It's not just about toasters and tea sets. Stop ticking boxes and think about what you both really want.
1. Start a tradition
Mark married life with a new activity. Set up a gift list with Prezola and guests can each put £25 towards a pair of bikes. Sonnet Springtime bike, £575, www.pashley.co.uk
2. Invest in future classics
Ask for items that will appreciate in value. This light by Lee Broom is made from an antique crystal decanter. Tulip Decanter light, £240, www.heals.com
3. Don't apologise for your taste!
Shun classic crockery and towels, and pick what reflects your personality - colour, pattern, kitsch! Baboon pitcher, £118, www.jonathanadler.com