The Best Personalized Wedding Gifts for Every Couple

Give your favorite couple a gift they'll cherish forever with our favorite monogrammed and personalized wedding gifts.

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June 30, 2022

Wedding gift shopping rule: Always make it personal. The age-old adage that it’s the thought that counts still holds. Personalized or monogrammed gifts add a little something-something that goes the extra mile and shows the recipient you put a lot of thought into their gift.

And while embroidered surname and laser-cut letters are great, I ask, why stop there? My advice: Select personalized gifts tailored to the couple and their shared interests. The approach adds a layer of thoughtfulness beyond their intertwining initials and will be money well-spent as the couple will actually use the gift as they move on through their marriage.

I took it upon myself to round up the best personalized wedding gifts for every couple so you don't have to. Shop my selections for the homebody, entertainer, sports enthusiast and more below.

Best Personalized Gifts for Travelers

Give the jet-setting couple a personalized wedding gift that embraces their love of travel. Classic monogrammed weekender bags and matching passport cases are solid options — especially if their current duffle bag is well-loved. Add an artful touch to their wall or buffet table with a bespoke adventure tray with a custom illustration inspired by their past or upcoming adventures. An engraved keepsake memory box inspires them to collect sentimental tokens from their honeymoon, anniversary trips and family vacations for years to come. Other presents they’ll love? A personalized push-pin wall map that helps them plot out their next big trip, while a camera and journal set will help them document the fun along the way.

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Best Personalized Gifts for Entertainers

Searching for the perfect gift to celebrate the couple who always hosts the best game nights, holiday parties and backyard barbecues? Gift them with some personalized gear that they’ll look forward to using again and again for future soirées.

An engraved charcuterie or cutting board is my top pick because it doubles as countertop decor between events. Other solid gift options for the entertainers include monogrammed marble coasters (timeless!), a traditional silver serving set, a personalized beverage tub, a champagne bucket or a classic crystal decanter for their bar cart.

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Best Personalized Gifts for Homebodies

You know the couple that meets last-minute canceled plans with a smile and sigh of relief because now they get to stay home on the sofa? I'm part of that couple, so you can trust me when I tell you that your homebody friends will love these personalized wedding gifts.

A custom watercolor house painting is equal parts sentimental and stylish – plus, it pays homage to their favorite place to be. A surname wall sign or modern family crest are two winning art options, too. Plush cotton robes with matching embroidered monograms and a spa-worthy hand towel set? Yes, please. And if you want to support their cuddling habit, a custom wedding date pillow and initial-clad throw will do just the trick.


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Best Personalized Gifts for Sports Enthusiasts

After years of unbridled fun, your college roommate is (finally) settling down to marry the love of their life. Remind them of the golden days and level up their tailgating game with personalized gifts inspired by their team.

Portable corn hole boards with their surname initial or shared marital monogram will bring the fun to any quad. Personalized oak whiskey tumblers or team-inspired wine tumblers offer a sophisticated (environmentally conscious) alternative to red plastic cups. Finally: A collegiate picnic basket complete with logo-clad ceramic plates, flatware, wine glasses, napkins and corkscrew is guaranteed to wow.


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Best Personalized Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

And for the couple that connects over a mutual love of camping under the stars — these personalized outdoor-inspired gifts will set the bar. A cozy camp blanket customized with their family names passes my pretty-and-practical test, landing at the top of the list.

We all know the cardinal rule of camping (booking a hotel room instead) is to stay hydrated. Chances are they already have a few water bottles in their cabinet but a portable, personalized growler? Unlikely. Offer your camp-loving couple encouragement to stay hydrated with the buzz-worthy growler from Mark & Graham. An embroidered cooler backpack makes toting the brew easier (and more stylish) than ever; the monogrammed Cuisinart portable gas grill makes campfire cooking a breeze.

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