Cute wedding gift ideas that newlyweds will actually want

With wedding season nearly upon us no doubt many of us will be racking our brains for present ideas. True, most people make a gift registry these days so things are a bit more simple. But if they don’t (or you just don’t fancy buying another cutlery set for the sixth time) then you may need to come up with your own idea!

I love gift giving for any occasion and I think it’s so important, especially for a wedding, to choose something meaningful that the receiver will actually like. If you don’t know the couple super well, this can be tricky,. However, as a newlywed myself I have the inside knowledge on a gift a newly married couple will love and might actually need.

All of these gifts were sourced from my favourite gift-giving website:

Personalised Wedding Keepsake Box // £39.95

Most couples will have already purchased a beautiful personalised wedding album, but the keepsake box is often overlooked. After my wedding I found I had lots of ‘bits’ that I wanted to keep – an invitation, dried rose from my bouquet, spare favour, card from Paul from the morning-of and so on. A cute little box is the perfect box they never knew they needed.

Personalised Special Occasion Photo Frame // £25

If you know the happy couple have a lot of space on their wall to fill I think this ‘Insta-shaped’ photo frame is a really cute idea. Most newlyweds will choose their favourite professional photographs and have them displayed proudly – probably blown up on canvas. If I was buying this gift I would find all the best and most hilarious ‘candid shots’ on Instagram and fill the frame with these. That way every time they look at it they will be taken back to how happy they felt on the day with their loved ones.

Heart Personalised Candle // £29

Because who doesn’t love a scented candle right?! I spend a fortune on them, so I’m always delighted when I get one as a gift. And with the couples initials on it this candle makes for a really cute wedding gift that they will 100% get great use out of. More than a silver cheese knife let me tell you.

Personalised Wooden Luggage Tags // £34

This gift is super useful and it’s highly unlikely to be thought of by anyone else. These luggage tags are really stylish and your newlyweds will LOVE them for their honeymoon. The plus-side of getting tags with their full names on rather than just the traditional ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ which honeymoon luggage tags normally have, is that they can continue to use these for holidays after their honeymoon!

Tree of Love // £35

I love this idea. Plant the tree and watch it grow as the couples lives together and their family grows. So cute, I would have loved to receive one of these. Only slight hitch is – we don’t have a garden! So before purchasing this wonderful gift it probably is worth checking a few things. A) the couple have a garden big enough for a tree and B) they are in a home that they so far intend to stay in for a while. If they are currently renting an ‘in between’ house then it would be unfortunate to plant the Tree of Love only to have to dig it up a few months later!

Framed Personalised Song Lyrics Print // £34

If you are close to the bride or groom and know their first dance song in advance then this is a seriously amazing gift for a seriously stylish couple. I adore this print and am actually considering buying this for my own home! Not only is it a gorgeous and poignant reminder of your first dance song lyrics, it’s also printed in beautiful gold AND these lyrics pictured just so happy to be from my own first dance song; ‘Thinking Out Loud’.


I hope these have given you some ideas if you’re a bit stuck as to what to get a hubby and wife to be! Weddings are special so chose something thoughtful, meaningful and that is as special as they are!


  1. Jenny March 2, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    I love the idea of giving a tree as a wedding gift – such a nice way to remind you of your wedding day! x


    • Jessica Emily March 2, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      I know it’s such a cute idea right! X

  2. Helena March 2, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Some great ideas here!

  3. Jenny Jo March 3, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    These are such great ideas, especially since I’m attending a wedding next weekend! I was telling my boyfriend that we definitely need to get something personalized with names and date….I feel like its much more meaningful when you customize it accordingly! Thanks for the ideas 🙂

    xo, JJ

  4. Poppy Mayy March 6, 2017 / 7:30 am

    I love all of these gift ideas ❤️ I’m hopefully getting married soon and would love to receive anything like this 😍

    • Jessica Emily March 8, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Exciting times! I loved opening our gifts hehe! xx

  5. Emily March 6, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I really love the look of that personalised box and actually would buy one myself to be able to keep things in because that’s beautiful. I’m only 20 so at the moment no one is really getting married but whenever a wedding pops up, I’m definitely looking into this post again x

    • Jessica Emily March 8, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks for your comments lovely 🙂 xx

  6. Jadirah Sarmad March 7, 2017 / 2:43 pm

    These are adorable and I will be definitely using some of these ideas for my friends! Thanks. 😀 x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

    • Jessica Emily March 8, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      I always think that’s so important when giving gifts right?! Thanks for reading xx

  7. olivia March 9, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    oo these are all so cute! I love the candle its stunning

    • Jessica Emily March 10, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      I know I would have loved to receive any of these hehe! Thanks for reading x

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