Considerations for a gift list - what should you be focussing on?
With society changing so are ages of people getting married, this means that there are now many stages when you may or may not need things. Our quick guide should help you work out which type of gift list bridge or groom you are and some pointers on where to focus your list...
1) Require basics - just starting out in every-way When it comes to a dinner service or cutlery make sure you get enough either 6 or 8 place setting - remember there is nothing worse than getting a set and unable to add to it!
2) Want to upgrade our basics to worthwhile collection - Common amongst couples who have not lived together and have combined possessions Some items in outdoor lifestyle area may apply here, perhaps planters, lanterns, chrome garden heaters, decking set & barbecues.
3) The couple who have everything - Common around couples in their mid to late 30's who have been living together for a while Gift experience vouchers are perfect, these are things you would never buy for yourself such as a champagne balloon flight, driving a fast car or scuba diving lessons?
4) Starting Over - The Gift list for those who have been married before Although you may not want to Guests will still want to buy you a gift, so if you want to avoid a range of uncoordinated presents you should think about a gift list.
Top 5 tips 1) About a third of your list should be under £25, with large sets broken up so you can allow a few people to purchase items 2) Quality is better than quantity - focus on a few areas and then you are sure to get everything you ideally want 3) Shop around, there are a range of gift lists amke sure you work with a company who have an online channel it makes it much simpler to administer 4) Sets are great but try and choose ones which are not limited editions so you can add to your collection 5) Dont' get greedy, your guests will see it a mile off!