10 Tips for buying wonderful Wedding Keepsake Gifts

1. Check with the bride and groom-to-be if they have a gift registry

Shop Weddings on ZazzleIf they do not,  they will most likely indicate what sort of items they want or do not want. If they don’t offer the information , ask them. When it comes to weddings, surprise gifts aren’t required. Wedding couples are usually setting up a home and so they will appreciate something fitting for that new home and I am sure they don’t want three toasters!

If you do not want to buy from the gift registry then the next set of tips apply.

2. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE.

If you know the wedding couple well you may be aware of a shared interest or hobby of theirs. Look at gift ideas that would compliment that shared interest, facilitate it and so on. For example if they both enjoy gardening, you could buy them a gardening themed gift basket which would have seeds, planters and a gardening guide etc.
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3. Gift Cards make a great generic gift idea

If you do not know the bride and groom well a gift card for a well-known home-style store in their area would be a welcome gift. Choose an amount within your budget.

4.  Cash gifts are acceptable as wedding gifts

Many cultures will only give cash as a wedding gift. Cash in an envelope nicely written with a card is a gift any newly married couple will appreciate. If the card is personalized this can make the gift of cash more personal. You will find many personalized wedding card ideas below.

5. Be realistic about your gift budget

Attending a wedding can be an expensive affair given you may need new outfits, overnight accommodation, travel fair and so on. All of this may place a burden on your wedding gift budget. I personally don’t believe in there being a minimum spend re any type of gift. Spend what you can afford and think is reasonable. There are many excellent gifts (you’ll see some below) that will suit even the smallest budget.


6. Personalize it

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Personalized gifts that you can customize online when you order are now easily obtainable and they won’t break the bank in cost. They act as commemorative wedding gifts and the bride and groom will treasure them as keepsakes. Page down for some trending personalized wedding gift ideas.

7.  Keep it small

Large gifts are generally reserved for close family who know the wedding couple want a particular something and it happens to be large!

If you’re winging it, keep the size small enough to be stored away or displayed easily.

8. Don’t buy perishable items

If you buy a gift of food, be aware it may be one of many such gifts and as such it may perish before it has the chance to be consumed.

There may also be a safe storage issue for the wedding couple. You can buy many wedding gift baskets that are NOT food themed.

9.  Ensure the gift is suitable for the couple not just one or the other

I am adding this despite the fact it seems obvious as I have read elsewhere of someone who was buying a lovely wedding gift for the groom!

10. Make it pop
At celebration events gifts can ‘stand out in the crowd’ if they’re beautifully gift wrapped. This doesn’t have to be expensive as you can get crafty and create your own present bling. Have a look at some YouTube tutorials for gift wrapping ideas. There are a couple on this site!


Featured here are a range of wedding gift idea by various trusted merchants. The descriptions shown are their own.

  • Happily Ever After Wedding Gift Collection
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Wish them Happily Ever After with this gift! Romance is in the air with this classic and elegant wedding gift box. This stylish wedding gift set includes items to get their life, and night, together started off right, with the inspirational book, Love, fo
  • Price: $52.99
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  • Custom Wedding Photo and Lyrics Canvas Art
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Custom Wedding Photo and Lyrics Canvas Art is designed on the canvas and would interest those who like wedding photo canvas, wedding photo and lyrics canvas, wedding gift, anniversary gift, custom photo canvas, bride and groom photo...
  • Price: $126.35
  • Retail Price:$126.35
  • Personalized Night Shirt
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Lounge around in the uttermost style, with these personalized night gowns.
  • Price: $98.95
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  • Art of Marriage Framed Board
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:The Art of Marriage" Canvas is perfect for any home and a great gift! Features a decorative border and the saying "A good marriage must be created. In marriage, the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is rememberi
  • Price: $89.95
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  • Monogram Rustic Linen Look Throw Blanket
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Monogram Rustic Linen Look Throw Blanket is designed on the zazzlethrowblanket and would interest those who like wedding, gift, gifts, monogram, names, dates, and custom stuff.
  • Price: $84.40
  • Retail Price:$84.40
  • Personalized Toiletry Roll
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:This personalized toiletry roll is the handiest and cutest way for every girl to store her toiletry necessities.
  • Price: $79.95
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  • Marriage Mezuzah
  • Merchant:Jerusalem Biblical Market
  • Description:A romantic artisan sterling silver parcel gilt bride and groom mezuzah case. Made in Israel.Size 5 inches approx.The case has a romantic scrolling and curling pattern all through it. At the center of the mezuzah stand hand in hand 24k gold plated figure
  • Price: $69.95
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  • Personalized Craft Beer Carrier
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:This personalized craft beer carrier is the perfect wedding gift for any beer guzzling couple.
  • Price: $54.95
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  • Personalized Mixology Set
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:For any cocktail loving couple, this personalized stainless steel mixology set makes the perfect wedding gift.
  • Price: $54.50
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  • Wedding Wishes Gift Basket
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:It's Wedding Gift Time! Here we have a real Top Shelve Wedding Gift! Our white wedding gift basket is loaded to the hilt with fantastic Gourmet treats. Let the two Lovers know how much you care about their sacred joining. This gift is sure to please them
  • Price: $89.99
  • Retail Price:$89.99
  • Last Minute Wedding Basket
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:Perfect Gift for that Special Couple! Wedding Wishes come true with this great gift! Start the Lovers off right with this Gourmet wedding gift basket. It's sure to bring high praises not only from the Bride & Groom, but from the in-laws as well. Congratul
  • Price: $65.99
  • Retail Price:$65.99
  • Personalized Wedding Platter
  • Merchant:Modern Artisans
  • Description:A remembrance of the new couple's special occasion! The couple's customized names are spotlighted in the center of the platter, along with the date of the celebratory occasion. Scripted in the background is the all-embracing Corinthians Bible verse. Indiv
  • Price: $152.99
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  • Customized Initials Wedding/Anniversary Platter
  • Merchant:Modern Artisans
  • Description:Honor the distinguished couple! The pottery platter features the couple's initials and numerical date boldly presented alongside a formation of classic scrolls and a handsome neutral color that harmonizes with any decor. Individually handcrafted in the US
  • Price: $109.99
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  • Tall Handblown Iridescent Glass Vase
  • Merchant:Modern Artisans
  • Description:Made in the USA, these beautifully slender flower vases are hand-blown using traditional techniques. Available in 3 colors, each with an iridescent sheen that shines beautifully as it reflects light.
  • Price: $59.99
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  • 1 Platinum 1 Silver 1 Gold Rose
  • Merchant:Arttowngifts.com
  • Description:We mixed the best of all in this flower gift... our gold roses in gold, platinum and silver. Send our flower gift to a favorite couple as a wedding or anniversary. Remember a Birthday, Mother's Day or Valentine's Day.
  • Price: $189.95
  • Retail Price:$202.99
  • Personalized Engraved Large Mango Cutting Board
  • Merchant:pinkEpromise
  • Description:The perfect companion to mealtime prep, this personalized bamboo cutting board is great for slicing and dicing. Add an image, name or date to make a one-of-a-kind gift for a family or friend. Product Details Weight: 5.3 lbs Depth: 1.50 Width:
  • Price: $59.99
  • Retail Price:$88.99
  • Custom Family Monogram Photo Collage Canvas Print
  • Merchant:Zazzle
  • Description:This customizable Custom Family Monogram Photo Collage Canvas Print is designed on the canvas and would interest those who like photo, canvas, print, family, custom canvas prints, canvas photo print, and photo collage stuff.
  • Price: $77.10
  • Retail Price:$77.10
  • Engraved Glass Photo Vase
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:The engraved glass photo vase is a 3-in-1 gift for everyone on your shopping list. A personalized gift thats a flower vase and photo frame all in one.
  • Price: $47.08
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  • Draper James Bridal Mugs
  • Merchant:Beau-coup.com
  • Description:Searchin' for the perfect bridal gift? Sweet matchin' mugs mean the bride and groom can toast their union every morning - how cute is that? His mugs says congrats with a light blue bow tie above it and her mug says "best wishes" with an diamond ring. Both
  • Price: $45.00
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