12 Unusual Wedding Gift Ideas

Finding the ideal wedding gift can pose a challenge - for even the most frequent of wedding goers! Along with the perfect wedding guest outfit, the right present can take time and effort to source. That’s why we’ve searched through our Sourced by Oxfam, Charity Gift Card, and Second Hand ranges to help you find a unique gift for the couple who seem to have everything!

Second Hand Vases

traditional blue and white vase

Make a newlywed’s house feel like a home, gift them a vase as a wedding gift. It’s the perfect way to display all those beautiful wedding day flowers and bouquets. Opting for a pre-loved or vintage vase is the perfect way to ensure that your gift is a unique and cherished addition that they are sure to love for years to come.

Vintage Glassware

Green stemmed wine glasses laid on white fabric

Giving glassware as a wedding present is a classic and traditional gesture. Second hand glassware, ranging from antique wine glasses to gently used tumblers, makes a great and unusual wedding gift. Although glassware is an essential addition to any household, a wedding is the perfect chance for couples to upgrade their collection by asking for special items like , carafes or champagne flutes.

Vintage Candle holders

Candle stick holders make distinctive gifts, with a pair symbolizing the union of two families. While steeped in tradition, second-hand or preloved candlesticks can offer a unique twist to this custom. Oxfam offers a variety of second-hand wooden, metal, and ceramic candlestick holders, catering to a range of diverse décor styles.

Antique Metalware

a silver plater with ornate cutlery on it

Many couples favour practical and functional wedding gifts. Antique metalware is an opportunity to gift something practical yet unusual. Second-hand cutlery sets and silverware are ideal gifts for couples who appreciate vintage items they use on a daily basis.

Framed Art

frame art work on top of a chest of draws

Framed art is a fabulous wedding gift idea, and a great test of how well you know the couple – can you identify their artwork tastes? Alternatively, vintage frames containing a picture of the happy couple make for a simple, but meaningful wedding gift. Often, second-hand frames boast more ornate and distinctive designs compared to their modern counterparts.

Preloved Kitchenware

cooking pot on hob

Giving pre-loved kitchenware provides a couple with the chance to acquire high-quality, unusual, and unique pots, pans, and crockery they won’t find elsewhere. You can shop for ceramic and metal kitchenware gifts on the Oxfam Online Shop.

Vintage Decanters

It’s not uncommon for couples to receive alcohol as a wedding gift. Consequently, gifting a decanter is equally traditional. To make this gift truly unique, consider purchasing a vintage decanter for their exceptional and delightful designs. For the couple that don’t drink? Luckily decanters still make amazing décor especially ones with ornate cut glass vintage designs.

Vintage Bedding

white bedding set with cushions

Offering second-hand bedding may seem like an odd choice but for couples enamoured with all things vintage or who are trying to live more sustainably, you can easily source them from the Oxfam Online Shop.

Ceramic Oil Burner

essential oils gift set

Who doesn’t like a bit of homeware luxury? Our Essential Oils Gift Set is the perfect gift to introduce some aromatherapy around the house.

Pre-loved Cookbooks

Second-hand recipe books stand out as the ideal wedding gift for couples who enjoy cooking. Vintage or second-hand cooking books feature unique and intriguing recipes.

Charity Gift Cards

Oxfam unwrapped charity gift card let's build peace

If you can't attend a wedding but still want to send a gift, give an Oxfam Unwrapped Charity Gift Card. Each card supports vital areas of Oxfam's work worldwide, from clean water to renewable energy and empowering women farmers. Whether the couple are ethical shoppers or planet protectors, show them you understand their values with a meaningful gift that truly matters.

Scented Candle

Ok, we know it’s a cliché but If you're still uncertain about what to give as a wedding gift, this sea breeze scented candle might be the option for you. And because it’s Fair Trade and ethically handmade by artisans in India, it’s still a meaningful wedding gift.