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The 10 Most Requested Wedding Gifts by Real Couples

Wondering where to start with your wedding gift list? Take some inspiration from these gifts that guests love to give from The Wedding Shop

couple opening their wedding gifts together in their home and admiring them

couple opening their wedding gifts together in their home and admiring them

One of the ways to guarantee your wedding guests will buy the wedding gifts you actually want is to set up a wedding gift list

But it can be a little daunting choosing what to put on your gift list - especially when there are so many gorgeous gifts to choose from! 

We asked the experts at Prezola and The Wedding Shop to share with us the most requested wedding gifts from the past year to inspire you, as well as what they predict will be popular with couples (and guests!) for the year ahead. 

The 10 Most Requested Wedding Gifts

Here you have it - the most popular wedding gifts as chosen by real nearlyweds from the past year, from a whopping 1,045,195 gifts added to wedding gift lists. It’s easier than ever to add them to your own gift list too - so what are you waiting for?

1. Wellbeing Pod Luxe - £135, Neom Organics

the most popular wedding gift - a neom diffuser pictured on a countertop next to two bottles of essential oil

Drum roll please - the most popular wedding gift of the past year, added to more wedding gift lists than any other item - is the Wellbeing Pod Luxe by Neom Organics. 

It’s easy to see why it’s a popular pick with couples - it rapidly scents a room at the touch of a remote, and you can fill it with a range of oil blends designed to help you sleep better, boost your mood or give you more energy.

It’s a lovely item for a wedding gift as it isn’t too high in price, but is expensive enough to feel like a real treat, and the kind of purchase you might not make for yourself. It’s also something your guests can enjoy the benefits of when they visit!

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2. Gift Voucher Towards One Night At The Pig Hotel - £180, Mr & Mrs Smith

a roll top bath by a window in a suite at the Pig hotel

Coming in at number two, it’s a gift experience for the couple. Gift experiences are a great thing to ask for if you already have all the items you need at home, so it makes sense that it scores so highly on so many couples’ wedding gift lists.

This experience includes a stay in a standard double room, but the voucher can be ‘topped up’ to upgrade the experience when the booking is made. 

This particular experience is for The Pig’s New Forest hotel, in the heart of Hampshire. It’s a dream choice for couples who love getting away to nature. 

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3. Egyptian Cotton Bath Towels - £26, The White Company

a stack of soft grey folded egyptian cotton towels

Couples looking to refresh their bathrooms can add fluffy Egyptian cotton bath towels to their wedding gift list. They’re reasonably priced at £26 a towel, meaning guests who are adhering to a tighter budget can still buy you a luxury gift you’ll get plenty of use out of. 

You can add a set of these to your wedding gift list, so guests can buy a few or add one to another gift if they choose. Easy to see why it’s in the top three of the most popular wedding gifts!

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4. Three Month Cocktail Subscription - £80, The Cocktail Man

a flat lay of the cocktail subscription package showing the alcohol, mixers, garnish, postcard and instructions for mixing

The fourth most popular wedding gift from the past year is this cocktail subscription service - you can choose from three months, six months or a year. 

It’s the gift that keeps on giving as you’ll receive a cocktail each month during the length of the subscription. Each monthly package includes enough to make four generous cocktails, with 3 x 50ml super premium spirits, 100ml of The Cocktail Man’s liqueur, a signature garnish, a recipe and a postcard. 

If you and your partner love nothing more than a fancy cocktail, get it on your gift list!

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5. Moyo Lantern - £65, Nkuku

two brass framed lanterns with glass panels outside

Fans of sleek interiors will be very interested in this glass and brass lantern from Nkuku. Featuring on-trend clean lines, and a contemporary tapered silhouette, this lantern will give your garden a serious upgrade.

At £65 it’s also a reasonably priced wedding gift - you could add a couple of these to your wedding gift list and create a beautiful feature in your outdoor space.

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6. Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole Dish - £285, Le Creuset

an ivory coloured le creuset cast iron casserole dish

This gift is on the more expensive side, but don’t let that put you off adding it to your gift list. It’s one of the most popular wedding gifts of the past year, and some of your guests can always club together to buy it for you. 

A Le Creuset casserole dish will last you a lifetime, and will likely be passed on beyond that too, making it a worthy investment and a gift to cherish. What could be better for couples who love crafting new dishes in the kitchen?

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7. Cookery Course At Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons - £210, Truly Experiences

a view of the hotel hosting the cookery course from the outside in the evening

Speaking of couples who love to cook, if you two spend most of your time in the kitchen, it’s definitely worth adding this cookery course to your wedding gift list. 

Whilst it is higher in price, it’s something you’ll remember for the rest of your lives, and again, your guests can always chip in together to buy a bigger gift, so don’t be afraid to add more expensive, luxury items to your wedding gift list.

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8. Nest Bundle Barbecue Set - £1,852, Big Green Egg

the green egg barbecue with two shelves out either side

Remember what we said about your guests clubbing together to buy larger ticket items? You could receive this incredible Nest bundle should your guests decide to do that, or if you have an eccentric rich uncle on your guest list

Just make sure you invite whoever buys you this over to your garden for a barbecue afterwards to show your gratitude, as this is a gift and a half! 

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9.Berit Lopez Mogensen Composition 02 - £40, The Poster Club

a framed modern art print in muted colours on a grey wall

It’s important to add gifts with a range of prices to your wedding gift list, as some guests don’t know how much to spend on a wedding gift, or are looking for a budget-friendly option. 

This beautiful 30x40 print from The Poster Club is a great option as it’s chic, stylish, affordable and will suit many different types of interior. No wonder it’s in the top 10 most requested wedding gifts!

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10. The Barista Express Bean To Cup Coffee Machine - £630, Sage

a silver coloured coffee machine

Can’t function without your caffeine? Creating a wedding gift list is a great way to finally get that luxe coffee machine you’ve had your eye on for years!

This model will make you speciality coffee from bean to espresso in less than a minute - suddenly, standing in that Pret queue doesn’t feel all that appealing, does it? 

You can grind the beans right before extraction for a full and rich flavour, and take advantage of the precision temperature control. You can even create microfoam milk for that smooth barista result. Only question is, who is staying in bed whilst the other makes the coffee?

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When it comes to wedding gift list trends, the experts at The Wedding Shop predict a similar pattern of luxe appliances, experience vouchers and affordable home accessories to lead the way in 2023: “Couples will be bold in their travel choices, picking destinations further afield. Not only that, but they expect to also see bold interiors trend too, from walls brushed in Viva Magenta to characterful statement pieces! 

“The Wedding Shop also predicts a focus on slow-living and paired-back design. From hallways to utility rooms, understated places in the home will finally get some TLC, with gifts such as striking chandeliers to storage units picking up popularity.”

Haven’t made your wedding gift list yet? Head to our gift list page and get started today!