20 Thoughtful Wedding Gift Ideas for Same-Sex Couples

These thoughtful, handmade and custom-designed gifts are guaranteed to make the newlyweds smile.

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April 20, 2022

First things first: When shopping for a wedding present for a couple, always start by looking at their wedding registry for gift ideas. These are the items you know they want and need since they picked them out themselves. However, if the items on the registry are already claimed, a sweet, personalized gift is a thoughtful alternative.

While the market is flooded with custom Mr. and Mrs. items, finding a bride and bride or groom and groom gift, or even a card, can be tough in big box stores. Luckily, there are lots of online shops offering custom-made gifts for gay and lesbian couples. We've rounded up some of our favorites, from matching pillowcases to first Christmas ornaments.

Kitchen accessories are a classic and appreciated gift. Outfit the newlyweds' kitchen with this practical cutting board with a special reminder of their big day. Available in two sizes, the board is crafted from luxe cherry wood for a gift that is as useful as it is decorative.

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$178 (Set of 2)

For the couple who loves to stay in, treat them to a matching set of soft, Turkish cotton robes. The spa-like wraps are lightweight, yet totally luxurious. If you're feeling extra generous, pair the luxe set with a gift certificate for a couple's massage to enjoy after the wedding stress is over.

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$59.95 (Set of 12)

Weddings are a cause for celebration, and celebrations mean cake — cake pops, that is. Treat the happy pair to a delicious set of groom and groom cake pops made by NY Cake Pops. Truffle-style vanilla cake is rolled into spheres and dipped in decadent chocolate then hand-decorated with iced tuxedos and bow ties.

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$34 $27.2

Homesick has lots of great candles for milestones and celebrations, from Mother's Day to birthdays. And the Let's Toast candle is perfect to send a couple to celebrate their nuptials, boasting notes of delicious mandarin, grapefruit, apple, pineapple and champagne grapes.

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Give the new couple a fun set of matching pillowcases to celebrate their union. Send to their honeymoon hotel ahead of time for a surprise when they walk into the room. We love this playful set from online maker WystarWeddingShop.

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From $27.05 (Set of 2)

And these wifey pillowcases from Etsy shop CreativePillowLV are so cute, too. Choose from multiple sizes in either percale or sateen cotton fabrics. They make great bridal shower gifts or engagement party presents.

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From $30.95 (Set of 2)

These handmade leather wrap bracelets from online maker RiskyBeads are a great pre-wedding or shower gift. Choose from a plethora of colors in both leather and faux suede cords, as well as aluminum, bronze or copper bars for the set.

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Any travel-loving couple would appreciate a credit for an Airbnb rental of their choice. They can put it towards lodging on their honeymoon now or save it for a romantic weekend getaway in the future. Simply purchase a gift card for any amount between $25 and $500, and you'll be giving them something truly invaluable.

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$29.50 (Set of 2)

These personalized forks are perfect for a reception sweetheart table or the iconic first cake bite photo. And unlike other wedding decor and rentals, they make a great keepsake.

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We love this two grooms card on Amazon. Pair the card with a gift card to the couple's favorite restaurant or go-to store. It's perfect for any wedding event, from the engagement announcement to the big day.

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Stock the lovely couple's pantry with a six-month subscription of cooking essentials from Williams Sonoma. Each month they'll receive one premium pantry essential delivered to their front door including award-winning extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt flakes, a library of Williams Sonoma's most popular spice rubs, restaurant-quality pasta and more.

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$19.50 $15.6

These "missing piece" bracelets from online maker JaneRJewelry are a great shower or bachelor/bachelorette party gift. The natural aquamarine beads and black agate beads remind the couple that their better half is always with them.

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