No matter how you’re connected to the couple—whether you’re the mother of the bride or a long-time friend of the groom—you’ve played a unique and important role in helping them reach this big day. Finding just the gift to express this unique connection can seem tricky within the traditional presents and registry options. To truly personalize your message, DIY wedding gifts show your love and support in a unique and easy-to-customize way.
Although registry gifts, cards and financial contributions are just as acceptable, the changing trends of gift etiquette and handmade presents allow each guest to celebrate this joyful day through artistic and personalized expression. Fill the newlyweds’ home with monogrammed accents that mark the big day or help them unwind after the event with candles and an elegant wine glasses.
No matter your selection, this list of DIY wedding gift ideas will uniquely show your love through effort, thought, and artistic inspiration.
1. Artist Designed Table Settings
Celebrate the happy couple with custom table settings made with unique artist designs. Perfect for their new home, this is the perfect wedding gift for a pair that loves to host dinner parties and get-togethers. We offer everything from salad plates and serving trays to cloth napkins, table runners, and more for a gift that celebrates their union and adds a personal touch to their home decor.
2. Cutting Board
Surprise the new family by etching their names and wedding date into a high-quality cutting board. Whether they use it to prepare family meals or as a cheese board when guests are over, this DIY wedding gift idea is ideal for the decades of holidays and hosting to come.
3. Throw Pillow
An easy DIY project is designing a throw pillow for the newlyweds. With Shutterfly, you can customize pillows with their new monogram or a favorite photo that they love. This wedding present is the perfect way to honor their special day.
4. His & Her Coffee Mugs
Help them start their mornings off right with his and her coffee mugs featuring the couple’s names or nicknames. You can customize all sorts of mugs like ceramic, latte, color changing, and more with photos and text to make a wedding gift that doubles as a special keepsake. Pair it with their favorite coffee to make it a truly thoughtful wedding gift they’ll appreciate.
5. Throw Blankets
A custom photo blanket is the perfect addition to their home decor. This DIY wedding gift idea is sure to impress as it can be personalized with their favorite sayings, photos, and in a range of different blanket materials.
6. Wall Art
Honor this special moment in time with a new piece of high-quality custom wall art. Take their most cherished photos — like their engagement photos or a picture from the night they met — and transform it into a piece of wall art they’ll treasure forever. From canvas prints and metal wall art to photo tiles, framed prints, and more you have so many options when making this special gift for the newly married couple.
7. Picnic Blanket
The perfect DIY wedding gift idea is a picnic blanket that encourages new ideas for dates and romantic outings. Choose from our range of artist designed picnic blankets that are great for the outdoors, safe in the grass, and durable for picnics.
8. Tea Towels
Help the new couple add a touch of elegance to their home with these kitchen towels that you can customize with their photo or monogram.
9. Wine Stoppers
Perfect for a post-wedding wine party, add a custom congratulations message, photo, or their wedding date to a wine stopper that keep your wine or spirits fresh in a stylish way.
An easy DIY gift for the wedding is customizing glassware for their home bar. From stemless wine glasses to pint glasses, beer steins, and more — our selection of bar accessories makes a great DIY wedding gift idea or a housewarming gift if they’re moving into a new place together.
11. Luggage Tags
Send off the newlyweds in style with a set of both practical and stylish luggage tags. Customize colors and design while including personal information to streamline their travels.
12. Photo Coasters
13. Christmas Ornaments
Celebrate their union with personalized Christmas ornaments they can hang on their tree during their first holiday season as a married couple. Add their photo and wedding date to add a personal touch to this holiday keepsake.
14. Wedding Photo Album
Help the couple elegantly display their wedding memories with a durable and professionally laid out wedding photo album. This makes a perfect traditional gift for your daughter or son who has just tied the knot.
15. Customized Home Doormat
Perfect for your entryway, kitchen, fireplace, garage, front porch, or laundry room, a personalized doormat is unique gift perfect for keeping your home clean and looking fabulous. Choose a design that complements their home decor or add photos, a monogram, or a fun special message to make it completely their own.
16. Photo Collage
Arrange a collection of their most memorable images—either from your friendship or their wedding day—and arrange in a classic framed print, picture frame, or collage poster. This personalized gift makes a great centerpiece above a mantle or on a photo wall.
A great wedding gift for the bride is personalized jewelry that captures this special moment in her life. We offer lockets, necklaces, bracelets, and charms that she can wear daily to cherish the memories of her incredible wedding day.
Turn a favorite photo of the bride and groom into a fun jigsaw puzzle they can put together during a low-key day night or a game night with friends and family members. Add one single photo or a photo collage that they’ll watch come to life as they put the pieces together.
If you are looking for a wedding present, we have many photo candle designs specifically for a big day. They can also be customized with photos of the happy couple. Alternatively, these candles can also be given as party favors to wedding guests.
20. Tote Bags
Great for the bride to carry around her essentials on her wedding day or afterward on her honeymoon, a custom tote bag designed with her favorite snapshots, her monogram, or a quote she loves is a great DIY wedding gift idea for her.
Final Thoughts on DIY Wedding Gift Ideas
Both passionate crafters and budding artists can explore the countless options of personalized, DIY, and handmade wedding gifts. What’s more, creating the gift itself will add to the energy of celebration and excitement as the wedding draws near. Explore this list of ideas to personalize your gifts before diving into your next project, this time with your favorite couple in mind.