20 Non-Cliché Wedding Gifts They'll Actually Use

Let's skip the blender this time, okay?

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Forget the bride and groom (or two brides or two grooms), weddings are arguably more stressful for the guests—especially when you have no idea what to get the couple who has everything. There are a lot of factors that go into picking out a wedding gift: Are you actually attending the wedding? Skipping out because you can't afford that ticket to Hawaii? Gifting the present to your close friend? Splitting it between you and your partner? But no matter what, you want to get them something standout that won't be re-gifted. Ahead, in ascending order of expensiveness, find 20 off-registry gifts they'll love (and actually use) no matter where you fall on the wedding guest list.

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For the Hopeless Romantics
'Useless Magic: Lyrics and Poetry'
Amazon
$35.00
$23.79 (32% off)

Florence Welch is the living embodiment of romanticism with her soulful lyrics and Earth-friendly bohemian style. Welch's first published book—which encompasses her beautiful lyrics and poetry—is the perfect gift to give in the spirit of romance, and a more affordable option if you're not attending the wedding. Bonus if the couple chose a Florence + The Machine wedding song.

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For Astrology Junkies
Star Map
PosterHaste
$29.00

The personalization options are endless on this cool astrology star map that can reflect the universe's placement on the couple's first date, wedding day, or a special event during their relationship. It's written in the stars, after all.

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For the Caffeine Addicts
Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker
Bodum Amazon
$50.00
$39.83 (20% off)

Never met a French press I didn't like. Be responsible for less-grouchy mornings and give the pair this beautiful coffee maker that looks like a piece of decor when it's not working its early-a.m. magic.

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For Good Vibes All Around
MOGU Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Diffuser Speaker
MOGU Urban Outfitters
$60.00

As much as everyone loves a good candle, step up your game and gift the new couple with this bluetooth-enabled oil diffuser and speaker. It comes with a bottle of lavender oil too, so they can use it right away to de-stress from the wedding chaos. That's three gifts in one, so who's the real winner here?

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For the Homebodies
Hammam Towels
Brooklinen
$65.00

Brooklinen's bedding, sheets, and towels are known for being incredibly high quality, especially for the price, and these Instagram-worthy Turkish bath towels are no exception. One side is smooth and the other is terry for easy absorbency.

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For the Nature Lovers
Abbot Mini Planter
Lulu and Georgia
$68.00

Encourage them to test their parental instincts with this concrete modern mini planter. Just make sure you don't get blamed when one of them inevitably kills the plant. 

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For the Foodies
Nina Marble Cheese Board
Anthropologie
$68.00

Make them invite you over for dinner after you give them this top-rated gorgeous marble cheese board. 

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For the Selfie-Obsessed
Polaroid Snap Instant Digital Camera
Polaroid Amazon
$76.99

Help the newlyweds capture their honeymoon memories with this digital camera that instantly prints polaroids (technology!) ink-free. This could also be a fun shower gift, so that the couple has it to take their own snaps of themselves and their friends at the reception.

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For the Design Aficionados
'The Big Book of Chic'
Assouline
$85.00

Assouline's The Big Book of Chic curates design inspo for days from internationally-acclaimed interior designer Miles Redd. The photography-driven coffee table book is something the couple might hesitate to splurge on on their own, which makes it the perfect gift from their good friend, you.

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For the Wine Connoisseurs
Tack Storage Wine Rack
Anthropologie
$98.00

If they can easily decipher between their merlots and their cabernets, great, but they're going to need a place to store them. That's where this hanging iron wine rack comes in handy. Throw in a bottle of nectar of the gods to top off their collection if you're feeling really generous.

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For the Practical Couple
Deco Marble Umbrella Stand
West Elm
$119.00

Unless you think umbrellas are a sham, the best thing you could do for a new couple is gift them a deco marble umbrella stand. It will prevent future arguments about the wet mess they left on the floor, and look c-h-i-c next to the doorway. 

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For the Bad and Boozy
Metal Mirrored Rolling Bar Cart
CRYSTAL ART GALLERY Nordstrom
$149.00

Depending on the crowd, the couple will likely have an extra bottle or two leftover from the reception, which is why they'll need this chic two-tiered rolling bar cart to store them on. It's also a great place to display books and flowers.

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For Fitness Junkies
Pro 900 Series
Nutribullet Bloomingdales
$79.99

No, it's not a blender—it's better. Make them a "healthy couple" with this powerful nine-piece NutriBullet set that includes a 136-page recipe book and a 32-page pocket nutritionist.

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For Paranoid Couples
Nest Security Camera
Nest Amazon
$175.00

No, this top-rated indoor camera isn't a gag gift. It's actually quite a smart investment for the couple who wants to keep an eye on their dog while they're at work or be on the lookout for ghosts.

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For the Organizers
Grosvenor Ring Box
Smythson
$180.00

What's a wedding ring without a place to store it? This special ring box from Smythson that's bound with soft nubuck lining will forever be a reminder of their special day.

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For the Tech Nerds
Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
Oculus Amazon
$199.00

It's called Oculus and chill, ever heard of it? Help the probably-overwhelmed couple take a break from reality with this Oculus Go that provides more than 1,000 3-D virtual reality games and experiences.

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For the Music Lovers
Crosley Snap Record Player
West Elm
$199.00

Add some great tunes—and style—to their new home with a Crosley record player. If you're feeling generous, buy them one of their favorite artists' records to go with it. (Cough cough, Adele.) 

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For the R&R Enthusiasts
Waffle Robe
Parachute
$119.00

When the honeymoon is over and reality kicks in, they'll feel like they're still on vacation whenever they put on these lightweight Parachute waffle robes. It doesn't have to be matchy-matchy either—the soft robe comes in grey and tan. (Remember, you'll have to buy two, which is why this is further down the list in terms of price.)

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For the World Travelers
The Bigger Carry-On
Away Travel
$245.00

If you don't want to spend $450 on Away's two-piece luggage set, pick a color they'll both love and give them a chic suitcase they can easily share when traveling together or separately. Each piece comes with a built-in charger and the option to personalize the luggage with stickers.

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For the Entertainers
Baies Indoor and Outdoor Scented Candle
Diptyque Net-a-Porter
$325.00

You know they would never buy a $325 massive Diptyque candle on their own, which is why it was clearly created as the perfect wedding gift. The cult-favorite candle is fit for both the indoors and outdoors, and it doubles as an accent piece. Their home will smell fresh with a sweet mix of floral and earth scents in no time. 

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