Why Table Lamps Make the Perfect Wedding Gift

Choosing wedding presents can be such a challenge these days.

If you are lucky, the happy couple will have made their way down to John Lewis or the White Company and put together a well thought out list, detailing a range of individual gifts to suit all budgets.

All too often these days, however, couples are living together for many years before they tie the knot and the invitation arrives with a poem requesting cash! – The most recent one I received went something like:

We have already got a kettle and toaster crockery, dinner mats, and matching coasters so rather than something we have already got, we would appreciate money for our honeymoon pot.

Now, call me a traditionalist, but this just doesn’t seem right. Not only would I prefer not to give money, but also, I am extremely glad that when I got married, I didn’t receive money.

Why? – Well, to me, wedding presents are something to keep and to treasure. Carefully chosen, and they will last for many years, acting as a happy memory of the wedding and the friends or relatives who gave you the gift. Had I been given a pot of money for my wedding, it would all be spent by now and I wouldn’t still be thinking about all the special people who lovingly thought of my gifts.

What to choose as a wedding gift
So, we are back to the conundrum of what to choose as a wedding gift.

A kettle and toaster would certainly not be high on my list of gifts even if requested by the happy couple, unless, of course you want to buy a high quality one, which can be repaired or the elements replaced.

In my experience, toasters and kettles have become a totally expendable item. They rarely last more than a couple of years and it is certainly cheaper to sling one out than get one fixed.

A contribution to the china crockery set perhaps?

Again, this isn’t a route that I like to take.

The problem is, that unless you can afford to buy them the whole set, the recipients may end up with a random couple of items here and there, and if they do end up with the whole set, you are left wondering whether they will remember who gave them what.

So, having given it quite some thought over the years, I would recommend one of two things for wedding presents – picture frames or table lamps.

Picture Frames
Picture frames are always useful, and after the wedding, the couple are sure to have a few shots of the happy day to put on display.

Table Lamps
A carefully chosen, timeless table lamp, however, makes the perfect wedding present.

Good quality table lamps will last a lifetime, needing only an occasional replacement bulb. Carefully placed, they completely change the feel of a room, bringing calmness and a special ambiance that doesn’t come with overhead lights.

From a symbolic perspective, table lamps bring light, which is always a positive experience and one that I would certainly like the happy couple to enjoy.

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