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08 May 2018

Wedding Gift List - to conform or not?

Written by Linda Wilkinson

Gone are the days of buying a photograph frame or a toaster as a wedding gift, resulting in duplicate gifts and a pile of items to return when you get home from honeymoon!  Gone are the days of a homemade book being passed around the family full of pictures of suggested gifts from the Argos catalogue!  These days it’s commonplace for the bride and groom to create a list from stores and sites such as John Lewis, M&S, Amazon, etc.  It’s even acceptable now to ask for money for a honeymoon or home improvements!  Many more marriages are now ‘second time’ events and couples ask for the “presence” of the guests rather than a “present” because they’ve got everything they need!

Whilst many of us conform, there are some who like to purchase something a little bit different, so here’s a few ideas:

1) Notonthehighstreet is one of my favourite websites for something a little bit different and personal.  My favourites are the personalised pictures such as a road sign detailing the places the couple have visited together (university, holidays, parent’s home town, etc.)

2) Gift cards are an awesome gift and you only have to go into a supermarket to see a whole selection of types and prices - think meals out, coffee shops, even supermarket cards can be used for something special or practical.

3) Are the bride and groom foodies? Do they love sushi or simply enjoy trying something new? A unique idea is to buy them a cooking lesson at Sozai where there are a variety of lessons to choose from.  

4) Garden Centres are a great place to choose a quirky gift or why not buy a rose for the happy couple’s garden?  There are perfectly named varieties to be found such as ‘Bride and Groom’, ‘Champagne Moment’ or one as simple as ‘Congratulations’.

5) Once the celebrations and honeymoon are over, life for newlyweds can hit the ‘post-wedding blues’ so why not treat them to a gift voucher from eho chef so that they can be spoilt rotten in the comfort of their home with a private chef?

6) When you’re eating at home, it’s quite usual to enjoy a bottle of wine - how about personalising their favourite bottle with a special label - I found these on etsy!

What was your favourite wedding gift? We would love to hear from you. And, of course, if you are interested in arranging a ‘eat out at home’ dining experience catered in your very own home in London or surrounding areas, be sure to visit our website, give us a call on 0207 183 1628 or drop us a line on foodies@ehochef.com.