10 Perfect Wedding Gifts for the Design-loving Couple
01 Sep 2015
Use gift list provider Prezola and guide your guests with these top 10 gifts for the design-conscious couple.
Battling the flow of tasteless presents from elderly aunts is a daunting prospect for the design-loving couple who’re keen to kit-out their newly-wed home with the latest designs. Bride magazine editor Amanda Griffiths takes a look through the thousands of items available through online gift list providers Prezola – a sure-fire way to guide even the most blustering of guests to wedding gift perfection.
1. Oriental Flower Superking Duvet Cover by Designer’s Guild, £140
There are a number of items that you're already sure to own... but where spending that little bit more than you might would be a special treat you're unlikely to afford yourself. Your bed is the central focus point of the room - it defines its function, and should be dressed as such, making it the perfect wedding gift list item for the design loving couple. This pretty, feminine bed linen set by the Designer’s Guild would be my first choice. Its fresh citrus colour and brushstroke blossoms would add an elegant finish to any bedroom. And printed onto pure 200 thread count cotton percale, it'll leave you reluctant to leave its confines in the morning.
2. TriScale by Joseph Joseph, £32
Beautiful design always marries form with function and this scale is definitely the best of both worlds. It looks good while it’s out, but when you don’t have the kitchen we all imagine Mary Berry has, it’s the compact size it folds up to that’s really appealing.
3. Arran Decanter 1L & Walnut Base, £85
I’m going to go ahead and say that, sometimes, the grooms don’t have a lot that’s just for them on the wedding guest list (sorry, lads). This elegant decanter will change that – it is artisan blown and hand finished with a walnut base, making it the perfect home for the celebratory malt that awaits him post-wedding.
4. Brass and marble desk lamp by Cox & Cox, £100
An anglepoise lamp is the ultimate item in classic lighting design. And this example with its brass design and marble base is an exceptional example that will add a touch of elegance to any room. You simply can’t go wrong.
5. Super globe bulb by Cox & Cox, £25
Continuing with the lighting theme, these bulbs are the perfect item to add design-led edge to an interior. The filament in the bulb is exposed, adds a warm glow of light and can be used with a dimmer but (if we’re honest) it’s enough just to use them as a statement piece of lighting, even if we never turned them on!
6. Chelak Wool Rug by OKA, £485
Rugs can make or break a room – they can be the much-needed colour splash or the comfort your feet need as you get out of bed. One thing that’s for sure, however, is that you can’t have enough of them. This 100 per cent wool Chelak rug will last a lifetime, and its bold geometric patterns with a tribal flavour are spot-on for hitting 2015 and 2016 home trends.
7. Wisteria table lamp with 36cm taupe silk shade by Pooky, £179
What’s not to love about this table lamp? Its clear glass base with solid brass detail is simple but beautifully effective. Topped with a silk shade it’s an investment piece for any home.
8. Taika serving plate in blue by Iittala, £72
Taika means ‘magic’ in Finnish, and the designer behind the statement design, Klaus Haapaniemi, wants his illustrations to inspire your own imagination and storytelling. They’re both fun, interesting and will enhance anything you cook to place on them – everything you could want in a plate.
9. Agra White marble cake stand by Habitat, £35
Marble is a design-loving couple’s dream, and this white marble cake stand by Habitat is the perfect way to incorporate it into your home.
10. Mr & Mrs Muse vase by Jonathan Adler, £98
There’s no mistaking the individuality of this vase by Jonathan Adler. In all-white porcelain, you have to take a second glance to realise the moustache or lips. The great thing about this gift is that it can be built upon, with canisters, egg cups and mugs available in the collection.
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