Gift List Inspiration

24 Sep 2013

Gift List Inspiration give us the low-down on compiling the perfect gift list for your wedding.

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Knowing what to put on your gift list isn’t always an easy thing to do. Some couples may not want to create a traditional list if they already have items for the house and may choose to therefore request contributions towards the honeymoon. Others may see this as an opportunity to get items for their new life together, whether that be products for the home, or activity days where you learn new skills together.

Here are 100 popular items to ask for around the home, both traditional and some more bespoke, to give you a start compiling your list. With weddings having on average 75 guests, you’ll need a good number of items on your gift list for them to choose from.


Ceramic roasting dish

Fresh pasta maker

Wine rack

Knife block

Cups and saucers

Chopping boards

Pestle and mortar

Cook book stand

Four slice toaster

Potato richer

Cook books

Coffee machine

Hot plate

Slow cooker

Enamel kitchen scales

Bread bin

Oven gloves

Tea Towels

Compost bin

Casserole set

China tea pot

Tea infuser

Butter dish

Egg poacher


Decanter and serving dishes

Cheese board

Cheese knife

Meat board

Fondue set

Pizza stone server

Serving bowls

Oakwood platter dish

Serving spoons

Slate serving tray

Table linen

Wine cooler


Wine stoppers

Ice bucket

Champagne glasses

Wine glasses

Cutlery set


Bed linen set

Quilt or throw

Bedside lamp

Satin eye masks

LED alarm clock

Breakfast tray

Night stand


Soap dispenser

Wooden bath mat




Small bin

Toothbrush holder


Candle holder

Wall clock


Photo frames

Foot stool


Door mat

Door stop


Chess board

Hallway mirror

Shoe rack



Spinning globe


Framed world map

Personlised wedding date stamp canvas

Wall sticker

Round fish eye mirror

Floor mirror


Floor lamp

Film projector


Wireless music dock



Lantern lights


Herb box

Garden games


Garden sign

Outdoor garden chandelier

Welcome mat


Ferrari track day

Helicopter ride

Hot balloon ride

Ice climbing

Luxury spa day

Luxury weekend break


Honeymoon contributions

Gift vouchers

Charity donations

Gift List Etiquette

• DO include a small card that politely advises where you have a gift list, should guests wish to use it.

• DO be careful to note which guest bought you what gift, so that you can personalise your thank you card to them.

• DON’T send your gift list requests to people who have not been invited to the wedding.

• DO make sure you include more gifts than you have guests and, that they all vary in cost.

• If you are requesting money towards a honeymoon, charity or even your wedding, DO give people a little bit more detail on what it will be spent on.

Top tips for compiling the perfect gift list

• Allow yourself plenty of time to window shop to see what is out there.

• Add items that will benefit both you and your spouse.

• Try and vary your gift list to include items of different prices.

• Only include items you are genuinely going to get pleasure from.

• Consider items that suit your lifestyle. So, if you and your spouse are keen cyclists, now could be a good time to get those cycle covers you know you need.

• Gifts don’t always have to be tangible, activity days or contributions to your honeymoon are perfectly acceptable.

• Use online providers, such as to manage your gift lists. It means you can include a link to it on your personal wedding website, or email it out to guests that request it.

• If you really don’t want gifts for your wedding, you will need to accept there are some people that will want to ‘gift’ you in some way. So why not consider taking donations for the charity of your choice instead?

• Choose items that are not running low on stock.

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With free tools such as to-do-lists, budget trackers, guest managers, seating planner, invite tracker and the tools to create your own personal wedding website in minutes, is everything a bride (and groom) needs to stay in control of wedding planning without the stress. also allows you to include links to your online gift list provider, as well as manage cash contributions towards your honeymoon, wedding or chosen charity.

And, for a limited time only, we are offering 25% off our Ruby package – so you only need to pay £14.99. Visit and simply enter code ‘ArchantBride’ at the checkout.

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