My bridal shower is actually this Saturday, so my brain has been boggled with bridal shower gift ideas lately! Chances are you’re probably attending a bridal shower soon, too. According the wedding registry Zola, 79% of 2021 couples are planning to have some type of wedding shower, so there’s a good chance you’re on the hunt for a bridal gift. After scoping out gifts to add on my Zola bridal registry, I’ve realized there’s two categories when it comes to bridal shower gifts: You can either purchase a traditional gift from her registry (these are usually household items and necessities) or you can go in another direction and buy a unique gift that she can use for her upcoming bridal events like the rehearsal dinner, honeymoon or bachelorette. These are usually fun, novelty items or white-themed clothing/accessories.
To be honest, it’s thrilling seeing all of the items that have been checked off my registry, but that means there are hardly going to be any surprises at the bridal shower. Not only can you “wow” the guest of honor, you can help her save money by buying her some of the items on her checklist leading up to the big day. For example, every bride needs a getting ready robe, slippers, and afterparty sneakers like these Nike Air For 1’s, so those are all good options for a bridal shower gift. Another way to keep it simple is by buying anything the color white—like a bridal bathing suit, fun sunglasses, cute makeup bag or stylish earrings she can add to her wedding wardrobe. So start scrolling down and get shopping for the bride! We’ve compiled a list of the 35 best bridal shower gift ideas that will get your bride pumped up for her wedding day, including custom gifts on Etsy, trendy bridal outfits, accessories, items she needs for the day of the wedding (for example: toasting flutes, something blue) and more!
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Best Bridal Shower Gifts
These 14K gold plated statement earrings make the best bridal shower gift because the soon-to-be-bride can wear these to any of her bridal events (whether it’s the rehearsal dinner, bachelorette dinner or brunch). These mother-of-pearl acetate flowers with pave crystal accents are $198.00 at REVOLVE.
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The bride-to-be will love this bride-approved smartphone case by Casetify that has a fitting wedding dress graphic imprinted on the back. This $65.00 cell phone case is black-and-white so it will coordinate with all her outfits. It has wireless charging capabilities and has a strong built-in magnet that she can attach her phone to any MagSafe item with a snap. Plus, it’s drop-proof so this case is just as functional as it is cute!
This is a custom bridal shower gift the bride can use on her wedding day to hang her gown (and it’s a great photo op for photographers). Get the bride’s name laser cut across the hanger and the wedding date printed on it, which also comes with a dainty bow in the color of your choice. White’s probably the smartest option!
The future Mrs. has a ton of to-do lists before the big day. Gift her this beautiful pink notebook by Kate Spade that has 200 line pages with colored edges and a fancy tassel bookmark.
6. Personalized Wood Key Hanger for Wall
Here’s a stylish decoration for the bride and groom’s home! This custom wooden key holder with the couple’s name and date of marraige has four hooks and dimensions of 6” x 12”. Quick installation and easy to use, the keyholder has two holes on its back for mounting.
Gear the bride up for her bach party and purchase this white ruffled one-piece swimsuit. It’s final sale, so make sure you get the bride’s size right when you add it to your cart on J.Crew. It comes in sizes 0-24 and fits true to size!
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Ideal for honeymoons or bachelorette parties, these ivory white Prada cat eye sunglasses make a killer bridal shower gift idea. They’re 60% off right now at Saks OFF 5th! Grab the future pride a pair of these chic designer shades for her shower before they sell out.
10. FAYUEKEY Real Fur Slippers for Women
These trendy feather slippers are on my wish list because I want to wear them the morning of the wedding when I’m getting ready. Spare the bride the hassle of buying her own bridal slippers, and snag a pair of these plush open toe slides that have high-quality rubber soles and a lightweight, comfortable footbed.
On sale for $16.99, this cotton handkerchief is embroidered in pale blue blue with any last name, up to 12 characters, and any numeric date. The delicate lace border makes an elegant touch for her wedding day. It’s a simple and sentimental bridal shower gift she can use as her “something blue” accessory on her wedding and keep it in her wedding clutch.
The entire wedding planning process is exciting, but it’s not easy. Help the future Mrs. wind down and relax with the bridal spa gift set from Etsy. She will enjoy her fizzy bath bomb when she’s chilling in the tub and can bring her aromatherapy roll-on on the go for an emergency stress-relief moment. This cute bridal shower gift also includes bath salts, room/linen spray, a candle and a free surprise gift!
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13. Gallery Perfect Gallery Wall Kit Square Photos with Hanging Template Picture Frame Set, 12″ x 12″, Black, 9 Piece
There are so many photos that are going to be taken at all of her wedding events. This wall kit has 9 black wood picture frames that are 12 ” X 12 ” squares so she can build the perfect gallery wall of wedding pictures in a grid-like arrangement. Until she gets her photos printed, she can use the two sets of contemporary art prints that this frame set comes with.
A classic go-to shoe for bride’s afterparty ensemble: the NIKE Air Force 1 Sneakers in white. She can pair these with her afterparty cocktail dress and let loose in her comfy kicks as she dances the night away with you! And if she’s not having an afterparty, she could still rock these popular sneakers on a daily basis while she’s running bridal errands.
Available in ivory, blue or gray, the 50″ x 60″hand-knotted fringe throw blanket feels and looks high-end with 600-gram weight and 100% acrylic. For an additional charge of $12.00 at Pottery Barn, add the bride’s initial of her new last name centered at one corner of the throw.
Give the bride the opportunity to show off even more bling! The Bauble Bar Bennett Tennis Necklace has a classic strand of crystals accented with gold that she can rock at any upcoming special occasion. She can wear it on its own or layer it with another one of her favorite necklaces.
Wow, look at this gorgeous lace robe that’s floor-length and has a flattering tie closure. This romantic robe a lovely choice for a bridal shower present because she can use it the day of her celebration and pack it in her luggage for her honeymoon.
Whether you’re a family member or friend of the bride, you’ll make a lasting impression by buying her this dried bouquet of pink flowers that include Mini Pampas, Dried Thistle, Stargrass, Avena, and Helichrysum Italicum. Beautiful soft pink textures are included a chic ceramic white vase, and unlike real flowers, this arrangement will last for months and always remind her of her special bridal shower day.
This is a gift she needs for her first toast at the wedding, and you can be the special person who gifted her these very important toasting flutes. The pair of True Love crystal champagne glasses is available for $160.00 at Waterford. They’re delicately adorned with an evocative heart cut pattern that symbolize the couple’s love.
20. VERRE ESPRIT Mr and Mrs Ring Holder Dish in Beautiful Gift Box – Ceramic Ring Dish
The ceramic double ring holder is crafted with hand-painted gold accents and has designated “Mr.” and “Mrs.” slots painted inside. The jewelry holder is 4.4 ” x 0.7 ” x 2.2 ” so it is spacious enough to hold more than just their wedding rings. Store necklaces, earrings or even keys inside the tray, that comes in a beautiful gift box by the way so you don’t have to wrap it!
If the couple already lives together, they probably have a lot of their home essentials. Pamper your favorite bride with this glam makeup pouch instead! Everyone at the bridal shower will be wowed when she opens up this velvet cosmetic lettered with “MRS” in sparkly sequins. It also doubles as a protective pouch that she can store all of her bridal accessories like bobby pins, earrings, (or even a perfume roller) for her wedding day!
A keepsake box is a sentimental choice for a bridal shower gift. The silver Vera Wang Wedgwood 4″ vanity accessory features a sophisticated braided, loop-knotted rope “with no beginning or end, symbolizing enduring love” according to the product description. If the groom has any special heirlooms like a fancy pocket watch or money clip, he can get use out of this gift, too.
If you’re looking to splurge on a bridal shower gift, take a look at this $300.00 personalized work of art. Uncommon Goods creates a hand-sketched illustration featuring the bride and groom’s hands interlocked as they accept their best man or maid of honor’s toast. Customize the print with the couple’s first names, venue name, city and state of the location and wedding date. You can also choose from 15 different font colors!
When she’s honeymooning, she’s going to buy some souvenirs and most likely run out of room in her luggage. This ripstop nylon bag is packable so she can throw it in her checked bag and utilize it on the flight back with all her special mementos from vacation. LeSportsac is known for their quality travel bags so this durable and timeless bridal shower present is a winner. Choose this special woven jacquard fabric with metallic dot accents or one of the 14 other trendy patterns.
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When the future wifey is a wine-o, you can bet she will love the Vintners Wine Opener inspired by a vintage professional wine opener. Made of steel, finished in bronze and topped off with a rubberwood handle, this $299.99 tabletop wine opener is an impressive gift.
When you’re hunting for a bridal shower gift, you want to buy her something she doesn’t already have. Design the bride-to-be a beaded necklace with gold-tipped letters in a white palette. You can use letters, numbers, icons and blank spacer beads to design a super unique necklace. We love the idea of doing the bride’s and groom’s initials with a heart icon in between. Please keep in mind that the bride can’t return this gift so make sure you double check the customization fields.
27. Bar Cart with 2 Mirror Shelves, Durable Wine Cart with Casters
Amazon reviewers claim this bar cart can be assembled “in less than 30 minutes,” so the bride won’t be frustrated putting this piece of furniture together when she brings it home. This portable bar table features mirrored glass so it never goes out of style and has four rotating wheels so it can easily be moved around the house. The rolling bar cart in gold makes a great accent in the couple’s home and makes a great storage unit with two shelves.
Why get a boring plain candle as a shower gift when you can get the couple’s monogram carved in one? This unscented candle is a safe choice because you know they won’t get a headache from the fragrance. It also comes in a neutral warm ivory color so it will match their home decor palette and display nicely.
Send the couple a cute cookbook written specifically for newlyweds. The 272-page hardcover book includes an array of 130 creative recipes ranging from breakfast to dessert and includes gorgeous photography of the meals for inspiration in the kitchen.
30. W&O My Humans are Getting Married Dog Bandana
If the couple has a furry friend, the guest of honor will get a kick out of this cheeky dog bandana on Amazon that says “my humans are getting married.” Their pup is an important part of their lives, so it’s nice idea to include this add-on gift for a cheap price of $6.99.
31. Mrs Purse Bridal Shower Gift for Bride Purse Personalized Fringe Purse Mrs Gifts Wedding Gift for Bride, $16.95 at Etsy
Brides who have a boho vibe wedding theme in the works will go crazy of this super cute custom fringe purse. With over 110k reviews averaging at 5-stars, you know this shower gift is going to be a really good choice. “The stitching is such high quality!” raves an Etsy reviewer. “Can’t wait to use on my bach trip and honeymoon!”
Celebrate her with this Let’s Toast Candle by Homesick that has base notes of champagne grapes. You can personalize this gift for her bridal shower by adding a handwritten note on the packaging.
33. Felt Letter Board, 10x10in Changeable Letter Board with Letters White 300 Piece
She and her future hubby leave each other cute notes and messages on this 10 ” x 10 ” changeable felt letter board. If they’re having a baby in the future, they can also use this board to announce a pregnancy!
34. Jumway Mr and Mrs Coffee Mugs – Wedding Gifts – Mr and Mrs Mugs Set – for Bride and Groom
Brides can’t resist the cheesy token gifts at a bridal shower. This novelty 14 oz Mr. and Mrs. coffee mug set comes with two lids and two spoons so they can enjoy their brew together.
35. Mr and Mrs Gift for Couples Days Until Wedding Day Countdown Block Calendar
Let the countdown begin! The wedding is around the corner, so keep the bride on schedule with this cute countdown block calendar on Amazon. This #1 bestseller helps her keep track of anniversaries, as well as every month together as Mr. and Mrs with the reversible “months since” block. This bridal shower gift will be broadcasted all over the bride’s instagram stories because it makes a great photo op.
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