Thanks for the memories
I would like to buy the bride and groom a proper wedding present, but they’ve asked for honeymoon donations instead, which I think is naff. What should I do? You’re dead right. Naff as a naff man papping The Princess Royal on a naff day in Naffland. I barely remember my own honeymoon, save for the fact that we were both gibbering with jetlag and in constant tears of exhaustion. I do, however, treasure a jade-green dragonbowl made by a housemate’s mother. Thirty years on, one needs the aide-memoires.
If a ‘honeymoon donation’ (I can scarcely bear to type the words) is non-negotiable, then, according to your pocket, buy them some nice luggage or leather holders for whatever the hell we salvage as passports once Brexit is over.
Failing that, go for a decent photograph album and a voucher for Snappy Snaps in the hope that they will one day get around to printing their honeymoon pictures and mounting them—a habit becoming, alas, less and less frequent.