The Wedding Shop Gift Gurus highlight this season’s Top 5 Gift List Picks
A wedding gift list is so personal, and gives a wonderful opportunity to stamp your style as a newly wed couple on your home. Your guests will love choosing items they know you will love, so make sure you choose the right place to register.
The Wedding Shop is an award-winning gift list registry. With a product portfolio of more than 350 leading luxury and boutique brands, they offer a bespoke service, including an expertly curated collection of gifts for the discerning, individual and style-savvy couple. We asked their team of ‘Gift Gurus’ to predict the products set to be top of this season’s gift lists.
Elizabeth Scarlett Palmier Coral Cushion £50.00
Inspired by the magnificent palm trees that line the French Riviera, this coveted cushion features hand illustrated gold and white palm trees embroidered onto a cotton base.
Kitchen Craft Round Paddle Board £67.00
Ideal for couples who love to entertain, and perfect for the ultimate stylish charcuterie board, this on trend paddle board shows off the natural beauty of mango wood and white marble.
LSA Mixed Bouquet Vase £40.00
The elegant handmade LSA vases come in a variety of shapes and sizes from £10.00. Specially designed for tall bouquets, the classic tapered waist of the mixed bouquet vase draws stems together making flower-arranging super simple.
Roberts Radio Revival Mini £150.00
The iconic retro radio with its 1950s aesthetic and compact size would make a great addition to any newlywed’s home. We love it in this vibrant orange, to add a pop of colour to any room.
Waterford Crystal Mixology Glasses from £100 for set of 4 tumblers
There are always reasons to raise a glass when newly married. So it’s a perfect excuse to update your glassware. The fabulous Mixology Collection by Waterford mixes fine cut crystal with vibrant colours for the ultimate drinking experience.
Gift Guru Melissa Wooler shares her expert advice on how to create the ultimate gift list.
Choose something for everyone
“Including a variety of price points on your gift list gives guests the opportunity to buy you something you’ll love, regardless of their budget’ says Melissa. ‘Plus some guests really enjoying buying multiple little items to create a more personalised bundle of gifts instead of sticking to one big ticket product.”
Look for opportunities to upgrade
A gift list is the perfect opportunity to update and upgrade your home essentials. As Melissa suggests, “It’s time to retire the leaking kettle, and swap out those Ikea plates you’ve had since university, and invest in quality items that were built to last”.
Melissa also advises considering year-round gifts. “So you’re getting married in the summer, and all you think that you need for your home is a Dyson fan and maybe some new outdoor furniture. While these are great gifts for now, try to think about occasions throughout the year, such as more dinnerware for Christmas entertaining, a camera for your honeymoon or extra towels for when you have guests to stay. This is shopping without the spending, so make sure you really think about the things you really would love,” she says.
Future proof your list
When looking around your already cramped home it can be hard to see the need for a twelve piece dinner set or additional glassware. But, as Melisa points out, “It’s good to remember that your gifts are bought by your loved ones to mark the start of your new married life together and will build the foundation for your future home. So pick gifts that are going to stand the test of time and you will cherish in years to come. You won’t regret it, even if your other half does grumble about storage space!”
Leave enough time to build a list you love
Melissa recommends that your gift list is live when you are ready to send out your wedding invitations. Try to avoid creating your list in a hurry and then not looking at it again until your guests start purchasing. It does take a bit of time to help construct your dream list (but don’t worry The Wedding Shop have expert personal gift list advisors to help you!). Also new brands are continually being added to the site, so it’s good to keep an eye on your list. Plus you need to ensure your list is full so that last minute guests still have a choice of gifts.
This is YOUR gift list – add what makes you happy
Melissa reminds us that, “the most important thing is to have fun choosing your gifts, and picking items that reflect you and your partner’s tastes and lifestyle. Don’t feel you need to choose just practical gifts or gifts you think your guests want to buy,” she warns. “Your quirky picks are what makes your gift list completely unique to you.”