Wedding gifts for booze lovers

Looking for a wedding gift for the couple that love to drink? Here’s our pick of the best wedding gifts for booze-lovers…

1. Coopers DIY lager kit, £65.40

Get the party started with a brew-it-yourself starter kit. With everything from bottles and lids to carbonation drops, this handy pack makes home-brewing a doddle.

COOPERS BIY Starter Lager Kit, gifts for booze loversPhoto: Inn House Brewery/ The Home Brew Shop

Buy it now: www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk[1]

2. Whiskey blending experience for two, £79

With so many guests buying bits, bobs, things and trinkets, why not indulge your favourite couple with an experience to fill their memories rather than their house?

Man drinking whisky - Virgin Experience DaysPhoto: Virgin Experience Days

Buy it now: www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk[2]

3. Wall-mounted wine rack, £97.99

One of our favourite gifts for booze lovers, this wine rack puts an unconventional twist on a classic gift. The wooden finish looks great and, being mounted, the rack won’t eat up floor or worktop space.

Wall-mounted Home Etc wine rack, gifts for booze loversPhoto: Wayfair

Buy it now: www.wayfair.co.uk[3]

4. Gin and tonic botanicals box, £67.40

Just add the chosen spices to neat gin, splash in the tonic and raise a glass! Includes a range of flavoursome options and a recipe book.

Gin and tonic botanicals box, gifts for booze loversPhoto: Not On The High Street

Buy it now: www.notonthehighstreet.com[4]

5. Himalayan salt shot glasses, £25

Whether they love to throw back a tequila or they just need some measuring glasses, this quirky gift is worth a shot.

Himalayan salt shot glasses, gifts for booze loversPhoto: Root7

Buy it now: www.root7.com[5]

6. Cocktail tool set, £30

This is a versatile, easy-to-store piece of kit that looks as great as it is useful.

John Lewis Pretty Useful Tools Cocktail Tool Set, Tropical Topaz, gifts for booze loversPhoto: John Lewis

Buy it now: www.johnlewis.com[6]

7. Chrome and glass serving trolley, £63.99

Très posh! Nothing says sophistication like wheeling your guests’ drinks straight to their chair.

Chrome and glass serving trolley, gifts for booze loversPhoto: Argos

Buy it now: www.argos.co.uk[7]

8. Whisky decanter with walnut base, £100

A timelessly classy gift, this high quality product from LSA makes a gorgeous centrepiece.

John Lewis LSA International Straight Whisky Decanter with Walnut Base, gifts for booze loversPhoto: John Lewis

Buy it now: www.johnlewis.com[8]

9. Together in spirit(s) novelty apron, £20

This punbelievable apron is fun, friendly, and super cheap too.

Together in spirit(s) novelty apron, gifts for booze loversPhoto: Not On The High Street

Buy it now: www.notonthehighstreet.com[9]

10. 46-Bottle wine cabinet, £449.99

If you really want to splash the cash, this built-in wine cabinet from Hostess is a top-quality gift that the lucky pair will cherish for years to come.

Hostess 46 Bottle Built-in Wine Cabinet, wedding gifts for booze loversPhoto: Hostess

Buy it now: www.hostess.co.uk[10]

If half the couple loves booze but the other is more of a foodie, why not complement your choice with one of our perfect gifts for food lovers[11]


Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page[12], and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account[13] to join in the conversation.

References

  1. ^ www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk (www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk)
  2. ^ www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk (www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk)
  3. ^ www.wayfair.co.uk (www.wayfair.co.uk)
  4. ^ www.notonthehighstreet.com (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  5. ^ www.root7.com (www.root7.com)
  6. ^ www.johnlewis.com (www.johnlewis.com)
  7. ^ www.argos.co.uk (www.argos.co.uk)
  8. ^ www.johnlewis.com (www.johnlewis.com)
  9. ^ www.notonthehighstreet.com (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  10. ^ www.hostess.co.uk (www.hostess.co.uk)
  11. ^ perfect gifts for food lovers (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  12. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  13. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

What gifts do engaged couples really want?

What gifts do engaged couples really want?

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Your friends just got engaged. But don’t rush in with a bottle of champagne or some steadfast-and-pleasing houseplant, because you could be wasting your money.

One4all[1], the gift card created by the Post Office, recently conducted a survey on 1,000 adults in the UK, which aimed to discover what newly-engaged couples wanted most from their family and friends to mark their big news.

Some obvious favourites spring to mind – booze, houseware, wedding decorations. But the answer? But according to the results, soon-to-be-newlyweds would rather receive gift cards or money than trinkets for their home, drinkable treats or, to be frank, anything else.

Over half the participants surveyed revealed that they’d rather receive cash or a gift card, while couple experience days were the third most popular answer.

A personalised, homemade or bespoke present (including artwork and photo gifts) followed, with champagne coming fifth.

With the cost of weddings as high as ever, it’s no surprise that money is deemed the most useful gesture. From dresses and catering to the venue and beyond – including the honeymoon – financial contributions can form a much-needed head start for a big day budget.

But while this may be the case for the engagement gift, what should you do for the wedding? If you need some gift ideas for food lovers[2] or want advice on wedding gift [3]lists in general, we’ve got you covered.

The Post Office gift card can be customised according to occasion and is valid across more than 50,000 UK outlets.


What would be the most useful gift for you on your engagement day? We want to know! Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page[4], and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account[5] to join in the conversation.

References

  1. ^ One4all (www.one4allgiftcard.co.uk)
  2. ^  gift ideas for food lovers (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ wedding gift  (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  4. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  5. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Wedding gifts for food and drink lovers

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Ditch the boring bedsheets and tiresome tea towels and give your food lovers some wedding gifts that will tickle their tastebuds instead

picnic hamper, next.co.uk, Top wedding gifts for food lovers

This handy wicker set includes ceramic plates, plastic glasses, cutlery sets and a corkscrew, plus a fully insulated storage compartment.

Buy it now from Next[1]

READ MORE: Men’s wedding guest fashion – a guy’s guide to nailing seasonal wedding attire[2]


La Hacienda pizza oven, Top wedding gifts for food lovers

Great for pizza parties (or for a spot of marshmallow roasting!), this gift makes a fantastic centrepiece whether you’re using it or not.

Buy it now from Argos[3]


Cheese/serving board, notonthehighstreet.com. Wedding gifts for food lovers

Personal and practical, you can serve up some really tasty delights at your next dinner party with this fine cheese board.

Buy it now from Not On The High Street[4]


Wake up and smell the coffee with this sleek new bean-to-cup espresso machine.

Buy it now from Scott Gear[5]


From brandy-infused melted choc to a lava pool of molten cheese, what’s not to love here?

John Lewis Boska Cast Iron Fondue Set Pro with Wood Handles, johnlewis.com, Top wedding gifts for food lovers

Buy it now from John Lewis[6]


sharing steak plate, notonthehighstreet.com. Wedding gifts for food lovers

Give the lucky couple the chance to impress their guests when they hold their first dinner party as husband and wife.

Buy it now from Not On The High Street[7]


Your food lovers can be super fancy when they host a movie night for friends – or enjoy a touch of vintage coolness when they share a quiet night in.

Popcorn maker, www.wayfair.co.uk, Wedding gifts for food lovers

Buy it now from Wayfair[8]


Piccadilly Hamper, Fortnumandmason.com, Top wedding gifts for food lovers

Spoil them rotten with this mix of exquisite truffles, clotted cream biscuits, preserves, breakfast blend tea and coffee and other treats.

Buy it now from Fortnum and Mason[9]


Get your soon-to-be-wed couple the time-honoured gift of a silver cutlery set.

Robert Welch Malvern 16-Piece Cutlery Set, Ref 71159, £59.99

Buy it now from Lakeland[10]


If they like their morning cappuccino, they’ll love this latest kitchen gadget – meticulously designed to prepare perfect creamy and fine milk froth at the touch of a button.

Buy it now from Melitta[11]

READ MORE: This is how much guests spend on average attending friends’ weddings every year[12]


Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page[13], and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account[14] to join in the conversation.


Here’s how to go to the toilet when you’re wearing a wedding dress

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This genius Ikea bag hack helps brides go the toilet on their wedding day

You’ve dreamt about this day your whole life – lush flowers, beautiful photographs, your partner watching as you float down the isle in an exquisite gown – but I bet hovering over a toilet seat while members of your bridal party hold up your dress wasn’t part of the vision.

Well luckily, one woman has pioneered an incredible hack to save all that awkwardness and gift brides everywhere some much needed privacy in the bathroom. And the best part? It’s virtually free.

In early June inspired bride Tina shared her invention on Facebook, along with instructions for how to make your own and tips for how to use and store it on the day itself. Here’s what to do:

  1. Fold one large Ikea carry bag and cut a hole in the base. Start off small because if it’s too big the bag hack won’t work.
  2. Open the bag out and step inside, with your feet through the hole.
  3. Pull the bag up, allowing your hips to go through the hole (adjust if necessary).
  4. Balance the large straps on your shoulders and you’re ready to go!

On the big day, just step inside the hole and make sure your dress pools above your waist so it sits inside the bag and out of your way.

This simple but genius Ikea bag hack will save you the fuss and embarrassment of asking for help while you pee. So what are you waiting for? Now on your wedding day you can just share the celebrations with your nearest and dearest – and not the stuff you’d rather keep private!

Got a wedding hack to top this one? We want to hear from you. Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page[1], and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account[2] to join in the conversation.

References

  1. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)