The Alternative Wedding Gift Guide
The sun is shining and wedding season is in full swing. If you are like us, then your social media feed will be packed full of gorgeous photos of couples taking the plunge. If your inbox is full of invites, lucky you, but you’re going to need some gift inspiration. To help with this, we’ve compiled an alternative wedding gift guide full of fab ideas for newlyweds who appreciate beautiful objects and experiences.
For the culture friends
For the friends who love nothing better than purveying the world’s most exquisite artworks, there’s no better gift than a year of culture. The National Art Pass is an access all areas pass to hundreds of galleries and museums up and down the country. Culture can be pricey, but the pass also lets you in half price to exhibitions at Tate and the V&A! ArtFund.org
For the foodies
Sleek and minimal, this marble board from Stoned is a suave gift for a stylish couple. Whether it's serving up some homemade baking or a summer tapas platter, this board is the ideal combination of practicality and style. Shop at Liberty
For the Bride
Our hoop gold kisses earrings are the perfect elegant gift for any modern bride with an eye for style. Made from sterling silver and coated in gold vermeil, these earrings are ideal for day-to-evening wear and make for a timeless addition to anyone’s jewelry collection. Kozminka
For your Bridesmaids
While giving your bridesmaids a gift isn’t essential, it has become an increasingly common way for brides to thanks their nearest and dearest for their support in the lead up to the wedding. Our medallion gold kisses necklace makes for an effortlessly cool piece that’s sure to create memories for life. Kozminka jewelry
For the chilled-out couple
Artist Piero Fornasetti's designs are an iconic motif of Italian style, especially when combined with a gorgeous scent. After his death, Fornasetti’s children turned his distinctive designs into homewares, which quickly became a staple of stylish interiors around the world. What better gift to help your friends to relax after months of wedding planning? www.fornasetti.com
For the travelers
After the wedding, it’s likely that your friends will soon be jetting off to experience the sunshine of honeymoon. Matching passport holders are an extremely cute way to ensure that your loved-up newlywed pals begin married life in style. Aspinal of London designs contemporary leather accessories and offers a range of leather accessories including luggage and cardholders. www.aspinaloflondon.com
For the groom
Whether you want to give him his very own something blue or a timeless gift, Minute & Azimut have got all bases covered. This contemporary British watchmaker creates timepieces in gold, silver and rose gold, with a vibrant selection of straps in materials including ostrich and alligator - ideal for a stylish groom-to-be!