Trying to choose a wedding gift? Trying to find just the right present for the newly weds?
We have a whole host of ideas and suggestion below to help you.
Why do we give wedding gifts?
The history of wedding gifts comes from when marriages were more of an economic decision… rather than for love. A dowry was once common – a payment of money, goods or land that the wife’s family gave to her new husband.
Thankfully now, choosing a wedding gift is a sign of the love or affection you have for the newly married couple. It’s a token of celebration and something they can treasure or enjoy as they start married life.
Choosing the perfect wedding gift…
So what to buy? It can be difficult choosing a wedding gift, especially if you don't know the couple very well or they appear to have everything they need.
Use our guide to help you choose something special, memorable and useful, and find plenty of hamper-related suggestions along the way.
A gift they can keep
A wedding or marriage is a very special occasion and one that deserves some precious gifts for the couple to admire and keep as a reminder of their special day.
With the many stunning photos that are often captured on a wedding day, consider buying a photo frame or album that they can use to display or store those memorable images – not just professional pictures but those captured by the guests on their phones too.
A decanter, candle sticks or some art, if you know the interior tastes of the couple well, will make a beautiful addition to their home – and a simple reminder each time they pass by of a special gift that marked a very special occasion.
Our hampers are an everlasting gift, too. Once the treats inside have been enjoyed, the gorgeous wicker baskets make a perfect lifestyle gift – they look beautiful in the home and are ideal for creating a memory box full of cards and souvenirs from the big day.
A gift that will be memorable
After the excitement of planning the wedding, the day itself and, hopefully, a relaxing honeymoon, why not treat the couple to an experience?
Give them something else they can look forward to – a tour of a vineyard? An afternoon tea? Or an adventure experience?
Choose something to help make their first year of marriage even more memorable.
A gift that is unique to them
There are lots of items that can be personalised – engrave a gift with their wedding date, place and names, for example.
Glass, wood and silver gifts are perfect for engraving. Here at hampers.com, we love the idea of a small chopping board – engraved with the special date or a unique message – a practical but perfect keepsake gift.
Don't forget that all of our hampers also come with the opportunity to attach a personalised message too.
A gift they can use again and again
Far from cluttering their home with ‘knick knacks’, why not choose a gift they can use again and again throughout married life?
Our top pick is a wicker picnic basket – with cutlery, crockery and tableware and the all-important bottle opener - all held in place with leather straps… something truly sophisticated and perfect for many a picnic by the river or in the woods. We also love a sophisticated wine carrier - see our Prosecco Duo and our English Sparkling Wine wicker carriers – keeping their fizz cool at any al fresco dining experience.
A gift they can enjoy together
Give a wedding gift that the happy couple can enjoy together – perhaps treat them to a voucher for a spa day or a local attraction. You could also consider a membership they can use throughout the year – National Trust or English Heritage, for example.
Offer them the chance to go off and explore together, making memories and having special days out. Pair the membership with a luxurious hamper full of their joint favourites – a whole selection of delicious sweet and savoury handcrafted products – for the couple to savour and enjoy, while they plan their next trips and adventures.
Wedding gifts for all tastes
Here at hampers.com, it not just about the gift, it’s about the memories – so choose something you know the couple will enjoy together and treasure for a lifetime.