17 last minute wedding gifts the married couple will love
Check out these great last-minute wedding gift ideas for the newlyweds' kitchen, living room, bath, patio, and more.
Attending a wedding in a few days but still haven't decided on a gift for the newlyweds? Fortunately, there are plenty of thoughtful wedding gifts you can grab at the last minute that still exudes careful planning and attention to detail. Our guide to wedding gifts you can get in a pinch has you covered! Check out the 17 best last-minute wedding gift ideas.
1. marble cutting board
2. outdoor dinnerware and serving sets
3. picture frames
Newlyweds are officially in memory-creation mode. That means they can never have enough picture frames. The beautiful picture frames you pick out today will display photos of pets, kids, new homes, vacations, holidays, and all the other images of loved ones and milestones that "make a life." A show-stopping gift like a crystal picture frame is likely to become a family keepsake. If you're unsure about a couple's personal style, acrylic picture frames help you avoid a style commitment.
4. smart accessories
If you're buying wedding gifts for a couple with a home, consider giving them some home-enhancing smart features. Smart doorbells, smart thermostats, voice-powered audio systems, smart shower curtains, and wireless outdoor speakers are just some of the high-tech gifts for couples. Going smart is a wise way to give a couple a gift that nobody else has thought of.
5. beverage dispenser
A gorgeous glass beverage dispenser with a spigot that sits on a stand is always a hit. Glass dispensers are great because they allow hosts to offer a self-serve drink station featuring tasty lemonade, iced tea, fruit-infused water, or mixed drinks. In addition to putting beautiful elixirs on display, the design ensures that the host always knows when refill time is near. Rest assured that this is something couples will use every time they host.
6. extra bedding and linens
7. tea drawer
A tea drawer or tea box organizer is the ultimate "cozy" wedding gift. In addition to being ornamental, this gift is a practical way to help a couple display their tea without cluttering the kitchen. Tea carousels, lockers, shelves, and boxes are all delightful. Consider putting together an entire "tea suite" by adding matching mugs, a tea ball, and some delicious tea bags to the gift.
8. sensor-activated trash can
If you're shopping for a practical wedding gift idea for a no-nonsense couple, consider giving them a life upgrade with the kitchen hack known as the sensor-activated trash can. Why are these great? Nobody wants to tangle with a trash-can lid when their hands are full in the kitchen. While a couple might not think that a trash can is pretty enough to put on a registry, you can be sure that they will be singing your praises every time they enjoy hands-free trash handling in the kitchen.
9. picnic basket
A fully decked-out picnic basket built for lunch with wine in the park is such a romantic gift for newlyweds. You'll be on their mind every time they take it out for a picture-perfect afternoon picnic, concert in the park, or sunset cheese-and-crackers spread on the beach. Make sure you're really pampering the couple with a large picnic basket with a padded interior, compartments for utensils, and handles for easy carrying.
10. robot vacuum
A robot vacuum is the next best thing to hiring a housekeeper. We think this is one of the best last-minute wedding gifts because it's highly practical and perfect for busy couples. Want to make it more personal? Include a note letting the newlyweds know that you chose this gift because you want them to spend more time enjoying life instead of cleaning!
11. bonfire pit
Show a newly married couple how to keep the flame going with a bonfire pit. Have you seen these cool portable fire pits? They're ideal because they offer all the warmth, ambiance, and marshmallow-roasting potential of a traditional fire pit with none of the work. In fact, a stainless-steel pit leaves essentially no smoke or ash. It's a perfect gift for a couple that likes to blend quaint and outdoorsy with neat and aesthetically pleasing.
12. casserole dish
A ceramic or stoneware casserole dish can be the beginning of a lifetime of savory home-cooked meals. Unlike many fly-by-night pans, a high-quality casserole dish bakes food to perfection while also looking beautiful at serving time. Choose a casserole dish with a bright, bold color to make your gift really stand out.
13. weekender bag
Do you happen to know that the couple you're shopping for is going on a fabulous honeymoon after the big day? Consider getting them an attractive and sturdy weekender bag that will come in handy during their travels. You can even go for matching weekender bags to ensure that the couple is jetting around in style.
14. espresso maker
Is the lucky couple honeymooning in Europe? With a nice espresso maker, the newlyweds can relive their memories of spending lazy afternoons hopping from café to café whenever they want. And if they aren't already espresso fanatics, a barista machine with settings for cappuccinos and lattes could convert them. This is a splashy, sophisticated gift that keeps on giving with every cup that's brewed.
Nobody needs to relax like a couple in the days following a whirlwind wedding experience that took months to plan. A scent diffuser is a great self-care gift for couples after they've done all the planning, corralling of the wedding party, managing of relatives, and smiling for photographs that go along with a typical wedding day. A diffuser is simply a great pick if you're looking for a small, simple gift.
16. pasta machine
This item on the list of the top last-minute wedding gift ideas is something that very few couples think to include in their registries. However, a pasta machine can create a lifetime of fun in the kitchen. Homemade pasta makers allow amateur chefs to whip up fresh spaghetti, fettuccini, angel hair, ravioli, and many more pasta styles in their own kitchens.
17. gift card
Leave the stress behind if you're looking for a wedding gift at the last minute. These much-wanted wedding gift ideas that are easy to snag in a rush will put you in the good graces of the happy couple for years to come!