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Our 2018 Gift Predictions To Include In Your Wedding Registry

Our 2018 Gift Predictions To Include In Your Wedding Registry | The Wedding Shop

Set aside that wedding planner book and let’s get shopping! Now that holiday season sales have ended last year’s goods have cleared the shelves making way for what we predict will be the hottest trends in gift giving for 2018.

We’ve put together a trend report and a curated list of the items you should be including in your wedding registry with the help of our expert partner The Wedding Shop – the fabulous UK based gift registry site specializing in the best of the best in gift giving. Recently, they’ve helped us create gift guides for nesters who love to kick it at home and help our Bridal Musing couples put together their very first house.

Last year we saw copper reign king and greenery take over our homes, but with the turn of the calendar we see bolder and brighter updates. What will be filling our gift lists? The Wedding Shop offered us their official trend report for 2018 and we’re ready with our registry scanning app!

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Statement Artwork

Artwork is fast becoming a top 10 wedding registry item. Couples look to invest in statement art that will last a lifetime and we can see that guests love to buy this for couples too! The Wedding Shop’s partner, Rise Art, offers such a huge variety of artwork for hundreds of original artists that our couples have lots to choose from.

Smart Home Technology

The Sonos Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa built in is guaranteed to be a top gift list item this year. As 2018 rolls on we predict that more smart home gadgets will start appearing on more and more gift lists.

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Statement Lighting

Floor lamps are so trendy and quite the atmosphere creators and The Wedding Shop has so many great statement lighting options from Graypants. Digging the neon trend? Find personalized neon heart light signs from bag & bones, which we predict will be making appearances at wedding ceremonies and home wedding registries alike.

Classic Pieces Get An Update

Traditional items are getting a modern make-over. Kitchen giant, Le Creuset, has always been a star at keeping up with trends, producing their classic casserole dishes and cookware in the latest colors. The latest Rosemary Collection is so fresh, and so on trend for 2018. Brands like Alessi and Barista & Co create classic coffee and kitchen accessories in contemporary designs so that couples can update their home essentials with something they are proud to display on their sideboard.

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The Wedding Shop now partners with some of the best monthly subscription companies out there, bringing couples gifts that keep giving. From weekly flower deliveries to monthly fine wines delivered to their doors – subscriptions are rapidly conquering the gift-giving world.

Gold & Brass Over Copper

Side tables, home accessories and lighting are all moving away from copper in favor of gold and brass finishes – which are timeless and pair well with items throughout your home.

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Concrete Accents

One of The Wedding Shop’s newest brands, Lyon Beton, specializes in one of this year’s trendiest design elements – say hello to concrete accents! The most popular item? A cool, cloud-shaped loo paper shelf – a really fun but practical way to embrace this trend – already stacking up on so many couples’ gift lists.

Bar accessories

Cocktail trollies and the right glass for the right drink were must-haves last summer, and as the holiday entertaining season barrelled through, we see these as popular items that are set to stay. Find chic bar trolleys from The House and One.World, and of course LSA is a go-to brand for fabulous glassware for your favorite tipple.

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Shared Experiences

Experiences were a huge gift trend for The Wedding Shop in 2017 – especially with the launch of their amazing travel partner Truly Experiences. As if that wasn’t fabulous enough now couples have the ability to add memberships to top cultural institutions such as the Barbican and The Tate Museums to their wedding registries.

We know the gift list really is a shared experience, it’s not all about the bride. So on top of Truly Experiences, The Wedding Shop is offering gifts that both partners can get involved which will be big in 2018. Make your house a home together with interior design packages from Homewings. With wedding registries seeing upticks in gifts for the grooms, such as power tools and drones (both new to TWS) we’re banking on more inclusive, shared gift lists for 2018.

Mature couple on Roadtrip
Mature Couple on Roadtrip

Essential Info

For more ideas on putting together your ideal gift registry, visit The Wedding Shop website.

Oh and while we’re at it, don’t forget to check out our dedicated wedding registry page, with our favorite picks from across The Wedding Shop (we want them all!)

This post is brought to you in partnership with The Wedding Shop.

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