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    The Edit: Wedding Gifts

    As a wedding guest, the only thing trickier than choosing an outfit is selecting the right gift for the happy couple. So, as the summer wedding invites pour in, we’ve rounded up the best pieces available from The Royal Exchange’s boutiques

    HAPPY SNAPS

    The most important day of one’s life deserves a beautiful place to showcase the memories, and Aspinal of London’s photo album fits the bill perfectly. Crafted in full-grain leather, it’s hand-bound and can be personalised with the couple’s name and wedding date on the front. 14-inch wedding photo album, £225, Aspinal of London

     

    SCENTS OF OCCASION

    Scent, emotion and memory are intertwined, so treat the happy couple to one of Jo Malone London’s luxurious three-wick candles and its fragrance will forever remind them of this very special time. The lid can be engraved with the date of their big day at The Royal Exchange store, too. Peony and Blush Suede deluxe candle, £130, Jo Malone London

     

    PLAN AHEAD

    Who says the gifts have to arrive after the event? Smythson’s Panama wedding planner notebook might be the most useful present of all, and will serve as a reminder of all the details about the happy occasion for years to come. It’s stamped in gold with “Say I Do” lettering and features guidance to help them get organised. Say I Do Soho wedding planner in Panama, £180, Smythson

     

    CHEERS TO YOU

    As the name suggests, Tomoka Fine & Rare sources some of the most exclusive whiskies from around the world. And what could be a more celebratory choice than a whisky aged in champagne barrels, as Mackmyra Prestige has been? The result of this process is a silky, honeyed whisky with notes of almonds, citrus and French pastries, says Tomoka founder Jass Patel. Mackmyra Prestige, £110, Tomoka Fine & Rare

     

    SAY IT WITH CRAFTSMANSHIP 

    Items of heirloom quality, such as the Hermès Sialk copper centrepiece plate, make for truly unique gifts. It’s hand-enamelled in Italy using techniques that require high levels of artisanal expertise. The happy couple will undoubtedly cherish it for the rest of their lives. Sialk round centrepiece, £2,250, Hermès

     

    SHAKEN OR STIRRED?

    Georg Jensen’s sculptural cocktail set turns the tradition of buying kitchenware for newlyweds into something wholly contemporary. It comprises a jigger, stirrer and shaker all in gleaming stainless steel that will look just right in any home. SKY set – shaker, stirring spoon and jigger, £132, Georg Jensen

     

    BUBBLES FOR BREAKFAST 

    Few foodie gifts are as luxurious as one of Fortnum & Mason’s hampers, so why not treat the pair to its wedding day version? Inside the iconic wicker basket is champagne, Wedding Breakfast Blend loose leaf tea, an array of chocolates, biscuits and sugared almonds, and a jar of strawberry and champagne preserve. The Wedding Day hamper, £150, Fortnum & Mason

     

    A REAL GEM 

    Close family members, or indeed, future husbands, looking to gift something extra special to the bride-to-be will find Vashi’s diamond pendant is just the thing, especially because she’ll be able to wear it on the day. Strung on a delicate chain, it features a single, shimmering 0.25-carat stone encased in a platinum rubover setting that is minimalist yet impactful. Small diamond rubover necklace, £650, Vashi