When two very important people in your life are joined in holy matrimony it’s a joyous occasion… Until you realise you have to trawl through shop after shop to find them the perfect gift. Weddings pose a dilemma unlike any other occasion. You can’t just settle for a gift voucher or pop into Argos in the vain hope of finding that special something; you have to account for two different tastes, whilst also commemorating their union and giving something that will warm the heart strings. There’s a treasure trove of unique and personlised gifts out there that will put your Aunt’s toaster to shame, that are just a click away. With the first of my four wedding invitations creeping up in less than a month, here are a few of my personal favourites that will get me through 2013.
East of India Vintage Wedding Guest Book: This charming little
wedding guest book is a great way to give the bride and groom a little
memento from their wedding day. However, if you have time between
picking out dresses and helping with table decorations, this would make
the perfect relationship scrapbook. Filled with photos, memories and
best wishes this can easily become an instant treasured keepsake.
£12.99 – www.giftsfromhandpicked.com
Personalised wedding cushions: No doubt the happy couple will be looking to furnish their home with trinkets and keepsakes following their special day. These pillows come in a variety of cute bespoke designs and are a great way to inject a little personality into your present, whilst also keeping it thoughtful and unique.
£19.99 – www.designmemygift.com
Biscuiteers: Whilst the Bride and Groom are being lavashed with champagne and chocolates, these deliciously adorable wedding themed biscuits will stand out from the crowd. Presented in a pink Biscuiteers tin, these handmade and hand-iced vanilla baked biccies come in the shape of hearts, presents and shoes. Although a little on the feminine side, this gift will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.
£30.00 – www.harrods.com
‘Story of Us’ Timeline Print: This quirky print lets you choose between 6 and 16 special dates from the couples relationship, transforming them into an artful timeline. Why not include things like their birth date, the day they met, their proposal date and wedding day, as well as a little personalised message at the bottom. I can’t imagine a better way to brighten up their kitchen post-honeymoon.
£43 – www.notonthehighstreet.com
Framed and Mounted Special Song: If you’re lucky enough to know which song the couple are planning to play for their first dance, then why not frame and mount the record. You don’t even have to dig the single out, as The Old Record Shop will find it and frame it for you. You can even include a personalised message so you can trick the bride and groom into thinking you went to a lot of effort. You never know, it might earn you an extra slice of the wedding cake.
£73 for CD, £84.00 for LPs – www.notonthehighstreet.com
What presents will you be giving your best of friends as we hit wedding season?
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