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Wedding gifts 2021: Unique and heartfelt present ideas to give a couple


Something for adventurers and homebodies alike (Picture: Getty/credited below)

Many restrictions are now being lifted, and it seems like weddings will now be able to take place without guest limits – you can even dance again!

That means getting back into the swing of sorting things like wedding presents and outfits, which isn’t easy if you’ve had almost two years without practice.

To give you some inspiration, we’ve compiled a list of gifts that would suit any newlywed, with budgets starting from around £10.

There’s something here for coffee lovers, homeware enthusiasts, foodies, and any other bride or groom.

Wellbeing Pod Mini

This one’s also available in black (Picture: Neom)

Neom makes sleek and simple fragrances designed to make you feel relaxed, happy, focused, or energised.

This portable diffuser can be taken on the go, so is perfect for honeymoons or to scent their newlywed home.

£50, Neom

Our Place Always Pan

The pan comes with a steam attachment and a handy spatula that slots on the handle (Picture: Goop)

The Always pan has been a viral sensation this year – partly because of its modern looks and colour range, and partly because it’s been touted as the only pan you’ll ever need.

This is an expensive one, but is a gift you know will get plenty of use, especially if the couple in question are foodies.

£132, Goop

Kitchen Herb Seed Set

Green-fingered couples will love watching their food grow (Picture: Amazon)

A token gift that will bring years of joy, this herb seed set is under £5 and makes a wonderful wedding present.

Even if they already have all the home things they need (as is the case often these days since couples tend to live together before marriage) they can add to their abode with fresh herbs whenever they fancy.

£4.49, Amazon

Personalised Keepsake Box

Personalised Keepsake Box

The day itself will likely be a blur for those getting married, so a personalised option like this helps them keep the memories alive.

With their names and wedding date engraved on this memory box, they can add keepsakes and mementoes from their relationship. It also comes in three different sizes.

From £17.99, NotOnTheHighStreet

Happy Daze Bath Gift

Perfect for a post-wedding soak (Picture: Lush)

Sometimes beauty or cosmetic gifts can feel heavily gendered, but this bath gift has something for any couple (as long as they love a bath).

A minty fresh Intergalactic bath bomb, Bright Side and Comforter bubble bars, and a Groovy Kind of Love bath bomb are all wrapped up in this technicolour box.

£22, Lush

Hay Flare Candle Holder

The borosilicate glass is delicately tinted in trendy hues (Picture: Hay)

Hay is the brand of choice for every homeware trend-setter, and this colourway is brand new for 2021 – making it an ideal gift for interiors lovers.

Paired with some twisted candles, they’re bound to impress any guests to their new marital home.

£35, TwentyTwentyOne

Personalised Soundwave Print

These are available in a variety of colours and sizes (Picture: VelvetPrints)

If you know the couple’s first dance song ahead of time, a customised print like this makes a keepsake they’ll treasure for life.

Add in any song, as well as any lyrics that you know they love, and the company will do the rest.

From £14.40, VelvetPrints at Etsy

Calm Club Knit-Your-Own Blanket

The set makes a big chunky blanket (Picture: Asos)

Crafty couples will love the chance to be part of making their gift, with this knit-your-own blanket kit.

You’ll get seven balls of chunky wool, bamboo knitting needles, and instructions to create a bulky blanket that’ll see them through all their winters together.

£60, Asos

Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

Anyone would be proud to see these gracing their mug tree (Picture: Anthropologie)

Monogrammed items are the bread and butter of wedding gifting, although these are chic enough to not just be a novelty.

Make a mini hamper with some nice coffee beans and syrups for them to enjoy their mornings together with.

£10 each, Anthropologie

Mini Projector

Turn their home or garden into a personal cinema (Picture: Amazon)

Do the couple you’re buying for love films? This projector gives them the chance to make their own home (or garden cinema).

You can project right onto a light-coloured wall, or put up a sheet to create the blank canvas. It’s also compatible with streaming services for a Netflix and chill marathon.

£79.99, Amazon

Le Creuset Pitcher

A bargain price for a boujee piece (Picture: TK Maxx)

Le Creuset items are the gold standard for many, but they often come with a hefty price tag.

In recent months, though, many items from the iconic cookware brand have gone on sale at discount retailer TK Maxx.

This pitcher, for example, has a £39 RRP, but you’ll get it for £13 at TK Maxx. If you don’t tell them the price then we won’t either.

£12.99, TK Maxx

Cahoots Cocktail Kit

Throw it back to a simpler time with these retro serves (Picture: Cahoots)

London’s wartime-themed bar Cahoots also does kits you can gift to the marrying pair.

This one is called ‘Love Letters from Paris’, and includes all the booze, mixers, and garnishes they’ll need to make four mixologist-level drinks.

£39, Cahoots

Spa gift voucher

After all that wedding planning, they can now relax and chill (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Some people prefer experiences over physical presents, and a spa day is one that’ll be heavily welcomed after the big day.

BuyAGift has a number of spa vouchers available for a range of budgets, so you can pick something they can get to – and give the gift of relaxation.

Prices vary, BuyAGift

Set of Aerolite Suitcases

There are multiple colour combos, so you can be matching, but not too matching (Picture: Amazon)

Whether they’re heading off on a honeymoon or just like to take trips every now and then, luggage is always necessary.

If they’re not likely to be fond of personalised cases, this pair of cabin-friendly ones are more understated, and you can pick different colour combinations depending on their preferences.

£62.99, Amazon

Do One Thing Every Day Together

You can judge this book by its cover, which says exactly what you do with it (Picture: Blackwell’s)

This sweet journal for two gives couples prompts to document their time together.

They’ll be able to look back in years to come at their reflections on their relationship.

£10.80, Blackwell’s

Eufy RoboVac Robot Vacuum Cleaner

This neat gadget will learn where to go, and automatically clean (Picture: Argos)

Granted, it’s not the most romantic of gifts to give newlyweds, but a robot vacuum will make their married life a whole lot easier.

This one even works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home so you can ask it to get cleaning and call it over if it’s gone astray.

£199, Argos

Crosley Voyager Black Turntable

Spin some tunes after tying the knot (Picture: HMV)

They don’t need to be record collectors to enjoy this turntable, which also has bluetooth to play digital tracks from your phone.

A record player is a great addition to any home, and if there’s a song you know is special to them, that on vinyl would be the cherry on top of a gorgeous present.

£79.99, HMV

Mr And Mrs Coupe Glasses

The gold trim on these gives them a luxe feel (Picture: Next)

Champagne saucers can be used time and time again, especially when toasting to anniversaries and big life moments.

These say Mr and Mrs, although there are plenty of others to choose from for same-sex couples, or those who prefer more plain items.

£16, Next

Personalised Waffle Robe

You can get one for each person getting married (Picture: Etsy)

There’s something about an embroidered robe that screams luxury, and these waffle robes are just that (although they don’t cost the earth).

Because the personalisation is stitched rather than ironed on, it won’t come off in the wash.

£36.79 each, Treasureyourgifts on Etsy

Dave Buonaguidi Scratch Map

Words to live by (Picture: Scratch Maps)

Scratch maps are interactive pieces of wall art, where the bride and/or groom can scratch off each country they visit during their lives.

This one has exclusive artwork from Dave Buonaguidi the East London screen printer, with a pertinent message to make sure they complete their bucket list.

£25.95, Scratch Maps

Tinggly Honeymoon Box

It’s like a voucher, but you have something physical to open (Picture: Tinggly)

Tinggly do a wide range of honeymoon boxes where the lucky newlyweds can book experiences and hotel stays.

From gondola rides to afternoon tea, there’s something for any couple. Tinggly also offset all carbon emissions from their experiences by 200%, so it’s great for eco-conscious folks.

From £69, Tinggly

Seychelles Signature Candle

This signature scent has notes of bergamot and orange (Picture: The White Company)

Anything from The White Company will be well received, but the Seychelles scent in particular is a favourite of most who smell it.

You’ll get around 33 hours’ burn time with this one-wick candle.

£20, The White Company

From the Oven to the Table

Most of these recipes can be made in one pot in the oven (Picture: Amazon)

Simple recipes with minimal washing up is what you’ll get in this hardback cookbook, taking the pain out of weeknight dinners.

This Diana Henry one-pot focused book is a favourite of Nigella Lawson and Meera Sodha, which is the kind of seal of approval we all want.

£17.46, Amazon

Nespresso by Magimix Coffee Machine

You can also get this in a bright red colour (Picture: Currys)

A coffee machine is essential for working-from-home caffeine addicts, and this option is well-reviewed and budget-friendly.

There are 20 types of compatible pods, and it takes just seconds to heat up and start brewing.

£79, Currys

Hello Door Mat

Welcome in well-wishers (Picture: Oliver Bonas)

Someone’s bound to be carrying someone over the threshold once they get home, so the couple might as well make their threshold as pretty as possible.

This art deco style mat would jazz up any front door.

£29.50, Oliver Bonas

Custom Minimal Wedding Drawing

A real forever keepsake (Picture: Etsy)

There’ll no doubt be photos galore of the happy day, but a personalised portrait combines home decor with those wonderful memories.

This one is particularly nice if you won’t see the couple until after the wedding (given the uncertainty of restrictions), so you can use a photo of them for inspiration.

From £27.30, Misspinkcoconut on Etsy

The Grosvenor Hamper

A hamper has everything they need to stock the cupboards (Picture: Fortnum and Mason)

If you’re not totally sure what to get the couple, a hamper is always a good idea.

This option from Fortnum and Mason includes chocolates, preserves, tea, and wine – what more could you need?

£125, Fortnum and Mason

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