Best Wedding Gifts: 35 Ideas To Delight Every Couple
What are this year's best wedding gifts? Discover the most popular gifts from The Wedding Shop, from traditional presents to out of the box experiences!
With The Wedding Shop, a wedding gift can be anything you can imagine! Gone are the days of traditional irons and toasters on your wedding gift list - unless that's what you want, of course!
Today, couples are seeking thoughtful and unique wedding gifts that reflect their personalities and interests. Think cocktail subscriptions for tipple-loving pairs, experience vouchers for travel enthusiasts and casserole dishes for home cooks. The options are limitless. So for wedding gift ideas, think big, small, out-of-the-box or traditional because this year's best wedding gifts do it all.
The Top Five Added Wedding Gifts
1. Wellbeing Pod Essential Oil Diffuser, Neom Organics London
Boost your well-being with this best-selling electric diffuser from Neom Organics. The Wellbeing Pod uses only natural ingredients to fill your home with calming and revitalising scents, creating a serene atmosphere.
2. St Ives Table Lamp, The White Company
This classic table lamp features a textured glass base, mouth-blown in Portugal, and a minimal white linen shade. Its artisanal charm makes it a perfect fit for various interior styles.
3. Waffle Bath Robe, The Organic Company
Unwind and relax by wrapping yourself in a sumptuously soft and cosy bathrobe. Woven from GOTS-certified organic cotton. A must-have for any self-care routine.
4. Sia Lantern, Nkuku
Whether used outdoors to enhance al fresco meals and garden parties or placed in a living area, the Sia lantern adds a touch of elegance and a warm ambience.
5. Artisan Stand Mixer, Kitchen Aid
Ideal for baking enthusiasts, this artisan stand mixer is a must-have kitchen appliance, available in various colors to match your unique style.
The Best Traditional Wedding Presents
Who said traditional has to be boring? Getting excited over pots and pans is absolutely acceptable! (Especially when they come from dream brands like Le Creuset). This year couples are using their wedding gift list to upgrade their homes, opting for high-quality homewares that are long-lasting. Goodbye, old kettle you've had since uni. Hello, beautiful Smeg. Take a look at our top traditional gifts:
1. Signature Cast Iron Casserole, Le Creuset
The iconic cast-iron casserole dish from Le Creuset is a budding chef's dream. Whether cooking up a storm or a quick meal, this versatile kitchen classic has you covered.
2. Radford 24 Piece Cutlery Set, Robert Welch
Elevate every meal with this beautiful stainless steel cutlery set, inspired by traditional eighteenth-century English design.
3. Natural Kiln Dinnerware, Denby
Handmade in Derbyshire, Denby's Kiln Dinnerware features a unique freckled glaze in hues of chalk white, oatmeal, and grey, making food look and taste beautiful.
4. Supreme Hygro Bath Towel, Christy
Indulge in pure luxury with Christy's Supreme Hygro Towels, made from 100% Supima cotton, known for its softness and absorbency.
5. Beehive Oatmeal Throw, Tweedmill
This luxurious throw adds a touch of elegance to any space, doubling up as a stylish picnic rug during summer.
The Top Gifts That Give Back
Sustainable and ethical wedding gifts are a priority for many couples. From production methods to their impact on the community, couples want to know the story behind their gifts. Discover this year's top wedding gifts that give back:
1. 4 Bottles Of Original Rosé Wine, amie
Designed by friends for friends, amie produces three delicious and affordable wines delivered straight to your door. For every online order, amie donates £1 to charity: Water.
2. Eco Fruit Bowl, Liga
Liga's Eco Fruit Bowl features organic cork and earthenware ceramic, creating a unique and eco-conscious gift for any home.
3. Knuckle Pendant Table Lamp With Sphere Bulb, Tala
As a certified BCorp, Tala leads the way in sustainable lighting design, making this table lamp a perfect blend of style and sustainability.
4. Karu 12 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven, Ooni
Ooni's commitment to using business for good makes their pizza oven a delicious and planet-friendly gift.
5. Conchita Woven Placemats, The Colombia Collective
The Colombia Collective works directly with artisan communities across Colombia, developing long-lasting relationships built on trust, transparency and mutual respect.
This Year’s Best Experience Gifts
Experiences make for truly memory-making gifts. Whether a Mediterranean getaway or an indulgent spa break, discover the presents that enrich our lives and build lasting memories that we will keep forever. Here are this year's top experience picks from The Wedding Shop:
1. The Capri Palace, Mr & Mrs Smith
Escape to the unspoilt surroundings and panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples. Capri Hotel offers dining and relaxation among three luxurious restaurants and a world-famous spa.
2. The White Collection Love Constellations 60
Immerse yourselves in pure indulgence with a tour of AIRE's Ancient Thermal Baths (think a lavender foot bath, hydrating face mask, and so much more), followed by a 60-minute oil massage with basalt stones. It's the perfect post-wedding retreat.
3. Pasta Masterclass At The Jamie Oliver Cookery School, Virgin Experience Days
Get ready for an unforgettable Pasta Masterclass at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School! Led by a chef chosen by the one and only Jamie Oliver, you and your partner will discover the simple secrets of making fresh pasta. It's the perfect way to have fun, learn something new, and indulge in a delicious reward.
4. The Pig Hotel at the New Forest, Mr & Mrs Smith
Wind down and relax in a beautiful country home. Stroll through the gardens, learn how to fly fish, take a cookery course or explore The New Forest on bike or foot. Plus, tuck into seasonal delights at the renowned Kitchen Garden.
5. Kew Gardens With Afternoon Tea At The Botanical, Virgin Experience Days
Explore the inspiring gardens of Kew together and discover diverse plant life from across the globe. You'll have the chance to wander through glasshouses, conservatories and gardens, followed by a traditional afternoon tea for two!
The Best Out Of The Box Presents
Go bold. Think outside the box. A curry subscription from The Spicery? A monthly surprise of award-winning cocktail blends delivered straight to your door? A limited-edition art print by an independent artist? For when boring is not an option - here are this year's most unexpected but brilliant gifts.
1. Gin Of The Month Membership, Craft Gin Club
For gin lovers, this subscription delivers a curated selection of craft gins, mixers, and cocktail ingredients straight to your door.
2. Blue Stripe At Concorde, Sofia Lind
This art print by Sofia Lind adds a touch of sophistication and nostalgia, becoming an heirloom piece to cherish.
3. Glamping at The Quiet Site, Virgin Experiences
Create lasting memories in the Lake District with sustainable glamping and exploration of nature's beauty.
4. Sourdough Loaver’s Basket Subscription, Good In Bread
Enjoy freshly baked artisanal bread at your doorstep with this subscription, featuring a rotation of the best-selling sourdough loaves and delicious treats.
5. Helicopter Lesson For Two, Virgin Experience Days
Experience the thrill of flying together with a helicopter Flight for two. Soar over your chosen location at jaw-dropping heights of 1000ft. And afterwards, enjoy a three-course French meal at Brasserie Blanc, with a drink of choice.
Great Wedding Gifts Under £50
We always recommend adding a range of gifts at different price points to your wedding gift list. And gifts from lower price brackets certainly don't have to compromise on style or quality. Take a look at this year's most desirable gift picks, that won't break the budget:
1. Brisa Blue Bowl, Costa Nova
Inspired by the Algarve, The Brisa Collection adds coastal charm to any dining table with vivid blue and creamy white glazes. Each piece is expertly handcrafted.
2. Scent to Make You Happy, Neom Organics
Fill your home with positive and uplifting scents with Neom's award-winning essential oil blend. The scent combines seven essential oils, including white neroli, woody mimosa and zingy lemon. Made from only natural ingredients.
3. Beaumont White Wine Glasses, blush & blue
Elevate your home bar with these stylish wine glasses, featuring elegant curves and delicate rims. Exclusive to The Wedding Shop.
4. Canopy, Self-Watering Planter, LSA International
The innovative self-watering planter draws inspiration from the biospheres at the Eden Project. Crafted with care using recycled glass, it's a sustainable gift choice that has also won the prestigious iF Design award AND the Green GOOD DESIGN award.
5. Lobster Embroidered Tea Towel, Amuse La Bouche
The lobster tea towel is a firm favourite that adds a touch of personality to any kitchen! Made from 100% European linen, each tea towel is designed in London and embroidered for an extra special touch.
The Best Wedding Gifts Over £200
Be tempted by this year's most opulent wedding gifts. A barista coffee machine. Sumptuously soft French bed linen. A mirror-polished stainless steel champagne cooler. These are the wedding gifts of dreams. And don't forget, with The Wedding Shop's group gifting function, guests can club together to contribute towards higher-priced items. Here are this year’s best wedding gifts over £200:
1. Round Drinks Trolley, The White Company
Complete your home bar with this beautiful round drinks trolley from LSA International. The cart has two contemporary glass surfaces, ideal for displaying your favourite drinkware, and can be moved with ease when serving guests.
2. The Barista Express Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Sage
If you're a lover of coffee, then this is the gift for you. Make barista-quality espressos and perfect latte art with the Barista Express bean-to-cup coffee machine. All in less than a minute.
3. Signature Book Knife Block Set, Robert Welch
The ultimate space-saving solution for any kitchen, featuring six knives from the award-winning Signature range.
4. Bluebell Armchair, Sofa.com
Say hello to a lifetime of comfort! Upholstered in a stunning pumice weave, the Bluebell Sofa effortlessly blends comfort with style. Boasting generous dimensions, it offers ample space to unwind and relax and provides a neutral canvas for vibrant pops of colour and detail.
5. Nest Bundle Barbecue Set, Big Green Egg
The best-selling Large Nest Bundle is the perfect gift for foodie-couples who love to host. The Egg is not only a barbeque: it can cook anything from pizza and baked salmon to sourdough bread, thanks to its iconic design and patented technology.
And there you have it: The Wedding Shop round-up of this year's best wedding gifts. Whether couples seek traditional homewares, gifts that give back, unforgettable experiences, out-of-the-box surprises, or opulent luxuries, there is something for everyone. With our group gifting function, guests can come together to contribute towards higher-priced items, making the gift-giving experience even more special. Start your dream gift list today and explore our Starter Collections curated by our gift-buying experts for more inspiration.