12 Tips for Original Valuable Wedding Gifts

Read our guide to the world of wedding gifts, and our tips on original gifts for newlyweds to make sure you pick something meaningful, elegant, and timeless. This guide is intended for everyone but will be especially appreciated by those who seek value combined with romance and sophistication to make a thoughtful gesture of affection.

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Picking a gift for newlyweds


Purchasing a meaningful, sophisticated wedding gift isn’t always easy. While some couples communicate their wishes via a wedding registry, others leave the choice up to you. And although practical household gifts are still a thing, they’re taking a backseat in favour of experiences, money, luxury and artistic objects, or gifts which carry a strong personal meaning. 

There are statistics and manuals to help you pick the right wedding gift, though these don’t take your particular situation and wedding into account, and so the process of choosing the ingredients and combining them into a glorious wedding present remains your responsibility. The best tip seems to be to forget about tips and do what feels right. Plus, weddings are supposed to be happy and joyful events, so stop taking things so seriously and have fun.

But if you’d still appreciate a couple of sensible rules, consider the following factors—how close your relationship with the couple is (the closer the relationship, the more “generous” the gift); the nature and costliness of the wedding; or your and the couple’s customs and culture.

Modern wedding presents


The most common wedding gifts today are - money and vouchers, charitable gifts, experiences, and material gifts. 

Money and vouchers

Some countries keep statistics on the average price of wedding gifts or the average amounts of money gifted to newlyweds. But since these are averages which don’t necessarily reflect your particular situation and the couple in question, we don’t find them very useful. How much money you decide to gift is ultimately up to you.

Charity wedding gifts

Charity weddings are an interesting way for couples to express their love for each other and promote a good cause at the same time. There are many ways to support charity as a part of the wedding day but we won’t go into them here. If you’re attending a charity wedding, we’re certain you have no dearth of rules on gift-giving to follow. 

Experience wedding gifts

Whether you’re gifting experiences related to education (workshops), adventure (stays in the mountains or wilderness), relaxation (massages, wellness, a weekend at a hotel), or foodyism and gastronomy, the newlyweds will appreciate any experience you grant them.

Material wedding gifts

And if you’re planning to gift objects, here are our tips on practical, artistic, beautiful, and luxury wedding gifts we see as imbued with value, elegance, and timelessness. 

12 tips on original wedding gifts - practical, artistic, beautiful, luxury, bespoke

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BEAUTY OF PRECIOUS NATURE

Original wedding gift of silver flowers

GIYOU PRICE: 1300 CZK - 10.000 CZK

The combination of flowers and jewellery is about beauty, joy, and love - quite fitting for a wedding day. The unique flowers were inspired by the flowers growing at a historic rural homestead in a small Bohemian village. They’re handmade in Bohemia, using a jewellery-making technique that employs silver or gold, and just like fresh-cut flowers can be presented in person, bound into bouquets, or stored in vases. Pick a symbolic one or two flowers from our silver garden to gift the newlyweds. When placed in a vase in their shared home, the flowers will serve as a memento and a source of endless joy.

Porcelánový jídelní servis na stole

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PRACTICAL WEDDING GIFT

Porcelain dining service

ESTIMATED PRICE: 5000 CZK - 20.000 CZK

A festive table with a porcelain service highlights a sense of family togetherness, and so unless a person already owns a couple of these, they’re certain to be delighted with a porcelain dining service for regular or festive dining. When picking porcelain, focus on quality. Every porcelain factory uses a different technology and produces porcelain of different composition. For example, hard-paste porcelain is sturdier and more resilient than bone china. Choose a simple timeless design to ensure the set will stay in favour for a long time. Consider purchasing a porcelain dining service by Royal Copenhagen, Rosenthal, Thun, or Rudolf Kämpf, the only Czech porcelain manufacturer.

Sklenice na víno na stole

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PRACTICAL GIFT

Quality wine glasses

ESTIMATED PRICE: 3000 CZK - 15.000 CZK

A glass of good wine can make the married life flow much more smoothly. In the eyes of wine enthusiasts, serving wine can amount to a ritual, one that requires proper glasses. There are many different wine glasses available. Pick clear, transparent glasses that are suitable for a specific type of wine, preferably those made of lead-free crystal glass, light and thin. Also make sure to choose glasses of the right volume and shape. Wine glasses come in three basic shapes - tulip, flute, and coupe. Consider purchasing crystal glasses by Zwiesel Glas

Kožená cestovní taška

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PRACTICAL TRAVELLING ACCESSORY

Luxury leather travelling bag 

ESTIMATED PRICE: FROM 15.000 CZK

Delight the groom and bride with a quality leather travelling bag, a welcome accessory on their travels. Pick at least a 70l bag that fits all things necessary for a long weekend. Also make sure the contents are accessible and easy to store. And don’t forget about a shoulder strap! Consider purchasing leather travelling bags from Leatherworks Tlustý of Brunello Cucinelli

Obrazy na stěnách v galerii

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PIECE OF ART AS HOME DÉCOR

Artistic gift for newlyweds

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Gift the newlyweds an original painting to decorate their shared home. Take a stroll around famous Prague galleries - e.g. the Vltavín auction hall, Dorotheum, KODL gallery, or the Pictura gallery. Or browse Saatchi Art where you can find anything art-related from all over the world, from paintings to sculptures.

Porcelán Meissen

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TRADITIONAL MEISSEN PORCELAIN

Unique Meissen porcelain as a wedding gift

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Meissen porcelain was the first ever European porcelain, invented in 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. The original factory, Staatliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Meissen, was established in 1710 and exists to this day. Consider purchasing these works of art as a unique wedding gift.

Narcis z bílého, žlutého a růžového zlata ve váze

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UNIQUE CZECH FLOWERS FROM A GOLDEN GARDEN

GIYOU flowers of gold

GIYOU PRICE: FROM 15.000 CZK

Learn how unique GIYOU flowers of gold can make for elegant valuable wedding gifts and gift the couple one, symbolic two, or multiple golden flowers. GIYOU flowers were born from the founders’ fascination with nature, are based on the tradition of gift-giving, and their grace is just the right final touch to underscore the special moment. After the wedding, the precious flowers will decorate the partners’ home, reminding them of their big day and your presence. They can also be passed down to the couple’s children and to their children.

Postel s bílým povlečením

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PRACTICAL LUXURY

Quality bedlinen 

ESTIMATED PRICE: FROM 20.000 CZK 

Gift the newlyweds a set of bedlinen that combines good design, high quality materials, and craftsmanship, is soft, practical, and with a good expected lifespan. What determines the quality of bedlinen is the density of fibres per square inch. Bedlinen made from long thin threads and with a high thread-count (over 200 threads per square inch) has the best lifespan. Preferably choose a thread-count of 300 threads per square inch. In terms of material, choose from cotton (ideally organic), satin, and silk. Consider purchasing from the legendary Italian brand FrettePlauen Seidenweber, or Glamonde.

Výroba parfémů

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BESPOKE PERFUME 

Custom-made perfume - unorthodox wedding gift

ESTIMATED PRICE: 5.000 CZK 

Scents, that is a story and a play of senses. Gift the couple a bespoke perfume, made specifically for them. Work with a professional perfume-maker, capture the smell of love in a flacon, and create a masterful work of art that will accompany the couple on their journey. Consider trying such bespoke perfume services as Elden Fragrances or One Seed.

Vázy Moser

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ARTFUL CRYSTAL

Flower vases

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Homemaking is a part of marital bliss. An ornament that reflects the couple’s style definitely promotes such bliss and makes for a suitable wedding gift. Remember - there’s no such thing as having too many vases and flowers at home. So if the couple already owns a few, don’t let this discourage you. Consider purchasing the excellent glasswork by the Czech manufacturers Moser or Rückl 

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EXTRAORDINARY GIFTS

Delicate beauty of Royal bouquets 

GIYOU PRICE: FROM 100.000 CZK 

A large bouquet of GIYOU golden flowers will imbue the couple’s home with a sense of originality, joy, and pride in unique craftsmanship. When placed in a vase, the floral jewellery will become your home’s subtle centrepiece, and its journey into the couple’s shared home will symbolise journeying into a land of special flowers. Consider purchasing our Royal flowers or order an original bespoke wedding gift.

Zlatnické nářadí na stole

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BESPOKE GITFTS

Exclusive custom-made wedding presents  

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Czechia is home to a number of high-skilled, respected craftsmen and artists noted for their quality craftsmanship, who are more than able to create an original wedding gift suffused with a sense of timeless value and possibly even a personal message the couple in question will find meaningful - be it a special type of glasswork, authorship jewellery, sculpture, or special home décor (e.g. dining table or handmade chandelier). A bespoke craftwork makes for quite an extraordinary wedding gift.

A bespoke gift is a major time and personal investment on your part. Additionally, combining the surprise factor with your participation in the gift’s creation may be an interesting and joyful way for you to express your affection for the couple.

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