Wedding Gifts

Whatever happened to sentimental keepsakes?

Keepsake box

Half-heartedly ‘Liking’ a picture on Facebook just isn’t the same as getting a copy of said photo and putting it in a frame, is it? Flicking through a gallery on social media doesn’t compare to sitting shoulder to shoulder, flicking through the photos you’ve just picked up from Supasnaps, laughing at the memories you froze in time. The ultimate personalised wedding gifts were thoughtful albums, stuffed with special photos and keepsakes from the big day.

How much you should spend on that wedding gift

Wedding sign

The upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has sent the nation into a wedding frenzy. With wedding season kicking of this month, guests across the country will be asking themselves the same questions: how much should I spend on a wedding gift and is it okay to give cash?!

Research* from personal loan provider, Hitachi Personal Finance, has got to the bottom of just how much the nation spends on (and expects to receive as)  a wedding gift, and if cash/vouchers or a physical gift is better.

Art: A unique wedding gift

Wedding gift of art

Finding a wedding present that is as unique as the happy couple can be a difficult task. A set of bathroom towels, although useful, can seem a little impersonal and won’t necessarily last a lifetime… That’s why art makes such a wonderful wedding gift; it’s original, personal and will make any new house immediately feel like a home. 

But where to find unique art that suits your budget, for the perfect wedding gift

The artist Anna Wright has a wide range of beautiful art prints which are full of affection, humour and originality and that will suit any couple (and budget) in celebrating their big day. Prices for her prints start at £25 and are all available to buy on www.annawright.co.uk

Fired 4 U - Personalised, Hand Painted Wedding Gifts

Fired 4 U - Personalised, Hand Painted Wedding Gifts

Hello, thanks for stopping by to read this, I’m Jane Fox, based in Walton le Dale, Preston in Lancashire and I make gift shopping for personalised hand painted and handmade ceramic wedding gifts easy for you. By creating unique bespoke one off gifts for you to give to whoever you wish to. I hand paint your personalised design on to ceramic pottery items in colour, along with a name and a personalised message from you if you would like one. This saves you the frustration of trawling around the shops unable to find something unique and saving you precious time in your busy life for you to spend in a happier way. What can be better than a personalised gift created for you or a member of your family?

Alternative wedding favours with Ai No Mochi

Ai No Mochi

Mochi from Ai No Mochi are an exciting and innovative alternative to your standard wedding favours. Mochi are set to be the next big trend in wedding favours!

Choose from delicious flavours such as Raspberry and Coconut Ripple, Vanilla Cheesecake and even Vegan Chocolate Ganache.

Each wedding tries to be better than the previous one and with all weddings having similar favours, mochi are something that most guests will never have seen or tasted before.

The freshly made, bespoke, mochi are a big talking point with their unique exterior texture and creamy soft filling. They can also be colour customised and hand-decorated to tie in with the couple’s wedding theme. 

How about a personalised chocolate wedding favour

A personalised chocolate wedding favour

Treat your guests to the sweetest unique personalised wedding favour with the brand new 'Make Your Own' chocolate service from The Grown Up Chocolate Company

The first of it's kind, you can create your very own tailor-made chocolate bar online, choosing from 70 quality (and grown up) ingredients and customising the wrapper with your own image & message. What better way to thank them for sharing your special day? 

Surprise the bride and groom with a wedding gift of travel

Christmas wedding gift

Hotelgift launches in the UK offering a unique gifting experience and complete booking freedom for honeymooners. New travel gift brand, Hotelgift, has launched in the UK to revolutionise the gifting market, offering Brits the opportunity to give the wedding gift of travel and allowing the freedom to choose and book a hotel stay at over 110,000 hotels in 170 countries across the globe.

By gifting the experience of a hotel stay, Hotelgift will create memories that will last forever and with no catch and no limitations, Hotelgift’s monetary value provides couples who love to travel complete freedom to book wherever and whenever they want.

Organic Wines - Your Missing Christmas Wedding Guest

Organic wine in field

Why Organic? Choosing organic means choosing food as it should be. Whatever you’re buying, when you choose organic, you choose products that have been produced to the highest standards. Organic food must be certified by law, so you can be assured that the product and ingredients come from verified sources. Soil Association Certification certify over 70% of organic food in the UK, and all organic businesses are inspected at least once a year. It is the most rigorous of any independent food standard audit process, so the organic label is the best way of assuring that the food you eat has been produced to a standard you can trust.

Bring your wedding photographs to life with an ArtLux LightBox

ArtLux Lightbox

We know how difficult it can be choosing ‘the one’, in this case, the one image that captures your big day for you to have on display for friends and family.  What if you didn’t have to choose one, but could choose any number of images to display in a unique and illuminating way? ArtLux presents a unique and innovative, combined lighting and framing solution, an ArtLux LightBox.  It creates a real impact in any location and lifting your photos beyond the wall, the light bringing them to life, giving them a real ‘wow’ factor. 

The ultimate wedding gift? A lifetime of happiness together

The ultimate wedding gift? A lifetime of happiness together

While it might not be possible to put eternal love in a bottle, you can find a wedding gift which invests in the future of the happy couple. 

Consider the following and see if you can relate. If you’ve had a poor night’s sleep – or even worse, a string of bad nights - you are:

·       -  More likely to argue    … severely

·        - Less willing to resolve conflicts

·      -   Likely to experience a drop in libido 

Gifting Jewellery to the Happy Couple

Laings

Picking the perfect wedding present is a big task, and something that is unique to every couple. The options are endless; from something personalised to help them remember the day to a practical present that’ll help them round the house. If you are looking for little bit of luxury for the couple who have everything then jewellery is the perfect gift.

Laings of Glasgow are one of Scotland’s best loved jewellery retailers, and we truly think that giving the happy couple the gift of jewellery, is the perfect option.

We’re going to share with you our favourite picks for wearable wedding gifts, as well as our top tips for giving the gift of jewellery on the big day.

A unique and long lasting wedding gift for the Bride and Groom

Vintage Bakelite Telephone

VINTAGE BAKELITE TELEPHONE

If you are looking for a unique and long lasting gift for the Bride and Groom, what better retro accessory than an authentic Bakelite phone?

These original reconditioned working telephones were first produced in the 1930s using Bakelite. The affordability of the phones at the time meant they were extremely popular, quickly becoming the standard telephone used throughout the country. Much of the stock held by the shops at Imperial War Museums is from phones produced during the 1940s and 50s.