Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored as I was sent several complimentary items for the room and all are marked as “c/o” throughout the post. All editorial and opinions are my own.
Sometimes couples choose not to create registries and other times you may just want to give something that goes beyond a blender or toaster. For those times, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite unique wedding gifts and am happy to share them with you today. I made sure to include several fall-inspired pieces for the upcoming wedding season. I hope this guide gives you some creative ideas for gifting the new brides and grooms in your lives.
Pumpkins and gourds are among my favorite items to decorate with during autumn and while I typically prefer the real varieties to fakes, Marysville Linen Co. stepped in to change my mind. This darling shop handcrafts fabric pumpkins from a variety of luxe materials including linens and dupioni silks (my pair are made with navy dupioni) and then monograms them in a variety of styles. I chose to go with single letters and absolutely adore how striking they look on the mantle nestled among my ginger jar collection. I am truly impressed with the quality and detail of the pumpkins and I love that they feature authentic stems – such a nice touch. Jamie, the shop proprietress, also told me that each pumpkin comes with a lifetime guarantee and that I can send the pumpkins in to be cleaned and “primped” at any time for no extra charge. How lovely is that? I think these beauties would make for a wonderful fall wedding gift, monogrammed with the couples’ married monogram or with the bride and groom’s first initials. They’d make both beautiful wedding and home decor. Win win.
Chic toasty blankets are definitely one of my favorite gifts to receive and they couldn’t be more fitting gifts for fall and winter weddings. And the beauties from ChappyWrap check all the boxes: classic styles, cozy, high quality, and oh-so-warm!
The mother and daughter business was founded in 2006 and because their offices were a short ferry ride away from Chappaquiddick (“Chappy” to locals) on Martha’s Vineyard, the name ChappyWrap came about. Beth and Christina’s motivation to create the perfect blanket stemmed from a family heirloom blanket that was loved to bits over many years. When the family tried to replace the well-loved blanket, they simply couldn’t find anything that matched the quality. Their search for high-quality natural-cotton blend blankets took them to a factory in Germany known for heirloom-quality items – and that’s where ChappyWrap’s beautiful designs are woven today.
They have a lovely fall and winter collection full of seasonal shades and patterns including some delightful plaids that are sure to please.
Few things can freshen and change up a room more than a set of gorgeous throw pillows. I just love what this bright and bold Jacobean pattern does for our living room – it really awakens everything and adds a spark that felt missing before. And I love the idea of gifting a set of designer pillows to a newlywed couple, especially if you know their style and go-to colors. Swan Court Limited offers a striking array of different options and I was quite pleased with the quality and timeliness of shipping. Carla, the shop proprietress, was highly organized and a joy to work with on this collaboration.
Custom Stationery (c/o) Proper ID Please
There’s nothing nicer than receiving something custom made and that’s why I’m in love with the idea of gifting a bride and groom personalized stationery. You could feature their married monogram but I tend to prefer gifting two distinct sets to play to each distinct personality. The floral toile style from Proper ID Please is so classic and tasteful and the blue gingham style evokes just the right note of refinement. Lori was a pleasure to work with and sent over proofs before printing to make sure everything was just right.
A warm and cozy throw blanket makes a great gift but add personalization and you’re golden. This tasteful herringbone blanket evokes a sense of formality that would complement any room and I love how super soft it is – the perfect cuddle-up blanket! Order it with a married monogram for the perfect wedding gift. You can also see more of KP Designs’ selection on their Instagram.
These classic seersucker shorts are the cutest and most comfortable PJ’s! While they definitely make for great bridesmaids’ gifts, they would also be a great inclusion for a PJ-themed gift basket for newlyweds. I love the idea of popping some cozy flannel button-ups along with these sweet shorts and a soft tank with a Netflix gift card to inspire some newlywed snuggle seshes. Check out Banana Bug Designs for lots more wedding-themed gifts – they have a terrific selection.
Personalized travel bags are always a no-fail gift in my book. They are classic, versatile and an essential for travel. Obviously, they’d be a fantastic wedding gift as honeymoon travels are always on the horizon.
This sweet handmade gingham cross can serve as beautiful reminder of everything that is truly important and I love the idea of gifting that sentiment to a couple embarking on a lifetime commitment to one another. Susan, the shop proprietress, was happy to create this custom cross and she did such a beautiful job.
Cake Stand (c/o) For Pete’s Sake Pottery
Something for the kitchen is always a pretty safe bet for a wedding gift and I like the idea of gifting something that is both practical and beautiful like a gorgeous cake stand. It could easily be used as decor to hold fruits and vegetables as well as birthday and anniversary cakes and treats – an heirloom piece for generations to come.
Photography & styling by Sarah Darcy.