Wedding Gifts For Design Aficionados

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 (opens in new tab)? Then this minimalist 'dreamer' ceramic plate is sure to go down well.

Kiasmo Overlook Dreamer Plate, £86 from The Longest Stay (opens in new tab)


Treat the happy couple to a kitchen centrepiece, the classic Newgate wall clock (opens in new tab). With a large roman numeral dial and a modern matt black finish, the Newgate wall clock is a timeless design classic (opens in new tab) 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!

Tom Dixon Tank champagne glasses, £65 for two, from Amara (opens in new tab)


Set the mood and keep the fire burning with ST Dupont (opens in new tab)'s sleek and slender The Wand (opens in new tab) fire lighter.Available in six colours (our favourite is this brushed gold),The Wand (opens in new tab) 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.

Tillagd 24-piece cutlery set, £40 from IKEA (opens in new tab)


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 fromIittala (opens in new tab)


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.

Riedel Decanter Black Tie Bliss Pink, £225 from Riedel (opens in new tab)


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 (opens in new tab)


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 (opens in new tab)


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.

Mr & Mrs Night Water Set, £56 by NUDE for Amara (opens in new tab)


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.


R1 Gold & Stand, £250 from Bolin Webb (opens in new tab)


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.


BeoSound 1 Piano Black, £1,085 from Bang & Olufsen (opens in new tab)


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.

Schimmie Scented Candle Large, £470 from The Conran Shop (opens in new tab)


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 (opens in new tab)


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


Large Hand-Painted Vase by Sophie Alda, £110 from A New Tribe (opens in new tab)


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.

Accents Red Traditional Kettle, £55 from Morphy Richards (opens in new tab)


Help newlyweds takethe plain out of plane travel withJonathan Adler's Mr & Mrs Travel Kits. A honeymooner must-have.

Mr & Mrs Travel Kits, £58 from Jonathan Adler (opens in new tab)


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.


John Whaite Nest of 3 Stacked Bowls, £60 from Fenella Smith (opens in new tab)


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 (opens in new tab)

Lotte Brouwer

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.