Whether you’re searching for a present for the happy couple or are looking for ideas to add to your wedding gift list, SoGlos has selected 12 timeless choices to help you on your way.
Spanning classic cookware and luxury throws to elegant Champagne flutes and fluffy towels, there’s something for everyone, with many gift list companies now offering the chance to combine honeymoon funds with presents for the best of both worlds.
There’s nothing nicer than snuggling up on the sofa under a super soft blanket, with lambswool and chunky knits perfect for winter nights, while a cashmere throw is the ultimate luxe gift for newlyweds. Heals, The White Company, John Lewis and Cox & Cox have an array of options in all manner of colours.
Offering a touching reminder of your big day and an excuse to continue with the celebratory fizz, a set of elegant Champagne flutes makes a nice addition to your glassware collection. Dartington Crystal offers a selection of classic and modern glasses, while Marks & Spencer has a wide choice of designs.
Jet off on your honeymoon in style by adding a set of suitcases to your gift list, with new travel bags offering the perfect excuse to give your luggage a bit of an overhaul. Head to department stores for the largest selection of cases up for grabs, where you’ll find every colour and style imaginable.
Whether you’re a fan of Italian food, baking mad or adore British grub, adding to your cookery book library is ideal for culinary mad couples. The International Cookbook Collection from publisher, Phaidon, which features nine classic titles, offers a particularly nice selection covering global cuisine.
From fancy Egyptian cotton to colourful cushions, tying the knot is the ideal opportunity to update your bedding and give your bedroom a refresh. For classic, luxurious linen, look to The White Company, while Habitat, available online and in Homebase stores, is full of bright and patterned options.
Getting married is the optimum time to replace tired pots, pans and baking dishes with a shiny new set of dishes to cook to your heart’s content. The enamelled cast iron collections from Le Creuset, available in a rainbow of colours from red to pastels, are a classic and long-lasting wedding purchase.
If your cutlery set dates back to you uni or college days then it might be a good excuse to overhaul your knives, forks, and spoons with something a bit fancier. The cutlery sets from Cheltenham-based business, The Cutlery Commission, are modern yet timeless, while House of Fraser stocks a variety of brands.
Banish post-honeymoon blues by planning your next getaway with the help of a travel book. We love The New York Times: 36 Hours 125 Weekends in Europe and Lonely Planet Ultimate Travelist, while the Wallpaper* City Guide Collection, featuring 50 stylish guides, is ideal for design-conscious couples.
The lust-have accessory for baking-mad couples, KitchenAid’s iconic mixers certainly tick the box for aesthetically pleasing yet practical gifts. Available in every colour under the sun, from mint green and grey to cobalt blue and orange, there’s bound to be a design to suit your kitchen perfectly.
For a retro addition to your home, add a Roberts Radio to your wedding list, with the digital revival radios available in the classic design or a mini version. Designed and made in the UK, the 1950s-inspired radios come in an array of colours, while the heritage brand has also teamed up with Liberty to offer three floral designs.
Give your home a bit of a post-wedding make over by asking for some artwork for your gift. The Affordable Art Fair, which takes place in Bristol every September and London in October and June, has pieces from £50 to £5,000 and also runs a wedding gift list service enabling guests to contribute different amounts.
While not the most adventurous choice, towels definitely make a practical gift for newlyweds and will certainly stand the test of time. Recreate a luxury spa experience at home with fluffy white bath sheets or opt for patterned towels, with Cath Kidston, Scion and Anorak offering colourful choices.
By Anna Marshall
Thursday 23 June 2016
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