Monetary gifts seem to be the norm of late, but some folk still like the old tradition of bestowing an actual wedding gift on the happy couple. People can be ‘funny about money’ and some people are even odder about wedding lists!
Here is some inspiration for the more discerning wedding guest who still holds a torch for the era of tradition but want to gift more than just your run of the mill kettle and toaster…
HONEYMOON VOUCHERS – This is a fantastic gift for any couple. Why now treat them to some honeymoon vouchers instead of money or a gift? The majority of travel agents will be able to offer these, the only pre-requisite is that you would need to first establish whether or not the newlyweds are taking a honeymoon, and then you will need to establish which travel agent they have been dealing with. Parents and siblings are a good source of information for queries like these as they will have the inside scoop, or will at least be able to snoop without looking suspicious.
A JO MALONE CANDLE – Jo Malone candles have long been hailed as the epitome of a luxurious, lavish and high end gift and they are something that most of us would never indulge in for ourselves. So, what better gift than to treat the couple to something they would never treat themselves to?
A PET – Now you must tread carefully with this one. This could be received as a gift or a punishment depending on who you give it to, so you would need to research your couple and whatever you do, do not show up on their doorstep with a hyper, slobbering, Rottweiler pup when you know for a fact that these people do not care for canines. This gift is only an option if you know for a fact that bride or groom have been looking for their perfect pet or have expressed an interest in getting a little fur ball for their new home.
A PERSONALISED PIECE OF ART – A wedding gift should be something to cherish and who better to hang on your wall than our very own Terry Bradley? A personalised Terry Bradley framed and mounted print would make the ideal and most unique wedding gift and there’s no doubt about it, this would be a true collector’s item.
A LUXURY HAMPER We love getting hampers and for me, they are a gift often forgotten about or thrown on the ‘outdated’ pile, but when you take into consideration the thoughtfulness of the gift, not to mention the luxury items that go into one, sure they make the best gifts of all?
Take the Finn McCool Hamper, for example; it’s offering the best of Ireland’s food and drinky treats in a gift that will not easily be forgotten. It contains the finest food and drink that the Emerald Isle has to offer such as our flavourful award-winning jars of marmalade with whiskey and jam with stout that have been given a greater sense of indulgence with 23 Carat Gold Leaf. Shortbreads laced with different spices that melt in your mouth and non-alcoholic clear and cloudy apple beers and juices and a chocolate collection to make your mouth water, including traditional Irish honeycomb Yellow Man, fresh Irish cream fudge and a fine traditional Causeway tartan Picnic Rug. If you want to tell someone how special they are, give them the and just as our folklore endures so will your gift!
A GIFT SUBSCRIPTION – Want the gift that keeps on giving? Is the couple mad about a good cup of tea? Why not have new tea blends from local NI tea artisans Suki Tea delivered straight to their door on a monthly basis.