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The Top Wedding Gifts All Newlyweds Will Love

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Published on May 13, 2022
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Summer is near and we all know what that means – wedding season! Summer months here in the UK are notoriously the most popular time for couples to tie the knot. 

The sun shining, drinks flowing and everyone coming together to enjoy their big day. There’s nothing worse than bad lighting and a gloomy background for any pictures never mind the biggest day of your life!

And if you're lucky enough to have been invited to a wedding this year, then we all know tyou cannot turn up to a party empty-handed. So what is the best gift to give to a couple on their wedding day? Check out some of our top wedding gift ideas below.

For the Honeymoon

Nowadays, people are getting married later in life and so most couples are already living together and have most home items by the time they get married. Because of this, it's becoming much more common for newlyweds to, instead, ask for a contribution to their honeymoon. 

After all, it is their opportunity to plan a dream, one in a lifetime getaway. But as well as a bit of spending money, you may want to gift them something else that they can enjoy on their honeymoon. The right wedding gift doesn’t have to be extravagant, it just needs to be special.

Cash (In Any Currency)

As we've just touched on, cash is probably the easiest and most common gift at a wedding. 

Extra cash is always a nice gesture, without being too much. Try adding a note, it allows you to personalise an otherwise less-personal present. If you know where in the world they're planning to set sail to for their honeymoon, then you could even exchange some money into the country's currency for them to show some extra thought. 

Personalised Passport Holders

A passport cover can be personalised with a name, initials, special message or even a memorable date, take a look at some of the personalised gifts on Not On The High Street. 

This could make the perfect way to celebrate the big milestones they’ve just taken in life - and is something that they'll be able to use on all their future holidays as a married couple.

Personalised Suitcases & Luggage Tags

Suitcases from TJ Hughes complete with personalised luggage tags are ideal for a couple to use for their honeymoon and something they will be able to take away on every holiday together. Walking through the airport with those will add to all the excitement and truly make you feel like you're jetting off on your honeymoon!

And bonus point - they sure won’t need to worry about their suitcases being mixed up on the conveyor belt!

Matching Beach Towels

A honeymoon essential that can be treasured for the couple’s holidays for years. 

Matching beach towels from Amara will add to the romance on their honeymoon and make them feel like VIPs. And they will never forget where they reserved their sunbeds around the pool again!

A Bottle of Champagne

The tradition of drinking champagne is to mark a celebration. There is no better way to celebrate a special occasion than with a bottle of Champagne and what better way to kick a honeymoon off. 

Luxurious, romantic, and sophisticated!

For the Home

Traditionally, home essentials such as pan sets, cutlery sets and fine china sets were given as wedding gifts. However as we mentioned above, now we're finding that a lot more people are buying their first home before choosing to get married.

If that's the case, then they will likely already have all of the home essentials. But there are still plenty of thoughtful home accessories you can gift a newly married couple that they will be able to treasure forever.

A Handmade Drawing Of Their Wedding Venue

A timeless and memorable way to capture the character and detail of their beautiful wedding venue is with a personal and custom made gift from Custom Gifts.

It will bring back many happy memories for them in years to come, and could hang in pride of place in their living room or kitchen for all of their family and friends to see.

A CD of Their First Dance Song 

This one is bound to be a tear-jerker for any newlyweds!

The first dance at a wedding is the most awaited moment for the newlyweds as well as the guests. Giving them a copy of their song will unlock the magical memories from their special day and they could even play it on each anniversary. 

Digital or Handmade Photobooks

A sentimental reminder of the couple’s special day with all their closest family and friends, and the new life they are building together. 

Like they say ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ - and this is a super affordable way of letting them treasure those memories forever. Take a look at PhotoBook Uk and put together a personalised photo album

Personalised Mugs or Glasses

A beautiful gift that they can still enjoy after the whirlwind wedding day is over! 

Whether they are popping open a bottle of champagne or sticking the kettle on for a cuppa, personalised mugs and glasses always come in handy.

Personalised Cushions

For couples who already live together and have all of the essentials, personalised and decorative cushions from Getting Personal go with any aesthetic make a sweet reminder of the day and a great wedding gift.

A Hamper

A hamper is an exciting surprise for any couple!

Not only are they always unique as the contents are customisable, but depending on the size of the hamper, they can last for a really long time. Collect a bunch of the couple’s favourite things and put them together to make your own wedding gift hamper from Hay Hampers.   

Ring Stands

The perfect way to keep the most precious symbols of their marriage safe.

These can be personalised with a date, initials or short message making it the ideal thoughtful and practical gift.


Charlotte Marshall

Lead Editor

Being a full-time content writer and part-time shopaholic, globe-trotter and avid lover of all things food (and wine)...I love researching the best money-saving hacks so that I can help fuel my own passions, and yours!

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