Compared to your average bachelorette party, a bridal shower usually is a bit more official and tamer. Since offering gifts to the bride-to-be is literally the reason for the gathering, you have to be really careful about the kind of present to pick up. So, in order to find the best one for that upcoming event, we’ve compiled a list of 25 bridal shower gift ideas. Suggestions are mostly wedding or bridal themed, with a few spa gift baskets and kitchen decorations here and there.
1. Honeymoon Survival Kit
We kick off this list with an incredible “honeymoon survival kit” which contains four distinct items. First, there’s the cotton bag engraved with the word “bride” and then you have three entertaining pieces. Hang the do not disturb sign, roll the decision dice, and enjoy a drink with the cup coolers.
2. First Year of Marriage Milestones Wine Bottle Covers by Toast the Firsts
Every marriage’s milestone should be a reason of celebration and this six-piece wine bottle cover set offers plenty. Pop a drink for the first anniversary, first fight, first New Years, first visit from the in-laws, first dinner party, and first Valentine’s Day.
3. Kate Aspen Wedding Survival Kit
If the bride-to-be likes to have everything under control and always be prepared, this is a must-have gift for her bridal shower. This wedding survival kit includes a manicure set, hair ties and bobby pins, clothing tape for wardrobe malfunctions, some oil absorbing wipes, and a sewing kit. It’s definitely one of the most useful bridal shower gift ideas on this list.
4. Marriage Prayer Wood Plaque by Dexsa
It could be a gift for someone with a lot of faith or for someone who appreciates the well-meaning intention behind the idea. This decorative wall plaque contains a fictional “marriage prayer” which is supposed to protect the household and promote harmony and peace inside of it.
5. Tonight – Not Tonight Pillow Case By Oh, Susannah
You generally can’t go wrong with a quirky and humorous gift. Take this pillowcase, for instance. It’s perfectly suggestive through the message displayed on either face of the case. As many would say, it will end up becoming an important element in most marriages. Hooray for pillow communication!
6. Mud Pie P-Initial Canvas Tote Bag
If you don’t necessarily want to go with something particularly fancy, your intentions will definitely shine through with this thematic canvas tote bag. It simply reads “Mrs.” in gold letters and that might just be enough for bridal shower gift ideas. Plus, it’s one of those practical gifts!
7. Ganz The Key to a Happy Marriage
No one has the figurative key to a successful marriage, but you could try presenting to the future bride a literal one. This key makes for a nicely decorated, nicely packed decorative item. It can also serve as a token of good will and, hopefully, of a happy and long-lasting marriage.
8. Our Wedding Album by Malden Holds
You don’t necessarily have to be the most creative person in the world to come up with a gift. Sometimes practical is better. When the newlyweds receive their photos and they will realize just how lucky they are to own this one.
9. Lillian Rose Mr. and Mrs. Luggage Tags
When the married couple will undoubtedly head for their honeymoon, they’ll probably want the whole world to know of their happiness. Easily solved and done: these luggage tags are an interesting idea and as a bonus, they’re also funny. Hint: notice the two tags for the wife.
10. Harney & Sons Caffeinated Wedding White Tea
It’s always nice when we can just sit down and enjoy a nice cup of tea, particularly when it’s a gift for your bridal shower. This caffeinated white tea is special for wedding themes. It’s basically just a wedding in a cup.
11. Giftsational Spa Gift Basket
When in doubt, always go with the bridal shower gift baskets and the kits. This nicely-wrapped spa gift basket is the kind that anyone can enjoy regardless of their favorite scents. The ocean fragrance is pretty universally accepted. Plus, it’s not about the smell, but about the effects and they’ll definitely be there.
12. Bambüsi by Belmint Bamboo Cheese Board & Cutlery Set
Since a future wedding is foreseen at the horizon, it’s impossible to drop the upcoming honeymoon so early. For practical, themed bridal shower gift ideas, look no further than this cheese board. It comes together with a neat cutlery set and a drawer for better storage.
13. HanZa Bath Bombs Gift Set
Bridal showers, weddings, organizing stuff, running around to taste the cake… There’s a lot of stress for a bride, so offer her a possibility to sit back in the tub and relax with a bath. Not just any bath, a bathbomb one.
14. Color Me Wed: Stress Relieving Wedding Coloring Book by LightBurst Media
Coloring books? Since the adult coloring book craze, it’s safe to say this is no longer an activity exclusive to kids. It’s a means of relaxation, it’s wedding themed, and, in conclusion, a great gift idea.
15. Botanical Bars Bridal Shower Lip Balms
Some of the best bridal shower gift ideas take a classic idea and slap the thematic on top of it. In this case, we have this 12-piece set of cherry-flavored lip balms. The packaging does the whole thing since they read “kiss the single life goodbye.”
Recommended read: If you are interested in more wedding-related gifts, check out our collections of the best bridesmaids gift ideas, the best wedding gift ideas, and some adorable flower girl gift ideas.
16. The Bride-to-Be Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Here’s the gift for the bride that wants to cherish the experience for as long as possible. This book comes with “insightful prompts, envelopes, and other thoughtful features.” It’s the guide for the woman that wants to remember the bliss of everything from proposal to honeymoon.
17. 30 “Olive You!” Glass LOVE Oil Bottles in Signature Tuscan Boxes
Obviously, not everything has to be strictly bridal-themed. For instance, this olive oil bottle with a nice black ribbon tied around it would look excellent on top of any counter. It’s a nice little touch and something to carry and hold memories, just like all of our bridal shower gift ideas.
18. Kate Aspen Bamboo Cheese Board
Compared to the other one, this heart-shaped tray is for all kinds of slicing and dicing. It’s yet another item that will make a great addition to a kitchen. Plus, it’s a very practical bridal shower gift idea!
19. AerWo Vintage Kraft Bonbonniere
How about bridal shower gift ideas that also help out the bride with her future wedding? When the big party comes, the newlyweds will be handing out candy to their guests. So, spare her this extra expense with these bonbonnieres.
20. Spa Gift Basket with Sensual Rose & Jasmine Fragrance
Here’s yet another gift basket recommendation. It also comes in a nice packaging, with plenty of products to pick from and use, and its scent reeks of femininity and elegance.
21. With This Ring Chrome Diamond-Ring Bottle Stopper
It’s really difficult to let go of the wedding-themed bridal shower gift ideas. Sue us. But this diamond ring bottle stopper is a really nice and unique accessory. It a useful bridal shower gift, but one that’s also novel and charming.
22. Porcelain Tealight Candle Holders
No, don’t rush to tell the future bride to throw out her China just yet. These beautiful porcelain teacups aren’t real cups. They’re tealight candle holders! And just the fact that they can stir this kind of confusion is reason enough to have them.
23. Accoutrements Wedding Voodoo Doll
If the bride-to-be is a good friend of yours with a well-developed sense of humor, this is one of the best bridal shower gift ideas for you. This gag gift for brides comes with two Voodoo dolls and 20 pins so that the couple can pinpoint the exact activity or trait they would like to see in the other one when married life gets rough.
24. Don’ts for Wives Hardcover Pocket Book
Written almost 100 years ago, the snippets of this book still ring true today. Not only is it entertaining to read, it also gives solid advice for a happy marriage. It definitely is a unique bridal shower gift idea, so make sure you know the bride well enough before purchasing this. And since you’re here, you might also be interested in the Don’ts for Husbands and Don’ts for Weddings pocket books – you can find them in the related items section.
25. Heart Design Wire Whisk
Finally, we’ll close off with one of the most inexpensive bridal shower gift ideas. This is yet another kitchen accessory with a bridal twist. This whisk, obviously, is useful when in need of a stir while cooking. But it’s shaped in a heart. That’s it. That’s enough of a reason to turn it into a gift.
And those were our 25 bridal shower gift ideas. Which one captured your attention? And do you have suggestions for any other items that you could offer to a future bride? Our recommendation is to stick with the themed gifts, if only for the fact that they’ll be easier to remember down the line.