And with wedding season in full swing, our go-to gifts of choice are no exception! Here at Decology HQ we pride ourselves on doing things that little bit differently. Whether the wedding is being held at a rustic retreat or boasting city chic, make sure your gift stands out from the crowd with our pick of the best pressies going.
The couple that bake together, stay together. While perhaps this might not be ingrained in public psyche just yet, we love the idea of gifting one or several items from iconic Italian appliance brand Smeg’s small appliance collection. From gorgeous mixers to blenders, toasters, slow juicers and kettles, the range leaves no excuses for getting out of breakfast in bed duty here…
And to serve your culinary delights? You can’t go wrong with some classic crockery. How about a decorative cake stand, a traditional teapot or a complete dining set? It’ll last a lifetime – and is perfect for when the in-laws pop round.
Just because your loved ones are now married doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun! We recently discovered Tipplebox – a unique service delivering spirits and expertly curated cocktail recipes straight to your front door. On the day? How about some stylish glasses – we particularly love the Lulu collection from the mavens at LSA International.
Not Another Bill
It’s a tough situation to be in: what do you get the couple who already has everything? The answer comes from Not Another Bill – an online service delivering unique presents straight to your loved ones’ doorstep over the course of the year. Pressies range from the practical to the bizarre – think solid gold pineapples to Tom Dixon candles – with some luxury goodies thrown in for good measure.
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Personalised his-and-hers wedding pressies will always be appreciated. Smythson or Aspinall of London offer gorgeous leather goods, while John Lewis has a range of gifts all available with its personalisation service – anything from artwork to clocks and glassware. Our pick would be these solid oak chopping boards from The Oak and Rope Company.
Let the music play
The happy couple may not always have the same music taste, but there will be no fighting over what system they play their tunes on. The R4 all-in-one system from Ruark Audio comes in three stylish colourways to suit all décor schemes, and is much a piece of design as it is technology. Perfect for recreating that all-important first dance at home!
A stylish piece of furniture will help make their marital house a home. We adore these ‘lovetub’ sofas from Oliver Bonas, available in over 20 different shades. If they choose to enlist a Decologist later down the line to help redesign their home, they can even include it in their original brief to ensure it remains undisturbed and will be cherished forever.
Wake up and smell the coffee
Buying a wedding gift for a pair of coffee lovers? Look no further than the super-stylish coffee machines from Rocket Espresso Milano. Celebrating Italian craftsmanship with the finest attention to detail, these will deliver coffeehouse-style cups time after time.
A plush cushion is the perfect accessory to add to any bedroom or living room – we love the quirky designs from Silken Favours for a design with a difference. Its designer, Vicki Murdoch, even offers a bespoke service. Are the lovebirds already parents to a puppy? Murdoch will create a one-off design from any photograph submitted for a truly personal touch.
Decology gift card
The perfect wedding gift for a couple moving into their first home together, or simply planning a post-wedding revamp, is the gift of design. Learning the best way to share a space and combine tastes can be daunting, so a furnished room where a couple can both feel at home is the ultimate gift for newly-weds. From as little as £250, the nesting lovebirds will receive a concept board, final room design and personalised shopping list to achieve their chosen look – whether it’s a romantic bedroom, a family-friendly kitchen or a cosy living room to snuggle up in together. Gift cards can be purchased through the Decology website – http://decology.co.uk/gift-card/
Who knew there were so many options besides bone china tea sets? Now all you have to decide is what to wear…
For more info on the Decology gift service, please visit www.decology.co.uk.