As wedding season seems to continue all year round, the struggle of trying to find original gifts or presents for couples or indeed the bridal party or family can be a frustrating task, especially when you really want to find something more thoughtful and unique (i.e not a toaster, photo frame or bottle of Champagne) but lucky for you, Not-Another-Bill have you completely sorted in this department, such a great concept and I was kindly gifted a surprise package myself which I thought I’d share!
Not-Another-Bill are stylish curators of tailored surprise gifts in the post either via a monthly subscription service or as a one off hand-picked luxury hamper. They aim to be the most unique gift service in t he world, whether it’s a gift subscription for the newly-weds to enjoy throughout their first year of blissful matrimony, something special to thank the ushers and bridesmaids or a beautifully curated hamper for the in-laws – with complete flexibility they provide a customised gift service like no other. All your gift giving dilemmas solved, basically and even better is they are offering London Bride readers £10 off a first subscription with special code BRIDE10.
SURPRISE FOR THE NEWLYWEDS
Their ‘surprise’ subscription service makes for the perfect wedding gift for newlyweds as you can choose to surprise them with a present, tailored to match their style preferences which you select, each month for 3 months up to a year. I love the idea that it’s something that continues for a couple of months or even well into their first year of marriage, rather than just a one off, the gift that keeps on giving! It would certainly make a very nice welcome back after the honeymoon when the back to reality blues kick in! They can even tailor the package for a 1st anniversary.
Who doesn’t love a bit of pretty stationery? From notebooks for ‘to-do’s, to cards for bridesmaids or loved ones, prints to pretty the home and bits to brighten the office. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite picks from the best stationery boutiques and designers.
I cannot be the only paper and stationery obsessed lady out there. In fact, I know full well I’m not, so thought I’d share a few of my favourite pieces such as notebooks, prints, cards and office items that can be found via a few of my go-to paper places and designers.
I’ve done a little round-up of a few of my favourite products, a monochrome vibe and something a little more pretty, so if you are looking for papery goodness for yourself or to send to someone who will also appreciate it then hopefully this will be a useful start!
I hope you all had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend? The good news is that the fun isn’t quite over just yet as we are kicking off this week with a fabulous giveaway for a lucky London Bride reader!
I was recently introduced to the beautiful jewellery from the Maria Allen Boutique, who’s designs feature intricate vintage illustrations on wood, fusing traditional and modern together. The stand-out piece for me is the adorable, charming and super pretty personalised mini love letter necklace. I was lucky enough to receive my very own personalised necklace from Maria Allen and I’m completely smitten with it – even if I did write the love note to myself!
Each necklace is carefully handmade in the Maria Allen studio in Brighton, and it features a 24k gold plated envelope locket with a lovely textured surface. There is a sweet bird charm ‘delivering’ the envelope on the chain and the locket can be opened to reveal a teeny removeable wooden card insert which will have your choice of words etched onto it. My choice of words is a little nod to our engagement story, how very soppy! It’s very cute how you can open the locket to reveal the message – any guys out there looking to propose I can imagine this being the most perfect opportunity!
The winner of this gorgeous necklace worth £49 will be able to choose their own short message, date or name to include which can even be in any language. Perfect for a wedding day accessory, bridesmaid gift or just because!