Five Ways to Pick a Wedding Gift That You’ll Cherish Forever

Written by The Wedding Shop
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List now, love forever…

Couples choose to have their gift list at The Wedding Shop due to our unrivalled choice, flexibility and exceptional service. We’ve been proudly serving couples for over 30 years, which means you can be sure that when you have your gift list at The Wedding Shop, you’re in the very best hands.

Couples often ask us how they can make sure that they’re choosing gifts that they’ll love and cherish forever. To assist we’ve asked our Showroom Manager and gift specialist Liza Baucher, who has helped hundreds of couples to curate their dream gift list, for her top 5 tips on how to choose a wedding gift that you’ll truly cherish for years to come.

Only list the gifts that you truly want and need

Giving your wedding guests guidance on what you really want will ensure they aren’t buying you something that will go to waste. Having a gift list also ensures that your guests are giving you something you don’t already have. And having a wedding list makes it less likely that you will get duplicates of the same wedding gift.

Your friends and family will want to give you a gift that will make you smile for years to come. Wedding gifts should be made for longevity, and when curating your gift list it’s useful to think of gifts that will see you through married life together.

If you’re unsure where to start with your gift list, when you register at The Wedding Shop, you’ll be assigned your very own personal advisor who will be able to give personal recommendations and advice via email, a virtual appointment, or in-person at one of our London showrooms.

Plus, there’s also a handy online checklist that you can use as a starting point to make sure that you have all of the gift list essentials covered.

Gift Specialist:
Liza at The Wedding Shop
The Townhouse, London

Use your gift list to support local and independent brands

Using your gift list to add gifts that are locally made is a great way to make sure that you’ll receive unique gifts that you’ll truly cherish forever.

From UK-made natural wax candles from Alexia Peck, through to classic and elegant trays from Kaymet (made in London and loved by Her Majesty the Queen), and ceramics made in England from Alice Peto.

We are proud to be working with so many lovely independent brands that all have a rich heritage and inspiring stories to tell.

Think of those gifts that will elevate your everyday

Why not use your wedding registry to elevate your married life together for years to come? Creating a wedding gift list should be so much more than just a box-checking task. Together, take some time to think about the things that are meaningful to you and choose gifts that will add value to your newly-married life, and beyond. Think of how you would like to spend your married weekends together, sharing hobbies, why not add gifts related to these activities?

Whether you would like to become a top chef or a barista-in-training at home you can make it happen with your gift list at The Wedding Shop.

Choose gifts that have been made with love

Gifts crafted with love always come with more meaning and will help to make sure you both cherish your gifts forever. Take a look at LSA’s Canopy Garden Terrariums. Launched in collaboration with The Eden Project, they are made from recycled glass and cork and are eco-conscious. Or Shida’s preserved flowers, which come hand-tied with organic linen ribbon. Styled by Shida’s in-house trained florists, their bouquets bring feelings of nature into the home. Not to forget: the gorgeous selection of stylish and ethically homewares from Nkuku, such as the comfortable Yamuna Chair. Handcrafted from sustainable mango wood, it is just perfect for sinking into once the wedding planning is over!

Group gift items that you’ve always wanted

Great things can happen when your guests come together! We always recommend Group Gifting to couples as it’s a great opportunity to add higher-priced items to your gift list. Guests can contribute towards a luxury velvet sofa or that pastel KitchenAid you’ve had your eye on since last season’s bake-off. It’s a wonderful way to get what you really want and allow your guests to make a contribution. Clever!

The Forever Gift Edit

Discover beautiful homewares crafted by artisans in ceramics, glassmaking and metalwork. Be inspired by interiors that are purposeful and adaptable. And finally, fall in love with timeless gifts that you will both cherish for years to come.

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Bit Stool, White
Normann Copenhagen
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Canopy & Sphere Bulb Triple Ceiling Plate & Pendant Set
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Canopy Garden Terrarium, Recycled Glass And Cork
LSA International
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Eucalyptus Pair Of Pilowcases, Blush
Mela Comfort
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Fishbone Throw, Camel
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Greenery & Neutrals Large Hand-Tied Bouquet
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Hampstead Pair Of Chairs, All-Weather Bamboo
Garden Trading
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Malia Mug, Set Of 2, Dusty Blue
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Mia Mini Vase Trio, Recycled Glass
LSA International
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Serving Bowl, Midford, Mango Wood
Garden Trading
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Soho Bottle Glass Vase
blush & blue
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Soria Wooden Chopping Board, Mango Wood
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Teatime Trolley, Natural Ash
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Umanoff Large Planter, Bamboo
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Yamuna Ticking Stripe Lounge Chair
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Yuna Quilted Throw, Sage

The Wedding Shop

When you create your gift list at The Wedding Shop you’ll find unrivalled choice, flexibility and exceptional service – all in one place. Their expert buyers have curated a unique selection of gifts from over 450 of the world’s leading brands, including The White Company, Mr & Mrs Smith, Oka and Le Creuset, plus you can also list honeymoon funds, charity contributions and personalised funds.

Not sure where to start with your gift list?  Your very own advisor will be on hand to guide you through the process, and you can even meet with them over a glass of bubbly in their Fulham Townhouse or Selfridges Showroom where you can scan and add gifts to your list as you explore.

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