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A Guide to Giving the Perfect Wedding Gift

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A fool proof guide to gift-giving on the big day

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Someone in your life will soon be walking down the aisle to say ‘I do’ – and you’ll be there to help celebrate the special day. You’ve sorted out your wardrobe and booked the hotel, all that’s left to do is find the perfect gift. Whether you’re compiling your perfect gift list or looking to shop for your favourite newlyweds, we have wedding gift ideas for every couple.

A Guide to Giving the Perfect Wedding Gift

Price Point

How much you spend on a gift depends on your relationship with the happy couple. In a study conducted by Ocean Finance, it was found that acquaintances and night guests spend around £20 to £30 on a wedding gift, while all-day guests, close friends, family and the bridal party bought presents priced from £50 to £100. Plus-ones are usually also expected to chip something in, if possible.

Let the Couple Decide

Most couples will have a list full of ideas for their guests to choose from, with varied price points giving a bit of wriggle room for everyone to get involved.

For the soon-to-be-newlyweds who aren’t quite sure where to start, the Wedding Present Company has you covered. Working with hundreds of brands across multiple industries, the Wedding Present Company allows you to curate a gift list online that your guests can directly buy or part-buy from.

Start the process with an appointment (virtual or in-person), where your dedicated Wedding List Advisor will guide you through the products available – this includes brands, custom presents, antiques and fund options to make a bespoke list. Once decided, simply send out your list to guests and let them browse through your options. The best part? The Wedding Present Company houses all of your gifts in one warehouse, meaning they can be delivered to your home all together on a date that works for you. Find out more about how the Wedding Present Company works here.

No List? No Problem!

While not ideal, not every couple puts a list together before their big day. If you’re not especially close or you just don’t know where to start, then opt for a monetary gift or gift card. Rather than splash the cash on something they might not love, a small contribution to the newlyweds’ rainy day fund can go a long way – if not towards a lovely time on their honeymoon.

Wedding Gift Ideas for Every Couple

If you’re stuck for choice (as a guest or a soon-to-be-spouse), have a browse through our edit of wedding gift ideas below…

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Tusting Canvas Explorer in Olive

For The Couple Who Love To Travel

Tusting Canvas Explorer in Olive, £535,

Find it on the Wedding Present Company here

Gallery frames with art inside

For The Couple Setting Up a Home Gallery

The White Company Fine Black Large Picture Gallery Wall, £350,

Stack of blue and chalk bowls

For The Couple Who Want Something Sustainable

Denby Studio Blue Cereal Bowls (set of 4),

Find it on the Wedding Present Company here

Aromatherapy Associates

For The Couple Who Want To Relax Together

Aromatherapy Associates x Liberty Clear Mind Bath & Shower Gel, £50.


Tweedmill Fishbone Throw in Duck Egg

For The Couple Settling In To A New Home

Tweedmill Fishbone Throw in Duck Egg, £67,

Find it on the Wedding Present Company here

Fortnum & Mason The Wedding Day Hamper

For The Couple Who Want To Celebrate After The Big Day

Fortnum & Mason The Wedding Day Hamper, £150,


Addison Ross Pale Sage Green Enamel and Silver Frame

For The Couple Who Want To Keep Memories Close

Addison Ross Pale Sage Green Enamel and Silver Frame, £42,

Find it on the Wedding Present Company here

naim audio

For The Couple Who Love Music

Naim Audio Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation Wireless Bluetooth Music System, £899.

Nicholson Gin

For The Couple Stocking Up Their Drinks Cabinet

Nicholson Gin Original London Dry Gin, £37.95.


Riviere Rugs x Zoffany

For The Couple Revamping Their Home

Riviere x Zoffany Jigsaw Olivine rug, £POA.

Featured image: Wijdan Mq, Unsplash


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