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.
Love the figurative art homeware trend? Then this minimalist 'dreamer' ceramic plate is sure to go down well.
Treat the happy couple to a kitchen centrepiece, the classic Newgate wall clock. With a large roman numeral dial and a modern matt black finish, the Newgate wall clock is a timeless design classic that never dates and looks at home in even the most modern kitchens.
Toast the happy couple with Tom Dixon's modernTank 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!
LIGHT MY FIRE
Set the mood and keep the fire burning with ST Dupont's sleek and slender The Wand fire lighter.Available in six colours (our favourite is this brushed gold),The Wand has a powerful blue torch flame – and comes with a refill. The perfect decorative object for lighting any candle in an instant, both indoors and out, The Wandmakes a seriously stylish wedding gift.
Forget traditional silverware, modern cutlery has been given a warmer look with this season's on-trend gold shades.
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.
Usually, heart shapes can come across a bit naff, but thismouth-blown decanter with hollowed out centre is definitely an exception. Aside from just being a little love heart, the hollowed out centre alsoprovides the perfect place for fingers to rest, so you don't end up spilling wine everywhere.
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...
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.
Keep water to hand at night with Nude's Mr & Mrs Night Water set. Thewater 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.
Two grooms? One or both of them can kiss goodbye to razor burn withBolin Webb's R1 24-carat gold plated razor. Yes, really.Shaving never looked so cool.
MUSIC TO OUR EARS
Bang & Olufsen's new, limited-editionBeoSound 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), hasintegrated access to Spotify, Deezer QPlay and TuneIn for those in the loop,it's lightweight and above all – pretty groovy.Turn up the volume.
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 theoversized Scimmie Mistero Candleadorned with Piero Fornasetti's 'Drunken Monkeys' artwork. Naughty, but nice.
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?
With painted faces and sculpturalver-sized wobbly handles, this vase is more like a work of art.
A cup of tea always goes down well. Upgrade a crusty limescale-filled kettle withthis sexy little number from Morphy Richards – ideal for couples moving into first-time homes.
Help newlyweds takethe plain out of plane travel withJonathan Adler's Mr & Mrs Travel Kits. A honeymooner must-have.
Though all bake ware looked twee? Think again.Great British Bake Off winner, John Whaite has collaborated on a rustic-inspired range that'shand painted, gold edged and lovely.
The lightweight Sciangai coat stand is 45 years old, but still looks as cool as ever.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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