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15 gifts to send someone whose wedding was cancelled

Because yes, you should still get them a present.

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A lot of things have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak—including weddings. But does that mean your wedding gift should be cancelled, too? Probably not. In fact, a present is probably exactly what the bride and groom need to lift their spirits during this time. If you were invited to a wedding that has since been cancelled (or postponed or live-streamed), here are 15 great gifts to send to the newlyweds, from the best kitchen appliances to the coziest home goods.

1. The best Instant Pot

Instant Pot
Credit: Reviewed/Betsey Goldwasser

Let this gadget cook for you.

Since your friends likely aren't going anywhere anytime soon, homemade meals are going to be pretty common (if not necessary). So they'll appreciate the Instant Pot Ultra, which we chose as the number one multi-cooker out there. It has 10 different cook settings (from slow cooking to pressure cooking to steaming) and can have a meal that usually takes an hour on the table in just 20 minutes.

Get the Instant Pot Ultra from Amazon for $149.95

2. This top-rated robot vacuum

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Credit: Eufy

Vacuuming doesn't have to be such a chore.

Cleaning is always important—but right now it's more necessary than ever for obvious reasons. Fortunately, robot vacuums exist to help take some of the work off your couple friends' shoulders. Our experts found the Eufy RoboVac to be one of the best thanks to its powerful dirt pickup (on all different floor surfaces!) and the fact that it's so quiet, you'll barely know it's there.

Get the Eufy RoboVac 11S from Amazon for $219.99

3. This iconic stand mixer

KitchenAid
Credit: Reviewed/Jackson Ruckar

You really can't go wrong with a KitchenAid mixer.

Arguably one of the most popular wedding gifts ever, a KitchenAid stand mixer is almost always a good idea. Especially now, when your friends will have a lot more time to spend in the kitchen. They can use their mixer to do everything from bake cookies to make homemade pasta thanks to its variety of interchangeable attachments. And, according to its thousands of reviews and our experts, the KitchenAid is incredibly durable and will last for years and years to come.

Get the KitchenAid 5-Qt Artisan Series Stand Mixer from Amazon for $299

4. These fluffy towels

Fieldcrest Towel
Credit: Reviewed/Camryn Rabideau

Every bathroom needs a few of these spa-worthy towels.

Those threadbare towels your friends have owned since college just aren't going to cut it in married life—particularly in the current times, when personal hygiene is top priority. Upgrade their stash with these super plush bath towels. Our experts love that not only do they feel amazing against your skin but they're also absorbent enough to actually dry you off and hold up well over time in the wash.

Get the Fieldcrest Spa Bath Towel from Amazon for $34.99

5. The coziest weighted blanket

Gravity
Credit: Gravity

Choose 15, 20, or 25 pounds for the Gravity Blanket.

Whether they're feeling anxious about everything going on in the world right now or simply want to score a better night's sleep, the couple is sure to love a weighted blanket like this one from Gravity. It's our favorite because it provides the perfect amount of pressure (not too heavy, not too light) and is super soft to the touch thanks to its velvety exterior.

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Get the Gravity Blanket from Gravity for $189

6. This must-have for watching their favorite shows

Roku
Credit: Reviewed/TJ Donegan

The Roku remote even uses voice control so you can speak your requests.

With social distancing becoming the new normal (for now), your newlywed friends' date nights are probably going to be in rather than out. And for that, they'll need our top-recommended streaming device: the Roku Ultra. It delivers the best streaming experience—with the easiest-to-use remote—and has all of the major services, including Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and even Apple TV.

Get the Roku Ultra from Amazon for $83.49

7. This splurge-worthy coffee maker

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Even your barista would be jealous.

With coffee shops closing across the country, the Starbucks-obsessed couple still needs a way to get their caffeine fix. Enter the Technivorm Moccamaster, which we dubbed the number one coffee maker. It produced the tastiest, most flavorful brew of all the machines we tested (at a surprisingly fast speed!) and will look sleek and stylish sitting out on their countertop.

Get the Technivorm Moccamaster from Amazon for $299

8. This boozy subscription service to help them cope

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Credit: Firstleaf

"I'm so glad we had to cancel the wedding that took me over a year to plan," said no bride-to-be ever. I.e. they're probably pretty upset about the situation. Help them make it through with Firstleaf, a subscription service that will deliver a monthly box of wine right to their doorstep. One of our editors tried it out and liked that each box is customized and curated based on your own preferences.

Get a Firstleaf gift card starting at $25

9. This waffle maker every kitchen needs

Breville
Credit: Reviewed/Jackson Ruckar

For couples who brunch.

They may not be able to go on their honeymoon to Bali, but the newlyweds can still treat themselves to a mini staycation instead. And that involves breakfast in bed, which they can make with this popular waffle maker. When we tested it, we liked that it produced perfect golden brown waffles and that it truly is no-mess, thanks to the moat around the edge that catches any extra batter.

Get the Breville No-Mess Waffle Maker from Amazon for $128.12

10. This blender for staying healthy

Ninja
Credit: Reviewed/Jackson Ruckar/Ninja

Blend, puree, crush... this blender can do it all.

Chances are your friends have a freezer stocked with frozen food and a pantry stocked with junk food. To help them use up the former and balance out the latter, gift them our favorite blender. The Ninja Fit not only has a powerful 700-watt motor (that's also surprisingly quiet) but it's very versatile—they can use it for anything from soups to shakes to salad dressings.

Get the Nutri-Ninja Fit Blender from Amazon for $49.99

11. Our favorite essential oil diffuser

Diffuser
Credit: Reviewed/Jackson Ruckar

It locks closed so you can carry it from room to room.

First the coronavirus outbreak, then their wedding was cancelled, now they're stuck at home—your newlywed friends need something to help them relax and reset. Like this essential oil diffuser. Of all the ones we've used, we like the InnoGear the best because it has such a large capacity (it can run for 11 hours straight!) and even has a soft glowing light that changes color for added ambiance.

Get the InnoGear Upgraded 150mL Diffuser from Amazon for $16.99

12. These glass food storage containers

Pyrex
Credit: Amazon

The more Pyrex, the better.

It may not be the most exciting gift, but every couple needs a solid set of food storage containers. And like thousands of other shoppers, we like Pyrex the best. The popular containers—which are durable and super effective at keeping food fresh—will especially come in handy now, as your friends can use them to freeze big-batch meals for later.

Get the Pyrex 18-Piece Set from Amazon for $29.73

13. The softest sheets you can buy

Brooklinen
Credit: Reviewed/Jackson Ruckar

Upgrade your bed with these sheets.

Spending more time at home = spending more time in bed (sleeping of course!). That means a nice set of sheets makes a great wedding gift. Here at Reviewed, we're obsessed with these Brooklinen sheets, which are super soft and both wrinkle- and stain-resistant. Our tester loved them so much, in fact, that she said she was almost sad when she had to take them off her bed to wash them!

Get the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set from Amazon for $149

14. This monthly box for book lovers

Book of the Month
Credit: Book of the Month

Book of the Month will help you achieve your goal of reading more.

The couple that reads together, stays together—am I right?! For the couple who loves all things literary, get them a subscription to Book of the Month. They'll get a curated box of books delivered to their home each month, from current best-sellers to beloved classics. It's a great way for them to try out new books, all of which have been vetted and approved by other readers just like them.

Get a Book of the Month gift card starting at $49.99

15. This sentimental decor

Star
Credit: Amazon

They'll treasure this forever.

They may not have a wedding date but your couple friends do have a first date. And since they can't celebrate the former, help them celebrate the latter with a star map of the night sky the day they first met. It's something special that they can hang on their wall and, according to reviewers, the prints are high-quality and beautifully designed.

Get the DreamTree Prints Custom Star Map from Amazon for $14.97

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