Interiors

The Best Wedding Gifts To Buy Now

Searching for the perfect wedding gift for the season of nuptials ahead? From light-hearted homewares to delightful design pieces, here are PORTER’s pick of the presents that are worthy of best-guest status

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Clockwise from top left: blanket, Sea; paddleball set, Loro Piana; dinner plate, Laetitia Rouget; jug, Helle Mardahl; brass bowl, Tom Dixon; cheese knives, Soho Home; ‘Tomato Leaves’ room fragrance, Loewe Home Scents; ‘Love Handles’ cermaic vase, Anissa Kermiche; tea cup and saucer (set of 2), Ginori 1735

For the FOODIES OF LOVE

A romantic dinner à deux is deserving of tableware to become infatuated with, and Laetitia Rouget’s beautiful ceramic plates are wonderfully decorative. The ‘Amour’ design is adorned with stripes, hearts and, appropriately, the word ‘Love’.

For the NAUGHTY-BUT-NICE NUPTIALS

The best presents are personal and a little bit cheeky, which perfectly sums up Anissa Kermiche’s iconic ‘Love Handles’ vase – shaped like a derrière. Celebrating natural differences in beauty, her unique and light-hearted ceramics are utterly irresistible.

For the STYLISH SNUGGLERS

A seriously sumptuous gift comes in the form of Sea’s floral-patched ‘Ida’ quilt, which will add a vintage-inspired touch to any home – perfect for initiating a cozy night in for the newlyweds.

For the ART LOVERS

Helle Mardahl’s whimsical, wistful glassware makes for a fabulous talking-point present. Mouth-blown from milky pink glass, the large ‘Bon Bon’ jug can be an artistic statement of its own accord, or put to use for entertaining.

For the PRINT ENTHUSIASTS

La DoubleJ’s gloriously colorful designs are a joyful starting point for any tablescape. Created with Italian textile producer Mascioni, this pair of placemats – crafted from ultra-fine linen that is sourced from Lake Como – is patterned with the brand’s vibrant ‘Wildbird’ print.

For the SMOOTH OPERATORS

Gift a sensual piece of art that evokes true passion with Kelly Wearstler’s ‘Classic Little Kiss’ – a beautifully hand-sculpted pair of marble lips that is guaranteed to seal the deal.

For the PERFECT HOSTS

If the couple in question are cutting-edge cheese lovers, you can’t go wrong with Soho Home’s ‘Cresswell’ set of six mango wood and bronze cheese knives, which will provide an elegant and sculptural addition to any after-dinner cheeseboard.

For the WANDERLUST WANDERERS

Anya Hindmarch’s delightful picnic set will charm a couple that adores the great outdoors. Made from straw, trimmed with leather and embroidered with the label’s signature eye design, it holds utensils, plates and cups for four people.

For the BEACH BUMS

Gift some luxe vacation entertainment to the honeymooning pair. Loro Piana’s ‘The Suitcase Stripe’ wood and leather paddleball set is a super-stylish way to encourage some newlywed playfulness in paradise.

For the TEA DRINKERS

Tea fans will love this matching duo of delectable gold-plated porcelain tea cups and saucers, courtesy of Luke Edward Hall’s joyful, mythological-inspired collaboration with Ginori 1735.

For the DESIGN AFICIONADOS

Elevate an ornamental present with a distinctive design aesthetic. Tom Dixon’s beautiful brass ‘Bash’ bowl, which takes its name from the hand-beating technique used for its sculptural shape, will become an instant favorite accessory.

For the MINIMALISTS

Raawii’s large ‘Alev 02’ vase is an utterly alluring addition to a space. The brand’s sculptural, handmade earthenware is bold but unassuming, and comes in striking hues with a smooth, matte finish.

For a HEARTFELT PAIRING

Rose quartz is said to be the stone of universal and unconditional love, so Jia Jia has fittingly shaped these completely unique, characterful pieces into hearts. The stones have been detoxed through an ancient purification process and given a smooth, polished finish, too.

For the NEW HOMEOWNERS

A gift that looks as good as it smells – Loewe’s home fragrances are potted in attractive terracotta earthenware and inspired by Jonathan Anderson’s favorite childhood scents. The sweet, fresh ‘Tomato Leaves’ diffuser will help make any house feel like home.

For the NATURE ENTHUSIASTS

Apt as a vase to display wildflowers or foliage, Marloe Marloe’s stoneware vessels are inspired by the intricate forms found in nature, and the studio’s eye-catching pieces are handmade by artisans in small batches. This ‘Lucie’ design gives a contemporary update to a traditionally sculpted vase.

For the SERENITY SEEKERS

Baobab Collection’s ‘White Pearls’ candle, with its comforting notes of smooth white musk and sweet jasmine, is an elegant, iridescent gift housed in a beautiful hand-blown glass vessel.