9 Non-Traditional Wedding Gifts Every Couple Will Love

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Ah, the great wedding gift dilemma. Do you give the couple a few dishes or a new shower curtain? Or do you just call it a day and hand over a wad of cash? And what if you want your present to feel a bit more personal?

With wedding season finally back on the cards thanks to the changing of COVID restrictions, you will likely be faced with these conundrums more than once in the coming weeks and months. Fortunately, we've done the dirty work for you. From art passes to take them around the UK to a Scandi-inspired homeware gift box, these original gift ideas will make you the favourite guest of every newlywed couple in your life.

<span><h2>For the sentimentalists</h2></span><br>This enormous, centrepiece photo frame has 52 photo slots to encourage you to record memories over the course of a year. Perfect for lovebirds looking for a new post-wedding project.<br><br><strong>The White Company</strong> 52 Aperture Year In Memories Photo Frame, $, available at <a href="https://www.thewhitecompany.com/uk/52-Aperture-Year-In-Memories-Photo-Frame/p/WOH52" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The White Company" class="link ">The White Company</a>

For the sentimentalists


This enormous, centrepiece photo frame has 52 photo slots to encourage you to record memories over the course of a year. Perfect for lovebirds looking for a new post-wedding project.

The White Company 52 Aperture Year In Memories Photo Frame, $, available at The White Company
<h2>For the philanthropists</h2><br>For the couple who values giving back to others, a charitable donation in their name is the way to go. We've suggested an organisation below but you should opt for any cause you know they both support. It's the gift that really does keep on giving.<br><br><strong>Trussell Trust</strong> Trussell Trust Donation, $, available at <a href="https://www.trusselltrust.org/make-a-donation/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trussell Trust" class="link ">Trussell Trust</a>

For the philanthropists


For the couple who values giving back to others, a charitable donation in their name is the way to go. We've suggested an organisation below but you should opt for any cause you know they both support. It's the gift that really does keep on giving.

Trussell Trust Trussell Trust Donation, $, available at Trussell Trust
<strong><h2>For the art buffs</h2></strong><br>Looking to give a gift that's a little more creative? Get your pals a National Art Pass for some sweet, artsy bonding time.<br><br><strong>Art Fund</strong> National Art Pass, $, available at <a href="https://www.artfund.org/national-art-pass#membership" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Art Fund" class="link ">Art Fund</a>

For the art buffs


Looking to give a gift that's a little more creative? Get your pals a National Art Pass for some sweet, artsy bonding time.

Art Fund National Art Pass, $, available at Art Fund
<strong><h2>For the jet-setters </h2></strong><br>Do your friends love to travel? Gift them a series of travel magazines (we love <em>Cereal</em> but choose what you think they'll like best) so they can stay in the wanderlust mindset even after the honeymoon.<br><br><strong>Cereal Magazine</strong> Cereal Volume 21, $, available at <a href="https://readcereal.com/product/cereal-volume-21/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cereal Magazine" class="link ">Cereal Magazine</a>

For the jet-setters


Do your friends love to travel? Gift them a series of travel magazines (we love Cereal but choose what you think they'll like best) so they can stay in the wanderlust mindset even after the honeymoon.

Cereal Magazine Cereal Volume 21, $, available at Cereal Magazine
<strong><h2>For the homebodies</h2></strong><br>Trouva, your online stop for shopping independent retailers, has curated a series of wedding boxes for 2021. Each box is a winner but the home decor ones are particularly inspired, bringing together a unique selection of cult pieces as special as your favourite couple. <br><br><strong>Trouva</strong> The Scandi-Inspired Wedding Box, $, available at <a href="https://www.trouva.com/products/wedding-boxes-by-trouva-the-scandi-inspired" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link ">Trouva</a>

For the homebodies


Trouva, your online stop for shopping independent retailers, has curated a series of wedding boxes for 2021. Each box is a winner but the home decor ones are particularly inspired, bringing together a unique selection of cult pieces as special as your favourite couple.

Trouva The Scandi-Inspired Wedding Box, $, available at Trouva
<h2>For the pamper lovers</h2><br>Trouva, your online stop for shopping independent retailers, has curated a series of wedding boxes for 2022. Each box is a winner but the Pampered Pair is a real winner, proving that sometimes the more obvious options are the best options. No couple could resist the invitation to indulge with a dreamy bath soak and candles, especially when paired with a box of extra special chocolates.<br><br><strong>Wedding Boxes by Trouva</strong> The Pampered Pair, $, available at <a href="https://www.trouva.com/products/wedding-boxes-by-trouva-the-pampered-pair?qid=b82f4288d4e14705215ecb15bb1dc0fe" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Trouva" class="link ">Trouva</a>

For the pamper lovers


Trouva, your online stop for shopping independent retailers, has curated a series of wedding boxes for 2022. Each box is a winner but the Pampered Pair is a real winner, proving that sometimes the more obvious options are the best options. No couple could resist the invitation to indulge with a dreamy bath soak and candles, especially when paired with a box of extra special chocolates.

Wedding Boxes by Trouva The Pampered Pair, $, available at Trouva
<h2>For foodies</h2><br>If your pals are always on the lookout for that next palate-zinger, you can't do better than indulging them with some artisanal treats from independent producers. You may even help them find their new favourite! Lemon drop chilli jam, anyone?<br><br><strong>BoroughBox</strong> Artisan Food & Drink Gift Hamper, $, available at <a href="https://www.boroughbox.com/artisan-food-drink-gift-hamper" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Boroughbox" class="link ">Boroughbox</a>

For foodies


If your pals are always on the lookout for that next palate-zinger, you can't do better than indulging them with some artisanal treats from independent producers. You may even help them find their new favourite! Lemon drop chilli jam, anyone?

BoroughBox Artisan Food & Drink Gift Hamper, $, available at Boroughbox
<h2>For bookworms</h2><br>A personalised gift is always a winner but it has to tread a careful line between thoughtful and cutesy. This personalised book delivery service does exactly that, sending a new book each month that's been expertly selected by book lovers based on the tastes and genre choices of the recipient. Either get one for the couple to share or buy two to help them discover even more titles.<br><br><strong>The Beautiful Book Company</strong> The Personalised Book Subscription, $, available at <a href="https://www.thebeautifulbookcompany.com/product-page/monthly-bespoke-book-subscription" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Beautiful Book Company" class="link ">The Beautiful Book Company</a>

For bookworms


A personalised gift is always a winner but it has to tread a careful line between thoughtful and cutesy. This personalised book delivery service does exactly that, sending a new book each month that's been expertly selected by book lovers based on the tastes and genre choices of the recipient. Either get one for the couple to share or buy two to help them discover even more titles.

The Beautiful Book Company The Personalised Book Subscription, $, available at The Beautiful Book Company
<h2>For outdoorsy types</h2><br>This is exactly the kind of thing that plenty of people would enjoy but wouldn't necessarily plan as a day out. Which is what makes it the ideal gift for the more outdoorsy couple in your life.<br><br><strong>Go Ape</strong> Zip Trekking Adventure, $, available at <a href="https://goape.co.uk/locations/grizedale/zip-trekking-adventure" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Go Ape" class="link ">Go Ape</a>

For outdoorsy types


This is exactly the kind of thing that plenty of people would enjoy but wouldn't necessarily plan as a day out. Which is what makes it the ideal gift for the more outdoorsy couple in your life.

Go Ape Zip Trekking Adventure, $, available at Go Ape
<h2>For photographers</h2><br><br>You can't beat capturing a special memory forever on a polaroid, but honestly, how many of us would rather reach for our phones in the heat of the moment? Thankfully, with Fujifilm's Mini Link 2, couples can easily print off their favourite smartphone shots, no stress.<br><br><strong>Fujifilm</strong> White Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer, $, available at <a href="https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-gb/shop/fujifilm-white-instax-mini-link-2-smartphone-printer?inventoryCountry=GB&currency=GBP&color=000&size=ONE%20SIZE&_cclid=Google_Cj0KCQjw_7KXBhCoARIsAPdPTfhi_XOoQ5RkS-f_Rf4xJ5H8CJydtfsUSiJycoUHGhQUtEaEK-hjt2AaAg4FEALw_wcB&utm_campaign=Shopping&utm_term=Smart_Shopping_HW&utm_content=Cj0KCQjw_7KXBhCoARIsAPdPTfhi_XOoQ5RkS-f_Rf4xJ5H8CJydtfsUSiJycoUHGhQUtEaEK-hjt2AaAg4FEALw_wcB&gclid=Cj0KCQjw_7KXBhCoARIsAPdPTfhi_XOoQ5RkS-f_Rf4xJ5H8CJydtfsUSiJycoUHGhQUtEaEK-hjt2AaAg4FEALw_wcB&type=REGULAR&quantity=1" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link ">Urban Outfitters</a>

For photographers



You can't beat capturing a special memory forever on a polaroid, but honestly, how many of us would rather reach for our phones in the heat of the moment? Thankfully, with Fujifilm's Mini Link 2, couples can easily print off their favourite smartphone shots, no stress.

Fujifilm White Instax Mini Link 2 Smartphone Printer, $, available at Urban Outfitters

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