The Most Thoughtful Unusual Wedding Gifts
You purchased all your white goods aeons ago, the department store gift lists aren’t piquing your interest and it still seems a bit unceremonious to ask for money in a card, so what’s a bride-to-be to do?
With a selection of unusual gifts to choose from guests will no longer have to suppress a sigh as they glance over your wedding gift list - they can select something that they’re as excited to buy as you are to receive. Just be sure to include items at a variety of price points to ensure there’s something everyone can afford.
Jo Malone Bridal Lace Bottle Collection
We fell head over heels for these special edition <a href="http://www.jomalone.co.uk/bridal-lace-bottle-collection" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jo Malone</a> fragrances, adorned with a beautiful bridal design, and can think of no more appropriate perfume to pop on your gift list. <br /><br />Sure, this gift won't be hugely appealing to your husband-to-be, but just think how beautiful it will look on your dressing table, acting as a constant reminder of your big day. <br /><br />This unusual wedding gift idea is available in 10 of Jo Malone's best loved scents, with the choice of three different lace patterns. You can even have the bottle engraved with your brand new initials, ready for post-wedding day spritzing.
National Trust membership
Don't be fooled by the picture, we're not suggesting you add a stately home to your gift list - just a <a href="https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/join-us" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">membership to National Trust</a>.<br /><br />By asking for membership to National Trust as a wedding gift, you'll actually be asking of a year's worth of special memories of days out and trips away, all set against stunning scenery. <br /><br />If stately homes and picturesque gardens aren't your thing, a museum or <a href="http://www.tate.org.uk/join-support/tate-members" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">art gallery</a> membership would be equally rewarding for a dose of culture in your first year as newlyweds.
Personalised fire pit
Add this <a href="http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/arpestudiouk/product/steel-fire-pit-yanartas" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">fire pit</a> from Not On The High Street to your wedding gift list and you'll never spend a chilly night in the garden again. <br /><br />It may be an unusual wedding gift, but imagine cosying up next to it as the summer nights draw in, or roasting marshmallows above the flames on bonfire night.<br /><br />Plus, your husband to be might even enjoy earning man points by creating the fire and keeping it stoked all night long.<br /><br />The fire pit can even be personalised with your name and wedding date along the stainless steel legs.
Travel guide books
A great unusual wedding gift idea for guests with a smaller budget is to ask for <a href="https://www.roughguides.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">travel guides</a> for your honeymoon destination. <br /><br />The guides will serve as one of the most useful things you'll receive, and allows you to cross buying them off your 'to do' list. <br /><br />This gift idea is especially handy for those going on a mega-moon taking in all sorts of different destinations round the world. Feel free to request guides for places that are on your travel bucket list too, for travel inspiration throughout your married life.
Personalised laser-cut art
For fans of home decor, this personalised <a href="http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/theportlandco/product/personalised-tropical-leaf-multi-layered-papercut" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">laser-cut art</a> from Not On The High Street is the ideal wedding gift.<br /><br />Your initials along with the date of your wedding are added in, acting as a lovely memory of your day AND an artful way to remind your partner when your anniversary is, without having to drop hints. <br /><br />The tropical design is bang-on trend, adding a modern vibe to your home without overhauling your whole interior. <br /><br /><br />
Five year memory book
Document the first five years of married life with this adorable <a href="https://www.thepresentfinder.co.uk/buy/one-line-day-diary_1725.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">memory journal</a> from The Present Finder.<br /><br />Each page features five slots for you to note down what you've been up to that day on five consecutive years, allowing you to revisit the past five years and compare how your life together is changing and evolving.<br /><br />This unusual wedding gift is a cute and cost effective item to add to your gift list, and will serve as a nostalgic way to keep track of your adventures as husband and wife. <br /><br />
Pandora Family Roots Charm
We think this <a href="http://estore-uk.pandora.net/gift/family-roots-pendant-charm/791988CZ.html?cgid=gift-sets&src=categorySearch&cid=sem:ge:e:en-gb::google:shopping:::&_$ja=tsid:67678%7Ccid:373680051%7Cagid:23600914131%7Ctid:pla-146563763571%7Ccrid:85560846651%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:456329444701312211%7Cdvc:c%7Cadp:1o3&gclid=CP_5rYOAss8CFTgo0wodrvwKog" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Family Roots Charm </a>from Pandora is the perfect unusual wedding gift to request from your brand new in-laws.<br /><br />Designed to fit on the Pandora Moments bracelet, this charm features a family tree design, and can be opened to reveal the inscription "family forever."<br /><br />This sentimental charm is a lovely addition to your Pandora bracelet as a reminder of not only your wedding day, but your new family too. <br /><br /><br />
If your house is full to the brim with keepsakes, photo frames and vases it may be worth asking for presents to help you enjoy your married life together instead, such as <a href="https://www.cineworld.co.uk/gifts#/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">cinema ticket vouchers</a>.<br /><br />While paying off your wedding day credit card bills, forking out for a night at the flicks may well be the last thing on your mind, so adding cinema tickets to your wedding gift list is a fantastic idea, and frugal too for cash-strapped guests.<br /><br />It doesn't matter if you get multiples of this unusual wedding gift either - you'll be set for cinema tickets for months going forward!
Oliver Bonas marble alphabet coaster
If you're keen to add a personal touch to your home, these <a href="https://www.oliverbonas.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Oliver Bonas</a> marble alphabet coasters are a great addition to your gift list.<br /><br />Marble is a key trend in the interiors world, and with the individual element these make a lovely unusual wedding gift - and just think, there will never be a mug ring left on your coffee table again.<br /><br />Just be sure to specify the initials you're after - you don't want last minute guests flinging unrelated alphabet letters into their shopping basket on their way to the wedding!
A Le Petit Ballon subscription
Can you think of anything more dreamy than receiving two bottles of wine to your front door each month? Nope, us neither, which is why we're particularly taken with the idea of asking for a subscription to <a href="http://www.lepetitballon.co.uk/subscription/presentation/?gclid=CKu54s-Css8CFQkq0wodlbQHPw" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Le Petit Ballon</a> as an unusual wedding gift.<br /><br />No more will you agonise over wine choices in the alcohol aisle at the supermarket, or have to sip on a less than sumptuous bottle of Sauvignon blanc; Le Petit Ballon mails you each month with two bottles of wine carefully selected to match your profile, chosen by Jean-Michel Deluc, former Sommelier at The Ritz.
Jane Hartley wedding dress illustration
Immortalise your wedding dress fitting with a bespoke illustration from <a href="http://www.jane-hartley.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jane Hartley</a>.<br /><br />Jane either attends your fitting or can work from photographs to create a stunning stylised illustration focusing on your gown and accessories.<br /><br />This unusual wedding gift is an ideal present from fashion fans, and is the perfect way to pay homage to the most beautiful gown you'll ever wear.<br /><br />Jane also offers the option to record your whole wedding day in illustrations, from the bride's arrival, to the ceremony, to the confetti moment and much more. <br /><br /><br />
Mobile Vacuum Cleaner
Okay, this might not sound the most romantic gift in the world, but hear us out.<br /><br />This <a href="https://www.neatorobotics.com/robot-vacuum/botvac-connected-series/botvac-connected/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Neato mobile vacuum cleaner</a> can be communicated with via Facebook chat, so if your pals are out and abut they can remotely set it to clean their home, without lifting a finger, leaving them free to enjoy married life without the hassle of hoovering - how amazing?!
Framed quote print
This <a href="https://www.thepresentfinder.co.uk/buy/love-laughter-happily-ever-after-framed-print_2273.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">delightful print </a>sets the tone for your future lives together, thanks to the upbeat quote and pretty polka dot border. <br /><br />Fans of interior decorating will love buying this unusual wedding gift for you, as it's so much more unique than a silver photo frame (and more modern too!)<br /><br />The cheery print will brighten up your home, wherever you choose to hang it, and guests will love seeing it in pride of place when they come over to visit your marital abode.
Fortnum and Mason hamper
There's nothing worse than coming home from a relaxing honeymoon to find no food in the fridge and having to traipse, jet lagged and hungry, to the corner shop for supplies. <br /><br />Eliminate the possibility of this scenario by adding this luxurious <a href="https://www.fortnumandmason.com/products/ladies-hamper?taxon_id=767" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Fortnum and Mason hamper</a> to your gift list. Imagine arriving through your front door to be greeted by all the treats this hamper has to offer, from tea and biscuits, to marmalade, to even a bottle of bubbly to prolong your post-wedding celebrations. <br /><br /><br />
Atlas and I Bespoke Couple Silhouette
Add a <a href="https://atlas-and-i.com/product/personalised-wedding-art/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bespoke Couple Silhouette</a> by Atlas and I to your wedding gift list and you'll forever have a unique reminder of your big day.<br /><br />The silhouette is based on a photo provided by you which is translated into a silhouette for laser cutting and laid over a reproduction antique map of an area of your choice. <br /><br />Add this to your gift list multiple times for a selection of prints featuring different silhouettes from your wedding day - think first dance, walking down the aisle and being showered with confetti.
A honeymoon fund
Rather than asking outright for money, set up an account on <a href="https://patchworkit.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">patchworkit.com</a>; a website that you can use as a honeymoon fund. showing friends and family your dream honeymoon as a pinterest-style collection of images. <br /><br />Guests then choose which piece of the trip to treat you to – whether that’s £500 towards the flights, £50 for a night in a beach-hut or £5 for a couple of beers. <br /><br /><br /><!--EndFragment-->