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Do you want to find the best wedding gifts 2021 has to offer? Are you looking for perfect wedding gifts for couples with no registry? We’ve got you!
The toaster? The coffee maker? The freaking towels and thousands of dishes they’ve already been using?
If you’re looking for unique wedding gift ideas for the couple who is…
-already living together
-already has it all
-did not create a wedding registry
… you’ll find it here!
Or perhaps you’re a total wedding-guest-renegade and you’re skipping their wedding registry ON PURPOSE to find a cooler gift (go you, I’ve always dreamed of doing it but never had the gusts! ha!)
Either way, you’ve come to the right place!
It’s 2021 and many couples are living together before they get married. Or some couples are getting married in their 40’s or 50’s, and they already, ya know, got around to buying their own down comforter, or pots and pans to cook with, or a set of sumptuous luxury sheets or bath towels. ;)
I love the classic wedding registry, so don’t get me wrong; I can shop those freaking Bed Bath and Beyond aisles like a champ, crossing off the proper SKUs and finding that hidden-behind-the-very-back-stack-of-appliances coffee maker with the extra Keurig compartment that they so desperately loved. But not everyone does or wants or needs a wedding registry, and I’m cool with that, so here we are.
When a couple doesn’t have a registry, or asks for no gifts, guests still want to buy the best wedding gifts they can find. But it makes it a little harder because now guests know they can either give cash or they can pick out a gift and hope the couple likes it / wants it / needs it / or whatever.
And that’s why we made this list.
It can be tough to buy wedding gifts for couples who have everything, for couples who are living together, who buck tradition and never register… all of it! So I’ve compiled a list of the best wedding gifts to help YOU buy the perfect wedding present.
Best Wedding Gifts 2021
One thing that is very tough about this list: you will have a hard time picking out the best wedding gifts 2021 has to offer because there are SO many beautiful + handmade picks! Most of all, you’ll probably want to buy ALL THE THINGS for yourself, like I want to! :) Enjoy!
1. These embroidered Mr / Mrs pillowcase set, $46
I just about melted when I saw these sweetly-embroidered pillowcases. They make a lovely wedding gift and it’s something they won’t already own. Handmade with love by Hook + Hoop.
See them here.
Also love these charming hand-embroidered tea towels, $26, from the same shop. The couple’s surname on a set of tea towels, perfect! By Hook and Hoop.
2. Mr and Mrs Apron Set, $32.99
This gift for couples is great for those who love to cook together! It includes two aprons — the Mr. and the Mrs.! — two oven mitts, a potholder, and a book of recipes. Great gift and highly reviewed. By Deluxy.
3. Met / Married / Engaged print, $115+
Surprise your favorite soon-to-be weds with this charming art print. It shows where they met, got engaged, and where they plan to marry (or where they married if buying wedding gifts for a couple who eloped!) It is personalized and the maps are actually cut to show the locations of where all the events took place. Cute idea! By JourneyPrintShop.
4. Premium leather personalized vow books, $20+
Whether they decide to read their vows from the books at the ceremony or they write down their vows in the books to save as a keepsake, this is one of the most popular and best wedding gifts 2021! This is because it is handmade and is certainly a gift they won’t already own (but will treasure!) The handcrafted quality speaks volumes! You can engrave them with the names of the couple and the wedding date. By OxAndPine.
5. Custom ‘established in’ couples signs, $19.99
Choose your favorite stain color and customize the sign with their names and the year of their marriage. This is one of the best wedding gifts 2021 for couples with no registry. By TheWoodenTriangle.
6. Wedding milestone wine or champagne bottle labels, $25.99+
This is such a cute idea: buy bottles of wine or champagne and add these labels to it. The labels are wedding milestones and are intended for the couple to pop open a bottle for the various events, including things like the wedding night, first anniversary, first baby, first big purchase, etc.
This is one of my favorite wedding gifts for couples! By Label With Love.
Get them here.
7. This personalized last name sign, $16+
This is a beautiful gift idea for the home! According to their shop, it ships in 48 hours or it’s FREE! This is a great wedding gift for couples when you need it ASAP. By 48HourMonogram.
8. Scratch off map: The 100 Greatest Hikes of All Time, $28+
A fun, interactive gift for couples! They can go on the hikes mentioned and scratch them off when completed. By Mappinners. Also available: states visited, best world destinations, tasting the 100 greatest foods of the world, etc. This is one of the best wedding gifts for couples who travel!
See it here.
9. Personalized wine rack, $30+
Beautiful! This beautiful wine rack is a best-seller and we’re not surprised; it is beautiful and makes a lovely gift! By RobertsCraftShop.
Get it here. Other stain colors available!
10. It All Began At… ring dish, $55
This personalized ring dish is hand-painted and tells everyone where the couple’s story began. I love this gift! By MagicMarkingsArt. For ring dish options, these are the best wedding gifts 2021 has to offer!
11. We Found Love metal decor art, $62+
A beautiful piece of art for their home. By Hoagard.
12. Custom engraved wood cutting board, $30
This is functional enough to use for cooking, but beautiful enough to put on display instead! By NakedWoodWorks.
14. Luggage, $129.99
Everyone can use a solid piece or pieces of luggage! These make great wedding gifts for couples who travel. By Coollife.
15. This personalized cutting/serving board, $10.99
Serve cheeses, meats, fruits, etc. or just display behind your counter with your new last name. By TealsPrairie.
16. These marble Mr and Mrs coffee mugs gift set, $25.99
I know it’s just coffee mugs, but it’s kind of more than coffee mugs, too. The marble design is so beautiful, the lid is perfect, those super-long gold plated spoons make stirring a cinch, and these would look really adorable in wedding day photos. Great all-around, plus free shipping. Score. By COAWG.
17. Outdoor blanket with leather carrying strap, $25
I love this blanket: it’s perfect for the couple to take to concerts on the lawn, picnics, beaches, and more. By PortableAnd.
18. Custom wedding portrait, $55+
One of the best wedding gifts for the couple who has everything is a custom portrait. Take a favorite photo of theirs and have it turned into a custom, totally one-of-a-kind art piece they’ll love to display at home. By FrankieNormanDesigns.
19. First Christmas ornament filled with invitation, $19.98+
Give your favorite soon-to-be weds their very first Christmas married ornament ornament, which is filled with strips of paper from their actual wedding invitation! This is one of the most unique and best wedding gifts 2020. By BellasCuttery.
20. Round name sign to use as a guest book alternative, $79.99
What is better than a sign with your name and wedding year on it? The signatures of guests from your wedding all over it, of course! This sign looks beautiful as-is, but when the couple uses it as a guest book alternative, it looks even better. This is one of the most unique wedding gifts for couples! Display at home to enjoy all year long. By EngravedWeddings.
21. Wedding lantern gift, personalized, $39
A very beautiful addition to anyone’s home or front porch! Personalized with their last name or initials; this is one of the wedding gifts for couples they won’t already own. By Qualtry.
22. I Do, Me Too cake forks, $36
Here’s a non-registry wedding gift they’ll treasure: stamped cake forks with “I Do” and “Me Too”, perfect for the cake cutting at the wedding (and for anniversaries to come). By HattieRex.
23. These personalized name cutting boards, $114
These make perfect gifts for couples who already have everything! By Words With Boards.
24. Wood travel map, $140+
“Adventure awaits”. The couple can track their travels and “pin” places they visit on the map! By HowdyOwl.
25. Oversized sherpa blanket, personalized, $59
What’s better than a sherpa blanket? One that is double-sized for snuggling on the couch together! Add embroidery, like this by DoubleStitchDesigns, and you have a unique wedding gift for your favorite couple.
26. This personalized charging station, $34+
It has dual ports for two devices! It is engraved, too. By LeftCoastOriginal.
27. Rustic photo frame, $20
The perfect frame for their favorite wedding snapshot. By WoodenEngravedShop.
Also love this photo gift from fieldtrip, $43.
28. Personalized cake server for couples, $80+
This cake server and knife set is beautiful! By HappilyEverEtchedInc.
29. Custom woven throw, $93+
This super-soft blanket makes a great wedding gift for couples who have everything. By The Modish Home.
30. Wooden vase, engraved, $34+
31. I Choose You farmhouse art, $76+
A sweet message for your favorite newlyweds. By KNOTnNEST.
32. A Cord of Three Strands sign, $55+
33. Custom wedding coasters, $4.50+
These beautiful handmade coasters are customized with the map/location of your choice or destinations (i.e. lighthouses, landmarks, etc.) This is definitely one of the most unique wedding gifts 2020 has to offer. By TheTraveledLane.
Also, we love these wooden engraved coasters, as shown here. By LabelsRus.
34. Wedding gift pillow, $28+
35. Pallet art sign, $13+
Your picture, painted onto this beautiful pallet wood. Looks lovely! By Rawkrft.
36. Unique vinyl record frame art, $35+
This art is truly one-of-a-kind: your wedding song / first dance, printed onto a personalized ‘vinyl record’ art print. Framed! By LittleIndieStudio. This might be my favorite in this list of best wedding gifts 2021 because I know at least ten people who would really love this on their walls!
37. Custom doormat, $34+
Everyone loves a custom doormat! This makes one of the best wedding gifts 2021 for couples, whether as an engagement gift or wedding present. By BDHomeCo.
38. Custom cornhole boards, $200+
These corn toss boards are fun for lawn games! This is just one example; there are dozens upon dozens of designs available at Skip’s Garage. You can even personalize the design completely!
39. Yours, Mine, Ours decanter set, $39.99
A great gift idea; it comes with an engraved wooden gift box, too. By Teals Prairie & Co.
40. Family crest mirror, $215
41. Engraved wine decanter, $59.95
This is the best wedding gifts 2021 has to offer for wine-lovin’ enthusiasts! By HomeWetBar.
42. Luxury sheet set, $250
OK, so many people will add sheets to their wedding registry. But they’re not necessarily going to add the most expensive set, one that will get even better with time… with washes… and will be a luxurious, spa-like place to sleep! These sheets by Boll & Branch make a great gift to spoil your favorite soon-to-be-weds.
And that’s definitely the best wedding gifts 2021 has to offer for people who love to sleep in. :)
43. His hers and paw key holder / leash holder, $42+
This is the cutest and one of the best wedding gifts for couples with a dog! I love this + need one myself. By CadesandBirch.
44. Where the Heart Is latitude/longitude print, $59+
Their latitude and longitude coordinates, printed! By Annie Clark.
And, if you still can’t decide… there’s always cold hard cash. :) It’s always a classic wedding gift idea! And it works as a wedding gift for couples who already have everything.
Give the gift of adventure + experiences, an unforgettable gift!
I hope it helps!