Is there really a wedding season? Nowadays, couples are getting married at all times of the year. While a summer wedding, especially in Canada, sounds ideal, winter weddings have become a trend, too, as have destination weddings. Whether they just got married a few months ago or tied the knot earlier in the year, this might be their first holiday season together as officially married partners. That warrants a pretty special gift. And there are plenty worth considering, including small appliances, home entertainment devices, and fun products that encourage them to spend more quality time together.
So, what should you get for the new, happy couple? We have rounded up a handy list of ideas, organized by price range to help you stick within budget. For more ideas, check out our comprehensive wedding gifts buying guide which has some great ideas for gifts to get couples celebrating their big day.
Newly married couple gifts under $50
Home décor items
If you’re on a budget or just looking for a small but thoughtful gift, home décor items are a smart way to go. While you don’t want to get anything too personal without knowing the colour and design scheme of the home along with their personal décor preferences, there are things you can get that will fit within any home.
Accent pieces can work since the couple can decide where and how to place them. Go with something simple like a lovely set of scented candles. The aroma will not only be divine whenever they light one up, but they’ll be thinking you next time there’s a power outage and they’re having dinner by candlelight (or maybe they simply choose to do so for a romantic night in).
Nowadays, smart speakers can be had for under $50, and often even less when they go on sale. If you find it on sale, the Amazon Echo Dot (5th-gen) is often under $50. With a cool, spherical design, it’s perfect for placing in the front foyer, kitchen, living room, den, or bedroom to use as an alarm, portable speaker, or simply to answer queries like what the traffic or weather is like, how many ounces is 250 grams, or what new movies are coming out. With this tiny speaker as a hub of the home, they can expand the system with other compatible products they can control by voice and in the app, like smart lights, video doorbells, security cameras, and even cool appliances. Discover the benefits of each type of model along with smart displays in our smart display and smart speaker buying guide.
Newly married couple gifts over $100
An air fryer is a great gift for just about anyone, and for newly married couples, it’s a great small appliance they can use together to experiment with new dishes. Or, maybe they want to get quick dinners on the table after a long day at work. With models just over $100, and plenty on sale, you can choose the right size for their kitchen. Something small will do to get them started, like the 5L Insignia Air Fryer that boasts a space-saving design, dishwasher-safe parts, and the ability to circulate air throughout to cook food faster, with very little (or even no) oil. Find the right model by reading through our air fryer buying guide.
I have regaled the benefits of the Instant Pot for years, but it’s for good reason. As an owner of one myself, I find I use it multiple times a week. A great way to make quick dinners or large batches for freezing or entertaining friends and family, a 6-quart model will be the perfect size for a new couple. Along with pressure cooking, slow cooking, sauteing, and more, it’ll also come in handy should the couple be considering having a baby in the near future. The steam function is perfect for steaming fruits and vegetables for homemade baby food, and models with a sterilize function can be used to sterilize baby bottles, pacifiers, and more. Read our Instant Pot buying guide to make sure to choose the right model.
They might already have a coffee machine they love, but a coffee grinder can help them take things to the next level but grinding their own fresh beans for beautifully aromatic cups of java. The perfect way to spend Sunday mornings together, they can grind beans and brew a fresh pot while they read the news together in the kitchen or relax while binge-watching shows in bed.
If they have also recently moved in together to their first home, they might be in need of a quality cookware set so they can donate the mismatched sets of pots and pans that have come together from their union. I recently reviewed the Cuisinart Nesting 11-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set and what truly sets it apart is the space-saving, nesting set-up that allows it to nicely fit within even small cupboards. This way, they can still keep a few of their old pots and pans but have a nicely stored, shiny new set to use as well.
Outside of the realm of small appliances, I love the idea of a digital photo frame. They can choose to mount it on the wall (by a power source), a side table in the living room (that’s where I have one), shelf, or even in the bedroom. They can set it to display a slideshow of photos, even creating different playlists with themes. It’s far more exciting than a single photo on the wall. They might even want to showcase photos from their recent wedding!
Newly married couple gifts over $500
I love the idea of gifting a newly married couple a luggage set. It’s the perfect excuse for them to book a trip somewhere together, perhaps for their one-year anniversary. While many can be had for under $500 as well, you can treat them to a designer set like the Bugatti London 3-piece Luggage Set, which you might even find on sale for under $500. Whichever model you choose, they’ll need telescopic handles, 360° spinner wheels (these make all the difference when it comes to maneuverability around busy airports), divider panels inside, and expandability for those extra-long trips, overpackers, or those who love to bring home gifts for the fam. Want more ideas? Read through our luggage buying guide.
Big screen TV
Surprise them with a new big screen TV they can use for binge-watching shows together on lazy Sunday afternoons, catching the big game with friends, or cozying up for a movie night in. Consider the size of their living room or den and choose an appropriate sized model for viewing distance. Once you know the size, check out our TV buying guide to determine the best model to meet their needs.
A pair of electric bikes
Now that they are settled into their new home, what about a pair of electric bikes they can go for weekend or early morning rides together on? You’ll want to choose ones based on where they live, like city or country, and where they’d most likely ride. Our electric bike buying guide will help you find the right one. If they have a cottage as well, you’ll want to consider a foldable electric bike they can easily transport in a large enough trunk or truck bed.
When all else fails…
Keep in mind that a Best Buy gift card is a great gift idea that’s slightly more personal than cash. The newlyweds can use it to buy or put towards everything from a new major appliance to a gorgeous big-screen TV for their new or existing home. The beauty is that you can get them in any denomination. Consider going together with other friends or members of the family to get a larger denomination gift card that will set them up for a nice, big purchase to celebrate their newly wedding bliss.
Check out plenty of gift ideas for newly married couples, including small appliances and more, at Best Buy Online.