Friday, 16 October 2015

The Best Wedding Gift Ideas…Ever! (from real people)

It was a simple question: 

"What gift would you GIVE or like to RECEIVE as a wedding present?"

The response was astounding - over 80 of our Facebook Fan's answered this question with some great ideas, all of which we've shared with you below. So if you've got a wedding coming up, and you're stuck for a gift idea, you might find the perfect wedding gift idea below...

Something for the home…

  • “I like to give and receive old china tea cups (and a gift from Mr Gift of course!)”
  • “I would love to receive something for the home.”
  • “I love to give Waterford Crystal, timeless & useful!” 
  • “I would love to give Tupperware”
  • “I would like to give or receive some homewares products: dinner sets, cutlery, vases - beautiful items to make the home look lovely.”
  • “I'd love to receive a pair of silver candlesticks.”
  • “I'd give the best crystal glassware that I could afford...trouble is that these days most brides and grooms ask for money.”
  • “Something for the home. I received many wonderful gifts at my wedding.”
  • “I'd love to give a Royal Doulton Tea Set!!!
  • “Wish I could give good health and eternal happiness for wedding gifts and am thinking a lovely metal storage box with chalk panel would make a great kitchen tea present.”
  • “Crystal always is a fav of mine to give. Something they can use and have forever.”
  • “A food hamper”
  • “I would definitely love this ice bucket ( to chill the champagne for our celebrations.”
  • “I love to give a complete cutlery set - so that each time it's used, it is a reminder of how much the couple is loved by me (by giving something that is used every day).”
  • “Depends on the couple. If they are young couple setting up home for the first time something practical like cake tins and Pyrex dishes. Anyone older - something off their Wedding Register or Gift Cards.”
  • “A cutlery set. A lasting and practical gift which will also bring memories when it is used.”
  • Cantina Serenissima Ice Bucket to put my champagne in to celebrate each anniversary after.”
  • “I'd be grateful for any gift...even a toaster!”
  • “Splades or sporks - very handy for eating with.”
  • “A clock!”

Cantina Serenissima Ice Bucket from 


  • “There are so many beautiful things out there to give. I would choose something beautiful, lasting and a visible presence for years to come, such as a painting.”


  • “I would gift beautiful vases and picture frames to make their house look like a home.”
  • “Vases are beautiful to give or something for the home.”
  • “Beautiful glasses or vases, so they would have memories many years later.”
  • “I would like to gift or receive beautiful crystal vases for keeping fresh flowers in.”

  • “I like to give linen in the recipients colour choice. I would like to receive the same.”
  • “Personalised embroidered towels - something unique something to keep.”
  • “1000 count sheets”
  • “I would like to give or receive beautiful bed linen.”

Something indulgent…

  • “A couple's hamper filled with chocolates, champagne, candles...Netflix subscription lol”
  • “I'd like to receive a MAGNUM of Dom Perignon Champagne!”
  • “I would give a pamper pack voucher for both of them to use together. Wedding planning can be so stressful. So some pamper time after the wedding would probably be well deserved.”
  • “Champagne, candles and a massage package.”
  • “I’d love to receive a day spa for two or a weekend away.”
  • “A day of pampering, maybe a day spa for myself and my partner...or for the bride and groom.”
  • “A couple’s massage. A great way to relax and unwind after the big day!”
  • “We would give the blushing bride and groom something playful that they can use in the bedroom to keep the spark burning stronger and brighter with each passing day, week, month, and year.”

Cash or vouchers

  • “Gift certificates or cash. Yes I know, boring.”
  • “A gift card.”
  • “Cash is always good or gift cards.”
  • “I think gift cards to homewares stores and Bunnings are great wedding gifts - a great way to set up house together.”
  • “Voucher to Bunnings or a homewares store!”
  • “Money. Our tradition is money for weddings.”
  • “Money seems to be the latest trend so they can buy or use it in whatever way they like. I actually like to buy a gift and it’s normally something useful as well as money.”
  • “I think people appreciate gift cards, because to be honest, we've all been given things we simply can't use or don't like.”

Photos and frames

  • “My favourite gift I received was a Harvey Norman photo shop voucher to get one of our wedding photos put on canvas, was such a thoughtful and awesome present so I do the same when I go to a wedding.”
  • “I would give this: Waterford Crystal Lismore Lace Frame." 
  • “Photo frames are always useful and I always seem to buy more as years go on, so for me that is an excellent gift to give or receive.”
  • “A beautiful picture frame for our wedding photo!”
  • “Photo Frames as a wedding present would be heavenly to have our special snaps displayed on our wall.”
  •  “I would love picture frames too keep memories alive.”
  • “I’d love candid pics from our wedding day on a disc so we can enjoy from our guests point of view.”
  • “Black Photograph storage.”
  • “Linen/photo frames.”
  • “Memory storage e.g. box , tin etc.”
  •  “An album full of photos - historical and of the wedding day.”
  • “A crystal photo frame to place a picture of our wedding day so we could look at the picture and always remember our day.”
  •  “I love to give silver frames so the married couple can display lovely pictures of the big day!”
  • “A wedding photo album is the gift I would give.”
  • “A beautiful photo frame, or money if they have requested it.”


  • “Round the world plane ticket.... Business class of course - but really, I would be happy with a toaster!”
  • “I would give a travel gift card and would also like to receive this as well.”
  • “Gorgeous crystal glasses - a gift to last a lifetime and a beautiful reminder of a truly special day!”
  • “A holiday!”
  • “A caravan”
  • “Might be hoping for too much, but I couldn't receive a better present than plane tickets to Paris!”

Handmade/personalised gifts

  • “A replica cake keyring or ornament (business in USA makes replicas of your wedding cake into ornaments or a mini one for your keyring) to remind us of the day we became one. They’re also on Etsy but they are costly. A girl can dream!”
  • “Personalised gift with engraving on it, to look back at.”
  • “I would love to get something homemade/ from the heart and I love to give these sort of gifts too.”

Donations to charity

  • “I would be happy enough to receive "best wishes" for a successful marriage from my guests or money to an animal charity.”


  • “Definitely something sentimental.”
  • I'd give the gift that means the most to the couple. It depends on the individuals on the gifts I give. A sentimental sap I am.”
  • “Something from the heart”
  • “I'd like to receive a lifetime of happiness!”
  • “I think your Manly List Notebook will make for wedded bliss! Keeping the Groom under control!”
  • “My brother’s wedding next week. My husband is part of the navy. My brother once told me 'I think women and seamen don't mix," after meeting him. I think I'll bring my husband to the wedding and show him what mixes.”
  • “More than presents, I'd prefer the presence of my friends and family.”
The Brightside Manly List Notebook from

So there we have it - an amazing wedding gift ideas list with suggestions of what lots of different people (men and women) would love to receive. Hope this has been helpful!

What is you favourite gift idea? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

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