Once they’ve popped the question, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect wedding present for the soon-to-be newlyweds in your life. From bath towels to bar cart tools, newly engaged couples will be thrilled to receive items that will set up their home for every occasion.
While the couple may help guide wedding guests by creating a registry, having a back-up plan never hurts. These creative and timeless gifts are great to keep on your radar, especially if the registry items in your price range are purchased by early birds. So whether you just received a save the date or you’re here looking for inspiration for your own wedding registry, read on for some of the best wedding gift ideas for 2022.
Gifts Under $50
For the sentimental couple, this home decor keepsake features a custom sepia photo print with their names on street signs along with the wedding date. The stylish piece can be purchased framed or unframed, and comes in three different sizes. It’s also a great option for an engagement gift or housewarming gift if the happy couple recently purchased a new home.
Sophisticated yet understated, this acacia wood cutting board doubles as a cheeseboard that’s also perfect for entertaining. The newlyweds can impress friends with a stunning charcuterie spread or add a little rustic charm on a future date night in. Score bonus points with your wedding present by adding an acacia coaster set and a gift card to their favorite wine or cheese shop.
A cheeseboard offering quality, functionality and style, this is a great pick for holiday hosting or just throwing together a snack for Friday night on the couch. The semi-heart knife, rectangular knife and two-pronged fork are sharp and sturdy, plus its small size makes it easy to store.
A unique wedding gift idea, this glassware set is perfect for newlyweds who are craft spirit lovers. They can enjoy a date night around the kitchen table with this diverse range of glasses that are great for an at-home tasting of whiskey or tequila.
Here’s what you get:
- 9.5-ounce tequila glass
- 12-ounce Scotch glass
- 12-ounce cognac glass
- 8.5-ounce bourbon glass
- 9.8-ounce whiskey glass
- 9-ounce rye glass
If the soon-to-be married couple loves coffee, especially pour-over brews, this electric kettle might be the perfect wedding gift. While it looks chic, the design is intentional to deliver a controlled pour with every use. It will look great on any counter, boils quickly to make several cups at once and features a natural cork handle for a comfortable hold.
Made in Italy, these elegant glasses are ultra-clear and chip-resistant — plus they’re dishwasher-safe. Whether they’re celebrating a job promotion, hosting Friendsgiving or enjoying a quiet dinner together on a Thursday night, these are the wine glasses the newlyweds will raise again and again. To elevate your wedding gift even further, add a simple decanter so they can aerate their wine.
Aspiring bakers will find all the essentials in this set to whip up cakes, muffins, cookies, breads and so much more. The set has a heavy-gauge steel core, which means they’ll heat evenly without warping. Each piece also has interlocking nonstick layers for easy release, a helpful feature for making everything from chocolate chip cookies to an anniversary cake.
Here’s what you get:
- Two 8-inch round cake pans
- One medium loaf pan
- One 9-inch by 13-inch cake pan
- One 12-cup muffin pan
- One 10-inch by 15-inch baking sheet
Champagne flutes are the perfect wedding gift for good reason. Fancy and fun, this delicate glassware implies it’s time for a celebration. When it’s time to pop the bubbly, newlyweds can use these Riedel flutes for light, fresh and dry Champagnes. This is a gift they’ll raise a glass to year after year. Don’t rule Champagne flutes out for other celebratory occasions, too, like their wedding shower or for an anniversary gift.
Gifts Under $200
This classic, vintage picnic basket for two features durable hand-woven wicker willow construction and premium leatherette accents to secure accessories. It’s a great way to wrap up an experience as a gift — all they’ll have to do is pack lunch or dinner, throw a blanket in the car and head to their favorite spot.
Here’s what you get:
- Two melamine plates
- Two acrylic wine glasses that securely strap to the lid
- Flatware for two in a roll-up pouch
- Waiter-style corkscrew
While not as glamorous as a set of fancy Champagne flutes, this kitchen workhorse is a practical and versatile wedding gift. An Instant Pot is great for beginners because it’s so easy to use, but everyone will love how conveniently and quickly it can cook a meal. It’s also seven appliances in one: a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, saute pan, food warmer and yogurt maker. If you’re having a hard time choosing a size for the couple, the most popular pick is the 6-quart model for its ability to cook food for up to six people.
What’s burger night without a side of fries? The crispy potatoes that newlyweds will be able to whip up with this air fryer will not only taste better than a restaurant, they’re healthier, too. Couples can use this air fryer to recreate their favorite deep-fried foods with 75 percent less fat. Using convection heat, it can air fry, air roast, hydrate and rehydrate foods.
This dishwasher- and microwave-safe dinnerware set has a simple yet stylish modern design with a creamy glazed interior and matte exterior. Couples can use the graphite plates, cups and bowls for their neutral everyday set, then mix and match with other pieces they love from the Noritake Colorwave collection. Colors like red, for example, could add a pop of color for holiday hosting or a special Valentine’s Day dinner.
13. Furbo Dog Camera
Couples with a pup will love this WiFi-enabled, high-definition pet camera. It’s a thoughtful wedding gift that keeps them connected with two-way audio, Alexa compatibility and a 160-degree wide-angle view. Day or night, pet owners can keep an eye on their furry friends. It even has a barking alert and allows them to toss a treat to their dog.
Send newlyweds to cloud nine with these silky soft sheets made of 100 percent long-staple cotton. They’re machine-washable for easy care and a 480-thread count also offers long-lasting durability. The best part? This is a wedding gift the couple will use every single day.
Here’s what you get:
- One fitted sheet
- One flat sheet
- Two pillowcases
Gifts Over $200
This will be the go-to luggage for a globetrotting couple. The 22-inch expandable rollaboard meets domestic travel guidelines for carry-ons, while the soft tote is a great grab-and-go option with a shoulder strap, quick-access front flaps and built-in pockets for all your accessories and electronics. Couples can use the soft tote for quick overnight trips or stash it under the seat when flying.
This cooler is perfect for everything from backyard barbecues to honeymoon excursions. The soft construction offers structure, but allows for more flexibility than a hard cooler. It has a waterproof zipper, puncture-proof lining and Yeti’s signature arctic cold-keeping power. Adventure-seeking couples will be prepared for any occasion with this thoughtful wedding gift.
This stand mixer is up for any challenge, from cookies on a random Wednesday to baking a special anniversary cake. It has durable and built-to-last metal construction, with 50 touch points around the mixer bowl. With a 4.5-quart capacity, the stainless steel bowl can mix up to eight dozen cookies in a single batch. Other features include a 10-speed range and a tilting head that provides better access to the bowl.
On a cold winter night, couples may reach for this heirloom piece of cookware to whip up a warming batch of from-scratch soup. Le Creuset’s 5.5-quart mid-range size is a kitchen staple, with superior heat retention and distribution that’s a signature feature of Dutch ovens. As a pricier kitchen essential, this could be split among several generous wedding guests to offer couples an expected surprise.
Freshen up a happy couple’s bathroom with a luxe set that includes six bath towels, hand towels and washcloths, as well as one tub mat. They’re ultra-plush and super soft, made of 100-percent long-staple Turkish cotton and come in a variety of neutral colors. Additionally, the towels are free of harmful synthetic dyes, making them better for the couple and the planet.
This more than just a vacuum — it’s a gift that makes vacuuming less of a chore. Great for hard floors, this cordless vacuum is slim and lightweight to make everyday cleaning a breeze. The omni-directional roller can pick up debris when vacuuming forward or backward, plus it converts into a handheld tool to clean hard-to-reach areas.