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The Wedding Shop explains how to build the ultimate wedding gift list for your big day

Creating a wedding gift list can be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your big day, and has lots of added benefits, too.

Not only will it save your guests the time and effort of finding a suitable present, but in turn you’ll also receive gifts you actually like, rather than the kind of items that end up hidden away at the back of the cupboard.

So, when it comes to building your own wedding gift list, where do you start? We called upon the team at the UK’s longest established gift service, The Wedding Shop, to ask their top tips and advice – here’s what they had to say…

Upgrade basic items

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If, like many couples, you have been living together for a while before you get married, a wedding gift list is the perfect opportunity to upgrade the everyday items you have in your house or flat already.

Whether it’s lavish new bed linen, gorgeously soft towels, or that coffee maker you’ve both always wanted, your gift-list is the perfect opportunity to ask for those little luxuries that will make daily life that bit more special.

Choose gifts that reflect your personalities

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It’s always best for you both to be involved in the gift-list building process from the very start – that way, members from each of your families will be able to purchase items with either one or both of you in mind.

At The Wedding Shop, we also offer a range of experiences, or you can opt for a honeymoon fund, so that you’ll have something special to look forward to after the big day. With our flexible service, you’ll be able to get the gifts that you really want.

Include a range of price points

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Make sure to include a wide range of price points within your selection. You’ll be surprised at how generous your guests will be, so it’s a good idea to include higher-priced items, too!

Plus, at The Wedding Shop we offer the option of Group Gifting, allowing multiple guests to contribute to those pricier items, so you can list that sofa you’ve always wanted.

Start building your list early

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It’s a good idea to create your gift list before you send out your invitations, so that you can let your guests know how to purchase you a gift at the same time.

The Wedding Shop also offers complementary insert cards, which you can include within your invitations to let guests know how to find your gift list. Alternatively, you can send out a URL link to your personal list, or add it to your wedding website.

Be flexible

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A lot can change in the space of a year, so it’s important to opt for a service that gives you the flexibility that you’ll need.

At The Wedding Shop, we give you the option to swap products before finalising your gift selection, so that you can receive the gifts that you really want.

The Wedding Shop delivers flexibility and unlimited choice, with a personal touch and expert advice from our Gift Gurus. Combine products you love with honeymoon and cash contributions and even add a charity fund that is close to your heart. Create your ultimate gift list today at

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