Weddings are perfect occasions to celebrate loved ones. Many engaged couples create a gift registry where they will ask for specific items from certain retailers. Some guests and loved ones purchase gifts from the list that match their budgets to suit the couple’s household needs.

However, your couple may not have a registry. Or, maybe you want to gift something more personal to show your joy in their nuptials. Here are some meaningful gift ideas to congratulate the couple:

1. Love Story Journal

You cannot go wrong with the Promptly Love Story Journal as a wedding gift. This attractive linen hardback journal comes in a variety of cover colors. It is full of thick pages and inspiring prompts. Couples will enjoy reminiscing and filling out entries from their courtship, engagement, and wedding. They will be able to continue documenting milestones and memories from each anniversary together through the years.

2. Personalized Serving Tray

There may be some entertaining in the future for newly married people. Your loved ones will find many uses for this stylish personalized serving tray. The handmade hickory wood tray has sturdy leather handles and a waterproof seal. There is space for the family name right in the center and a choice of two sizes. Set out on a coffee table or shelf, this is sure to become a prized decorative piece.

3. Personalized Casserole Dish

Your giftees will be excited to fill their home with heartfelt, personal items. They are sure to get a lot of use out of a glass bakeware dish. This glassware can be personalized with one of four traditional designs. With two standard sizes to choose from and their name clearly and safely etched on, they will always get their favorite dish returned promptly from dinner parties.

4. Wedding Tea Towel Set

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and your care for this family will be on display with these kitchen towels. They are machine-washable and will be proudly displayed with their sleek, classic design. There are 7 patterns to choose from with a combination of initials, names, and dates. They will bring a smile to the new couple’s faces each time they use them.

5. Custom Cutting Board

The newly wedded couple may find themselves spending enjoyable evenings cooking together. Help to bring more warmth to their kitchen with a cutting board personalized with names and date of their wedding. This thick, quality cutting board is made from walnut with options for other types of wood. Add their names and wedding date for a one-of-a-kind touch just for them.

custom cutting board

6. Illustrated Portrait

A wedding is a very exciting and special time. Your loved ones will want to remember this moment in time just as it is. A personal family portrait is the perfect way to capture this happy period forever. You can select from one of several sweet messages or use your own inspiring quote.

This digital print shows the couple in a watercolor style that will perfectly capture their likeness. You can select skin tones, hair colors and styles, and even add pets down to specific dog and cat breeds. Find the perfect frame and it will hang in their home as a reminder of the opening of a new chapter in their lives.

custom portrait

7. Custom Doormat

Your lucky couple will love this custom doormat in the entryway to their shared living space. Each time they enter through their own front door, it is sure to make them feel immediately at home. And as they welcome visitors, the first thing guests will see is a proud reminder of the newly-formed family. The mat has a slip-resistant back and is printed in fade-resistant ink.

8. Personalized Map Decor

There is no time like a wedding to take a walk down memory lane. This set of decorative personalized maps will make a wonderful, meaningful gift. The newly wedded couple will love to look back on the significant locations and dates in their relationship. Commemorate where they first met, where they got engaged, and where they got married on the walls of their home.

A traditional, monochromatic color scheme with a tiny pop of red will look great in any room. You can choose from five sizes with options for framing or printing on canvas.

custom map

Marriages are such important milestones and are a fun chance to commemorate the people you love. The newly-wedded couple will be pleasantly surprised by your thoughtful gift and use it for years to come.

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