The Best Wedding Gifts To Buy When There’s No Registry
From a pod coffee maker that can whip up a cafe-level latte to luxury crockery too good to save for the guests, go off-list with these newly wed essentials from Amara
Between securing the venue, arranging an unexpected volume of gluten-free-vegetarian menus, and remembering to book transport for everyone at the end of the night, some couples are simply so happy that everything went off without a hitch that your presence alone (along with some gushing compliments on the day) is enough of a gift. Great news for those who agree, and bad news for those who would be horrified to turn up to an event empty handed.
But without a carefully curated gift registry to use as a guide, where does that leave you? Hopelessly lost in a search for faux-thoughtful personalised presents on Etsy in a bid to be different, probably. And whilst we understand why you might want to forgo the traditional route of towels and linen, there may be a good reason why they’re so oft requested.
Ultimately, wedding gifts are a unique way to show and share your happiness with a couple on their special day, and are largely a thank you for inviting you along. But it is also worth taking a moment to think about what a pair, momentarily lost in the throws of post-ceremony passion, might genuinely need and find useful upon their return to reality.
To help in your quest for a wedding gift that feels fresh, thoughtful and useful all at the same time, we have curated a selection of the chicest homeware from Amara. For cool couples, we’ve highlighted some unexpected and memorable choices that’ll stand the test of time and stand out from the rest.
Delectable Dinner Party Details
If there’s one thing that romantic comedies have taught us over the years, it’s that married couples seemingly love a dinner party. Whether it’s true or not remains to be seen, but Boska’s variety of culinary accoutrement may just sway it. Founded over 120 years ago, they're passionate about good food & specialise in tools for cheese & chocolate.
A great gift is one that you would never think to buy yourself, and a decadent picnic hamper is exactly that. If purchased by the couple themselves, it runs the risk of feeling chintzy but from your hands, it’s utterly luxurious. This Amara wicker hamper includes enough picnic essentials for two people, including wine glasses, a bottle opener and a cooler bag.
Plates being used as intended? Don't be ridiculous, these are far too good to be framed by forks. A statement dish such as this from Fornasetti demands a space to itself in which to shine - hung up on a wall as a permanent but jovial reminder of their special day.
Glass Half Full
Toast to the occasion in unexpected style with a set of six assorted glasses from Pols Potten. Crafted from mixed cutting coloured glass and made by hand, the mismatched nature of this quaffable sextuplet is a fine way to buck the traditional gift of barware without doing away with it entirely.
A Signature Scent
Whilst many couples will have intelligently lived together for years, tradition stipulates that their home together begins the moment that they pass over the threshold. Signal this change by bestowing them the gift of a heady, recognisable scent that simply smells of home. Whilst diffusers or candles make a convenient choice, a modern and minimalistic incense holder can visually captivate from across the room.
A Bespoke Boudoir
Much attention is given to the wedding night, but what then? Make it a bed worth lying in with chic sheets featuring hand-illustrated prints from Emma J Shipley. Created in collaboration with Clarke & Clarke, this duvet cover is adorned with an exotic scene of jungle foliage & creatures both real and imaginary and is finished from impossibly soft cotton sateen.
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