Many wedding gifts are soon outdated or broken. Frankly, the toaster no longer cuts it as a wedding gift but for guests, this means buying a suitable gift just got a whole lot harder. Our special and timeless wedding gifts ideas are just what you need.
Gone are the days when wedding guests nip to the local department store and buy a towel bale for the happy couple. With more people co-habiting and setting up home before the nuptials, ‘easy’ wedding gift buying is a thing of the past.
Timeless and special, these ideas are some of the best wedding gift ideas we have come across;
#1 Pots and Pans
No, really! Hear us out!
Have you seen the cost of really good quality pots and pans these days? They may cost a pretty penny but the copper pots and pans, for example, are ones that will really last a lifetime.
And so, if you know the happy couple are handy in the kitchen, what better present than a decent set of pots and pans that will outlast all dramas and excitement.
#2 For the garden
Whether they have a huge garden or a small yard, couples benches are a fantastic addition. Add some outdoor cushions and a pretty throw or two and you have a perfect wedding gift that they will have for years.
#3 A luxury chess set
Again, if you couple are not chess players, then this will be wide of the mark but for those that do, a well-made and designed chess board and exquisite pieces will be a welcome gift.
#4 Monthly gifts for foodies and drink connoisseurs
If the happy couple enjoys their food or are considered experts of wine, gin or beer, then why not buy them one of the many monthly hamper services on offer from the small vineyards, distilleries, breweries or dairies across the country?
From a monthly parcel with amazing cheeses to gin delivered to the doorstep, this is a gift that will raise many a smile. And with some parcels also containing items to keep, it will be a wedding gift that’s a talking point for some time to come.
#5 Designer soft furnishings
They may have already furnished their home but there are bound to be some bits and bobs they would love to receive – a bit like the high-end copper pots and pans.
This time turn your attention to the soft furnishings. Orla Kiely, for example, has some fantastic inspired patterns on various items of soft furnishing or why not invest in woollen items? You can get everything from duvets to pillows, and because they are so well made, they last a lifetime.
#6 For the travelling couple
If the happy couple enjoys short breaks or travel frequently for work or pleasure, then a smart suitcase could be both practical and timeless.
With USB ports, a smart suitcase is more than just a carry case for clothes. And not a bad price either.
#7 Cashmere throw
A fine, soft wool from the Kashmir goat may be on the expensive side but who wouldn’t love to cuddle up on the sofa in its softness? A gift with a little something extra, we think.
#8 Cocktails in a box
The art of buying a wedding gift is to invest in something that the couple would never think of doing so. As we start out in a new home we tend to focus on practical things so why not opt for a cocktail party in a box?
Complete with different glass for different cocktails, it may be a bit pricey but it’s a great way to celebrate their wedding with an after-party.
#9 Cake stand
Again, it may not strike you as the most exciting of wedding gifts, but have you seen some of the designer pieces?
If not, take a look because there are some exquisite pieces that are stunningly beautiful. Admire the cake stands and higher-end items from high street department stores.
The beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder so this wedding gift could be a bit of a risk if you don’t really know the couple that well.
But if you do, buying them a piece of bespoke artwork to adorn their home together. Opt for a style and colour that suits their home. If you opt for a scene, choose something uplifting that when they pass it in the hallway or catch a glimpse of it in the living room, they smile, think of their wedding and think of you…