Ah, wedding season. It’s finally here. Warm weekend afternoons and the promise of emotionally-charged ceremonies, delicious food and questionable dancing aplenty are in store, dear friends. Toggled to wedding fun comes responsibility and much to consider from outfits to accommodation, not to mention what clever, personally-nuanced gift to purchase for the bride and groom.
I’m fairly sure I’m not alone in feeling that wedding lists can be a little boring and sometimes impersonal. One of the wonderful things about the best presents is that the bride and the groom will think of you, the genius purchaser of the perfect gift, with a smile when they use and appreciate said ideal item. The present should add value to newly intertwined lives of husband and wife team, either through usefulness or downright joy. Preferably both.
I’m thinking of my own personalized chopping boards given to us by a dear friend, a treasured painting by a talented artist aunt and a beautiful rug from exotic Bangladesh that makes me smile as soon as I walk through my front door. Gifts needn’t be over the top and fancy, but they should be thoughtful.
SOLIDTEKNICS AUS-ION STEEL WOK
Kitchenware with a difference. Aside from the multi-generational guarantee on all their pans, this Solidteknics wok makes a particularly brilliant wedding gift thanks to its cheeky little “love handles”. Formed iron cooking perfection forged in Australia with love; this is a practical and amusing heirloom gift. From stir-fries to stews and curries, many a happy storm will be cooked up with this bad boy in their kitchen arsenal.
LIBERTY TABLETOP ANNAPOLIS CUTLERY SET
Every pair of newlyweds surely needs a proper set of grown-up cutlery. Cutlery that not only matches (this can be challenging), but is also sophisticated and lasting. The Liberty Annapolis set is crafted from the finest quality 18/10 stainless steel and is guaranteed for 25 years. We love this set for its understated elegance as well as its longevity credentials.
ROK PRESSO MANUAL ESPRESSO MAKER
A statement wedding gift if ever there was one. The Rok Presso will add style and flair to the couple’s’ happy home. Made from high-strength metal alloy, this coffee maker will easily go the durability distance. Who needs wasteful capsules, a plug socket or indeed George Clooney to have wonderful coffee? The Rok Presso set offers everything you need to make your ideal cup of heaven – this is a gift that true coffee lovers will be obsessed with.
No home is complete without a stylish throw draped artfully over a comfy sofa or bed. Cariloha’s bamboo throw is unbeatably soft and snuggly as well as eco-friendly thanks to its sustainable production and no quibble lifetime guarantee. The only tricky gift choice facing you now is which of the gorgeous colors to go for.
FISHER BULLET SPACE PENS
Married couples are always corresponding by post, no? With a Fisher Bullet Space pen in hand, besotted newlyweds can write endless sweet nothings to one another with no need for pause nor high demand for packets of plastic biros. Gift one each to the lucky pair and have them engraved with their wedding date for extra star guest points.
It’s true that newlyweds do need practical things to help them on their way to a lifetime of matrimonial bliss. However, need style, elegance and originality suffer at the hand of practicality? We think not. Go off list to surprise and delight. Give them something that they will love and that will last.
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