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How to create a newlywed nest with our top 5 gifts

Weddings are back in full swing and according to planning advice site Hitched, tomorrow (27 May) is the most popular wedding date of 2023. If you’re tying the knot soon, then you’ll most likely be thinking about putting together a gift list.

Traditionally, a wedding list allowed a couple to ask for things from friends and family in order to help them set up their first home. Nowadays, it’s far more likely you’re already living together and keen to upgrade your homewares. Need help? Here are our top five items that every bride and groom should add to their wishlist:

For the love of food
Putting together your wedding list is a great time to consider the contents of your home. It’s the perfect occasion to improve the things you use every day, such as your crockery and glassware. If you love hosting, include large wooden sharing platters for creating Instaworthy grazing boards. These days, we’re less likely to keep china ‘for best’, so whatever the occasion, a new dinner set is a must-have staple.

Create a cosy nest
After the honeymoon, it’s time for nesting – so why not use your wedding as an opportunity to elevate your sleeping quarters? Think silky, high thread count sheets, and sumptuous cushions and throws. Too much? Go for something simple such as soft bathrobes or kaftans – another nice, little touch to add to your marital abode.

Investment pieces
Don’t shy away from big-ticket items. If you’re in need of a new  bed, sofa or perhaps a dining table, adding these investment pieces to your gift list gives friends and family the option to club together and buy something really special for your new set-up. Opt for those that are well-made with the potential of becoming a family favourite.

Blissful bathroom
You can never have too many towels. They may not have been at the top of your list, but a fluffy new set makes a great addition to your bathroom. Go on, treat yourself!

Garden love
Most people focus on the inside of their home, but your garden deserves some TLC too. Whether you want a romantic bistro set for enjoying breakfasts together on sunny mornings, or a robust outdoor sofa for casual lounging during the balmy summer nights, choose something that will suit you both – and your home.

Don’t worry, you may feel uncomfortable broaching the subject of a gift list, but it’s an important factor of your big day nevertheless. Get your planning hat on now and visit us in-store or online for more ideas.