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Gifts to remember

28 Feb 2012

Gifts to remember

Think differently for the personal touch

With so many couples setting up home before their wedding the old tradition of presents from a long list on the big day are gone.

Many have the necessities already and their house style is well established – they’ve really got the lot..

The immediate idea was always to buy them something for their home. A toaster, a new kettle, a great cutlery set.

But as times have changed why not really surprise them with something unusual that won’t break the bank - but will be infinitely more meaningful than any saucepan, alarm clock or knife block.

A stunning engraved crystal vase can start its life by displaying some left-over wedding flowers and will be used for decades in to the future. It can be engraved with a message as well.

If the groom is a fan of finest scotch, why not get him a personalised bottle of whisky or another spirit

If the couple are getting married on a budget maybe you could surprise them with a ready made honeymoon.

How about an overnight stay in a four star London hotel as well as tickets to a vast choice of West End shows or a mini-break away to Ireland, Scotland or many historic areas of England. Whether they have a honeymoon booked or not, this is sure to be a popular wedding present.

If you know that the happy couple are football fans then how about something related to their team of choice. Maybe they originally bonded over their life-long obsession with Manchester United or Chelsea and their favourite activity is going to games.

If this is the case you could get them a once-in-a-lifetime tour of their team’s stadium – sometimes these are guided by former players.

Or how about something adventurous, a flying lesson or a day’s outdoor activity such as rock climbing. Maybe they would like to bond over paint-balling session – preferably both on the same side.

As it’s a wedding there will be plenty of champagne on offer but there’s no harm in adding to that.

A personalised bottle of fine champagne is an excellent gift idea and you can even make it more special by including engraved champagne flutes to truly mark the occasion and make a unique keepsake.

Finally, every wedding gift should be accompanied with a card and a personalised card is the best way to show the newlyweds how much you care.

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