choosing wedding gifts that will last a lifetime

GUEST BLOG By Hayley Baddiley of Denby

Do you want wedding gifts to treasure for years to come? In this article, Hayley Baddiley from the ceramics and homeware brand, Denby shares her top tips for choosing wedding gifts that will last a lifetime. 


From the big choices, such as the venue, to the smallest details, like the centrepieces, there are so many things to consider when organising a wedding. So, it’s not surprising if you haven’t had time to think about the presents yet. The presents make  perfect mementos that will stay with you for years to come. – that’s why it’s  important to spend time thinking about the gifts that you would like to receive. The following tips will help you choose gifts that you’ll be able to use and cherish for a lifetime. 

Tell your guests what you would like

Creating a wedding gift list is a great place to start. Registries have become increasingly popular in recent years. In fact, a survey found that 80% of participants used a wedding registry in 2020 (The Knot). Creating a wedding gift list is helpful for you and your guests, , and will prevent your guests from doubling up on the same present.  

Try to be as specific as possible when making your wedding gift list, to make it easier for your guests. And ensure that there are a variety of products on the registry with both small and big price tags, so there’s something for every budget.   

Choose timeless styles

As trends come and go, opt for classic and timeless wedding gifts that you know will last and can be used for years to come. This way you’re guaranteed that you’ll still love them further down the line and they won’t go to waste.

Consider your favourite styles, and think about how the gift will fit in with the rest of your décor and life together. It’s a good idea to choose versatile colours that complement every shade. One great timeless product that is an incredibly popular wedding gift is crystal glassware. It’s sleek, sophisticated, and can be used to toast your anniversaries, and other special occasions.

Prioritise durability

To make sure that your gifts will last, it’s important to choose high quality, durable products that can withstand plenty of usage. Not only is this more eco-conscious than opting for lower quality products, but it’s much better value in the long-run, as you won’t need to replace things as often.

Dinnerware sets made from stoneware are a reliable  option, as they can withstand daily use and are both practical and beautiful. You could also select  for some high quality serveware, such as platters and serving bowls, as these are the sorts of items that most people don’t often buy for themselves. Or if you want to take your cooking to the next level, cast iron pots are high quality, and will bring a stylish touch to your kitchen.

Opt for meaningful wedding gifts

When making your registry, choose products with meaning attached. This will ensure that they are extra special and you will want to keep hold of them forever.

This meaning could be absolutely anything. For example, if you first met your partner at a bar, wine glasses and champagne flutes are fantastic gifts. You could also choose presents based on a special colour or pattern that means something to you as a couple. Whichever gifts you choose, make sure it’s something that’s special to you both.

Using inspiration from these tips, you can choose wedding presents that you’ll love and cherish for a lifetime. After all, there’s no better way to remember your special day than by using the products gifted to you by your loved ones.

If you’re still on the lookout for your perfect venue, make sure to check out the ceremony rooms available at the exclusive Cote How, with views of the stunning Lake District.

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