9 Classy Wedding Gifts Under $100

by Kaila Stein
Sep 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Summer wedding season is winding down, and you're dropping off your go-to cocktail dress at the dry cleaners when it suddenly hits you: "Did I remember to send the happy couple a gift?" You frantically search for the couple's registry only to find that the lone remaining items are a $700 All-Clad cookware set and a $12 can opener.

Instead of sending cash and accepting defeat, why not opt for something a little more memorable? Veering off the registry is risky, but finding a gift that's both special and within your budget is easier than you might think. Here are nine unique and beautiful wedding gifts that will secure your status as a thoughtful friend and tastemaker.

From a gorgeous agate stone cheese board to a sturdy yet chic Japanese denim apron — these gifts won't break the bank and will make any couple (with good taste) very happy.

1 /9: Steak knives

1/9 :Steak knives

The Laguiole knife has been used in the south of France for over 200 years. This colorful six-piece knife set from the brand is whimsical and dishwasher-safe. (Anthropologie, $78)

2 /9: French market basket

2/9 :French market basket

A hand-woven farmers market basket is a great wedding gift for your produce-loving pals. The sturdy leather straps make it easy to swing the bag over the shoulder or tote around by hand. Expect an invitation to a farm-fresh brunch in the near future. (Food52, $55)

3 /9: Gemini espresso maker

3/9 :Gemini espresso maker

This classic stovetop espresso maker is a staple of Italian kitchens. The distinctive 1960s color palette and modernist compact design make for a unique and one-of-a-kind wedding gift. (MoMA, $45)

4 /9: Ultra-soft throw

4/9 :Ultra-soft throw

This cozy handwoven throw is made with ultra-soft yarns and is perfect for cuddling under on a chilly evening. Opt for a neutral hue that will match the couple’s home decor. (West Elm, $79)

5 /9: Coffee subscription

5/9 :Coffee subscription

Caffeination is a true gift of love. This three-month subscription includes home delivery of a rotating selection of Blue Bottle’s whole bean coffee. (Blue Bottle Coffee, $72)

6 /9: Agate cheese board

6/9 :Agate cheese board

This gorgeous agate stone cheese board is a showstopper. The piece is accented in brass and comes in green, rose and amethyst hues. Perfect for the cheese-loving couple in your life. (Anthropologie, $78)

7/9 :Apron

Tested to handle the rigorous hustle and bustle of a professional kitchen, this high-quality apron from Hedley & Bennett gives the average home cook that chefy je ne sais quoi. This is the gift for the Top Chef-obsessed couple. (Hedley & Bennett, $95)

8 /9: Breakfast tray

8/9 :Breakfast tray

What’s more romantic than breakfast in bed? This sleek lacquer tray has legs that fold under so it can be used to serve elegant cocktails or appetizers as well as coffee and croissants. (Mark and Graham, $89)

9 /9: Geo sculptural brass bookend

9/9 :Geo sculptural brass bookend

For the couple who reads together — how about these deco-inspired brass bookends? These bookends make a modern statement on any bookshelf or desk. (West Elm, $99)