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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August 29, 2019

Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith

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, $30

Cookbook + Cooking Class

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, Prices Vary by Location

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: Amazon, $48

Classic Kettle

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, $35.99

Wine Club Subscription

What newlyweds wouldn’t want a few bottles of vino delivered to their doorstep every month? Rhetorical question, pals.

Buy It: Winc, Prices Vary

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

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, $3.95 each

Airbnb Gift Card

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.

Buy It: Airbnb Gift Card, $100 from Zola

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

Dish Towel + Coffee Mugs

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!

Buy It: Anthropologie, $20

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: Amazon, $19.99

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

Instant Photo Printer

Utilize Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping and order this mini portable photo printer for a newlywed couple. They'll love using it to print honeymoon snapshots.

Buy It: Amazon, $68.89

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: KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, $299.95 from Amazon

Time Flies

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

Moscow Mule Mugs + Cocktail Mixer

When in doubt, Amazon-Prime it. This highly-rated gorgeous set of copper mugs comes with a jigger and straws. Pair this affordable set with a bottle of vodka or a pre-made Moscow Mule mixer.

Buy It: Copper Mugs, $46.98 for four from Amazon

Cash + Card

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

Buy It: Etsy, $5.50