The Best Wedding Gifts To Buy Now

Searching for the perfect big-day gift to give? From fun homeware hits to delightful design pieces, here are PORTER’s pick of wedding presents that are worthy of ‘best guest’ status

Clockwise, from top left: framed print, AP8; serving boards, L’Object; napkins and napkin rings, Completedworks; glass teacups and saucers, Luisa Beccaria; salt grinder, Dinosaur Designs; placemats, Emelia Wickstead; dessert plate, Laetitia Rouget; vase, Anissa Kermiche; candle, Loewe Home Scents

Best wedding gifts for foodies

A romantic dinner à deux – or more, if you’re coveting an invite to the couple’s post-nuptial soirées – is deserving of delicious tableware. We love Laetitia Rouget’s beautiful ceramic plates, displaying tongue-in-cheek statements, and Stories of Italy’s exquisite glass in a tonal spectrum of shades. Also consider sublime linens to really elevate their tablescape: Emilia Wickstead’s floral-printed placemats are perfect for nature lovers, while Completedworks + Sister by Studio Ashby’s divine embroidered napkins bring an elegant touch to any setting. Table accessories also make for much-appreciated gifts, like Dinosaur Designs’ swirled pair of salt and pepper grinders, and L’Objet + Haas Brothers’ joyful set of serving boards, which are sure to raise a smile from the enamored recipients.

Best wedding gifts for creative couples

The best wedding presents are personal and a little bit cheeky, which perfectly sums up Anissa Kermiche’s derrière-shaped ‘Love Handles’ vase. Celebrating natural differences in beauty, this label’s unique and light-hearted ceramics are utterly irresistible. Elsewhere, Helle Mardahl’s whimsical glassware also makes for fabulous talking-point presents. Mouth-blown from milky-pink glass, the large ‘Bon Bon’ jug can provide an artistic statement or be put to use for entertaining. Alternatively, look to art to adorn their walls – framed iconic prints from AP8, such as Guy Bourdin’s boundary-pushing photographs, are perfect for creative couples.

Best wedding gifts for new homeowners

A seriously sumptuous wedding gift comes in the form of a cashmere blanket, such as Brunello Cucinelli’s dreamy, ribbed throw – perfect for initiating a cozy night in for the newlyweds. On a similar note, gifts that smell divine can create an intimate ambience, so look to Loewe Home Scents, whose fragrances are potted in attractive terracotta earthenware and inspired by Jonathan Anderson’s favorite perfumes.

Best wedding gifts for fun-lovers

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. Meanwhile, for couples who like a game night at home, Aerin’s backgammon set is crafted in rare burl wood with suede-lined compartments, and provides a beautiful addition to any coffee table or shelf.

Best wedding gifts for drinking partners

Tea fans will love this delectable duo of iridescent teacups and saucers, courtesy of Luisa Beccaria, while La DoubleJ’s rainbow Murano glasses are similarly glorious in color and silhouette. To toast the nuptials in style, gift a pair of mesmerizing coupes, such as Fazeek’s vivid hand-blown glasses with signature rippled edges and soaring stems.