Alternative wedding gifts for cool couples

Wedding season is on the way, and with it comes the gift-giving minefield. Cue our round up of the best wedding gift ideas for the cool couple, the co-habiting couple – or the couple that just seems to have it all - for when a kettle really won’t cut it.


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1. Under £10

House of Dorchester Mini Duo Pink Champagne Truffle Box


Something smaller might be just the ticket, especially if they've requested no gifts or you want to top up a cash or charity contribution. This set of six salted caramel chocolates is a touching token that still feels a little luxury.

House of Dorchester, Salted Caramel 6 Chocolate Selection Box, £6


2. Under £20

Barista and Co Set of 2 Metal Frame Glass Cups, Midnight Gold


If they're a couple of design devotees (or can't start the day without caffeine) you can't go wrong with these minimalistic cups from coffee connoisseurs Barista and Co. They're crafted with borosilicate glass to protect from thermal shock.

Barista and Co, Set of 2 Metal Frame Glass Cups, £18


3. Under £30

Root 7 Himalayan Salt Shot Set


Here’s one for party people. If they’re the life and soul, this unique set is sure to add a little luxury to the proceedings. Carved from pink Himalayan rock salt, they’ll add a subtle salty edge to shots of their favourite spirits.

Root 7, Himalayan Salt Shot Set, £25


4. Under £40

Suck UK Our Life Story


Sentimental without being saccharine, this weighty journal is ready for all the dreams, doodles and holiday snaps their new chapter brings. With a hardback cover and 1080 pages to fill, it’ll last a lifetime - literally.

Suck UK, Our Life Story, £35


5. Under £50

Sunnylife Peacock Pool Float


This twin set of luxe luggage tags nods to the couple's likely next stop: the honeymoon. They’re practical, too: each one includes a pull out address card in case of – dare we say it – lost luggage.

Aspinal of London, Set of 2 Luggage Tags, £45


6. Under £75

Sunnylife Peacock Pool Float


If an exotic honeymoon is on the horizon, this peacock pool float is a must. Well, maybe not a must – but it’s great fun and perfect for lazy poolside days. The best bit? You can guarantee no one else will arrive with the same gift.

Sunnylife, Peacock Pool Float, £60


7. Under £100

Sage Smoking Gun


If they fancy themselves as the next Heston, look no further. Foodies can infuse cheese, cocktails - and just about anything they can find in the cupboard - with smoky barbecue goodness, thanks to some seriously clever science.

Sage, Smoking Gun, £79.99


8. Under £200

Berghoff Tabletop Bbq


A barbecue for under £150? Yes please. This space-saving design is totally portable – that means it’s ready to be whisked off to the beach, a picnic spot or the garden for a spot of DIY dining. It comes in black, too.

Berghoff, Tabletop Bbq, £149


9. Under £350

LSA Gin Grand Serving Set


A case of beautiful glassware is a classic wedding gift, but this show-stopping set goes one better. With an assortment of LSA’s signature shapes and a portable ash stand, the lucky giftees will be set for summer cocktails.

LSA, Gin Grand Serving Set, £300


10. Under £500

Smeg 50's Retro Style Juicer Dolce & Gabbana


Swap the classic stand mixer for something a little more show-stopping - if you can bear to give it away, that is. In an unlikely (but very welcome) collaboration, Smeg and Dolce & Gabbana have created a range of lust-worthy kitchenware.

Smeg, Retro Style Juicer, £499.95