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    33 Thoughtful Wedding Gifts Newlyweds Will Actually Love (And Keep!)

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    Editor's note: If the couple you're shopping for has a registry, you should probably check that first.

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    Going off registry when you're shopping for wedding stuff can be a gamble...they put the things they wanted on there for a reason, and if you happen to get something similar to what's already on the list, they might end up with unwanted doubles.

    But if you know the couple well, you want to be creative or frugal, or they don't have a registry at all, we've got lots of creative options that will make almost any couple a little ~Happier Ever After~!

    1. A personalized memory box the newlyweds can use to store ticket stubs, special photos, and other sentimental trinkets.

    box that says "the adventures of emily and alex"
    awin1.com

    Get it on sale from Dust & Things on Etsy for $51.04+ (available in three styles).

    2. A set of fun margarita diagram glasses for the tequila-lovin' couple in your life.

    glasses with illustration of how much of each ingredient to add on the glass
    uncommongoods.sjv.io

    Promising review: "These were a birthday gift for my father and he loved them! Such a great gift idea. They were such a big hit, I want to get him the Bloody Mary glasses as well now!" —Tracey

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    Be sure to check out other glasses by the same artist like the Bloody Mary, hot toddy, and mimosa sets.

    3. A newlywed cookbook filled with recipes for different occasions from date nights to large parties and easy weeknight meals.

    anrdoezrs.net

    Read a BuzzFeeder writer's review of the Newlywed Cookbook.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99, Barnes & Noble for $31.50, or through a local bookseller on IndieBound.

    4. A heart-shaped pancake mold because love *is* breakfast smothered in syrup, and I won't hear otherwise.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I was thrilled to receive these in my Christmas stocking! I have used them a few times to make heart-shaped blueberry pancakes and they work great. They are easy to use, don't stick to the pancake (you may have to run a knife between the edge and the batter before flipping), and the little knobs stay cool so you don't burn your fingers. I rinse them off before throwing them in the dishwasher and it's been working great. They make the cutest little pancakes. Easy and so worth it." L. Wylde

    And if you're looking for something that'll last them a lifetime, you can find our pick for the best cast iron skillet in three different price points on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.45.

    5. A set of custom, wine milestone labels so they can properly celebrate all of their special firsts — you know, like their wedding night, first house, first anniversary, and so on.

    wine bottles with different labels of "firsts"
    awin1.com

    Get it from Studio B Label Co. on Etsy for $19+.

    6. A soy candle set for all of their...romantic evenings. *Insert winky emoji here.*

    set of candles with labels that say "date night" and "love letters"
    instagram.com

    Get the set from Homesick Candles for $54.40.

    7. A cheese board with their names on it because they are adults now, and having one of these in their house officially makes them grownups.

    wood board with engraving that reads "josh and hannah"
    awin1.com

    Get it from Sugar Tree Gallery on Etsy for $42.40+ (available in wood grains).

    8. A portable hammock big enough for two that they'll adore if they love being outside (and snuggling, of course).

    couple sitting in ENO together
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My partner and I have a khaki/olive Eno double nest and we love it! We have been backpacking all over the USA with it for almost exactly a year now. It is strong and durable with a good amount of room. One person fits with tons of room. Two people is very close cuddle space, it is nice for relaxing in, sitting side by side, and sometimes sleeping. If you want more comfort, you can spread out the ends for more room. We are thinking of getting a longer one for even more space. :) This one has made it through a ton of wear and tear, though!" —Ana B.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95 (available in 34 colors).

    9. A waterproof travel blanket that'll make their picnic dates easy, and that's small enough for them to take on all of their outdoor adventures together.

    person sitting on blanket
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "It's a cool little blanket. Packs down even after initially taking it out. It's cute, waterproof, doubles as a tarp. You really can't ask for more here. I hate getting sand everywhere so I've found this to be great to put down before putting a towel on the beach and posting up. Tons of uses; the other day my husband was still out on the lake and I was hot so I came in off the water. I had this in the hatch of my kayak and spread it out under a tree and read a book while he finished on the lake. It is super handy and you never know when you'll have a new use for it." —Naturally Ashlie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    10. And to go with it, a deluxe heart-shaped basket packed with all the essentials they'll need for the perfect picnic: porcelain plates, wine glasses, silverware, napkins, and wine and cheese accessories.

    amazon.com, Shekymorena / amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this basket for me and my fiancé, as we were having a picnic with three other couples in a park, celebrating Valentine's day. Everyone loved and complimented the basket. It's very well made, high quality and bigger than expected. I was able to fit everything I wanted to carry inside (see picture for everything I placed inside, with the exception of the champagne bottles, for which I carried a separate basket — the one on the right). I am very happy with the purchase and it was worth every penny!" —Shekymorena

    Get it from Amazon for $144.95.

    11. A ticket stub diary to organize the piles and piles of tickets they have stored in a shoebox under their bed. Now they can easily flip through and see all of the things they've done!

    the diary opened to reveal different ticket stubs
    UncommonGoods

    Promising review: "My kids have been lucky enough to attend more than a few great events together; I know they save those ticket stubs, and they were so thrilled when they opened their gift on Christmas Day. 'We were just talking about saving our ticket stubs in a box, Mom! This is so cool!'" —Mom of Adult Boys

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $14.

    12. A variety pack of sheet masks that'll hydrate, tighten, and brighten their skin while forcing them to enjoy some dang R & R for once. Date night = spa night.

    the different masks laid out
    Amazon

    Promising review: I love the variety in this package! I shared them with my family, all of whom have different skin care needs and so this was perfect! I used the hydrating masks and they left my skin feeling wonderful." —Jennifer Lee

    Get a 15-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    13. Tequila Mockingbird — an incredibly fun cocktail recipe book for the couple who's obsessed with fine literature and even finer cocktails.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love the recipes, and the variety: simple, complex, sweet, tart, bitter etc. The literary puns were spot-on, and I liked the idea that the drink could match both the themes at work in the story, and sometimes even the literary criticism surrounding the novel. The suggested games at the end were very funny, and the illustrations also added to the whole presentation." —Spilt Over

    Get it from Amazon for $7.39.

    14. A Brie baking dish to *subtly* let them know their crib is the new place for future dinner parties.

    brie dish styled on table with brie cheese inside
    crateandbarrel.com

    Get it from Crate & Barrel for $19.95.

    15. And a hilarious ADULT party game because they will also be hosting all game nights from here on out.

    what do you meme card game
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This game is a blast!!! I played once with friends and after going through all the meme photos, I dug into some wedding pictures I had printed. That was hilarious and a game changer — literally! The second time I played was with a huge group and I stole funny awkward pictures from their Facebook pages before we met and sent them to Walgreens to be printed. The look on their faces when I pulled out some gems of pictures was almost as fun as meme-ing them!! My 85-year-old grandma even got into the fun and only wanted to play with the family photos I had printed. We'll definitely be playing again soon!" —E. Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    16. A donut making kit for the evenings when they just want to stay in, relax, and make a delicious dessert...so probably most nights.

    person holding donut
    Foodstirs

    This kit comes with organic mix and glaze, plant-based dye, and a heart-shaped silicone pan.

    Get it from Foodstirs for $25.99.

    17. A pretty watercolor print of the state their wedding was in, the date, and their names to forever commemorate their special day.

    watercolor painting of illinois with "the wakefields" and a place and date listed below
    awin1.com

    Get it from Apple Blossom Print on Etsy for $19.50+ (available in 12 sizes and five colors).

    18. A pair of ~rockin'~ agate bookends that'll look so classy next to their newly joined book collection.

    two bookends holding up books
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this gift for my boss who has anything he could ever want. These were unique so I decided to go with it. He immediately put them on his desk when I gave them to him. So I would say they were a hit. They were well packaged and I was very impressed with how beautiful they truly were. **Be sure to pay attention to the weight/size that you order. The smaller ones aren't meant to hold very big or very many books." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    19. A bathroom guest book for their first home as a married couple. Each visitor signs in and completes one of the hilarious pages in this book so the pair has an entertaining read when it's all filled up.

    cover of the "bathroom guest book"
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this! It seems to make guests feel less awkward in the bathroom, plus you get lots of entertainment reading it! I can honestly say it is one of my favorite bathroom purchases! (Also, if you have to poop and don't want to be embarrassed about coming out followed by stench because you are meeting your in-laws for the first time; you just stay in there longer and tell everyone you were just filling out the book. Just actually do fill it out or you are caught red handed and people will actually know you poop!) *gasp*" —Breanna Gann

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80.

    20. Date night dice they simply roll for a fun mashup of activity ideas.

    wooden dice with different activities and a tray with three labeled dice holders that say, food, activity, afterwards
    awin1.com

    Get it from Sugar Blush Studio on Etsy for $24.50 (available with or without a custom disk).

    21. A super soft, luxurious blanket that'll make snuggling up on the couch for movie nights so much better.

    blanket styled and draped over a chair
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I searched for 'softest blanket ever' in the Amazon search box to see what would come up, and this one did. It was on sale, so I figured sure, let's try it out. Amazon wasn't kidding. This blanket is so, SO soft. Definitely the softest blanket I've ever had. It's like a baby blanket. It's so warm and pleasant to snuggle with in bed." —Stephanie Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    22. A simple ring dish with their initials so there is no losing their wedding bands down the sink drain.

    dish that says "k <3 A"
    awin1.com

    Get it from The Painted Press on Etsy for $15+ (available in eight styles).

    23. A Poo-Pourri set because they will forever be sharing a house...and bathroom.

    poopourri.com, amazon.com

    The set comes with a two 2 oz. bottles: vanilla mint and lavender mint.

    Promising review: "It actually works! My husband thought I was nuts when I suggested he use it. As usual....I was right! Works great!" —M. OWEN

    Get it from Amazon for $16.49.

    24. A gourmet beef subscription so they can skip the frantic trip to the store in search of high quality meat for dinner. Just a fair warning that their entire neighborhood might be stopping by once they get a whiff of this cookin' up in their kitchen.

    Cooked meat styled and garnished on a wooden cutting board
    instagram.com

    Get a monthly subscription from Certified Piedmontese for $100 (originally $150), also available in other plans or you can shop for different types of meat for individual purchase.

    25. A monthly gardening subscription box so they can start ~planting some roots~. Every month they'll be sent a live plant or bulb, house-blend soil, and a decorative planter.

    hands planting succulents into a pot
    cratejoy.com

    Promising review: "This is the third box that my mom received from me for her Christmas present this year — the plants are always in great condition, the container has always been something that she likes, the instructions for putting everything together is simple and easy to understand. You definitely get your money’s worth for purchasing this subscription service. My mom is so happy with it; this will be her gift for Christmas every year from now on. Thank you!!!" —Danica

    Get it from Cratejoy for $35.50+/month.

    26. A door mat pawfect for the couple who loves their dogs more than their friends, and really all humans.

    door mat that says "i hope you like dogs"
    awin1.com

    Get it from Adoorable Mat Co. on Etsy for $35.

    27. And a hilarious daily calendar that'll bring some joy (and fear) to their mornings.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    My coworker has this on her desk, and we get a kick out reading it each day! I want to give it to everyone I know.

    Promising review: "While some of the facts are unsettling, there are some that are hilarious! I like it so much that I'm tempted to peek ahead!" —sbodie29

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    28. A personal fireplace that is 100% the definition of cozy, luxurious, perfect, amazing — you know, all of the the things they are.

    a concrete fireplace with a tiny flame
    Bespoke Post

    It's made of concrete and features felt feet to prevent slipping. All they need to start this guy is up is rubbing alcohol, which is clean burning and safe to cook over. *Nudge nudge,* indoor marshmallows, anyone?

    Get it from Bespoke Post $90.

    29. A single-serve espresso machine with a milk frother ready to make them the at-home barista they've always aspired to be. It's simple to use, easy to clean, and will help them whip up personal lattes, no problem. Oh, the coffee creations they will create...for you.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love this espresso maker. It's been over six months since I bought this machine on Amazon and I have put it through its paces making at least two cappuccinos a day. Its a workhorse, reliable and easy to use to customize to your likings.

    I bought the creatista primarily for the steam wand capability that all the other nesspros lack. I set the heat to the highest it will go to and it's very easy to use. My previous machine was an espresso point by Lavazza and I had to do the steaming manually. This gives me smooth, rich foam full of micro bubbles without me doing a thing. I can make Asian-style instant coffee with that rich foam anytime I want and it's a simple affair to clean afterwards. No more splashes and spills." —Thom

    Get it from Amazon for $347.96.

    30. And a brunch mini bar infusion kit to bring fancy, boozy brunch straight to their kitchen — and need I go on?! OK I will, even though it sells itself! This baby comes with all the ingredients and tools to make three (three!) drinks.

    the brunch kit with bottles, blends, and a completed cocktail
    Williams Sonoma

    Kit includes three bottles with corks, six labels, and three blends for cocktails (a floral, citrus, and savory option), plus recipes for each cocktail.

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $60.

    31. Ok, and since we can take this to another level, a gourmet smoking cloche that'll turn their house into the finest cocktail bar in town. They're ready to impress with this on their bar cart.

    person opening a smoke-filled cloche opened and smoke pouring out of a cocktail
    UncommonGoods

    Comes with the walnut wood base, glass cloche, smoking gun, and wood chips. They can even use it to add a smokey flavor to cheese and other foods.

    Promising review: "We have used this for smoking cocktails and it works exactly as advertised. You use just a tiny bit of wood chips - so the jar that comes with it the cloche will last for many uses. We are looking forward to trying to smoke a few cheeses as well." —Happy In Texas

    Get it from UncommonGoods for $200.

    32. A Miku smart baby monitor to give new parents peace of mind so they can sleep while their baby sleeps. This snazzy device monitors breathing and movements, and even allows them to control music and monitor the room's temp and humidity levels.

    Miku

    Promising review: "I bought this a couple weeks ago, and I am blown away by this. This camera tracks breathing rate, temperature, humidity, movement and sound. Any time there is movement or the sound, the live recording is stored away into the nighttime activity folder. If that wasnt cool enough, theres two-way talk, music and sounds, nighttime vision and Wi-Fi connection. If my son begins crying at night, Miku sends me an alarm to let me know he has woken up. It also tracks when they fall back asleep. Im blown away that I can access the analytics from the night/nap and see sleep quality, wake/sleep times, and total duration! Seriously, this is SO WORTH IT. I have great peace of mind and comfort having this camera in my home." —Kaelacc

    Get it from Miku for $399 or give a gift card here.

    33. A handcrafted spice blend set to ~spice up their life and the people of the world.~ This ready-to-gift box comes with four blends great for barbecuing. I mean, chipotle and honey? They better save you some dinner!

    the spice set packaged nicely in a gift box
    Marvling Bros. Ltc / Etsy

    Order by December 13th for Christmas delivery!

    The set comes with four blends all prettily packaged in glass jars: cajun blackened, Caribbean, chipotle and honey, and Vermont maple.

    Promising review: "Got this for my husband for Father’s Day. Not sure who loves it more? My husband or me. They are all so good! The maple is my favorite." —Lauren Mcgready

    Get it from Calicutts Spice Co. on Etsy for $36.

    Cheers to the happy couple!

    NBC

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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