I’m jealous. I’m utterly jealous of you.
Yes you, the one reading this blog post.
Why? Because I feel like I’m going to give you the opportunity I never had… The Gift List.
So hands up if you’ve even thought about this part of the wedding yet?
If you’re still browsing our delicious selection of venues then probably not. The gift list usually comes up around the time you’re sending out your wedding invitations because it’s customary to include some guidance to your guests about your gift list at this stage of the game. But if this topic has come up in conversation then let me guess… You’re wobbling a bit? You’re not sure if you even need one? You feel a bit greedy asking for anything from your lovely friends & family? Yep I get it, we felt all of this too and so chose not to have one. In the words of Julia Roberts it was a big mistake, HUGE in fact.
So to prevent you from following in our silly footsteps I’m about to introduce you to my favorite Wedding Gift List Suppliers – Prezola.
We have the most amazing relationship with Prezola and have personally worked with Founder Ali and her incredible team on several styled shoots. Their products are carefully curated with the style-savvy couple in mind and if you’re in love with interiors then they really are the gift list for you. Ali has a background in interior design and really does have her finger on the pulse of trends. Their blog is filled to the brim with such inspiration!
Prezola is redefining what a Gift List is – it’s not just wedding china and a new set of towels. They’re fresh, fun and stylish and aimed at couples who want their home to reflect their style and personality.
So without further ado, I’m taking you inside #Prezola18 which includes some gorgeous imagery by Emma at Heart Full of Tea from their S/S18 press launch which took place just before Christmas.
The Modern Gift List
Prezola is the modern gift list for stylish couples. They are the UK’s leading independent wedding gift list service for couples who want the ultimate in choice and flexibility.
Launched in 2010, their unique multi award-winning service lets couples have gorgeous gifts and experiences together with a commission-free honeymoon fund and charity donations on one easy-to-use list.
When couples think of a gift list, it’s usually quite a stuffy idea, but Prezola is the stylish alternative to that traditional department store list. The idea that a gift list should kick-start your first home together and include items such as a toaster, cutlery and bath towels has long gone (however should you need a toaster, then that’s of course fine! Add it to the list!) But with Prezola you can build a list that reflects your tastes and desires, creating a little bit of luxury at home or allowing you you invest in memories and experiences you can treasure.
They work with over 500 top brands to bring everyone’s favourite shops on one list – from heritage and high street brands to quirky designers and lifestyle boutiques. Prezola couples have the choice of over 50,000 products from top name brands like The White Company, Graham & Green, KitchenAid, Le Creuset and Habitat. Their commission-free honeymoon fund and charity donation options make asking for cash discreet and personal.
Free Cash Gifts
For a limited time only, all couples can have cash and gifts all on one list for free. Prezola’s Premier Plus account will be free and unlocks all the features on Prezola including honeymoon funds, cash contributions and bespoke gifts along with access to over 50,000 gifts, charity donations, experiences and free standard delivery.
You can ask for cash gifts discreetly and securely with no fees at all for you or your guests. 100% of contributions come straight to you with no hidden fees or charges. There’s no need to write a poem or print bank details on your invitations, and guests can leave their cheque book at home! All very civilised and not at all awkward – phew!
Not only can you ask for cash towards a dream honeymoon or home makeover, you can mix and match with thousands of physical gifts from hundreds of your favourite brands; all on one list.
From February 1st, Prezola will offer group gifting for all products over £100 to make luxury items more affordable for guests. So now you don’t need to worry about whether or not to add that sofa or expensive sound system! Multiple people can contribute to the same item to make gifting even easier.
New! For 2018
For 2018, Prezola has launched a huge range of amazing new furniture and appliance brands, perfect for group gifting such as Made.com, Swoon Editions, Oliver Bonas, Ercol, Dyson, Smeg and many more.
For 2018, Prezola has also partnered with a range of food and drink brands to offer gifts for our foodie couples. They have partnered with Harvey Nichols to provide luxury food and drink hampers for newlyweds as a treat after the wedding! Why not save it as an indulgence for your very first Christmas as a married couple? For the gift that keeps on giving, subscription boxes are a great choice. How about Hello Fresh to bring fresh ingredients delivered to your door weekly? Never argue about what’s for dinner again!
Last but not least, for 2018 Prezola have launched technology as a new category on the site with top brands like Samsung, Google Play, Sonos, GoPro and FitBit available to couples.
Experiences and Minimoons
Rather than adding cash gifts, more and more couples are choosing to add experiences and minimoons to their gift lists – I wish we’d thought of this! Mr & Mrs Smith is my go-to for a weekend away and now with Prezola you can add boutique hotel stays to your list! You can also stay with the lovely folks at Hotel du Vin, you can find them in our directory too. Experiences such as hot air balloon rides, theatre tickets and boat trips from Virgin Experience Days are also an option to create unforgettable memories.
The Luxe Edit
With Prezola, you can now mix high street and designer, with gifts from luxury brands such as Frette, Smythson, Christofle and David Linley to. Add heirlooms like Waterford crystal glasses and dinnerware from Wedgwood, modern gadgets like a state-of-the-art coffee machine from Dualit or Sage by Heston Blumenthal, plus indulgences such as Mulberry luggage, matching Smythson diaries and vintage champagne from Harvey Nichols. Pretty fancy I think you’ll agree.
Also on Prezola you will find 200 exclusive brands that won’t be found on any other gift list including Sofa.com, Graham & Green, Eve Mattress, Soho Home and many more. So, of the 500 brands, 200 are exclusive to Prezola!
For Your Guests
With their iPad-friendly website and Pinterest style gift lists, they really do make it a super easy and inspirational online service for couples. But what about your guests experience? With free gift list cards and a gift-wrapping service, Prezola also makes is really easy for guests to view and buy gifts.
Their friendly customer service team are on hand to provide a truly personal service and gifts are delivered by courier, free of charge after the wedding.
Still with me? Is it all sounding rather good? Ready to start your gift list? Below I’ve popped some of my own picks for 2018 and I dare you not to be tempted to create your own list with Prezola…
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