With wedding season in full-swing, stand out from the crowd by gifting the bride and groom something imaginative and uniquely personal. From fine monogrammed china to creative and cultural experiences, go off-piste with our luxurious alternative wedding gift ideas.
Once the honeymoon’s over, give the newlyweds another luxurious escape to look forward to courtesy of a Sailo private yacht charter or boat rental. Essentially an Airbnb for yachts and speedboats, Sailo have a sleek fleet of gorgeous vessels all over the world. A trip can easily be gifted, allowing the happy couple to choose from a French Riviera sojourn or Miami adventure.
Eschew the obligatory bridal registry dinner service set in favour of something a little more refined and personal from the Queen’s favourite purveyor of impeccable homeware, Thomas Goode. Their bespoke service lets you tailor one of their exquisite British plates or items of glassware with the bride and groom’s monogrammed initials.
Give the gift of culture with an annual double National Art Pass. Granting free access to TATE Modern, the V&A, Kensington Palace and over 240 British galleries, museums and historic houses, it’ll kick-start their marriage with creative date ideas and inspirational places to visit.
Sure, linens and appliances are practical, but this stunning Art Deco-style bar trolley from Eichholtz will inject some timeless glamour into their home. Whether wheeled out to wow guests at cocktail parties or put on permanent sideboard duty, the elegant gold and smoke-tempered glass trolley is ultra-adaptable and beyond stylish.
Give them something truly personal to house their treasured wedding memories in with this beautiful album from Atlas & I. Pick a location anywhere in the world and Atlas & I will print it in an antique map design across a handcrafted, sheepskin leather album. Fully customisable, you can add the couple’s name, wedding date and location to the front too.
Utterly covetable with a retro feel, this to-die-for BBQ from Mon Oncle will be sure to draw the star-crossed lovers envious glances from fellow park-dwellers. Cleverly disguised as a vintage suitcase, the pastel-hued BBQ opens up, revealing a grill upon which summery dishes can be cooked. Why not pair it with a Fortnum & Mason food hamper for a perfectly indulgent alternative wedding gift?
Why not gift the bride and groom luxurious Emel and Aris smart coats for him and her? Made from Loro Piana cashmere with far infrared heating technology, they deliver style at a temperature you can control.