20 Last-Minute Wedding Gifts They Didn't Know They Needed
Shopping in a pinch? Dealing with a depleted registry? We've got you covered.
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Engraved State Cutting Board
Use the couples’ home base, college town or shared city as your compass, and gift them with a stunning, state-engraved cutting board. We all agree that the state of Tennessee has never looked more beautiful than it does covered in ample amounts of cheese, right? Delish.
BUY IT: American Heirloom, $48 or Amazon, $41.73
Psht — registries are for rookies! Hit the happy couple with this exceptional crystal clock and a card that reads, "Time flies when you’re having fun. Cherish every second of every minute of your marriage together." Mic drop. No need to quote me on that.
BUY IT: Williams-Sonoma, $99
Gift Card for Frames
When in doubt, a beautiful frame will always be appreciated as a wedding gift. The key to success, though? Said frame needs to mesh well with the interior of the couples’ home. Your best bet is to gift the newlyweds with an online credit towards a custom frame of their choice.
BUY IT: Framebridge
Fact: The rose gold trend may come and go, but copper in the kitchen will never go out of style. Add some sparkle to their stovetop, and gift the couple a glossy, gleaming copper tea kettle. Did we mention it was Prime eligible?
BUY IT: Amazon, $44.96
Personalized Calendar Gift
A personalized calendar checks all the boxes. It’s cute, it’s creative and, most importantly, it offers couples another excuse to stare at themselves all dressed up in their wedding photos. Give your friends a gift card towards creating a personalized calendar for themselves, once they finally get their hands on their wedding album.
BUY IT: Artifact Uprising, from $30
Wine Club Membership
What newlyweds wouldn’t want a few bottles of vino delivered to their doorstep every month? Rhetorical question, pals.
BUY IT: The International Wine of The Month Club, $39.95/month
Bottle of Bubbly + Coupes for Two
Celebrations call for bubbles, right? And this just so happens to be the biggest celebration of the newlyweds’ lives thus far! Commemorate the moment with a top-shelf bottle o’ bubbly and two timeless coupe glasses. Pop! Fizz! Clink!
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $4.95 each
Cookbook + Cooking Class for Two
You missed all the high-tech kitchen gear off the couples’ registry...but do they know how to put all those fancy tools to use? Gift them with your all-time favorite cookbook and a certificate for a cooking class for two. Even the most seasoned chefs will treasure making new memories with their new spouse.
BUY IT: Sur La Table, $25+
Pretty, Personalized Soaps
In all realness, they’ll probably never use these fancy, monogrammed soaps, but that’s kind of the whole point, right? We’re sure they’ll be delighted to display this lovely gift in the guest bathroom and powder rooms, alike.
BUY IT: Williams-Sonoma, $49
Timeless Needlepoint Toss Pillow
This chic Jonathan Adler needlepoint pillow is a coveted designer classic that any couple would be thrilled to receive. Surprise the couple with a cool cushion that features the couples’ new prefixes or boasts the first letter of their shared surname.
BUY IT: Jonathan Adler, $165
Fine Art Gift Card
Help the happy couple personalize their shared home by gifting them credit towards framed fine art. Not only does a gift card take all the guesswork out of the gift for you, but the couple will have a blast making their selection together, too.
BUY IT: Minted, $25-1,000.00
Game-Changing Garlic Roaster
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: Garlic roasters are the ultimate secret weapon that you didn’t know you needed. The newlyweds will use it once and never look back.
BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $16.95
Barware + Cheeky Cocktail Napkins
Can you really have too many tools at the bar? We don’t think so — especially if they’re this pretty. Give them this gorgeous gold set, and add in a handsome cocktail book or some cheeky embroidered bar napkins to round out the gift.
BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $68
Sterling Celebration Bowl
Any host or hostess could use another pretty, polished wine bowl for elegant entertaining. Gift the couple with a monogram-clad, sterling silver or copper wine bowl. If you want to give them another reason to celebrate, go ahead and toss in a nice bottle (or three) of their go-to vino while you’re at it.
BUY IT: Mark & Graham, $149
Commemorative Kitchen Towel + Coffee Mugs
We’re obsessed with this budget-friendly "tying the knot" kitchen towel for a solid, last-minute gift. Gift the towel with two equally-cheery coffee mugs, and you’re good to go!
BUY IT: Anthropologie, $18
Polish off their front porch with a classic, personalized doormat! If the newlyweds are homeowners, they’ll be especially giddy over a doormat that stylishly displays their house number.
BUY IT: Mark & Graham, $89
Monogrammed Steak Brand
If the bride or groom considers themselves a grill master, this monogrammed forged steak brand is sure to give them a real tickle! Add a little oomph to your gift, and pair the brand with a gift card that covers dinner for two at a nice steak house in town.
BUY IT: Williams-Sonoma, $49.95
Stand Mixer (or Attachments!)
If no one bought the gorgeous, glossy stand mixer, this is your time to shine! Swoop in and make their dreams come true with the gift of a true kitchen staple. If someone has gifted the mixer, use that as your cue to buy all the fun attachments. Pasta maker? Check. Ice cream maker? But of course!
BUY IT: Kitchen Aid or Amazon, prices vary
Wedding Heirloom Kit
Think of this heirloom kit as three steps above a basic, run-of-the-mill scrapbook, okay? If you’re headed to a wedding for a couple who are extra-sentimental sweethearts (or who have a totally wiped-out registry and own everything you could think of), the heirloom is the gift for you. You can’t put a price on perfectly preserving the smallest, sweet details of their big day.
BUY IT: Frontgate, $129
Cash + Card
The ultimate last-minute gift? Money, honey. Pair it with a sweet card, and you truly can’t go wrong.
BUY IT: Anthropologie, $9