Gone are the days when couples wanted nothing more than an iron, a vase, a toaster and a set of towels to see them into married life. Times have changed, and most couples now are after money for the honeymoon - or to pay off some of the wedding debt.
I’m hard to shop for, I’m happy to admit. Anything I want, I’d rather buy for myself rather than risk asking someone else who might not get it quite right.
The Summer holidays are here. Days filled with sunshine, trips to the seaside, bed-times relaxed, precious memories made and ice creams consumed. New school uniforms will be snapped up, pencils sharpened, pens tested with scribbles here and there, feet measured up and crisp new diaries bought.
Wedding season is upon us and this one shall always be remembered as the one that was right royally kicked off by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
No doubt Harry will be suited and booted, but one of the great things about weddings these days is that more and more people are breaking with tradition. Not every girl wants the big meringue dress, or even to wear white, and not every guy wants tops and tails, or even a suit.