Ditch the Registry! 9 Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

It’s summertime and wedding season is in full swing! These joyful celebrations are a blast to attend, but they can also be pretty stressful to get ready for. They often involve hunting for a killer outfit, spending extra money on looking good (haircuts, manicures, etc.), buying plane tickets, figuring out accommodations, and in some cases, scrutinizing your contacts list to scrounge up a date.

But don’t let picking out a present add to your stress! Cash is easy and always appreciated, but if you want to add a more personal touch to your gift, we have some fantastic ideas guaranteed to make those newlyweds swoon.

For the Luxe Minimalists

If simple, sleek design makes their hearts beat faster, stick with brands that have a pared-down aesthetic.

Born in Brooklyn, Malin + Goetz offers a line of personal care and home fragrance with clever formulations and super-cool packaging. A cult favorite, the Dark Rum Candle has an exotic, sensual fragrance.

Molton Brown is world-famous for its exquisite scent blends and modern luxury vibe. The Orange & Bergamot Hand Wash and Hand Lotion make the perfect pair.

For the Old Schoolers

Folks with classic taste and an appreciation for history will love a present with provenance.

4711 is the original eau de cologne (no, seriously, it’s the first one). This iconic Eau de Cologne Splash from 1799 features a refreshing blend of citrus, spices, and woods that’s beloved by guys and gals alike.

Founded in Florence in 1221, Santa Maria Novella offers divine products handmade according to age-old recipes and artisanal methods. Made for over three centuries, the Terracotta Jar Potpourri captures the scent of the Tuscan countryside—it’s almost as good as a honeymoon in Italy

 

For the Design-Obsessed

The couple with impeccable style is not easily impressed. But if you go for ultra-chic European options, trust us, your gift will be Instagram-worthy.

Diptyque is a favorite among celebrities, bloggers, and magazine editors due to a winning combo of premium ingredients, fine fragrance blends, and impeccable packaging. The new Figuier Hourglass Diffuser smells like an exquisite fig tree and looks absolutely stunning.

Claus Porto offers nourishing formulations and gorgeous Art Deco designs inspired by prints discovered in a Portuguese warehouse. The Banho Soap and Body Lotion are sure to please pattern-lovers.

For the Hipsters

If the darling duo exclusively listens to vinyl, has a pet with a bandana, and/or eats too much avocado toast, chances are they’re hipsters. In that case, choose fun products from quirky brands that will elicit non-ironic smiles.

KOBO Wild Tomato Vine Candle

Meow Meow Tweet offers totally natural, 100% vegan body care handcrafted in New York. Their Grapefruit Mint Soap is totally revitalizing and features a funky cat illustration.

Made of pure soy wax, the Wild Tomato Vine Candle from KOBO has a fantastic, fresh-from-the-garden scent. Bonus: the biodegradable box is infused with wildflower seeds the couple can plant!

 

For the Hard-to-Please

Sometimes a handshake and a gift card are really your best option! Skip the big box stores and choose somewhere meaningful to the couple. Guaranteed to be a hit: their favorite restaurant, that boutique they wish they could splurge at, or the neighborhood shop they visit every week. If you want to get creative, you can tuck the gift card in a nice picture frame or nestle it in a box of fancy candies.

So grab one of these fabulous presents, bring dancing shoes, and don’t hit that open bar too hard! You can find more great gift ideas here → and here →