We’ve all been there when we’re invited to a wedding and the time comes to purchase a gift for the happy couple. Perhaps they’ve been together a long time and appear to have all they need for their home, or maybe they don’t have a wedding gift list so you’re forced to think outside of the box in terms of suitable gift options. We’d like to offer you some wonderful luxury kitchenware wedding gift suggestions that would fit right into the home of the happy couple.
Firstly, here’s some tips when it comes to shopping for a wedding gift:
• Buy from their gift list - Obviously this is providing that they have created one. Recent figures show that 4 in 10 couples have a wedding gift list, so it’s good wedding gift etiquette to consider this first!
• Set yourself a budget - There’s no wrong or right amount here, just something that is reasonable and that you can comfortably afford.
• Consider appropriate gift options that will suit both individuals - A gift that has appeal for both parties, rather than just involving one person’s interests, will gain you extra brownie points.
• Pool together with friends for a group gift - If you’re in a group of friends attending the same wedding, why not pool together your budgets to expand your gift potential?
Kitchenware, homeware & beyond
Home accessories and kitchenware are prime examples of areas to look at for wedding gift inspiration. Practical items that the newlyweds can use are much more likely to see the light of day than something that’s destined to get put in a cupboard after the big day and forgotten about.
Lynette Pym, owner of online homeware and giftware stockist Black By Design, told us:
‘Our wedding gift range is very popular with our customers due to the luxurious aesthetic of the serveware and kitchenware designs we stock. A practical item for the kitchen that has a designer look can work wonders for the home, and they make ideal wedding presents!’
With that in mind, we’re keen to share with you our top picks from the wedding gift range at Black By Design that are bound to suit every couple and every budget too.
A romance-themed gift will remind the couple of the occasion in which they received it, and what better way to symbolise their wedding day than with love heart shaped homeware? There’s some excellent romance-inspiring kitchenware available from Just Slate at Black By Design that might just hit the spot. Matching heart shaped slate coasters and placemats would be a great gift set due to their natural rustic aesthetic and the fantastic charm that they would add to any dining table.
Sticking with the loveheart themed gifts, Just Slate also have a beautiful stainless steel heart shaped cake server (perfect for serving the wedding cake, no?) and a stainless steel heart dish & serving spoon on a slate base. Ideal for condiments and dips at dinner parties. All of these slate pieces, which are handcrafted in Scotland, would be perfect for a couple who love to entertain guests in their home.
Make their first morning as newlyweds that bit sweeter by providing them with the perfect espresso coffee maker for them to enjoy. Not only does this perfectly designed Alessi coffee maker automatically stop filtering at just the right moment, enhancing the overall flavour of the espresso, but it it also looks achingly sleek and modern. A perfect addition to any kitchen, this innovative espresso coffee maker will go down a storm with a pair of coffee lovers!
Candles and candle holders are without a doubt classic wedding gift options. With this LSA International candle holder, the recipients can enjoy the simple design and natural materials in its elegant aesthetic. Made from mouth blown glass and sitting on an ash base, this beautiful candle holder (available in two sizes) would really look the part on a mantlepiece or windowsill. More impressively, it also comes presented in a premium branded gift box.
For something a little different, we suggest the stunning set of 3 vibrant storage containers in tinplate from Alessi. The fun circus design ensures a statement look for storage that can be left on show in the kitchen, or can be used for any room of the house! Each unique looking tin box in this set is decorated with circus or bunting themed patterns, and the various sizes mean there’s a whole host of items that can be stocked in each. Perhaps wedding cake leftovers?
Whether your wedding hosts are known to enjoy sipping champagne at the weekend or love a good old G&T, luxury glassware is a faultless wedding gift option. We love the graceful finish of the Remi champagne flutes that are hand painted with pretty copper detailing and presented in a branded gift box. For sophistication with every sip, the modern take on the classic champagne flute is bound to be a winning gift option - especially when accompanied with a special bottle of fizz.
At Vows and Venues, we think luxury homeware and kitchenware that are unique in style and practical in design are the perfect wedding gift options - so take this inspiration and make their day with a fabulous gift!