What price point should couples start from?
If you really want something, I suggest putting it on your list whatever the price. Guests often group together for a large purchase or will buy more than one item. We are constantly surprised at how much guests spend! Our group gifting option is brilliant for anyone worried about guests spending too much, it allows multiple contributions to one gift so you get what you really want and guests can stay within their budget.
What common mistake do most couples make?
Wedding gifts lists should be for all year round! You can add a gorgeous picnic hamper for a December wedding or matching bath robes in June. You don’t have to stick to the latest trends, choose items that will appeal for years to come and become heirlooms of the future. Don’t forget the formal thank you notes when it’s all over, Prezola provides a full list of who bought what to help with the final piece of wedmin!
Is it OK to ask for ‘non traditional’ items?
It’s great to add these items and they actually tend to get snapped up first, especially when they reflect a couple’s personality. Roller skates, board games, an Xbox, wellies and a cheese hamper are some of our favourite unusual items to arrive at Prezola in the last few years!
What do you suggest for couples already living together?
For couples who already have what they need, choosing items for the garden is always popular with guests, such as a chiminea and planters. You could also choose experience days and luxury hotel breaks to go towards your honeymoon or as something to look forward to in the future.
What treat items would you suggest adding to a list?
Countertop trophies are always a winner! KitchenAid stand mixers are hugely popular – choose the colour carefully as they do last a lifetime. Really good coffee machines by DeLonghi or a gorgeous toaster such as Dualit are also great current choices.
Can we add upgrades on a gift list?
It's definitely OK to upgrade in the kitchen and dining department. Asking for some lovely, high quality Le Creuset ovenware and saucepans is a great opportunity to replace the stuff you’ve had since your student days. Cutlery to be kept for best (without plastic handles!) and gorgeous glassware that hasn’t been blasted in the dishwasher for years are also lasting pieces to treasure for years to come.
Are you noticing any current gift list style trends?
We are definitely seeing a surge in ‘new traditionalists’. Back to the traditional silver cutlery canteens, pure white dinner services such as Wedgwood’s Vera Wang Blanc Sur Blanc and beautiful glassware. All mixed with quirkier items that reflect a couple’s true personality like cushions and throws, artwork and books. Board games are hugely popular at the moment too. I can’t tell you how manyScrabble sets we’ve listed recently!
If you have any unanswered questions at all about wedding gift lists, feel free to chat to our friendly customer services team on 0800 488 0082, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.