Gift Ideas

8 Practical Wedding Gifts You Probably Didn’t Think Of

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We are at that age now where all of our friends are getting married. And that means, weddings, weddings, weddings! I do love a good wedding, but the gift giving part can be tough. It’s hard to choose great wedding gifts that will not cost you an arm and a leg.


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And when you are late to pick something on the registry the options can be very limited, to say the least. If you are close to the bride and groom and would rather not buy the last two spoons that are left on the registry, here is a great list of gift alternatives you could potentially buy :D.

1. Luggage

Whether they plan on going on the honeymoon shortly after the wedding or are a couple of jet setters. Luggage, in my opinion, is always a great gift! And it does not have to be too expensive either. For example, the luggage set pictured here is only $200! Give the gift of travel! If you want to skip the luggage, a southwest.com gift card works too. I have given this to travel lovers before as well!


Springfield III 5 Piece Luggage Set, Only at Macy’s $200

2. Small Kitchen Appliances

When it comes to those little kitchen gadgets, many people don’t ask for what they don’t know exists. A Nutri bullet is cool even if you already have a blender since it’s convenient enough to be used when you are only making something for one or two people (ahem newlyweds).  A hand mixer is just as cool since it means you are using the mixer in whatever bowl you are already using as opposed to transferring it to a full kitchen mixer. The best part is that these items are not that expensive compared to other full-size appliances.




kitchen aid



3. Porcelain Vase

A vase may seem a little boring, but they do come in handy. I like them as a wedding gift because they can double as decoration and storage for flowers. Proceed with caution buying a vase however since you do not want to buy something that does not fit their home decor taste. If you have an idea of what colors they have in their home, even better. Vases come in many price points, shapes and sizes, but you can get them for as low as $30!

4. Art

Good art is so hard to come by, which is why it makes for a great gift. Choose something that goes well with their decor tastes or get a picture of them painted. Anyone would enjoy a gift like this. Or pick something really cool and unique online or in a flea market. My boyfriend and I always say we want more art, but we have difficulties finding art we that we both enjoy. That and we’re lazy lol. Giving someone art as a  gift can lift the responsibility off of them.

art 2



5. A Molcajete

If you know, the bride and groom are homemade salsa lover, this is a great gift, and in some cultures is passed down for generations. It is used to grind spices for salsa and guacamole. Not to mention they look pretty good on a kitchen counter! These can get pricey, but compared to other possible gifts, this one is pretty affordable. Like I said a good one can last generations!


IMUSA® Lava Rock Molcajete Mortar and Pestle $64.99


6. Monogrammed Bathrobes

Nothing makes a marriage official like monogrammed anything. Get them both matching bathrobes with their initials monogrammed. Don;t forget to ask the bride if she plans on changing her last name before adding the Mr’s last name to her robe. But this is a great relaxing item to have, especially after planning a wedding.

7. A Terrarium

Gifts that double as a practical and decorative gift are always bonuses in my opinion. If you get them a set of terrariums that allow them to add plants to their home and look beautiful all at once! I think the ones below are gorgeous and come with the little wooden stand as well.


Planetarium Terrarium $39.95 – $89.95


8. A Wine tray

You can never go wrong with a practical gift! This wine tray is perfect for watching a movie in bed at home or going on a picnic for two. It’s a great gift for a newlywed couple. I love that it can hold two glasses which is just perfect!

wine tray

Picnic Time® Mesavino Wine Serving Tray With Legs $30.99


The more weddings you attend, the better you’ll get at the whole gift-giving thing. What matters is that you give something that is thoughtful. It does not have to be very expensive to be a great gift. Good luck finding the perfect gift. And enjoy the wedding!

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Picnic Time® Mesavino Wine Serving Tray With Legs $30.99

Planetarium Terrarium $39.95 – $89.95

Langdon Embroidered Bathrobe $87.50

IMUSA® Lava Rock Molcajete Mortar and Pestle $64.99



Hand Painted Blue and White Porcelain Vase $99



Springfield III 5 Piece Luggage Set, Only at Macy’s $200



  • Kay Mccullen

    All of these are great ideas 3 weddings to attend in the next 6 to 8 months and I’m in one it’s gonna be some busy times lol

  • Great ideas! I like that luggage one. And the kitchen appliance one would be fantastic too.

  • megkerns

    The terrarium is an awesome idea! It would be great to turn it into a little herb garden instead of succulents if their willing to take care of it. So many possibilities!

  • I’m not sure if I have any weddings coming up but I will bear these in mind. I wish someone would get us monogrammed bathrobes!

  • Editor-in-Style Good

    These are super! I registered for luggage and small appliances, but never thought of terrariums! The vase idea is good, just in my circle we all got around 4-5 per couple lol

  • Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    Or, if all else fails, look at their registry! Haha :)

    I would buy that wine tray for MYSELF!

  • Troy

    I need that wine tray! This is a great list of unique gifts for the happy new couple.

  • My SIL is getting married in december and I haven’t even thought about a gift! but these are some good ideas I love the terrarium!

  • Adelheid Bethanny

    These are such great ideas. I think they can apply to birthday gifts as well. I love gifts that are useful <3

  • These are such a great idea for wedding gifts! You always tend to get some things that you never use.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I think that art is such a great present. Trouble is, everyone has such different taste.

  • Valerie CottageMakingMommy

    I think the wine tray is my favorite. I need to buy a wedding gift and ship another. Uggg.

  • Ivanna

    I love these ideas. My favorite to give AND receive would be the wine try because it’s something people don’t usually buy for themselves. A similar idea is a bathtub tray for taking a long bath with wine glass and a book.