23 Great Gifts for Newlyweds
Lovey Dovey Organic Pillowcases
A thoughtful and practical wedding gift need not be expensive. These sweet embroidered pillowcases say it all (and remind couples never to go to bed angry). The sleek and clean cases, made from organic cotton, not only include a cute message, but also feel ultra luxe.
To buy: $49 for two; elsiegreen.com.
Fluted Stoneware Baking-Dish Set
Give the newlyweds an excuse to stay in and have a date night. Easy to store, this set is perfect for their new—likely compact—abode. The set of seven speckled dishes are oven-, dishwasher-, and microwave-safe and give the couple the tools they’ll need for dinners at home—and easy clean up.
To buy: $110; leifshop.com.
Self-Inking Rubber Stamp in Copper
Make an impression with a custom copper stamp featuring their monogram or new address. This gift is perfect for the couple that likes to keep things old school. You will also be helping them with the dozens (er, hundreds) of thank-you notes they will likely have to send in the near future.
To buy: From $160; wmscoink.com.
This dual-cup pour-over coffee brewer will give their mornings a steamy start. Made in Toronto, Canadiano’s wood carved brewer makes any mug into a coffee maker. Simply place it over the top of a mug, add your favorite coffee, and pour in hot water for a perfect cup in less than four minutes.
To buy: $99; canadiano.co.
Custom-Label Mason Jar Candle
Add a personal touch with this candle made by Brooklyn Candle Studio. They’ll fall in love with this simple, made-for-them soy candle that comes in 12 scents. Scroll through numerous options, and pick the one that fits the newlyweds’ style. And the best part—each candle comes in at under $30.
To buy: $24; brooklyncandlestudio.com.
While this gift might be higher in price, the rotating art display will provide the newlyweds with an ever-changing display of their favorite images. This digital frame offers access to thousands of famous images or lets the couple display their own. No matter what images they choose to use, the picture quality is impressive.
To buy: From $595; amazon.com.
No Registry? No Problem
Thanks to the magic of gift registries, most guests have no problem picking out a great wedding present. Still, you might want some great ideas in your back pocket in case the registry is seriously depleted—or if there isn’t one at all. Whether your favorite couple is about to say “I do” or has just tied the knot, here are more than a dozen thoughtful ways to help them start the next chapter of their lives.
Marta Intimate Set
These handblown pieces are sure to be heirlooms for the next generation. Available in eight striking colors.
To buy: $121 for one carafe and one glass, bibandsola.com.
Small Serving Board With Cheese Spreader
A hand-sculpted resin set will lend playful elegance to their first wine and cheese party (and guarantee you an invite).
To buy: $115, store.tinafreydesigns.com.
Coffee Every Month
Give them a reason to linger over breakfast with shipments of rich gourmet coffee, spanning a range of regions and roasts.
To buy: $180 for three months, mouth.com. (For 15 percent off sitewide, use the code realsimple15.)
Stunning trivets that deserve to share the spotlight with fine china and casserole dishes from the registry. Also available in maple.
To buy: $60, studiocofield.com.
Anorak Rolling Hills Picnic Blanket
A waterproof-backed outdoor blanket is perfect for the beach, the park, or an afternoon in the backyard. Available in three additional designs (horses, birds, and rabbits).
To buy: $62, artsymodern.com.
Let them re-create an Italian honeymoon spent sipping espresso in the comfort of their new home.
To buy: $220, amazon.com.
This handsome catchall, complete with a complimentary monogram, acts as a serving tray when company arrives.
To buy: $79, markandgraham.com.
Fan Stripes Porcelain Vase
Serious wow factor makes this a gift that will please classicists and modernists alike.
To buy: $145, jungleeny.com.
“O” Champagne Glasses
To have and to hold: stemless sparkling-wine glasses, a fresh twist on traditional flutes.
To buy: $30 for two, riedel.com.
Field Day Throw
Crafted in a 100-year-old mill, an intricate lamb’s-wool throw (67 by 60 inches) will be their movie-night must.
To buy: $295, gretelhome.com.
Flythrough Copper Bird Feeder
Sweetly romantic for a pair of young lovebirds with a new yard to enjoy. Handmade from matte metal.
To buy: $79, kaufmann-mercantile.com.
The print on this artsy serving piece feels both ancient and modern. Priced right for an engagement gift.
To buy: $49, boconcept.com for stores.
Christophe Pourny Furniture Care Kit
Five formulas, beautifully packaged, to help wood, leather, stone, and marble pieces last.
To buy: $100, gracioushome.com.
Pizzeria Pronto Pizza Oven
Group gift idea: an outdoor propane cooker that’s well worth the dough. About 17 inches tall.
To buy: $240, surlatable.com.
Plank Cutting Boards
They’ll love, honor, and cherish a luxe, solid-wood board that does triple-duty as kitchen tool, serving piece, and wall art. In maple or walnut.
To buy: $198 each, fortstandard.com.
Play:1 Speaker and Bridge Transmitter
The perfect duo: a wireless speaker and transmitter for whole-house song streaming from a smartphone.
To buy: $199 for speaker and $49 for transmitter, sonos.com.