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So, you’ve decided it’s a resounding YES to having a gift list. Good shout. But what should you include?
Here’s 10 top picks to get you started with your own gift list shopping and don’t forget at Prezola we offer group gifting for all products over £80 to make luxury items more affordable for guests! Multiple people can contribute to the same item to make gifting even easier (and you can get the gifts you really want!). Add new furniture, appliances and gadgets to your list and build the newlywed home of your dreams.
The dinnerware set
Getting married means it’s time to update your dinnerware to include a fancier, more grown-up everyday set, along with a more expensive set to bring out at special occasions. Dubbed ‘the wedding china’, this present really makes dinner time special – because you can say things your parents did such as “Honey, can you get out the wedding china? Your parents are coming for dinner!”
The quirky wall print
Whether it’s a map of where you first met, your favourite quote or a piece of art that makes your heart sing, everyone loves a good print in the home. It’s also oh-so-Instagram-able, plus it’s the perfect excuse to create a gallery wall in the home.
While it’s completely fine to add that cute wall print for the bedroom to your list, make sure you’ve also added giftsthat will be used for years to come. A serving dish brought out at special meals, a vase to hold all future bouquets from special occasions or a photo frame to display your wedding photo – all of these heirloom-style giftswill be the first to be snapped up by guests too.
The Classic – KitchenAid
You knew this was coming so let’s get it out of the way early on; the KitchenAid is a classic wedding gift because it will last a lifetime. It’ll be there to bake all your future birthday cakes, special anniversary desserts and weekend goodies. Many people have had the same KitchenAid for decades and it’s a trusty gift to stand proudly in your newlywed home. Not only this, but it’s the type of gift you wouldn’t buy yourself so a wedding gift list is the perfect time to snatch this up.
The newlywed pride
You’re getting married… that’s huge! Celebrate it with pride by adding a gift to your list that celebrates your new status. Whether it’s a Mr & Mrs print, Hers & Hers mugs or Mr & Mr salt & pepper shakers, guests will love to buy something with your new title because everyone loves love.
The Treat – Tech
Once you’ve got all the usual stuff out of the way such as dinnerware and heirlooms, why not have a treat on your list? If there’s something you’ve always wanted such as a Sonos music system, Dyson vacuum cleaner or Apple iPad then don’t hesitate to add it to your list. Guests honestly love to help you out and want to buy a give to commemorate your marriage.
The future date night
You’re going to rock at this marriage stuff, so get a head’s start on the romance by adding some date night items to your wedding gift list. No, not that stuff – we’re talking about a picnic hamper for a cute picnic in the park, or maybe a breakfast in bed tray to spoil your partner on Sunday mornings. Another great idea is adding a bottle of champagne to open on your first anniversary – romance nailed.
The party piece
Being married means hosting dinner parties, right? Go ahead and add something quirky that your guests will love such as a mini pizza oven to let the creative sparks fly, or even a set of shot glasses for when things get a little crazy. Don’t forget to add a party game like Twister or Trivial Pursuit to your list – people go nuts for one of those cheeses…
The toast (Champagne)
Along with the fancy dinnerware, you’ll need some proper grown-up glasses to toast all future occasions and hold drink at special dinners. This could be champagne flutes, wine glasses, martini glasses or all of them. Gift lists are a great chance to match your glassware too, so don’t forget about tumblers and hi-balls.
The big experience
Getting married is an unforgettable experience, so why not make it truly memorable by adding a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Could be a hot air balloon flight, a white-water rafting trip or if you’re feeling fancy a business class upgrade for the honeymoon. Adventure is out there, and available to add to your wedding gift list!
The Shop Edit
Stoneware Dinner Plate, Charcoal
Inhale, Black Framed Print
Mind The Gap
Cast Iron Oval Casserole, Marseille Blue
Artisan Stand Mixer - Copper
'Mr & Mr' Word Frame
Vintage Playing Cards
PLAY:5 Wireless Speaker; Black
V10 Cyclone Absolute Vacuum Cleaner; Copper
Porto Stoneware Heart Oven Dish, Small
The White Company
Willow Deep Antique Wash Oval Picnic Basket
Round Drinks Trolley With Marble Shelves
Graham & Green
Silver Plated Hammered Lover's Flutes
One Night at Halcyon House Hotel for Two, Australia
Mr & Mrs Smith