Along with all the excitement around weddings comes at least some amount of stress. Even if you’re just a guest, there’s inevitably a lot of planning and coordinating involved — including finding the best wedding gifts for the soon-to-be-married couple. These days, most couples have online registries for their wedding gifts, but it never hurts to go outside the box to find something a bit more personal. It’s also entirely possible that a couple may have missed some essential items on their registry and will be appreciative of you filling in the gaps.
If you’re stumped as to what to get the newlyweds, simple is better. If the couple hasn’t lived together before, they’ll likely want to start fresh in their new home, but even if they have, they’ll likely want to upgrade a lot of items. So, either way, gifting the essentials is always a good idea. Think about the things in your home that you use every day, and pick high-quality pieces that will last for years. Of course, it’s always nice to get something a bit more niche if it suits the couple, but you can never go wrong with a simple, practical gift.
Ahead, discover 10 great wedding gifts that any couple would love to receive.
The best wedding gifts for any couple
Rings Cooler Glasses, Set of 12 (crateandbarrel.com; $29.95)
These drinking glasses are both elegant and useful, and they will likely be something that the newlyweds use on a daily basis. Plus, while this set looks luxe, it has a lower price point, so it’s a great option for anyone on a tight budget.
Cuisinart 15-Piece Triple Rivet Cutlery Block Set (99.95; williams-sonoma.com)
Even if the couple isn’t particularly savvy in the kitchen, this knife set will come in handy. It has all the essentials for simple cooking tasks, including a knife sharpener and pair of kitchen scissors.
Great Fellow Kettle ($160; greatjones.com)
Not only does this kettle heat water in no time, but it also functions as a decor piece. The forest green color would complement any kitchen and is an easy way to elevate the space.
Stone Octagonal Coasters, Set of 4 ($30; westelm.com)
If you’re looking for a smaller gift, this set of marble coasters is an excellent pick. Chic and functional, you simply can’t go wrong.
Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel 17-Piece Cookware Set ($259.95; williams-sonoma.com)
For many, their wedding is the time when they upgrade all their cookware to what they’ll use for many years to come. Kitchen sets like this one from Cuisinart are some of the best wedding gifts for this reason.
Two-Toned Lambswool Throw Blanket ($189; brooklinen.com)
A cozy throw blanket in a neutral color is a universally appreciated gift.
Classic Turkish Cotton Towels ($114; parachute.com)
Fluffy white towels are the perfect way to make the newlyweds’ home feel luxurious, and they often go overlooked when building a registry. Trust us, they’ll be so grateful to get their hands on this super-absorbent, cashmere-soft set.
Cuisinart Classic 4-Slice Toaster ($69.95; crateandbarrel.com)
It may be a cliche wedding gift, but there’s no denying its functionality. If you’re going to gift a toaster as a wedding gift, you might as well get a 4-slice, multi-setting version, like this sleek pick from Cuisinart.
Marble Wine Chiller ($59.95; williams-sonoma.com)
For the winos in your life, this marble chiller makes a thoughtful gift — that they’ll actually use.
20-Piece Flatware Set ($79.97; cb2.com)
This sleek flatware set is another excellent way to instantly upgrade a kitchen. It also comes in a variety of brushes, so there’s something for every style.