It’s been a very long while since I went to a wedding but we’re just coming through wedding season, so I thought maybe this guest post would be useful for those of you wracking your brains on what to buy. Many couples opt for a wedding list, whilst others prefer to let their guests choose. However it goes, this list will give you some practical, thoughtful ideas that the newlyweds will love. Enjoy!
If you’re after a wedding gift for soon-to-be newlyweds, and if they already have their own home and all the main things they need, it can be pretty difficult to know what to get them. After all, you’ll want to get them something they’ll really appreciate, but if they have all the usual stuff, what do you get?
We’ve come up with a few ideas of things that newlyweds will be really grateful for at this special time and beyond, even if they do have pretty much everything they need.
Coffee or Tea Machine
The perfect luxury item that not many people would treat themselves to is a fancy coffee or tea making machine. You can even take advantage of the summer sale on lots of great online stores at the moment which have great offers on coffee and tea makers. You could even get them a set of personalised mugs to go with it if the budget allows, too!
They are likely to have lots of plates and bowls, but they’re possibly unlikely to have enough for all of the guests that will be visiting them over the next few weeks to congratulate them! And besides, everyone always appreciates a nice new set of plates. There are some really lovely ones available from John Lewis.
Fluffy Bathroom Towels
Likewise, if they’re planning on having people over a lot (or hadn’t planned!) some new towels will also come in really handy. They may be a cliche, but investing in some good quality ones that will last them a long time is a good idea and can make the gift instantly more exciting as it will be seen as more of a luxury item than just a standard household necessity. There are some lovely ones available from Debenhams, and if you’re quick, a lot of them are in the sale at the moment!
A New Camera or Camcorder
The ultimate honeymoon accessory – and for documenting married life – is a brand new camera or even a camcorder if you think they’d like to take videos. Getting one with a good insurance policy is a great idea as they’ll have peace of mind knowing that they’re covered if anything happens to it. Don’t forget a case or cover, too.
Wine Glasses and Accessories
They’ll no doubt have absolutely loads of fancy bottles of wine or champagne as gifts for their wedding, so a nice idea would be to get them some lovely glasses to enjoy them from, and to toast to married life together. You could even get personalised engraved wine glasses for a nice personal touch. If you want something a little different to wine glasses but want to stick to the theme of wine, you could go for a different accessory. Things like personalised bottle stoppers are a good idea, as are things like decanters, wine coolers or wine boxes. We love these personalised wine carafes in particular.