The Best Places to Shop for Wedding Gifts
Our favorite places, as well as some of our favorite finds.
It’s proper etiquette to send a gift to a happy couple—whether or not you’re actually attending the wedding. But where to begin? While we recommend sticking to the registry, many modern couples have chosen to forgo this list. And even if they have one, there are many items that couples forget to include, like luggage, sound systems, and artwork. But no matter the reason, you might be looking for a place to shop for a wedding gift, and we know just where you should start. We’ve culled our favorite retailers to come up with a list of the best ones for wedding gift shopping.
ABC Carpet & Home
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For the ultra-modern bride and groom, New York City-based ABC Carpet & Home is a one-stop-shop. Find luxury items ranging from pillows to decorative statuettes for the happy couple’s new nest. After the guests of honor register, friends and family can login to their site and pick the products they selected online or in store. There is also an option to gift them with an online certificate to use for any ABC product.
Bed Bath & Beyond
At Bed Bath & Beyond, you’ll find wedding-centric products to remind the couple of their big day. Mine and Yours glasses, a customizable cookie jar and picture frames are the perfect gift for those looking to cherish the memories of their nuptials. The store offers all of these mementos at an affordable rate, with products as low as $1.99.
This high-end department store is popular among couples for their fabulous selection and registry benefits. Shopping off registry? Bloomingdale’s has curated an assortment of timeless gifts that any couple will enjoy.
The Container Store
The Container Store wants your friends or relatives to “get showered with organization” on their big day. They’re known for their more practical options, like a tiered cabinet organizer, take-out boxes and storage bins, but that’s not all they offer. Vintage glass and ceramic pieces available on their site and in stores are as fun as they are functional.
Cost Plus World Market
Not sure what to get your favorite worldly couple? Find first-class gifts at budget-friendly prices at Cost Plus World Market. Choose from options like stylish appliances that they’ll want to feature front and center on their countertop, global-inspired tabletop pieces, or impeccably designed kitchen tools.
Crate and Barrel
If you’re looking for a gift for a couple that loves to entertain, check out Crate and Barrel. Another popular pick for wedding registries, purchasing off a couple’s Crate and Barrel registry can help them earn bonus gifts and discounts in store—and you’ll get free shipping on orders over $99. There’s also a wide selection of essentials for the couples that love to entertain.
Anything the couple might possibly want, you can find at Dillard’s—including exclusive home goods from our sister brand Southern Living.
Gift something the couple will never forget (or part with) by sending along something handmade and customized from Etsy.
From stylish home accents to designer furniture from top-shelf brands, Horchow offers high-end, unique gifts that will help the couple make their house a home that’s distinctly theirs.
Help deck out the newlyweds’ new home with some of the hottest smart home products with a gift from HSN.
JCPenney offers many classic personalized pieces the happy couple will cherish with regular discounts and promotions—another great budget option for wedding guests.
If “Fun” and “Funky” could be the bride and groom’s middle names, then Jonathan Adler has the perfect present for them. Choose from fly items like groovy printed barware, anthropomorphic pitchers, or fab monochromatic vases.
Kohl’s offers a win-win situation for shopping off the registry for both couples and guests: couples earn 10 percent back on gifts purchased from the registry and get an extra 15 percent off all items left over. Guests get 20 percent off a $100+ in-store purchase with an announcement card coupon.
What home cook’s kitchen would be complete without a set of Le Creuset’s signature cast iron essentials? You’ll find exclusive color, items, and discounts on the brand’s site.
At Lenox, you won’t just find the timeless pieces the brand is famous for—you’ll also find whimsical everyday wares from Kate Spade New York and Dansk, fashionable décor and dinnerware from Marchesa, and traditional silver-plated accents from Reed & Barton.
Lord and Taylor
Looking for a way to score a stellar deal on some common wedding registry gifts? Head to Lord & Taylor, where much of their selection is regularly available for an additional discount with a coupon code. You’ll find an excellent variety of fine china, elegant home decor, sleek appliances, and high-end luggage—all perfect gifts for the happy couple.
Lulu & Georgia
Lulu & Georgia offers a great selection of moderately priced gifts for trendy couples, like gold embellished barware and animal-inspired Jonathan Adler accessories
For the design-focused couple, pick up a gift from Lumens. Though the brand is known for lighting, fans, and furniture, its selection of modern design accessories and home goods is remarkably chic. Choose items from internationally renowned design houses like Normann Copenhagen or Alessi for a gift that any aesthetically fixated couple will appreciate.
Your nature-loving, gardening guests of honor will adore any of the gifts available at Terrain. With exclusive products, like a birch pot filled with hydrangeas and other garden-friendly products, your gift will certainly come in handy. Terrain’s products aren’t just functional—they also offer the whimsy and romance necessary for the perfect wedding gift.
A favorite for both its selection and its sales, Macy’s offers one-stop shopping for everything you need for the wedding, as well as the gift itself. Choose gifts from brands couples love, like barware from Kate Spade New York and golden Vera Wang picture frames.
Mark and Graham
Forgot to order a gift for the reception your newlywed friends are having next weekend? Well, Mark and Graham have your back to make it look like you were on top of it the whole time. Not only can you receive a gift in only four to six days after ordering, the gifts can be personalized, too. Choose from classic gifts like silver servers and cake knifes to modern picks like wooden trays and luggage tags.
Etiquette says you have one year to give a gift after the wedding. So why not hold off and give something they’ll truly treasure? Minted offers personalized, memorable keepsakes that feature the couple’s engagement or wedding photos, as well artistic renderings of their vows.
Another quintessential registry favorite, Nordstrom offers way more than just the promise of pretty silver boxes to betrothed couples. They have a wide selection of curated gifts that ship for free like Smeg blenders and Juliska tableware that any couple is sure to enjoy—and if that isn’t the case, Nordstrom also offers no-fuss returns.
This National Geographic-associated store is brimming with fair-trade gifts made by artisans across the globe. Not only is Novica perfect for finding an ethical gift for a worldly couple, the site is remarkably affordable, too—most gifts are under $100.
A perennial favorite of Real Simple editors, Parachute is a great destination for those looking to outfit the couple’s bedroom, bath, and tables with ultra-comfy, luxurious textiles.
Nothing says timeless like a gift from Pottery Barn. Their selection of impressively crafted, high-quality tabletop pieces and homewares are timeless enough that the bride and groom will be sure to keep them in their home for decades to come.
Saks Fifth Avenue
A classic and sophisticated couple deserves a gift that is just that—and Saks Fifth Avenue is a perfect place to peruse. From elegant Waterford crystal champagne flutes to sleek Cuisinart appliances, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for the polished couple.
Sur La Table
Prepare to stock the bride and groom’s kitchen with everything they need (and more!) for their humble abode. Color-coordinating cookware, a five-piece bar tool set, and a food scale are some of the more luxury items available at Sur La Table. The site offers a discount on registry items not purchased by guests after the wedding and their resource center makes it even easier to find the best products. And if the couple is close to a store, you can even gift them with a hands-on cooking class.
Things Remembered is looking to help you find the gift the couple won’t forget. All of their customized wedding gifts will keep the celebration going long after the last song at the reception. Plush monogrammed robes, engraved bracelets, cufflinks, and made-to-order signs are a handful of countless gifts available for purchase.
Looking for a unique gift for a unique couple? Look no further than Uncommon Goods. They offer a variety of high-quality personalized wedding gifts at reasonable prices that the happy couple will cherish together for the rest of their days.
For the more fun and fresh duo, West Elm has unique decor and more for your friends or family members to enjoy. Personalized blankets, modern chalkboard planters (hello, succulents!), and a flamingo watering can are just a few of their products listed. Lacking inspiration? The brand makes it easy with an option to purchase a gift card for $25-$500.
Make a culinary-obsessed couple’s dreams come true with a gift from Williams-Sonoma’s selection of high-quality cookware and cooks’ tools. Search for your couple’s registry or sift through their excellently curated selection of gifts. And with the recent addition of Williams-Sonoma Home, you can satisfy all of their first home needs with one-stop shopping.
Zola makes giving and receiving wedding gifts a breeze. Couples can register for items from 450+ brands and experiences like a Blue Apron membership, or even set up a place where guests can contribute to a cash fund. And not only does every item ordered from this brilliant site ship free, but couples can also decide when and where they want it shipped.