Wedding Gift List

There are 2 types of people: Those who can’t wait for their wedding, and those who can’t wait for it to be over. Whichever camp you fall into, there is one thing we can all agree on loving…..presents!

The idea with a wedding gift list is for your guests to buy you all the things you need to set you off on your new life together; such as egg cups, tea cosies and gravy boats. The necessities. Once upon a time, household goods like the aforementioned were the standard gifting choices for most couples. But in recent years, as the market for gravy boats and tea cosies has plummeted, most couples now opt for a wedding gift list to allow them to choose the gifts they want. This reduces the risk of a multiple-gravy-boat scenario. Disaster! If you don’t know what a gift list is, this is how it works.

  1. Sign up with a wedding gift list provider(often a department store)
  2. Send your gift list details to your wedding guests(your gift list provider will provide these details)
  3. Your guests can login to an online system and make contributions
  4. After the wedding, you are given your total balance
  5. Spend the balance on any products the gift list provider offers

Some gift lists will allow you to choose gifts before sending your list to your guests. This way, your guests can purchase your chosen gifts rather than making cash donations. Other gift list companies allow you to receive donations for a chosen charity in combination with your regular gifts if you would like to support a cause.

Instead of a regular gift list, you could alternatively opt for a “Honeymoon fund”. This is a good option if you don’t need any household goods and have spent all your honeymoon spending money on the wedding. To decide on the correct option, think about what is most important to you.

There are many gift lists out there to choose from. If you would like to opt for a department store gift list, try:

John Lewis


You could instead opt for an online gift list which can sometimes have a larger selection, such as:


Wedding Shop

Both of these services offer free shipping on all gifts and also offer a honeymoon fund.

If you are looking for a dedicated Honeymoon service, try


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