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Need some ideas for practical wedding gifts to buy when a couple doesn’t have a registry? We’ve got you covered! All of the ideas below are just perfect for samesex weddings as well as opposite-sex couples. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Our Top Pick

indoor grill

If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to read the full list, grab your favorite couple an Indoor Grill! It’s practical for foodies as well as novice cooks alike!

Techwood Smokeless Grill 1500W indoor Grill with Tempered Glass Lid, Compact & Portable Non-stick BBQ Grill, Turbo Smoke Extractor Technology, Drip Tray& Removable Plate
  • [♨ Heats up Quickly & Precise Control] - Techwood smokeless grill with a LED accurate digital temperature control, allow you getting the cooking temperature correct from 220° F to 450° F. Maintains that constant temperature throughout the entire cooking process. Your food will be grilled to perfection under the high temperature from the grill heat with an authentic char-grilled texture and BBQ grill marks. Evenly Grilled, Tasty, Juicy and Browned results.
  • [♨ Indoor Smokeless Searing] - This indoor smokeless grill is adopted advanced airflow technology and hidden fan, virtually all hot smoke is reduced allowing you to grill all your food indoors without the smell of smoke polluting your entire apartment or home. You can enjoy grilled steak, Bacon, Burgers, Fish, Kabobs, Sausages, Pork Chops, Chicken and more to perfection Year-Round! Effortlessly!
  • [♨ Health & Delicious BBQ] - Techwood powerful electric smokeless indoor grill cooks delicious and evenly grilled food without heavy charcoal or propane tank. The smokeless grill has a nonstick cooking surface that collects & drains any excess grease into a removable drip tray. This keeps the flavor in and the fat out for healthier, leaner, smokeless and delicious cooking.
  • [♨ Dishwasher Safe & Easy Cleaning] - Food slides right off the non-stick surface making clean up scrub-free! Clean up your electric grill in less than a minute! Grill plate and drip tray can be removed and washed in the dishwasher even wash it by hands, makes clean-up a breeze! That’s another application for removable grill plates and drip tray. Cleaning a grill has never been easier.
  • [♨ Promise & Quality Assurance] - Techwood electric smokeless grill is built-in overheat protection, automatically shutting off if the internal temperature gets too high. In addition, our electric grill is equipped with VIP support service, offer a outstanding 60-day hassle-free return policy & 36-month promise. Our products are all covered by Product Liability Insurance of United States. For details, please refer to the instruction manual.

10 Perfectly Practical Wedding Gifts for Couples Without a Registry

Buying a wedding gift is never easy, and if the couple doesn’t have a registry, then you may be left without any kind of inspiration. Happily, we thought of some practical wedding gifts you should consider, so you can be sure that your present will actually be useful to the new couple.

While you can just run with the ideas and shop on your own if you prefer, we’ve also given you our top pick from each one so you can shop right from this list!

FYI, this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, we earn a small commission at no extra charge to you. 

1. Picnic Set

Practical Wedding Gifts picnic set

If the couple is a fan of the outdoors, then a picnic set can be the best choice. These usually have everything they need in order to have a meal on the go, and it’s something they will actually get to use. 

You can get them a classic picnic set, or even go for a vintage, hand made one, especially if they like to have that atmosphere around them. We love this one on Amazon, though. It comes with everything they’ll need in a convenient backpack.

Hap Tim - Waterproof Picnic Backpack for 4 Person with Cutlery Set, Cooler Compartment, Detachable Bottle/Wine Holder, Fleece Blanket, Plates for Picnic Time(Gray)
  • STYLISH & LUXURY - This picnic backpack looks fashional and it reliably holds all your essential items for an outdoor picnic party - Easy to carry with handsfree. Be proud to present for any occasion!
  • HIGH QUALITY & DURABLE - Made of high quality Nylon garment fabric with PU back coating(stronger and much better than polyester,high strength, high wear resistance,good resistance to deformation,comfortable,anti-water material),non-fraying stitching, and strong zippers means you’ll have a bag that lasts for years.
  • PREMIUM PICNIC SUPPLIES - Cutlery set includes 4×(stainless steel knives, forks, spoons, dinner plates, cotton napkins, wine glasses ) & 1×cheese/butter knife & 1×bottle opener & 2×Salt/pepper shakers & 1×plastic chopping board, + Waterproof back fleece picnic blanket,size 45x53 inch
  • OVERSIZED STORAGE COMPARTMENT + SIDE BOTTLE/WINE COOLER - Picnic food storage compartment is 15% bigger than competitors with premium insulation lining for foods to stay warm or cooler longer,A detachable big side zipper closure insulated bottle/wine cooler to carry a large bottle of wine/water securely
  • GUARANTEE DETAILS - Satisfaction Guaranteed, 30 days free exchange and returns plus 185 days warranty.

2. Candle Set

candle set

A candle set is the perfect gift for those zen friends of yours, who like to have as many Hygge moments as possible. You can get them a personalized set with custom labels, or just something super fancy so they always have a choice. You can find many options, in different sizes and scents, so you don’t have to worry about the selection.

I just love this handmade Chakra set from Etsy. They’re supposed to balance the chakras. However, if the couple isn’t really into that, the colors are absolutely beautiful, so it’s still a wonderful idea!

FUNK FREE Chakra SeT 7 BeeSwax Candles Hand-poured NonToxic | Etsy
$28.80

BEESWAX & ALL Natural Wax Chime Candlestick Style Candles, HANDMADE BY US IN USA

4" TALL X 1.25" WIDE each. Paraffin free, Lead free and Body Safe

3. Memory box

memory box Practical Wedding Gifts

A memory box is the perfect gift for any couple. They can store pictures, little objects and even letters from the best moments of their lives. It can be a wonderful idea, and the couple will definitely use it in order to store all these things. Additionally, you can ever customize it with a cute phrase or image to mark the moment they received it.

Ginger Ray Natural Wood with White Text Wedding Day Memory Box Rustic Country
  • The perfect way to keep your most precious wedding memories safe in our wedding keepsake box
  • Memory box measures 28cm W x 13.5cm H
  • Keep all of your wedding memories safe in one place to look back on for years to come.
  • Package Dimensions: 15.3 L x 42.0 H x 30.5 W (centimeters)

4. Cheese Board Set

cheese board Practical Wedding Gifts

A cheese board set can be a great idea for that fancy couple of friends you have. There are a top of options available, and you can choose something to match their personalities or existing decorations. It can be simple or personalized, or with a lot of fancy accessories one may need. 

MABES WAREHOUSE White Astilbe 50 Seeds - Astilbe Chinensis Pumila, Organic Fresh Seeds Non-GMO, Indoor/Outdoor Seed for Planting Home Garden
  • GOOD QUALITY SEEDS - You're buying MABES WAREHOUSE White Astilbe 50 Seeds - Astilbe Chinensis Pumila, Organic Fresh Seeds Non-GMO, Indoor/Outdoor Seed For Planting Home Garden
  • BE PREPARED - Some Seeds can be somewhat difficult to germinate - much patience and time may be required - please don't be wondering why the seeds have not germinated after short periods of time. This is normal. Several time will be needed for some seeds.
  • SHIPPING: Most of the products will be ship within 24 - 48 hours excluding holidays or backordered products. Please always make sure your shipping address is accurate.
  • PERFECT FOR GARDEN - Plant & watch them grow in garden, pot & more. In a rare case of broken on arrival, Buyers must take a clear picture immediately of the plants in unopened bag condition and send the photo to my message the same day of delivery. After I receive the clear photo, I will decide either give you a refund or replacement.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - If you do not satisfy with the purchase, please do not leave negative/neutral feedback. Contact us for solution. We will try our best to fix the problem as soon as possible.

5. Date Night Box

Date night box

A date night box is something for every couple to look forward too. Its purpose is to store all the ideas the couple may have about dates. They usually come with printed papers, and then the couple can choose from their own ideas. It’s all about having something for both parts, and getting to experience it!

Alternatively, you can give them a box that’s already filled with ideas, like this one! It comes with 52 sealed envelopes. The couple picks one at random and voila, instant date night idea! It comes with 5 blank cards so they can add their own.

"A Year of Dates " Date Night Cards

52 sealed envelopes, with 51 date ideas to help inspire a different date each week. The 52nd is empty and means a week off! Also included are 5 blank cards and unsealed envelopes so that couples an add in date ideas unique to themselves. All date ideas are suitable for any couple, regardless of gender.

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6. Mail organizer

Practical Wedding Gifts mail organizer

A mail organizer is what’s missing from many households, and it can be quite useful when you need a good method to store all the letters you receive. You can also get one for the newlyweds, and help them keep everything organized. 

These come in so many different styles, so you can find something that they’ll love. Personally, I like this rustic entryway organizer! It holds mail, keys, dog leashes, and more.

Spiretro Wall Mount Entryway Mail Envelope Organizer, Key Holder Hooks, Leash Hanging, Coat Rack, Letter & Newspaper Storage, Ornament Home Decorative Floating Shelf, Country Rustic Torched Wood-Grey
  • Great for entryway space organizing and wall decorative. Features 3 chrome metal hooks for key holder, dog leash Hanging, coat & hat Rack; 1 small shelf to display small succulent, sunglasses, accessories ornament; 1 slot to storage mails, letters, newspaper or more.
  • A creative blend of rich, handy craft farmhouse rustic torched wood and industrial metal hooks blends to create a country piece with a modern feel. ***Color maybe variance due to it's handy made by natural wood!
  • Perfect size to build on wall in Entrance, hallway, foyer, closet, mudroom. Approximate Dimensions (in inches): Large 16.5” W x 4.5” D x 9.75" H.
  • Wall mounting screws and anchors hardware included for easy quick installation. No assembly required.
  • Durable, smart, and functional wooden entryway organization. You can gain a refund should you not be satisfied with the quality. Order with confidence, click and add to cart now!

7. Digital Photo Frame

digital photo frame practical wedding gifts

While a beautiful standard photo frame makes a wonderful idea, for a high-tech couple consider grabbing them this digital frame. It comes in different styles and colors, and beautifully rotates through all of their favorite digitalized memories. They can even send photos to it from their smartphone.

Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch, Share Moments Instantly via E-Mail or App
  • GIFT THE TOP-SELLING FRAME AND STAY CONNECTED: Share photos and videos from your phone or by email to the Nixplay frame, wherever it is; A great gift for new parents, grandparents, newlyweds, college kids or families separated by distance
  • SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEO (UP TO 15 SEC.) PRIVATELY, SAFELY: Send photos and photo playlists to your loved ones' frames and invite others to share pictures to your frame; Create a photo-sharing network for your family that's private, secure, and GDPR and CCPA-compliant
  • MANAGE THE FRAME USING YOUR PHONE: The Nixplay App for iOS and Android gives you full control over your frame; Connect to Google Photos to ensure your frame is always up to date; Dropbox, Facebook and Instagram also supported from website
  • A WALL-MOUNTABLE SMART FRAME THAT IS TRULY SMART: 1280x800 HD IPS display auto adjusts to portrait or landscape placement; Motion sensor turns the frame on/off automatically; Works with Amazon Alexa, just ask for the playlist you want
  • SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT: Our Customer Service team is here to help should you have questions about your Nixplay Smart Frame; We have hundreds of thousands of happy customers, and we want to do everything we can to make you happy with your frame

8. Indoor Grill

indoor grill practical wedding gifts

Indoor grills are such an awesome practical gift idea! Not everyone has a backyard or even a balcony for outdoor grills, so this lets them enjoy the delicious taste of BBQ right in their own kitchen. This one is totally smokeless and highly rated!

Techwood Smokeless Grill 1500W indoor Grill with Tempered Glass Lid, Compact & Portable Non-stick BBQ Grill, Turbo Smoke Extractor Technology, Drip Tray& Removable Plate
  • [♨ Heats up Quickly & Precise Control] - Techwood smokeless grill with a LED accurate digital temperature control, allow you getting the cooking temperature correct from 220° F to 450° F. Maintains that constant temperature throughout the entire cooking process. Your food will be grilled to perfection under the high temperature from the grill heat with an authentic char-grilled texture and BBQ grill marks. Evenly Grilled, Tasty, Juicy and Browned results.
  • [♨ Indoor Smokeless Searing] - This indoor smokeless grill is adopted advanced airflow technology and hidden fan, virtually all hot smoke is reduced allowing you to grill all your food indoors without the smell of smoke polluting your entire apartment or home. You can enjoy grilled steak, Bacon, Burgers, Fish, Kabobs, Sausages, Pork Chops, Chicken and more to perfection Year-Round! Effortlessly!
  • [♨ Health & Delicious BBQ] - Techwood powerful electric smokeless indoor grill cooks delicious and evenly grilled food without heavy charcoal or propane tank. The smokeless grill has a nonstick cooking surface that collects & drains any excess grease into a removable drip tray. This keeps the flavor in and the fat out for healthier, leaner, smokeless and delicious cooking.
  • [♨ Dishwasher Safe & Easy Cleaning] - Food slides right off the non-stick surface making clean up scrub-free! Clean up your electric grill in less than a minute! Grill plate and drip tray can be removed and washed in the dishwasher even wash it by hands, makes clean-up a breeze! That’s another application for removable grill plates and drip tray. Cleaning a grill has never been easier.
  • [♨ Promise & Quality Assurance] - Techwood electric smokeless grill is built-in overheat protection, automatically shutting off if the internal temperature gets too high. In addition, our electric grill is equipped with VIP support service, offer a outstanding 60-day hassle-free return policy & 36-month promise. Our products are all covered by Product Liability Insurance of United States. For details, please refer to the instruction manual.

9. Organic Towels in Neutral Colors

Coyuchi Cloud Loom Towels | Certified Luxury Organic Cotton Towels

Something I think we all learn on laundry day is that you can never have too many towels! While his and his or hers and hers personalized towels are super cute, these organic ones in neutral colors are a bit more practical. They’re sold as single towels and washcloths or complete sets!

Coyuchi Cloud Loom Organic Cotton Towels
$198.00 (for set)
  • Made from 100% organic cotton grown and woven in Turkey
  • Plush long-loop Turkish terry
  • Hemmed at the sides
  • Finished with smooth sateen-woven edges
  • Organic Bath Towels are GOTS certified


10. Gift Card That They Can Use Anywhere

Visa gift card practical wedding gifts

Gift cards make wonderfully practical wedding gifts as long as you choose one that they can use anywhere. Visa is a great option! Amazon gift cards are wonderful, too, as long as you know the couple shops there (some don’t due to ethical concerns).

$100 Visa Gift Card (plus $5.95 Purchase Fee)
  • This card is non-reloadable. No expiration of funds. No cash or ATM access. Cards are shipped ready to use.
  • This card can be used in the U.S. only, online or in stores, where Visa debit cards are accepted. Your Amazon.com Balance cannot be used to purchase Visa gift cards.
  • A one-time $5.95 purchase fee applies at the time of purchase. No fees after purchase (including dormancy, service or other fees).
  • This item is not eligible for refund or return. Available for sale within the United States only (not available to Puerto Rico residents). Additional shipping restrictions apply to Hawaii, Kansas, New Mexico, South Dakota, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, and West Virginia.
  • Do not provide any gift card details (such as the claim code) to someone you do not know or trust. There are a variety of scams in which fraudsters try to trick others into paying with gift cards. We want to make sure our customers are aware of potential scams that may involve asking for payment using gift cards. See "Be Informed" link at the top of the page to learn more.
Need some ideas for practical wedding gifts to buy when a couple doesn't have a registry? We've got you covered! Check out 10 that we love!

I know, it’s hard to find practical wedding gifts, but as long as you know the couple, then you will be able to make the best choice possible! If you don’t know them well, then go with the gift card or even just cash. No one ever returns cash!

What are some of your favorite practical wedding gifts? Share below!

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