Discovering great gifts that are fun, stylish and useful (or some combination of those) and that you can feel good about buying are hard to find. Here, StyeMaker Jennifer O'Brien brings you her recommendations, after having done her own sustainability and ethical product 2019 research.
My Favorite UK Wedding Outfits and Gifts!
Weddings are such a special occasion for not only the bride and groom but also the guests. In the UK weddings may not be as big as an American wedding but they sure are fun! Many of these stores on the list I have shopped at personally, I highly recommend them. I really am trying to keep my carbon footprint low when shopping, these stores all practice a sustainability program with the long-term goal of lowering their carbon footprint. I hope this list gives you some great ideas for an outfit or a great wedding gift!
This collection favors products made in the UK and products made by UK companies.
Black Tiered Maxi-Dress
This black pleated, tiered, maxi dress is made of 100% polyester. Flattering for any body shape and is machine washable. This gown is perfect for any formal occasion.
Rose Gold Skeleton Mantle Clock from Debenhams
Showcasing a sleek glass structure, in the center it shows a functional skeleton. The hardware is made of rose gold which adds luxury.
Phase Eight Pink Fascinator from House of Frasier
Elegant plain blush pink net fascinator with sinamay twirls in the middle and finished with little blush feathers towards the brim.
Embellished Bow Evening Bag from Tod Baker
Designed with an extravagant embellished bow and a removable chain shoulder strap. It has a mirror on the inside flap and is made from 100 percent polyester.
This pink bow evening bag would make any outfit pop. I am a huge fan of rose gold as it adds a classy touch to most outfits. I think this evening bag would be great for the bridesmaids to carry all their goodies. Even though some items can be expensive, it is good to know this company gives back to local charities.
Cowl Neck Wedding Dress from Lipsy
The Satin cowl neck dress would be flattering on any bride. This wedding dress is made of polyester and machine washable.
If you are thinking of a beach wedding this should be the go-to dress! Absolutely stunning, made of cooling satin. Lipsy often collaborates with celebrities and is trying to look into eco friendly options.
Champagne Flutes from NEXT
This beautiful gift contains two champagne flutes with white decal detail. It comes in a white gift box with foil.
Giving champagne flutes is such a lovely gift for any newlywed couple. Next goes above and beyond to be sustainable.
Bride Tribe Photo Booth Props from New Look
These super fun photo booth props come with ten designs on wooden sticks. They are finished with iridescent foil for extra shine.
New Look not only makes these adorable props, but they also work tirelessly at making sure that their workers enjoy a good work atmosphere.
Metal Cufflinks from Penguin Original
As the groom you want to be looking sharp! Help add to your suit with a pair of classically made cufflinks. This company offers some neat designs and they ship your items in sustainable packaging.
White Bridal Veil from Dorothy Perkins
There is something about a white wedding veil that just makes a girl feel more like a bride.
This short veil would be easy to match with almost any dress!
Boys Club Mug from River Island
I can not rave enough about this company and their ethical way forward. When I saw this china mug, I knew it would be a perfect gift for any groomsman.
Whether they use it for their morning coffee or pre wedding liquid courage, they will love it!
Best Day Ever Wedding Album Scrap Book from Paper Chase
Everyone wants to be able to look back on their special day. With this scrap book the happy couple can relive all the fun while putting their pictures inside. Paper Chase always offers some great quality items; made from recycled goods too!
Sterling Silver Heart Necklace from FatFace
Designed to sit closer to the neck, this short necklace looks great worn with a v-neck to really show off the copper heart.
Personally, I am not a huge heart fan but every so often I make an exception. Not only is this company ahead of their time with environmentally friendly initiative but I think this sterling silver heart necklace would go with almost any outfit I would choose to wear to a countryside wedding.
Waterford Normandy Crystal Vase
Timeless crystal vase from a renowned company.
Waterford is timeless and a classic choice for a wedding gift idea. Any Waterford piece chosen for a gift will look perfect in the newlyweds home.
Eva Pearl Photo Frame from Marks and Spencer
Seeing your wedding picture every day is such a nice way to relive that special moment you and your love shared.
Marks and Spencer is a staple English department store that is really trying to help out the environment.
Beaded Bridal Pouch from Monsoon
A hand beaded bag, this piece features an ‘I do!’ slogan and a graceful tassel. It secures with a smooth top zip.
I wish I had this clutch for my wedding. It would have been perfect for holding my lip gloss and I-Phone. I really like how the cotton used in this beaded bag is organic.
Guest Book from Accessorize
Beautiful paper filled guest book with gold writing.
It is always a fun surprise to see what messages your guests have left you after an open bar! With this keepsake you will be reminded for years to come.
The Tanner Hamper from Fortnum & Mason
This hamper contains various English classics. There are all types of sweet and savory jars, tea, crackers and treats.
Fortnum & Mason is the epitome of English countryside chic. These baskets are a great idea for entertaining out of town guests and they can be reused repeatedly!
A note from Jennifer on why she's passionate about social responsibility:
After moving to the West Coast I began to feel more connected with wanting to help our planet. I then made the conscience choice to start looking for and buying products from companies who had a clearly defined mission of ethics and social responsibility. SweetScore's Place and Company social consciousness ratings are a big help with that. The idea of social responsibility really resonates within me. In all my collections you'll have the chance to make a positive change through your spending.