We have just been given an exclusive wedding gift prediction for this year, thanks to Prezola. The gift list has served as a long-standing tradition within wedding celebrations, however with the majority of couples now cohabiting long before the big day itself, the gift list debate – to have or not to have and what to choose – remains strong.
With more choice on offer than ever before, from traditional home and interiors items, to cash gifts and honeymoon activities, knowing what to ask for can be daunting. Prezola, the one-stop interiors directory and gift list registry for stylish couples, offers its trend predictions on the most popular gift choices for 2013.
The new traditionalists
2013 will see a resurgence of ‘traditional’ wedding gift lists, with couples choosing beautiful items to furnish their homes. Typically replacing less expensive items around the home, couples will add luxury versions of products they may already own. Ideal for family functions and special occasions, products such as designer dinner sets and sterling silver candlesticks that will serve couples for years to come will be a popular gift choice for 2013.
Grooms with taste
Prezola predicts a shift in roles as more grooms take on the organisational task of choosing the gift list. The typical male methodical approach lends itself well to online researching and shopping and also allows men free reign to add power tools and
gadgets to the list.
Bespoke continues to be the buzz word in weddings, with every couple wanting their big day to be truly unique. This philosophy continues with the gift list and will heavily influence couples keen to own products that personally reflect their individual taste and style. Personalised prints, engraved glassware and hand-painted ceramics are all set to be very popular choices; this is good news for guests as personalised presents continue to be the most favourable gift of choice and are the first items to be bought by Prezola guests.
Often seen as the most controversial wedding gift choice, Prezola predicts a rise in the number of couples opting for cash gifts. Ideally suited to couples already cohabiting, or for those who may have blown the honeymoon budget, cash presents are a great way of ensuring no gift goes unused. Prezola has even seen a surge of first home deposit fund cash lists, with guests keen to ensure their new Mr & Mrs start out married life as financially secure as possible.
The great outdoors
Possibly not the first thing that springs to mind when choosing gift list items, outdoor products for the garden are set to make a big appearance on gift lists throughout 2013. From hardwood benches, that can also tick off the bespoke trend with hand carved initials and wedding dates, to barbecues, fire pits and pizza word burners, former extravagances are becoming increasingly popular.
1. Kate Spade designer tableware
2. Weber’s “Smokey Joe” BBQ
3. Experience gifts from hot air balloon rides to wigwam weekends
4. Personalised typographic prints
5. Luxury electrical items such as coffee machines and iPod Docks.