The Ultimate List of 27 Gifts for Newlyweds — No Registry Necessary!
Note: Our friends at Minted.com sponsored this gifting endeavor, allowing us to bring you the most awesome newlywed gift ideas ever. You can bet these gift ideas are more unique than anything on the bride and groom’s wedding registry – and you’d better be ready with the tissues!
Choosing awesome gifts for your favorite newlyweds that aren’t on their registry can be like walking a gifting tightrope.
If you nail it, they’ll be moved to tears and name their firstborn after you.
But if you misjudge by one centimeter, you may very well plummet to the depths of mediocrity, and your gift will be lost in the sands of time.
If this seems a little extra, it’s because I have a penchant for the dramatic. Also, I thought it would be a good way to get your attention and illustrate just how much thought we put into curating our gift guides.
Art & Home Decor Gifts For Newlyweds
1. Custom House Portrait Personalized W/Text
Whether the lovebirds already own one or they’re buying their first together, there’s no place like home. A custom portrait of that beloved home base is sure to become a treasured family heirloom!
Available in ten vivid colors with eight sizes to choose from. Plenty of standard and specialty framing options are available too.
Frame Size: 25.3 X 19.3
Image Size: 20.5 X 14.5
Framed Weight: 3.3 pounds
2. Vows As A Letterpress Art Print
If you’re married, you know it never hurts to take a moment and revisit your vows. A beautiful framed print of the newlywed’s wedding vows is a lovely way to commemorate those promises. This letterpress print comes in 20 colors, 2 sizes, and multiple framing options.
Frame Size: 11.9 x 11.9 inches
Image Size: 9.5 x 9.5 inches
Framed Weight: 1.3 pounds
3. Custom Map Foil Art Print
Romantic walks in the city, dinners in quaint local restaurants – every couple’s love story starts somewhere. A framed foil-printed map of where it all began is a fantastic gift for waxing nostalgic! Comes in three foil colors, two sizes, and plenty of framing options.
Frame Size: 11.9 x 11.9
Image Size: 9.5 x 9.5
Framed Weight: 1.3 pounds
4. Mr. & Mrs. Doormat
by Etsy: WoodByStu
Give the newly married couple a gift they can use every time they walk in the door! A doormat with their new shared last name is a great practical gift idea. This one features a non-slip back and coir front for high-traffic doorways. It’s completely customizable and comes in small, medium, and large sizes.
5. Big Date Photo Art
by Minted: Bethany Anderson
Wedding photos never looked so chic! And if there’s one thing newlyweds love, it’s proudly displaying those gorgeous new pics from their special day. We think the bold character design here would look great in an office, hallway, or bedroom. Comes in eight sizes and five color themes.
Frame Size: 19.3 x 25.3 inches
Image Size: 14.5 x 20.5 inches
Framed Weight: 3.3 pounds
6. Soundwave Art
by Etsy: Artsyvoiceprint
What a fabulous present for music-loving newlyweds! Send the Arsyvoiceprint shop the text message you’d like to include and the artist/song title of “their song.” From there, the Etsy seller will create a one-of-a-kind personal gift those lovebirds will rave about. Comes framed or unframed in ten sizes and six vivid color themes.
7. Heart Snapshot Photo Mix
So many memories, so little space! Gather up some of your favorite pics of the happy couple and send them out to Minted. The artists there will design a beautiful, custom piece of art made just for them. Comes in six sizes with 12 framing options.
Frame Size: 25.3 x 25.3 inches
Image Size: 20 x 20 inches
Framed Weight: 3.7 pounds
8. Botanical Portrait Pillow
by Minted: Kate Ahn
Here’s another innovative way to display those sweet photos from the big day! Each of these cute throw pillows is carefully crafted, featuring hidden zippers, tailored turn seams, and a down feather insert.
9. Dreamy Photo Calendar
by Minted: fatfatin
When you’re in love, you treasure each of those 365 days you get to spend with your sweetheart. In that spirit, we thought it was an excellent idea to capture those moments and feature them on a calendar!
Each month features a different pic. Can’t choose just one? You can include five on each month’s page. Comes in three color themes and two sizes.
Dimensions: 11.5 x 14 inches
Printing: Deluxe Pigment Ink
Card Type: Calendar
10. Newlywed Christmas Ornament
by Etsy: CypressandWhim
The perfect gift to make that Christmas tree tradition even more special! You can bet this fab birch keepsake ornament will stay in the family forever.
Kitchen Gifts For Newlyweds
11. Recipe Notebook
by Minted: Owl and Toad
The couple who cooks together stays together. (Or at least stays well-fed.) A personalized recipe book to start recording those famous family recipes makes a great gift!
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
12. His & Hers Personalized Aprons
Speaking of cooking together! Personalized his and hers aprons are another cute way to have fun in the kitchen and make some lasting memories. We think these matching aprons’ black and neutral colors are a great match – just like your newlywed friends.
13. His & Hers Personalized Kitchen Accessories
Care to gift some useful accessories to match those adorable aprons? Grab the matching oven mitt and potholder set, and they’re good to go!
14. Martha Stewart’s Newlywed Kitchen
by Editors of Martha Stewart Living
Nobody knows how to create recipes like Martha, and we think it’s so charming that she put together a cookbook with over 100 recipes made for newlyweds to cook together! For every occasion, there’s something in there, from brunch for two to a spread fit for a memorable cocktail party.
15. Drink Together/Stay Together Custom Wall Sign
Ok, so the couple that cooks and drinks together stays together. Especially when the two are combined. This handcrafted wooden sign was just made for that fun couple who celebrates the bonds of matrimony over a couple of drinks! Comes in medium and large sizes.
16. When Loves Comes Together Charcuterie Board
Everyone who likes to entertain (or kick back for happy hour together over some nibbles) should have a great charcuterie board. This one is entirely handmade and customizable to include their names and date of establishment (wedding date).
Travel Gifts For Newlyweds
17. His & Hers Personalizable Weekend Getaway Luggage
by Minted: Michelle Taylor
For him, a masculine design featuring navy brushstrokes and neutral canvas handles. Gift him the matching dopp kit, and he’s ready to go everywhere in style.
by Minted: Angela Marzuki
For her, this weekender duffle is perfect in pink with a subtle diamond pattern. Matching catch-all pouches are designed to carry makeup, toiletries, and everything else she’ll need to stay prepared.
Both weekender bags come with a personalized foil-pressed leather tag with their name or initials.
Ready for long days at the airport, each bag features trolley sleeves, an adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, and web handles. The exterior pocket is perfect for items you need to get to quickly. The zippered interior pocket is great for stashing valuables.
18. Newlywed Adventures Bucket List Book
From lofty ambitions like swimming in every ocean to simple pleasures like creating a tradition for every holiday, this bucket list book has something for every couple! If they plow through the 101 things on the list, there’s a spot in the book where they can create a log for their own adventures.
Also, we want to know if they’re independently wealthy and how they have that much time on their hands. #jealous.
19. Matching Passport Covers & Luggage Tags
by Etsy: ExpressionsFromJoy
These are so cute. Every flight attendant that checks your newlyweds in at the gate will say, “awwwwww!”
Each luggage tag and passport cover is handcrafted, engraved with foil, and completely personalizable. Comes in eight color options
20. VIP Airport Lounge Access
Sure, roughing it can be romantic. But let’s face it: traveling hassle-free in style is more romantic. A Priority Pass membership gives them access to over 1300 VIP travel lounges in virtually every country, not to mention discounts on airport spa services, shopping, and restaurants.
Each membership is payable annually and comes in three tiers beginning at $99.
21. Dual Headphone Jack
We featured this split headphone cable a while back in another of our posts for couples who travel together, and it’s still one of the most useful gifts ever. Because binge-watching movies to pass the time on a long flight is way better when you do it together! It’s compatible with anything featuring a 3.5 mm jack.
Newlywed Gifts Just For Fun
22. Chic Minimal Custom Puzzle
by Minted: Melanie Kosuge
A jigsaw puzzle by candlelight is the perfect romantic activity for any couple on those nights when the power goes out. Putting together a jigsaw puzzle featuring a meaningful photo of the duo is even better. This photo puzzle is available in 12, 60, or 252 pieces.
Dimensions: 10 x 14 inches assembled
Keepsake Box Dimensions: 8 x 5.75 x 2.25 inches
23. Date Night in a Box
Sometimes you want to get out on the town, and sometimes hangin’ at home sounds a lot more appealing. And of course, thanks to a certain pandemic that shall not be named, many of us opt to stay in for health reasons.
Regardless of the circumstances, Crated With Love has got it handled with their super fun selection of date night boxes! Each box features a different “date” adventure for couples to experience together, and boy, do they have a fun selection. Browse around their site – titles include Partners in Crime, Summer of Love, The Awkward Years, and a bunch more. Whichever you choose, it’ll have your newlyweds laughing and bonding in no time.
Available in one-time gift boxes and monthly subscriptions at $39.99. They also offer gift cards if you’d like to let them choose their own date night adventure.
24. Personalized Cornhole Set
The ultimate backyard party game has gotten a romantic makeover with this cornhole set! This one comes in black or white and includes four red and four blue beanbags. Have them personalized with the name of your happy couple and their anniversary date, and they’ll have a backyard activity everyone will enjoy.
Dimensions: 30 x 19 x 2.75 inches
25. His & Hers Personalized Stationery
We’re of the opinion that every grownup should have a set of fancy personalized stationery for thank you notes and other correspondences. Now that the newlywed couple is bona fide, they should have one too.
Minted’s stationery suites are ridiculously luxurious (without breaking your wallet) and completely personalized with beautiful designs by independent artists. We happen to like these the best, but go check out their entire selection. Guarantee you’ll end up with some for yourself, too.
Each set is available in two sizes with a variety of gorgeous color themes and silhouette shapes.
Dimensions: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Card Type: Flat Card
26. Personalized Hearts 4-Across Game
Who doesn’t love the classic Connect Four game? This fabulous custom version transforms the game into the best keepsake ever! Includes the family name and anniversary date with adorable hearts throughout. Handcrafted from maple plywood.
27. Silk Sheets
Yes, this one might be a serious splurge, but the best gifts are gifts your recipient would never buy for themselves. A set of luxurious silk sheets is one of those gifts! This set comes with a fitted sheet, top sheet, and two pillow shams in 19 momme Mulberry silk. Want to learn more about what that means, exactly? Check out our post on silk pillowcases.
Choose from 10 sexy colors and four sizes. (Hint: they make a great wedding gift, too!)
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Laura resides in the fantastic city of Nashville, TN with her very, very patient husband, three well above average boys, a dog the size of a dinosaur, and a fleet of cats. When she’s not writing for work, she’s writing for fun. When she’s not doing that she enjoys reading, fine dining, copious amounts of wine, and philosophical conversations with her children. And some adults on occasion.
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