It’s customary to get the newlywed couple a fancy gift for their new home together when you’ve been invited to and attended a wedding – but sometimes, thinking of a unique and personal gift can be a total brainteaser.
Sometimes couples will have a wedding wish list of things they need that you can choose from; but this is quite a dated concept that isn’t used so much anymore, as it puts pressure on guests. And nowadays, when couples usually already live together before they marry, they probably already have all the homeware things that were traditionally bought as gifts for weddings.
In modern times, keepsakes and pretty home adornments make lovely wedding presents; as well as functional items for around the house that they wouldn’t buy themselves, or paying for them to have a day out together. Here’s our list of top wedding presents to gift the happy couple when you’re stuck for ideas.
A traditional gift is to get the bride and groom a fancy set of glassware, like crystal champagne flutes. You could even get them engraved. These massively vary in price, but are always a nice gift that they’ll love using when entertaining friends at home. And of course, include a bottle of bubbly to enjoy them with.
- Coffee Machine
Coffee machines are a lovely luxury that people don’t often buy for themselves, therefore they’ll be very grateful to receive one. Include some premium coffee in your gift box, and maybe some matching couple mugs!
- Monthly Subscription Box
Signing the couple up for a monthly subscription box in their name makes for a gift they’ll absolutely adore. Hundreds of companies offer this service, whereby products are delivered straight to your door each and every month for a fixed fee. Brands to investigate include Bloom & Wild (a postal flower service to keep the couple’s home in bloom all year round), Bookishly (that sends books, tea and stationery) and Hello Fresh (a monthly vegetable, recipe and healthy eating delivery); but you can find them for basically any product!
- Bedclothing Set
Who doesn’t love new bedclothes? A set of silk sheets, pillowcases and a throw would be a lovely wedding present, so the couple can spend the exhausting days after the wedding having a lay-in in style.
- Kitchen Set
A deluxe cheeseboard set never goes amiss. Most come with little trays for olives, snacks and dips. Breadknives, fine quality rice cooker, wine glasses and cookery books are also a great idea in this area, if the happy couple love to cook.
- Spa Day
After a whirlwind wedding and action-packed honeymoon, treating the newlyweds to a relaxing spa day will be greatly appreciated. Most spas offer all-inclusive coupons you can buy and gift to others, that include a night in a hotel and full spa access – facials, massages, saunas, the lot.
- Wedding Day Wall Print
Lots of sellers on creative arts sites like Etsy will create a bespoke wall print to commemorate the special day, including the couple’s names, the wedding date, venue, and all the other important details. This can be proudly hung on the wall of their new home to remind them of what was the best day of their lives!
- A Crate of Wine
Never let their bar run dry by gifting a crate of wine! Find out their favourite kind, or include a mix. Perhaps give them a wine rack as well to store their new treats.
There are hundreds of homeware possibilities that make beautiful wedding gifts. Ideas include…
- A wall clock (you can get these personalised)
- Photo frames, for the wedding photos
- Wine carafes
- Map prints have become very popular: choose a destination special to the couple, like where they met, their wedding venue, or honeymoon destination
- Candles (large mantlepiece candles to match their home décor is great; you can also get monthly candle deliveries as part of subscription boxes).