10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom

April 21, 2022

If you’re planning an elopement or micro wedding, you may or may not choose to create a registry for your family and friends that want to shower you with gifts. But recently, we’ve seen couples take an interest in personalized and sentimental gifts to give each other on their wedding day. We’ve rounded up some thoughtful gift ideas to consider if you want to surprise your love with something special before or after you walk down the aisle.

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Initial Ring Box

You’re getting a new last name! Give the bride somewhere special to keep her ring when she’s not wearing it like an initial ring box or dish that she can keep on the nightstand. It will also come in handy for traveling to make sure there’s a safe place to store it so it won’t get lost!

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Personalized Passport Cover

Heading off on your honeymoon after the wedding? A personalized passport cover can make a great gift for any travel lover. Customize your cover with an updated monogram or initials, your wedding date and more. 

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Engraved Jewelry

You can never go wrong with an engraved piece of jewelry from watches and rings to a locket or stopwatch. If you need help deciding what to engrave, here’s a few ideas: your wedding date, special nicknames, coordinates where you met, bible verses, your favorite quote or children’s names.

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Embroidered Handkerchief

Let’s face it, there’s probably going to be tears on the wedding day. Make it a keepsake that you can keep forever by embroidering a special message, initials, your wedding date and more into the square of fabric. Brides: these make a great gift for the groom, but also for your father if they will be in attendance!

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Custom Cufflinks

Walk down the aisle in style with a set of custom cufflinks. No matter your style, you can choose from a number of design options to gift the groom. We’ve seen cufflinks created with a monogram, collegiate mascot, photo of your pets and more. Have fun with it!

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Special Bouquet Charm

While your bouquet will already have a wrap from your florist to hold stems in place, you can always add a custom ribbon or charm to the wrap. It’s a perfect opportunity to add something blue, something old or something new. We love when brides will use family heirlooms like lockets and pendants, or mini photos of their loved ones that couldn’t be with them on the day.

Etched Champagne Glasses

Cheers! Personalized champagne glasses make a great gift to use on your wedding day and for years to come. Each year on your anniversary, you can pull out your glasses and toast to celebrate wherever you may be.

Unique Artwork to Display in Your Home

From wooden signs and watercolor designs to specialty maps and star patterns, there are so many creative ideas to choose from for a unique piece of artwork that you can display in your home. Travel lovers? Go for a custom map to document your travels together over the years. 

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Framed Wedding Vows

One of our favorite post-wedding gifts is a framed copy of your wedding vows. Whether you place your vow books into a shadow box or opt for a custom piece with all of your special words to each other, you can display your vows in your home anywhere! 

10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Bride or Groom
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Photo Album for Your Wedding Portraits and Honeymoon Adventures

It’s time to start documenting your life together! Order a custom photo album that you can use for your wedding photos, but also use it for your honeymoon adventures. If you can get an album that has room to write notes, keep a log of some of your favorite moments from the days pictured that you can look back on later.

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