For couples planning their wedding, Miranda Jessop checks out the most coveted kitchen kit
The ring is on the finger, the date set and it’s time to think about... presents. Although John Lewis and Harrods run gift lists, other stores have stopped due to the rise of specialists such as The Wedding Shop, Prezola and Wedding Presents Direct. You can also create a list with Not On The High Street, brilliant for personalised pressies. According to Debrett’s, the authority on etiquette, ‘the bride and groom should choose items across a wide price range, which will help to make guests feel less restricted’. Let the shopping spree begin!
- De’Longhi Avvolta 4-slice toaster, £90. johnlewis.com
Control is fully variable so you can crisp your beloved’s toast to taste.
- Personalised pair of ceramic egg cups by Gilbert and Stone, £18.50 notonthehighstreet.com
Wake up to a pair of matching egg cups.
- Joseph Joseph stacking bowl and measuring set, £46. weddingshop.com
Save space and brighten your day.
- Solid oak wine rack by the Oak & Rope Company, £155 notonthehighstreet.com
This handcrafted rack has space for ten fine wines.
- Don’t underestimate how generous friends and family can be.
- Make a list longer than you think you’ll need. You can always flag the items you want most as priorities.
- If you’re choosing tableware, add extra settings to allow for breakages in years to come.
- Don’t select your gifts too far in advance of the big day, just in case any products are discontinued or out of stock. John Lewis advises that the ideal time to start compiling your list is eight weeks before the wedding, but this will vary according to where you place your list and you may need to allow extra time for personalised gifts.
- KitchenAid Artisan blender, £199. harrods.com
This gorgeous piece of kit is sure to become your culinary secret weapon.
- Wedgwood Elegant Townhouse Vibrance teapot, £125. johnlewis.com
Every home needs a bold and beautiful teapot and this one ticks all the boxes.
Utility bread bin and ash board, £85. weddingpresentsdirect.co.uk
A steel bread bin with a solid ash lid, which doubles as a chopping board.
- Old English Company ‘Happily Ever After’ tea towel, £10. prezola.com
This irresistible tea towel says it all.
- Falcon enamelware bake set, £58. prezola.com
A retro set of five enamel dishes to suit all your baking needs.
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