The generation game: wedding gifts that are future heirlooms

Purchases that will stand the test of time

It’s always a good idea to add a few gifts to your list that make for potential heirlooms. You could opt for something traditional like wedding china and fine silver cutlery, or go for something modern like a wall print or KitchenAid mixer. We all know something in our parents’ household that holds some sort of special memory, so why not create your own for the future?

Ali Beaven, Prezola

4.8l artisan copper stand mixer, £789, Prezola

Cristofle 24-piece cutlery set with storage, £1,090, The Wedding Shop

Raynaud 27cm Allée du Roy dinner plate, £83.50, The Wedding Present Co.

Stag wine cooler/punch bowl, £289.95, Annabel James

Mauviel saucepans, from £47.95, Prezola

William Yeoward Helen decanter and two double old-fashioned tumblers, £575, The Wedding Shop

‘I Love You’ print in rose gold frame, £95, Anna Wright

Global Knives six-piece knife set and magnetic rack, £750, Prezola

Willow Direct picnic hamper, £62.50,The Wedding Shop

Hersey Peugeot mechanism silver 4” sterling silver pepper mill, £229.50, The Wedding Present Co.