Wedding season is upon us, and the joy of a big knees-up with your nearest and dearest never gets old! Not for us Cuckoolanders, anyway. Buying gifts for a couple flush with promise and confetti, however, can be tricky. You’ll want to seem sophisticated, astute, and amazingly generous with your idea of how a shared life should be celebrated.
So don your best top hat and follow us down the merry road of the perfect wedding gifts, our unique collection caters for all interests, impulses and indulgences…
Cookin’ Up Something Good
The kitchen has become the de facto arena of the wedding present. Once upon a time, it would equip young couples for their new life together as they moved into their marital home. Well, we know this is often not the case nowadays, and that most couples share the cooking duties too, which is why we’ve picked out quirky items that encourage mutual food play (err yes that too) for smitten couples.
Mussel Eaters, for example, introduce a dash of romance to time spent in each other’s company. Dine on the very best delicacies from the sea in the very finest of style. This beautifully designed pair of silver plated mussel eaters by Culinary Concepts will turn any midweek dinner into a romantic affair.
For those lovers of all things Italian give the gift of delicious authentic wood fired pizza. Uuni is the wonderfully compact new light-weight wood-fired pizza oven. Loved up couples can recreate first dates or favourite flavours with this ingenious little addition.
If the lucky couple happens to have a sweet tooth, a delectable item to munch through won’t go amiss either. We can’t resist the Chocolate Personalised Wedding Centrepiece – an adorable chocolate tree decked with a tiny bride and groom. Their Belgian roots (pun intended) mean they taste incredible, and you can inscribe them with the names of the happy couple when you order.
The Social Factor
Do your newlyweds like keeping up with the Jones’? Well, thanks to Cuckooland the Jones’ will be scrabbling around instead to match the repertoire of you’re lucky recipients essentials. We have tons of amazing products, guaranteed to send conversation soaring with our high flying drink-and-nibble gift ideas.
Take the Top Hat Bowl by Culinary Concepts: a magnificent way to say “We’re classy with a sense of humour” as hands plunge eagerly into peanuts and cocktail sausages. With a wine cooler available in the same design, you can add an aristocratic spin to dinner parties and get-togethers, of which we’re sure there’ll be plenty in that first couple of months.
When the bubbles are on ice, those lovebirds will be thinking fondly of you as they raise a toast to their relationship- with silver-plated Champagne Love Flutes! Or, if you’re searching for a show-stopping wedding gift, you can’t go wrong with a Wine Rack by Bluebone. It’s an old-style talking point, especially suited to couples that don’t shy away from tweed or knee-high socks. Storage is plentiful thanks to the boxes sitting below three levels of bottle compartments. Who needs a cellar, anyway!?
For those big social gatherings, the happy couple is going to need an extra something to make the occasion extra special. The Sliver Plated Champagne Bath is a stylish addition which will make welcomed appearances at parties, soirees or those all important anniversary celebrations.
Feeling at Home
“What about all the little bits”, we hear you cry, “that turn a property into a love nest?” Well, hold your horses: Cuckooland has some tricks to deploy for this very purpose, and we reckon no amount of routine can lessen the special feeling of ownership they’ll provide to marital bliss.
Musical variety is the spice of life, and so is the GPO Retro Record Player for those sing-alongs duets and late night reminisces on the couch. Available in a multitude of colours, it’s easily portable, which allows for spontaneous dancing to happen pretty much anywhere.
Since GPO is on the menu, let’s quickly mention their popular range of Retro Telephones too. Far from being a reminder of 50’s style marital trends, these items have resurged into modern interiors, now as much about visual sensibilities as their physical use. Your new Mr and Mrs can share stories of their honeymoon in style, placing the phone on a transparent table or stand for a gorgeous furniture piece.
One of the biggest bugbears of any couple is organising the house. Whether it’s the shopping list, bills or upcoming engagements, keeping a household in order is hard work. So give the gift of home harmony with a Chalkboard Wall Sticker. This stylish wall sticker is perfect for scribbling down reminders and sweet little messages to each other.
For couples who are barking mad for those four-legged friends, the Dog Clock with Wagging Tail is the perfect wedding gift. The adorably designed Labrador Wagging Tail Dog Wall Clocks will compliment any home who has or aspires to have their very own ‘doggie in the window.’ And the good news is our Dog Clocks come in almost all the popular breeds too!
At Cuckooland, we’re not ashamed of our romantic tendencies, but we always aim to stray from tradition when it comes to wedding gift ideas. It’s the equivalent of… well, getting a musician to serenade your sweetheart, or picking up the guitar yourself: the more personal the gift the longer it will resonate and it’ll have a greater meaning in the end.
Instrument or no instrument, we’re here to set bells ringing, so get browsing through our full catalogue of wedding presents and be inspired by the perfect quirky gift for your two favourite people.