Written by Katie Stalker
Whether you’re gifting the couple that finally exchanged on their dream house, or celebrating the newlyweds (and panicking about a present) here’s our ultimate list of unique, thoughtful gift ideas made for those who love their ‘stuff’ to be sustainable. Extra points for you, extra points for the planet.
The gifts that say ‘thinking of you’ without breaking the bank, discover our favourite gifts for under £25.
1. Notebook Set (03) Set of 3 - Port West, £14
Whether they’re dreaming about home renovations or even tackling their daily to-dos, this Port West notebook set is heaven for those who love putting pen to paper. Composed of carbon offset 100% post-consumer recycled paper and cruelty-free natural paste dyed paperboard, they’re bound in vegan leather — while 5% of the sale proceeds are donated towards the betterment of resources for young creatives living in disadvantaged regions across the globe.
2. 75% Dark Premium Chocolate Buttons - Islands Chocolate, £11.50
Skip the usual supermarket chocolates and go ultra-luxurious with 75% cacao dark chocolate buttons. Award-winning artisan chocolate from the Islands Chocolate single-origin family cocoa farms in the Caribbean, their cacao is grown ‘real slow’ in its deep volcanic soils set within gorgeous lush valleys, home to wild parrots and hummingbirds. Excuse us, we’re drooling.
3. Holiday Romance Print - Punchy Drinks, £15
Aptly named ‘Holiday Romance’ this Punchy Drinks print is perfect for those who met during a sundowner (or five). A brand that creates natural, canned cocktails for those wanting to avoid any nasties, this artwork mirrors their colourful, sunshine-inducing branding.
Looking for something a bit special? From responsibly-made tequila to invigorating home scents, here are our top picks under £50.
Remind them of memories you’ve shared (or how they met), but in a much classier way. This El Rayo not only looks stylish on their drinks cabinet, but is the first tequila designed to pair with tonic — all crafted from the majestic blue agave plant in Mexico. When Founders Tom and Jack headed to Guadalajara, they worked closely with a Mexican artist and a Maestro Tequilero to bring this peppery, herbal and bright spirit any couple will love to indulge in.
2. Oahu Plant Pot with Saucer (18cm) - Ruut Home, £45
The plant pot that we kept having to restock, this piece was made when Founder Jamie was made redundant during Covid-19. Whether the couple is into their bright, bold colours or just green-fingered, these are hand poured using Jesmonite and each pot comes with a matching saucer and drainage hole — meaning there’s even less chance of drowning their plants.
3. Reed Diffuser (115ml) Warm Mandarin & Cool Mint - land&water, £29
New homemakers? Gift them this luxurious reed diffuser, with warm mandarin and cool mint notes to keep their new place smelling incredible. Inspired by years of enjoying this ‘active relaxation’ lifestyle at her family’s Watergate Bay Hotel on the north coast of Cornwall, land&water founder Pix Ashworth set about capturing its essence — to literally bottle it. Who wouldn’t want to return home to that?!
EVEN MORE MEANINGFUL
Celebrate their big day with spirits bottled in East London, cosy homewares and more for over £50.
1. EL x Sonoma Whiskey 45.5% ABV - East London Liquor Co., £75
Big in personality and distinctive in flavour, this luxurious and stylish bottle of whiskey from East London Liquor co. makes the ultimate post-nuptials gift. Blended in collaboration with their partners over at Sonoma Distilling Company, you might find notes of brandy-soaked cherries, cloves and black pepper, lending their late-night tipples some serious class.
2. Love Cushion - One Nine Eight Five, £75
Love love? Send a very clear statement with this ultra-soft cushion, printed on British velvet and just the right amount of kitsch. One Nine Eight Five is a sustainable British homeware brand committed to ethical design, specialising in printed and interior textiles. They create sustainable, honest collections working closely with British craftsmen — including one of the last velvet makers in the UK.
3. Large Bowl Brass - Grace Souky, £225
For the couple that love to host, this makes the dream wedding gift (and is a unique alternative to others you might spot on a wedding list). Putting master craftsmanship at the forefront of her design, Grace Souky’s bowl is part of the "Domestic Collectables" Collection. The bowl’s striking shape and generous size showcase the beauty of spun brass to its fullest. It makes for a great serving container, fruit bowl or show stopping decorative centrepiece.