Wedding Gift Ideas with Bruce Russell

Jun 2, 2021

Bruce Russell

After a year of uncertainty, paired-back gatherings, and postponed celebrations, the wedding season is finally upon us. As our diaries swiftly fill up and we start to plan the outfits we are all eager to wear, it’s time to start thinking about wedding gifts for the happy couples. We’ve spoken to renowned party-planning expert Bruce Russell to get his thoughts on his go-to-gifts to bring you the ultimate wedding gift-spiration.

With over fifteen years’ experience working in high-end hospitality across the globe Bruce Russell designs world-class weddings and parties. From extensive destination celebrations to intimate occasions in some of the world’s most sought-after spots, his creativity, passion, and flair, coupled with a keen eye for the smallest details and bespoke finishing touches, allows him to create unparalleled and unforgettable experiences.

When it comes to buying gifts, there are those who find the task stressful and then there are people like me who take pleasure in the art of gifting. Throw in a wedding and now you’re buying for a couple rather than just one person.

1. TABLEWARE

© Alexandre Turpault

Perfect for those couples with a penchant for hosting, high-end tableware that perhaps they wouldn’t buy for themselves is a great choice. From elaborate dinner sets and cocktail glasses to coasters and napkins, there are plenty of beautiful table decorations to choose from. Why not opt for something extra special they can save for those romantic nights in?

Table linen is always a good idea as we entertain at home and in our gardens more. A divine tablecloth from Alexandre Turpault or a set of flamingo napkin rings by Joanna Buchanan are great options. As we’re spending more time outside, you might go for a Tweedmill picnic rug, which is perfect for lunch in the park or a day by the seaside.

2. HOME FRAGRANCE

Baobab Collection

If you’re looking to get them something personal, a carefully selected scented candle will do the trick. From fresh florals to spicy blends, each time it burns it will transport them back to their special day. And who doesn’t love their home smelling sensational?

A scented candle is guaranteed to please. I would recommend going for a beautifully decorative option such as the Urban Botanics Tumbler Candle by Stoneglow or a statement piece like the luxury candles from Baobab Collection.

For the perfect combination, why not pair your candle with an elegant candle holder?

Candle holders are a classic choice, whether you invest in a couple of votives by Lalique or a set of silver candle holders by Georg Jensen.

3. COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

Assouline

Whether they’re there for show or to curl up and read on a rainy afternoon, a coffee table book will add a little luxury to any interior. Passionate globetrotters? Opt for a book filled with photographs of their favorite city. Amateur chefs? Go for a recipe book filled with mouth-watering creations that will test their skills and tickle their taste buds. Whatever their interests, there’s something for every couple.

My go-to gift option is a coffee table book. As a keen traveler myself, I love Assouline’s collection of travel books.

4. NOVELTIES

AERIN

If you’re really struggling to find something special that they don’t already have, why not get them something they’ll never expect? Catch them off guard with a modern take of a classic game or feed their imagination with a date idea scratch poster. Thinking outside of the box will make your gift stand out from the rest.

For those who have everything, luxury novelty items can be the perfect choice. A beautifully designed Shagreen Tic Tac Toe board game by AERIN makes for a beautiful accessory on any coffee table and fun for all ages.

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I’ll leave you with a few words of advice. When you are looking for the perfect gift, don’t overthink it and make it personal. AMARA have already done the work for you and curated the perfect options so you know you can’t go wrong.