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 with our curated list of thoughtful wedding gift ideas you can buy and send online.

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September 01, 2020
Starting at $30

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).

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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. Even the most seasoned chefs will treasure making new memories with their new spouse.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Any young couple will appreciate a credit to an Airbnb rental of their choice. Purchase one for any amount between $25 and $500 for the ultimate last-minute gift.

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$49 (Set of 3)

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.

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We’re obsessed with this budget-friendly kitchen towel for a solid, last-minute gift. Gift the towel with two equally-cheery coffee mugs, and you’re good to go.

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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.

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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.

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$22.99 (Set of 3)

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.

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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 of their go-to vino while you’re at it.

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Now mom can print her favorite snapshots directly from her phone with this handy instant photo printer.

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$59.95 - $69.95

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 steakhouse in town.

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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!

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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.

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$39.99 (Set of 2)

This gorgeous set of double-walled copper mugs are crafted from high-quality stainless steel and can be personalized with the couples' initial(s). Pair the mugs with a bottle of vodka or a pre-made Moscow Mule mixer.

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The ultimate last-minute gift? Money, honey. Pair it with a sweet card, and you truly can’t go wrong.

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