You’ve perused Pinterest, examined Etsy and investigated the internet, yet you still haven’t settled on a bridal shower gift!
DIY projects are always a meaningful, creative way to show your appreciation of the bride-to-be, and while we do love a good craft project ourselves, sometimes we just don’t have time for one.
On our list of the 10 best bridal shower gifts, we have options for both types of gift givers: whether you prefer to create something yourself for your special friend or if you prefer to purchase something ready to give, you’ll find some great inspiration below in our guide.
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What to Choose?
That is the question.
There are so many ways that the gift selection can go and every bride is different. Every gift giver is different.
With that in mind, we think we have a pretty easy way to help you narrow down the choices, and that is by choosing something within the following categories.
- Something to Use at the Bridal Party. Here you have many options. You could get the “Bride to Be” sash along with a matching tiara or go with a gag gift like the The Good Wife Guide: 19 Rules for Keeping a Husband Happy book. The old-school approach to marriage is quite hilarious to the modern woman, so if you think this might give the bride and guests a laugh, go for it.
- Something to Use on the Wedding Day. It could be a manicure kit with nail polish for a bride that wants to “do it herself, ” or it might be a fancy hanger for her dress that will be featured in her wedding photos.
Choosing a gift of this sort can be a little tricky because you don’t want to risk getting her something that she wouldn’t use on her wedding day, so try to do a little detective work to make sure she will be able to incorporate.
- Something to Use at Home. Some high-quality skin care and hair care products to help her prep for the big day is a great idea, especially if she doesn’t normally splurge on things like that for herself. The fact that she can use it long after the wedding makes it a great gift for her.
Do you want to give something bride and groom themed? The serving tray idea (number 9 in our table) is a cute idea. All the guests can sign the tray with a Sharpie or write a special message.
You’ll have to purchase some resin separately from the craft store, but it isn’t very expensive. The resin creates a hard layer over the writing so that it won’t wear off over time.
We know the options are endless, but at least choosing something within one of these three categories will help you narrow down the options!
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People sure have gotten creative with wedding accessories through the years, and one of the modern favorites is the wedding dress hanger.
It is a wonderful accessory for wedding photos and the fact that you can customize both the wire writing and have custom text engraved on the wood makes it easy to find the right match for the bride.
They offer five different wood finishes (wood, chestnut, black, white and vintage) and you can also choose the color of the bow (there are 16 color options).
If you aren’t sure what to have written on it, you could ask the bride’s mom or other close friends to get ideas.
Every bride needs a place to hang her dress, which makes this one of the best bridal shower gifts on our list!
Every bride should be treated like a princess or a queen for her special day, and what better way to help her feel the part than with a rhinestone crown?
We know this is a bit cliché as a gift, but it really does make many women feel extra special, and this isn’t just some cheap, dollar store kiddy toy. The quality is great – it doesn’t feel flimsy – and it won’t break the bank for those of you shopping on a budget.
It has over 300 rhinestones and is 5.5 inches across (adult sizing).
The only thing we suggest is to order well in advance so that you have a chance to remedy any problems (missing rhinestones, missing letters, etc.)
If you like giving practical, useful gifts, then this is the ultimate solution to your bridal gift dilemma!
Hair care, skin care, and makeup products can get expensive, and for the bride who doesn’t usually splurge on such luxury items, it would be a great if her best gal pal could do so for her!
A nice bottle of high-quality Argan oil is great for bothskin and hair, and the hair mask can help prep the bride’s locks for her big day.
Throw in some Retinol Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins E and B5 to help reduce the wrinkles, and she’ll feel like she’sbeing pampered at the spa.
We liked the idea of presenting them in something useful, so choose the foldable storage bins that the bride can use in the bathroom, closet or laundry room to help keep things organized.
If the bride and groom both like kicking back with a cold bottle of beer at the end of a long work day, then these little bottle coolies are too cute to pass up.
Each one is made from a 1/8-inch thick high-density polyurethane with both Mr. and Mrs. printed on a knitted material.
The zipper is super cute (especially for the groom since it looks like a tux) and the overall quality of each one is good for the price.
The nice thing about them is that they are easy to wash and they do a great job of keeping drinks cooler for longer periods.
All of these items are useful to a bride who likes to take care of her nails, so if the bride you know just loves indulging in manis and pedis, then this is always a great option for her.
We actually chose this OPI color because it really goes with the wedding theme (and gift number 6 on our list). The color is called” Cosmo – Not Tonight Honey!” which remains in the wedding theme. It also happens to be a nice neutral color that works with a variety of skin tones. Add a top coat and a quality cuticle pusher, and you’re set!
You can put everything in the jar and customize it with some flowers or ribbon, and since there is a little chalkboard area on the front, it can head to the kitchen and hold some pasta or flour once the bride has opened it.