Last-minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Not sure what to get your wife or husband-to-be for Valentine’s Day? Start here with our Valentine’s Day 2019 gift guide full of last-minute Valentine’s gift ideas for him, for her and for couples – on every budget…

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Your first Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple is one of the most special ones you’ll have, so getting the gift right is really important – here’s our pick of the best Valentine’s Day gift ideas for every budget…

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £100

Daisy Love Sunshine perfume for her Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: johnlewis.com[1]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £50

Isotoner Ladies Heritage Genuine Suede Moccasins, £45[2]

grey slippers with fur bows Last-minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Every Budget

BUY NOW: totes.co.uk[3]

Guerlain KissKiss Creamy Shaping Lipstick, £25.20[4]

Guerlain Valentines limited edition lipstick Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: escentual.com[5]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £20

B Loved Aromatherapy Scented Candle, £15.50[6]

bloved natural scented aromatherapy candle Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: blovedcandles.com[7]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for her Under £10

Lily O’Briens Honeycomb Crispy Hearts Chocolates, £4.50[8]

Lily O Briens Crispy Heart Collection chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: lilyobriens.co.uk[9]


Valentine’s Day Gifts for him

Valentine’s Day Gifts for him Under £50

Saville Row Company Silk tie, £25[10]

Saville Row Company Silk Tie Navy with Roses Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: savilerowco.com[11]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for him Under £20

Hotel Chocolat Love Potions Chocolate Cocktails, £15[12]

 Hotel Chocolat Love Potions Chocolate Cocktails Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: www.hotelchocolat.com[13]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for him Under £10

Smith & Sinclair Double Dipper, £9[14]

Double Dipper with Lollipop Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: smithandsinclair.com[15]


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples

Valentine’s Day Gifts for you both to enjoy…

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples Under £50

Natural Spa Factory Rose Massage Candle, £25.50[16]

Natural Spa Factory Massage oil Candle Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: www.naturalspafactory.com[17]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples Under £20

Cartwright & Butler Treasure Chest tin With Mint Chocolate, £12 [18]

Cartwright and Butler chocolates Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: cartwrightandbutler.co.uk[19]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Couples Under £10

Flying Tiger Love Hearts 4 in a row, £4[20]

Love Hearts 4 in a Row, Flying Tiger Valentine's Day Gift Ideas on Every Budget

BUY NOW: uk.flyingtiger.com[21]

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts That Keep On Giving

Looking for a thoughtful gift for someone that goes a little further? We have a roundup of gifts that donate to charity, so you can go into Christmas with a lighter conscience than usual.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts That Keep On Giving

Dinny Hall Suffragette Collection[1]

This stunning jewellery collection commemorates the Suffragette movement and there are 11 pieces to choose from. A percentage of each piece is donated to the cause. We particularly love the Halo Pendant at £360[2] with rose cut Amethyst, diamonds and Tsavorite in 22k yellow gold vermeil.

Dinny hall halo pendant suffragette collection last minute Christmas giftsBuy the halo pendant here[3]

The White Company White Heart Foundation Bracelet [4]

For just £29, The White Company is selling this sweet heart bracelet donates 10% of each sale to the White Heart Foundation. The White Heart Foundation supports vulnerable women and children by supporting three key charities including Refuge, Princes Trust and Place2Be.

silver heart and star bracelet from the white company for last minute Christmas giftsBuy this bracelet here[5]

Apple iPhone XR Product (red)[6]

With each product launch, Apple has begun to launch a PRODUCT (red) with donations made to their charity (red) with each purchase. Apple says: ‘A portion of each purchase goes towards counselling, testing, and medication to prevent mothers from passing HIV to their babies.’

iPhone product (red) charitable Christmas presentBuy this iPhone XR here[7]

Astley Clarke x Theirworld Kula Bracelet[8]

This beautiful 18k gold plated bracelet with blue agate and green onyx is made exclusively for the jeweller’s partnership with Theirworld. Theirworld is a charity that aspires to bring vulnerable children a brighter, more promising future. The bracelet costs £95 and 20% of each purchase is donated to the charity.

blue onyx and gold bracelet from Astley Clarke last-minute-christmas-gifts-astley-clarkeBuy this bracelet here[9]

Monica Vinader Nura Friendship Bracelet[10]

The 18k rose gold vermeil Nura friendship bracelet from Monica Vinader[11] donates a generous 50% to Women for Women International. The cause supports women living in conflict by helping them rebuild their lives. The large face on the bracelet is perfect for engraving with a sentimental message, too.

Monica Vinader rose gold friendship bracelet charity last minute christmas giftBuy the Nura bracelet here[12]

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References

  1. ^ Dinny Hall Suffragette Collection (www.dinnyhall.com)
  2. ^ Halo Pendant at £360 (www.dinnyhall.com)
  3. ^ Buy the halo pendant here (www.dinnyhall.com)
  4. ^ The White Company White Heart Foundation Bracelet  (www.thewhitecompany.com)
  5. ^ Buy this bracelet here (www.thewhitecompany.com)
  6. ^ Apple iPhone XR Product (red) (www.apple.com)
  7. ^ Buy this iPhone XR here (www.apple.com)
  8. ^ Astley Clarke x Theirworld Kula Bracelet (www.astleyclarke.com)
  9. ^ Buy this bracelet here (www.astleyclarke.com)
  10. ^ Monica Vinader Nura Friendship Bracelet (www.monicavinader.com)
  11. ^  Nura friendship bracelet from Monica Vinader (www.monicavinader.com)
  12. ^ Buy the Nura bracelet here (www.monicavinader.com)
  13. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  14. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  15. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

Christmas 2018 gift guide: Gifts for her on every budget

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Whether you’re in search of cheap Christmas gifts for her or something more expensive, our festive guide is sure to get you some brownie points on 25 December

Rosie for Autograph Amazing Body Glow

This gorgeous tinted moisturiser from Autograph gives you instantly glowing, healthy-looking skin while enhancing your natural glow.

Buy it now from Marks and Spencer[1]


Blend your favourite teas and gins inside this unique multifunctional gift set – simply fill the filter with your chosen tea flavour and pour the gin through the infuser. And, hey presto!

Buy it now from Amazon[2]


Espresso Martini Set

A great kit for when you’re hosting a party, this set includes two cocktail classes, two flavour mixes in chocolate and vanilla, and a shaker, plus a 50ml bottle of vodka and coffee beans to decorate.

Buy it now from Debenhams[3]


This handmade jewellery stand is made purely out of industrial plumbing copper pipe fittings and is the perfect quirky addition to any dressing table.

Buy it now from Etsy [4]


Clinique Replenishing Hydrator Moisturiser

This rich, oil-free moisturiser instantly rehydrates dry skin, keeping skin plump even 24 hours after application.

Buy it now from eBay[5]


Sanctuary Spa Indulgence Hamper

This luxury gift set is packed with pampering goodies, including body wash, scrub and lotion, a ‘Moisture Burst’ face wash, hand cream, heel balm and eau de toilette.

Buy it now from Boots[6]


Spacemasks

Within minutes of putting on your spacemask, you’ll feel it warm up and start to mellow your tired eyes and face. The soft jasmine scent should help you doze off peacefully, too.

Buy it now from Liberty London[7]


The Positive Planner, £23[8]

The Positive Planner journal

Allow her to indulge in a little self-care with this 12-week organiser and planner, with space for you to add daily reflections and track your mood week by week. There’s also a section for you to plan meals and write shopping lists.

Buy it now from Life and Me[9]


Benefit Lipstick

Get fuller-looking lips in one easy stroke with this travel-sized lipstick, with a comfortable, semi-matte finish that lasts up to eight hours.

Buy it now from eBay[10]


Berry print pyjamas

These soft pyjamas are great for cosying up in the cold winter months. They feature a functional drawstring and fully elasticated waistband, too, so can be easily adjusted for comfortable sleeping.

Buy it now from Cyberjammies[11]


Dior Perfume Set

This luxury set contains a 50ml of Miss Dior’s signature scent, plus a Miss Dior Beautifying Body Milk.

Buy it now from Debenhams[12]


Christmas Eve Gift Box

This gift box has all you need for a cosy night in, including a handmade blossom mug, a bar of chocolate, cookie cutter, party matches, a pair of candy canes and a candle.

Buy it now from Parcel London[13]


Lana diamond table lamp

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? Okay, so this might not be the real deal, but it’ll sure look pretty on your bedside. Choose between a diamond bulb or a plain tube.

Buy it now from Room To Sleep[14]


Moshi USB-C Multiport Adapter

This 3-in-1 multiport adapter allows you to easily connect your smartphone with your laptop, TV or other devices, and even speeds up the laptop-charging process, too. Available in three colours, including silver, satin gold, and – our favourite – golden rose.

Buy it now from Moshi[15]


Heaven Skincare’s new PRISM collection infuses a new groundbreaking formula, helping to protect cells from UV rays, boosting collagen and reversing damage caused by daily stress.

Buy it now from Heaven Skincare[16]


Oliver Bonas Jewellery Box

Store away all your jewellery and trinkets inside this stunning jewellery box, which has been lined with plush velvet in two shades of pink.

Buy it now from Oliver Bonas[17]


Flowers Luxury Gift Set

Sold in a beautiful white gift box, this delightful pampering kit comes with a signature candle, bath and shower gel, body lotion and triple-milled soap – all scented with a light and floral blend.

Buy it now from The White Company[18]


John Lewis Waterford Gin Balloon Glasses

This set of two glasses is ideal for enjoying a crisp gin and tonic or aromatic cocktail over the festive period. They’re presented in a signature black gift box, too.

Buy it now from John Lewis[19]


If unique, statement jewellery is your thing, you can’t go far wrong with this sophisticated pink tweed watch, complete with a sapphire crystal glass front, quick-release wool strap and stainless steel case.

Buy it now from Morris Richardson[20]


ghd Platinum Straightener

These unique straighteners feature precision-milled plates with ultra-gloss coating, allowing for 20% more shine. The sleek design and rounder barrel make styling easier, too.

Buy it now from Feelunique[21]


Grey wool scarf

This cosy wool scarf from the Stockholm-based designer Acne Studios is the perfect companion for the cold British weather.

Buy it from Harvey Nichols[22]


Luxury champagne hamper

Raise a toast to the festive season with this luxury hamper from Charbonnel et Walker. Inside the gift box you’ll find a bottle of Rose Monet, plus a selection of champagne truffles.

Buy it now from Harrods[23]


Bobbi Brown Classic Brush Collection

It’s party season! So make sure you look the part with help from this not-so-basic brush set, featuring six of Bobbi’s best-loved essentials – from the face blender brush to concealer blending brush.

Buy it now from Debenhams[24]


Silver Pendant and Earrings

This elegant silver pendant and earrings set features a swirling infinity design, which is filled with a cubic zirconia embellishment for a touch of sparkle.

Buy it now from Beaverbrooks[25]


Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

This super-light and easy-to-use hairdryer helps you maintain shinier, healthier hair, with three heat settings, a smoothing nozzle and a digital motor that operates quietly.

Buy it now from eBay[26]


Michael Kors Sofie Ladies WatchMichael Kors Sofie Ladies Watch

This gorgeous watch is fastened with a glittering silver and rose gold bracelet, and also comes with a 36mm rose case with a rose gold tone and stone-embellished bezel.

Buy it now from Beaverbrooks[27]


Elemis Jewels of the Sea

This award-winning pro-collagen collection includes all the skincare essentials you need to cleanse, moisturise and reduce fine lines.

Buy it now from Amazon[28]


Not sure whether your skincare products are working? This hi-tech smart mirror takes photographs of your face over time, allowing you to easily monitor your skin for wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, roughness and pores.

Buy it now from HiMirror[29]


Chloé Pearl Embellishment Bracelet, £285

Chloe Pearl Bracelet

This beautiful statement piece is crafted with polished gold-tone brass, topped with two shimmering pearls – the perfect accessory for a glitzy Christmas party.

Buy it now from Harrods[30]


Maison Francis Kurkdjian Perfume, £295

Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfume

This classic eau de parfum is filled with notes of jasmine, saffron, bitter almond, cedar wood, and ambergris, originating from Egypt and Morocco.

Buy it now from Harvey Nichols[31]

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References

  1. ^ Buy it now from Marks and Spencer (www.marksandspencer.com)
  2. ^ Buy it now from Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk)
  3. ^ Buy it now from Debenhams (www.debenhams.com)
  4. ^ Buy it now from Etsy  (www.etsy.com)
  5. ^ Buy it now from eBay (www.ebay.co.uk)
  6. ^ Buy it now from Boots (www.boots.com)
  7. ^ Buy it now from Liberty London (www.libertylondon.com)
  8. ^ The Positive Planner, £23 (lifeandme.com)
  9. ^ Buy it now from Life and Me (lifeandme.com)
  10. ^ Buy it now from eBay (www.ebay.co.uk)
  11. ^ Buy it now from Cyberjammies (www.cyberjammies.co.uk)
  12. ^ Buy it now from Debenhams (www.debenhams.com)
  13. ^ Buy it now from Parcel London (parcellondon.com)
  14. ^ Buy it now from Room To Sleep (www.roomtosleep.co.uk)
  15. ^ Buy it now from Moshi (www.moshi.com)
  16. ^ Buy it now from Heaven Skincare (shop.heavenskincare.com)
  17. ^ Buy it now from Oliver Bonas (www.oliverbonas.com)
  18. ^ Buy it now from The White Company (www.thewhitecompany.com)
  19. ^ Buy it now from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com)
  20. ^ Buy it now from Morris Richardson (www.morrisrichardson.com)
  21. ^ Buy it now from Feelunique (www.feelunique.com)
  22. ^ Buy it from Harvey Nichols (www.harveynichols.com)
  23. ^ Buy it now from Harrods (www.harrods.com)
  24. ^ Buy it now from Debenhams (www.debenhams.com)
  25. ^ Buy it now from Beaverbrooks (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  26. ^ Buy it now from eBay (www.ebay.co.uk)
  27. ^ Buy it now from Beaverbrooks (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  28. ^ Buy it now from Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk)
  29. ^ Buy it now from HiMirror (www.himirror.com)
  30. ^ Buy it now from Harrods (www.harrods.com)
  31. ^ Buy it now from Harvey Nichols (www.harveynichols.com)
  32. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  33. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Christmas gift guide: Gifts for him

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Finding a gift for your man that’s thoughtful, doesn’t cost the world and that he’s sure to love is easier said than done. If you’re in need of a little assistance, these nine Christmas gift ideas for him are sure to put a smile on his face come Christmas morning…

Under £20

Spread this on toast, add it to a sandwich or just eat straight from the jar… who could resist a jar of Reese’s?

This Aussie skincare company that’s just for men has finally landed in the UK, bringing with it six hero products crafted from naturally derived ingredients to hydrate, soothe and revitalise skin.

Snowdonia Cheese gift set

If your man is a fan of a posh cheese, this gift set from Snowdonia Cheese will have him watering at the mouth. The trio of cheeses is made up of a Red Leicester and two vintage cheddars.

Who doesn’t love a board game at Christmas time? If he hasn’t got this all-time classic in his collection, it’s a great excuse to prove once and for all who’s superior when it comes to handling money…

Under £50

Compiled by industry veteran Ian Birch, this book tells the stories behind the most ground-breaking and controversial magazine covers ever published, as told by the people who created them.

Hotel Chocolat chocolate box

This isn’t just any box of chocolates – remove the lid to reveal 27 cakes, cookies, crumbles and more reinvented in chocolate form, from treacle tart to carrot cake. A gift for him that’s a gift for you too (as long as he’s the sharing kind, that is)…

Braun multi grooming shaver kit

A useful gift for those bearded boys, this shaver kit comes with four combs for precision trimming, as well as a cleaning brush and smaller bladed shaver.

Intempo speakers

For the man that loves his music, these bluetooth speakers are sure to be a hit come Christmas morning.

Impressed by the elephant’s form, designer Jørgen Møller adapted the elephant’s trunk to act as a sturdy bottle opener. Made from aluminium, this is one stylish piece to add to the kitchen utensils.

If you want to banish mobiles from the bedroom, but still need something to rouse your other half from bed in the morning, this smart walnut radio from Made will do just the trick.

Salter chalkboard slow cooker

A slow cooker is a great kitchen gadget to have for warm, hearty meals just perfect for winter. We love that you can use chalk on this one too.

Christmas gift guide for him Tile Pro

Prone to losing everything? The clever little bluetooth tracker Tile Pro will make that a trait of the past. You can use it to make your phone ring, even if it’s on silent!

Under £100

This super soft, midweight scarf will keep necks toasty during cold snaps. Choose from five colours.

Evoko Groupie lightening lens

This wide-angle illumination lens is designed for taking video conference calls on the go. Attach to any device and it’ll widen your camera’s capabilities and light up the field of view, ensuring that colleagues and acquaintances can see you clearly.

Prada Luna Rossa Black eau de parfum

With notes of bergamot, amber wood and patchouli, this woody scent gives off a seductive masculine energy.

If he’s a trainer buff, these handsome sky blue kicks from French sports brand Le Coq Sportif are sure to become a firm favourite.

Emporio Armani brown leather watch

This smart retro-style watch will tells the date as well as the time, featuring a thick brown leather strap with mock croc markings.

Crafted from robust full-grain leather, it’ll only get softer and more patinated with wear. There’s four card slots in total, with a central slip that’s perfect for storing receipts.

Budget breakers

Francis Francis Illy coffee machine

Every man needs a good coffee machine in his life. Not only does this one make fabulous cafe-worthy coffee, it’ll look pretty swish on your kitchen countertop too.

Suunto graphite traverse watch

This GPS watch is the ideal companion for hiking or trekking; it’ll track your route, count calories burnt, record speed, altitude and even give you weather forecasts and storm warnings. Impressive!

christmas gifts for him

Bring the cinema experience home with this great soundbar. Surely this gift doubles up as a gift for you too?

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References

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

Luxury groom’s gifts to spoil your man on your wedding day

There’s a lot to celebrate on your wedding day, but why not kick-start the celebrations by spoiling your partner with something special? We’ve done the searching to help you find the best luxury groom’s gifts.

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Groom’s Gifts- Our Guide

Wedding day scent

We do love a wedding day scent, one that will spark nostalgia with each spritz. Pick wisely, with all the hugs and kisses your man will be handing out on the big day, he’ll have a lot of guests in close proximity. Give the gift of a luxurious scent to ensure he is a scent to behold. 

Jo Malone London x Huntsman in Birch and Black Pepper – £120[1]

Buy this Jo Malone fragrance here[2]

The Birch and Black Pepper Cologne stood out to us in the new range. A subtle blend of sophisticated scents suitable for day-to-night wedding celebrations.

Luxury leather goods

Good quality leather just gets better with age. By gifting your partner some supple leather items, you can watch to see who withstands the test of time better!

Mulberry Heritage Weekender – £1,150 [3]

Buy this Mulberry weekender here[4]

We’re sure you won’t need to give your husband-to-be any more reason to be excited about your honeymoon, but gift him this bag and you’ll send his excitement over the edge.

Aspinal card holder – £55[5]

Buy this Aspinal card holder here[6]

Gone are the days of carrying tons of cash, this Aspinal card holder[7] is sleek and compact and you can customise it with your partner’s initials to make it even more special. 

A luxury timepiece

When it comes to buying the groom’s gifts, there is nothing better than a shiny new watch. It’s a luxurious and thoughtful gift and a fantastic token to mark your special day.

TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Men’s Watch- £2,050[8]

Buy this Tag watch here[9]

We particularly love this Tag Carrera watch as it’s a classic, clean-cut style that’s sure to withstand the test of time (excuse the pun). The metal strap and dark face are sophisticated simplicity and we’re sure your groom would agree.

Baume & Mercier Classima 18ct Rose Gold Men’s Watch- £3,350[10]

Simplify things even further with this Baume & Mercier watch[11], which would make a fantastic gift. The leather strap and rose gold face combined create a handsome and classy watch fitting for a gentleman. Plus, who wouldn’t love the visible mechanism on the back? 

Celebratory drinks

Your groom will be getting ready with his groomsmen whilst you’re occupied with your bridesmaids. Why not send him a gift he can share on your wedding day?

Dom Perignon Vintage – £150[12]

Who doesn’t love a bit of fancy pop? Dom is the ultimate in luxury champagne and we’re sure your husband-to-be will enjoy popping the cork on this one!

Johnnie Walker Blue Label- £125[13]

A whisky tipple does have an air of sophistication around it. With this premium grade Johnnie Walker you’ll be enabling the boy’s club scene which could quite likely follow, but if he can’t on his wedding day- when can he?

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References

  1. ^ Jo Malone London x Huntsman in Birch and Black Pepper – £120 (www.jomalone.co.uk)
  2. ^ Buy this Jo Malone fragrance here (www.jomalone.co.uk)
  3. ^ Mulberry Heritage Weekender – £1,150  (www.mulberry.com)
  4. ^ Buy this Mulberry weekender here (www.mulberry.com)
  5. ^ Aspinal card holder – £55 (www.aspinaloflondon.com)
  6. ^ Buy this Aspinal card holder here (www.aspinaloflondon.com)
  7. ^ Aspinal card holder (www.aspinaloflondon.com)
  8. ^ TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Men’s Watch- £2,050 (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  9. ^ Buy this Tag watch here (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  10. ^ Baume & Mercier Classima 18ct Rose Gold Men’s Watch- £3,350 (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  11. ^ Baume & Mercier watch (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  12. ^ Dom Perignon Vintage – £150 (www.fortnumandmason.com)
  13. ^ Johnnie Walker Blue Label- £125 (www.amazon.co.uk)
  14. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  15. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Luxury groom gifts to spoil your man on your wedding day

There’s a lot to celebrate on your wedding day, but why not kick-start the celebrations by spoiling your partner with something special? We’ve done the searching to help you find the best luxury groom gifts.

8-things-your-groom-is-secretly-thinking-liamsmithphotography.com m&d330

Groom Gifts- Our Guide

Wedding day scent

We do love a wedding day scent, one that will spark nostalgia with each spritz. Pick wisely, with all the hugs and kisses your man will be handing out on the big day, he’ll have a lot of guests in close proximity. Give the gift of a luxurious scent to ensure he is a scent to behold. 

Jo Malone London x Huntsman in Birch and Black Pepper – £120[1]

Buy this Jo Malone fragrance here[2]

The Birch and Black Pepper Cologne stood out to us in the new range. A subtle blend of sophisticated scents suitable for day-to-night wedding celebrations.

Luxury leather goods

Good quality leather just gets better with age. By gifting your partner some supple leather items, you can watch to see who withstands the test of time better!

Mulberry Heritage Weekender – £1,150 [3]

Buy this Mulberry weekender here[4]

We’re sure you won’t need to give your husband-to-be any more reason to be excited about your honeymoon, but gift him this bag and you’ll send his excitement over the edge.

Aspinal card holder – £55[5]

Buy this Aspinal card holder here[6]

Gone are the days of carrying tons of cash, this Aspinal card holder[7] is sleek and compact and you can customise it with your partner’s initials to make it even more special. 

A luxury timepiece

When it comes to buying the groom gifts, there is nothing better than a shiny new watch. It’s a luxurious and thoughtful gift and a fantastic token to mark your special day.

TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Men’s Watch- £2,050[8]

Buy this Tag watch here[9]

We particularly love this Tag Carrera watch as it’s a classic, clean-cut style that’s sure to withstand the test of time (excuse the pun). The metal strap and dark face are sophisticated simplicity and we’re sure your groom would agree.

Baume & Mercier Classima 18ct Rose Gold Men’s Watch- £3,350[10]

Simplify things even further with this Baume & Mercier watch[11], which would make a fantastic gift. The leather strap and rose gold face combined create a handsome and classy watch fitting for a gentleman. Plus, who wouldn’t love the visible mechanism on the back? 

Celebratory drinks

Your groom will be getting ready with his groomsmen whilst you’re occupied with your bridesmaids. Why not send him a gift he can share on your wedding day?

Dom Perignon Vintage – £150[12]

Who doesn’t love a bit of fancy pop? Dom is the ultimate in luxury champagne and we’re sure your husband-to-be will enjoy popping the cork on this one!

Johnnie Walker Blue Label- £125[13]

A whisky tipple does have an air of sophistication around it. With this premium grade Johnnie Walker you’ll be enabling the boy’s club scene which could quite likely follow, but if he can’t on his wedding day- when can he?

READ MORE:


Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page[14], and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account[15] to join in the conversation.

References

  1. ^ Jo Malone London x Huntsman in Birch and Black Pepper – £120 (www.jomalone.co.uk)
  2. ^ Buy this Jo Malone fragrance here (www.jomalone.co.uk)
  3. ^ Mulberry Heritage Weekender – £1,150  (www.mulberry.com)
  4. ^ Buy this Mulberry weekender here (www.mulberry.com)
  5. ^ Aspinal card holder – £55 (www.aspinaloflondon.com)
  6. ^ Buy this Aspinal card holder here (www.aspinaloflondon.com)
  7. ^ Aspinal card holder (www.aspinaloflondon.com)
  8. ^ TAG Heuer Carrera Automatic Men’s Watch- £2,050 (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  9. ^ Buy this Tag watch here (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  10. ^ Baume & Mercier Classima 18ct Rose Gold Men’s Watch- £3,350 (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  11. ^ Baume & Mercier watch (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  12. ^ Dom Perignon Vintage – £150 (www.fortnumandmason.com)
  13. ^ Johnnie Walker Blue Label- £125 (www.amazon.co.uk)
  14. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  15. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

How to Choose a Watch for Your Groom

When the big day arrives, you want it to be as memorable for your groom as it is for you. There are lots of things you can do to make that happen from the moment he wakes up on the big day. What about a special gift of something that he can wear throughout the day? A timepiece is an excellent choice and we’ll guide you through how to choose a watch for your groom.

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How to Choose a Watch for Your Groom

A new timepiece gives your groom something to complement his wedding suit, something that can truly speak to his personality. However, it’s a gift that he will keep on using day after day, so choose wisely! How do you make a choice? Here are a few suggestions any bride-to-be can work with to make sure it’s a good one.

Consider his personality

The point of this purchase- which is likely to be a costly one- is to find a watch that will suit your man and accurately reflects who he is. It needs to be something that speaks to his personality and his own personal style. Here are a few examples to give you an idea:

Modern sophistication

So your man is sophisticated enough that he knows the difference between dressing up and just getting dressed. A timepiece for this type of man needs the same consideration.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34[1] is a classic and faultless in every way. You’ll be hard pushed to find someone who doesn’t like it and it’s a sure-fire winner.

rolex oyster perpetual 34 How to Choose a Watch for Your GroomBuy this Rolex here[2]

The Emporio Armani Chronograph Mesh[3] watch is a great choice. Despite the large face and dials, it is far from chunky with the slimline mesh bracelet and round face.

Armani Mesh watch how-to-choose-a-watch-for-your-groomBuy this watch here[4]

Similarly to the Rolex but slightly more affordable and with a larger face, the Tag Heuer Carrera is also a classic option for the minimalist type.

tag heuer Carrera how to buy a watch for your groom Buy this watch here[5]

Consider his interests

Everyone has varied interests and hobbies when buying a watch, you should probably take this into account. If he’s the outdoorsy type or a technology lover, your choice of watch should consider these interests.

The Adventurer

Consider the Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42[6] watch for the groom who loves adventure. This is a premium, luxury timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters and features a rotating bezel and an automatic movement.

How to Choose a Watch for Your Groom Breitling b01 ChronographBuy this watch here[7]

Or if he is more of a metal watch strap kind of guy, then the Breitling Navitimer is also a fantastic choice. There’s so much going on with this watch it’s sure to be a conversation-starting timepiece forever.

how-to-buy-a-watch-for-your-groom-breitling-navitimerBuy this watch here[8]

The Sportsman

If your future husband likes to stay active, or if he’s into his health and fitness, why not get him a watch he can really get some use out of? The Apple Watch 4[9] looks sleek and subtle, he won’t look like he’s carrying a small computer on his wrist. It also has a load of fitness features to appease any sportsman.

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The Intellectual

We’re certainly not claiming any men who fit the above descriptions above are not intellectual. However, what we mean is a more intellectual style, think preppy professor. If your groom fits this description, we would recommend the Tissot Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart Automatic[10] watch.

how-to-choose-a-watch-for-your-groom-tissotBuy this watch here[11]

Another option is the Frederique Constant[12]. It is smart and sleek without being too flashy. You can rest assured it’s a quality watch without all the bells and whistles.

how-to-buy-a-https://frederiqueconstant.com/test/watch-finder/slimline/slimline-classics-automatic-fc-306mc4s36/watch-for-your-groom-frederique- constantBuy this watch here[13]

Consider his budget

Finally, ask yourself how much would he be likely to spend if he was purchasing the watch for himself. This is important as you do not want your choice of watch to be out of character.

At the top end of your budget may be luxury brands such as Hublot, Rolex or Breitling. A more modest budget that still offers enough to choose something of very high quality allows you to consider brands such as Tag and Armani. A budget-minded groom might be more comfortable with something from Daniel Wellington[14] or Hugo Boss[15].

The choice of a watch that reflects your groom’s personality, interests and budget will be a gift that will make your wedding day truly memorable. Moreover, every time he wears his watch in the future, he will remember the care and consideration that went into the purchase.

Your gesture will still be important to him long after the cake and decorations are gone.

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References

  1. ^ Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 (www.rolex.com)
  2. ^ Buy this Rolex here (www.rolex.com)
  3. ^ Emporio Armani Chronograph Mesh (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  4. ^ Buy this watch here (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  5. ^ Buy this watch here (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  6. ^ Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph 42 (www.breitling.com)
  7. ^ Buy this watch here (www.breitling.com)
  8. ^ Buy this watch here (www.goldsmiths.co.uk)
  9. ^ The Apple Watch 4 (www.apple.com)
  10. ^ Tissot Tradition Powermatic 80 Open Heart Automatic (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  11. ^ Buy this watch here (www.beaverbrooks.co.uk)
  12. ^ Frederique Constant (frederiqueconstant.com)
  13. ^ Buy this watch here (frederiqueconstant.com)
  14. ^ Daniel Wellington (www.danielwellington.com)
  15. ^ Hugo Boss (www.hugoboss.com)
  16. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  17. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  18. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

10 Groom Gifts to Surprise Your man With on Your Wedding day

If you want to find the perfect groom gift to surprise your man with on your wedding day, there are so many personalised and thoughtful groom’s gifts to suit every budget. So choose from our list of groom gifts below and it’s sure to be a winner.

10 groom gifts to surprise your man with on your wedding dayGroom Gifts to Surprise Your man With on Your Wedding day

Seeing as you’ll be wearing your beautiful new dress, and likely new jewellery[1] and shoes[2], it’s only fair that your groom gets a little something special on the wedding day – apart from the gift of marrying you, of course!

Why not buy something that reflects his hobbies? If he’s mad about football, why not buy him a season ticket to watch his favourite team play?

If he loves a certain band, buy him tickets to see their live concert. It may seem obvious, but these touches will show your husband-to-be just how much he means to you.

Your man will most likely be feeling a little jittery before the ceremony, so why not send him a bottle of whiskey and a box of cigars to share with his groomsmen and to calm his nerves?

Whatever you send, accompany it with a handwritten letter telling him how much you can’t wait to see him. Spritz a little of your signature scent on the paper and he’ll be feeling romantic in no time.

10 groom gifts to surprise your man with on your wedding day Quartz watch

If you want something traditional that you know your groom will love, then you can’t go far wrong with this stylish watch.

For the more modern groom, a wristwatch is a perfect gift for the morning of the wedding. Attach a note with the time of the ceremony (along the lines of ‘See you at 1 pm!’) for a cute personal touch.

Buy it now from Amazon[3]


10 groom gifts to surprise your man with on your wedding day

A hip flask is another traditional groom’s gift – we particularly like this modern version from David-Louise Designs. You can engrave it with your groom’s name and a personal message –  wrap it with a bottle of your man’s favourite spirit for a gift he’ll cherish.

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


10 groom gifts to surprise your man with on your wedding day Cufflinks

Give your groom something to complete his outfit on the morning of the big day. These cufflinks from Posh Totty Designs can be worn again on special occasions and your anniversary, too.

Buy it now from Posh Totty Designs[5]


10 groom gifts to surprise your man with on your wedding day Our Record Print

Putting your favourite memories on display is a sweet idea and gifting your favourite memories couldn’t be easier, and we love this framed record of your first dance song.

Buy it now from GettingPersonal.co.uk[6]


10-grooms-gifts-to-surprise-your-man-with-on-the-wedding-day-personalised-giant-photo-booth-print-The-Drifting-Bear-Co-notonthehighstreet-£65£65, The Drifting Bear Co. at[7] Notonthehighstreet[8]

We think these photo-booth-style frames are seriously cool – just fill them with pictures of you and your husband-to-be, display them in your venue, then hang them in your home afterwards!

Buy it now from Not On The High Street[9]


Another great option and something more personal is this monogrammed wash bag, made with tough, smooth buffalo leather.

Buy it now from Not On The High Street[10]


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If you’ve agreed that you won’t spend a lot of money on each other, choose one of these little-added extras just to show him you’re thinking about him. This personalised box is a keepsake that you’re likely to keep hold of, plus it’s something you can get out on every anniversary.

Buy it now from Not On The High Street[11]


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This book may have been written in 1913, but it’s is sure to have your groom giggling to himself as he gets ready.

Buy it now from Amazon[12]


10 groom gifts to surprise your man with on your wedding day

Why not get your groom some stylish socks? These ones are sure to beat any of the pairs he’s received for Christmases or birthdays.

Buy it now from London Sock Company[13]


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References

  1. ^ jewellery (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ shoes (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ Buy it now from Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk)
  4. ^ Buy it now from Not On The High Street (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  5. ^ Buy it now from Posh Totty Designs (www.poshtottydesigns.com)
  6. ^ Buy it now from GettingPersonal.co.uk (www.gettingpersonal.co.uk)
  7. ^ £65, The Drifting Bear Co. at (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  8. ^ Notonthehighstreet (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  9. ^ Buy it now from Not On The High Street (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  10. ^ Buy it now from Not On The High Street (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  11. ^ Buy it now from Not On The High Street (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  12. ^ Buy it now from Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk)
  13. ^ Buy it now from London Sock Company (www.londonsockcompany.com)
  14. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  15. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  16. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

Best beauty products for tired skin and under-eye bags

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Worried about looking exhausted on your wedding day? Maxine Briggs goes on the hunt for the best beauty products for tired skin

I’ve recently changed my morning beauty routine to include a dose of Vitamin C, as I learnt that L-Ascorbic Acid treatments are great for tired skin because of their ability to neutralise free radicals (I’ll get to the science bit later).

Eviternity Age Defence Super Serum is packed with natural extracts and clinically-proven active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and extract of Kakadu Plum. I use one drop (handily comes with a dropper) each morning and apply in light upwards movements across the cheeks, forehead and round the chin.

READ MORE: The best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2018[1]

It’s super light and easy and absorbs in seconds, which is important as I don’t have much wiggle room in my morning routine for creams to soak in. Apply before moisturiser and SPF.

I’ve been using this now for two months and I feel my skin looks more radiant and I like the fact I’m helping my skin fight free radicals (pesky free radicals can be created from pollution such as smog, dust, cigarette smoke and the sun). This product is also vegetarian and cruelty free – another bonus.

Buy it now from Eviternity[2]


I’ve never been much of a powder puff girl, as I worry I might start looking a bit Bette Davis in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane. But I was convinced by the make-up counter in Space NK to give Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder a go.

And I love it! It is light, lovely and luscious – it sets my face for the day. And this is the best bit: it feeds your skin while you go about your day.

It’s also packed with hyaluronic acid, which reduces the appearance of pores, fine lines and other imperfections. The silica micro-beads provide a matte finish, so you can also use on just moisturised skin if you want to go make-up free but add a little protection.

I use this every day, and I love it at weekends when I want downtime from my usual skin care routine. It’s so easy to use you just need a nice brush to lightly apply.

Buy it now from Selfridges[3]


Vanderohe facial serum 16.35.55

A gentle stroll through an English garden smelling cut grass and the sweetness of flowers is what the creator Olivia Thorpe wants to evoke when you use Vanderohe No 1 Nourishing Face Serum.

And it does smell absolutely delicious. I love using this product; it’s brilliantly absorbing and feels rich without making your skin feel greasy, an issue with some facial oils.

The oil is packed with a blend of skin-rejuvenating organic plant oils that are known for their firming, toning properties and each serum is handcrafted by Olivia, which is incredible attention to detail and further ensures the ingredients are blended perfectly every time.

I’ve been using this product for three weeks and I love how soft my skin feels. I especially love using the serum in the evening before bed – drifting off smelling the roses knowing I’m feeding my skin the good stuff.

READ MORE: 15 multipurpose beauty hacks[4]

Another thing to note is Olivia is offsetting her carbon footprint by contributing to a tree-planting scheme while donating 10% to the Marine Conservation Project, run by Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives.

Buy it now from Vanderohe[5]


Eye serum

I find most eye creams a bit gloopy and too rich for my skin around the eyes. If I use a particularly powerful cream, I end up looking like Deputy Dawg the next morning!

But, I have found a solution – AQ Skin Solutions Eye Serum. It has been specially formulated to be used to treat the delicate area around the eye, with the formula containing a unique blend of peptides and Growth Factor Technology

It stimulates the skin’s natural process of repair and rejuvenation by providing the biological elements that are present in young, healthy skin.

I use a tiny amount every other evening just before bed – I follow the eye socket bone to minimise any overloading of product, which is light an easily absorbed.

I’ve been using the serum for three months and there’s still quite a bit left, so it does last. My eyes look fresher in the morning and there’s definitely no sign of a cartoon character lurking.

Buy it now from AQ Skin Solutions[6]


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References

  1. ^ READ MORE: The best beauty advent calendars for Christmas 2018 (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ Buy it now from Eviternity (www.peelsandseals.com)
  3. ^ Buy it now from Selfridges (www.selfridges.com)
  4. ^ READ MORE: 15 multipurpose beauty hacks (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  5. ^ Buy it now from Vanderohe (www.vanderohe.com)
  6. ^ Buy it now from AQ Skin Solutions (aqskinsolutions.co.uk)
  7. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  8. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

The ultimate bride’s gifts to give your wife-to-be on your wedding day

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When the big day arrives, treat your lovely lady with a gift that shows just how much you love her. Here are ten bride gifts that are sure to make her feel special…

Personalised silver charm necklace

This beautiful necklace features two circular, intertwined charms that can be personalised – a truly special gift that your bride-to-be will cherish.

His and hers luggage tags

Whether it’s for a grand globe-trotting honeymoon or a short weekend away, these silicone luggage tags will certainly stand out from the crowd.

Personalised I Love You book

Tell your bride all the reasons you love her with this adorable personalised ‘I Love You’ notebook.

READ MORE: The ultimate groom’s gifts to give your husband-to-be on your wedding day[1]

Jenny Packham Ultimate Happiness Candle

This gold-leaf candle from bridal designer Jenny Packham is scented with notes of neroli, mimosa and lemon, and is even said to help your bride feel more positive.

Personalised tote bag

Help your bride feel honeymoon-ready with this stylish personalised tote bag – a great companion for the beach.

Personalised jewellery box

Personalise this charming jewellery box for your bride to store all her favourite necklaces, earrings and other special trinkets.

Silver bangle for bride

This charming bangle features an array of cute inscriptions, including ‘cue the confetti’, ‘kiss the bride’, ‘tie the knot’, ‘toss the bouquet’, and more.

Bride compact mirror

A must-have for any bride on the big day, this sleek compact mirror will fit neatly into any clutch bag or purse.

Passport covers

Filled with two clear pockets, make sure you take these personalised leather passport holders with you on your travels.

Mr & Mrs champagne flutes

Toast to your new lives together with these Mr & Mrs champagne flutes, complete with a classy gold ring around the rim.

READ MORE: 17 heartfelt gifts for your bridesmaids[2]


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