Wedding Shower Gift Ideas: 10 Things Every New Couple Needs

The wedding bells are ringing and love is in the air. As the big day draws near, you may be invited to a wedding shower. The best wedding shower gifts don’t have to be expensive. A thoughtful trinket or practical gadget can mean a lot to a new couple. We collected some of our favorite wedding shower gift ideas to make finding a great gift easy.

1. Luxury Linen

graphite brooklinen sheets

After months of stressful wedding planning, nothing is going to feel better than a good night’s sleep in luxury linen. The Luxe Core Sheet Set from Brooklinen has over 16,000 raving reviews and was rated the Best Overall Sheet Set by the experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute. With a rich 480-thread count weave, these sheets are practically made for cuddling. The set comes with one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillowcases, just make sure to get the correct size.

2. Custom Couples Illustration

painting for wedding gift

If you’re looking for a stylish focal piece for a couple with unique home décor, have a custom illustration commissioned. Just send photos of the couple to the artist and they will provide a sketch for your approval before beginning final production. You can even include kids and fur-babies for a full family portrait. Make sure you order this plenty in advance; custom artwork can take a while to make. Check with the artist before placing your order to ensure their creative timeline fits your gift-giving deadline.

3. Happy Gift Card

A gift card is a safe idea to make sure the couple doesn’t get duplicate or unwanted gifts. We recommend the Happy Moments and Happy Bride gift cards, both of which can be used for special treats or necessities forgotten from the registry.

The Happy Moments gift card is great for any special celebration. It can be redeemed for a date night dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, Red Lobster or Buffalo Wild Wings, or at Regal Cinemas, Macy’s, Sephora and Bed Bath & Beyond.

While the Happy Bride gift card is great for all bridal needs, any couple can use it much needed items from David’s Bridal, SpaFinder, JCPenney, Bed Bath & Beyond and Ulta Beauty.

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4. Photo Album

kate spade wedding photo album

Between the wedding shower, ceremony and honeymoon, there are going to be countless photos documenting the wedding festivities. An album of these snapshots is a sentimental way to reminisce on these happy memories together. This Kate Spade photo album will help keep these memories preserved. It’s silver-plated and includes a slot for a featured cover photo.

Our engagement gift idea guide has even more sentimental and commemorative gift ideas for the happy couple.

5. Vintage Cake Knife and Server

old fashioned wedding cake serving set

One of the best parts of a wedding (other than the celebration of love) is the cake! A cake knife and server set is a perfect gift for the couple looking forward to a tasty bite at their wedding. This vintage inspired set has ornate detailing for a beautiful, antique look. This knife and server set will help the newlyweds celebrate the sweetest part of the wedding and serve up smiles for many years to come.

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6. Champaign Flute Set

crystal wedding champagne flutes

Give cheers to the happy couple with a pair of crystal champagne flutes. From the toasts on their wedding day to all the champagne-worthy moments after, these Waterford crystal flutes are classic stemware fit for any celebration. Each glass is hand-cut by skilled craftsmen for the intricate details that make Waterford crystal so revered.

7. Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set

personalized leather passport holder

Adventure awaits the newlyweds as they embark on life’s journeys together. Passport covers are a great gift for the travelers ready for their honeymoon. This set includes a quality leather passport cover and luggage tab. It can be personalized for free and comes in multiple colors. Get one for the bride and one for the groom!

8. Cookbook for Two

the complete cooking for two wedding cookbook

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the happy newlyweds are bound to spend plenty of time preparing meals together. For a twosome, you can’t find a better cookbook than The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen. The recipes are easy enough for even the most novice of chefs to follow and will satisfy every taste. All the recipes are perfectly proportioned to be enjoyed by two and are completely re-engineered to minimize waste and mess. As they build their arsenal of cooking gadgets and essentials, a good cookbook is a must-have in every couple’s kitchen.

Our Gift Ideas for Foodies guide has even more yummy ideas for the cooking couple’s kitchen.

9. Comfy Throw Blanket

ugg comfortable throw blanket

Finding a gift that matches a pair’s unique style can be tricky. When you need something practical and universal, a comfy blanket will always be appreciated. This faux fur throw by UGG is perfect for all the quiet nights together on the couch. Plush and reversible, two people will fit comfortably under this giant 70” by 50” blanket.

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10. Date Night Inspiration

couple on date hot air balloons

Just because they’re married doesn’t mean the dates have to stop. Gift the newlyweds something creative to inspire a date night adventure in their city, even if they have to stay socially distanced while out. A spa day, afternoon picnic, night of stargazing or even an evening of video games are great ways for a new couple to bond. You can gift them to supplies for a date night idea, or a gift card that will get the adventure started. (For example, the Happy Bride gift card can be redeemed for a SpaFinder gift card, so the couple can book their own relaxing escape.)


Wedding showers can be casual and fun or sophisticated and formal. Take cues from the invitation or ask the couple for the tone of the event. Whatever the celebration looks like, it is sure to be a memorable occasion filled with love and laughter. These wedding shower gift ideas are special and personalized ways to give your best wishes to the new couple.

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