CHRISTMAS WEDDING GIFT IDEAS
CHRISTMAS WEDDING GIFT IDEAS
While most are busy planning their Christmas day and getting ready for the party season, some are actually planning their winter weddings. In the run up to the festive madness there’s still lots of brides and grooms getting ready for their magical Christmas wedding days. A winter wedding can be such a lovely dreamy affair especially if the bride and groom are lucky enough to have a scenic snow scene. However if the bride and groom don’t have a gift list, where do you start? It can be really stressful trying to pick wedding gifts at the best of times, especially if you want to give the couple something a little bit different. But the pressure can mount for Christmas wedding guests as they have their own gifts to plan for too. Here’s a guide to some Christmas wedding gift ideas that are perfect for the bride and groom or alternatively for the bride who’s hit a blank when getting gifts for her top table this Christmas wedding season.
Time4Sleep’s Richmond Ottoman Storage Bed
If you’re the mother and father of the bride and groom you need to think about getting the newly weds something special for their new home, that will last them years to come. Think practical and stylish. Upholstered wing backed beds are one of the latest trends to hit the market. The distinctive curved headboard design on this Richmond Ottoman bed with luxurious deep buttoning helps create a focal point and sense of grandeur in the bedroom and is the perfect gift a parent could give to their newly married son/daughter. Think of all those wedding presents, where on earth will they store them? Well the answer is in this beautifully upholstered Richmond bed by Time4Sleep which gives this classical design a contemporary twist. The Richmond combines stylish looks with the practicality of an ottoman gas lift storage base system. The sprung slatted base can be easily raised to reveal a large capacity fully boarded storage area that provides up to 4 times more storage than a conventional 4-drawer divan. This stylish ottoman storage bed is available in both Double and King Size. Prices start from £499. If you really want to indulge them why not add a luxury mattress, like the Sleep Sanctuary Cashmere 1200 Pocket Sprung Mattress. Prices start from £748 for a double bed bundle.
DVF Autobiography – The Woman I wanted to be
For the fashion loving bride or bridesmaids this book is a must-have. One of the most influential, admired, and innovative women of our time: fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother, Diane von Furstenberg offers a book about becoming the woman she wanted to be. In The Woman I Wanted to Be, von Furstenberg reflects on her extraordinary life-from childhood in Brussels to her days as a young, jet-set princess, to creating the dress that came to symbolise independence and power for an entire generation of women. With remarkable honesty and wisdom, von Furstenberg mines the rich territory of what it means to be a woman”I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be.” Once they have read the book no doubt they won’t want to miss her new series on E, House of DVF. The book retails for £20.
Jo Malone scented baubles.
What a way for your bridesmaids to remember your special day than from a lovely scented Christmas bauble that can hang on their tree. For those who love a lushious scent in the house it can be hung on their tree. This Jo Malone’s scent-infused crimson bauble smells sweet and cherry compliments the spiced scent of clove. Succulent and warming, encased in a sleek silver filigree sphere. The packaging is also just fab, exquisitely wrapped in their iconic box and tied with a beautiful grosgrain ribbon, RRP £32
Superfresco Easy Wallpaper
The first thing most newly weds want to do is decorate their home together. It may not be the first wedding gift that springs to mind, but again why not merge style with practicality for the newly wed couple and order them some stunning new wallpaper. Find out if they have a DIY checklist and colour scheme and work with them to order some trendy wallpaper. It’s easy to apply but looks stunning too. Superfresco Easy wallpapers use non-woven technology meaning you paste the wall, not the paper so there’s no need for soaking or a pasting table – cutting your decorating time in half. The ranges are designed to make it easy to choose your paper as all the colours have been selected to mix and match. How cools that? I love their stylish ranges for the style conscious homeowners out there! From £7.50 per roll.
Sanctuary Tin of Treasures
Again another lovely gift for bridesmaids or mother of the bride and groom. Sanctuary products never fail to please and this is an ideal gift. It consists of: Body Wash 250ml Body Lotion 250ml and a Body Scrub 200ml. Which women doesn’t like a lovely box of toiletries? Make everyday a little bit luxurious & indulge their senses in the simple pleasures of a quick pampering treat at the start of every day. It’s amazing how the small things can sometimes make you feel a little bit more fabulous. Retails for £14.00
L’Occitan Cedre & Orange Collection
This is an ideal gift for fathers of the bride and groom. Their CÈDRE & ORANGER COLLECTION for men is a timeless yet modern collection with an element of luxury. The Eau de Toilette brings together sophisticated cedar notes and bright orange accents.Mischievous orange, still tinged with green, awakens an accord that would otherwise be dominated by rich woody notes of Virginian cedar. The surge of citrus is immediately tamed and softened by warm, sweet notes of masculine musk. This set includes: Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel, After Shave Balm and retails for £49
Johnstons of Elgin – Bespoke Service
Johnstons of Elgin has been creating the finest woolen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797. Their luxury bespoke service is an ideal wedding gift for a personal touch. Following last years huge success with the bespoke service, customers will once again be able to embroider Johnstons of Elgin products using their personalisation service available right up to Christmas Eve. This year you can choose from a range of cashmere and lambswool hats, gloves, scarves, throws and ponchos and have your loved ones name or message embroidered in under 10 minutes. Embroidery is £5 per letter. Johnstons of Elgin products start from £25.
ITEM M6 Socks or Legwear
These are an ideal smaller gift, especially for the best man or ushers. State-of-the-art materials and high-quality finishing ensure unmatched wearing comfort, excellent shape retention and extreme durability. Like all ITEM M6 products, they combine stylish design with “medi compression” technology and principles of traditional Chinese medicine. For the wearer this means quality, comfort, energy and light legs – all day long. Prices from £16.50
Wooden Blinds – Direct Blinds
Another fabulous gift for the newly weds, sleek and stylish but a key element to decorating their new home are a gorgeous set of blinds. Wooden blinds are a great way to bring the natural beauty of the outdoors into their home. The stained and painted slats allow you to complement or match your existing furniture and decor, while avoiding the fuss of introducing colours or prints through hanging curtains. Easy to keep clean and dust-free, wooden blinds are also relatively stress-free to maintain as well as being durable. The major advantage of wooden venetian blinds is the assistance they provide in regulating the temperature of a home. In summer open blinds allow in the light and sunshine, while in winter they help insulate your home keeping it warmer and cosier. Wooden blinds from directblinds.co.uk come in a full range of rich natural timber shades and are available in different widths; 25mm slats, 35mm slats, 50mm slats and 63mm. Their blinds come packaged with all fixtures and fittings and child safety accessories. They also offer a threeyear guarantee providing peace of mind for your purchase. Prices start from £14.95.
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne
This is a fab fragrance for both the groom or the bride or both! Not only is this a gorgeous unisex scent but the packaging is just fab, exquisitely wrapped in their iconic box and tied with a beautiful grosgrain ribbon.Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone is an aromatic fruity fragrance for the women or man who appreciates fine colognes. Pomegranate Noir was launched in 2005. The nose behind this fragrance is Jo Malone. Ruby-rich juices of pomegranate, raspberry, and plum are spiked with pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. Dark and enigmatic. The cologne retails for£86.
Love Boo Luxury Mummy Spa Kit
Here’s another lovely Christmas gift for your pregnant bridesmaids or even brides this Christmas time. During pregnancy you can get tired and ache all over so what better way to treat a mummy to be than a perfect Pamper Kit. Whether her bump’s just beginning to show or her little one is already toddling, this take-home spa kit will leave her skin feeling soft, supple and ready to fight those stretch marks. It contains three of Love Boo’s best-selling products: Miracle Oil, Body Wash and Bosom Buddy. This luxury spa kit retails at £39.99
Babes with Babies – Winter Bliss Set
Here’s another one for the pregnant bridesmaids or again brides. This has to be one of our most luxurious gifts of the season. Combining their brand new Blissful Ballerina slippers, and best selling cashmere blend poncho, wrapped in a signature Babes with Babiesgiftbox, this gift makes a big impression. Think cozy evenings in front of the fireplace, warming mulled wine, or decadent hot chocolate, and you get the feel for how luxurious and cozy this feels. Their Perfect Poncho is made from a blend of cashmere, silk and wool. The Blissful Ballerina Slippers are made from velvet, topped with a faux-fur bow, and are lined with a cloud-like super soft lining.
Treat someone very special to this lovely set. Price £130.00
Written by The Ultimate Lifestylist
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