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The Ultimate Rock n Roll Bride Gift Guide

Photo by Devlin Photos for Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. See the full shoot here.

Like it or not, ’tis officially the season, which I’m sure even the Scrooge-ist among you can get on board with after the year we’ve all had! We thought we’d take this opportunity (all in the name of research and work of course) to put together the ULTIMATE gift guide for rock n roll brides… If you love our website and our magazine then you’re sure to find some gifts to add to your own Christmas list, or ya know, to give to someone else that you love who has similar (excellent) taste to you.

We’re all for self-gifting as a form of self-love, so if you’re a 2020 bride who’s had to postpone and needs a little pick me up, or you’re a fiancé here desperately searching for ideas to buy your bride-to-be, look no further.

For Rock n Roll Brides

Ok, shameless self-promotion alert, but we’d be crap at our jobs if we didn’t direct you to the plethora of Rock n Roll Bride goodies up for grabs for any bride-to-be! A magazine subscription would be the gift that keeps on giving until she ties the knot, or if you’re at the beginning of your wedding planning journey, Rock n Roll Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Alternative Brides by our editor Kat Williams would be a great place to start AND she’ll even sign it for them!

If you’re buying for a 2020 bride, hopefully she’s in the place to smile about all the postponing by now (damn you COVID!) so a t-shirt or tote to commemorate the year that should have been is bound to get a few laughs (side note, should we update this design with something more hopeful for 2021 couples? Let us know!)

For the Sentimental One

A personalised bauble to hang on their tree would make a lovely gift for a new bride or bride to be, and these by Ivy Oak Designs are particularly gorgeous. Crown and Glory’s personalised bobby pins are great for hen-dos and evening receptions alike. A lovely clutch like this design from Adoro London would also fit the bill for accessorising future festivities, and a personalised sweatshirt would be cute for getting cosy in.

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Personlised Christmas Gifts for Girls

personalised christmas gifts for girls

I don’t mean to freak you out, but it’s less than three week’s until Christmas! Don’t worry, I haven’t started my shopping either..!

To help you on your way, I thought it might be fun to spend the day browsing Etsy (my favourite!) and share with you some of the coolest, non-cheesy personalised gifts for your best babes. Let’s hear it for the girls!

Initialed fold over clutch

monogram clutch

Source: Mimic Design

Name ring

personalised name ring

Source: Atelier of Love

Custom piece of art

why hello print

Source: Letters on Love

Customised pencils (extra props for Mean Girls quotes!)

personalised pencils

Source: The Carbon Crusader

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Alternative Engagement Rings from Etsy

alternative wedding rings etsy

You’d be surprised at how many emails I get from boys about to pop the question, always asking me the same thing: where can they find an alternative engagement ring? I always reply with the same thing too – ETSY!

When once such email came in just last week I got all distracted and started leafing through myself. Literally two hours later I’d not only wondered where the time went, but had saved a plethora of beauties to my favourites.

Here are just a few of the unique sparklers that made me stop in my tracks.

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Etsy Valentines Gift Ideas for Boys

'Cup of love' cup cozie

‘Cup of love’ cup cozie by Christina’s Yarn Crafts

Boys, why are you so difficult to buy for? Gareth either never wants anything, or does but it’s mega expensive or techy. I usually end up getting him a bottle of whiskey and something full of sugar.

But fret not, I’ve scoured Etsy from top to bottom and unearthed these treasures that are sure to keep even the fussiest of dudes happy this Valentines day.

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1. Black ice whiskey stones 2. Leather briefcase  3. XBox controller cookies 4. Heavy duty beard balm 5. ‘Cup of love’ cup cozie 6. Circuit board cufflinks 7. Natural wood phone case 8. Wooden bowtie 9. Heart coffee scoop

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Etsy Valentines Gift Ideas for Girls

Gold and silver foil handmade art print by Miss Poppy Design

Gold and silver foil handmade art print by Miss Poppy Design

What could be a better excuse for some Etsy browsing than the most romantic day of the year (allegedly!) being just around the corner? If I’m being totally honest, this is just a ploy to leave some not so subtle hints to Gareth for some cute little gift ideas. I can but try…

Here are the most adorable gift ideas for girls, unsurprisingly its all hearts, pink and glitter. Next week we’ll I’ll tackling those tricky boys too, hurrah!

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1. ‘You’re my Favourite’ card 2. Heart gloves with red felt 3. Hearts paper garland 4. Rainbow sapphire eternity ring in sterling silver 5. Gold and silver foil handmade art print 6. Flourished hearts cookies 7. Rainbow heart necklace 8. ‘There’s nobody I’d rather lie next to’ card 9. ‘I Fucking Love You’ candle

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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: Kitty Cats

cat tattoo hello harriet

Cat temporary tattoo by Hello Harriet

If there’s one thing I love more than glitter, warmth and skulls its cats! I am an unapologetic, fully-fledged and card carrying crazy cat lady. Plain and simple. Any gift with a feline face on it and I’m as happy as happy can be.

Who’s with me?

etsy gift list rocknrollbride cats

1. Cat portrait tote bag 2. Sterling silver and diamond kitten ring 3. I like cats tee-shirt 4. Cat earring and necklace set 5. Cat temporary tattoo 6. Flower and cat wallet 7. Blue kitty tights 8. Crazy cat lady necklace 9. Vintage cat teapot and sugar bowl

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