Whether you’re creating your own registry, or choosing a present for the happy couple, the experts at Prezola – the UK’s favourite gift-list service – offer their top tips and picks from our curation of thoughtful gifts.
Crafting the ultimate wedding-gift list
1. Make it personal
Your registry should reflect your style – don’t feel restricted by tradition, and be sure to add items you’ll treasure forever. With Prezola, you can also add a special message to thank guests for their generosity – they can include a personal note with your present, too.
2. Cater to all budgets
Guests often have different budgets, so it’s important to include items at differing price points. Consider Prezola’s Group Gifting as a flexible option: any gift above £80 is eligible, and it means multiple people can contribute towards your must-have piece.
3. Plenty of choice
Some guests prefer to opt for a less traditional gift, so cater to everyone by including quirkier pieces, such as this striking and contemporary desk lamp.
4. Create your own heirlooms
Confetti settles and honeymoon tans fade, but wedding gifts stay with you for the rest of your life. They can even become heirlooms, so choose wisely – bone china, cutlery and glassware are great options. In 20 years, your children could be enjoying them.
5. Capture the moment
Wedding photos will always be special as they allow you to relive your big day. Therefore, beautiful frames never go amiss. Add them to your gift list so memories can be protected and displayed forever.
Choosing the perfect wedding gift
1. Browse the registry
First things first, check out the couple’s gift list. This one seems obvious, but it’s common to feel you can get something more personal if you pick it out yourself. But remember, each item on the couple’s list has been specifically chosen for one reason or another.
2. Get in early
As soon as the couple shares their gift list with you, have a browse to identify your options. The quicker you look, the more presents you’ll have to choose from – eliminating any last-minute panic buys.
3. Set a budget
Attending weddings can be expensive, especially if it’s a destination wedding, so set yourself a realistic budget. Once you’ve decided on an amount, you can filter gifts by cost and start searching for the perfect present.
4. The happy couple
Don’t forget that a wedding gift should be something both of them will like. Think about what they enjoy doing together – perhaps they are redecorating and in need of some furniture, or home accessories.
5. Leave a note
If you are buying from an online registry, such as Prezola, be sure to include a special message so the couple know who the gift is from – and who to thank.