Bye, Boring Wedding Gifts—Shop for Unique Home Gifts on Etsy Instead
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Couples can now create registries on Etsy for unique gift options
'Tis the season—wedding season, that is. If you're spring and summer calendars are booked up with weddings and wedding-adjacent celebrations, it can seem exhausting to think about all the gift-buying that comes along with it.
While typical wedding registries may not be enticing to shop—who really needs crystal champagne glasses, anyway?—we found a great new registry option to share with your engaged friends. Etsy just announced its newest feature: Etsy Registry, and it's exactly as it sounds: a new registry option for couples to pick out unique finds on Etsy.
Many couples are looking less for generic pots and pans and more for unique gifts with meaning—in fact, Etsy saw an 872% increase in searches for handmade gifts last year. Now, couples can create a registry via Etsy and add not only basic home needs, but handmade and vintage items, personalized gifts, and gifts from small businesses. They can even specify the exact customization for their guests, so shopping is super simple.
If you are getting married, consider registering on Etsy, or if you're anticipating lots of registry shopping this season, check out these chic options you can order on Etsy today.
Myminifam Custom Years Personalized Wall Art
All couples look back and remember their most meaningful years. And now, those special dates can be a part of their home decor. Make this personalized wall art perfect for newlyweds by adding in their notable years, and they are sure to love it.
The print is a personalized illustration and printable file. Feel free to personalize it to your liking with different color and size options.
ZehrCustomEngraving Handwritten Recipe Engraved Cutting Board
This is one of our favorite gift options on the list. Gifting a cutting board engraved with a loved one's recipe is such a sweet, sentimental idea. Boasting over 1,000 5-star reviews on Etsy, this popular gift idea is sure to stand out.
Created via submitted photo or PDF, handmade and ships free in the U.S.
Mariaidadesigns Glass Blown Melting Milkshake Tie-Dyed Pencil Vase
Finding cute vases is becoming ever-so-common, but giving the gift of a handmade, one-of-a-kind vase is so much more meaningful, in our opinion. Handmade in Vancouver, B.C., no two of these vases are the same, so you're ensuring that your gift is truly special—just like the couple you're gifting it to, perhaps.
The Etsy listing notes that these are one of a kind, glass-blown vases handmade with love in Vancouver, B.C. Comes in either pink, purple, or white. Free shipping.
HKAceramics Personalised Ceramic Mug
This is such a darling set of mugs that is sure to be front-and-center on your recipient's counters. Put a spin on traditional mugs by personalizing these for the happy couple.
Several colors and sizes to choose from. The handmade, ceramic mugs are made-to-order with a personalization of your choice. Suitable for microwave and dishwasher use, however handwashing is advised.
UsetCoutumes Foxtrot Service Trays and Cutting Boards
Customers noted that these custom trays and cutting boards are "well made with excellent finishing quality, and will certainly last forever." We'll take that as a sign that you should add this to your registry—or order it off someone else's—ASAP.
These boards come in either sturdy walnut or birch options, finished with tung oil and bee wax. Handmade, free shipping
Vital Monogram Old Fashioned Glassware Set - Square, Set of 6
Ring in a new marriage in style by gifting customized, monogramed glasses. This set comes with 6 glasses, so there will be plenty of extra available for guests, and you can choose up to 3 letters per glass.
These glasses are handmade, feature custom ink and letter designs, and come in a set of 6.
BETONCREATIFNYC Double Candle Holder
Though home decor isn't a common gift for a wedding, it's something any couple would love to receive. This chic candle holder feels luxurious and earthy, making it a great way to decorate a first home for newlyweds.
Handmade of concrete and eco-friendly pigments. Pieces are sealed with a water-based sealer, so avoid harsh cleaning.
CreateGiftLove Personalized Four Piece Jigsaw Coaster Set
We thought these puzzle coasters were just darling—and actually, super stylish, too. Coasters aren't normally in the spotlight, but these will stand out on any coffee table. Add a couple's surname to each coaster, and you have a great gift they're sure to love.
Each coaster is coated with a water-repellent oil, protecting the coasters from water stains. Engraved and personalized with several font options.
LundkvistLiving Linen Napkins Juna Linen White (set of 2)
Why not dress up a typical registry requests for cutlery with these lovely linen napkins? A perfect addition to any kitchen-y gift, these soft, timeless napkins will dress up the newlywed's dinner table.
100% European linen, Oeko-Tex certified and sustainable, absorbent and quick-drying.
Folkhaus Rustic Style Solid Wood Blanket Ladder
Bypass the typical ask for appliances and cutlery, and gift the happy couple a piece to truly dress up their home instead. If your couple in question has a knack for decorating, they'll be sure to appreciate this wooden leaning ladder, perfect for rounding up throw blankets.
Comes in a variety of wood finishes, made of sustainably-sourced Scandinavian Pine, water + dirt repellent.