Friendships, Lifestyle

14 Unforgettable Wedding Gifts for Older Couples

When someone finds love later in life, it’s time to celebrate! A wedding gift is a perfect way to honor a couple’s new journey together, no matter their age or where they are in life.

Searching for the perfect gift for an older couple may require thinking outside the box. Established couples typically have most of what they already want and need, but it gives you an opportunity to shop for even more unique, personalized, and thoughtful items. 

To help you find unforgettable wedding gifts for older couples, take some tips from Fran Berger. Fran is an expert at curating thoughtful and artful gifts for couples at every stage of their life. Get inspired by her elevated taste to find exceptional wedding gifts for older couples tying the knot. 


Luxurious Upgrades for Their Home

Couples marrying later in life usually have most of the home goods they need. A wedding gives you an opportunity to give them an elegant and elevated version of items they already have. Here are a few ideas for how you can enhance their home with more style, comfort, and lavish them with thoughtful and meaningful gifts. 

Espresso Machine

Treat the couple who loves coffee with a high-end espresso machine that creates crave-worthy coffee every morning. Find out the couple’s favorite cafe order and select a machine that can recreate that delectable drink at home. Due to its versatility and variety of features, the Philips 5500 Fully Automatic Espresso Machine will impress your loved ones and inspire them to make more than 20 hot and iced coffees at home. 


Spa-Style Bathrobes

True indulgence is having the feeling of a luxe spa while in the comfort of your own home. Recreate a spa day's relaxing and rejuvenating vibes by giving the couple a set of matching premium bathrobes. Pick a style that captures the quality and comfort of an opulent spa, such as this set of Waffle Weave Resort Robes by Pottery Barn.


Cashmere Throw

Nothing says luxurious living like a cashmere throw. Soft, warm, and gorgeous, a cashmere blanket offers a touch of fine living, whether it is laid out on an accent chair or wrapped around a body on a chilly evening. The European Solid Grand Cashmere Throw Blanket in multiple colors is sure to provide comfort and class for years to come.   


Entertaining Essentials for Hosting in Style

If the couple in your life loves to host friends and family for events and gatherings, give them items to take their entertaining to the next level. Choose sophisticated and classic entertaining accents and accessories that transform a simple gathering into an elegant evening. 


Crystal Decanter and Glass Set

Make every pour something to be admired. Gift the happy couple a fine crystal liquor decanter and a set of old fashioned glasses. Make a statement by choosing a decanter and glass set with similar design features and finishes. We love the ANNA New York Elevo Luna Liquor Decanter paired with ANNA New York Elevo Luna Double Old Fashioned Glasses. A couple who admires great whiskey or scotch will appreciate the distinct elegance and simple sophistication of the set. 


Stylish Charcuterie Board

Give the couple a sense of joy each time they host loved ones and serve up something special on a high-quality, handmade charcuterie serving board. A beautiful board is not only functional for serving an array of gourmet cheeses, meats, dips, fruits, and pickled vegetables, it can also serve as a stunning kitchen accent piece. Due to its high-quality craftsmanship and style, we love this gorgeous Black Walnut Charcuterie Board. 


Cocktail Shaker

Make an at-home bar shine with accessories that are both works of art and tools for creating delightful craft cocktails. Choose a cocktail shaker that looks beautiful on a bar top and is also perfect for shaking up a signature concoction. Pick a stand-out style like this stunning Brass Cocktail Shaker and pair it with a selection of premium bar ingredients and a cocktail recipe book to curate a perfect collection for a sophisticated at-home bar. 

Related: Fran's Fabulous Wedding Gift Basket Ideas


Gifts That Keep Giving

Gift-giving doesn’t have to be a one-time event. Consider wedding gifts for older couples that provide value and entertainment for weeks or even months after their big day. Subscriptions and memberships are the perfect opportunity to keep spreading joy long after the wedding has come and gone. 


Wine of the Month Club 

A perfect wedding gift for wine lovers is a subscription to a wine club. Treat the happy couple with a membership for monthly tastings at a nearby restaurant or winery. Or, bring the wine directly to their door. Choose a subscription that delivers a bottle (or three, four, or six!) once per month. Look for a club like Somm Select 12 Month Club Membership that offers a variety of options for red, white, and sparkling wines, and choose the package that best matches the taste and style of the couple.  


Art Memberships 

For couples who love to admire great art, consider purchasing memberships or season tickets to a nearby museum, theater, or cultural institution. Memberships often include perks such as unlimited entry, premium access, discounts on tickets, and invitations to special events. Plus, an exclusive membership to a cultural institute like The Met Museum comes with a sense of community and prestige you can’t put a price tag on.


Unique Experiences and Adventures

When a couple seems to have everything, think outside of the gift box. Consider gifts the couple can experience in person, and choose an adventure that will give the gift of breathtaking moments and lasting memories.


Cooking Class

A couple who loves to cook can learn new skills while having an enjoyable and memorable evening together at a professional cooking class. Sur la Table offers a range of cooking classes at their stores nationwide. Select a class that features the couple’s favorite cuisine or helps them learn to prepare a beloved dish or dessert. To create an unforgettable event, hire a professional chef to bring the class to the couple’s kitchen for personalized instruction! 


Event Tickets 

If the couple in your life enjoys experiences more than tangible gifts, give them what they love. Search events in their area and choose premium seating for a concert, production, or sporting event. Start your search with iconic theaters and venues, like The Hollywood Bowl in California or Carnegie Hall in New York, to create a truly magical evening. If you aren’t sure which events are right for them, go with a gift certificate to purchase tickets. It’s an equally thoughtful gift and leaves room for the couple to choose the event they would most enjoy. 


Hot Air Balloon Ride

Take the couple’s breath away by planning a hot air balloon ride for two. A trip through the sky is both romantic and thrilling. To find an enchanting experience near the couple, search on Viator to find highly reviewed Hot Air Balloon Rides. Or, go all out by planning a trip to one of the best locations for hot air balloon rides, such as Napa, Albuquerque, or Sedona.


All-Inclusive Trip

If you truly want to wow the newlyweds, surprise them with a getaway to a romantic destination. An all-inclusive vacation is a generous and thoughtful gift as it includes everything the couple needs to settle in and enjoy their holiday. For inspired ideas, check out Hyatt All Inclusive options in the Caribbean and Europe.  


Sentimental and Personalized Keepsakes

A personalized touch can elevate a gift from ordinary to exquisite. Consider gifts as unique as the couple themselves, and shop for sentimental and personalized keepsakes that are one-of-a-kind. 


Custom Star Map

Give the special couple in your life the entire sky. A custom star map is a wonderful way to commemorate a special day in their life, such as the day they met or their wedding day. The star map displays the exact layout of the stars on a specific date from a defined location. There are a variety of styles of star maps, but our favorite is the Silver Foil Print from The Night Sky which glistens with sparkling texture and style.  


Custom Wedding Album

Capture the magic of the couple’s big day by gifting a stunning, custom photo album. Choose a book with premium finishes such as linen fabric covers, textured pages, and layflat binding. We love the options in the Wedding Layflat Photo Album by Artifact Uprising. If you don’t have access to photos or don’t want to put pressure on the couple to create the album themselves, choose a gift card option that also includes the cost of design. With the design option, the couple can simply send in their photos and receive a stunning heirloom-quality album.

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Shopping for Wedding Gifts for Older Couples

Every couple deserves to be showered with love and support. To find unforgettable wedding gifts for older couples, keep their lifestyle and love story at the top of your mind. Choose items that honor the unique couple and this special time, and you can’t go wrong. 

For more ideas on shopping for stylish and luxurious gift items, get inspired by Fran’s full collection of curated high-end homeware and goods. Browse the complete shop.



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