Working in this biz, we are fortunate enough to try a lot of incredible products. We’re always being asked by our friends and fam about what the latest and greatest is, which inspired us to do something that in 10 years of Hello May, we’ve never done before. Lo and behold, here is the round up of what we are currently loving on hard here at HM HQ.
We’re not just covering wedding gifts for the couple, because that would be too easy. We’ve included bridesmaid gifts, mother-of-the-bride (and groom) gifts, and even gifts for yourself – hey, wedding planning is stressful, and you’ve earned it!
Let us tell you, only picking a few was not easy, but don’t worry, we’re got plenty more rec’s where that came from. We’ve always been super passionate about only sharing what we truly, deeply love as a team, whether that be people or products, both on the blog and in the mag (grab our latest Issue here!). The Directory is something we’re so proud of, because it contains the best of the best – in our humble opinion, of course. Go have a lil peruse once you’re done finding out what made our list below…
We have never seen a Meg Maskell piece that we didn’t like. We’ve deemed her a ‘gem genius’ because she sources the most unique stones – they’re out of this world! One thing I love about her fine jewellery is that it’s handmade and bespoke, so she can work with different price points depending on the client. Meg’s passion is coloured stones, and the Round Petite Parti Sapphire Necklace is on my wish list. At $240, they make a stunning gift for your bridesmaids, and for yourself, too. And of course, I’m loving on the sparkler above, because a girl’s gotta dream, right?
This one’s a bit niche, however as a dog lover, I have been asked to be the pet sitter at wedding ceremonies a few times now. Yes, I’m always up for hanging out with anybody’s pooch, but the logistics can be taxing on the average wedding guest. Enter Fuzzy Buddy, a boutique dog sitting business that specialises in bespoke pet wedding services. They handle everything from caring for your good boi (or gal), grooming them for the big day, dressing them up in their best attire, coordinating with photographers, and even tucking them into bed that night if you so wish. Gifting Fuzzy Buddy‘s services to the happy couple takes so much pressure off them, and they will be super grateful for it. Trust me.
Not just a great bridesmaid or mother of the bride gift, making sure you nab a pair of Amelie George earrings for yourself should be high on your wedding prep priority list. We shoot a lot of the studio fashion editorials that you see in the magazine right here in the Hello May office and the whole team is always lusting over something Amelie George related, whether it be these classic Olympia Pearl Earrings with a modern twist, this epic Pearl Veil, or this cosy Vegan Fur Wedding Jacket.
These deliciously soft, glam and snuggly Silk Velvet Kimono Robes from Squeak Designs are something else. Nab yourself this colour and tick your ‘something blue’ off your list whilst you’re at it. Velvet not your thing? They have loads of stunning silk robes on offer that are beautifully made but still affordably priced. These also make a great ‘how to impress your future mother-in-law’ gift for Mother’s Day too, which is coming up Sunday May 14, folks. You’re welcome.
Anybody who knows me knows that I love me some diamonds, and ooft, Grew & Co does them well. Back when I got engaged, I had never heard of lab grown diamonds, and it’s something I wish I had known about. Not only are they entirely ethical but you get way more bang for your buck! All of Grew & Co‘s stones are exclusively sought after, and put simply, the best of the best. Just throwing it out there, despite usually being a diamond gal, I’m lowkey obsessed with their pink Ceylon Sapphires atm (as seen above) – if my husband is reading this then wink wink, nudge nudge, you know what to do, darl.
Say hello to the heels of your dreams, friends. Give yourself the gift that is Meggan Morimoto footwear and you’ll be wearing your wedding shoes well beyond the big day. She’s a Melbourne-based designer specialising in Italian-made, ready-to-wear footwear, complete with detachable (read: customisable) embellishments. From the pearl anklets we love paired with mules to our personal fave, the clip-on bows, there are endless options. Oh, and you can safely ditch the dancefloor flats in favour of your heels all night ’cause they are also made with comfort, top of mind, of course.
This is predominantly for the bride, too, my good peeps. Well, it is your day after all and if you’re still looking for your wedding band, or complimentary fine jewels, then you should head on over to The Moissanite Company who describe their matching earrings and pendant as ‘little tokens of love.’ If that’s not appropriate, we don’t know what is! They also have petite rings you can stack and/ or wear solo and engagement rings aplenty. If you’re still wondering wtf moissanite is though, it’s a man-made gemstone that matches the diamond in sparkle and pizazz without the price tag. Trust us. You want to take a look – stat.