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Personalised Wedding Gifts

July 23, 2021
Set of personalised wedding gift mugs. Mr and Mrs Right.

Choose a personalised wedding gift that will really stand out. Check out our unique wedding ideas for not only gifts but wedding table decorations too.

The Big Day

So you’ve received your invite, you’ve chosen the perfect outfit … but now you need a PERFECT present for the wonderful couple. Well, you’ve come to the right place for some amazing ideas for a personalised wedding gift to knock their socks off.

Not only are we going to give you inspiration for gifts for the couple but also for the wedding guests too. In fact we’ve even got some beautiful wedding decorations to make your guests say WOW!

Welsh Slate Personalised Wedding Gift

They deserve the best, so give them the best. A bespoke personalised Welsh slate wedding present from Valley Mill will show them how much you care. Just take a look at this beautifully crafted Welsh slate heart clock.

The beautiful wedding couple captured forever in Welsh slate with this unique heart clock gift.

What is the Best Gift for a Wedding Couple?

How long is a piece of string? We 100% recommend you match your gift to match the couple. Is the couple outdoorsy? Maybe they are moving in to a new home. Do they love their food and wine? Use your knowledge of the couple to choose the best gift for them.

Our Welsh slate personalised photo frames are extremely popular. They can be rotated to a portrait or landscape format. A lovely way to display photographs from the special day.

Gifts for the Food Lovers

How beautiful would a personalised welsh slate cheese board look with a selection of the couples favourite cheeses? OK, so just typing the word cheese make us want to grab a cheese knife and tuck in, but you can’t deny that this looks fantastic.

A selection of cheeses served on a Welsh slate cheeseboard. A thoughtful personalised wedding gift.

It will look EVEN more fantastic when it’s personalised too! Our Welsh slate tray with copper handles makes a beautiful serving platter for cheese and much more.

Grazing boards and grazing platters are all the rage right now. So why not gift the couple a personalised wedding gift of a Welsh slate graze board. Plus, the board is so versatile it can be used to display almost anything.

If the couple you are gifting are wine lovers then our wine racks are all completely unique. Each one is made from solid Welsh slate. We have options from 2 – 7 hole bottle holders. Every wine rack is completely unique so there are never two the same. Please get in touch with our team if there are any specific requirements you need.

Gifts for the Home

Why not help the happy couple start married life with a beautiful gift for their new home? Whether its a handcrafted ceramic tea set, a set of mugs or a Welsh slate photo frame; these gifts make a beautiful reminder of their big day for years to come.

A beautiful Welsh slate personalised heart shaped hanging photo frame makes a fab gift.

A set of fun mugs always goes down a treat as a gift for a wedding or, in fact any occasion. Our ceramic and enamel mugs can be personalised online with our easy-to-use design tool. We have a range of well over 30 fonts and many many icons too. We even offer photo mug printing. All you need is your imagination and perhaps access to their photo albums on Facebook for the funny pics.

One of our latest products comes from Alice Funge. This handmade collection from Alice Funge is exceptional.  The styles and shapes of these pieces will compliment any interior home style. 

Why not gift some beautiful homeware to the couple? Check out this elegant vintage influenced ceramic collection from Alice Funge.

If the couple love to leave messages for each other then a personalised Welsh slate hanging chalk board would go down a treat.

Personalised Welsh slate hanging chalk board is a perfect couples gift

Gifts for the Outdoorsy Couple

Staying hydrated is a big must for the active couple. Why not gift them some personalised stainless steel water bottles?

Valley Mill’s refillable stainless steel water bottles are very durable and last longer than glass and reusable plastic options.

They will help you save money long-term, whilst also helping you to do your bit for the planet. Their leak-proof screw top caps make them incredibly practical whilst on the go. Plus, their double-wall insulation keeps your favourite refreshment at the perfect temperature for longer. They are BPA and phthalate-free, so you don’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals being released into your drink.

Gift a wedding couple who love adventure their own personalised stainless steel water bottle

Do they love camping? If so, then these enamel mugs are perfect for the couple. You can create the design of your choice using our easy to use online design tool.

Enamel mugs are a perfect alternative to plastic camping wear. They last the test of time and are actually pretty stylish too!

Perhaps the outdoor lovers may appreciate a beautiful new picnic blanket?

Made in Wales, our quilted cotton picnic blankets are ideal for park picnics and fun days out. The thoughtful combination of waterproof materials and a carry strap, means they’re designed to be perfect for any adventure!

Valley Mill Waterproof picnic blanket is perfect for a gift for the outdoorsy couple.

Personalised Wedding Gifts for the Party

It’s wonderful to be able to share the special day with your family and friends. We are sure that many of the people around you have helped with this special occasion and you want to be able to thank them with a unique gift.

Our range of personalised hip flasks are very popular for wedding gifts for Father of the Bride, Groomsmen, Best Man, Ushers and more. We even have a matte pink hip flask that can be given as gifts to the bridesmaids.

We stock a range of personalised hip flasks which can be given as gifts to groomsmen, Father of the Bride and more.

Why not thank your family and friends with a Valley Mill handmade candle and a personalised Welsh slate coaster. You can personalise with your own names and date of the wedding or have their names engraved or a message of your choice.

Valley Mill Mixed Berries handmade soy wax candle with a personalised engraved coaster.

Mother of the Bride/Groom Gift

How about a beautiful piece of jewellery for the Mother of the Bride or, Mother of the Groom that WON’T break the bank. This ‘picnic necklace’ from Ronin Jewellery is just £21.50.

A multi-colour necklace which is perfect for a wedding gift

Flower Girl Gift

Are you looking for a gift for your flower girl? How about one of these beautiful handmade bath bombs from BrambleWood Soap Co? We have a wide range of different bath bombs. Pictured here is the ‘Relaxing Rose Bath Fizzy’ which is scented with Rose Geranium essential oil and made with moisturising cocoa butter. Perfect for a flower girl.

Can you Decorate a Church/Civil Ceremony for a Wedding?

Often there are restrictions on how you can decorate your wedding ceremony so, it’s always best to check what you can and can’t do before making any purchases. So, do get in touch with your venue ASAP.

Flowers are always very popular. However, if you want to add some uniqueness to your day then why not add some personalised Welsh slate signs. Literally you can choose anything to have engraved on our signs. Take a look at some of the ideas we have for you.

Imagine heading in to the service and seeing one of these Welsh slate signs welcoming you in. So unique, so quirky and so you!

Beautiful Welsh slate hanging sign which has been personalised with Mrs and Mrs

Welcome your guests to your day with this personalised Welsh slate heart hanging sign. You could even have ‘Seriously Awesome Couple Getting Married This Way’ or ‘Happily Ever After Starts Here’ engraved on it. There are SO many options.

Personalised Heart welsh slate wedding sign welcoming your guests

If you are looking for guidance on your civil partnership & wedding and reception and celebration events during this pandemic then check out the Welsh Government website.

What Do You Put On Wedding Tables?

The answer is completely up to you. There are no wrong or right ways to do this. We recommend you always include your unique style when planning your wedding.

However, if you need some inspiration of some mind-blowing wedding decor ideas then take a look at these.

A beautiful Welsh slate table planner greets the guests at the venue

So, you arrive at the venue for the wedding breakfast and this personalised Welsh slate table planner greets you. Straight away your guests know they are in for a unique time.

In fact, you then head to your table to see your table name setting is in fact also a beautiful gift for yourself.

Welsh slate heart make a unique individual wedding table name setting and personalised gift

A Welsh slate hanging sign adds a personal touch to your day.

Welsh Slate Table Planners & Settings

We understand that your love story is unique, so your Wedding should be too! Have your bespoke Table Planners & Settings engraved onto 500 million year old Welsh slate and distinguish your big day from any other.

Our team at Valley Mill will work with you to design your dream table planners, whether it be a large Welsh slate planner with easel, that can include over 120 names, or individual table planners, which make beautiful centre pieces for a more intimate affair.

Personalised and engraved top table Welsh slate table setting for a wedding

Personalised Wedding Gift Favor Ideas

Being on a budget does not mean you have to cut corners on quality. We provide quality custom pieces for each wedding.

Give Your Guests a Gift They Can’t Wait to Take Home

Gift a wedding keepsake that the guests will really love. I know we always come back to our beautiful Welsh slate heart coasters as the designs available are almost limitless AND they are just so unique. Just use your creativity to choose what you want engraved on them.

personalised wedding gift idea of engraved Welsh slate coasters

Here at Valley Mill we have a fantastic range of handmade Welsh love spoons for all budgets. They are traditionally handcrafted in Wales from high-quality hard wood.

Small handcrafted Welsh love spoon given as a gift at a wedding

Did you know that we also produce our own range of handmade natural soaps? Valley Mill natural soaps do not contain artificial colours, preservatives or additives and are free of parabens and SLS; they are just full of natural goodness. They’re cruelty free and vegan friendly too!

Valley Mill handmade natural soap is a thoughtful favour gift idea for your guests

Our soaps make a cute little favor for wedding guests.

Take a look at our Personalised Wedding Gift Range plus also browse our other personalised gift items.

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Hip, Hip, Hooray for Hip Flasks

May 12, 2021

If you are looking for an extra special gift for someone then why not give them a personalised Valley Mill Hip Flask.  These hip flasks aren’t just for guys but the ladies too.   

Hip Flasks are often the perfect traditional keepsake to mark special occasions.  They are also the ideal gift for those who enjoy long walks and campfires.   

Our stainless-steel hip flasks have a classic design that can be personalised with your unique message.  

Don’t forget it’s Fathers Day on Sunday 20th June. 

About Valley Mill 

Here at Valley Mill we are committed to reducing the catastrophic effect man has had on our climate. We believe we all have a part to play in reducing the impact on our environment.   

History

From gutted fruit to pigs bladders, hip flasks have come in all varying shapes and sizes. Traditionally now made of stainless steel, hip flasks are curved in shape.

This design was due to comfort and ease as a curved hip flask fits and sits better in a trouser pocket.

Did you know during Prohibition in the 1920’s in the USA, women would tuck their hip flasks in to their garter?

Cutting Down on Single-Use Plastic 

Since Valley Mill was founded in 2007, we have always strived to be as environmentally friendly as possible. We’re always looking for new alternatives to non-recyclable packaging and products. One of the worst single-use plastics for our environment is plastic water bottles and containers.  

Our products reflect our beliefs.  From our water bottles to our hip flasks, we want to create and encourage an alternative solution to single use plastic.  One that is simple and cost-effective for our customers, whilst making a positive impact on our environment. 

Throw Away Culture 

How much plastic have you thrown away this week and how much of it was recyclable?  It’s hard not to get overwhelmed by it all, however there are always solutions.  It takes time and planning but once this change has been made it can be more beneficial on the environment but also your pocket too!  

Refill Stations 

More and more companies across the globe are consistently finding new and innovative ways of reducing humanity’s footprint on our planet.  

Cheers Wine Merchants in Mumbles, Swansea and The Gower Gin Company are two companies that are ahead of their game.   

Refill Station at Cheers Wine Merchants in Mumbles

The companies teamed up together to bring an environmentally conscious way of shopping for alcohol.  

Save On Waste 

Director of Cheers Wine Merchants Dafydd Morris explains why we should all save on waste.  “We introduced the Gin refill station at our Mumbles store as it gave customers a great opportunity to both save money and reuse their Gŵyr Gin bottles which in turn helps save on waste.” 

“It has proved amazingly popular and we have many customers now reusing their bottles time and time again.  We are very proud to be the first shop in Wales to offer this service and I hope it spreads across the UK.” 

Other Reusable Items from Valley Mill

Stay hydrated with our new environmentally-friendly water bottles
Keep yourself hydrated at the gym, hiking or during your commute with this eco-friendly water bottle.
It’s triple-walled and can keep any drink cold for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12 hours.

Is it safe to drink from stainless steel water bottles?

Stainless steel doesn’t contain the chemicals found in plastics that can cause severe health risks even in very small doses. It is safe at any temperature.

Picnic Blankets

If you are getting a gift of a hip flask for an adventurer then why not team it up with one of our picnic blankets too?

Woman Carrying Newbury Cotton Quilted Picnic Rugs

Take Action

Whether your a business, household or school, we can all do our bit to help. We can drive the change for better living. Find out more in our Earth Day 2021 article.

Earth Day Valley Mill
Here at Valley Mill we are committed to reducing the catastrophic effect man has had on our climate. We believe we all have a part to play in reducing the impact on our environment.

Ditch the cling film and the plastic bottles, and make that switch to reusable.