43 Cool Gift Ideas For Newlyweds

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If you’re shopping for gifts for newlyweds, we have plenty of ideas to help them grow as a couple!

Shopping for newlywed gifts can be a lot of fun! The first thing to do is to sit down and think about the couple you’re buying a present for. What do they enjoy doing together? Are they sentimental and romantic? Outdoorsy? Creative? It helps to think about their personalities before choosing a gift for newlyweds!

You can also consider gifts that make everyday tasks like cooking dinner or cleaning easier, leaving them more time to spend together. If they’re buying a house or just setting up their home together, gift cards that pay for perks they perhaps can’t afford – like a streaming service or specialty coffee – are also a great idea.

With a little thought, you can show the happy couple how much they mean to you with these gifts for newlyweds!


43 Perfect Gift Ideas for Newlyweds

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Personalized Cutting Board

  • Put A Name On It

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This wood personalized cutting board is a beautiful gift for newlyweds who love to cook and entertain together! It can be customized with the first names of each of them, along with their last name and wedding date. Choose from walnut or maple wood, which is oiled with a food-safe oil to protect the board.


Waffle Knit Robe

  • Lounge Together

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing

Matching or contrasting bathrobes make great gift ideas for newlyweds! These waffle robes are easy and comfy. They’re perfect for tossing over sweats at the end of the day or for helping dry off after a shower.


Floral Heart Snapshot

  • Picture Perfect

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This is a sweet newlywed gift where they can display their treasured memories together! The collage allows for 30 photos to be arranged in a heart shape and framed with a mat that has floral accents. There’s also space to add text at the bottom, so you could add a wedding date or the names of the couple.


Take a Class

  • Learn Together

  • $$$$$
  • Relationship, Fun, Hobbies

A fun way to grow as a couple is to take a class together to learn something both people are interested in! Choose from classes in baking, cocktail making, crafting, and more, and sign the couple up for an online class together. They’ll have fun learning to make something new, and if it’s a cocktail or food of some sort, they can make it together for years afterward.


Scatter Lawn Game

  • BBQ Games

  • $$$$$
  • Fun

A lawn game makes the perfect housewarming gift for a newlywed couple! This unique game came from Finland and involves tossing a baton and numbered pegs to knock them over. It’s lots of fun…and doesn’t require anyone to set down their beer to play.


Henckels Statement Kitchen Knife Set

  • Good Knives

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink, Hobbies

A set of good knives is essential for a couple that loves to cook together! This quality set includes a paring knife, a serrated utility knife, a chef’s knife, a bread knife, 6 steak knives, and more. The knives are made of stainless steel and are designed for long-lasting sharpness.


Amazon Basics Spinner Luggage

  • Travel Well

  • $$$$$
  • Hobbies

If the newlywed’s dream of traveling the world together, get them each matching or coordinated suitcases so they can set off in style! These 26-inch spinner suitcases are hard-sided and scratch-resistant.

The telescoping handle can be adjusted to any height, and 3 zippered pockets inside help with organizing. The luggage comes in several colors so you can pick one color for both of them or pick two so they can tell their suitcases apart.


Honeymoon Adventure Journal

  • Save The Memories

  • $$$$$
  • Hobbies

Give the newlywed couple a way to preserve memories from their honeymoon with this scrapbook and journal! It features thick, sturdy pages where they can add pictures, stickers, notes, and other mementos from their trip. It’s a lovely gift for newly wedded couples who have everything, and it will be fun for them to look back on in years to come.


KitchenAid Mixer

  • Mix It Up

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

A KitchenAid mixer is a somewhat expensive appliance, but it’s one that your newlywed friends will have for years and years to come! If the couple loves to bake or cook (or eat whatever their spouse cooks!), this makes a great gift for newlyweds. The mixer also comes in a variety of colors, so you’re sure to find one that will look great in their kitchen.


Ticket to Ride Board Game

  • Ticket To Fun

  • $$$$$
  • Fun

Whether they enjoy hosting game nights or they enjoy playing games with just the two of them, board games make great gift ideas for newlyweds! Ticket to Ride requires players to build their tracks across the country while blocking others from doing the same. It also allows grown adults to play with little toy trains and who doesn’t love an excuse to do that?

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Mates For Life Print

  • Animal Kingdom

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Wolves, angelfish, hawks, and your newlywed friends…all stick with their one true love for life. This print features vintage-looking drawings of several members of the animal kingdom who all mate for life. It’s a fun picture to hang to celebrate a wedding or anniversary.


Wicker Picnic Basket For 2

  • Romantic Picnic

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This picnic basket actually includes a small table for eating on, along with wine glasses, a cooler compartment, a bottle opener, spoons, forks, knives, and salt and pepper shakers. It’s perfect for a day at the lake or beach or for a romantic lunch at a beautiful vista.


Netflix Gift Card

  • Good Streaming

  • Fun

Sometimes, covering an expense for a perk a newlywed couple would enjoy, like a streaming service, makes a great gift idea! While they’re paying to set up their home, you can take some of the pressure off with a Netflix gift card. You could even couple it with a bag of popcorn or some movie candy so they can binge-watch together.


Instant Pot Duo

  • Delicious Dinners

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

An Instant Pot is a great machine for a busy couple who wants to eat at home but doesn’t always have the time for elaborate meals. It combines a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and several other features all in one appliance.

The newlyweds can either mix up dinner and set it in the slow cooker to cook all day or come home from work and cook up chicken or other meats in just a few minutes, even if that meat is frozen.


MusiBaby Bluetooth Speaker

  • Sweet Music

  • $$$$$
  • Fun

A Bluetooth speaker makes a great gift for newly married couples and lets them enjoy music together throughout the day! They can take this speaker on picnics or to the beach, or they can set it up in their own backyard for barbecues or just hanging out. They can even have several of these speakers, link them together, and set them in various places around their home.


Custom Star Map for Specific Date

  • Stars Align

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Help your newlywed friends to commemorate the date of their wedding with a personalized star map from the day! This framed picture shows where the stars were positioned on their wedding day and includes their names and the date underneath the picture. You can also choose the GPS coordinates where you want the picture to be focused.


Ring Doorbell

  • Stay Safe

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

A Ring doorbell can be a useful housewarming gift for newlyweds! They can see and speak to whoever’s at the door by using their computer or tablet, even if they’re both at work or on vacation together. They can also keep an eye on delivered packages and other happenings in front of their home.


Mr and Mrs Couple Aprons Set

  • The Couple That Cooks Together

  • $$$$$
  • Clothing, Food & Drink

These adorable aprons are the perfect gifts for newly married couples who like to cook together or who want to learn. The aprons come in contrasting black and white accents and are labeled “Mr.” and “Mrs.” They have outlines of various kitchen utensils on the front, plus a useful pocket in front for keeping important kitchen tools while the couple cooks.


Grilling Spice Gift Set

  • Keep It Spicy

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

A couple who loves to grill and entertain will appreciate this spice set to up their culinary game! The Habanero pepper blend kicks any steak or meat up a notch, the Fresh Bay blend is delicious on seafood, the Grill Master is great for burgers and vegetables, and the set also comes with Smokey Southwest and Citrus Pepper seasonings.


Personalized Unframed Crossroads Print

  • Crossing Paths

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This print features two street signs at a crossroads. You can put the name of each person in the couple on one sign, indicating that they have met together at the crossroads. It’s a beautiful, unusual picture to commemorate a wedding, and it would be a great piece of art to gift a newlywed couple.

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Wine Glasses Set

  • Toast The Couple

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This set features 2 lead-free crystal wine glasses and includes a bottle opener, a wine stopper, a glassmaker, and a wine pouring decanter. It’s a beautiful set for the happy couple! This would be a fun gift to pair with a nice bottle of wine so they can enjoy a romantic night in, or so they can have a nice glass of wine together at the end of a busy day.


Breville Espresso Machine

  • Caffeinated Couple

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

If you want to pull out all the stops for the lucky couple, this premium espresso machine is sure to be a much-loved gift! A busy couple that enjoys espresso drinks like cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas will appreciate this machine for making specialty coffees. They can use it in the morning before heading out to work or substitute decaf for a delicious after-dinner drink.


iRobot Roomba Vacuum

  • Clean Carpets

  • $$$$$
  • Practical

A Roomba is a wonderfully practical gift for busy newlyweds! They can set this vacuum to clean floors at the same time every day, while they’re at work or otherwise out of the house. The Roomba can even detect dirtier areas of the house and focus more on those. It’s a great assistant in cleaning, so the happy couple can spend more time doing things they enjoy together!


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

  • Learn About Each Other

  • $$$$$
  • Relationship

Help a newlywed couple start things off on the right foot by learning how different people communicate and experience love. This book goes through the 5 different ways that people show love to each other. It’s very helpful for teaching people how to understand each other and to appreciate how their spouse shows them they love them.


Veuve Clicquot Champagne

  • Drink To That

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

A nice bottle of champagne makes a great gift for newlyweds! You can have a bottle of champagne delivered straight to their door using Saucey for them to enjoy. They can put it up to open on a special occasion, or they can pop it open to make an ordinary weeknight a little fancier.


Thumbprint Keepsake Photo Frame

  • Precious Memories

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Adorable frames where they can keep special pictures of each other make great gifts for newlyweds! This cool frame has space for a wedding or other picture, plus a spot at the bottom where they can each place a thumbprint, creating a unique heart.


World of Coffee Sampler

  • Coffee Talk

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This sampler is a great idea if you’re looking for the best gifts for newlyweds who love their morning (and afternoon…and evening…) coffee! The box includes 4 bags of gourmet coffee from 4 different countries. This would be an especially great present for a couple that loves trying new blends and perhaps even dreams of visiting the places where the coffee is grown someday.


Starbucks Gift Cards

  • Coffee Date

  • Food & Drink

Gift cards for a date night (or morning!) always make great gift ideas for newlyweds! If they love spending time over coffee together, a Starbucks gift card is sure to be appreciated. It will also allow them to enjoy a special perk while they may be trying to save money to buy a house or otherwise pay for new expenses.


1st Christmas Ornament

  • Special Christmas

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

Help the happy couple commemorate their first Christmas as a married duo with this ornament! It features a vintage pickup truck carrying a pine tree and says, “Our First Christmas as Mr. and Mrs.” Every year when they hang it, they can remember their wedding and reminisce together.


Kissing Mugs Set

  • Smoochy Faces

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

These two mugs fit together to make two kissing faces. They made a very cute set to give a newly married couple! They can share their morning tea or coffee out of these mugs…and maybe start the day with an actual smooch before heading off to work.

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88 Great Conversation Starters

  • Talk It Out

  • $$$$$
  • Relationship

This set of cards features 88 ways for couples to get to know each other better! The thought-provoking questions include dreams for the future, as well as the worries, hopes, and fears each person has. They’ll lead to a deeper understanding of each other and a stronger relationship together.


Smart Digital Photo Frame

  • Share The Memories

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This digital photo frame allows many people to contribute pictures to display simply by emailing or uploading them to an app. The happy couple can upload plenty of their own pictures and can also display pictures from parents, siblings, friends, and others. It’s a great way to stay in touch with family and see pictures of what they’re up to.


Breakfast Sandwich Maker

  • Good Meals

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Whether they whip up breakfast sandwiches on the way out the door or enjoy them on a leisurely weekend morning, this sandwich maker is the gift for newlyweds that they didn’t know they needed! Not only will it make delicious egg sandwiches, it can be used for a variety of other combinations or add-ins. They can try a sausage biscuit sandwich or an egg, cheese, and avocado combo for a good protein boost. The possibilities are endless and delicious!


Custom House Letterpress Portrait Art

  • First Home

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

A newlywed couple can celebrate their first home, or the first apartment where they lived, or another important home in their lives with this picture! Simply upload a picture of the home you want to be commemorated, and you’ll get a letterpress line drawing of the house. You can also add an address or other text at the bottom of the picture. This would make a beautiful housewarming gift for a newly married couple!


Wine Tote Bag

  • Pack The Wine

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

This backpack is perfect for a couple that loves to get out and explore the outdoors! They can pack a wine bottle and accompanying stainless steel wine tumblers and head to the lake, or beach, or out for a hike and picnic. The backpack also has a pocket for keys and other small items. It makes the perfect tote for a special day out.


Mixology Bartender Kit

  • Home Happy Hour

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

A newly married couple can get a start on their home bar with this cocktail kit! The 10-piece set includes a jigger, a cocktail shaker, a muddler, and several other tools for mixing up the perfect drink. It also comes with a stand so each piece has its place. This will be a great kit for entertaining or just mixing up drinks for each other after work.


Marriage Prayer Rustic Sign

  • A Wedding Blessing

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This sign features a prayer, asking that the couple remember when they met, asking for help loving each other always, and asking for humility and wisdom. It also features two lovely string hearts and a spot for a beautiful picture of the couple. It’s a great piece to feature in a living room or bedroom to help a married couple to remember to treasure each other always.


Date Night Card Game

  • Creative Dates

  • $$$$$
  • Relationship, Fun

This set of cards includes 35 date night challenges and 2 scratchers for surprise dates. The cards are full of unique ideas for dates and are sure to spice up a couple’s dating life! Help them to avoid doing the same thing on dates each time and give them unique ideas with these cards.


Cheese Board Charcuterie Set

  • Fancy Foods

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Newlyweds can entertain friends or just make dinner special for the two of them with this charcuterie set. The set comes with a cheese board that has a slide-out tray, 4 knives, 2 ceramic bowls, plates, forks, labels, and a wine opener. It’s a clever way to display cheeses, meats, olives, and other small bites.


Personalized Keepsake Box

  • Save The Memories

  • $$$$$
  • Decor

This basic wooden box is a simple, elegantly rustic way to preserve memories from a wedding or other special day! You can engrave the names of the couple on the top of the box, along with their wedding date or another special message. You can also choose from several sizes for the box and have the option of getting a box with interior dividers for organizing.

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Electric Fondue Set

  • Fun Food

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

Vintage things are popular again, and that includes the art of fondue! This gift for newlyweds provides not only delicious meals but entertainment as well. Couples can dip their way through both dinner and dessert with a fondue set, and they’ll have even more fun inviting friends over to enjoy fondue night with them!


Mr and Mrs Coffee Mugs

  • His & Hers

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

A husband and wife can enjoy coffee, tea, or other beverages in these beautiful, contrasting mugs! The black and white mugs feature “Mr.” and “Mrs.” written on the front in beautiful gold lettering. They come with lids to keep hot drinks warm, plus spoons for stirring in cream or sugar.


YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler

  • Traveling Twosome

  • $$$$$
  • Food & Drink

These insulated tumblers are perfect for coffee or tea…or something stronger! YETI is known for their premium tumblers that keep drinks insulated for hours at a time. These tumblers are perfect for drinks outside in the yard, by the pool, or other places where no one wants to worry about breaking glass.


Gifts for Newlyweds FAQs

How Long Are Newlyweds Considered Newlyweds?

Everyone’s opinion on how long newlyweds are considered newlyweds varies, but the accepted amount of time among researchers who conduct studies on newly married people is six months.

How Do You Surprise Newlyweds?

There are lots of wonderful presents that will surprise newlyweds! You could contribute to expenses for their honeymoon or give money for a particular event on their trip. Consider paying for a dinner out, a parasailing afternoon, or other special activity.

If newlyweds love coffee or another treat, consider surprising them with an espresso maker, countertop mixer, or another item that fits with their hobbies and passions.

Surprising newlyweds doesn’t have to be expensive, however! You can also surprise them with a memory box, a special framed picture, or a scrapbook with notes from family and friends.

What Is a Typical Newlywed Gift Amount?

The average amount people spend on wedding gifts is $100. Of course, this will vary, depending on how well you know the newlyweds and on your own budget. If you know them very well and can afford it, you may want to splurge on your family or best friends.

If your budget prohibits that amount, you can still get gifts for newlyweds that are meaningful and communicate how much you love them. Go for something sentimental like a special framed picture or a collection of memories in a scrapbook or box.

Is Wine an Appropriate Gift for Newlyweds?

Wine is definitely an appropriate gift for newlyweds! You can get them a bottle, and they can choose to open and enjoy it right away, or they can save it for a special event like their anniversary.

What Is the Best Gift for a Newly Married Couple?

The best gift for newlyweds is going to vary depending on the couple. If they’re a fun-loving pair, they might enjoy the unpredictability of a Date Night card game. If they love reliving memories and sharing them with friends, a digital photo frame or special framed picture may be perfect.

If they enjoy cooking together, a spice set, grilling tools, or matching aprons would be great presents for them. Try to think about their hobbies and passions and get a gift that they can enjoy together.

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Laura Falin

Laura Falin is a freelance writer from Colorado. She worked in TV news for more than ten years, and since then has written for publications and websites including BabyCenter, Colorado Parent Magazine, and Denver Parent. She loves being outdoors and reading.