Shopping for wedding gifts isn’t always easy. While most couples have a wedding registry for their guests to pick and choose from, it can be nice to branch out of their thoughtful but overwhelmingly practical suggestions to find something more personal and unique. Like most gift shopping, you can find special bits and pieces in unlikely places if you are willing to look hard enough. Read on to discover what we at Jessica Anderton Designs consider as our top picks for the bride and groom.
Love and Tea - Mr & Mrs Mugs
I strongly suspect that one of the secrets to a happy marriage is having tea together, and what better mugs to share with your other half than the Emma Bridgewater ‘Mr & Mrs’ tea cups? Available in all sizes and prints, these mugs are perfect for those who, if you’re anything like me, consider bringing tea to a loved one a special kind of love language. Is there a simpler way to show that you love someone? To me there is nothing sweeter than a surprise cup of tea. Shop here!
Here’s to a Lifetime With You - Vera-Wang Love Knots Flutes
As well as tea, champagne flutes are an essential to have for married couples. These elegant glasses are perfect for toasting newly-weds and all their celebrations for many years to come. An ideal pick of ours are the Vera Wang Love Knot Champagne Flutes, a set of two beautifully delicate glasses with a love knot bow design on the stem. These are perfect for toasting your partner after tying your own love knot and are a stunning set for your table. This can also serve as an anniversary accessory for the years to come each year. Shop these beautiful glasses at John Lewis here!
New Life, New Home Decor?
Staying on the champagne and celebration theme, our next pick is our very own ‘Champagne & Fizz Dining Set’ from Jessica Anderton Designs. This is a gorgeous gift option for newly weds as it is practical but tasteful, including all the tableware that is perfect for married couples when they begin to host together. Printed with the unique hand-painted Champagne and Fizz design, these tableware items create a truly enchanting table. Made in the UK using sustainably sourced eucalyptus board, the collection of Round Placemats and Drinks Coasters are manufactured with durability in mind, so that you and your loved one can enjoy this classic set for many years to come. Shop here!
Alessi ‘Big Love’ heart shaped spoons are another practical and tasteful pick, as this unique set is likely to stand out from the piles of ordinary silverware that one can find on a typical registry. Used for deserts and all meals, this sweet gift is perfect for newlyweds, from him to her, anniversaries and valentines to come in the future. Ideal for a present and brings a little love to tea-time. Shop here!
Personalised Pet Artworks
Our final pick is something extra special from Jessica Anderton herself, commissioned ‘Pet Portraits’! This is one of the sweetest gift ideas out there, for pet lovers alike! What better gesture than to commission your loved one’s pet in the form of a painting to be remembered forever. To find out more infomration and to receive a quote, please contact Jessica here. Take a look at some examples works here
I hope that this collection of our top picks for newly weds in 2023 was useful, and encourage you to move away from the explicitly practical and gravitate more towards the thoughtful and timeless!
- Anna Gilmore Heezen