The perfect wedding gift should be symbolic, sentimental and thoughtful. It should also be useful or appreciable for its beauty. Shopping for the perfect gift should be a joyful experience, just as receiving the gift itself must be for the bride and groom. To help you achieve this, we’re offering up gift ideas that encapsulate luxury and are classic, without being stuffy or boring. In one word, these gifts are droolworthy.
SOMETHING FOR THEIR ‘HONEYMOON TRAVELS’
In an ocean of mundane wedding presents, here’s a gift idea that will stand out for being practical, useful and large! Buy the bride and groom a set of suitcases and be sure to pick a brand that is renowned for its quality. You could splurge on Tumi, Bric’s or Rimowa; or get even more generous with brands like Louis Vuitton, Globe-Trotter and Henk. Whatever you choose, two or more matching suitcases will be much appreciated when the newlyweds jet off on their honeymoon. For a playful twist, consider the addition of bride and groom baggage tags!
SOMETHING FOR THEIR HOME
If you choose to gift a decorative item, it’s always best to stick with the classics. Avoid pieces that are packed with colour (even if you like that sort of thing), because they are harder to place around the house if they don’t match with the existing colour scheme. A porcelain figurine by Lladró is worth considering, especially because the sought-after Spanish brand has a fair few wedding-themed pieces available. Of course the safest option is clear crystal from Lalique, Waterford or Baccarat — all of whom offer up a wide selection of treasures to be appreciated for a lifetime.
SOMETHING FOR THEM TO REMEMBER THE TIME
From Cartier and Longines to Omega and TAG Heuer, a long list of luxury brands retail his-and-hers watch sets. We absolutely adore the Omega Constellation series, as will any couple fortunate enough to be on the receiving end. Besides, this is a particularly meaningful gift that marks a new time in the lives of a young couple, as they embark on their journey together as husband and wife. A classic timepiece never goes out of style and may well become a family heirloom, passed down from one generation to the next. What could be more prefect as a wedding gift?
SOMETHING TO HELP ROMANCE THE PAUSE
Exhausted by the mêlée of wedding preparations, followed by days and days of meeting and greeting guests, you can be sure the newlyweds need to savour some quiet time alone once the ceremonies are done and dusted. Why not gift a fine scotch that will help them romance the pause and nurture their bond, while they share a relaxed and romantic evening? We’d recommend a rare and exceptional bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, nestled in a hamper of divine indulgences like Royce’ chocolate, spiced nuts and salted caramel cookies.
SOMETHING THAT IS MUSIC TO THEIR EARS
Appliances are generally considered great wedding gifts. Unfortunately, as a result, newlyweds often end up with more hand blenders, mixers and coffee machines than they need! In the absence of a wedding registry, try asking the bride and groom what they need for their home — an oven or a refrigerator may sound like a boring gift, but if it fills a need, it is sure to be appreciated. If no answers or recommendations are forthcoming, pick an unusual appliance as a wedding present for the couple. Wireless loudspeakers (try Bang & Olufsen) make for a delightful gift… every time sweet music fills their home, the couple will thank you for it!
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