14 inspired wedding present ideas to give instead of cash, according to gifting experts

From personalised candles to Foxford throws, there are many thoughtful gifts newlyweds will appreciate as an alternative to money presents

Wedding expert Sara Kennedy pictured with some of her favourite pieces including a Newbridge Silverware canteen set and Jo Malone candle. Photo: Frank McGrath

Meadhbh McGrath

Since the Celtic Tiger years, cash has been king when it comes to wedding gifts, but for some guests, stuffing a few €50 notes in an envelope just doesn’t sit right. Depending on your taste, cash gifts can feel crass or unromantic, and certain guests may prefer to offer something a little more thoughtful to their loved ones on the big day.