Beyond the honeymoon fund: Stylish wedding gifts they’ll love

 

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The honeymoon fund is the accepted gift du jour but sometimes you want to give something more personal. In the absence of gift list guidance, here’s our round-up of thoughtful presents to suit every budget.

Less than £50

  1. Personalised print

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Image source: Modo Creative/Not on the High Street

Modo Creative’s personalised print (Not on the High Street, £25) is professionally finished in a white wooden frame with a choice of jade green, dusky pink or dove grey background. A sweet memento.

 

  1. Treasured trinkets

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Crystal is traditionally associated with celebration; go classic with Waterford’s Giftology heart box (£50), providing a special place for the bride and groom to keep their new wedding rings.

 

  1. A taste of English wine

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Image source: Three Choirs

Want to forgo a gift and give a memorable experience instead? Multiple award-winning vineyard Three Choirs offers a wine tasting and tour package (£12.50pp) at its locations in Hampshire and Gloucestershire. Perfect for the couple wanting to start laying down wines for their own cellar.

 

Less than £100

  1. Stylish flutes

waterford-love-flutes-true-love-701587154765 (1)These Love Flutes True Love (set of 2, £95) from Waterford have a subtle but appropriately heart-shaped pattern. The happy couple can toast their marriage every year – plus many celebrations in between.

 

2. Tea for two

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Image source: Firmdale Hotels

London’s Ham Yard Hotel is a quirky slice of village life in the middle of Soho. Its afternoon tea (from £21pp) includes traditional scones, jam and cream, as well as more exotic fare, such as rabbit sausage rolls with harissa mayonnaise and a house-glazed smoked ham served as a melt with Gruyère, mascarpone and thyme. All arranged on Wedgwood’s Mythical Creatures tableware, designed by Ham Yard Hotel founder Kit Kemp.

Less than £200

    1. Champagne on ice

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Waterford’s Elegance champagne cooler (£140, far right) is a timeless heirloom gift to be treasured for all special occasions – and just for everyday too. Pair with a vintage bottle of champagne for the ultimate wedding present.

 

2. Ultimate hamper

 

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Image source: Fortnum & Mason

The iconic Fortnum & Mason picnic hamper is another evergreen gift for your couple to use and re-use throughout their marriage. The store offers hampers for every taste and budget but we like the Montagu (£150), an edit of the best of the F&M food hall.

 

3. Musical moments

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Image source: Urban Outfitters

A Crosley record player (£165) from Urban Outfitters has all the right retro chic credentials. Add a selection of the newlywed’s favourite records (and first dance song).

 

Blow the budget

  1. Beautiful barware

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The best wedding gifts can be cherished for generations to come. Waterford’s Lismore Diamond vodka set (£325) comes in a striking chill bowl with a silver insert and six shot glasses. A modern reinvention of a classic, the intricate cuts radiate light beautifully.

2. Packed to perfection

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Send them off on their honeymoon with a set of quality luggage, built to last. We loved the Hartmann 7R Master (£575), available in rose gold or quartz.

3. Dream together

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This garden hanging pod by Raymentwire (POA) is big enough for two to cosy up in and is hand-made in Kent. Father and son team Ron and Adrian Rayment offer a bespoke service too and can create contemporary or traditional designs unique to your couple.

 

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ELEGANCE WINE GLASS PINOT GRIGIO (SET OF 2)

Fine wine and quality spirits can only be fully and truly appreciated when experienced in the proper vessel. This pair of Elegance glasses by Waterford, the expert of crystal stemware, are designed to enhance the fruity and soft floral flavours of a refreshing and smooth Pinot Grigio. Each hand crafted and lead free crystal stem is uniquely contemporary in design and deportment, with a clean delicate bowl, striking deep V plunge, crisp rim, pulled stem and flawlessly modern profile. The Waterford Elegance collection of stemware and barware is perfect for elegant entertaining transforming any event into a special occasion. A simply perfect gift for a wine connoisseur.

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