Looking for expensive wedding gifts for couples (including LGBT couples)?
Maybe you need something really spectacular for a group gift that you’re buying with a bunch of friends?
Or perhaps you just have a great big budget and want to splurge on the happy couple?
Whatever the reason, I’ve got you covered!
Today, we’re going to look at my ten favorite no-holds-barred luxury wedding gifts that any couple would adore!
Why would you want to buy expensive wedding gifts?
First, let’s address the pink elephant in the room: who on earth would say, “hey, help me find the most expensive present possible!” and actually mean it?
Well, let me tell you a secret: sometimes when you’re really broke, an expensive gift is the best idea ever.
See, your $20 alone may not be able to the gift you really want to give, but put it with $20 from 20 other people and voila, you can afford something amazing!
As someone who has been in the “$20 is still more than I can afford” boat, I can’t gush enough about the benefits of a group gift.
Of course, group gifts are the only reason to go big or go home. Maybe you’re the mother (or father/grandparent/favorite aunt) of one half of the couple.
Perhaps you just came into a nice inheritance and want to spread the wealth?
As long as you respect the wishes of the couple (if they ask for gifts under $20 from everyone, don’t buy them a $1,000 present, for example), what you buy is really up to you.
That said, I am a big fan of sticking to the registry, since couples make them for a reason.
So, if you do decide to go big, make sure it’s something they actually need or want.
Now, let’s check out my favorite expensive wedding gifts for couples (including a couple of special ones just for LGBT couples)
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Expensive Wedding Gifts for Couples
These gifts are items that all couples (LGBT included, of course) would love. Some are meaningful, some are practical, some are just plain cool.
Check out the table for a quick peek, then read on for more details.
1. De’Longhi Dinamica Automatic Coffee & Espresso Machine
As a coffee-obsessed girl, I can honestly tell you that I would do back flips across the lawn over this baby (and I have a bad back, so that would be something!).
It is my dream machine (and a major upgrade from my current generic model), the be-all, end-all of coffee-making monsters.
With just one gorgeous machine, your favorite couple can make hot coffee, iced coffee, cappuccino, espresso, lattes…I could go on (believe me, I could) but you get the point.
- The true Brew process delivers smooth, full-bodied Iced Coffee: Dina mica with de'longhi truebrew over ice feature is the first and only fully automatic Coffee and espresso machine with Iced Coffee recipe. By brewing at a lower temperature, pre-infusing & infusing the Coffee and offering the ability to customize to extra strong, de'longhi truebrew over ice brews smooth, full-bodied Coffee over ice that is never watered down.
- Heat-up time in less than 40 seconds: with Italian 15 bar high performance pump and a brew unit that takes only 40 seconds to heat up, you can have Coffee shop quality coffee beverages with the push of a button.
- Brew the freshest Coffee: with bean to cup brewing system and a breakthrough built-in steel burr grinder, you can expect the freshest cup of Coffee, every time, Unlike competitor machines, Dina mica does not leave grounds in the brew unit.
- The simplest machine to clean: with a removable brew unit and dishwasher-safe drip tray, This machine takes half the time and cost to clean compared vs. Competitor models and without the use of chemicals.
- Adjustable steel burr grinder with 13 settings: Dina mica features an adjustable steel burr grinder for total control of the grind and Beverage strength. While the Dina mica comes with a recommended grind setting, you have the option to customize according to your coffee roast, origin, and personal taste preferences.
2. Le Creuset Signature Flame 10-Piece Set
Every couple needs a really spectacular set of pots and pans, even if they don’t do a whole lot of cooking.
Hey, no one can live on takeout every single night of the week, right? Well, maybe they can, but with a cooking set as gorgeous as this one they won’t want to!
The vivid colors on the outside make it a beautiful addition to any kitchen, while the enameled cast iron on the inside let’s the cook like world-class chefs!
It also comes in a beautiful blue color, but I like the orange because it goes with just about any kitchen palette. Orange is totally the new black, right?
- Le Creuset's 10-piece cast iron set includes a range of cookware essentials perfect for setting up a new kitchen or adding versatility to an existing collection
- Each piece offers the reliable cooking of enameled cast iron and, with a range of vivid colors to match any decor, doubles as an attractive serving dish
- Le Creuset cookware is sand-cast, painstakingly polished and finished by hand, then sprayed with two coats of enamel before being fired twice, resulting in beautiful cookware that conducts and retains heat with unparalleled efficiency
- Created just for Sur La Table, this set includes the pots and pans that every kitchen needs and nothing it doesn't
- Set includes 5½-quart French oven with lid, 9" skillet, 3½-quart braiser with lid, 3½-quart oval French oven with lid, square grill pan and 1¾-quart saucepan with lid
3. Sony 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
For the couple who loves snuggling up together binging on the latest Netflix hits or streaming their favorite Marvel movies, a Smart TV is a fantastic gift!
While the average LED TV isn’t nearly as pricey at it used to be, Smart TVs with 4K Ultra HD are still pretty far out of reach for many newlyweds.
I love this one because it’s big, beautiful and compatible with Alexa! Grab it in sizes all the way up to 85″ (just make sure their living room is big enough for it).
- BEYOND HIGH DEFINITION: 4K HDTV picture offers stunning clarity & high dynamic range color & detail
- ENHANCED QUALITY: With the X1 Extreme Processor enjoy controlled contrast & wide range of brightness
- PREMIUM DISPLAY: Enjoy vibrant colors with TRILUMINOS & clear on screen action with X Motion Clarity; Wall Mounting 300 x 300 millimeter
- VOICE COMPATIBILITY: 65 inch tv is compatible with Amazon Alexa & Google Home to change channels & more
- DIMENSIONS: Without stand: 57 x 32 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch, with stand: 57 x 35 3/8 x 11 3/4 inch
4. A One-of-a-Kind Piece of Art
Did you know that Amazon Handmade has a huge selection of original pieces by unique artists?
I am in love with the abstract infinity symbol pictured above. I think it’s such a meaningful and perfect gift, since love is infinite.
If that one doesn’t fit the couple’s tastes, though, you can find pieces for every style here.
5. Silver Serving Platter
Life may not always be served on a silver platter, but at least breakfast can be with this gorgeous tray!
Something like this will not only last throughout the couple’s life, but also makes a beautiful heirloom to pass down through generations.
In fact, I have my grandparents’ silver that they received when they were married way back in 1950, and I’ll pass it down to my son when he’s older.
Hopefully, he’ll pass it on to my own grandchildren (which he’ll have many, many years from now because he’s only 14 right now!).
- Made of high quality silver plate on brass
- Border decorated with hand cast mounts and hand finished
- Design inspired by the famous Francis I sterling collection
- Made in USA
- Can be personalized
6. Love Wins Same Sex Ketubah Expensive Wedding Gift for LGBT Couples
This beautiful handmade love wins “marriage contract” comes in a few different colors & styles, although I love the neutral colors of this one.
The artist created it in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages, and I think she did a stunning job.
It’s a truly unique and meaningful gift for a lesbian couple.
While it’s technically a Jewish custom, I think we can all agree that the Ketubah is a beautiful tradition for all unions.
7. Matching Handmade Celtic Wedding Bands for LGBT Couples
Typically, the couple would pick out and buy their own rings, but if their finances are too tight, you may want to step in and give them a hand.
This set of matching Celtic bands is absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful alternative to LGBT diamond wedding bands.
They’re made with 18K rose gold and simulate blue diamonds. Since each set is handmade, they’re truly unique.
8. Real Silk Sheets
While we’re on the topic of things every couple deserves to have but can rarely afford to buy themselves, let’s talk silk sheets!
They’re not only incredibly romantic (something they’ll appreciate on their wedding night), they’re also insanely comfortable.
These sets come in a dozen fantastic colors ranging from neutral white to brilliant blue.
- [4PC SILK SHEETS SET]: This silk bedding sheet sets include: 1x silk flat sheet(102"x110"), 1x silk fitted sheet(72"x84"+16"), 2x queen size oxford silk pillowcases(20"x30"+2")
- OEKO-TEX STANDARD: Oeko-tex 100 certified To Be Skin Friendly And Dyed With No Color Shading Or Fading; Offer Your Skin Second Protection: silk contains 18 kinds of amino acids which contains nearly same amino acids with human skin, so silk is also called as "Human's Second Skin".
- GIFT PACKED & CARE INSTRUCTION: It is a Decent and Beautiful Gift for Wedding, Birthday, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year for anyone you cherish. Easy Care: Hand or Machine Wash in 30 degree centigrade Cold Water on Most Gentle Cycle. Hang to Dry. Cool Iron. Can Also Be Dry Cleaned; Free Expedited Shipping Offered
- BENEFITS: [Temperature-Regulating]: Silk sheets help retain heat better than cotton, keeps body heat in cold night and relieve heat from outside while in hot summer time, keeps body cool and comfortable, ensuring you a deep sleep. [Slow-aging]: Breathable fabric won't take the moisture away from your skin. The high thread count fabric aims to produce a supremely fine surface for sleep that's ultra smooth against your skin and preventing wrinkles, and creating a strong/durable but soft texture.
- GAINED FROM SILKWORMS- MADE OF SKILLED WORKERS: LilySilk Raw silk is gained from silk cocoons, the undisputed best quality silk. That process takes about 2 months, about 2500 silk cocoons to produce just one pound of raw silk. Raw silk is the best level in silk offering many real silk benefits to users. This silk sheets are produced by skilled silk-workers with years experience in silk products producing. Also with 10+ colors available, we are confident you will love our soft silk sheets.
9. Smart Crock-Pot
Back to something a little more practical, a Smart Crock-Pot is a modern version of a traditional wedding gift.
Busy couples can toss ingredients into the pot before work, then adjust everything from time to temperature right from their phones on the go.
The roomy pot holds up to 6 quarts, so it’s fantastic for couples who love to host gatherings.
- Crock-Pot and Belkin, the innovator of WeMo, bring you a state-of-the-art slow cooker that's designed to provide remote access to your home appliances
- Adjust cooking time, temperature, shift to warm, or turn appliance on and off using the WeMo App from your smart device, or directly on the unit
- High and Low temperature settings, with Warm feature
- This appliance does not need to be connected to Wi-Fi in order to be used. Wi-Fi connection is necessary only when controlling appliance remotely
- Free WeMo app available for Apple (iOS 7 and higher) and Android (4.0 and higher) devices
10. High-value gift card
Sure, it may not sound like the most original or meaningful gift, but bear with me.
A high-value gift card is one of the most thoughtful gifts for a new couple with limited funds, especially if they’ve never lived away from their parents.
Setting up a new home isn’t cheap, and unless their guest list numbers in the thousands, they’ll never get everything they need at their wedding.
In fact, even if their guest list rivals the population of Rhode Island, they’ll soon discover that choosing ten different types of spatulas wasn’t the best use of their registry.
The key here is to make it a really high-value card. Go in with as many friends as possible and surprise them with a massive $1k+ gift card.
Trust me, they’ll think it’s just as meaningful as that silver serving platter!
- Gift Card is affixed inside a specialty pop-up card
- Gift Card has no fees and no expiration date
- No returns and no refunds on Gift Cards
- Gift Card is redeemable towards millions of items storewide at Amazon.com
- Scan and redeem any Gift Card with a mobile or tablet device via the Amazon App
Last update on 2019-10-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API