Wedding Gifts For Design Aficionados

Know some design mavens who are about to tie the knot? Check out our gorgeous gift ideas for anyone mad about design

As wedding season approaches (and with a rather big Royal wedding coming up), we’ve rounded up great wedding gift ideas that aren’t from the run-of-the-mill gift list variety. From cool ceramics, cutlery and kettles to candles and cabinets, these gifts are guaranteed to impress even the most stylish design aficionados.

DREAMER PLATE

Love the figurative art homeware trend? Then this minimalist ‘dreamer’ ceramic plate is sure to go down well.

Kiasmo Overlook Dreamer Plate, £86 from The Longest Stay

CHEERS

Toast the happy couple with Tom Dixon’s modern Tank champagne glasses. Mouth-blown from clear glass, with a painted copper band and with its unique shape it makes a welcome change to plain flutes. Bottoms up!

Tom Dixon Tank champagne glasses, £65 for two, from Amara

BLING THING

Forget traditional silverware, modern cutlery has been given a warmer look with this season’s on-trend gold shades.

Tillagd 24-piece cutlery set, £40 from IKEA

WITH KNOBS ON

Inspired by drops of morning dew, this easygoing, tactile vase has a textured dotted surface that’s irresistible to touch. Looks particularly lovely with simpler bouquets of eucalyptus or sweetpea.

Kastehelmi vase in aqua, £43 from Iittala

HEART THROB

Usually, heart shapes can come across a bit naff, but this mouth-blown decanter with hollowed out centre is definitely an exception. Aside from just being a little love heart, the hollowed out centre also provides the perfect place for fingers to rest, so you don’t end up spilling wine everywhere.

Riedel Decanter Black Tie Bliss Pink, £225 from Riedel

RAISE THE BAR

This cocktail kit would look seriously cool displayed on a bar trolley or drinks cabinet. Inspired by the original workout gear—classic barbells, solid brass bar tools latch onto a dumbbell elevated on a marble base. After all, creating the perfect drink takes proper training…

Barbell Barware Set, £198 from Jonathan Adler

MONDRIAN LINES

This super-stylish, Mondrian-inspired cabinet is great for housing all those wedding gifts. Use it as a drinks cabinet, dinnerware cabinet or use it to keep the hallway clutter-free and uber-chic.

Cappellini Homage to Mondrian Cabinet 1, £10,507, The Longest Stay

NIGHT CAP

Keep water to hand at night with Nude’s Mr & Mrs Night Water set. The water jug and a tumbler duo would look pretty cool on a bedside table, with an illustrated face that neatly fits into the top, giving the illusion of a figure – plus, the tumbler also acts as a stopper keeping the contents fresh.

Mr & Mrs Night Water Set, £56 by NUDE for Amara

CLOSE SHAVE

Two grooms? One or both of them can kiss goodbye to razor burn with Bolin Webb’s R1 24-carat gold plated razor. Yes, really. Shaving never looked so cool.

 

MUSIC TO OUR EARS

Bang & Olufsen’s new, limited-edition BeoSound 1 portable and wireless speaker is music to our ears. Literally. Aside from 360-degree sound, it’s battery powered (making it portable – ideal for barbecues and picnics), has integrated access to Spotify, Deezer QPlay and TuneIn for those in the loop, it’s lightweight and above all – pretty groovy. Turn up the volume.

 

BeoSound 1 Piano Black, £1,085 from Bang & Olufsen

LIGHT MY FIRE

A scented candle? How beige, we hear you think. Not so with one of Fornasetti’s statement candles in XXL. We love the oversized Scimmie Mistero Candle adorned with Piero Fornasetti’s ‘Drunken Monkeys’ artwork. Naughty, but nice.

Schimmie Scented Candle Large, £470 from The Conran Shop

OLD FLAME

This stylish hurricane candle holder has polished brass detailing and sits atop a marble base, raising it off the floor. Super striking on either side of an entrance, or maybe for setting the mood in the bedroom?

Lucy Large Hurricane, £851 from Arteriors

TWO FACED

With painted faces and sculptural ver-sized wobbly handles, this vase is more like a work of art.

 

Large Hand-Painted Vase by Sophie Alda, £110 from A New Tribe

TEA TIME

A cup of tea always goes down well. Upgrade a crusty limescale-filled kettle with this sexy little number from Morphy Richards – ideal for couples moving into first-time homes.

Accents Red Traditional Kettle, £55 from Morphy Richards

SHUT EYE

Help newlyweds take the plain out of plane travel with Jonathan Adler’s Mr & Mrs Travel Kits. A honeymooner must-have.

Mr & Mrs Travel Kits, £58 from Jonathan Adler

GET BAKING

Though all bake ware looked twee? Think again. Great British Bake Off winner, John Whaite has collaborated on a rustic-inspired range that’s hand painted, gold edged and lovely.

 

John Whaite Nest of 3 Stacked Bowls, £60 from Fenella Smith

NICE RACK

The lightweight Sciangai coat stand is 45 years old, but still looks as cool as ever.

Sciangai Coat Stand Burgundy Oak, £612 from The Conran Shop

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