Whether you’re a member of the bridal party, a close family member, or a dear friend, you’re probably thinking of the best present to give the bride-to-be before she walks down the aisle. Go for something meaningful and thoughtful that she can use on her wedding day, honeymoon, or after, when she settles down at home with her life partner. A multipurpose cosmetics bag, a spa gift card, and tableware are great choices. You can also opt for personalized gifts, such as handmade jewelry, monogrammed towels, or a custom tumbler. Your goal is to shower the future missus with gifts she’ll love—something to pamper her or prepare her for her big day and domestic bliss thereafter.
Read on to find the perfect bridal shower gifts for the guest of honor.
A chic luggage set will come in handy for her honeymoon and subsequent trips to amazing destinations. Look for a stylish yet sturdy suitcase that is expandable and has built-in compartments. You can also consider matching suitcases for the newlyweds.
A scratchable world map is a wonderful gift for a couple who loves to travel. You can choose a scratch map that shows the entire world if the newlyweds enjoy wandering to distant lands or a country map if they prefer to explore every part of a specific territory. You can even find a gourmet scratch map that’s fantastic for people who want to eat their way around a region’s finest restaurants.
A sleek passport cover in a design she loves, customized with her name and other details—like her favorite quote from a book—makes a meaningful and useful gift. Not only will the custom passport cover, especially a brightly colored one, help her quickly find it in her bag, but it will also protect her passport from the usual wear and tear. You can also get her a passport cover with extra pockets for IDs, money, and vaccine cards.
A sexy and luxurious lingerie set will not just tickle the bride pink, but it will make her significant other incredibly happy. Make sure you get her size right though and always look for high-quality fabrics. Give her a beautiful matching set that will make her feel gorgeous and confident on their honeymoon—and all the nights after.
Give her personalized jewelry designed and crafted by local artisans to make her feel extra special. Sea glass earrings, birthstone necklaces, charm bracelets, and other leather, beaded, or vintage pieces aren’t just unique gifts, but they are also environmentally friendly.
A hand-painted ring dish with charming art, like stars or flowers or a delightful leafy border, can be a safe place for her engagement ring and wedding band. You can also get her a personalized trinket dish that’s engraved with the couple’s initials and their wedding date.
The trendy bride can rock her personal style with a wedding jacket embroidered with her new last name. Help her tell her story with a classic denim jacket, a bejeweled white jacket, a tie-dyed jean jacket, or even a playful jacket with tassels.
Bath and Body
Spoil the bride-to-be with a set of plush bath towels stitched with her new initials. Get her those fluffy towels that are super soft, she would want to sleep on them—which can be very useful when she’s traveling and she needs extra pillows. It’s also a good idea to search for those non-shedding, quick-drying towel bundles.
After months of stressful wedding planning, help the busy bride-to-be find her calm with a jar of bath salts. She will appreciate the chance to submerge in a tub sprinkled with bath salts. A warm bath soak can help both her body and mind relax and detoxify after a long day, while also moisturizing her skin and soothing her muscles.
Pair the bath salts with a booze-scented candle. This is an awesome gift that will allow your lovely friend to reminisce about the good old days with college buddies or co-workers, partying and drinking all night. This time, without having to worry about waking up with a hangover.
Kitchen and Home
Let the newlyweds enjoy date night at home with a personalized decanter and a beautiful set of whiskey or wine glasses. You can have the decanter and glasses etched with the names of the bride and groom. You can also opt to get them water goblets or glass tumblers for everyday use.
A nice set of luxury bed linens is a thoughtful and practical gift. Fresh bed sheets and pillowcases are the perfect gifts for a life of new beginnings. Make sure to get the right size of bedding because you don’t want to buy king-sized sheets for a queen-sized bed and vice-versa.
After a cozy date at home on a Friday evening, the newlyweds can stay in and enjoy a romantic breakfast in bed. Find a decorative bamboo serving tray with foldable legs that she and her partner can load up with coffee and blueberry muffins to enjoy while they cuddle in bed.