Gift List Inspiration
24 Sep 2013
Gift List Inspiration
WeddingSite.co.uk give us the low-down on compiling the perfect gift list for your wedding.
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
Cups and saucers
Pestle and mortar
Cook book stand
Four slice toaster
Enamel kitchen scales
China tea pot
Decanter and serving dishes
Pizza stone server
Oakwood platter dish
Slate serving tray
Bed linen set
Quilt or throw
Satin eye masks
LED alarm clock
Wooden bath mat
Framed world map
Personlised wedding date stamp canvas
Round fish eye mirror
Wireless music dock
Outdoor garden chandelier
ACTIVITIES OR EXPERIENCE DAYS
Ferrari track day
Hot balloon ride
Luxury spa day
Luxury weekend break
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 Prezola.com 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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