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24 Thoughtful Wedding Gifts Under $100

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Design: theSkimm | Photo: LifetimeCreations/Etsy, Amazon
September 11, 2023

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When shopping for the perfect wedding gift, there’s usually a list of checkmarks you’re eager to tick. Maybe there's nothing on their registry that fits your budget. Or maybe you want to surprise them with something sentimental the happy couple will actually use often. Easier said than done. 

That’s why we put together this list of unique wedding gifts under $100. We’ve got heartfelt things you can customize, products that’ll become a staple in their kitchen, and some activity-based options that’ll get them working with their hands. Cheers to the newlyweds.

Uncommon Goods/Esther Perel

A conversation-starting game that’ll build intimacy…

This card stack from world-renowned couples therapist Esther Perel will be one of the most unique wedding gifts they’ll receive. It comes with 250 prompt cards to inspire deeper conversation or to enhance quality time. Plus, the packaging is so chic, you won’t even have to wrap it. Just add a card. ($40, Uncommon Goods)

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An ice wedge and whiskey glass in one…

Buy two of these and add their initials. It’s as easy as pressing the silicone mold onto the glass, adding water, and freezing. When they take the glass out of the freezer, they can pour their go-to drink right onto the ice wedge. Cheers. ($24.95, Corkcicle)

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Expensive glasses

Four glasses they can use to serve any drink…

Wine, soda, water, you name it — these glasses can handle it all. They’re made from super-thin glass that feels expensive in your hand and are dishwasher-safe so you can cut clean-up time in half. We love the green shade for a little pop of color, but the clear and gray options are easy to blend with any decor. ($65, Material)

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Wedding gifts

A tool that’ll help them crush their speeches…

Ceremonies, vows, and toasts have nothing on Provenance. Their writing tools allow couples, officiants, or speech-giving guests to arrange their thoughts, dig deeper through prompts, and pull out the memories that matter to deliver a heartfelt performance. Everyone at the wedding will thank you. Psst… get 10% off by using the code SKIMM10 at checkout. ($39.99, Provenance)

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A site where you can snag something they really want…

We’ve already done the legwork for you. Choose a collection of gifts from our carefully curated store, write a heartfelt message, and sit back while they choose whatever item they want and it’ll ship straight to them. Sounds like a win-win. ($50+, Snappy

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Monogrammed robes
The Company Store

Monogrammed robes they can lounge in together…

Picture this: Sunday morning, coffee in hand, matching Turkish cotton robes on the couch. They’re fast-drying, super absorbent, and come in three different colors. Psst… did we mention they be customized with their newlywed initials? BRB, adding to cart. ($47.99, The Company Store

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Soft serve machine

A soft-serve maker to make tasty treats…

All they need is some frozen fruit to make this work. Put frozen bananas, blueberries, raspberries, or other fruit down the chute, push down the plunger, and presto — smooth soft serve. They can finish it off with some toppings (team chocolate sprinkles) and dessert is served. ($39.37+, Amazon)

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Blue Fondue maker

A fondue maker that will become a quick hit…

Fruit drenched in hot chocolate or bread and veggies dipped in cheese? No one can resist that. This fondue maker is the ultimate party must-have. The 3-quart bowl is removable, which makes it easy to wash. It also comes with eight color-coded forks, a fork holder to reduce drips, and six cups to hold dipping ingredients. The only thing they’ll have to complain about is being too full. ($59.99+, Amazon)

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Custom Cartoon Portrait
Discoveringyou via Etsy

A custom family portrait that’ll cartoon-ify the happy couple…

All you have to do is send in a picture of their family (pets included), and you’ll get a full-body, hand-illustrated portrait in return. You can also choose what text you want. Once the first draft is done, you’ll get a sneak peek to make any edits before the final version is mailed. The minute they receive it, they’ll be thinking about where to hang it. ($25+, Discoveringyou via Etsy)

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Engraved Cheese board
JMlabonneimpression via Etsy

An engraved cheese board for all the dinner parties they’ll be hosting…

The bamboo board comes with nestled utensils, so it’s great for storage in a cabinet or drawer. There are also 18 different engraving styles to choose from. During checkout, pick the one you want and add your text. It’s a kitchen must-have. ($63.96, JMlabonneimpression via Etsy)

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Uncommon Goods

A custom “front page” puzzle that’ll commemorate their wedding date…

Whether they’re history buffs, avid puzzlers, or you just want to gift them something different, this jigsaw is the ultimate wedding gift. It features the front page of The New York Times on the date of their big day. Just pick the month, day, and size. Now, they’ll be able to remember everything that was happening when they said “I do.” ($55+, Uncommon Goods)

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Luggage Tags
LifetimeCreations via Etsy

Personalized luggage tags to send them off with…

These vegan leather luggage tags are the perfect gift for newlyweds heading off on their honeymoon. You can add any personalization you want, including their names and the date of their wedding. Adventure awaits. ($22.98, LifetimeCreations via Etsy)

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Ceramic Photo Coasters

Ceramic coasters they can add to their coffee table...

Take them down memory lane with custom ceramic coasters that showcase some of their favorite memories. From vacations to concerts to quality time spent with family and friends, these photo coasters are a simple way to remind them of how much love they have in their lives. ($39.99, Shutterfly)

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Champagne Vase
FloralVibesLLC via Etsy

A ceramic vase they can use for flowers…

An easy way to brighten their home? Add a fresh bouquet. This ceramic vase can be personalized with their name or initials and their wedding date. It'll also make a great entryway catchall. Multipurpose gifts for the win. ($35+, FloralVibesLLC via Etsy)

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Saralukecreative via Etsy

A custom return-address stamp for all those thank you cards they’re about to send…

Because customized wedding gifts are always a good idea. You can personalize this stamp with their name and address, and can choose from a ton of fun colors. Hand cramps, begone. ($24.95+, Saralukecreative via Etsy)

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Wooden Date night dice
10thAnniversaryGifts via Etsy

Date-night dice that’ll make future evenings more spontaneous…

After so many dinners and weekends spent wedding planning, they might be ready to spice up their classic date night and talk about anything other than the wedding. These dice are an easy way to help change things up for them. A simple roll and they’ll get ideas for what to eat for dinner and activities they can do together. Quality time, coming right up. ($20.99, 10thAnniversaryGifts via Etsy)

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Wine Chiller

A double-walled, vacuum-sealed wine cooler…

Once they open their wine of choice, they just need to pop it into the holder. It’ll keep the bottle cold for up to four hours. The outside stays condensation-free, which is especially convenient while pouring. You can also opt to get the cooler with two matching tumblers, perfect for picnics and al fresco dinners. ($90+, Food52)

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Wicker Picnic basket

A wicker picnic basket that’ll inspire them to get outside…

It has everything: an insulated compartment for hot or cold foods, plates, mugs, napkins, and silverware. It even comes with tiny salt and pepper shakers and a corkscrew. Everything straps into place so items won’t jostle around as they head to the park. It’s time for lunch with a view. ($39.89+, Amazon)

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World Map Travel Poster

A travel scratch-off poster so they can keep track of all the places they’ve gone…

While also keeping an eye on the locations they can’t wait to visit. They’ll get a world map, a separate map of the U.S., scratching tools, and memory stickers to pin past adventures. It’ll become a fun activity that’ll help keep their travel bug alive and well. ($24.99, Amazon)

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Uncommon Experience set
Uncommon Goods

An experiential gift so they can make memories together…

Instead of giving them something to unwrap, gifting them an activity can be just as rewarding. Uncommon Experiences is just that. You can choose from cocktail classes, pet portrait painting sessions, DIY bath bomb how-tos, and more. Along with the actual activity, they will receive a corresponding product, so they won’t have to buy anything extra for the class. (Prices vary, Uncommon Goods)

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Blue Newlywed Journal

A prompt-filled journal the newlyweds can answer together…

They can answer some questions individually, but plenty will call for them to reflect on moments together. It’s a fun way to get creative juices flowing and reminisce on the journey of their relationship. They can also treat the journal as a sentimental keepsake. Once they’ve recorded their answers, they’ll be able to read them back on every anniversary. ($11.66, Amazon)

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Three-speed Record player

A three-speed record player with built-in speakers…

They’ll be able to listen to their favorite records or plug in their phone and connect via the system’s Bluetooth feature. The best part is that they can start listening within minutes. There’s no lengthy setup or extra equipment necessary. If they want to store it, they can just close the case and keep it in a closet. ($69.99, Amazon)

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A wooden keepsake box for storing small items…

Like old tickets to shows, boarding passes, letters, and photographs. Once they’ve collected enough, they’ll be able to look back and see how far they’ve come. We recommend adding in small love notes and reminders of past dates. ($39.99+, Amazon)

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Uncommon Goods

A one-of-a-kind art kit that’s a testament to the love they share…

What’s more romantic than artwork to commemorate their love? A piece they can create together. This kit comes with everything they’ll need to make their own custom piece of art. Pick up to three nontoxic paint colors. Then it’s up to them to do the rest. Once they’re done, they can easily take it to their local shop to have it stretched and framed. So sweet. ($70, Uncommon Goods)

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Brookie's Cookies

Tasty treats you can customize…

Baked goods never disappoint, but baked goods with customized imagery? Major crowd pleaser. You can get sugar cookies, chocolate lollipops, Rice Krispies, and more, all decked out in whatever image you’d like. If you don’t want to put your own spin on it, we recommend snagging this box of cute heart cookies to send your well wishes. ($20+, Brookie's Cookies)

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