Wedding Gift Ideas – Hot Panini Maker or Hot Air Balloon?

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Forget all that standard stuff, like a fork, toaster or one year’s subscription to Horse & Hound.  Whether you’re requesting gifts or buying them, there’s no harm looking at some alternatives.

The collection of part-time geniuses here at Marriage Gift List have come up with the four Ps – Pricey, Pretty, Peculiar and Personalised.  Below you’ll find a few gift ideas and shop suggestions under each P, and hopefully you’ll find something a little more inspiring than a kettle.


If you’re happy to flash the cash, or you want someone to spend a lot on you, then there are plenty of interesting pricey items online.  Alternative retail haven NotOnTheHighStreet has some original ideas, including a Bespoke Wedding Canvas for £150, contemporary ‘All You Need Is Love’ wooden wall sign for £310 and a stunning Stella Felt Rug for £350.

TheGiftExperience has loads of ideas for experience days, and you can’t go wrong with a Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two.  It may cost £366, but the whole experience is thrilling, memorable and romantic.  However, should the gift recipients fear heights, or giant baskets, then perhaps it is a no-go.


A1Gifts is a good place to go for some good-looking homewear, but some of it falls quite easily into the Pricey category.  A beautiful Waterford Crystal Vase is £179.95, whilst Waterford Crystal Clarendon Ruby Flutes are the luxurious way to enjoy champagne, coming at a cost of £109.95.


A quick visit to Zazzle and you’ll see some of the more unusual wedding gift ideas, and caution is urged in some of these cases.  A ‘Game Over’ Badge/Pinback Button featuring the smiling bride and grimacing groom is a controversial option, but also cheap at £2.30 for standard size.  This ‘Game Over’ theme is repeated on a number of other delightful fashion ideas.

A ’Just Married’ t-shirt featuring a man behind bars costs £23.15, if you want something equally blunt.  To be honest, Zazzle has a fairly extensive selection which follows this general pattern.


Personalised gifts are almost a guaranteed hit for wedding gifts, and NotOnTheHighStreet is one of your best online shops for these kinds of presents.  Everything from a personalised Wine Bottle Stopper, for £13.95, to an engraved Celebration Bowl, for £185, all make for good ideas with a personal touch.

You can also get some great ideas for engraved and personalised presents from, funnily enough, PersonalisedWeddingGifts.  Champagne flutes, shot glasses, chocolate and wine coolers can all bear the names of the lucky couple, and the prices are pretty good.

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