Buying the perfect wedding gift can sometimes bring on a whole lot of stress, especially if you're someone who likes to go off-piste and chose something which isn't on the wedding gift list (why do we do it to ourselves!). Well look no further; we guarantee our thoughtful post-wedding Marriage Survival Kit will be enjoyed by any couple who are tying the knot.
Things you'll need
A collection of little gifts, all of which have a special sentiment attached to them
1 x Medium sized hamper
Coloured shredded paper (Tip: Go for a colour that matches the wedding theme)
Gift tags (Tip: Recycle your old greeting cards and cut to desired shape & size)
Ribbon/string/thread to attach your labels to the gifts
Metallic pen to write your heartfelt messages
We chose our 14" medium hamper with an antique tone and a dipped creamy grey base. This delightful hamper is a gift in itself, beautifully handwoven from natural willow, with matching grey straps and silver buckles, to create a stunningly contemporary basket.
Fill the hamper basket with lots of presents which will make the couple smile and laugh. Whether you opt for cheesy or luxury, your thoughtful gifts will make a winning personal wedding gift. If you're on a budget, why not get creative and bake tasty edible treats or dig out your sewing machine and make something for the newlyweds.
Accompany each gift with a handwritten label. For couples with a sense of humour, have a little fun and write playful jottings of light-hearted wedding advice. For the more romantic couple, write heart-felt quotes about love and marriage.
Here's what we put in our hamper with their sayings...
Matches - Because you're the perfect match...
Candles - So your future is always bright...
Fruitella - To keep things fruity...
TicTacs - To keep things fresh...
Eye mask & Earplugs - For when you don't want to see or hear him...
Honey - To help you stick together...
Jam - To keep things sweet...
Sparkler - To keep the spark alive...
Erasers - Because everyone makes mistakes
Tissues - To comfort one another
Lip Balm - To kiss and make up
Bottle of Fizz - To celebrate the good times
Use shredded paper to nestle your gifts safely inside the hamper. We chose a pretty pastel blue, the soft shade goes beautifully with the two-tone mid grey basket. Handy tip: We found shredded paper held the heavier gifts in place better than tissue paper which flattened over time.
Finish off your hamper gift with a handwritten luggage tag to the Bride-to-Be tied to the handle.
Whether their taste is classic country or modern chic, this hamper will also become a perfect decorative keepsake or a stylish and practical way to store items around their home.
Hampers are so versatile they make perfect gifts for every occasion. Tailor the contents and personalise messages to create a variety of basket hampers your loved ones will enjoy. We've got a large range of wicker hampers in different sizes to fit the largest of gifts and colours to everyone's taste. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing;