The Best Wedding Presents and Newlywed Gift Ideas
From traditional to modern wedding presents plus unique wedding gift ideas, choose something special that the happy newlyweds will love. Tying the knot with the person you love is the start of a whole new chapter in any couples’ lives. Make it a special day to remember when you give a meaningful gift to celebrate the love they share.
Gifts Australia has a range of beautiful wedding presents and fun honeymoon gift ideas to suit every couple. Browse our full collection to find affordable wedding gifts, special presents to spoil the happy couple, and gift vouchers and experience gifts just perfect as wedding gifts for newlyweds. Every gift in our range will show the newly married couple just how much thought you put into finding the perfect wedding gift just for them.
Not every couple creates a wedding registry gift guide. If you need inspiration or some advice on how to choose the best wedding present, these frequently asked questions about the best gift ideas for all types of couples and budgets will help you decide.
- What is the best gift for a wedding?
- What is a unique wedding gift idea?
- What is a thoughtful wedding gift?
- What are good personalised wedding gifts?
- What are the top wedding gift ideas for same-sex couples?
- What are appropriate gifts for a second marriage?
- What is a good amount to spend on a wedding gift?
Even if you’re friends with just one half of the wedding couple, you should give a gift that recognises their relationship and helps them start their life together as a wedded couple. Homewares, photo frames, gorgeous cutlery sets, entertaining accessories and kitchen gifts for a wedding are some of the most popular wedding presents.
Choose a gift that matches your friends’ personality and the style of the wedding. If they are getting married with a traditional wedding ceremony, you should choose a traditional wedding gift. There’s a whole range of modern twists on the classic wedding gift that would also suit a gift for a modern bride and groom. Matching his and hers plush robes, bed linen, or a food and wine gift for a couple to share are all great ideas for wedding presents. Whether you’re celebrating the marriage of a bride and groom, or a same-sex couple, the best gift ideas for a wedding are those that show you took time to choose something special for the couple together.
Everyone at the wedding knows the happy couple in a different way. A gift for a wedding could be a practical gift for the couple to share, or something unique that commemorates their love. Unique wedding gift ideas could include something that matches their shared interests or is a reference to how they met and fell in love. It might be cooking, camping, sports, travel, photography, or any shared hobby.
If you’re going to a non-traditional wedding, you definitely need to choose a unique wedding gift with a difference. If the couple have chosen a beach wedding, adventure activity, or a themed ceremony that has special meaning to them, you should give a unique wedding gift to acknowledge their individuality. If you’re attending a non-religious wedding, or a commitment ceremony for the couple to publicly declare their love, the same custom of giving a gift to the happy couple applies.
Matching wedding jewellery gifts or personalised gifts for the bride and groom are also a lovely way to give a unique wedding present. Jewellery gifts, matching watches, monogrammed cufflinks, and personalised leather gifts are great wedding gift ideas for the bride and groom or any couple. Fun experience gifts for the newlyweds to share or personalised couples gifts are lovely ideas if you want to give a gift to make memories. You could also give them a present to enjoy on the honeymoon to make their time together more special.
Gifts for a newly wedded couple are a wonderful way to make sure they have a memento of your love for them both, and they know you wish them the very best in their new lives together. You want to buy a wedding gift that they will look back on in years to come and remember how much you mean to them. Even if you can’t attend the wedding in person, a thoughtful wedding gift will let them know you are with them in spirit and hold them in your heart. Lovely ideas for a thoughtful wedding present include crystal keepsake figurines, custom photo gifts, a couples photography session, monogrammed gifts, or shared experiences to start their adventure together in style.
For a unique and personal wedding gift that will be treasured as a memento of the happy occasion, we recommend monogrammed gifts or bride and groom jewellery. Quality personalised leather luggage to send them off on their honeymoon is a gorgeous present. Or give matching his and hers monogrammed keyrings. Cufflinks and bracelets are more great ideas for popular bride and groom personalised wedding presents. Gifts Australia stocks a large range of jewellery for wedding gifts personalised with their initial and wedding date, or even the coordinates of their wedding venue. All our personalised wedding gifts Australia are available with fast delivery.
Most wedding present ideas are quite neutral and can be bought as a gift for a same-sex couple or for any gender. If you want a gift specifically to suit two brides or two grooms you could choose personalised gifts to match their style. Shopping for matching Mrs and Mrs monogramming for a lesbian wedding, or Mr and Mr gay wedding gift ideas can be lots of fun. Personalised leather, jewellery, monogrammed robes, themed pillows or mugs are all cute ideas for a same-sex wedding.
If the couple have been living together for years before tying the knot, they may not be looking for gifts to begin their lives together. You could add a little luxury to their home to help them make a fresh start to their married life with stylish wall art, bar ware, or quality servingware if they love to entertain. Rather than homewares, guests at a same-sex wedding could think of gift ideas to spoil the happy couple. Luxury linens and crystal glassware are great ideas if it suits their decorating style. It doesn’t hurt to check what they need if they haven’t made a wedding registry gift list. Pampering gift hampers or foodies gift baskets are also great gift ideas for a same-sex wedding. If you want to give an experience gift, then a gay couples massage or LGBT+ friendly tour to enjoy on their honeymoon are fun experience gift voucher ideas.
Good wedding presents to buy for a second marriage are those that celebrate love at any age. Wedding gifts for older couples who are marrying for the second time should focus on shared experiences or be little gifts given as a way to express your love. Often, you will be showing that you are welcoming a new partner into the life of a long-term friend. While you might have a long history with one half of the new couple, make sure your gift is inclusive and will be enjoyed equally. Wedding gifts for a second marriage are a token of your love and happiness at the fact that your friends have found happiness again. Food and wine gift hampers to enjoy as a honeymoon treat are wonderful wedding gifts any couple would enjoy.
How much to give for a wedding gift depends on how close you are to the newlyweds. If a close friend or family member is getting married, you are more likely to give an expensive wedding gift, while more casual friends or coworkers might spend a little less. Generally, a price range of between $75 to $250 is how much people spend on a wedding present. Guests will usually spend less on a second marriage. Wedding gifts under $100 are more common for older couples marrying for the second time.
The engaged couple won’t expect their wedding guests to spend more than they are comfortable with to suit their budget. A wedding is all about gathering with loved ones to share their joy at finding their soul mate, and not about how much money people have spent on a wedding present. If your best friend, brother, or sister is getting married, and you know exactly what they need for a wedding present, you will be more confident splurging on the perfect gift. But if you don’t know what to give as a gift for a friend’s wedding and want to spend under $75, choose a thoughtful and heartfelt wedding gift with personal meaning, or give a practical gift they will use. Another idea would be to pool your money with other wedding guests to give a gift voucher along with a handmade wedding card. If you’re giving cash as a wedding gift, it’s best not to bring it to the wedding reception and instead deliver it in person with a card.
Affordable gifts for a friend on their wedding day include a custom wedding photo frame, a wine gift box, framed print, garden plant pots, a cute money box to encourage them to save, bar glasses, timber chopping board, and trinket dishes – these are all wonderful wedding gifts under $50.