The Best Off-Registry Wedding Gifts
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Perfect, Personal Gifts for When the Registry is Cleaned Out
There are plenty of reasons to ditch your friend’s wedding registry. Sometimes it’s slim pickings after the best things have already been purchased, and other times you may find yourself hoping to gift the bride with something more sentimental. Regardless, there are plenty of ways to send your well wishes that probably aren’t listed on the limited registry. We’ve rounded up some of the best items that the bride and groom will appreciate for years to come.
Crystal Dessert Bowls
The bride will think of you whenever she serves desserts or soups in these gorgeous, crystal glass bowls. This set comes complete with eight bowls and spoons. If you’re not into serving dessert, they would also be perfect for decorative displays or as candle votives.
BUY IT: Amazon, $35
European Retro Tea Set
This would be an especially sweet gift for a bride and groom who take tea time seriously. They will think of you every day as they set aside time for their favorite tradition, and this perfect 13-piece European-inspired set may just earn you an invitation to join them.
BUY IT: Amazon, $68
Crystal Candy Jar
This tent-shaped candy jar would be perfect to display in a kitchen, or to sit on a bedside table and hold the bride’s wedding ring at night. Try including a sweet note inside letting the couple know what they mean to you.
BUY IT: Amazon, $19
Crystal Wine Decanter
Not only is this gorgeous crystal wine decanter monogram-able, it can also hold up to two bottles of wine. When the happy couple isn’t serving their friends, it will look gorgeous displayed in a china cabinet or in their kitchen.
BUY IT: Amazon, $105
Polaroid Originals Instant Film Camera
This gift can capture the couple’s favorite memories for years to come. The camera has a 60-day battery life and a self-timer so that the happy couple can snap their dream shots with ease.
Pro-tip: Include a sweet note and make a point to get a photo with the couple to commemorate the gift.
BUY IT: Amazon, $90
Crosely Cruiser 3-Speed Turntable
Doesn’t everyone secretly want a vinyl collection? Help your favorite couple get started with this pretty Crosley Cruiser Vintage 3-speed record player. It’s Bluetooth enabled, which will allow them to stream music wirelessly through the player’s full-range speakers; and it comes in a variety of fun colors. Make sure to pair it with a record that you know the couple loves.
BUY IT: Amazon, $65
Monogrammed Wood Cutting Board
This monogrammed cutting board is both thoughtful and functional. You can include the couple’s full name, which might be a great option if you happen to know that the bride isn’t changing her name, or you can opt for an initial. It will be so pretty they may decide to use it as a charcuterie board at parties instead of as a daily kitchen necessity, but it will fit either occasion perfectly.
BUY IT: Amazon, $51
Black Marble Frame
Let the couple choose their favorite memory from their wedding day to place in this gorgeous frame. It would be nice to write them a note that can live in the back of the frame as a loving memory of your friendship.
BUY IT: Amazon, $73
Marble Chess Set
Have you always enjoyed game night with the couple of honor? The chess set would be the perfect elevated way to honor your relationship while giving them something they’ll keep forever. The hand carved green and white marble would be absolutely stunning in any display, or the perfect way to add character to any coffee table.
BUY IT: Amazon, $69
Marble Wine Chiller
This marble wine chiller is the perfect beautiful accessory for entertaining. It will make every home-cooked meal feel special, and it will keep wine cold for hours. This chiller comes with a non-slip bottom and a lifetime warranty — so they can put it to use for years to come.
BUY IT: Amazon, $40
Waterford Lismore Candy Bud Vase
Every home needs a perfect, beautiful vase. Whether they have it out while entertaining or just to make an average day feel special, the bride and groom will think of you every time they refresh the flowers in their home. This Waterford crystal vase comes with a pretty case and has a 5.5’’ opening — so it can hold a full bouquet.
BUY IT: Amazon, $49
Monogrammed Moscow Mule Mugs
The couple can curl up by the fire with their very own personalized set of Moscow mule mugs. These monogrammed mugs are nickel-lined, hold 16 ounces and come in a set of four.
BUY IT: Amazon, $20
Homesick Scented Candle
Homesick candles are super special because they feature a smell that would be associated with staples from a specific state. This would be perfect for the couple starting their marriage off with a big move for a job. They feature a 60-80 hour burn time and they’re made of natural soy wax.
BUY IT: Amazon, $30
This is one of those gifts that a lot of people won’t treat themselves to, and that’s where you come in. These luscious robes are made of Egyptian cotton and come in a pair. You can also have them embroidered with corresponding names or initials.
BUY IT: Amazon, $100
Copper Plated Stainless Steel Tea Kettle
I feel like this is an oft-overlooked registry item that is seriously so useful. The gorgeous copper adds a touch of glam to this little kettle, which holds up to 2.5 quarts. It also features an ergonomic and full-loop trigger handle that makes for easy and safe pouring.
BUY IT: Amazon, $30
Monogrammed Welcome Mat
There’s no better way to say, “Welcome home!” than with a monogrammed welcome mat. This mat is made of 100 percent heavy duty rubber and features a removable monogrammed letter. It resists mold, mildew and fading — so it will be around for a while.
BUY IT: Amazon, $50
Attersone Crate Whsikey Box Set
Let’s hear it for the whiskey lovers! If your favorite couple loves to sit down and share a glass of whiskey, this Atterstone set is the perfect gift. It comes complete with two swirl glasses, nine chilling stones, two stone coasters and a polished wooden box.
BUY IT: Amazon, $85
Cashmere Fringe Throw
Once again, this is one of those really nice gifts that the couple may not treat themselves to, but you know they deserve it. It’s made of 100 percent Mongolian cashmere and it measures 60” x 50”, which is perfect for curling up on the couch or next to the fire.
BUY IT: Amazon, $170
Northern Brewer Homebrewing Starter Kit
The couple that brews together stays together! This Northern Brewer Homebrewing Starter Kit is perfect for the couple that loves going on brewery tours and pub crawls. This kit comes with complete instructions for brewing the Chinook IPA, as well as fresh ingredients. Cheers!
BUY IT: Amazon, $77
Amazon Echo Dot
A lot of times couples are afraid to put electronic items on their registry for fear that it seems to superfluous — and that’s where you come in. The Amazon Echo Dot will make life so much easier for the duo as they go about their day and begin their new home life as a married couple.
BUY IT: Amazon, $40
Furbo Dog Camera
Laugh if you want, this dog camera is perfect for the couple that is passionate about their roles as pet parents. The camera will allow them to monitor their pups from an app on their phones, talk to them and even throw treats. It will quickly become one of their favorite household accessories.
BUY IT: Amazon, $200
Himalayan Glow Pink Crystal Salt Lamp
One of the hardest things about starting a life with someone after getting married is that you often find yourself lacking the knick-knacks that make a house a home. This gemstone lamp puts off a warming glow that will make any space feel immediately homey.
BUY IT: Amazon, $20
Laser Cut Wood Keepsake Box
This alder wood keepsake box is the perfect gift for the sentimental couple. The boxes are handmade in Los Angeles, and the laser-cut wording is customizable. It would be sweet to include a note inside letting the couple know what they mean to you.
BUY IT: Amazon, $109
Essential Oil Diffuser
Your favorite couple can kick back and relax with their favorite calming essential oils using the URPOWER Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser. It also produces more mist than previous models, making it an amazing option for a humidifier as well. It comes in a variety of calming colors.
BUY IT: Amazon, $17
Foot Spa Massager
This foot massager is impossible not to love. It includes a heating function as well as strong vibrations that will melt stress and anxiety away in a total flash. There’s no better way to give the gift of a spa than with a home accessory that can be used over and over again!
BUY IT: Amazon, $55