the couple gave us a lot of money for our wedding last year so we can't give money as we'd have to either give their present back or give more or less (with ensuing embarrassment).
Original idea was some wine and an ice cream maker, but I'm not sure. He's the one wh's a friend really so i asked him what they'd like. answer - "don't know, but I'm doing some building work on the house so some materials for that?"
I asked what she likes and got the information that she doesn't like cooking but likes reading.
If they had mealsdirect in Spain I'd order a month's worth. Or I thought I could get some wine for him, and a really good, really apt book for her (should be an English book in translation to minimise risk that she's read it). Or could I make something? How about I make a month's worth of meals? Maybe not.
Art is notoriously difficult to buy for others but I would defy anyone not to be moved by the NASA pictures of "Earthrise". These are photos which you can but as prints taken from the surface of the moon showing the earth. Amazing IMO. We got one as a wedding present and I thought it was a lovely gift. When I have a particularly crappy day I look at it and realise how insignificant things often are in the grand scheme of things.
Think i would combine PTMD's and scottishmum's ideas. Some nice wine for him, an amazon voucher for her and a gorgeous photo frame for them both (there should be something for them both there as it's their wedding). The whole thing in a nice box.