theSkimm's Guide to Wedding Gifting

‘Tis the season for weddings on weddings. Here are our fave picks for an off-registry present.


PUBLISHED MAY 17, 2018

You booked the hotel. You picked a dress you already wore to a wedding (but didn’t Instagram). You packed the Advil. ‘Tis the season for weddings on weddings. If you want to be bold, go off registry for the gift. Warning: it has to be good. Here are our fave picks for an off-registry present…

For the couple with a nostalgic streak…

Bring it way back. 23andMe is a gift they won’t forget. It’s the DNA kit that’ll give them details about their ancestry. They’ll learn all about their great great great great grandparents and can upgrade to also learn about genetic health risks. Insert nerd emoji.

For the couple whose love is pure…

Make it literally pure. The Wynd air purifier can track how dirty your air is and then cleans it up. Starting off the marriage so fresh and so clean, clean.

For the couple who was on and off for years…

You’re hot then you’re cold. This Nest thermostat will make sure the temp is justttt right. It saves energy and adapts to the temp you like. And you can control it from your phone. Win, win, win.

For the couple that’s been popping a lot of bubbly to celebrate…

Bubbly works for hangovers too. Cue the SodaStream. It lets you turn water into flavored sparkling water. Almost as good as turning water into wine.

For the couple that Instagrams their home-cooked meals…

Living la sous vide loca. A sous vide will up their kitchen game even more. It’s a way to cook meat that makes it evenly cooked all over. Mmmm.

For the couple that met abroad in Italy…

Buongiorno, new third wheel. This gelato maker will keep things sweet.

For the couple that’s into politics…

I see your Russian investigation and raise you a Moscow mule. These glasses and shaker are the perfect post-wedding nightcap.

For the couple that likes to pour it up…

Keep it smooth. The Rabbit wine opener will make sure you never F up opening wine again. Sigh of relief. And it automatically releases the cork. Vino, vidi, vici.

For the couple that goes to a lot of concerts…

Turn it up. Sonos speakers are game-changers. The wireless sound system lets them control songs from their phone and/or pretend they are DJs.


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