Five Unique Wedding Gift Ideas


Not a fan of gift registries?  Me either.  After getting married myself and having to go through the painful process of trying to find and scan items to go into our own registry, I find it all too difficult.  {I had totally fantasized that it would be some kind of music montage scene from the movies where we danced around the store with a scan gun, racking up our fabulous want list with cool and quirky finds to fill our home.  Ya, not even kind of like that.  In fact I’m pretty sure we attempted it a couple of times, got into a fight, and a totally ended up with a  lame one page list.}  Soooo, I’ve become a fan of cash or gift cards.  I mean who doesn’t need some extra cash after a wedding and who wouldn’t want the gift of shopping??  If, however, you still want to give the happy couple something to unwrap, I say break tradition and find a gift a bit uncommon that really suits the newlyweds.  {WARNING: Make sure you know the couple well so you can ensure your gift will be well received.  However, I also like these picks for Anniversary and house warming gifts.}

Gift website, Uncommon Goods, offers up fun, sustainable, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible items.  You will find items made right here in Canada and from around the world.  Many items are handmade and several things can be ordered with custom details.  I spent a lot of time scouring the pages, to narrow it down to five unique wedding gift ideas.  There were so many fun things to choose from.  Each item has a story to go with it, so I had to share.

1) The Heart Marks the Spot Pillow $76.76 CAD

The Story: “From the spot you met your sweetie to the place you said “I do,” this worldly pillow commemorates the locales you love. Heather Shaw created this plush, interactive canvas for her map-loving son so he could pinpoint where he was and where he’d been. A threaded needle and two hand-printed buttons allow you to sew a heart and star over your favorite or most meaningful corners of the world. Handmade in Canada.”  Find it here.

2) The Anniversary Journal $106.91 CAD

The Story: “Whether your wedding was a black tie affair or a barefoot beach celebration, it was one of the most memorable days of your life that will stay with you for decades to come. So commemorate the date in timeless style with our gorgeously designed and crafted anniversary journal. Custom pages record memories of your 1st to 60th anniversaries through prompts to guide romantic reflection and mutual aspirations (how you celebrated, favorite things, memorable moments), while a photo page illustrates each section and elegant envelopes interspersed every decade provide a place for additional mementos of your time together. Each section also includes the traditional and modern symbols for that year–from paper to diamond.” Find it here.


3) Personalized Maple Wall Clock $98.69

The story: “Nothing quite stands the test of time like family. Celebrate yours or your favorite newlyweds while making a classic statement with this personalized maple wood clock, featuring your family’s surname and an important year you share. Highlighted by natural wood grain and a clear semi-gloss finish, this handsome timepiece offers reversible hands for black or white, so you can match to your interior or just switch it up a bit.” Find it here.

4) Personalized House Sign $138-254

The Story: “Bring the signature style of the New York City subway to your home with these personalized house signs. Printed directly on one continuous tile, they faithfully reproduce the color and authentic, photographic detail of the classic station mosaics that inspired them. Add your family name, house number, or any combination of characters (character limits vary with size) to create a custom “station” that you call home.”  Find it here.

5) Sock Monkey Blanket  $60.31 CAD

The story: “Quit monkeying around and come cuddle! Done in the same iconic colors of the sock monkey, this super-cozy blanket is made from leftover material collected from apparel and upholstery factories that would otherwise be discarded. 75% recycled cotton, 25% acrylic. Each is slightly different in color and pattern in order to get the most out of the fabric scraps and minimize waste. Made in the USA.” Find it here.

This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods, however all opinions are completely my own.  I only share products I love, wear, or  use.

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