast iron enthusiasts

Viking Cast Iron 12-Inch Fry Pan

This classic Viking cast iron fry pan distributes heat evenly, holds temperatures for long periods or time, and has a non-reactive glossy enamel interior that makes it easier than other cast iron pans to clean. It can even handle metal utensils and resists chips and cracks even with the most frequent use.

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For “cheesy” couples

Williams Sonoma Marble Cheese Board Set with Knives

This clever cheese serving board with included knives lets the couple know you think they’re cheddar than the rest, totally gouda, and un-brie-lievably fun. The notched drawer is home to a set of small cheese knives, while the naturally cooling marble surface is nicely sized and removable for easy cleaning. The base below is perfect for crackers, pickles, dried fruit, and nuts.

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Bryce Gruber
As Home Editor, Bryce Gruber is an expert in gift ideas, shopping, and e-commerce at Reader's Digest. You've likely seen her work across a variety of women's lifestyle and parenting outlets and on TV shows. She lives and works in New York's Hudson Valley with her five small children.