At this time of year, we’re ALL thinking about presents. Ordering them, wrapping them and, most importantly, choosing the perfect gift. Well, for a few moments, it’s time to stop pondering what to select for everyone else and put yourself, and your gift list, first.
It’s a joy, as always, to welcome our friends from Prezola to Love My Dress to share their suggestions for the most special seasonal wedding gifts. Quite simply, Prezola are our favourite wedding gift list provider. Their outstanding selection of gifts is expertly curated to make sure that you’re able to select items of all shape, size, style and price.
The website itself is beyond easy to use, whether you’re setting up your list or buying a gift. And that’s not all because Prezola offer a wide range of experience gifts, honeymoon funds and social gifting options and, most importantly, they care. They care about their clients, their partners and the environment so we have no doubt that you’ll love Prezola as much as we do.
OK, let’s embrace the best that winter has to offer with these fabulous gift ideas, all of which are perfect for colder days…
Winter is all about creating a cosy retreat at home so that when you step inside, you can leave the world behind. On darker days, candlelight creates the perfect atmosphere and the Woodland Walks botanical candle from Sophie Allport is perfect. Its fragrance is just heavenly and we love the hint of sloe gin in the scent. If you’re snuggling up, why not add the matching Woodland cushion to your list? It is hibernation season after all!
Stars and starlight are another constant of the season and we adore the idea of using stars as a motif across your list. As you absolutely cannot have too many candleholders and glowing lanterns at this time of year, how about the Moba star candlestick in warm brass or Nkuku’s hanging glass stars in antique brass? If you’d prefer a Scandi inspired take on star styling, we suggest this grey stars lantern that’s exclusive to Prezola.
Continue the star theme across other gifts and what could be better for festive get-togethers than these champagne coupes from the Sophie Conran Collection? The delicate detailing on the crystal has a slight vintage feel to it that we just love. Moving on to your tableware, we definitely recommend the Celestial 12-piece set from Sara Miller for Portmeirion. The golden accents are, quite rightly, heavenly and the pattern makes you think of a sky full of glinting stars. It’s quite beautiful.
It’s also the season for keeping yourself warm and cosy and your wedding gift list should definitely include a few indulgent treats for your both. Your toes will thank you for wrapping them up in these slippers from Shepherd of Sweden and this classic cotton robe from The White Company will keep you cosy on even the chilliest of mornings.
After you’ve been out and about in the chilly winter’s air, warming up with a bath before settling down by the fire is exactly what we should all be doing. If you like to relax in the warm water with a book and a glass of something, the Aquala bathtub caddy from Umbra is your new bath-time best friend. It holds your book and your drink and as it’s made from natural bamboo, it won’t split or warp. Once you’re out of the bath, don’t forget to look after your hands as they take a lot of punishment as they veer from cold to hot at this time of year. The lime and bay hand and nail gift set from The White Company is luxurious self-care at its best. Then, enjoy time by the fireside and add a couple of stylish details – the Garden Trading log holder and set of fireside tools are just want you need for a roaring fire and a happy heart.
Adding warming fabrics and detail to your home in winter is a great idea so that evenings in are always enjoyable. Bring in various textures to provide interest and add gifts to your list that you just know will make you happy. We suggest putting your feet up on The White Company’s Tibetan sheepskin stool and covering your floor with this glorious Moroc arrow rug – just look at that fringing! Finally, end your day cuddling up beneath this elegant jacquard throw from The Linen Works.
If you’re using your gift list to upgrade pieces in your home, consider the Olson desk lamp and shade from Oka (we can’t take our eyes off that marble base and brass shade combination) and bring a splash of seasonal style to your walls with the Whistler print from I Heart Travel Art – you’ll be pining for the slopes whenever you look at it!