Personalised wedding gifts are thoughtful and unique. Engraved, etched or embroidered with names, initials or dates, here are ten of the best wedding gifts for brides and grooms, from meaningful presents for their big day to gorgeous homewares they will use again and again.
Personalised Wedding Gifts for the Big Day
If you’re going to a wedding, you don’t have to adhere to the gift list. Wedding gifts can be as personal as you wish and could even be used on the wedding day itself. It is worth bearing in mind that if you want to give a present that can be used on the big day, then you should let the couple know in advance. Here are some of our favourites:
1. The Story of Us
This is a very special book in which the couple can write their own love story. A personalised alternative guest book or keepsake box with details from their first date to how he proposed. It’s a truly unique book that’s ideal for family trees. It also includes a small hidden compartment suitable for a few select keepsakes such as a ‘something blue’ or simply sentimental marriage vows. Over 120 wedding guests can sign their names at the back if used as an alternative guest book on the day. Even if they choose not use it as a guest book, you can be sure it will be loved for years to come.
2. His and Hers Vow Books
For civil weddings, these His and Hers vow books can be personalised with the bride and groom’s names or initials and the date of the wedding. They are gorgeous linen-bound pocket notebooks in a choice of ivory or grey, with stunning gold leafed edges. A thoughtful personalised wedding gift that can be used on the wedding day and treasured as meaningful keepsakes. You can just imagine the couple showing their grandchildren in years to come. And in future years, when they have a row, these little books can be used to remind them of their love, and their promises!
3. Embroidered Ring Cushion
This is a lovely old fashioned present that would look particularly beautiful at any vintage or rustic style wedding. A white linen ring cushion with hand-drawn botanical flourishes in a rustic design to highlight the initials of the bride and groom. The cushion has a moveable button and ribbon for the wedding rings that can be removed. After the big day it could become a beloved part of the sitting room.
4. Sand Ceremony Set
This symbolic set for an alternative marriage ceremony set features an engraved heart-shaped bottle with a glass stopper and heart-shaped glass vases from which different coloured sands can be poured to create a unique keepsake unlike any other. It’s also a wonderful way to involve children in the symbolic marriage ceremony. Other sand ceremony sets, featuring different shaped vases, some including photo frames, are also available.
5. Champagne Flutes
Champagne flutes are a classic wedding gift. These unusual silver-plated glasses interlock to form a perfect love heart together. They can be personalised with a monogram or message and could be used on the wedding day to toast the marriage, and on each anniversary ever after. With a medieval goblet style and a symbolic feel, they will look beautiful in any display cabinet for years after the wedding.
Personalised Wedding Gifts for the Home
Homewares make lovely practical presents that you know will be used. Personalised wedding gifts with your own special message turn an everyday item into something completely unique.
6. Kitchen Chopping Board
For the heart of the home, this solid teak chopping board is ideal for keen cooks or anyone who loves entertaining. Have it monogrammed and add their family name to a gift that can be used as a stylish serving board or cheese board for dinner parties, or simply for everyday cooking. It can even be hung up for display when it’s not being used.
7. Glasses with a Message
Wine glasses are always going to be a welcome addition to any happy home. These unusual stemless wine glasses have a stylish modern look, a choice of messages and they can also be engraved. Great for special occasions or every day usage.
8. Wooden Beer Caddy with Opener
If you know the happy couple both love beer then this wooden beer caddy with bottle opener is a thoughtful gift. A stylish way to store beer bottles with a handle so they can be carried to parties. Have the wood engraved with their name or initial and the date of the wedding then invite them over and tell them to bring the beers!
9. Unique Recipe Book
This amazing recipe gift book gives friends and family the opportunity to share their own much-loved family recipes in a meaningful keepsake for the bride and groom. Club together with the other wedding guests to add your own recipes, photos and personal messages which are then all published into a very special one-of-a-kind hard back book.
10. Etched Photo Frame
A photo frame is a thoughtful wedding gift, and this one’s extra special as your personal message or the happy couple’s names and dates can be etched directly onto the glass. You could insert your own image as a suprise or let them use it for their new wedding photos. You can never have too many photo frames so you know this is a gift that will be much appreciated.
The best personalised wedding gifts are either deeply meaningful or pretty, practical presents that will be used again and again. It’s the personalisation that makes them unique and that really is their beauty.
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