Finding that perfect “wow” wedding gift can feel pretty much as tricky as a bride finding the right dress. While many couples make a wedding registry, sometimes all the gifts are taken (or they off-handedly mention their mother-in-law was the one who made it). Or, maybe you just want to find an even more elevated option.
Gifting can definitely be overwhelming, so let’s remove the stress and make your gift hunt a breeze. We don't think wedding gifts have to be super expensive (because they don’t have to be). From personalized fragrances to cozy home essentials, we've curated a list that is sure to leave any bride or groom swooning.
How Can You Choose the Right Wedding Gift for a Couple?
Selecting the perfect wedding gift is totally doable with the right strategy. So, let's dive into some gift-giving wisdom before you make a purchase.
What Are Their Hobbies?
First things first, get a little nosy (in the least creepy way possible, just to be clear). Look at the couple’s social media accounts to discover their hobbies if you don’t already know them. Are they outdoor adventurists, cooking pros, reading addicts, or maybe board game champions?
Understanding their shared interests opens an entire treasure trove of gifting possibilities. You could splurge on a weekend getaway package for the newlyweds, or create a cozy décor basket if they're more of the homebody type. Hobbies give you a great roadmap to find a gift perfect for both people in the happy couple.
What Are Their Aesthetics and Personalities Like?
Now, let's talk about the couple's vibe. Every couple has a unique aesthetic and personality that makes them, well, them. Are they vintage lovers, modern minimalists, or a bit boho-chic?
Consider the look of their home and the styles that resonate with them individually. This insight turns the spotlight on gifts that blend with their taste — whether it’s sleek homeware, funky artwork, or personalized keepsakes. Matching your gift to their aesthetic helps make sure it becomes a cherished part of their shared space.
How Well Do You Know Them?
You'll also want to take into account how well you actually know the couple. Do you know the couple as casual friends, or are they basically family? The closer you are, the more personal and tailored your gift can be.
Here's the golden rule: if you're more casual friends, stay away from super niche presents. These can either go right or very, very wrong — and if it doesn’t land well, it probably won’t get used (or kept). Opt for gifts with broad appeal, like elegant homeware or universally loved items, and save the niche surprises for family and close friends.
What Are the Best Wedding Gift Ideas?
There are seemingly endless categories and different routes you can go when selecting a wedding gift. Hopefully, your knowledge and research into the couple have helped you narrow down the options, but if you're still feeling lost, we have some ideas.
When a couple is joining their lives together and moving into a new home, homeware is an easy place to start. Check their registry to see what they might need — you wouldn't want to buy a KitchenAid, SMEG toaster, or espresso machine, for example, if another guest has already purchased one for them.
Other options include cast irons, cookware, coasters, silverware, and cutting boards. Try to opt for high-quality dinnerware that transforms everyday meals into a dining experience.
Look for homeware made by higher-end brands known for their craftsmanship. These items may cost a bit more, but they're made to last, and the couple will be able to use them for years to come.
Monogrammed Champagne Flutes
Add a touch of personalized elegance with monogrammed champagne flutes. These are great anniversary gifts or engagement gifts as well, and the couple can even use them for a wedding toast!
Every sip after becomes a sweet reminder of their special day. If you know the couple loves personalized gifts, you can even monogram the glasses for an added touch, and include their initials and their wedding date to commemorate the day.
Scents are powerful, and fragrance can evoke memories and feelings with just one whiff because of our olfactory systems. By giving them fragrances, they’ll remember their big day and feel a wave of emotions whenever they spray the scent… but how do you choose the right fragrance bundle?
Snif offers universally loved fragrances, and you can create your own gift bundle by selecting any three of our popular scents.
Our Vow Factor fragrance is specifically a great choice as a wedding gift. It's a fresh green, fig-forward scent that raises a glass to the romance of everyday life. The fruity figs, neroli, rose, and cedarwood will give the couple that first-love feeling.
Think about the couple's style when choosing fragrances. If they love the outdoors, select a fragrance with woodsy notes, and if their style is more classic, pick scents featuring fresher ingredients. There are plenty of unisex Snif scents to choose from.
Cheese Board Gift Set
The married couple will be saying cheese a lot on their wedding day… but with a cheese board gift set, they can enjoy actual cheese for a long time after their big day. A cheese board will give them delicious evenings filled with laughter and delightful flavors.
Choose a charcuterie board that doubles as a canvas for other culinary masterpieces. Add a selection of artisan jams, crackers, and cured meats in a gift box, and you've just given them a unique wedding gift that’s a gourmet experience.
Digital Photo Frame
A digital photo frame will steal the spotlight in their home. They can load it up with snapshots of their journey together, from the early days of dating to the engagement shoot to wedding photos.
Every glance at the pictures becomes a stroll down memory lane. Not only will they get joy from the daily reminder, but guests will also love to see their special memories.
Whether it's wall art, cozy throw blankets, or premium candles, home décor gifts add personality to a space. Select pieces that resonate with their style — if you have a chance to visit before the wedding, you can take note of what they may not have or their personal preferences.
Candles can make an especially great gift, because they transform the ambiance of any room. Snif's candle collection has a variety of scents to fit any vibe, and you can even create a candle bundle to give the couple a few different options.
Our Prenup candle has a warm and memorable scent — ink and vetiver blend with vanilla, tonka, and ebony wood for a musky, smooth burn. This candle is created to burn well past their nuptials at 50+ hours.
Date Night Gift Cards
You can't go wrong with a gift card as a wedding present. It's really giving the couple an experience and an adventure. Select places that would be perfect for a date night. It could be a movie theater gift card or to a new restaurant in their area. You can pick a few cards that cater to their interests, ensuring there's always a plan for a memorable date night they will both enjoy.
Give them a gift they'll cherish for years to come with a wedding portrait. Whether it's a framed photograph capturing a moment during their first dance or a custom illustration, a wedding portrait becomes a timeless piece of their love story.
Choose a style that aligns with their aesthetic, turning their special moment into a piece of art. If you don't want to have your phone out during the celebration, ask the wedding photographer if you can pay for a print or for them to send you a digital copy of a few options.
The Wedding Gift Roundup
We know it may come as a surprise, but finding the perfect gift for your loved ones tying the knot really can be fun and easy. Think about the style and interests of the couple you’re buying for, and go from there. When in doubt, Snif offers candle and fragrance options that will fill their home (and their noses) with love.