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Wedding Gifts fit for a Duke and Duchess!
8 Wedding Gifts that will stand the test of time…
By Sarah & Rob
The wedding of the year is set to take place in just a few days time. On Saturday 19th May Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and here at Bramwell Brown we are so excited that we’ve even created a personalised Weather Clock in honour of the happy couple.
It’s also got us thinking about Wedding Gifts. We don’t know about you, but we have several weddings to attend this summer and it’s always difficult to think of that perfect gift. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have decided to eschew traditional gifts for the home and instead are asking for donations to their favourite charities.
With this in mind we’ve pulled together our list of 8 Wedding Gifts that we think will stand the test of time…
- Make their honeymoon extra special – do you know where the couple are going on honeymoon, if not, can you find out? Treating them to surprise extras (which they don’t find out about until they are on holiday) is a truly special gift. A spa day at their hotel, a once in the lifetime excursion or a meal they will never forget, are all pretty fabulous gifts and something they will remember for years to come.
- Think outside the (present) box – Dinner services, kitchen aids and toasters are all very well and good but what do the happy couple really love doing? Perhaps they are the adventurous type – if so, why not buy them a tent with a label attached saying ‘Enjoy a night under the stars together’ or if they love to travel, treat them to his and hers matching or personalised luggage?
- Money – it may sound obvious, impersonal and not very thoughtful to give money, however it is often what couples really want! Most young (and not so young) couples are saving hard for something – whether that be an amazing honeymoon, house, car or a piece of sought after furniture or art. To make the gift of money more thoughtful you could always combine your gift with a beautiful handmade card or written letter to the couple. Alternatively you could attach it to a lovely photo frame to express a bit of your personality and show that you’ve thought about their gift.
- Green fingers – Do the couple enjoy their garden, if the answer is yes then why not treat them to something that can bloom alongside their marriage – a tree is a really special gift, or perhaps they love roses or peonies – a plant will flower year after year and will be the gift that keeps on giving.
- Toast the happy couple – Most couples these days live together already, so have everything they need for the house. Why not treat them instead by adding to their wine collection? A bottle to open now, with another to open in 10 years and possibly 20 years – is a really nice touch and something to look forward to on future anniversaries!
- Life’s a picnic – Sometimes it’s the gifts that you never get around to buying yourself that can be the most appreciated. Who wouldn’t love a traditional picnic basket complete with plates, cutlery and glassware – something that can be treasured forever and a reminder of a very special day every time you use it!
- Art of the matter – Do the happy couple have a favourite artist or perhaps you can track down the artwork of the church/venue they are getting married in. Such a lovely reminder of the day which leads us onto…
- ...Gifts to stand the test of time… We get a lot of orders for Weather Clocks for wedding gifts as they can personalised with names and also the date (to ensure no one forgets!). Giving a personalised present like a clock, or a piece of art means that the present will go on a journey with the couple throughout the rest of their lives and remind them of their special day and friend/family member that bought it for them.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on what makes a great Wedding Gift – please do get in touch and let us know what you think?
Take a look at our Wedding Gift Pinterest board for more ideas.