With gifts designed to last a lifetime handcrafted by local artists and makers, New Brewery Arts in Cirencester is an ideal place to pick up wonderful wedding presents.
From stunning ceramics to charming homewares, SoGlos handpicks 10 gorgeous gifts for Gloucestershire couples that are sure to make you the most popular wedding guest around!
Paper art from Anna Cook
From handcrafted cards to original commissions, Anna Cook makes hand-cut paper art inspired by botanical drawings and woodland animals. Her beautiful 'Dove' design makes for an ideal wedding card, with turtle doves symbolising enduring love, while her tealights and prints make for thoughtful gifts too. Paper is also the traditional gift for a first anniversary.
Matching glasses from Shakespeare Glass
Raise a toast to the happy couple with a wedding gift from Shakespeare Glass. Hand-blown in Somerset, its range of glassware includes a colourful collection of drinking glasses, including these beautiful Champagne flutes. While crystal is the traditional gift for a 15th anniversary, contemporary glassware like this makes for a more modern anniversary gift, too.
Mr and Mrs mugs from Sue Pryke
Give your newlywed friends a gift they can enjoy every day with these Mr and Mrs mugs from Sue Pryke. Made from slip cast porcelain with an ergonomic shape and tactile texture, these 'huggable' mugs were designed by Pryke and her husband, making them a gorgeous gift from one married couple to another!
A cosy blanket from Angie Parker Textiles
Inspired by the colourful neighbourhood where she lives, Angie Parker hand-weaves blankets, rugs and textiles from her studio in the south west. The Bristol Blanket features bright colours and is made from super soft yarn, ideal for getting cosy under at home. Parker's textiles also make great anniversary gifts, too, with wool being the traditional gift for your seventh anniversary.
Silver and brass tableware from raz | maker
Cornwall-based raz | maker uses brass and recycled silver to create unique tableware. With everything from olive picks and salad servers to tea strainers and coffee scoops, they're as beautiful as they are useful - and they make great anniversary presents, with silver being the traditional gift for couples celebrating 25 years together.
Dinnerware from 2 Hungry Bakers
While it may feel traditional, a dinner service is still a popular wedding gift - and with a variety of items to suit different budgets, from side plates to serving bowls, it's a great gift suggestion for your wedding guests, too. 2 Hungry Bakers create hand-thrown stoneware plates and bowls which are available to buy at New Brewery Arts, with a muted colour scheme that feels modern and stylish.
Rope placemats and coasters from Ruby Cubes
Beautiful plates, glasses and tableware need something equally beautiful to sit on. Ruby Cubes range of coasters, placemats and vessels are all made from braided, unbleached cotton rope and come in a variety of cool colours that mix or match beautifully, depending on your recipients' décor. Cotton is a traditional gift for a second anniversary, too.
Lampshades from Claire Cartwright Studio
Featured everywhere from Vogue to The Sunday Times, Claire Cartwright's fashionable lampshades are a great gift for artsy couples. Ideal for creating soft, warm mood lighting at home, Cartwright's sustainably made lamps use traditional and modern techniques, from Victorian cyanotype to screen printing, and come in a variety of designs to suit your recipients' taste.
Candlesticks from Tone von Krogh
Swiss-born Tone von Krogh has been creating with clay since she was a child growing up in Norway, with her current collection being inspired by Norwegian winter landscapes. Featuring a neutral palette of slate, dark grey and white, her ceramics scream Scandi chic, with her candlesticks being a particularly stylish centrepiece for any couple's dinner table.
Vase from Ilona Sulikova
Ilona Sulikova's raku-fired vases are real showstoppers, with undulating geometric prints in monochrome or a range of bright colours. Stunning on their own, or as a lovely home for a single stem, these vases will make for a standout wedding gift that the receiving couple can treasure for years.