Wedding gift guide: bedding

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What could be better than a beautiful set of luxury bedding to gift a newly married couple? Practical, thoughtful and timeless, it’s a gift any newlywed couple are sure to appreciate and the perfect way to mark the start of an exciting new chapter in their lives.

In this wedding bedding guide, we take a look at what to consider when purchasing bedding as a wedding gift. We also introduce the two key types of luxury bedding on the market, as well as the secrets to making sure a wedding bedding set really is as high-quality as it claims to be.

  

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  1. 5 reasons why bedding makes the perfect wedding gift
  2. What is the best type of bedding to give as a wedding gift?
  3. How can you tell if a wedding bedding set is good quality?
  4. Things to consider when buying wedding bedding
  5. Looking for a last minute wedding gift?

 

 5 REASONS WHY BEDDING MAKES THE PERFECT WEDDING GIFT

  1. IT DEMONSTRATES THOUGHT - Unlike vouchers, gifting a couple bedding for their wedding shows that you’ve invested time and energy into choosing something meaningful, that comes from the heart.
  2. IT’S GENUINELY USEFUL - Bedding is one of those rare gifts that delivers genuine value and usefulness to its recipients so it’s sure to be accepted with gratitude.
  3. IT’S DESIGNED TO BE SHARED - What could be more perfect for a newlywed couple on their wedding day than a gift they can use together in their shared home?
  4. IT CAN IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY - With high quality bedding proven to bring about enhanced sleep, wedding bedding is a gift that will keep on giving.
  5. IT CAN MOVE WITH THE COUPLE - Choosing great quality bed linen means it will retain its quality for years to come so it can adapt with the happy couple as their married life progresses.

 

WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF BEDDING TO GIVE AS A WEDDING GIFT?

When it comes to wedding bedding, quality is key. After all, you’re talking about something that will be slept in every night, gifted to the couple on one of the most important days of their lives.

This might mean spending a little more than you’d typically invest in bedding (perhaps even more than your own bedding cost) but trust us when we say the couple will feel the difference - and appreciate it. 

 

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF A WEDDING BEDDING SET IS GOOD QUALITY?

For a wedding bed sheet or wedding duvet cover set to be of good quality it needs to be made from a high-quality natural material such as French flax linen or Egyptian cotton.

 

EGYPTIAN COTTON WEDDING BEDDING

Egyptian cotton is the creme de la creme when it comes to luxury wedding bed linen.

Considered one of the best types of cotton in the world, it’s light and breathable, whilst also feeling satisfyingly soft and silky against your skin. That’s because Egyptian cotton comes from a different plant than regular cotton and the fibres harvested are extra long. This allows them to be spun more finely than standard cotton, resulting in a much higher thread count.

Egyptian cotton bed linen is therefore highly popular in luxury hotels because it really is unmatched in quality.

 

FRENCH FLAX LINEN WEDDING BEDDING

Like cotton, linen bedding comes in different degrees of quality and French flax is universally regarded as the Egyptian cotton of linen.

Linen that is produced from French flax is farmed between the English Channel and the North Sea and is renowned for its superior quality. Like Egyptian cotton is has a wonderfully luxurious texture but it’s also easy to care for and incredibly hard-wearing so it washes well and can last for years (in fact it actually gets better with age).

It’s also naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, making it the perfect choice for allergy sufferers.

 

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THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING WEDDING BEDDING

SIZE - What size bed your couple sleep in will impact upon the bedding size you buy them. Our linens come in double, king and super king, as well as single. Don’t worry if you guess the size incorrectly as we offer a full 60-night free exchange on all our bed linen and duvet sets.

FINISH - While both Egyptian cotton and French flax linen have a luxuriously soft feel, Egyptian cotton sateen weave bedding tends to feature more of a visible sheen or lustre finish compared to linen, which is more matte in appearance.

STYLE - Will you go for an Oxford or Houeswife pillow case? Not sure see our pillowcase guide.

AFTERCARE - Purchasing the highest quality bedding doesn’t mean you can’t look after it easily at home. Each of our wedding bedding sets is designed to be machine washed at either 40 or 30 degrees so there’s no need for costly dry-cleaning bills to enjoy the finest feeling sheets on your bed.

COMFORT - High-quality bed linen can make the world of difference to how you sleep at night, but especially if you’re susceptible to allergies. All of our wedding bed sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases and wedding bed linen sets are Oeko-Tex standard 100 verified so you can be 100% assured they’re free from harmful toxins and chemicals.

ENVIRONMENT - Every purchase has an environmental impact but at scooms we aim to keep ours as low as possible by delivering our bedding in recyclable and reusable packaging, only working with sustainable and ethical suppliers, and avoiding all single use-plastics. If the couple you’re buying for are environmentally conscious, we’re sure they’ll appreciate these mindful actions.

 

 

LOOKING FOR A LAST MINUTE WEDDING GIFT?

Whether it’s a full bridal bed set, a wedding bed sheet or a wedding duvet set, all of our scooms bedding is delivered the very next day for orders placed before 1pm - perfect if you’ve left it to the last minute to purchase a wedding gift.

We also stock towels, candles and throws, as well as our signature Hungarian goose down duvet and pillows, for next day delivery, which also make for great wedding presents and meet the same high quality standards as our luxurious wedding bedding ranges.

Use the hyperlinks in this article to navigate straight to these products or see our handy buying guides for more expert advice and tips. If you have any questions, we provide many answers in our FAQs. Alternatively, get in touch with us, Emily and Jonathan, directly. We can be reached by phone at 020 7164 6045 or by email at sleep@scooms.com.

  

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Bedding size guide

DUVET SIZE GUIDE

These are standard UK bedding measurements so if you know your mattress size, you can easily work out which duvet size you need. (Width x length.)

UK sizes Duvet size Mattress size
Single 135 x 200cm (53 x 79") 90 x 190cm (36 x 75")
Double 200 x 200cm (79 x 79") 135 x 190cm (53 x 75")
King 225 x 220cm (89 x 87") 150 x 200cm (60 x 78")
Super king 260 x 220cm (102 x 87") 180 x 200cm (72 x 78")

US/CANADA BEDDING SIZES: Approximate matches to UK sizes are US King/UK Super king, US Queen/UK King,  US Full/UK Double and US Twin/UK Single.

EUROPEAN BEDDING SIZES: Each size - Single, Double, King and Grand king - is a little larger than the UK equivalent.

Measure your mattress to see which size bedding you need: our UK v European v US mattress comparison guide.

 

DUVET TOG RATING GUIDE

Young children can overheat so if they are old enough to use a full size bed, we recommend using a single size 4.5 tog duvet.

 Tog rating Season / heat Feel
2.5 tog High summer / hot sleepers Light thermal insulation
4.5 tog Summer Lower thermal insulation
9 tog Spring & Autumn Cosy medium heat
All season 13.5 tog 4.5 tog + 9 tog Very warm
All season 11.5 tog 2.5 tog + 9 tog Warm
All season 7 tog 2.5 tog + 4.5 tog Lower warmth

 

DUVET FILL WEIGHT GUIDE

Our goose down duvets have high 700 fill power. Fill weight is measured in GSM (grams per square metre). For example view our 9 tog king size goose down duvet for more duvet details.

Fill weight (not total duvet weight)
Single All seasons - 788gsm
9 tog - 486gsm 
4.5 tog - 302gsm 
2.5 tog - 220gsm
Double All seasons - 1168gsm
9 tog - 720gsm
4.5 tog - 448gsm
2.5 tog - 320gsm
King All seasons - 1478gsm
9 tog - 911gsm
4.5 tog - 567gsm
2.5 tog - 400gsm
Super king All seasons - 1671gsm
9 tog - 1030gsm
4.5 tog - 641gsm
2.5 tog - 480gsm

 

PILLOW SIZE GUIDE

Our pillows come in two sizes and two firmness options. (Width x length.)

Standard  50 x 75cm
King 50 x 90cm

 

BED LINEN SIZE GUIDE

Our fitted sheets are deep fit, up to 40cm / 15.7" mattress depth. And our duvet covers fasten with large, easy to use buttons. (Width x length.)

Duvet cover Fitted sheet Flat sheet Pillowcase (pair)
Single 140 x 200cm 90 x 190cm 180 x 275cm
Double 200 x 200cm 135 x 190cm 230 x 275cm 50 x 75cm (Standard)
King 230 x 220cm 150 x 200cm 275 x 275cm 50 x 90cm (King)
Super king 260 x 220cm 180 x 200cm 305 x 275cm

 

MATTRESS PROTECTOR SIZE GUIDE

Our mattress protectors are deep fit, up to 40cm mattress depth. Choose the same size protector as your mattress size. (Width x length.)

Mattress protector size Mattress size
Single 90 x 190cm 90 x 190cm
Double 135 x 190cm 135 x 190cm
King 150 x 200cm 150 x 200cm
Super king 180 x 200cm 180 x 200cm 

 

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