22 Off-the-Registry Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Hip Couple
Hello, wedding season. While going to the festive affairs is undoubtedly a blast (open bar, anyone?), it does take quite a bit of preparation on the guest’s end. Add finding a sweet and personal gift to that and the entire ordeal can be a stressful one. Not to worry, though. We’ve put together a list of presents that your trendy, offbeat friends are bound to love. No matter what their hobbies are, we have it all below — microbrews, succulent gardens, record players, and so much more!
1. Shutterfly Custom Cutting Board ($45): Looking for the coolest cheese board out there? Order up one of these custom boards for the charcuterie-obsessed, cheese-lovin’ newlyweds.
2. Pendleton National Park Blanket ($249): This blanket is terrific for your friends who love hanging outdoors and park-lazing on the weekends. It’s also a good go-to for all of those music festivals they’re sure to hit up this season.
3. Williams Sonoma Moscow Mule Cocktail Set ($110): Here’s a classy bar-cart staple for any couple. They’ll love pulling it out when guests (hopefully you) are over.
4. Chemex Coffee Maker ($44): This hip new coffee maker is all about going back to basics with your fave morning beverage. It’s also the ideal wedding gift for the couple who has recently realized they’ve been spending a little too much on their choice cup of hand-poured coffee.
5. Crosley X UO Floral Embossed Vinyl Record Player ($169): For the audiophiles who love their vinyl records, this embossed record player is just right. The floral pattern gives the gadget an extra-vintage, offbeat look.
6. Hella Cocktail Co. Craft Your Own Bitters Kit ($55): It isn’t a trendy cocktail unless there’s some element of handmade or infused something or other. Get ready for your master cocktail-making friends to wow you with homemade bitters at their next shindig.
7. Uncommon Goods Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game ($75): Let the new couple capture their first year of marriage in the best kind of way: with an old-school game! This set, complete with a personalized message, is just as entertaining to look at as it is to play.
8. Williams-Sonoma Kombucha Home Brew Kit ($80): With this at-home kombucha brew kit, your favorite couple can skip the trip to Whole Foods and create their favorite beverage.
9. Uncommon Goods Personalized Whiskey Barrel ($85+): For the whiskey-enthusiast couple, what could be a more thoughtful wedding gift than a personalized barrel to hold their favorite drink? Plus, it’ll look awesome on their stylin’ bar cart.
10. PUBLIC V7 Bike ($550): If you’re looking to spoil your buds, say hello to the PUBLIC bike. From Portland to Brooklyn, the city bike is undoubtedly every urban dweller’s preferred mode of transportation.
11. Beer of the Month Club ($28+ per month): Do your hipster friends have a healthy appreciation for microbrews? Of course they do. Give them a subscription kit so they can always have the best and newest beers on hand.
12. AutumnBeeCrafts Neighborhoods Sign ($88): Now they can pay homage to their favorite city with a custom neighborhoods carving. Each made-to-order piece celebrates the neighborhoods of the happy couple’s town and is sure to look fab on their gallery wall.
13. Mistobox Monthly Coffee Subscription Box ($20+ per month): Perhaps the couple in question already has a subscription membership for microbrew beer? No worries; you can send delicious, small-batch coffee with a monthly coffee subscription from Mistobox.
14. Dalmarko Designs Wall Hanging Succulent ($500): After the wedding is over, your bestie couple will be looking for unique ways to cozy up their new home. Help them bring the outdoors in with this succulent wall planter kit.
15. Brooksource Personalized Whiskey Growler Set ($30): If your friends are all about that (craft) beer, then this customized growler set will have their beverage preferences covered.
16. Anthropologie Helsinki Speaker ($449): Couples can enjoy modern music in their homes with a Danish-crafted fabric speaker. This wedding gift will help set the mood for future dinner parties (with just a hint of nostalgia).
17. Green Chef Meal Subscription Box ($11+ per meal): Green Chef isn’t your ordinary meal subscription. This one delivers fresh, USDA-certified organic meals direct to their door so they’ll feel good about what they’re prepping.
18. GRAINandGRIT Hexagon Shelf ($59): Mid-century mod living rooms are all the rage, and if the couple in question is building their new home together, they’ll need some stylish decor like this rustic honeycomb shelf.
19. Poler x Pendleton Journey West Two-Man Tent ($322): Are your friends outdoor enthusiasts? Have them embark on their first camping trip as newlyweds with this patterned Poler tent. They can be outdoors and look oh-so-cool while they’re at it!
20. Minted Heart Snapshot Photo Art ($212): Love. Seriously, though, how precious is this piece of art? It’ll look flashy with that herringbone frame hanging on a bedroom wall.
21. Anthropologie Decorative Globe ($38): Help your friends show their love of wanderlust with this one-of-a-kind globe. Sure, it may not be the most useful globe ever, but it makes for one pretty wedding gift.
22. Fujifilm Instax 300 Instant Camera ($130): This camera mixes the old and new with its instant digital prints. Talk about a sweet way to snap moments of married life.
Which of these hip wedding gifts are you getting for your soon-to-be-married friends? Let us know @BritandCo.
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(Additional reporting by Sarah Koller)