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Views - Wedding List | 03/10/2016


Dear Nicola, Thank you again for all your help with our list. You have been fantastic, and so organised, helpful and knowledgeable.
Best wishes Sioned and Neil, London

We're Hiring! | 03/10/2016


We need one full-time and one part-time person to join our Edinburgh Team so please pass on to anyone you feel may be interested..

Views | 26/05/2016


'The bag arrived today (super fast delivery), it's absolutely gorgeous and was beautifully packaged! Thank you so much!! It's the first time I have used your company and I will certainly use you again!! You've been great!' R Hough, Maidenhead.

Views - Wedding List | 25/04/2016


‘It has been an absolute delight to work with Nicola and the Perfect Present Company. The flexibility and personal service that you receive is second-to-none. It is so nice to have one-to-one contact with someone rather than just deal through a website. And Nicola has been just wonderful finding us all sorts of treasures - even fishing rods! Thank you so much; it is has helped to make the experience so enjoyable.’
Lucy & Henry Taylor

Views - Wedding List | 08/04/2016


Dear Nicola, I wanted to write to thank you so much for making our gift list creation a day to remember. Your showroom was beautiful and filled with beautiful gifts which made collating our list so easy. You made everything so simple and took immense time and patience with us which we really appreciated. Your personal touches make it so special and we did really enjoy the experience which was great as I had originally been a little anti-wedding list! Katharine and Mark, Edinburgh.

Views | 29/03/2016


To Nicola

Thank you very much for the chess set it is just fantastic and looks just as it does on the web site, can I also say that "The Perfect Present" is the right name for the company as that is just what it is "Perfect" in every way the communication is great and postage is very reasonable as well and delivery was the next day what more could anyone ask for I would highly recommend this company to anyone!! again thank you very much.

Don Howlett
A very satisfied customer

Edinburgh Pop-Up Shop! | 21/03/2016



Keithick House Charity Sale | 07/10/2015


Do come and see us, and other lovely stall-holders, at Keithick House near Coupar Angus (PH13 9NF) on Thursday 8th Oct 2-8pm, and Friday 9th Oct, 9:30 - 12:30.

Views - Wedding List | 18/09/2015


'Nicola, Everything has now arrived and I just wanted to thank you for all the work you put in to our list. We love everything we have received and look forward to using things over the years to come. Thank you very much and I will be sure to recommend you. Best wishes, Alice' Gullane

Views | 16/09/2015


'Good afternoon, I have just received the teapot. It is safe and sound, in perfect condition. It is really beautiful, very nice and romantic. Thank you again for all the help you gave me.Have a nice day' Isabella from Italy.

Arbuthnott House Sale, 11th Sep, 10 - 4pm. | 10/09/2015


Setting up for tomorrow's fair at Arbuthnott House, near Laurencekirk. We hope to see you there!

The Perfect Present Company on Tour! | 01/09/2015


We have decided to take The Perfect Present Company to you this year and will be touring around Scotland giving you the chance to see our thoughtfully picked selection of perfect presents for everyone, from granny to the dog! Our first sale will be at Arbuthnott House on Friday 11th September, we hope to see you there!!

News | 22/06/2015


Busy adding yet more heavenly goodies to our new arrivals category...like these gorgeous little nibbles bowls, a snip at £4.50 each.

COMPETITION TIME!! | 25/05/2015


To be in with a chance of wining this lovely 26cm teal casserole by Le Creuset just click on our facebook link at the bottom of this page, like our facebook page and share our competition post. It is as easy as that!

The winner will be announced on Monday 1st June on Facebook.



Edinburgh brides are to benefit from a new initiative being launched to help them design a truly memorable day and the first trail will take place on Thursday 30th April with suppliers welcoming guests between 5 and 8:30pm. The trail starts at Freja Designer Dressmaking and includes at least 10 suppliers from wedding planning and gift lists to catering and the all-important dress.

Suppliers to include:

FREJA DESIGNER DRESSMAKING – visit Mette Baillie in her Cumberland Street showroom where she can either help you to create your own personal wedding dress, or you can try on her small exclusive ready-to-wear collection. Along with wedding dresses Freja also offers beautiful outfits for Mothers, bridesmaids and flowergirls. 75-79 Cumberland St, Edinburgh, EH3 6RD 0131 556 5407 www.freja-fashion.co.uk

BEATITUDE AROMATHERAPY OILS – Rebecca O’Connor will be on hand at Freja Designer Dressmaking to talk to you about how to unwind before the big day using her incredible range of aromatherapy bath oils and soaps. www.beatitudeproducts.co.uk

RACHEL SCOTT ACCESSORIES – don’t miss dropping in to Rachel Scott’s new accessories shop where you will find everything from party shoes to veils of all lengths. 42 Dundas St, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG. 0131 556 7325

RACHEL SCOTT COUTURE – view some of the gorgeous wedding dresses on offer at this beautiful bridal shop stocked with famous designers from Sassi Holford to Amanda Wakeley. 3 Dundas St, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG. 0131 556 1520 www.rachelscottcouture.co.uk

SILK & SIXPENCE – this new company specialises in luxury bridal lingerie and offers a fitting and advisory service as part of the experience. They will be based at Rachel Scott Couture for the night where you will be able to chat to their founder Joy and see some of their beautiful ranges from award winning British designers such as Gilda & Pearl to Olivia von Halle. www.silkandsixpence.com

THE PERFECT PRESENT COMPANY – a bespoke wedding list company which offers something rather more exciting than the usual department store gift list. With each room stacked with hundreds of products, from leading brands you will recognise to new smaller independent companies, they have got it covered. Consultants will be there on the night to show you around and answer any gift list queries you may have. 1a Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6JX. 01738 710 982. www.theperfectpresentcompany.co.uk

REBEKAH McVITIE – this renowned Edinburgh bridal make-up artist is offering the chance to have a mini-makeup trial on the night, at The Perfect Present Company showroom. These will last approximately 15mins but are sure to be popular so if you would like to book a time in advance, please email Rebekah at rmcv@blueyonder.co.uk www.rebekahmcvitie.com

ROBIN STEWART HOSPITALITY – Robin Stewart offers so much more than just wedding planning, and can tailor his services to suit every budget and event. Have a chat to him on the night at The Perf

We're Hiring! | 11/03/2015


We are looking for someone to help conduct appointments in our Edinburgh showroom, providing information and advice on how our service works to couples who may be interested in holding a wedding list with us, and helping them to create their perfect list. This will also involve helping to run open days within the showroom and generally promoting the business and service we offer. It is important to note that appointments and open days may be held at weekends and/or evenings, as well as during the week. While we will not insist that an applicant has any exact experience, we are looking for someone who would be confident in working on their own with the client, and who has an open friendly manner. Please email nicola@theperfectpresentcompany for an application form by Wednesday 18th March.

Views | 17/12/2014


'Just to let you know everything was present and correct on Sunday and Andrew most definitely the nicest delivery chap ever!! The whole service you have provided has been fantastic and peter and I could not be more pleased to have chosen the perfect present company. Many thanks for everything, Kindest regards, Joanna' (Edinburgh).

Views | 02/12/2014


'Dear Nicola, The parcel arrived today, and was perfect! You certainly live up to your name. Kindest regards, Andrew' Woking

The Perfect Present Fair | 12/11/2014


Due to numerous requests, we have extended the times for our The Perfect Present Fair event and will now be open from 9am until 7pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/391142101038609/

The Perfect Present Fair | 05/11/2014


Yes, the rumours are true! The Perfect Present Company has teamed up with other lovely local suppliers to create The Perfect Present Fair which will take place at Caputh Village Hall near Dunkeld on Thursday 20th November. We are raising money for The New School, Butterstone which does excellent work for children with learning difficulties. If you are interested in further details please email info@theperfectpresentcompany.co.uk

Autumn Weddings... | 15/09/2014


Someone requested an idea for table names for Autumn weddings. What about drying different beautifully coloured Autumn leaves, one for each guest. Stick each leaf to a luggage tag with the guest's name on it and then they match their leaf to the table name which is name of the tree! It looks stunning too as the colours are so wonderful and the luggage tags can be tied to a ribbon around the room...

Great British Bakeoff | 12/09/2014


We decided to go out in all things baking this week for our Perfect Treats sale category. Go to http://bit.ly/1pZA3y7 to see the full range on offer...

Sample Wedding List | 12/09/2014


A quick link to a sample wedding list, so you get an idea of the type of gift list you could create with us...http://www.theperfectpresentcompany.co.uk/viewlist.php?id=89

Perfect Treats... | 29/08/2014


We have created a new sale category so now you can treat yourself too!! Just click 'Perfect Treats' in our on-line shop.

Why Choose The Perfect Present Company? | 21/08/2014


There are a lot of companies out there, but here are just some reasons for choosing our wedding list service:
• Not only do our couples give us great feedback, but so do their guests. We often receive comments on how easy the site is to use, and how they enjoyed picking from such a lovely wedding list.
• We don’t charge delivery to the UK, either to you or to your guests.
• We don’t charge administration fees.
• We can deliver on a Saturday nation-wide, and in the evenings and weekends locally.
• We have an enormous range to choose from…far more than is on our site
• We have a dedicated wedding list showroom so you can actually see many of our products and enjoy some champagne while you put together your list
• For those further afield you can do your entire list on-line; we have even delivered to Australia
• Our friendly & knowledgeable consultants are there to answer any questions you might have...no matter how absurd you feel they are!

Views | 16/07/2014


'The scarlet bottomed poufs have arrived and they are just brilliant (and have survived their first night of three boys climbing, throwing, generally fighting!). I absolutely love them and the colours are spot on. Thank you, thank you!' S. Goold, Wiltshire.

News | 30/06/2014


Our gorgeous new rustic but oh so pretty range of tableware has arrived and we cannot thank our artist Themba enough for all of the hard work he has put into making it so beautiful...

Discount with Piccolo Press | 02/06/2014


Thank you to wonderful family stationers Piccolo Press who are offering our wedding list couples 10% off their wedding stationery. We keep a sample pack in our showroom so let us know if you would like to browse through it during your visit.

News | 22/05/2014


Along with opening our Edinburgh showroom, packing up the wedding presents and dishing out the champagne for referrals, we have also been busy creating our own range of china! Here's a sneaky preview....

Views - Wedding List | 20/05/2014


'We had really positive feedback about our gift list in terms of ease of use for those buying gifts and also the gifts you offered. Peter and I are really glad that we found the Perfect Present Company.' Aisling Connolly and Peter Wallace, St Andrews.

News | 13/05/2014


Yes, the rumours are true...our Edinburgh showroom in the heart of the New Town is now open for business! Call 01738 710 982 or email info@theperfectpresentcompany to book your appointment.

Views - Wedding List | 16/01/2014


'Thanks so much for all your work on our list – I can’t tell you how easy and pleasurable you made the whole experience. From Champagne on arrival at your beautiful showroom, to sourcing items we wanted which were not currently on your list, to arranging delivery of items at our convenience, you have provided sterling service and we will certainly recommend you to friends who get married!' Eileen & Andrew Carnwath, Edinburgh.

Views - Wedding List | 09/09/2013


'Thank you for everything - we are so thrilled with all our presents and it has made homemaking in our new cottage such a lovely experience.' Louisa Laing and Jamie Freeman, Andover

Views - Wedding List | 04/09/2013


'Friends of ours were so impressed with our list that they have just visited you too! We all think you, your showroom and products are lovely, and you offer an excellent quality of service. Thank you.' Clare Cameron and Ben Lorimer, Edinburgh

Views - Interiors Service | 27/08/2013


'Thank you for all of your help in sprucing up our lodge; we have already had lovely comments from guests on the new look and how wonderful the bed linen is in particular.'
Dalnacardoch Lodge, Scotland

News - Crystal Clocks | 27/08/2013


Keep time with these lovely crystal clocks from Dartington - just added to our site!

Views - Interiors Service | 26/08/2013


'We are so pleased we found your service; you exceeded our expectations and made what would have been a stressful project a delightful and fun experience. The Perfect Present Company thought of everything, had a large range of items to choose from in almost every conceivable category and then they were safely delivered right to the door. A fantastic one-stop shop with great service and advice!' James and Barbara, Newmarket.

News - Facebook | 26/03/2013


Don't forget to 'like' us on facebook to see our latest new products and updates! https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Perfect-Present-Company/158325837550722?ref=hl

Views | 18/02/2013


'I just wanted to thank you for all the lovely touches e.g. the little notes and booklet of messages and addresses. The whole service has been great and very memorable...thank you'. Lindsay and Romal, Nairobi.

Views | 03/02/2013


'Just to let you know we think your wedding list service was brilliant! Couldn't fault it. We did look at John Lewis and they just didn't stock the kind of things we really wanted. Perfect Present means we could tailor our list to exactly what we were after!' Sarah and Patrick Day, Stirling.

Views | 06/12/2012


'I can't believe we are coming to the end of our wedding list time - it has been so much fun, thank you for all your brilliant hard work. We have been so impressed with The Perfect Present Company and have been recommending you to all our friends!' Sophie Roberts, London

Views | 23/07/2012


'A MASSIVE thank you for everything you have done - we both agree you are miles ahead of John Lewis (who we also used), providing a really thoughtful service with lovely touches - thank you so much. You are doing everything right and your service is wonderful!' F and A Messum, Warminster.

New Interiors Service | 16/04/2012


Many people can’t necessarily afford the services offered by Interior Designers, or alternatively already know how they would like to kit out their home, but don’t want the hassle of looking at many different shops and carrying out umpteen different orders.

The new Interiors Service from The Perfect Present Company could be exactly what they are looking for. With a stunning showroom just north of Perth, you can talk over your plans with a consultant who can then help you create your own Interiors list. This is then put onto their website and you will be given an on-line account to allow you to amend your list as much as you would like. Even better, your list will be displayed in room order to make it easy to see if you are missing something.

If you already know exactly what you like then just email or call us and we will set you up with an online account, allowing you to add items to your interiors list from the comfort of your own home.

We already has links to hundreds of suppliers but should there be anything that you desire which you do not see on our website, then we will try to source it for you.

All clients using the Interiors Service will be given a pointer check sheet to guide them in kitting out their home, and will be able to have as much assistance from a consultant (either by phone, email or in person at the showroom) as they would like. Moreover, when it comes to delivery time, your boxes will be marked for different rooms of the house and you will also be given a full contents list for each box making unpacking that much easier. To top it all off, you will be given a complimentary bottle of champagne to drink while doing it!

Now the catch, well there isn’t one, and the whole service is entirely free of charge. What are you waiting for? To contact us either email info@theperfectpresentcompany.co.uk or telephone on 01738 710 982.

Views | 18/09/2011


'We have just had our presents delivered. We are like two kids at christmas and are very happy with our fantastic presents. Thank you so much for making the whole process so easy and we couldn't be more thrilled with everything we have received. Huge thanks from us both.'
Rory and Delly Innes

Views | 15/08/2011


'I just wanted to say that our gifts all arrived safely and also thank you so much for doing such a fabulous job. You made the gift list experience a lot more fun and personal than I expect a department store would have done and we received a lot more things we would actually want too. Many thanks for all your help, I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know! Regards Lucy' Lucy Ross, Aberdeenshire

Views | 09/06/2011


'Thank you as ever for everything, the whole experience from the first day we walked into the Orangery to all these months later has been absolutely fantastic. It really could not have been easier, more pleasurable, or more fun - if only all shopping experiences could be like this! I really could not recommend it more highly and we are both so pleased that we used the Perfect Present company - thank you so so much.' Zoe Kerrigan, Fallingbostel

Wedding List Etiquette | 02/06/2011


Our founder Nicola Gemmell recently appeared on television's The Hour programme discussing wedding list etiquette. To see the peice, follow the link: http://video.stv.tv/bc/entertainment-thehour-20110419-wedding-etiquette/

Views | 16/02/2011


'Thank you so much - I feel we have been extremely well looked after! Many thanks again for all your hard work in putting this list together.' Anna Wilson, Hopetoun.

News | 14/02/2011


We are exhibiting at the Ballathie House Hotel Wedding Fair this year, so please do come along and meet us. It is on Sunday 6th March and is open 11:00 - 16:00. For further information please see the Ballathie House Hotel facebook page, or follow the link from their site www.ballathiehousehotel.com

Views | 25/01/2011


'It has been a really great service/website - we are delighted to have used it for our wedding list. We also really enjoyed not being restricted to one retail outlet and thought the choice and variety of gifts was superb'. Jo Trust, Edinburgh.

Views | 12/10/2010


'The decanter arrived safely and is a huge hit. Just wanted to thank you so much for making everything sooo easy. You've been brilliant. I will definitely be recommending your company to people I know.' Terri Reid, Wiltshire

News | 02/08/2010


Aardvark Safaris are currently offering 3 nights for the price of 2 at Shompole Lodge in Kenya. With over twenty years experience in the travel industry, Aardvark is considered to be one of the top safari companies in the UK. Why not confirm this for yourself by visiting www.aardvarksafaris.co.uk where you can see details on Shompole and many other incredible lodges...not to mention the beaches...

News | 07/07/2010


The paintings by artist Jan Coutts have now arrived at the showroom and to say they are incredible is rather an understatement. Truly capturing the movement and fragility of animals in the wild, these studies of zebras and cheetahs done in oil and mixed media have an almost 3D, tactile finish. Ranging from a small painting of a mother cheetah and her cub (16x13") to a large landscape canvas of zebras galloping through the Serengeti (71x27"), they have to be seen to be believed. Jan Coutts studied fine art in London and spends much of her time in Tanzania. Click on 'Gallery' in the online showroom to see her work.

Views | 06/07/2010


"I am delighted to say that the chalkboard arrived Friday morning – I was amazed that it was so quick! We are delighted with it – it is just what we thought - thank you!" Eveline, Inverness

Views | 28/05/2010


'Thank you so much for the amazing monogrammed cufflinks. My godson is going to be the smartest 4 month old around! I have been waiting so long to find someone who could give me brilliant ideas for nice presents and I am so excited to have found you! I feel extremely guilty (but won't be admitting) that it cost me so little effort. Makes me wish I were getting married again so you could do my list for me too! Sarah Stone, London.

Views | 25/05/2010


" I would recommend The Perfect Present Company to anyone! I had no idea what to give my mother for her birthday this year and after explaining a bit about what she enjoys in life 5 ideas landed in my inbox - all of which I would have purchased! The process was simple, very professional all in all fantastic! " Suzanna Walters, Shrivenham.

News | 21/05/2010


Our Perthshire showroom is now home to an amazing range of products and after years of planning, sourcing goods and setting up our premises we are officially open for business. If you would like to visit us we would love to show you around, or if you know of anyone who has recently got engaged, please do pass our details on to them.