10 thoughtful gifts to send someone getting married during the pandemic
From subscriptions to cozy things, these are perfect for newlyweds.
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With the onset of the pandemic, everything has changed—including what to buy as a wedding present. Not only have wedding been postponed, but the list of IRL attendees has shrunk. Chances are your invite is now a virtual one. But, just because it’s virtual or you can’t attend in person doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still give them a gift. While gifting has changed, there are still some practical purchases and virtual subscriptions that will definitely be cherished by the newlyweds and are probably on their wedding registry.
If you’re not sure what to gift a couple getting married during the pandemic, here are 10 gifts to send to someone getting married during the pandemic, from the coziest set of sheets to luxurious candles to a flower subscription.
1. An incredible Dutch oven to feed their sourdough addiction
From braising meat to creating the perfect sourdough, the Staub Dutch oven is essential for all newlyweds—especially if they picked up on the bread baking trend during quarantine. It's our favorite Dutch Oven (yes, it outranked the popular Le Creuset), and we that its round size doesn't take up too much burner space on the stovetop, lasts forever, and is easy to clean. It also doubles as the perfect serving dish for whatever you cook inside.
2. The celebrity-loved Barefoot Dreams blanket
Look no further than the Barefoot Dreams Blanket for a gift you’ll get complimented on every single time. Loved by celebrities and Reviewed's Style Editor, Amanda Tarlton, the super soft blanket is a truly whole new level of coziness. Aside from making an amazing decorative throw for their den or living room, this is the coziest blanket for newlyweds to cuddle under while watching their favorite movies or Netflix shows.
3. A customized monthly wine subscription
It’s wine o’clock somewhere, right? Maybe not, but regardless of what time it is, the newly married couple will love getting a delivery of personalized wines to their door every month. With a Winc subscription, they’ll get personalized wine recommendations based on a flavor quiz they take with tons reds, whites, and sparkling bottles to choose from. It's also relatively affordable, so they can choose to continue the subscription when your gift runs out. But according to our tester, the wine recommendations are more than worth it.
4. A personalized recipe board for that one special recipe
If the newly married couple constantly makes that one meatloaf recipe from their grandma, then a personalized recipe board will become their most favorite gift—and it's useful as a cutting board, too. To make one, just send in the recipe card with the original handwriting and it will be inscribed onto the board in the same handwriting of the person who wrote the original recipe. You'll just have to be a bit sneaky about getting a copy of the card. This truly a sentimental gift and it's loved by reviewers for adding a personalized touch to their kitchens.
5. A meal kit to learn new recipes together
Since we’re all stuck at home, we might as well pick up some new cooking skills—or advance our current cooking skills with new recipes. Enter a Home Chef subscription. It's the best meal kit delivery service we've ever tested for its high-quality ingredients and delicious recipe options. With it, all they need to do is select the recipes, wait for the delivery to arrive on the date of their choosing, and cook the meal together. It’s the perfect activity for the newlyweds to do together.
6. A candle subscription for an array of new scents
Candles instantly make any home cozier—which is why a candle subscription is a perfect gift for a newly married couple. It’ll make their house smell absolutely amazing with seasonal scents—peonies for spring or pine for winter—and is something they'll look forward to each month. These candles from Brooklyn Candle Studio also burn for 50 hours or more and make for beautiful decorative storage containers afterward.
7. The iconic KitchenAid stand mixer
The KitchenAid Mixer is a staple—it’s great for baking, cooking, and prepping food. It's pretty much on every wedding registry and we also named it our favorite stand mixer. We found that it has a quiet motor and was reliable at everything from mixing cookie dough to whipping egg whites. Bonus: you can also get them a few attachments, so they can get even more usage out of it. Overall, it’s well worth the money and will be used by them for years to come.
8. The most comfortable set of sheets
Since we all spend a lot of time in bed (especially these days), having a super comfortable pair of sheets is crucial. As newlyweds, the Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set will be treasured as it will last them a long time. We took many, many naps in these sheets and dubbed them the best bed sheets in the market. They're super soft and are made with 100% cotton, plus we found they're easy to wash and come in a ton of color options to match with any decor.
9. A cheese of the month subscription
Cheese is delicious, but who wants to go through the stress of picking the best cheese at a supermarket? Not you (or the newlyweds!). That's why the popular cheese of the month subscription from Murray's Cheese makes a fantastic gift for cheese lovers. Plus, the newlyweds can use it to create their own charcuterie boards together while at home. They’ll enjoy fresh, delicious selections of cheeses delivered to their door alongside some accompaniments like jams and meats. Trust us: they’ll be “cheesing” real hard after getting this in the mail.
10. A practical cookware set that every household needs
When thinking about pandemic wedding gifts, a cookware set immediately comes to mind since it's practical, functional, and versatile. With the majority of us not going anywhere anytime soon, they've likely been cooking a lot and could use an upgrade on the set they've used since college. When testing cookware, this 12-piece set from Cuisinart was our favorite. It's a great value and it aced our tests for sautéing, boiling water, and everything else you use cookware for. They'll definitely get good use out of it.
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