Give a gift that lasts a lifetime

Give A GIFT THAT LASTS A LIFETIME

Gabbinbar Homestead explores an iconic wedding gift tradition

19 February 2018

Stumped on what to give the happy couple? Don’t worry you’re not alone. You will often find many wedding guests debating for months leading up to the wedding on what they will buy. We are now finding the tradition of giving practical household items such as kettles and toasters a thing of the past because many couples have already purchased these items themselves. Today, we are seeing an increasing trend of a number of guests getting together and purchasing one large item for the newlyweds, usually something they wouldn’t necessarily buy themselves. Quite often, the large item will be a beautiful wall clock as it’s a gift the couple will cherish forever.

Giving a clock as a wedding gift symbolises the beginning of the time the new couple will spend together. A clock will go on a journey with the couple throughout the rest of their lives and remind them of their wedding day and the friend or family member(s) that bought it for them. Commonly, the clock will go on to become a treasured family heirloom for future generations. Believe it or not a well maintained mechanical clock is capable of running for 200 or more years. It’s also a nice touch to get the clock engraved with the couple’s name’s and the date of their wedding to make your gift even more personalised and unique.

If you’re looking to purchase a clock as a wedding gift for a couple getting married at Gabbinbar Homestead, we would recommend visiting Black Forest Hill which is owned and operated by Robyn and Jim Rich. Black Forest Hill is about 20 minutes from the Toowoomba CBD and stocks clocks of European origin which are imported from The Black Forest Region of Germany. The shop has now been in operation for over 25 years. You will find grandfather clocks or beautiful wall hanging clocks, with plain and stylish or artistic carvings so there is something to suit every taste.  For more information on Black Forest Hill visit www.black-forest-hill.com.au.

Black Forest Cuckoo and Grandfather Clock Centre

9917 New England Highway, Cabarlah, Queensland

Ph: 07 4696 6288

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