Bridal Shower Gift Ideas for Any Bride
Being invited to a bridal shower is a lovely reminder that the bride-to-be values you as part of her life. Naturally, you want to find the perfect bridal shower gift ideas so you can take your friend something beautiful and meaningful that she will treasure long after her wedding day has passed.
Every bride is unique. You know your friend best – is she elegant and classy or fun and cheeky? Does she love the great outdoors or would she rather curl up with a good book? Is she an avid cook or a takeout kind of girl?
If you’re struggling to choose just the right present to take to a shower, let our bridal shower gift ideas for any bride inspire you.
1. For the bride who is setting up home
Although things are moving more away from the traditional model where people met, dated, and then got married before setting up home together, home gifts can still be ideal for bridal showers.
If the couple hasn’t moved in together yet, or have only moved in together in the last year, chances are a few lovely things for the home won’t go amiss.
Cookware and glassware are always practical, or why not treat her to a fun couple-themed gift such as his n hers towels or robes? Potted herbs for the window sill are an inexpensive gift that nevertheless adds something warm and welcoming to any house.
2. For the bride who loves to travel
If your friend loves to travel, there are lots of wonderful gift options to choose from.
If you’re on a budget, a travel jewelry roll makes a lovely luxurious gift that won’t break the bank. A jewelry roll makes it easy for the bride to store all her favorite necklaces, bracelets and earrings when she’s traveling – including on honeymoon!
Other great travel-themed gifts include a guidebook to her honeymoon destination, a pretty passport holder, a travel pillow, and mask, or even a beautiful map for her wall so she can chart all the places she’s been.
3. For the bride who loves beautiful things
If your friend appreciates the beautiful things in life, why not look for something to add a little extra elegance and beauty to her life?
There are so many choices out there. How about jewelry, a unique piece of artwork for the home, or even a pretty journal or a beautifully crafted fountain pen? Check out Etsy or local craft stores for something that is both lovely to look at and carefully handcrafted.
A generously sized bouquet of flowers makes for a classic but unexpected gift that your friend will enjoy.
4. For the bride who enjoys new experiences
Bridal shower gifts don’t have to be physical items you can gift wrap. Why not give your friend the gift of a new experience?
Does your friend have a particular thing she’s always saying she wants to do? If you know she has a longing to learn French cooking, tap dance, or pottery, gift her with a certificate for a set of classes.
You can also look around your local area for fun experiences to give as a present. You might treat she and her fiance to a river cruise, a night out at a seasonal event, an animal experience at the local zoo or even an activity such as a day of archery, snowboarding or fencing!
5. For the bride who love nights in
If your friend appreciates quiet time at home more than a wild night out, why not get her something to make nights at home even more comfortable and cozy?
Choose something luxurious such as hand embroidered scatter pillows or a soft throw for a touch of warmth and comfort. Or why not treat her to some fine incense, pretty candles, her favorite wine or a box of luxury chocolates for an indulgent night in?
For brides to be who love to stay home and entertain, consider a set of champagne flutes, some pretty side plates, a good quality cheese board or serving dishes, or even a gift certificate for high-quality wines.
6. For the bride who is a romantic at heart
Is your friend a romantic heart who can’t wait to get married? Then why not spoil her with some his n her gifts to delight her sweet side? You’ll find everything from his n hers mugs and towels to photo frames, personalized blankets, glasses and much more.
For a more personal touch, put together a photo album or scrapbook about her relationship, or choose a personalized gift such as a star chart of the night they got engaged, or mementos from the places they’ve been together.
Another great option for the romantic bride to be is a date night experience. Book she and her partner a night at a fancy restaurant or tickets to an event you know they’ll love. If they have kids, offer to watch them so they can relax and enjoy the night off.
Picking a bridal shower gift is a wonderful way to show your friend how much you care, and with so many ideas to choose from you are sure to find one that suits her.
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