What better way to celebrate a soon-to-be-wed couple than to shower them with love? Once you’ve RSVPed yes to a wedding shower, it’s time to start searching for that perfect gift. Trust us: You don’t want to show up empty-handed at this event where gift-giving is an important part of the party agenda. While many couples choose to set up a wedding registry — often linked as a page on their wedding website — other couples may opt to skip the wish list. If that’s the case, we have 50 wedding shower gift ideas that offer plenty of inspiration. Whether you’re looking for a small kitchen appliance or a more personalized item, here’s a guide to our favorite gifts for the soon-to-be newlyweds!
In This Guide
- 1. Picture Frame
- 2. Wedding Countdown Calendar
- 3. Champagne Flutes
- 4. Ring Dish
- 5. Pillow
- 6. Air Fryer
- 7. Towel Warmer
- 8. Personalized Robes
- 9. Kitchen Storage Containers
- 10. Bath Accessories
- 11. Cookware Set
- 12. Dutch Oven
- 13. Stemware Set
- 14. Personalized Wine Bottles
- 15. Whiskey Glasses
- 16. Red Wine Glasses
- 17. Hand Mixer
- 18. Blender
- 19. Barware Set
- 20. Ceramic Planter
- 21. Trash Can
- 22. Carving Board
- 23. Luggage
- 24. Waffle Maker
- 25. Oil and Vinegar Bottles
- 26. Wedding Keepsake Box
- 27. Food Processor
- 28. Espresso Machine
- 29. Custom Artwork
- 30. Smart Toaster
- 31. Knife Block Set
- 32. Pizza Oven
- 33. Cake Server
- 34. Dinnerware Set
- 35. Flatware Set
- 36. Fry Pan Set
- 37. Stand Mixer
- 38. Charcuterie Board
- 39. Bakeware Set
- 40. Electric Kettle
- 41. Embroidered Blanket
- 42. Outdoor Grill
- 43. Smart Speaker
- 44. Cordless Vacuum
- 45. Tent
- 46. Engraved Vase
- 47. Airbnb Gift Card
- 48. Honeymoon Helicopter Tour
- 49. Honeymoon Sail and Snorkel Experience
- 50. Joy Honeymoon Fund
1. Picture Frame
The Kate Spade Crown Point Double 5-by-7-Inch Gold Frame makes for an elegant wedding shower gift. The crisp white mat and gently curving frame is neutral enough to go with any decor in their newlywed home. There’s also space to display a wedding photo side-by-side with their invitation. If you hate the idea of gifting an empty picture frame, surprise them by printing an engagement photo printed from their wedding website and track down an extra copy of their invitation!
2. Wedding Countdown Calendar
You can go as minimalist or customized as you want with a calendar that counts down their wedding day. A simple set of wooden blocks makes for sweet tabletop decor, or you can turn this into a unique gift by customizing a tear-off calendar with their names and wedding date. The best part? Personalized options abound on sites like Etsy, where you can find the perfect calendar to match their style.
3. Champagne Flutes
Even if they already have a set of glasses for sipping bubbly, a popular wedding shower gift idea is a high-quality pair of Champagne flutes to use on their big day. Sometimes engraved with the wedding date, these glasses will be part of their core wedding memories so give yourself permission to splurge!
4. Ring Dish
For a luxe way to store wedding jewelry when not in use, the Kate Spade With Love Ring Dish is both functional and chic. The ceramic ring holder features a small, knotted heart and a sweet inscription that reads “you & me.”
The perfect pillow isn’t a myth. Help them get a good night’s sleep in the weeks leading up to their wedding with the Casper Original Pillow. It has a down-alternative fill that’s soft and airy, but still incredibly supportive. In addition to being breathable, it’s low-maintenance — they can just pop it into the washing machine when it needs a good cleaning.
6. Air Fryer
Treat couples to a healthier way of cooking that reduces fat by up to 75 percent, compared to traditional frying methods. The Ninja 4-Quart Air Fryer has a range of 105 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and includes a 4-quart ceramic-coated nonstick basket and crisper plate that can hold up to 2 pounds of French fries.
7. Towel Warmer
Little luxuries sometimes make for the best wedding shower gifts ideas. The Zadro Ultra Large Luxury Towel Warmer is the gadget couples don’t realize they need until it takes the chill out of a cold winter morning. They’re functional, too, helping to dry towels faster and kill bacteria that grows on damp surfaces.
8. Personalized Robes
Matching robes for the soon-to-be-married couple will make every day feel like a vacation at home. Add their new monogram or a sweet flourish, like a heart on the inside of each sleeve, to guarantee your gift is as unique as the couple’s love.
9. Kitchen Storage Containers
Enhance the organization of a couple’s pantry with the OXO Steel POP Six-Piece Container Set. It comes with a variety of sizes, which are perfect for storing foods like cereal, pasta, cookies and other dry items.
10. Bath Accessories
For a couple into the minimalist look, the Honey-Can-Do Four-Piece Marble Bath Accessory Set is the perfect wedding shower gift idea. The sleek marble will look great on any bathroom counter, plus the set has everything they need to keep their essentials organized. For a pampering touch, pair this with a gift box of bath bombs or luxe soaps.
11. Cookware Set
Treat couples to quality at-home cooking experiences with the premium pots and pans in the Ninja Foodi NeverStick Premium Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set. Featuring a hard-anodized aluminum base, they are oven safe up to 500 degrees and can be used on any type of stovetop. Lids made of tempered glass also have thick, stainless steel rims, which prevent splatter and lock in moisture. Included in the set are 8-inch and 10.25-inch fry pans, 10.25-inch fry pan, 1.5-quart and 2.5-quart saucepans with lids, a 3-quart sauté pan with lid and a 6.5-quart stockpot with lid.
12. Dutch Oven
When it comes to enameled cast iron cookware, you can’t go wrong with the Le Creuset Signature 5.5-Quart Round Dutch Oven. This rare piece of cookware that is so durable, useful and classic it will be a staple in a couple’s kitchen decades after exchanging vows. This bestseller has incredible heat distribution and retention, making it a great pick for cooking braises, soups, bread and so much more. Its impermeable enamel surface is also ideal for raw or cooked for food storage or for marinating with acidic ingredients like wine.
13. Stemware Set
The Luigi Bormioli Talismano Eight-Piece Stemware Set can help any couple host the perfect dinner party or wine night. The four chardonnay and four Bordeaux wine glasses included in the set feature a unique flat-bowl shape designed to provide a decanter effect and draw out complex flavors and aromas.
14. Personalized Wine Bottles
A popular wedding shower gift idea is to give the couple a set of wine in which each bottle marks a major milestone in their marriage. It’s an easy DIY gift — just choose five or six high-quality wines that have the same bottle shape. Create personalized labels featuring their monogram and/or wedding date, then add the name of occasions to celebrate and a sweet message. Ideas could include their wedding night, first anniversary, first Valentine’s Day or first home.
15. Whiskey Glasses
The Nude Glass Big Top Whiskey DOF Glasses will add a little sophistication to every sip. The elegant linear pattern will look great displayed on a bar cart along with a sleek decanter and a stack of coasters. Pair this set of four crystal glasses with a bottle of their favorite whiskey for a tasteful wedding shower gift idea that you can partake in on your next visit.
16. Red Wine Glasses
Think wine night, but make it fancy. The set of four JoyJolt Christian Siriano Optic Gold Rim Red Wine Glasses feature a ribbed pattern and straight lines that are perfect for couples who want a unique set of stemware.
17. Hand Mixer
Home bakers can whip up a variety of treats with the Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus 9-Speed Mixer with Storage Case. It has nine speeds with slow-start technology that supports mess-free mixing of batters and other concoctions. It comes with extra-long beaters, a chef’s whisk, dough hooks, a spatula, a recipe book and a sturdy attachment case for easy storage.
The Vitamix Ascent Series A2300 Blender will be a countertop staple for decades, making it an incredibly thoughtful wedding shower gift. It’s durable and effective, with intuitive controls and a built-in digital timer that ensures optimal blending outcomes. It also comes with a range of container sizes and a motor base that automatically adjusts the maximum blending times.
19. Barware Set
Help the happy couple turn their house into a favorite stop for cocktail parties. Made of hammered metal, the Godinger Copper Nine-Piece Barware Set has all the tools needed to craft a range of cocktails. The set includes a classic double cobbler shaker with integrated strainer, an ice bucket and tongs, a double-sided jigger with handle, a classic strainer, a citrus knife for prepping fresh garnishes, and a matching tray.
20. Ceramic Planter
Home decor as a wedding gift can be tough if there’s no registry to guide you, but a chic ceramic planter engraved with the date of their nuptials can be a unique gift for any couple. Just remember to keep it small (think tabletop) and opt for neutral colors that will match with most color palettes. If your loved ones don’t have a green thumb, succulents are a great low-maintenance option.
21. Trash Can
Essential to every kitchen, the right trash can is both easy to use and seals tight to eliminate any lingering odors. The sleek stainless steel trash cans in the Honey-Can-Do Trash Can Combo will check all the boxes for the happy couple. The larger 30-liter size is a kitchen workhorse, while the smaller 3-liter trash can will look great in a bathroom.
22. Carving Board
If your loved ones are big fans of grilling, the Lipper Acacia Carving Board is generously sized to accommodate large cuts of meat. At 1.5 inches thick, it’s a sturdy block of wood that will be a kitchen staple for years to come. Not meat eaters? No problem. They can use it as a cutting board for veggies or it can double as a makeshift cheese board.
A great gift for couples who love to travel, the Ben Sherman Derby Hardside Luggage Two-Piece Set features a shock-resistant exterior and 360-degree spinner wheels that will ensure they’re prepared for any adventure. It’s a great wedding shower gift idea, as they can have these packed and ready to go for their honeymoon! Add a monogrammed luggage tag for a personal touch.
24. Waffle Maker
Who doesn’t love a good Sunday brunch? Make it easy for the happy couple to host with a Breville No-Mess Circular Waffle Maker. It features an indicator light that takes the guesswork out of cooking, plus cleanup will be a breeze thanks to the nonstick surface.
25. Oil and Vinegar Bottles
Decorative and practical, the Sagaform Nature Oil and Vinegar Bottles can live on any couple’s kitchen counter. Each bottle features a tapered spout for easy pouring, and the oak stopper protects the contents from any debris. If you want to upgrade your wedding shower gift, add a set of imported olive oils as a special surprise.
26. Wedding Keepsake Box
A keepsake box is an incredibly thoughtful gift — and one that might come in handy during the wedding planning process! These boxes typically have file folders to organize cards and copies of their invitations, plus drawers or compartments to stash mementos from the big day.
27. Food Processor
Couples who are at home in the kitchen will enjoy the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor, a workhorse gadget that facilitates shredding, slicing, chopping, kneading and mixing all with a single tool. Intuitive on-off pulse buttons help home chefs get the exact results they’re hoping for every time. This food processor includes a slicing disc, shredding disc, chopping/mixing blade, and an extra-long cord.
28. Espresso Machine
Help couples kick-start their mornings with a caffeinated beverage so good they’ll forget their barista’s name. This professional-quality Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine boasts a burr grinder designed to automatically release the correct amount of coffee based on taste preferences. Digital temperature controls help ensure a rich, velvety espresso extraction. There’s also a milk steaming wand, making it a breeze to whip up everything from cappuccinos to lattes and macchiatos.
29. Custom Artwork
While a good rule of thumb is to avoid gifting artwork, a commissioned piece for your best friend whose style you know backward and forward can be an extra special wedding shower gift. Ideas could include a watercolor of their wedding venue or an illustrated version of their engagement photo done in the style of their favorite artist. If they recently purchased their first house together, you could also gift a framed black-and-white sketch of their new home.
30. Smart Toaster
Ensure couples always have two slices of perfectly toasted bread with this Breville Bit More Smart Toaster. Are they a bit impatient when it comes to breakfast? If so, they’ll love the “lift and look” lever that raises and lowers the carriage to show the browning progress. The high-lift feature also makes it easier to retrieve smaller items, like English muffins, without risking a burn.
31. Knife Block Set
The Zwilling International Modernist 13-Piece Knife Block Set is fabricated from high-quality German stainless steel that provides long-lasting sharpness. Couples will love the smooth handles that are contoured for comfort and satin-finished blades that produce precision cuts. Adding to the sleek style of the knife set are the stainless steel end caps stamped with the brand’s chic logo.
32. Pizza Oven
Bring a taste of Italy to a couple’s home with this outdoor Ooni Koda Gas-Powered Pizza Oven that can cook 12-inch pies in as little as 60 seconds. Crispy on the bottom and perfectly gooey on the top, the homemade pizzas they make in this oven will make takeout a thing of the past.
33. Cake Server
For a personalized gift that will make an appearance on the big day, give the happy couple an engraved cake cutting set. A set will typically include a knife and a serving piece, with options for different metal finishes and handle materials such as wood or mother of pearl. An inscription with their names and wedding date is typically engraved directly on the serving surface.
34. Dinnerware Set
Add a touch of sophistication to a couple’s kitchen with the Lenox French Perle Scallop 12-Piece Dinnerware Set that boasts a tea-stained finish and elegant design. These are high-quality pieces, as Lenox French Perle has an impressive 130-year history of craftsmanship. This is a timeless wedding shower gift that is sure to be part of their household for decades.
35. Flatware Set
For couples who love to impress, the dishwasher-safe utensils in the Zwilling Opus 45-Piece Flatware Set are made from heavy-gauge stainless steel with a stunning mirror finish. The set is well-suited for both entertaining and family meals, offering eight five-piece place settings and an additional butter knife, sugar shell, serving spoon, slotted serving spoon and serving fork.
36. Fry Pan Set
The Calphalon Classic Oil Infused Two-Piece Ceramic Fry Pan Set is incredibly durable, easy to clean and oven-safe. It’s a great wedding shower gift idea for couples who prefer to cook healthy, as the nonstick surface means they can fry up foods without adding oil or butter to the pan.
37. Stand Mixer
The perfect wedding gift for a couple who loves to bake, this heavy-duty KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Stand Mixer offers 67 touchpoints and a powerful motor that can handle everything from cake batter to dense bread doughs. A stainless steel bowl with an ergonomic handle that locks into the base is included. There’s also an easy-install, two-piece pouring shield that makes it simple to add ingredients.
38. Charcuterie Board
A beautiful wood charcuterie board personalized with their monogram can pull double duty in a couple’s kitchen as a serving piece and decor. Upgrade to a version with built-in utensil drawers to give them an all-in-one wedding shower gift they’ll want to pull out for every special occasion.
39. Bakeware Set
The Circulon Nonstick 10-Piece Bakeware Set has all the essentials for home bakers to create mouthwatering treats for their future spouse. The heavy duty pieces can be used to bake cakes, cookies, muffins and more, plus there’s a lid attachment for easy storage and transport.
40. Electric Kettle
Forget the stovetop — the Fellow EKG Electric Kettle heats fast with a countertop base that will retain the desired temperature for up to an hour. Great for pour-over coffee or tea, this kitchen appliance comes in a variety of neutral hues or metal finishes to match any kitchen.
41. Embroidered Blanket
Help your favorite couple enjoy an at-home date night with a cozy blanket made just for them. There are tons of options when it comes to this wedding shower gift idea, from a simple monogram to their names and wedding date. Bonus points if it’s in their wedding colors. Just don’t forget to choose a blanket big enough for two.
42. Outdoor Grill
For couples who love to entertain, the Cuisinart 8-in-1 Wood Pellet Grill and Smoker is a versatile backyard staple that can do it all. From smoking and barbecuing to roasting, searing, braising and baking, this powerhouse grill has a temperature range of 180 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit with a digital control system.
43. Smart Speaker
Bring ease to a couple’s day-to-day tasks with this wedding shower gift idea: the trending Google Nest Audio speaker. It serves as a digital assistant by controlling all household smart devices and being able to access the Google search engine. The speaker also delivers high-quality audio that can be turned up or down with voice commands.
44. Cordless Vacuum
Newlyweds can easily keep their home clean with the Shark VACMOP Pro Cordless Hard Floor Vacuum Mop that cleans up dry debris and absorbs wet messes. Adding to its appeal is a cordless feature, which allows the lightweight vacuum to be moved from room to room without the need for a plug.
If their honeymoon will take them to the backcountry rather than to the skies, the Kylmit Cross Canyon Four-Person Tent may be a better wedding shower gift idea for the happy couple. It’s lightweight and easy to set up — perfect for unwinding on weekend adventures after the big day.
46. Engraved Vase
For this wedding shower gift idea, choose a vase that will suit their style. Then, add a subtle engraving as a nod to their special day. This could be anything from a monogram or their names to a quote from a reading you know they have planned for the ceremony.
47. Airbnb Gift Card
Set a couple up for a grand adventure or relaxing getaway with an Airbnb gift card. A gift card makes for a great wedding shower gift, allowing newlyweds to use it for their honeymoon or save it for a milestone anniversary. When they’re ready to travel, they can choose from an impressive offering of stylish beach homes, eclectic condos and chic apartments around the world.
48. Honeymoon Helicopter Tour
If your loved ones truly have everything they need for their first home together, consider gifting an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Hawaii-bound newlyweds will love the Spur Experience Doors Off Helicopter Tour, which takes passengers on a one-hour tour of Kauai’s most stunning natural landmarks, including the Na Pali Coast, Waimea Canyon, Manawaiopuna Falls and more.
49. Honeymoon Sail and Snorkel Experience
For couples visiting the Big Island, Spur Experiences also offers a Sunset Sail and Manta Snorkel excursion for two that guarantees a sighting of the gentle giants. After watching a stunning island sunset, they’ll have a chance to swim with manta rays under the glow of moonlight. No rays? No problem — the honeymooners can rebook for free so they get another shot at seeing the majestic animals.
50. Joy Honeymoon Fund
You can contribute cash gifts to couples who set up a zero-fee Joy Honeymoon Fund, which can be used for resort stays, cruises, plane tickets and more. Help couples take a break from wedding planning and dream about the experiences that await after saying “I do,” from relaxing massages and romantic dinners to skydiving, snorkeling and Jet Ski rides along the coast.
Wedding Shower FAQ
A prelude to the big day, wedding showers come with their own set of traditions and etiquette. Here are a few of the key things you need to know after RSVPing yes to this celebration.
|What is the difference between a bridal and wedding shower?
Both of these pre-wedding parties generally include food, beverages, games and gifts. One of the biggest differentiators between is the guest list. Traditionally, bridal showers were typically reserved for female friends and family members. Modern couples, however, often take a more inclusive approach by celebrating together and adding their own spin to shower festivities. For example, instead of wedding dresses made of toilet paper, activities might include a wine tasting. As a result, the vibe can feel less stuffy and more personal.
|What are gift ideas for a bridal shower versus a wedding shower?
Traditionally, the best bridal shower gift ideas include items to fill a newlywed home, such as cookware and china. Wedding shower gift ideas take a similar approach — but if the shower is hosted jointly for the couple, make sure your gift can be enjoyed by both people.
|Who attends a wedding shower versus a traditional bridal shower?
Female friends and family members of the bride-to-be, as well as future in-laws, were traditionally on the guest list for bridal showers. Wedding showers are often hosted for the happy couple jointly and include guests of all gender identities.
|Who hosts a wedding shower?
Tradition calls for the maid of honor and bridesmaids to host, as it was historically frowned upon for family members to request gifts for the couple. While it’s acceptable for family members to be involved today, it’s still considered a break of etiquette for a couple to host their own shower.