The eternal wedding gift conundrum. Most people have already been living together for a long time when they decide to get married, and when it comes to gifts, there isn’t a lot you can give them in terms of fancy cups and spice sets. However, buying the right appliance can make their lives much more manageable. You can go one step further and sort out an appliance insurance if you want to be the gift that keeps on giving.
Assuming you know the people whose wedding you are attending, you’ll already have an idea of their lifestyle and what they really need. While you’re probably going to struggle to get a washing machine to the wedding venue, small appliances do make great gifts.
Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Not only will they be covered with appliance insurance in most cases, but pretty much everyone loves music. So it makes sense to get an excellent sound system. If they already have one, you can kit them out with something like Sonos – which they can put anywhere. New speakers, or if they are into the retro gadgets a charming record player.
The great thing about this kind of gift is they can use it how they like. Music in the bedroom, kitchen, or hooked up to their TV and use it to get that cinematic experience at home.
If you want to really impress, then spend some time and make a playlist for them on Deezer, iTunes or Spotify and share it with them – so they can listen to it on their new sound system.
If they work from home or have different interests in the evenings, then headphones might be the perfect gift. A great seat of headphones can make listening to music a really fantastic experience. You can opt for some wireless, sound cancelling cans, or just some simple wireless Bluetooth headphones that will work with their other gadgets.
It might seem antisocial at face value, but if it works with their lifestyle, then actually it is the perfect gift.
There are so many coffee makers; it can be hard to work out what is best. In general, you should be going along the bean to cup line. It’s more eco-friendly than the single-use pods – as they only have particular companies that recycle the pods.
You can get coffee machines that are able to be set up to make coffee on a timer, meaning when they wake up in the morning, they will always have a hot fresh coffee available – and that is pretty sweet any way you slice it.
You can opt for a retro style one, or something ultra-modern – you can even pick up a really compact one for people who don’t have a lot of space. A bonus here is that you know what type of coffee you can buy when it comes to Christmas and Birthdays in the future.
Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly baked bread? Well, pretty much everyone loves it, but hand kneading and proving can take up time that people just don’t have. Much like the coffee, you can have one with a timer on. So if your friends are partial to a fresh loaf on the weekends, the house will smell like fresh bread while they are still snoozing.
This kind of gift can also be money saving, in general, the ingredients for making a loaf are cheaper than the cost of buying 1-2 per week over the space of a year. Bonus!
If your friends are out of the house from morning to evening, then they might not have all that much time together or to cook in the evenings. A slow cooker is fantastic over the winter months to come home to soups, curries and stews. Couple this gift with a slow cooker cookbook so that they can make the most of it.
If you want to be really fancy, get the bread maker and the slow cooker, because they make the perfect appliance partners.
If they are tech lovers, you might want to consider a smart home appliance or home hub. Alexa and Siri will be on hand for them to talk to (or just ask directions, or for jokes) and it can help them on long term money and energy saving journey too. If they already have a home hub, then think about bulbs, thermostats, and other cool gadgets. It might sound boring, but helping make their lives more convenient is a great option.