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May 2018 / Homes & Interiors / by Liz Skone James

Unique Wedding gifts

Go off-registry

Wedding gifting has evolved: the traditional bridal registry, designed to help young newlyweds set up home without doubling up on fondue sets, seems vintage today. Chances are your sassy recipients will be on their third home – maybe even their third marriage – such is modern life. Now the onus is on gift-givers to get more creative with quirky homewares, outright luxuries, and altogether more personal prezzies, whether there’s a department store list or not. Permission to go off-registry and indulge…  

Gifts galore

Wedding giftsLove, peace and luxury carpets make for a happy marriage. For the ultimate treat underfoot, Illulian Design Studio’s vibrant geo Woodstock rug hits all the right notes. (£8,697, store.wallpaper.com)

Wedding gifts - Heals

A gilded crown bulb encased in intricate brass fretwork with a band of gold as a base… how’s this luxe Ligne Roset Jali table lamp for a bright idea? (£184, heals.com)

Wedding gifts - Gingerly

It may not be a royal wedding but bride and groom will feel like queen and king in Windsor, the ultimate silk bedspread, which is also available in Ivory for purists. (From £549, gingerlily.co.uk) 

 

 

Wedding gifts - Smeg Dolce and Gabbana

Smeg x Dolce & Gabbana is a design match made in heaven. From the Sicily Is My Love collection, the KLF03 kettle makes a stand-out statement that vows to keep morning tea-making harmonious. (£400, selfridges.com)

Wedding gifts - Freight store pepper grinder

Who says marriage can be a daily grind? This beautifully handmade brass mill by Freight will make passing the pepper a joy for years to come. (£55, freightstore.co.uk)

Wedding gifts - house of hackney cushion

An opulent gold velvet cushion featuring House of Hackney’s Tibetan tiger-inspired Saber motif…Here’s to a lifetime of luxury lounging on the marital couch. (£195, libertylondon.com)

 

Wedding gifts - Bric's Weekender

Superior Italian artistry and craftsmanship have gone into creating this super soft leather holdall. Send them on their honeymoon in style with the Bric’s Weekender. (£340, harrods.com) 

Wedding gifts - feather mirror

If marriage is a mirror, make sure it’s a seriously stylish one, like the timeless Ghidini 1961 Sunset mirror in polished brass. (£1,170, artemest.com) 

Wedding gifts - Aspinal hip flask

The couple who swig together stay together: this traditional stainless steel hip flask by Aspinal, bound in smooth Italian calf leather, features a sneaky set of twin decanters. (£85, selfridges.com) 

Wedding gifts - Byredo Altar candle

With notes of clove bud, carnation and cotton musks, Byredo’s scented Altar candle will keep memories of the nuptials alight beyond the church ceremony. (£54, net-a-porter.com)