Are you looking for the best wedding gifts that last forever? You’ve come to the right place! In this blog post, you’ll find heirloom wedding gifts that last a lifetime. Be sure to subscribe for FREE for updates to your inbox!
Finding wedding gifts that aren’t money, are useful to the couple, and last a lifetime sounds like an impossible feat.
And I wanted to prove it was possible, so I made this list. In it, I’m sharing the most popular wedding gifts that last a lifetime to prove they do exist, they’re not as expensive as you may think, and they’re an incredible alternative to the same old registry towels, appliances, and fine china.
These heirloom gift ideas will be useful to the couple in a variety of ways. Some are wedding gifts that are useful on the big day itself and for years to come; others are heirloom wedding gifts that will last a lifetime and be passed down for generations.
I hope this helps you pick out the perfect present for your favorite soon-to-be wedded couple. Let’s get started!
Wedding Gifts That Will Last Forever
1. Keepsake Wedding Shadowbox, $49
The newlyweds can use this shadowbox to hold their precious wedding day keepsakes after the wedding. It is engraved on the top and features elegant wood and a glass panel for viewing its contents.
This shadowbox is an ideal space to hold preserved wedding flowers, the boutonniere, bridal jewelry, the garter, gloves, a copy of the invitation, your champagne cork, and more — all heirlooms in their own regard.
Handmade by TheBearAndTheBsCo.
2. Anniversary Journal, $45
Celebrate each wedding anniversary milestone in this keepsake gift book, thoughtfully created by Duncan & Stone Paper Co. It features 189 pages to capture everything about the couple’s journey: how they met, the engagement story, the wedding day, and anniversaries celebrated to come.
These days, passing down stories in written form is a lost art. You can help the couple capture their unique tales and remember them always in this heirloom wedding gift that will last a lifetime. Of all the gifts on this list, I think this book is the most likely to be passed down to generations. What a beautiful concept. You can get it here.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This book also makes an exceptional 1st anniversary gift, which is traditionally paper.
3. Wedding Clutch Made from Bridal Gown, $110+
What a beautiful idea: a bridal clutch for the wedding day, repurposed from the fabric of a wedding dress.
It is a unique way to keep a bridal gown in the family: you could use the material from your grandmother’s dress, your mother’s dress, etc. It will be an instant heirloom wedding gift that will last a lifetime. It will also make a perfect Something Old for the bride on her wedding day. By CutieGirlie.
4. Cutting Board Engraved with Handwritten Recipe, $46
Give the couple a wedding gift that is useful, although they may prefer to display this one instead! This heirloom cutting board makes a keepsake wedding gift that will last a lifetime with a recipe from a loved one. The handwritten recipe card you submit is engraved onto beautiful wood to create a cutting board unlike any other.
You can get yours made at WillowBeeSigns.
5. Keepsake Vow Books, $26+
A pair of memento vow books make a wedding gift that will last a lifetime. The couple writes their wedding vows inside, reads from them at the ceremony, and cherishes them as a gift that will last a lifetime from their wedding day.
These are beautifully handmade by RebeccaGreenDesign as miniature works of art.
You can customize the colors, ribbons, and more. See more designs here.
6. Engraved Wooden Ring Box, $33+
This unique ring box is a wedding gift that is useful for the ceremony, as the Ring Bearer carries the rings down the aisle.
After the big day, the couple can hold rings for safe-keeping when needed (cleaning, working out, painting, etc.) inside the elegant box. It has a unique flip-top and room for three rings inside: the engagement ring and two wedding bands. It is lovingly handmade and engraved with the couple’s names and their wedding date. This is one of the best wedding gifts that last forever.
This ring box is handmade with love by MUUJEE.
7. Wedding Video Book, $48.99
Just as unique as it sounds, this heirloom video book is a different wedding gift concept the couple will love to playback for years to come.
It holds up to 20 minutes of memorable video and has a unique cover to keep it secure. This is one of the best wedding gifts that last forever with a video to watch and sound to listen to for years to come. Find out how it works here.
8. Ceramic Bowl with Family Recipe, $220
Here is another unique wedding gift that will last a lifetime: a handmade ceramic bowl by artist MarieMartinCeramics with your family’s recipe included on the side of it in beautiful raised lettering.
You can buy it here.
9. Personalized Wedding Day Forks, $28
This is one of the wedding gifts that are useful on the wedding day itself and for anniversaries to come! The couple can use the forks for the cake cutting at the wedding, then for celebrating with desserts at all of life’s milestones. This is a beautiful heirloom wedding gift that can be passed down to generations for future nuptials.
10. Pebble Art, $84+
Give the couple a gift they don’t already own: pebble art, made in their likeness.
11. Folded Book Art, $85+
The art of Bookami, a method of folding book pages to create visual letters and numbers, is a unique one. Give the couple a gift they won’t find on a registry with this keepsake book, which can be made from a favorite title (fan of Harry Potter, perhaps?) Get it here.
Handmade with love and serious skill by BooksandTimbers.
12. Embroidered Wedding Quilt, $69.99
A quilt is a beloved wedding gift through the ages and will stand the test of time. If you want an heirloom wedding gift that will last a lifetime, a quilt is a beautiful one to consider. It will keep the couple warm, their pets warm, their possible future children warm. It’s all warm, cozy… all the feels. :)
You can customize the embroidery on the quilt, including the couple’s names, the wedding date, etc. Made by TinyHeirloomStitches.
Now that you know the best wedding gifts that last forever, it’s time to shop for your favorite couple. Perhaps you even found an item on this list that sparks creativity and you’d like to purchase it for yourself. I know the recipe cutting board is a unique concept I love, and the anniversary journal is a gift every couple should have. It can be such a beautiful memento to look back on the years shared together, the memories made, and the goals you create and reach as you grow old together.
Where to Shop Wedding Gifts That Last
You can find the stores listed below in order of appearance for convenience.
• Unique Shadowbox: The Bear and the B’s Co.
• Anniversary Journal: Duncan & Stone Paper Co.
• Keepsake Clutch: Cutie Girlie
• Recipe Cutting Board: Willow Bee Signs
• Memento Vow Books: RebeccaGreenDesign
• Engraved Ring Box: MUUJEE
• Wedding Video Book: TheHeirloomStore
• Ceramic Recipe Bowl: Marie Martin Ceramics
• Engraved Cake Forks: Lorelei Vella
• Pebble Art Work: Joyful Pebble Art
• Folded Book Art: Books and Timbers
• Embroidered Wedding Quilt: TinyHeirloomStitches
I hope this list helps you pick the perfect wedding present that is useful and passed down for a lifetime!
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