Wedding gift ideas: Unique presents to buy the bride and groom

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  • Stuck for wedding gift ideas? Check out our pick of the most beautiful and unique wedding presents for the bride and groom

    Racking your brain for wedding gift ideas? We’re here to help you pick the most perfect and unique wedding present for the bride and groom.
    If you’re lucky enough to have received a comprehensive gift list from the couple in question, there’s very little to worry about. However, if like us, you’ve arrived at said list and all that remains is a plain old stainless steel saucepan or a hand towel (not quite the meaningful wedding gift you had in mind), or, you just feel like making an impact this wedding season, there’s a few other ways to show you care.

    From the tried and tested classics to the cool, contemporary and down right unusual – here’s our pick of the best wedding gifts, whatever your budget.

    Go classic
    We’re kicking off with something traditional. Wedgewood will forever be a great choice when thinking about a lasting gift for newlyweds. Keep things classic and stick to cake stands, tea pots and serving plates in neutral colours, or why not go the extra mile and treat your pals to the Vera Wang for Wedgewood collection. Expect silver plated candlestick holders, matching champagne flutes and pearl border picture frames.
    Cocktail making
    Cocktail-making courses have become increasingly popular wedding gifts. Tipplebox has merged this idea with the monthly delivery concept, creating a fun new present to be enjoyed all year round. Each month a range of spirits and ingredients will be delivered to the couple’s door, with instructions of how to create delicious cocktails together at home. As a gift for the day, why not gift wrap some posh glasses to get them started.

    The experience
    Fly fishing; afternoon tea; perhaps a bread making course – give your loved ones a gift they’ll never forget and go for an experience. Red Letter Days offer everything from family trips out – think riverboat cruises and dolphin watching in Cornwall, to champagne hot air balloon rides and even short breaks away.
    The gift that keeps on giving
    What to get the couple who has everything? Not-Another-Bill delivers unique and quirky gifts once a month for a year. Think posh stationary, beauty buys, tableware and even leather goods – you name it, they’ll send it. This is win-win for everyone involved, as you avoid to panic of choosing a personal gift your friends will enjoy, and the newlyweds will be surprised with wonderfully designed items each month. All you need to do is sign up, fill in some of the couple’s details, and the rest is done.

    Dance lessons
    Whether it’s to brush-up on those existing skills or learn an impressive routine for that first dance as a married couple, treating your nearest and dearest to a dance lesson (or two) is quite the unique and fun wedding gift option. Former Strictly Come Dancing star Karen Hardy has her very own professional dance company, offering the complete Strictly experience, costumes and all.

    The one for culture vultures

    A six-month or annual subscription for unlimited entry to national art galleries is the perfect gift for those cultural couples. If you know they have a passion for art, design or fashion, this gift will be sure to hit the mark.
    Get personal
    The popularity of personalised products is huge, so add a touch of class to your wedding gift with a bespoke home fragrance. This special gift will encapsulate the couple and is sure to be unlike any other present they receive. With ‘Floris’ in London, the couple will have a unique and exciting experience during which they have their own appointment with a professional perfumer to create the perfect scent for their home.

    Something to remember
    For something truly special and indulgent, why not plan something for the newlyweds to enjoy on their honeymoon? A private dining experience on the beach; a couples massage or a day trip snorkelling – this one will truly impress. Check in with the best man or maid of honor ahead of the wedding to confirm the newlyweds itinerary and contact the couples travel agent or hotel to coordinate your master plan.

    For tea lovers
    One thing that will never go amiss on a lazy Sunday morning is a good old of tea. And what better way to treat your fellow tea fans than with an array of delicious gourmet blends, delivered to their door every month for a year? Head to Etea Tea Club to check out their extensive range of award winning teas.

    Get monogramming

    Luggage tags handed over pre-honeymoon for their first flight as a Mr & Mrs; his’n’hers dressing gowns or how about a posh slate cheese board complete with the newlyweds initials? Monogramming never fails to impress, and is a great choice for anyone looking to really make an impression. Head to Smythson or Aspinal of London for luxury leather goods, or try John Lewis for their extensive range of wedding-appropriate gifts, all available with personalisation.
    The truly unexpected
    An oldie but a goodie, planting a tree to honor the new couples marriage is a truly meaningful gift. Go for a Silver Birch or a Sapling for their wedding day, to be planted either at home or somewhere they love to walk. This way, they can always remember their special day (and you’re incredibly thoughtful gesture) for the rest of their lives.
    The posh vacay
    Looking to really push the boat out? Docastaway offer amazing isolated trips, perfect for couples seeking some solitude. Their holidays on remote desert islands are truly once in a lifetime. Choosing ‘comfort mode’ for your friends, means they will be pampered and fed whilst surrounded by pristine beaches, leaving then feeling extra relaxed and spoilt. Group together with some other wedding guests and treat them to an amazing holiday.
    Stuck for what to wear this wedding season? Why not check out our edit of the chicest wedding guest dress options.

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