45 Unique Gifts to Actually Wow the Cool Couple

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If fall is “cuffing season” then winter is definitely engagement season. And this means we may want to pay special attention to the gifts we’re passing along to our couple pals as they take their relationships to the next level. A blender is great (especially if it’s a Vitamix), but just because your friends are settling down doesn’t mean you have to settle for another cookie cutter gift. (And yes, this means you’ll probably want to pass on gifting them actual cookie cutters).

True, engagement gifts and party etiquette can often come without the guidance of that all-knowing wedding registry website, but you can do this! In fact, thanks to our obsession with internet window shopping, you don’t even have to do much at all. So, relax. We’ve already done most of the leg (or mouse?) work for you. Whether your coupled friends are cohabiting, engaged, or already happily married, we’ve got a ton of gift ideas guaranteed to entertain, inspire, and impress.

Engaged yourself? We know the holidays are right around the corner, but feel free to get a head start on those wedding registry ideas. Maybe it’s too early to wield that fun barcode scanner in a round of price-laser-tag at your favorite department store, but building a Pinterest board of  inspiring interiors and home accessories a few months early can’t hurt.

Scroll down for nearly 50 stunning and unique engagement gift and wedding registry ideas for foodies, gamers, creatives, romantics, and more. Click the links in the captions to shop. Just FYI, you might want to book it before some of these beauties sell out.

Nesting never looked so good.

 

Yield Design Co. Copper Photo Bar Picture Hanger, $28, Dwell. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

Yield Design Co. Copper Photo Bar Picture Hanger, $28, Dwell.

 

 

A thoughtful vintage gift for modern romantics. M/M Jane & Serge: A Family Album, $60, Taschen. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, Love & Romance)

M/M Jane & Serge: A Family Album, $60, Taschen.

 

 

 

"Tumblr turned book, Cabin Porn is filled with magical photos of places that are perfect for taking a step back and a deep breath." (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

Zach Klein, Noah Kalina & Steven Leckart Cabin Porn: Inspiration For Your Quiet Place Somewhere, $30, Urban Outfitters.

 

 

West Elm Stylish Faux Fur Spotted Stripe Throw Blanket (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

West Elm Stylish Faux Fur Spotted Stripe Throw Blanket (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

West Elm Faux Fur Spotted Stripe Throw Blanket, $129 $99, West Elm.

 

Graphic Balloon Letters Acrylic Accessory Tray (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

Imm Living Pop Gallery Graphic Balloon Letters Acrylic Accessory Tray, $49, Burke Decor.

Graphic Balloon Letters Acrylic Accessory Tray (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

Imm Living Pop Gallery Graphic Balloon Letters Acrylic Accessory Tray, $40, Burke Decor.

 

 

 

The perfect modern home gift. York Wallcoverings Jackson Wall Mural. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

The perfect modern home gift. York Wallcoverings Jackson Wall Mural. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

York Wallcoverings Jackson Wall Mural, $76, Burke Decor.

 

Imm Living Lucky Break Wishbone Wall Hook. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Imm Living Lucky Break Wishbone Wall Hook. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Imm Living Lucky Break Wishbone Wall Hook, $26, Burke Decor.

 

 

 

Wondering what to gift the bride? Smythson Textured-Leather Wedding Planning & Honeymoon Journal Notebooks, (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts)

Smythson Textured-Leather Wedding Planning & Honeymoon Journal Notebooks, $160, Net-a-Porter.

 

 


For the music junkies. Great Musicians 2016 Calendar. (gift ideas, couple gifts, home gifts, music gifts)

For the music junkies. Great Musicians 2016 Calendar. (gift ideas, couple gifts, home gifts, music gifts)

Campfire & Co. x Na Nin Great Musicians 2016 Calendar, $36, Need Supply Co.

 

 

 

Gold Skeleton Skull & Hand Mugs (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Imm Living Gold Skeleton Skull & Hand Mugs, $34, Burke Decor.

 

 

 

Can't go wrong with a Lanvin wedding guest book as an engagement gift (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Lanvin Cream Canvas & Army-Green Grosgrain Gold Print Notebook , $90, Net-a-Porter.

 

 

 

Who knew doing laundry could feel so stylish? Eco friendly dryer balls (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, home gifts)

Bog Berry Grey Wool Dryer Balls, $38, Food52.

 

Bohemia Candle. If you're going to gift a candle make it Byredo. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Byredo Bohemia Candle, $80, Byredo.

 

 

 

Foodie & Cocktail Dice,(wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Two Tumbleweeds Foodie & Cocktail Dice, $38, Food52.




For the romantic literature lovers. Love Letters Napkins design by Sir/Madam. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Sir/Madam Love Letters Ed. 1 Napkins design by Sir/Madam, $48, Burke Decor.

 

 

 

Scribbing chalk cheese names on slate cheess boards is any big kid foodie or host's dream. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Brooklyn Slate Co. Cheese Boards, $29, Kaufmann Mercantile.

 

 

 

Modern crystal & copper decanter, jug, high ball glasses, and low ball glasses by Tom Dixon. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Tom Dixon Crystal & Copper Tank Barware, $65 – $125, Suite NY.

 

 

 

Malachite Green Coasters (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Tomasine Gahn Malachite Green Coasters, $95, The Line.

 

 



Blade / Leaf decanter stopper (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

 Leaf decanter stopper (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Menu Blade Decanting Pourer, $15, Burke Decor.

 

The sequel to the award-winning cookbook, Plenty. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Yotam Ottolenghi Plenty More Cookbook, $35, Williams-Sonoma.

 

 

 

 

 

Brass & Walnut Pour-Over Coffee Brewer (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

 

Brass & Walnut Pour-Over Coffee Brewer (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

KM Brass & Walnut Pour-Over Coffee Brewer, $179, Kaufmann Mercantile.

 

 

 

Ocean Blue Cross-Back Kitchen Apron with Slate Ties (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Studiopatró Ocean Blue Cross-Back Kitchen Apron with Slate Ties, $76, Food52.

 

 

Stainless steel and black resin brushed serving set. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Teroforma Lolo Brushed Serving Set, $77, Burke Decor.

 

 

 

Best Year Animal Winestoppers in Assorted Styles (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, home gifts)

Imm Living Best Year Winestoppers in Plum Assorted Styles, $15 $10, Burke Decor.

 

 

 

Gold Brushstroke Bowls (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Suite One Studio Gold Brushstroke Bowls, $44, Suite One Studio.

 

 

 

 Pebble Salt + Pepper Shakers (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Poketo, Pebble Salt + Pepper Shakers, $58 $44, Poketo.

 

 

Leopard Salt and Pepper Shakers (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Waylande Gregory Leopard Salt and Pepper Shakers, $135, Furbish Studio.

 

 

Turtoise Ice Bucket (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Furbish Studio Turtoise Ice Bucket, $45, Furbish Studio.

 

 

 

Where Chefs Eat. Restaurant recs from Heston Blumenthal, René Redzepi, Yotam Ottolenghi, David Chang and more. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Phaidon Where Chefs Eat, $20, The Line.

 

 

 

 Tea Strainer with Holder in Assorted Colors (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Sagaform Tea Strainer with Holder in Assorted Colors, $15, Burke Decor.



 

Himalayan Sea Salt & Grater Set (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Rivsalt Himalayan Sea Salt & Grater Set, $30, Uncommon Goods (image: Into The Gloss).

 

 

 Dinner Diaries by Daniel Cappello. A guide to the modern dinner party feature archival photos of vintage glamour. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Assouline Dinner Diaries by Daniel Cappello, $50, The Line.

 

 

 

Petrified Wood Cheese Tray (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Burke Decor Petrified Wood Cheese Tray, $96, Burke Decor.

 

 

 

gold playing cards to accessorize your interiors ((wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

CB2 Gold Playing Cards, $15, CB2.

 

 

Unique home decor Chalk Ware Set from Marc Jacobs. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Matt Austin Studio ‘Junk Drawer’ Chalk Ware Set, $30, Marc Jacobs Bookmarc.

 

 


Portable phone projector in HD resolution for the ultimate experience. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, tech gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Portable phone projector in HD resolution for the ultimate experience. (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, tech gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

PicoPro Phone Projector, $399, Urban Outfitters.

 

 Leather Travel Backgammon Game Set (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

El Casco Leather Travel Backgammon Set, $100 $79, One Kings Lane.

 

 

 

 

Minimal Touch Sensor Goodnight Light (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Andrew Neyer Minimal Touch Sensor Goodnight Light, $99, Stuff by Andrew Neyer.

 

 

 

Now these are some stylish tech accessories. Minimalist Folio in Navy, Blush, Black, Vegan Leather & More (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, tech gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Minimalist Folio in Navy, Blush, Black, Vegan Leather & More (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, tech gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Poketo Minimalist Folio in Navy, Blush, Black, Vegan Leather & More, $58, Poketo.

 

 

Bronze Portable Speaker Pillar (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Bronze Portable Speaker Pillar (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Bronze Portable Speaker Pillar (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Stellé Audio Bronze Portable Speaker Pillar, $299, Burke Decor.

 

 

A modern holiday home decor statement. Marble Menorah with Candles (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, holiday gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

A modern holiday home decor statement. Marble Menorah with Candles (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, holiday gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Ascalon Marble Menorah with Candles, $275, Design Within Reach.

 

 

Malachite & Marble Design Matchboxes (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Shandell’s Malachite & Marble Design Matchboxes, $18 $15, One Kings Lane.

 

 

 

Brass Moon Garland for holiday or celebration decor (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Brass Moon Garland for holiday or celebration decor (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Poketo Brass Moon Garland, $58, Poketo.

 

 

Modern holiday decor. Pantone Ornament in Turquoise (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, holiday gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Pantone Universe Pantone Ornament in Turquoise, $18, Amazon.

 

 

Calendar Advent Candle in Red Marble (wedding registry ideas, gift ideas, couple gifts, engagement gifts, wedding gifts, home gifts)

Ferm Living Calendar Advent Candle in Red, $35 $23, Burke Decor.

 

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