Are wedding bells ringing in your near future? Amidst the whirlwind of wedding planning, one task that can feel both exciting and overwhelming is creating your wedding gift list. If you're finding yourself stressed about this, fret not! We're here to lend a helping hand and make the process a breeze by listing 7 wedding gift list essentials. The best wedding registry gifts are always the things you'll actually use and that don't break easily so they can serve as sentimental souvenirs.

The Lowdown on Wedding Gift Lists

What is a wedding gift list?

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First things first, let's break it down. A wedding gift list is a curated selection of items that you and your partner would love to receive as gifts from your guests. Perhaps you and your partner will be moving in together following the wedding or maybe you already live together, either way curating a wedding wishlist will ensure you have everything you need to equip you for a long life together.

How many wedding gift lists should you have?

While it's entirely up to you, having one central wedding gift list simplifies things for both you and your guests. Consolidating all your desired items into one wedding gift list streamlines the gift-giving process and prevents any confusion.

How should you share your gift list?

In this digital age, sharing your wedding gift list has never been easier. Include the details on your wedding website, share it via email or social media, or opt for traditional methods like including it with your invitations. Just make sure it's easily accessible for your guests and that you send it far enough in advance so that they have time to buy your wedding gifts.

Is it okay to ask for money rather than gifts?

Absolutely! Many couples nowadays prefer monetary gifts to put towards experiences, a honeymoon, or even saving for their future together. Just make sure to be polite and tactful in how you communicate this preference to your guests. You could also ask for a gift card that your guests can upload money onto which is a more personalised way of gifting money.

What should the budget be for each item?
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It's essential to include a range of wedding gifts at different price points to cater to all budgets. From smaller, affordable wedding gifts to larger, more extravagant ones, ensure there's something for everyone so that your loved ones don't feel pressured to spend beyond their means.

7 Must-Have Items For Your Wedding Gift List

1. Kitchenware

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Since cooking and dining together will be a huge part of married life, a must-have item on your wedding gift list has to be kitchenware. For more high-end items, add kitchen essentials from renowned brands like Le Creuset, known for its durability and timeless elegance. Pair it with elegant dinnerware from Wedgwood or Royal Doulton for a touch of sophistication at every meal. If you or your other half like baking, you can't go wrong with practical gadgets like the KitchenAid stand mixer or the Instant Pot, which will streamline your prep time and inspire your creativity. If you're looking for more affordable options, add items from John Lewis' ANYDAY range that offers all the usual kitchenware items with John Lewis' famous quality but at a fraction of the price.

2. Luxurious Bedding

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It's the little luxuries that can truly make a difference to your day which is exactly why high-quality bedding needs to be a staple on your wedding gift list. Not only can you cosy up with your betrothed at the end of a long, hard day at work but you can also ensure you wake up in luxury every day and start your day right. Add sumptuously soft sheets, pillows and duvets from The White Company or Frette, so that you both get a restful night's sleep and a bedroom oasis you'll never want to leave.

3. Home Décor

Transform your marital haven into a sanctuary of style and warmth with some new home décor, perfectly suited for your wedding gift list. Elevate your space with exquisite vases from LSA International or Jonathan Adler, not just as beautiful accents but also as timeless symbols of your blossoming love.  Or if you're looking for something more unique, make your home your own with artwork from Minted or Society6, each stroke telling a story of your shared journey. And as you nestle into wedded bliss, wrap yourselves in the luxury of throws from Missoni Home or Pendleton, enveloping your home in comfort and elegance. By adding these thoughtful touches to your wedding gift registry, you invite loved ones to contribute to the creation of your dream home, making each wedding gift a cherished part of your marital tapestry.

4. Sage The Barista Coffee Machine

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Make your wedding gift list truly unforgettable with the Sage The Barista coffee machine—an exquisite addition that promises your mornings in matrimony are filled with barista-quality brews and cherished moments together. With this barista coffee machine, you and your betrothed can whip up the perfect cup of coffee from the comfort of your own home, from rich espresso shots to velvety cappuccinos, thanks to its intuitive controls and customisable settings. Impress your guests with your newfound coffee-making skills during intimate gatherings, while its sleek design adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen. Each sip becomes a celebration of your love, making the Sage The Barista an essential and unforgettable gift for your journey into marital bliss.

5. Garden Table and Chair Set

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As you embark on your journey of wedded bliss, envision the countless moments of joy and laughter shared with loved ones in your outdoor sanctuary—a garden table and chairs set is the quintessential addition to your wedding gift list. Choose a set that combines both style and durability, crafted from weather-resistant materials like wrought iron or acacia wood, ensuring years of alfresco entertaining. Whether it's hosting intimate dinner parties or leisurely weekend brunches, this garden furniture set provides the perfect backdrop for creating cherished memories with family and friends. So, as you curate your wedding registry, don't overlook the importance of outdoor entertaining—include the garden table and chairs set as a wedding gift that will elevate your newlywed life and create unforgettable moments in the great outdoors.

6. Flight Vouchers

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It's no secret that planning a honeymoon costs a bomb. By adding flight vouchers to your wedding gift list, you can take some of the financial burden away and let your friends and family contribute to your flights. Flightgift offers personalised flight vouchers redeemable with over 400 airlines that fly to over 980 destinations worldwide including favourites like Dubai, Italy and France. You have up to 2 years to redeem your flight voucher and when you do, it can be done in just a few clicks online. Your loved ones can add an amount of £25 up to £10,000, so if they're feeling generous, you could even redeem your flight voucher on a first class flight!

7. Activitygift Vouchers

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There's nothing that will set you off into married life better than enjoy a romantic couples activity together. Add an Activitygift to the gift list for your wedding and you'll be able to redeem it on over 550,000 gift experiences in over 160 countries. From foodie experiences, animal experiences, travel experiences,
You could even decide to take your Activitygift on your honeymoon with you to enjoy a fun, couples holiday while trying something new.

Finish Your Wedding Gift List With These Essentials

Has our list helped you finalise your wedding gift list? We hope so! We've hand-picked these items to include practical and meaningful wedding gifts that should set you up well for a long life together. Just remember to include wedding gifts with an array of price points to suit the budgets of your loved ones. Hopefully you get all the goodies on your list and we wish you love and happiness as you embark on newlywed life together.