Finding unique wedding gifts can be a challenge, but there are plenty of options out there if you know where to look. If you’ve received an invitation and you’re panicking about what to take with you on the day, read on to discover five of the most unusual present ideas.
A personalised chopping board is a great option Everybody uses a chopping board, whether it’s to finely dice ingredients for another culinary masterpiece, or simply to slice the bread for their toast in the morning. But this present doesn’t have to be entirely functional. Why not seek out a gift retailer who specialises in bespoke items? You’ll want to opt for something of the highest quality – such as solid oak, but that you can also have engraved to convey a special message or the couples’ married names.
Secondly, you can always turn to alcoholic presents. It may seem like an obvious choice, but who doesn’t love to indulge in a glass of champagne or whisky on their wedding day? Besides, you can easily go against the grain by giving them a personalised bottle to hold their tipple of choice. Alcohol is always received gratuitously, and a personalised element will set it apart from the rest and give the couple a keepsake to cherish.You can choose to have anything you like printed on the label of the bottle, but the most popular choice is the couples’ names, followed by the date of their nuptials and a special message. Be sure to find a company who not only offer a professional customisation service, but also a premium alcohol – the last thing you want is for your bride and groom not to enjoy their special present.
Alternatively, a unique keepsake box is an incredibly thoughtful wedding present. Their will likely be an assortment of precious items that the bride and groom will want to treasure – including wedding invitations, sprinklings of confetti, photographs, a pressed flower from the bouquet, or a brochure from the venue they tied the knot in. There are design companies out there who will provide a beautiful, wooden box with a latch, as well as the engraving on the lid. You could even opt for a secret message to be displayed inside, or a personal congratulatory message. As an extra thoughtful touch, why not offer to be in charge of the keepsake box on the day? The bride and groom will no doubt be busy entertaining their guests, so will need someone who’s not so preoccupied to remember to collect bits and bobs for their treasure trove.
An engraved vintage teaspoon set is a really special gift to bestow. You can source beautiful spoons online, some of which are made from real vintage materials. Imagine the couple starting off their morning by stirring a coffee with their own engraved teaspoons, given by a special friend on their wedding day. These spoons could display matching engravings, their wedding date for example, ‘Mr and Mrs’, or an in-joke and punchline. Let your imagination roam free.
Last but not least, are personalised coasters. This may sound like a drab gift option, but coasters can add an incredibly decorative touch to a home. Plus, think about how often these newlyweds will make themselves cups of tea or coffee? A set of personalised coasters will make them smile every time they set down their drink. You could choose to have them engraved with a funny quote, their married names or the date that they tied the knot – the opportunities are endless. Opt for a good quality material that will look great and remain durable. Solid beech wood coasters are an ideal option as they can be used for years and will look attractive on their coffee table. For an extra special touch, why not present them in a beautiful, bespoke gift box?