Good wedding gift lists say a lot about the recipients’ personalities. So whether it’s a passion for craft baking, great coffee or cool music, there’s ever reason to indulge yourselves by adding choice objects you really love and want to share your life with
The one thing your gift list should never be is dull. Guests want to see objects that reflect the interests of you, the couple they know and love. This means you have every reason to let your heart rule your head and select things not because they are sensible or useful, but because you would really like to share your home and your life with them.
Rest assured that wedding gift lists are revealing exactly this trend, with couples opting for items that a few years ago might have been considered, well, a tad indulgent. So where once a simple two-slice toaster might have sufficed, today it’s just as likely to be a Sage By Heston Blumenthal Smart Waffle Maker (£179.95 at Prezola), that can deliver chocolate, Belgian, buttermilk or custom pancake delights at breakfast time – and what’s not to love about that?
You will even find objects that were never traditionally included on wedding gift lists. The Wedding Shop offers cool matching bicycles, so you can pursue a new or existing hobby together, while Prezola includes the Kitvision Escape HD5 Action Camera (waterproof up to 30 metres) so you can record every crazy moment of your honeymoon travels.
Wedding gift lists can be fun and useful
Back on home turf, whether your passion is the perfect cocktail accessories to indulge your party host creativity (try Waterford Crystal’s Mixology glasses, from £100 for four at The Wedding Shop) or the kind of professional baking kit that Mary Berry would approve of, there’s a gift to satisfy your soul and nurture your artistic side.
Of course, some gifts are as useful as they are iconic – the KitchenAid mixer, for instance has a place in every newlywed couple’s kitchen, and comes in a rainbow of colours. You can indulge your passion for music with cool Ruark Audio speakers that let you deliver great sound on your old record collection (£329.99 from Prezola). Prezola even lets you add vinyl classics – from David Bowie and Stevie Wonder to Amy Winehouse – to your gift list. Our personal indulgence would be a Bugatti Diva Espresso Machine (£700 from Prezola). This is definitely at the high-performance end of coffee making. But what price the perfect macchiato in the comfort of your own kitchen?