When you are invited to a bridal shower, you may strictly go off the registry or add in gifts that you know the bride will love. How much you buy depends on how well you know the bride. However, there are some fun bridal shower gifts that any woman would love regardless of her age when getting married. Each gift idea here will help the bride feel excited for her big day and possibly go down as the best bridal shower gift she received.
Here are a few fantastic gift ideas for the bride-to-be.
You may have attended a bridal shower where lingerie was given as a gift. However, anyone who has worn lingerie knows most of it is amazingly uncomfortable. Instead, buy the bride a gift from Woxer. Woxer is a new company that offers boxer briefs and shorts designed specifically for women. They are made to be comfortable and supportive. They won’t bunch, move, or slip, making her feel uncomfortable, exposed, or in need of adjusting. They are also fun and sexy and will be worn more often than lingerie.
Collect photos of the happy couple and use them in a photo blanket made through a company like Shutterfly that can turn any photo into a great gift. They will have plenty of pictures of their wedding day and from their honeymoon. This blanket can remind them of their date nights and the journey that resulted in them getting married. As they grow old together, it can be a warm reminder of their past. If the bride is a close friend, you can make the blanket with all pictures of her or of the two of you together as a fun and sentimental gift. Make sure it is a warm and cozy blanket so it will get used frequently.
A lap desk is essentially a pillow with a hardtop. It is designed so people can have a hard desktop to write on while sitting on a couch or in a chair. Lap desks are comfortable to use and versatile. They are perfect for writing thank-you notes, which the bride will be doing a lot of after the shower and wedding. They are also great for journaling, drawing, writing, and even eating a snack. They are the gift every woman needs and doesn’t even know it.
Honeymoon Gift Basket
Find out where they are going on their honeymoon and make a gift basket with things they’ll need. For example, if they are going somewhere tropical, the gift basket can include sunscreen, a wide brim hat, beach towels, and drink cozies. A basket for camping can contain a compact poncho, smart socks, and bug spray. There are endless ways to customize a gift basket based on where they are going for their honeymoon. If they plan a road trip, you can include gas cards, car bingo, car air freshener, old-school maps, and road snacks.
The gift you buy for a woman for her bridal shower will depend on how close you two are. The gift ideas offered above would be loved by most women, but how much you spend and how personal you make it will be up to you. If she is a close friend, you may want to incorporate inside jokes or give her gifts in private, as opposed to during the shower with everyone else. If she is a family member, you can include family traditions in the gifts you give. You may have a family heirloom that you decide to pass on. There are no limits to what is a great gift.