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Unique Wedding Gift Ideas for Creative Couples

a beautiful print of a painted crane bird, soaring across a backdrop of pink blossom against a teal background, sits in an oak frame on a chic bedside table


The season of love is upon us, and the wedding dates are drawing near. When you’re busy hunting for outfits, finding accommodation and arranging transportation, searching for a unique wedding gift that’s beautiful, thoughtful and perfect for them can be an added stress! Let me take the drama out of your wedding gift shopping with these elegant, indie wedding gifts, that are unique (designed by me!), thoughtful (made in the UK, with sustainably sourced paper and 100% Cotton!) and effortlessly elegant. 

Unique, Independently Designed Wedding Gifts

For Foodie Friends

a teatowel covered in a orange gingham pattern dotted with blue florals, tucked into a delightful vintage picnic basket


A lovely, illustrated tea towel makes the perfect gift for cooking loving couples. My designs are created from my original illustrations - inspired by the natural world, and vintage nostalgia. Made with 100% cotton, they’re absorbent and long lasting, and so good-looking that they’ll have pride of place in any kitchen.

  • An ideal addition to kitchen-themed registry requests, it gives that generic slow cooker, new kitchen mixer, or set of dishes a personal touch.
  • For smaller, foody-gifts, wrap kitchen items in a lovely, luxurious tea towel, to function as gorgeous gift wrapping you can keep and use forever. 
  • Tuck a tea towel into a luxurious hamper to whisk away with them on their honeymoon - perfect for camper and shepherds hut holidays for couples with a love of al-fresco dining.
  • Kit out their kitchen with a selection of your favourite designs to see them through all the seasons in style - with a set of delightful tea towels they might necessarily splash out on themselves.

A Print Full of Love

A glittering, gold foil print reads "to the moon and back" surrounded by gold stars and moons, hanging in an oak frame on a white wall, splashed in sunlight

Perfect for marking the next step in their life, and adorn the walls of their home for a long time to come - put a unique twist on a classic wedding gift with one of my love-filled prints. Add a frame for extra gift-ability they can immediately hang on their wall. 

  • This glittering, gold foil Moon & Back print is perfect for couples with darker, cosier tastes in decor, astrology lovers, and a style that’s less traditionally “feminine”. 
  • For a sentimental, soppy touch, this forever & ever print is an elegant way to mark their new life together.

A print featuring black, lineart-style flowers surrounding lettering reads "forever and ever", sitting in a black frame above a natural wood cabinet decorated with scandi-inspired boxes, vases and pampas grass.

  • In a similar style, for newly-cohabiting couples, this Home is Paradise print is a wonderful way to celebrate their new start and their new space. 
  • For a more subtle nod to the couple, with a meaningful background - why not look to the Language of Flowers, in which Peonies are a symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage. This black botanical peony print with a flush of white Hellebores looks striking on any wall, or go simpler with the single Pink Peony print



A Custom-Sized Giclee Print

a black floral print featuring a beautiful pink peony sits in a black frame, on top of a white cabinet, decorated with minimal, natural vases and trinket boxes

Love the prints, but know the perfect spot for a custom-sized print? Request a custom-sized print that’s perfect for that spot above the sofa, or that corner of the bedroom. They are printed with archival, fade-resistant paper and ink, meaning any print will last as long as their love does! 

Order a custom sized, made-to-order print in a unique size.

Commission a Painting

Annie, creating an original painting in a sketchbook

Want to make it even more unique? Contact me to create you a custom, original painting especially for the couple. We could create a Linework style painting with your own custom wording, a botanical painting of their wedding flowers to preserve them forever, or something else you can dream up. My strengths lie in natural and nostalgia inspired subjects, but i’m always open to a challenge!

Get in touch to commission your own painting. Custom originals start at £250. 

A Unique Congratulations Card

An elegant, black floral Congratulations card sits on a table alongside a bunch of gorgeous pink lilies

Found the perfect gift? Now finish it off with the perfect card they’ll treasure for years! Choose from a selection of stylish Congratulations cards to drop into the “cards” box!

Wrap it Up In Style

a gift wrapped in lovely, linework floral style wrapping paper, finished with a luxurious black velvet ribbon

Now you’ve found the most thoughtful and unique wedding gift, it’s time to tie everything up in a neat bow! Make yours the most beautiful on the gift table, with my illustrated wrapping paper sheets.

These elegant, floral and fabulous designs make the most wonderful wedding gift wrapping, and can be shipped rolled, in shipping tubes, so there are no unnecessary creases and folds! Top it all off with some gorgeous ribbon (and don’t forget a tag - with who it’s from!) for the ultimate wedding gift wrapping.