The guest that ‘gets it’.

Wedding gifting is all about considering the needs of the newlyweds.

The fact that there are 278,599 weddings in the UK every year and that over 264,000 weddings were postponed due to the pandemic in 2020? That’s a lot of weddings to catch up on and a lot of gifting to do.

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Photographer: Yomex Owo | Source: Unsplash

According to Hello magazine, August is the most popular month for weddings in the UK and Wales. This is no real surprise. Since there are likely to be so many more weddings squeezed in over the course of this year and next, wedding bells will likely chime into September and October, with a slight pause in November before the Christmassy weddings take place.

Now that we’ve covered the ‘when’, let’s look at the ‘who’.

To gift right, you need to know the wants and needs of the receiver, right? Not necessarily. It’s more about understanding their situation, common habits, and physical, practical needs. If your gift tends to those things, then you have yourself a winner.

The Evolution of Newlyweds

The change in the type of newlyweds we are dealing with impacts the gifts we give.

The average age of newlyweds is going up: in 2018, it was 38 years for men and 36 years for women. Back in 1970, it was 27 for men and 25 for women.

This means that today’s couples are likely to be kitted out in terms of household items, so the days of picking out pasta bowls and butter dishes are no longer. Hence the growing request for gifting money instead. In our opinion, there’s a better way – help them save it while introducing a new and healthy habit.

When a couple gets married, sometimes, during church ceremonies, the family and friends are called upon to promise to support said couple throughout their marriage.

Sending a Love Struck Smoothie bundle is more than support; it’s love – actually, and in a box. Create your own or choose one of the popular bundles to give those newlyweds a boost when they most need it.

How Much to Spend on a Wedding Gift?

We like to keep up to date, so we’ve consulted our reliable sources at Hello Magazine again, and it seems the gifting budget for an evening invite is between £30 -£50 for an evening invite (though the majority of couples agree that a gift is not always expected for an evening invite).

But, if you want to be the guest they’re glad they invited, go for it – even better, stand out with something different. Personalised wedding gifts are the best, and sending nutritious smoothies, shakes, and soups isn’t just personal, it’s thoughtful.

Find out the date they return from their honeymoon and arrange for a Love Struck bundle addressed to the new Mr and Mrs..right there, on the box!

They’ll be instantly transported back to the wedding day, back to the speeches where the best man says their married titles out loud for the first time, and the audience cheers with excitement. In fact, it’s the perfect gift from the best man!

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Photographer: Al Elmes | Source: Unsplash

Back to reality. The fridge is bare, and it’s been a while since your newlyweds have had any fruit or vegetables. It’s just what they need – handy, pre-sliced portions to be mixed and poured in seconds. A kind of ‘welcome home cool married couple’ toast. An introduction to a new way to get their five a day.

And that’s why the best wedding gift award will go to you! If there’s a second wedding, to each other or not – you will most certainly be upgraded to a full-day invite. Too far? Okay, moving on to the purchasing part.

Create your own bundle based on what you know they like, or choose one of our popular bundles to save you the trouble. Book delivery and simply wait for the magic to happen.

Wedding Gifts for an All-day Invite

For those all-day invites, the cost per head is around £110, so this is an acceptable amount to spend on the newlyweds. Here, you could gift a subscription to really help to embed this healthy new habit into their newly married lives.

It’s now rare for couples to move in together just after the wedding, so any little change to the existing homelife they shared will be a welcome change to mark a new way of life. A Love Struck subscription does just that.

With many newlyweds opting for monetary gifts, the hunt for the coolest wedding gift is rare. Doesn’t this take the thought and fun out of the giving process? We think so.

Wedding gifts for bride and groom don’t come much more thoughtful than this. If you’re looking for a wedding gift for a best friend, here’s your chance to prove yourself worthy of such a title. Wedding gift vouchers are thoughtful but without much thought. Caring that your bride and groom get their five a day is going the extra!

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

As a gifter of a Love Struck bundle, you are giving by saving them money and providing a convenient way for them to get some fruit and veg into their day without the hassle of shopping for individual items, peeling, and slicing. Individual packs of fruit and vegetables are often not consumed in time, and there’s always a feeling of failure when you have to throw them out. Frozen, healthy food like this really is the gift that keeps on giving.

What could be cooler than gifting a good habit?

Picture this – newlyweds back from honeymoon. Reality kicks in. After the token three or four well-intended, healthy-ish homemade meals, minds wander back to restaurants where food is presented and cleared from the table as if by magic.

Everyone needs a little magic, especially newlyweds focusing on remaining the happily married couple for as long as possible.

So, when the homemade power plant lasagna loses its appeal and the fish finger sandwich is all that can be achieved, it’s important to have an easy ‘go-to’ nutrition fix to make up for what’s missing. It is the most thoughtful gifter that provides such magic.

Ingredients with Benefits

A Love Struck subscription box could include various superfood smoothies, soups, cocktails and shakes, all packed with ingredients with benefits. No weird names or numbers are included in these ingredient lists.

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A three-month subscription is a perfect way to spend your approximate £110 gift budget, or if the newlyweds are direct family and you want to be part of their healthy lifestyle, a year’s subscription would be even better.

It’s the proactive gift that’s wrapped in convenience. The perfect way to seal a new and improved lifestyle. Love Struck subscriptions lay the foundation for healthy habits that stick.

When there’s no time to shop for fresh produce, those frozen, pre-sliced portions, both delicious and healthy, will remind them of you and your coolest wedding gift ever.

A smoothie or shake makes for a great alternative to a quick-fix sweet treat that is usually of the processed variety. Save them from that!

We all know that starting the day with a healthy ‘something’ can be the difference between a good and a bad day. If you can’t start the day with homemade porridge and a full workout before you leave for work – you can at least achieve that sense of going in the right direction with a Matcha the Day Smoothie for some mental clarity, with

  • Banana
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach
  • Matcha pellets (apple, green matcha tea)

or build up your defence with the 24 Carrot Gold!

  • Mandarin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Carrot
  • Turmeric

A Dr Beet Smoothie gives a much-needed stamina boost, a must for those early days (wink, wink).

  • Mango
  • Beetroot
  • Carrot
Dr Beet Smoothie for Stamina

The Love Struck aim is to spread the love-struck feeling across daily life. Love yourself a little each day. What better way than giving your body quality ingredients in handy, pre-prepared packs, always available in your freezer? When the fridge is empty, the freezer can be relied upon to lead us not into temptation.

Love Struck shakes don’t claim to be saints, but they do include real food for real indulgences, such as strawberries and bananas with anti-inflammatory coconut oil and protein-packed whey powder, giving the treat even more purpose should justification be required.

Because your newlyweds are saving time and effort in preparing smoothies, soups, and shakes, maybe they can use that time to apply some mindful eating.

What is Mindful Eating?

A sensual awareness of food and the experience of eating without judgement – simply paying attention to every moment. It can be likened to a kind of meditation since you focus on nothing else but the food.

Remember those chocolate commercials with the woman cosy by the fire in an immaculate lounge while devouring a square of chocolate – something like that but genuine and without the lipstick!

The Benefits of Mindful Eating

One randomised controlled trial of 194 people with obesity was split into two groups given the same diet and exercise program, but one group practised mindful eating alongside.

This group ​​showed a decrease in the intake of sweets! That makes mindful eating worth a try in our book.

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Photographer: Pablo Merchán Montes | Source: Unsplash

Give the gift of Love Struck moments and support those newlyweds in sticking with healthy habits.



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