With every wedding season comes a time-honoured problem – what do you get the happy couple? You want something personal and different but unless the couple supply you with a list of gift ideas, what you come up with is entirely down to you. But you have no need to worry because this handy list will give you a head start…
1. A couples bench
If you know the happy couple have an outdoor space to call their own, then a wooden couples bench is a great present. With all kinds of sizes and finishes available, you could also include a plagued to mark the date of their wedding or civil partnership,
2. Go classic with Wedgewood
Sometimes, the classic gifts work the best, but classic doesn’t mean old-fashioned or traditional. Established names such as Wedgewood are creating new, exciting collections with a modern twist. Check out their latest pieces such as Vera Wang’s Wedgewood collection.
3. Cocktails galore!
This isn’t just your ordinary cocktail mixer, glasses and recipe book offering but rather a modern twist on what can be a classic present for newlyweds. Just like you can have the latest wine collections delivered – a great alternative if the happy couple are not cocktail drinkers – you can have a monthly delivery of cocktails to the happy couple for a specified period of time. There are many smaller companies springing up, including companies delivering their own distilled gin direct to the door. Take a look what is available in your area.
4. Experience days
A fantastic way for a couple to start the next phase of their exciting journey together is to buy them an experience day.
As you would imagine, there are all kinds of packages available that the couple will love. From hot air ballooning to dolphin watching in Cornwall, to a river cruise, there are all kinds of treats and adventures, including the fastest zip wire in the world in a North Wales quarry.
5. A year of presents
Not Another Bill is a company that sends a gift to the married couple every month for a year. Imagine their delight that their first year as a married couple is marked with a thoughtful gift!
They have everything from posh stationary to beauty products, tableware and leather goods. Whatever you want, they will send it. And it is super simple too – just sign up, supply the couple’s details and that’s it. No panic buying, no naff presents…
6. Dance lessons
The popularity of shows like Strictly Come Dancing show no signs of wavering and with more people taking the plunge and paying for dance lessons, this is a super idea for your couple.
However, step it up a bit and stretch your budget to include a lesson with one of the many pros of the hit BBC show. The professional dancers all have websites and if they would fancy a tango lesson from a Strictly pro, take a look and what is on offer.
7. Culture trip
From a year-long membership for the National Trust to annual passes for art galleries and national museums, if your couple are culture vultures, then why not treat them to an annual pass for a museum or organisation of their choice.
8. Get personal, with a twist
Some brides have their own perfume designed for their big day and this got us thinking – how about investing in their own bespoke house fragrance to celebrate their nuptials? Floris in London helps couples to create a truly unique perfume that will provide a beautiful fragrance in their home for some time to come.
9. Something to remember
It is time and thought that makes a great gift, not the money that you spend on it. Consider a gift for the couple that gives them memories not just of the event, but of the person that gifted it to them;
- A dining experience in a top restaurant or hotel, for example
- A snorkelling or diving session that sees them enjoy a completely different world beneath the waves
- A day at a spa together to relax after the hectic wedding schedule
10. Afternoon tea
The activity of partaking in afternoon tea is becoming increasingly popular with many hotels offering a fantastic experience. Again, it is about spending time together and there is nothing more pleasant that tea and cake. Relatively inexpensive, add a bottle of bubbly to the package to give it an extra twist of luxury.
Navigating the perfect wedding gift can be a nightmare but hopefully, these ideas will give you some food for thought. So, what’s your choice? In case you still need some inspiration, consider personalized wedding gifts as well.
With so much on offer, Sloane & Sons have all kinds of garden seating solutions and gift ideas for the happy couple.
I just recently wrote about DIY wedding favours, why not check that post out too: 9 Clever And Cheap DIY Ways To Save Money On Wedding Favours (And They Are Eco-Friendly Too!)
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