5 things to consider when building your wedding gift list

Married couple gift listThe Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop[1] explains how to build the ultimate wedding gift list for your big day

Creating a wedding gift list can be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your big day, and has lots of added benefits, too.

Not only will it save your guests the time and effort of finding a suitable present, but in turn you’ll also receive gifts you actually like, rather than the kind of items that end up hidden away at the back of the cupboard.

So, when it comes to building your own wedding gift list, where do you start? We called upon the team at the UK’s longest established gift service, The Wedding Shop[2], to ask their top tips and advice – here’s what they had to say…

Upgrade basic items

Pink bathroomThe Wedding Shop

If, like many couples, you have been living together for a while before you get married, a wedding gift list is the perfect opportunity to upgrade the everyday items you have in your house or flat already.

Whether it’s lavish new bed linen, gorgeously soft towels, or that coffee maker you’ve both always wanted, your gift-list is the perfect opportunity to ask for those little luxuries that will make daily life that bit more special.

Choose gifts that reflect your personalities

Pink armchairThe Wedding Shop

It’s always best for you both to be involved in the gift-list building process from the very start – that way, members from each of your families will be able to purchase items with either one or both of you in mind.

At The Wedding Shop[3], we also offer a range of experiences[4], or you can opt for a honeymoon fund[5], so that you’ll have something special to look forward to after the big day. With our flexible service, you’ll be able to get the gifts that you really want.

Include a range of price points

Blue sofaThe Wedding Shop

Make sure to include a wide range of price points within your selection. You’ll be surprised at how generous your guests will be, so it’s a good idea to include higher-priced items, too!

Plus, at The Wedding Shop[6] we offer the option of Group Gifting, allowing multiple guests to contribute to those pricier items, so you can list that sofa you’ve always wanted.

Start building your list early

Clock on wallThe Wedding Shop

It’s a good idea to create your gift list before you send out your invitations, so that you can let your guests know how to purchase you a gift at the same time.

The Wedding Shop also offers complementary insert cards, which you can include within your invitations to let guests know how to find your gift list. Alternatively, you can send out a URL link to your personal list, or add it to your wedding website.

Be flexible

Cactus plantsThe Wedding Shop

A lot can change in the space of a year, so it’s important to opt for a service that gives you the flexibility that you’ll need.

At The Wedding Shop, we give you the option to swap products before finalising your gift[7] selection, so that you can receive the gifts that you really want.

The Wedding Shop delivers flexibility and unlimited choice, with a personal touch and expert advice from our Gift Gurus[8]. Combine products you love with honeymoon and cash contributions and even add a charity fund that is close to your heart. Create your ultimate gift list[9] today at weddingshop.com[10].

READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out[11]


References

  1. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  2. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  3. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  4. ^ range of experiences (www.weddingshop.com)
  5. ^ honeymoon fund (www.weddingshop.com)
  6. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  7. ^ gift (www.weddingshop.com)
  8. ^ Gift Gurus (www.weddingshop.com)
  9. ^ ultimate gift list (www.weddingshop.com)
  10. ^ weddingshop.com (www.weddingshop.com)
  11. ^ READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out (www.weddingideasmag.com)

5 things to consider when building your wedding gift list

Married couple gift listThe Wedding Shop

The Wedding Shop[1] explains how to build the ultimate wedding gift list for your big day

Creating a wedding gift list can be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your big day, and has lots of added benefits, too.

Not only will it save your guests the time and effort of finding a suitable present, but in turn you’ll also receive gifts you actually like, rather than the kind of items that end up hidden away at the back of the cupboard.

So, when it comes to building your own wedding gift list, where do you start? We called upon the team at the UK’s longest established gift service, The Wedding Shop[2], to ask their top tips and advice – here’s what they had to say…

Upgrade basic items

Pink bathroomThe Wedding Shop

If, like many couples, you have been living together for a while before you get married, a wedding gift list is the perfect opportunity to upgrade the everyday items you have in your house or flat already.

Whether it’s lavish new bed linen, gorgeously soft towels, or that coffee maker you’ve both always wanted, your gift-list is the perfect opportunity to ask for those little luxuries that will make daily life that bit more special.

Choose gifts that reflect your personalities

Pink armchairThe Wedding Shop

It’s always best for you both to be involved in the gift-list building process from the very start – that way, members from each of your families will be able to purchase items with either one or both of you in mind.

At The Wedding Shop[3], we also offer a range of experiences[4], or you can opt for a honeymoon fund[5], so that you’ll have something special to look forward to after the big day. With our flexible service, you’ll be able to get the gifts that you really want.

Include a range of price points

Blue sofaThe Wedding Shop

Make sure to include a wide range of price points within your selection. You’ll be surprised at how generous your guests will be, so it’s a good idea to include higher-priced items, too!

Plus, at The Wedding Shop[6] we offer the option of Group Gifting, allowing multiple guests to contribute to those pricier items, so you can list that sofa you’ve always wanted.

Start building your list early

Clock on wallThe Wedding Shop

It’s a good idea to create your gift list before you send out your invitations, so that you can let your guests know how to purchase you a gift at the same time.

The Wedding Shop also offers complementary insert cards, which you can include within your invitations to let guests know how to find your gift list. Alternatively, you can send out a URL link to your personal list, or add it to your wedding website.

Be flexible

Cactus plantsThe Wedding Shop

A lot can change in the space of a year, so it’s important to opt for a service that gives you the flexibility that you’ll need.

At The Wedding Shop, we give you the option to swap products before finalising your gift[7] selection, so that you can receive the gifts that you really want.

The Wedding Shop delivers flexibility and unlimited choice, with a personal touch and expert advice from our Gift Gurus[8]. Combine products you love with honeymoon and cash contributions and even add a charity fund that is close to your heart. Create your ultimate gift list[9] today at weddingshop.com[10].

READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out[11]


References

  1. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  2. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  3. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  4. ^ range of experiences (www.weddingshop.com)
  5. ^ honeymoon fund (www.weddingshop.com)
  6. ^ The Wedding Shop (www.weddingshop.com)
  7. ^ gift (www.weddingshop.com)
  8. ^ Gift Gurus (www.weddingshop.com)
  9. ^ ultimate gift list (www.weddingshop.com)
  10. ^ weddingshop.com (www.weddingshop.com)
  11. ^ READ MORE: What’s your perfect wedding gift list? Take the quiz to find out (www.weddingideasmag.com)

The ultimate groom’s gifts to give your husband-to-be on your wedding day

Hawes and Curtis three piece suitHawes and Curtis

The big day is fast approaching, but what do you get the man who has everything – he is marrying you, after all. Here’s seven special groom’s gifts[1] sure to ease his nerves come the day of the wedding…

1. His favourite tipple in a fancy hip flask

Give your other half some dutch courage by sending him a mini bottle of his favourite liquor in a leather-lined hip flask. This handsome one from Aspinal of London[2] is just about smart enough to swig on in moments of need throughout the day.

2. A personalised print

If it’s a sentimental gift you’re after, a personalised art print should do the trick. This one here from Bookishly[3] charts the night sky from the exact location and date of your wedding, making it a totally unique gift that marks when your star aligned forever.

3. Cigars

If your other half is partial to a cigar, treat him and his fellow groomsmen to a box full of them from J Cortes[4]. These ones are nice and mild, so a puff or two won’t leave them smelling to high heaven.

READ MORE: Free hen party games to print off and play now[5]

4. A watch

One of the pricier options when it comes to groom’s gifts, giving your man a watch will at least ensure he’s at the top of the aisle on time. To make it extra special, opt for engraving on the reverse of the watch face. Links of London have a great selection of more affordable timepieces, like this rose gold plated Noble style.[6]

5. The power of words

Go all-out romantic and show him why you’re marrying him with a letter, fun craft or even a book full of love notes. PaperBoundLove[7], via Etsy, will create a custom hardcover book, filled with 100 pages of why you want to marry your soulmate. There’s a number of different design options, with a number of sizes and paper types.

6. Cufflinks

Present him with a very special pair of cufflinks for the big day. There’s a whole host of designs out there to choose from, from engraved numbers to wacky shapes and sizes. If he’s partial to a designer brand, this sterling silver pair from Hermes[8] are sure to impress.

7. A silver card holder

Sticking with the silver theme, this gift may seem simple, but get it engraved with something special – maybe your initials, wedding date or even a loving message – and he’ll think of you every time he uses it. This sterling silver one from Tiffany[9] fits either business cards or credit cards.

READ MORE: 17 heartfelt gifts for your bridesmaids[10]


Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page[11], and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account[12] to join in the conversation.

References

  1. ^ groom’s gifts (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ Aspinal of London (www.aspinaloflondon.com)
  3. ^ Bookishly (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  4. ^ J Cortes (www.havanahouse.co.uk)
  5. ^ READ MORE: Free hen party games to print off and play now (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  6. ^ rose gold plated Noble style. (www.linksoflondon.com)
  7. ^ PaperBoundLove (www.etsy.com)
  8. ^ Hermes (www.hermes.com)
  9. ^ Tiffany (www.tiffany.co.uk)
  10. ^ READ MORE: 17 heartfelt gifts for your bridesmaids (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  11. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  12. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

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)