Choosing a gift that will be remembered for all the right reasons
Choosing a wedding present for someone can be tricky, especially as there are so many different relationships to navigate. Perhaps it's your best friend's wedding, a sibling's, a parent's, a colleague, a cousin twice removed, a friend you haven't seen for 10 years, your partner's boss's brother - the list goes on.
So what do you get them?
Sure, some people have a list, which can be helpful unless you're the person left buying teaspoons at £50 a pop, all of which seems a bit impersonal. However, lots of people say they don't want gifts, which is a challenge because it never really feels like you can turn up without anything at all (does Debrett's cover that?).
Anyway, it's a joyful thing to give a couple something to commemorate the occasion and wish them well, and what could provide more well wishes than a wellness wedding gift?
Spa-inspired wedding presents
Gemstone aromatherapy diffusers
Diffusers are such a lovely way to bring luxury into your home, and when you go to a true aromatherapy based brand, it's a lovely way to bring wellness into everyday life. A gemstone diffuser takes the luxury credentials up a notch - looking beautiful and more permanent option than the traditional ones. Norfolk Natural Living's Rose Quartz for romance, which comes with a rose diffuser oil is particularly suitable. Alternatively, an electric diffuser from the likes of Neom Organics is also a great option.
Luxury wellbeing candles
I think some of the best gifts are really the ones that you wouldn't buy yourself all that often. Luxury candles always feel like a delicious indulgence, and if you have a personal favourite then that adds a really personal element to your choice. Perhaps you're a Jo Malone fan - let us not forget that the now Princess of Wales's signature scent is Jo Malone's Orange Blossom – a scented candle that was burned in Westminster Abbey underneath the maple trees on her wedding day. Or maybe you prefer the dramatic black glass and rich scents of a Byredo candle (personally we're fans of the evocative blend of rum, vanilla, sandalwood and oak moss in their Bohemia fragrance). Either way, they're a lovely way to bring calm into the couple's new life together.
Customised spa robes
We are huge fans of a really cuddling luxurious robe. For us, it is the symbol of pampering, wellness and relaxation. Embroidered with the initials of the happy couple, or with their newly married prefix, it's a lovely way to bring a little wellness luxury into the couple's everyday life.
A wellness hamper gift
Sometimes one thing just doesn't feel like quite enough. Perhaps you can think of lots of little things to give the people you care about, setting them on a path to prioritising quality time together. A hamper is a really nice wedding gift and you can have fun putting it together, tailoring it to the couple and the things you know they will like. For example, you could go for lots of wellness gifts - your favourite massage oil, aromatherapy oils, wellness teas, customised towels, silk sleep masks, candles, bath oils... Or you can opt for a ready made option - the White Company can always be relied on.
Spa gift vouchers
A spa gift voucher is the perfect balance between being something memorable that can be personalised to just the right degree, depending on your relationship with the couple, and something that they can make independent choices on. It's also a gift that gives on multiple levels, giving them something to look forward to, plan for and continue the wedding joy in the coming weeks and months. When it comes to vouchers, Spabreaks.com offers multiple options, and they can all be presented in multiple forms - a gift card in a stylish envelope, a gift box or a gift set with Temple Spa products to start the pampering at home.
A monetary spa gift voucher
You can choose a monetary voucher where you select an amount to spend and the couple can spend it anywhere they want within the Spabreaks.com collection. If you don't know the couple that well, or you know them well enough to realise they would like to choose their own spa break, this can be a great option.
Spa gift packages
This means that you choose everything for them except the date. That includes the spa, treatments, and any other inclusions. Imagine the fun you can have tailoring the experience just for them. It's a great option for a really close friend.
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