Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

A woman’s wedding day is the best day of her life. She gets to dress up like a princess, marry her prince charming, and spend the day surrounded by people she loves. But before the wedding day, there is usually a bridal shower.  Make sure that you bring a bridal shower gift that won't be forgotten.

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Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

  • New journal. Give the bride a new journal where she can record stories from her new life. She’ll love the thought behind it and it’ll be a great bridal shower gift for her to show her children one day.
  • Cookbook with recipes from all the bridesmaids. Compile a collection of recipes from all of the bridesmaids. Let them pick their favorite and most helpful recipes to pass on, and then put them together in a recipe box, binder, or in scrapbook form.
  • Book of advice. Before or at the bridal shower, have all the guests write a page of marital advice. Then compile it into one big book and give it to the bride as her bridal shower gift. She’ll love reading both the silly and serious messages from her friends and family, and it can be put to good use after she’s married!
  • Wedding emergency kit. Put together a kit of things she might need on her wedding day, but wouldn’t typically have on hand. You can include chapstick, lotion, bobby pins, a snack, water bottle, mints, ibuprofen, and a tiny mirror. She will love this bridal shower gift idea and won’t have to worry about the little things on her big day.
  • Personalized ornament. Create a clever gift that will both memorialize her wedding invitation and be used every year at Christmas. Cut up her wedding invitation into strips, curl the strips around pencils, put the strips in a clear ornament, and tie with a ribbon in her wedding colors.
  • Matching apron and oven mitt. While everyone else is getting her things to help her cook, think outside the box and get her something she can feel cute and feminine in! A girl can never have too many aprons, and a matching oven mitt is just the thing to make it something special.
  • Cupcake Kit. Put a cupcake tin, cupcake mix and frosting, and cupcake liners all into a basket or box to make a cupcake making kit. She will think it’s a cute bridal shower gift idea and will put it to good use once all the leftover wedding cake runs out!
  • Bubble bath. Girls always want to pamper themselves, so get her a bottle of bubble bath in her favorite scent. She will love being able to de-stress after long days, and it can spice up the honeymoon!

Besides the bridal shower gift, there are other ways to help make a bridal shower special. Always make the bride the center of attention. The shower is for her, after all! Play fun party games to get to know her and her fiancée. Have him write down answers to questions before the party, and play a game to see how much she knows about him. Have the guests compete in a wedding dress contest using only toilet paper, and let her be the judge. Provide her favorite foods and drinks, and remind her of how much she means to your guests. Have fun with the gifts, because she'll receive formal presents for her wedding gifts.  Above all, help her not feel stressed about her upcoming nuptials and make the day one she won’t forget.