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4 unique wedding gifting ideas for 2024

Guest Blog written by Denby. Looking to elevate your gifting game for the next wedding in your calendar? Let the experts from Denby guide you with some thoughtful wedding gift ideas that are as unique as the couple themselves.


This year, weddings are set to become even more personal, with couples ditching formal traditions like sweetheart tables, wedding portraits, and cake-cutting ceremonies, to create a more relaxed affair. It’s why celebrant-led weddings are one of the biggest wedding trends for 2024. And as weddings become increasingly personalised, guests are also opting for more thoughtful and individualised gifts, reflecting the unique preferences and passions of the couple.


If you’re searching for the perfect gift to celebrate the newlyweds, or you’re looking for gift ideas to add to your registry, we’ll be rounding up some of the top wedding gifting trends for this year as well as ideas for how you can put together a unique and personal present to be cherished for years to come.



Casual Dinnerware

With 2024 weddings taking on a more casual feel, it’s natural that the gifts we choose will too. Fine china is out as couples favour relaxed, everyday dinnerware and homeware. Instead of fragile pieces that will be used for special occasions, why not gift your loved ones versatile and well-crafted pieces that are hardwearing as well as beautiful? Pick dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe pieces if you can, as this guarantees the newlyweds can use them as often as possible. If you pick a calm, neutral colourway, this also offers the flexibility of adding to the collection as the years go by.


Personalised Hampers

As 2024 brings its own host of challenges, small meaningful gifts carry even more significance. If the couple has a shared hobby, you could create a hamper full of items that will allow them to enjoy their hobby to the fullest. Below are just some ideas to get you started.


  • Keen cooks: Fill a cast iron pot with non-perishable items such as dried herbs, spices, oil, and vinegar, plus a fancy cookbook.

  • Green-fingered couples: Add gardening essentials like a hand trowel and fork, gardening gloves, and some seeds to a plant pot or gardening basket.

  • Tea or coffee lovers: For couples who enjoy a hot drink, fill a hamper with small but luxurious additions such as a ceramic teapot or cafetière plus some speciality coffee or tea bags. You can also add matching teacups, mugs, or espresso cups.


Another option is to give the gift of self-care. Treat the newlyweds to a little R&R after the big day by creating a pamper hamper, filled with relaxing scented soap, candles, snacks, and a bottle of champagne. You could also add an activity the couple can enjoy together, such as a board game or art set.


Group Gifts

Gifting a group wedding gift is a fantastic way for multiple guests to come together and present the newlyweds with a truly special and memorable gift. Whether it's a high-end kitchen appliance, a luxurious honeymoon experience, or a full matching dinnerware set, group wedding gifts allow friends and family to combine their resources and contribute towards something meaningful that the couple will cherish for years to come. These collective gifts not only alleviate pressure on individual guests to find the perfect present but also ensure the couple can enjoy more significant and meaningful items.


Pet Gifts

It isn’t just the couple who will be receiving wedding gifts this year. Pets are part of the family, so there’s no doubt the couple will want them to be part of the celebrations too. Whether it’s pet accessories personalised with the pet’s initials, or a stylish pet bowl for family mealtimes, treating their four-legged friend is the perfect way to show your loved ones that you care. For an extra special touch, choose a pet bowl that matches the couple’s existing tableware (or tableware that they’ve added to their gift registry).


 

Let these gift ideas spark some inspiration and find the perfect present to celebrate the happy

couple in a way that suits them. Be sure to check out the Smitten Weddings blog for even more wedding ideas and news.

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