15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the Couple

by Danielle Salazar July 14, 2015 3 Comments

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Sometimes, finding the perfect gift is the hardest part of attending a wedding! Sure there are registries and those are great, but sometimes you want to get the bride and groom something that's a little bit more meaningful and unique compared to the variety of crockpots and sheet sets that they'll be receiving. So if you're looking for an idea that's fun and creative, check out these wedding gift ideas that they'll actually love! From personalized home decor to DIY projects, we've got something that's perfect for every couple.

15 Fun and Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the Couple

Wedding Gift Ideas for The Bride and Groom

1. Engraved Spoons | $25

If you’re as much of an ice-cream junkie as I am then you can totally understand why these stamped spoons are the perfect wedding present! The Milk and Honey shop is filled with various styles of hand-stamped silverware. Whether the bride and groom are romantic, light-hearted, traditional, or comical, there is definitely a silverware set for every couple!

Engraved His and Hers Spoons | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleMilkandHoneyLuxuries

2. Milestone Wine Labels | $26.99

A unique gift that the bride and groom can cherish for years to come! These customizable milestone labels can be added to any bottles of wine (choose the wines carefully!) and will help to celebrate some of the major moments in the couple’s life. Also, these labels are weatherproof so they’ll totally be safe in a bucket of ice!

Milestone Wine Labels | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleLabelWithLove

3. Personalized Lyric Canvas | $75+

A gorgeous way to display the couple’s first dance song, vows, a bible verse, or any meaningful phrase/song that is meaningful to them! Not to mention, this canvas is fully customizable to perfectly fit in with their home’s color scheme.

Personalized Lyric Canvas | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the Couple

4. Recipe Engraved Cutting Board | $29.95+

These gorgeously engraved cutting boards are perfect for displaying a delicious family recipe or maybe even just one of your personal favorites! This shop can even make the board more personal by scanning and engraving a handwritten recipe to add an extra-special touch!

Engraved Recipe Cutting Board | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the Couple


5. His and Hers Ring Dish Set | $18.50

Simple and chic, this his and hers ring dish set is the perfect gift for the bride and groom! Not only are these jewelry dishes practical and affordable, but the chic black and white look will easily fit into any bedroom or bathroom scheme.

His and Hers Jewelry Ring Dish Set | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleTheSisterStudio

6. Printable Wall Art | $5

These fun and stylish art prints are perfect for a guest on a budget and they even make a great bridal shower present! From love quotes, to scripture versus, to holiday lyrics, and more, I  guarantee that PrintableWisdom will have a print that perfectly represents every couple. Keep in mind that these listings are for a digital version of the artwork so you have to print the file at home, a local printer, or at a photo center. Don’t forget to find a cute frame for it!

Printable Wall Art With Romantic Quotes | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CouplePrintableWisdom

7. His and Hers Beer Mugs | $22

We all know at least one couple who enjoys hanging out at local breweries, sampling different craft beers, or just indulging in an after-work brew. If the bride and groom-to-be come to mind, then these his and hers beer glasses are exactly what you should get them! Don’t worry — if beer isn’t their thing, Giftability also has his and hers wine glasses, coffee mugs, and champagne flutes.

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8. DIY Well Wishes Book | $5+

Giving the bride and groom a book filled with well wishes from family and friends is a super sentimental gift that they'll adore! Whether you DIY a book from scratch or have an actual photo book printed, it's a simple and fun way for loved ones to express their feelings and wishes for the newlywed couple and their future as husband and wife.

A DIY Wedding Book Filled with Well-Wishes | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the Couple

9. Engraved Bar Necklace | $46+

A gorgeous gift for the bride-to-be, this engraved bar necklace is a sentimental piece that she can cherish for the rest of her life. The gold bar is engraved with the couples wedding date in roman numerals for a personalized touch. What also makes this necklace so fun is the small blue bead detail near the clasp — perfect for the bride to wear on the wedding day as her ‘something blue’!

A Personalized Bar Date Necklace for the Bride | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleShopSomethingBlue

10. His and Hers Pillow Cover Set | $35+

The perfect addition to any home, these chic pillow cover sets make a gorgeous gift idea! Whether you're looking for a his and hers set or something more casual to be incorporated into their everyday living room decor, Parris Chic Boutique's variety of covers truly have a style for every couple! They even have lovely personalized options and a variety of text colors, ideal for any color scheme.

His and Hers Pillow Cover Sets - "Good Morning Gorgeous" | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleParrisChicBoutique

11. Invitation Christmas Ornament| $30

A personalized christmas ornament is a sentimental way for the couple to remember their wedding day during the holiday season! The clear acrylic bulb comes with a hand stamped charm that you can personalize with the couple’s name and wedding date. Once you receive the ornament, you can make a copy of the wedding invitation, cut it into strips, and curl each piece into the ornament. To add in a pop of color, you could even add in some colorful ribbon or bright confetti for a personal touch!

Personalized Invitation-Filled Christmas Ornament | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CouplePENNISPRINTS

12. World Map Print | $30

A simple, but stunning art print that your traveling friends will adore. 'Life Takes You to Unexpected Places, Love Brings You Home’ is the perfect quote for a couple to display in their home. The best thing about this map decor? It can even be personalized with the couples name, wedding date, or any sentimental message that you want to add!

World Map Print with Love Quote | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleOfLifeAndLemons

13. Mr. and Mrs. Coffee Mugs | $32+

A sci-fi lover’s dream! From Star Wars, Frankenstein, The Walking Dead, and more, LennyMud has a variety of mug sets that are perfect for a geek-chic couple! Not to mention, these eclectic handmade mugs are dishwasher safe AND they are offering you an exclusive discount! Use the promo code KBLUEBLOG for 10% off through August 30. May the caffeine be with you!

Mr. and Mrs. Coffee Mugs | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleLENNYMUD

14. Wine Cork Holder| $55+

This chic wine cork holder is not only a gorgeous piece for any kitchen, but it’s also super practical for your wine-o friends! With the quote, “All you need is love and a bottle of wine” laser etched on the glass panel, it makes for a great sentimental wedding gift that will become a permanent feature in their home. Don’t forget to make it clear that you expect to come over and help them fill it up!

Wine Cork Holder with an Etched Love Quote | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the CoupleEverythingEtchedAZ

15. DIY Photo Coasters | $5

A DIY project that’s easy, cheap, and super customizable for each couple. Make some DIY photo coasters from the couple’s engagement session or some other favorites from throughout their relationship. If you don’t think they’ll love the idea of setting drinks on their own faces, print off some of your favorite love quotes and make coasters with those!

DIY Photo Coasters | 15 Sentimental Wedding Gifts for the Couple

Which Gift Idea is Your Favorite?

We're super inspired by all of these fun and unique wedding gift ideas that are perfect for newlyweds! Did you receive something super sentimental for you wedding day that you absolutely loved? If you're attending a wedding or are part of the bridal party, what do you plan to get the soon-to-be bride and groom? Let us know in the comments below - we'd love to hear your ideas!

Danielle Salazar
Danielle Salazar


3 Responses

Sara Frederick
Sara Frederick

May 09, 2017

You have posted some great wedding gift ideas. I think the world map print would be perfect in a new apartment or home. One thing that I like to buy for newly married couples is monogrammed bedding, pillows or towels. I have discovered an Etsy shop that creates some beautiful custom designed items that are affordable and treasured.
I am posting the website for your readers. http://www.southern-linens.com


April 14, 2017

An anniversary sundial is a good idea, it is a clock that tells time using the sun. We have one that is made of glass, and it sits indoors on the window sill and makes rainbows in the family room when the sun shines. It was handmade just for us with a special date line that the time shadow follows on our anniversary day each year, and there is a mark on that line that the shadow touches at the actual moment of our ceremony. We’ve had it for several years and it works great – I think it is one of the best wedding or anniversary gifts that I have ever heard of! I don’t remember what it is called exactly, but you can find it online with a search for anniversary sundial or rainbow sundial. They have gift certificates that you can buy and receive the same day via email, and we give them for wedding gifts when we have to travel.

Ellie Jackson
Ellie Jackson

February 12, 2016

Oh my gosh I love the recipe cutting board. Made me a little teary. A perfect gift especially from the chef in the family! I have another one to share. My husband gave me a sketch of my wedding dress and his suit. I have just purchased one for a wedding I am in. I may have to also look into the cutting board. :)

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