10 Unique Bridal Shower Gifts
1. MONOGRAMMED COSMETIC POUCH
There are so many beautiful options in terms of style, colour and material, but the point is, this is a practical, yet gorgeous gift that will used for many years. It's an opportunity to spoil her with a keepsake that she isn't likely to splurge on for herself. If she's changing her name, you can be the first to add her new initials in a custom monogram, if she's not changing her name, then she's still going to love seeing her initials, I mean who doesn't?
2. HONEYMOON HELPER
Here's your chance to be a little creative with a do-it-yourself gift that you've designed just for the bride to be. You can spend as little or as much as you like. You can aim for luxury, resort, glamping, camping, or even a staycation. We've assembled a beach destination gift to give you a little inspiration.
We've chosen a fine quality 50+SPF Sunscreen from We are Feel Good Inc. a bright and whismical Turkish towel from Loopys, and a glamorous whicker beach basket from Water Every Sunday. You could also include sunglasses, fake tan, a body moisturiser, her favourite magazine or some tasty treats.
Whatever you decide on, this thoughtful gift is aimed at making her honeymoon carefree and relaxing.
3. RING HOLDER/JEWELLERY DISH
She's sure to need a special place to put her engagement and wedding rings when she takes them off to go to the gym, do a spot of gardening (does anyone even do gardening?) or wash the dishes.
You could purchase a delicate jewellery dish for her bedside table or we think these little animals are super cute! We found them on Amazon for around $15 plus shipping.
4. PHOTO FRAME
Whether they've paid a fortune for wedding photos, taken wedding selfies or had Great Uncle Bob take the photos with his original Canon camera circa 1956, they are defintely going to want to have a few wedding photos on display. They can look at them fondly in the years to come and wonder why on earth the bridesmaids were wearing apricot taffeta (hello Rebecca!).
We've selected a super stylish frame from Country Road that retails for around $44.95, but you can of course source photo frames to suit any budget from any department store, Freedom, Ikea etc.
5. SUBSCRIPTION BOX
If this isn't my favourite idea for a bridal shower gift, or gift for any bride-to-be, then I don't know what is.
It's a 3 month subscription to Bella Box, retailing for $53.85 including all postage and handling. So for 3 glorious months, the bride to be is guaranteed to receive a special gift box containing at least 5 samples of gorgeous beauty products to try before or after the big day!
There are many other subscription services including healthy foods, stationery etc, so you can find one that suits the bride.
6. CURATED GIFT BOX
What's a BLOG without a little self promotion? To be fair though, we have designed a very special gift box with the bride-to-be in mind.
With "White Wedding" Tea, Moet & Chandon Champagne, a Soak Society Body Scrub, 'Just a little something' softly scented soap, a stylish silver coloured jewellery dish for her bedside table and a gorgeous Elm Paper card for your special message.
It's a thoughtfully designed bundle of loveliness to show the bride-to-be some love as her wedding day approaches. It retails for $120, but if you use code BLOGLOVE you'll receive $15 off this gift box until the end of April!
7. DATE NIGHT DELIGHT
This inspired gift will enable the bride-to-be and her groom (or her bestie), to have a special night out together to relax before the big day, or unwind afterwards!
- a Gold Class movie pass (each State usually has something similar). You can purchase just the movie tickets, or a little more to allow them to purchase something from the bar to enjoy during the movie
- A Melbourne Martini cocktail in a jar. We've selected the Espresso Martini, where all they have to do is chill, shake and drink!
- A speciality chocolate bar or sweet treat. We've chosen a Raspberry and Pistachio chocolate bar from Adelaide's Just Bliss Chocolate. If you know the brides favourite sweet or savoury treat, then this is the time and place to include it
8. A SOFTLY SCENTED CANDLE
The simply joy of having a beautiful candle burning in the bathroom, kitchen or bedroom can not be understated. It's a small thing, but it gives so much pleasure and creates a lovely, welcoming atmosphere. There are endless candles to choose from, but we think these Damselfy Candles have just the right sentiment.
Prices start from $39.95. We stock them year round, but you should also be able to find them in any quality gift store.
9. BESPOKE STATIONERY
You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to custom stationery gifts for the bride.
French Navy have off the shelf quality notecards with individual letters, or you can head straight to Etsy and order a custom monogram, the brides full name or get a coat of arms designed if you want to!
10. FANCY PILLOWCASES
The final gift idea is a practical one that can be as stylish or silly as you like. We just love the pillow cases at Old English Prints. They retail for around $25 and ship to Australia. You can also find similar products on Etsy or Amazon.
These 2 are our favourite gifts for the bride to be and are perfect, inexpensive gifts for a bridal shower.
So there you have it, our curation of what we think are some of the best ideas for bridal shower or bride-to-be gifts. I hope you found it helpful, and please do feel free to get in touch if we can help you with any of your gifting needs.
Until next time