Gifting with Aroha: 5 Best Wedding Gift Ideas for Newlyweds

As the wedding season kicks off in New Zealand from November to April, friends and family of the soon-to-be-wed start Googling wedding gift ideas that tick off the checklist of “unique, useful and personal” as well as something that doesn’t break the bank – this can be a lot of work!

So, if you’re someone whose love language is gift-giving and want ideas on truly unique, meaningful and budget-friendly presents instead of something boring like a toaster, you’ve come to the right place.

We love gifting just like you! Our giftware collection is a wonderful mix of homeware and accessories featuring on-trend décor pieces, comfy throws and cushions, stunning artwork and more. From this collection, we’ve curated five wedding gift ideas that the happy couple will cherish forever. What’s more, we’ve also taken the time to answer some of the biggest questions people have when it comes to buying a wedding gift in New Zealand.
Here’s what we’ve covered;

5 Wedding Present Ideas That Work For Every Couple

1. Bedspreads and Duvet Covers: Help Them Create a Cosy Haven

Ahh, that feeling of just sinking into luxuriously soft covers after a long day is pure bliss. This is why bedspreads and duvet sets are such great wedding present ideas!

We’ve got a luxurious collection featuring the brands M.M Linen and Manchester- here are a few of our favourites.

2. Elevate Ambiance with Candle Stands

Help them turn their home into a romantic haven with the soft glow of candlelight. Our elegant candle stands paired with deliciously scented candles will add a touch of magic and infuse warmth and charm into their new home.

Explore candles and candlestands at RJ Eagar.

3. Adorning Walls with Art and Clocks

If you know the couple and their interests and aesthetics, gift them with a piece of wall art or clock that perfectly complements their future home.

Our wall art and clock collection comes in a variety of styles, ranging from edgy prints to colourful artwork or ornate clocks that exude sophistication.

Checkout a few of our favourite pieces below or take a look at our Latest Wall Décor Ideas Guide for more inspo,

4. Gift Homeware And Décor Ornaments That Adds Personal Flair

Help the newlyweds infuse their living space with character by gifting them décor ornaments that reflect their aesthetic. Choose from statement bookends, beautiful and practical serving boards, stunning sculptures and glamorous bowls.

5. Indoor Pots and Vases: Greening Their Space

Bringing greenery into interior décor is a trend that’s here to stay. Gift the happy couple stylish indoor pots and vases that will breathe life into their home while housing their plant babies or fresh/dried flower bouquets.

Buying Wedding Gifts in New Zealand for 2023 – 2024: Your Questions Answered

Q: What is the appropriate amount for a wedding gift in NZ?

According to the most recent data by Canstar, Kiwis spend around $110 to $180 NZD on wedding gifts when it’s for a friend and roughly $220 when it’s for a close relative. But, with inflation, that’s probably gone up in 2023 – 2024.
Ultimately, it’s always best to go with a gift that reflects your connection and well-wishes, irrespective of the price tag.

Q: What is a good wedding gift to give?

A good wedding gift is one that’s meaningful to them. If they don’t have a wedding registry, go for a gift that matches their preferences and needs – something they can use in their new home. It’s also perfectly okay to give them cash or a gift card.

Q: What is the most traditional wedding gift in New Zealand?

Traditional New Zealand wedding gifts include toasters, crystal or glass decanters dispensers and dinnerware, to name a few. You can go by these or go for more modern wedding gift ideas like homeware, accessories and decor pieces that are unique and meaningful to the couple.

Wrap-Up: Key Points From Wedding Gift Ideas for New Zealand Couples

  • The five best wedding gift ideas in NZ are bedspreads and duvet covers, candle stands, wall art and clocks, homeware and décor ornaments and indoor pots & vases.
  • On average, Kiwis spend between $110 – $180 NZD for friends and roughly $220 for close relatives when it comes to buying a wedding gift in New Zealand.
  • Traditional New Zealand wedding gifts include toasters, crystal or glass decanters and dinnerware, but modern options like homeware, accessories and décor pieces are also popular.

We hope wedding gift shopping becomes much easier with this gift guide. Check out more of our gift guides here or explore our online homeware and accessories collection here. Have a wonderful wedding season!