10 best wedding gifts you can give: traditional and original homeware ideas

Finding the best wedding gift is no easy feat, but homeware is often a fail-safe when it comes to pleasing the happy couple

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When the honeymoon is over and they’ve settled back into the throws of normal life, it’s the homeware wedding gifts that they’ll get regular use out of, whether it’s a cool, quirky and slightly extravagant Big Green Egg BBQ or something as useful and homely as this fantastic set of brass bowls from Tom Dixon.

You know your loved ones best, so when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding gift for them, we can only provide you with inspiration, rather than a definitive answer. To ensure your gift is put to good use, consider their interests. Perhaps a pair of coffee cravers would love a Lavazza AEG Fantasia? How is their house styled? Maybe a VITRA Eames house bird will sit beautifully on their lounge window sill?

Whether money is no object or you’re sticking to a tight budget, our list of the best wedding gifts has you covered. For a cost-effective, personalised gift, why don’t you pop over to Not On The High Street? Alternatively, John Lewis and Selfridges are good retailers if you’re looking to buy them something a little more extravagant.  

The best wedding gift for home

1.VITRA Eames house bird

The perfect wedding gift for the two lovebirds

Reasons to buy
+Stylish, elegant and alternative

When you place your wedding gift on the table, you want it to be different. This unique and quirky bird would make a beautiful addition to any window sill or shelving unit. Made famous by the design couple Charles and Ray Eames, it became their motif, used often in their design photos. Now it can appear in the photos that mark the happy couple's brand new chapter. 

TOM DIXON Form set of five large bowls

2.TOM DIXON Form set of five large bowls

Used as serving bowls or ornaments, these bowls designed by Tom Dixon are both functional and stylish

Reasons to buy
+Rustically elegant

With a 16cm diameter at their smallest and a 27cm diameter at their largest, these beautiful bowls won’t be a gift that they place in a cupboard never to see the light of day again. Rustically shaped out of brass sheets and delicately washed with gold, these bowls bridge the gap between elegance and rustic, making them the perfect showpiece or occasionwear. 

Big Green Egg Large BBQ and Wood Table Bundle

3. Big Green Egg Large BBQ and Wood Table Bundle

A quirky BBQ and prep area for their first gatherings as a married couple

Reasons to buy
+ Perfect for large and small gardens 

This adorably quirky and stylish green egg BBQ is a perfect gift idea if you’re looking for your wedding present to stand out from the rest. Whether the newly married couple are hosting friends or family, this BBQ comes with plenty of prep area to cook up a summer food feast. The BBQ itself features an external thermometer so you can ensure it's primed for burger grilling, while the size of it allows for cooking up to six chickens at the same time! If children are in attendance, it’s also handy to know that the ceramic BBQ doesn’t get as hot as metal BBQs on the external side. 

Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Citrus Juicer

4.Smeg Dolce & Gabbana Citrus Juicer

Designers Dolce & Gabbana have teamed up with quirky Smeg to create this masterpiece

Reasons to buy
+ Ideal for a morning orange juice or citrus loving bakers 

You can’t help but conjure up images of a traditional Italian kitchen when you see this citrus juicer from Smeg. Stepping away from the retro colours that have made them the popular kitchen brand they are today, Smeg have teamed up with Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana to bring you a design that emanates the heart of the Italian home. With its powerful 70W motor, it isn’t just a pretty face, and its built in sensor helps to ensure juicing their favourite fruit is as quick and efficient as possible. 

The Oak And Rope Company Personalised House Sign

5.The Oak And Rope Company Personalised House Sign

A beautiful gift for their first home as a married couple

Reasons to buy
+Made from solid oak and easily personalised

Whether it’s the name of their first marital home or a personalised message to celebrate the newly married couple, when it comes to woodwork and signs, The Oak and Rope Company at John Lewis are hard to beat. Made from solid oak, it’ll weather well, and because it’s made in the UK and from sustainable materials, you know that it’s authentic and not damaging the environment. 

West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

6.West Elm Mid-Century Bar Cart

Another quirky party piece for post wedding gatherings

Reasons to buy
+ Mid century style, perfect for storing a spirit collection

Alcohol (read: Champagne) is often given as a gift at weddings, so why not purchase the happy couple somewhere they can put it all? From its acorn stained veneer surface to its antique brass detailing, this bar cart is stylish, elegant and incredibly useful. Whether it displays their newly acquired whisky collection or it becomes a handy piece of mobile furniture they can pull out at parties, this authentic Mid-century inspired cart will make a great addition to any home.

Vera Wang for Wedgwood With Love Silver Plated Flutes

7.Vera Wang for Wedgwood With Love Silver Plated Flutes

A traditional gift made extra special by designer, Vera Wang

Reasons to buy
+ Fine crystal glass set within a silver plated engraved holder 

Champagne flutes are very traditional wedding gift and perhaps something that other guests may have thought of, so ensure that your set is extra special to make the cut. Having dressed the likes of Michelle Williams and Keira Knightley, Vera Wang has certainly made her mark in Hollywood and will also do so on the bride and groom’s dresser with these beautifully designed glasses. The flutes are made from fine crystal and feature a gorgeously engraved silver base, ensuring they serve as a special symbol of their memorable day.

Natural Gift Store Personalised Cheese Serving Board

8. Natural Gift Store Personalised Cheese Serving Board

Embellish this cheese board with a personalised message

Reasons to buy
+Oak wood, authentic and hard wearing

Cheese boards make a great side piece ornament and a useful utensil for Christmas and dinner parties. Made from oak wood, this wonderfully authentic, high quality cheese board should last a lifetime. You can choose to personalise it with the happy couple’s names and wedding date, making it a special item that brings back happy memories whenever the brie and blue vinney come out to play. 

Lavazza AEG Fantasia

9. Lavazza AEG Fantasia

A stylish coffee machine for authentic lattes and cappuccinos at home will never go amiss

Reasons to buy
+ Pod coffee machine is easy to use 

If they’re always mentioning that they aren’t morning people, a coffee machine is a great gift idea for the married couple. They may already have one, but when this machine is capable of producing authentic, great tasting coffee at the press of a button, the other one will certainly need to move over. The milk frother can create the right consistency for lattes and cappuccinos, too, making it super easy for them to make their favourite coffee drink, whether they’re on their way out to the office or enjoying a lazy Sunday morning.  

Le Creuset Stoneware Petite Casserole Dish

10. Le Creuset Stoneware Petite Casserole Dish

Boeuf Bourguignon or Moroccan tagine, serve in style with this dish for one

Reasons to buy
+ Stylish individual pot, great for dinner parties 

Beautifully traditional and stylishly blue, this little casserole dish will add a touch of finesse to any dinner party. Whether it’s serving a sumptuous stew, a light airy mousse or a gratin side dish, this Le Creuset casserole dish is a wedding present that will certainly have its uses. If the happy couple work different hours, this casserole dish is perfect for keeping food warm ready for when the other half arrives home from work. 

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