It is super helpful to buy off the couples’ registry. After all, it’s what they want, and it’s one of the only occasions (the wedding, that is) where the guests of honor are telling you exactly what they want. But sometimes, you want to get creative, be a little surprising, catch them off guard. We get it, and we have some great ideas for all types of couples out there, from foodies to athletes. Here are 10 unusual but great shower gifts that are sure to make them happy, yet unique enough that they won’t get duplicates.
UNUSUAL BUT GREAT SHOWER GIFTS FOR AVID READERS
Many people have increased their reading habits since the pandemic hit and for the couple enjoying all the latest bestsellers, Fly Paper Products makes great gifts. Paired with a gift certificate to Bookshop, you’ll be supporting local book stores and they’ll be able to stock up on great reads for their honeymoon too.
FOR THE FASHIONISTA
Perfect for the honeymoon, this bag screams “I’m still living my wedding” while being cute at the same time. Mod Party makes this bag and others that are a great gift for a wedding shower, like this clutch purse that is a more formal option just perfect for the big day itself.
UNUSUAL BUT GREAT SHOWER GIFT FOR FOODIES
For friends who know all the latest food brands and trends, a gift like gourmet peanut butters is a great treat. This sampler from Uncommon Goods includes flavors such as Peanut Butter, White and Dark Chocolate & Cranberries, and there are 5 more! Perfect for snacking in many ways, introduce them to a treat they never knew they craved. This is certainly one of many unusual but great shower gifts.
FOR A COUPLES’ SHOWER
If you’re going to a couples’ shower, you’ll want to give a unisex gift. These cityscape pillows make for great neutral décor and come in various cities. Whether it’s where they met or where they live now, they’ll be sure to enjoy these thoughtful home décor items by Anne Cate.
UNUSUAL BUT GREAT GIFTS FOR COLLEGE SWEETHEARTS
Sure, you can get them school memorabilia, like sweatshirts, socks, and hats, but they probably have all of that already. This College Town Stadium Art from Uncommon Goods is unique and super cool. Available in 14 cities and made in Ohio, this is artwork they can keep for a long time.
FOR THE COVID BRIDE
Pair it with a home subscription to Bean Box, a selection of gourmet coffees, and she’ll love it even more.
SHOWER GIFT FOR THE TRAVEL LOVER
There will come a time when we can travel again. And whether the bride takes a flight or a long road trip, this 100% Cotton Travel Blanket Set by Pink Lemonade is cozy, comfy and a creative shower gift she’ll use again and again. Available in multiple color options.
UNUSUAL SHOWER GIFT FOR THE WINE LOVER
Sure, conventionally, you can get them wine glasses off their registry list, but what about pairing it with these all-natural vegan soaps from Uncommon Goods that have blended notes from red and white varieties and complementary scents and oils? Best relaxation gift ever, a bottle of vino to imbibe on during a bath, and the perfect suds that have the subtle fragrances of the wines that inspired them to go with it.
FOR THE CHEF
Again, more than likely there are a lot of items on the registry for the couple that likes to cook, but these heart-shaped wooden serving spoons are so cute and sure to be unusual but great shower gifts. Use to present a stylish salad, you can have them personalized which makes them extra special.