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The Bride’s Survival Guide: Shower Wedding Gift Ideas

A wedding happens once in your lifetime. Being married once or to just one person is without a doubt good news. Some may be married twice or more than twice because they divorced their previous spouse, it is actually okay but of course, getting true to your commitment of everlasting love and devotion is a better idea. Anyway, more about the wedding planning, apart from your wedding dress, hiring vendors, and choosing a venue, you also have to consider post-wedding events. A bridal shower is indeed a celebration you must not forget. This event is most of the time participated by the wedding party and the bride’s closest friends.

Some brides think that this event will bring her with so many lingerie, as lingerie is one of the most favorite presents guests love to wrap. But actually, apart from this popular choice, there are other gifts to except in bridal showers, gifts that the bride would never though she will receive on this intimate event.

Shower Wedding Gifts You Might Give To The Bride

So as someone participating in a bridal shower, here are some of the things you can consider giving on this intimate event:

  • Inducing candles

Why not? This will give brides the nostalgic and sentimental feel. Make the scent associated with the place where the couple first met or the country where they first visited. Apart from that nostalgic effect, inducing candles can also give brides the relaxation they need.

Candles come in different scents, colors, and forms, choose the one that you know would make the bride feel special and happy.

  • A gift certificate to a spa

Brides to be are so busy and stressed out as they prepare for their biggest day. A ticket to the spa would surely help them relax and for a while forget their wedding problems. If you can spare a few more dollars, you can give her a certificate for two so she can bring her soon to be spouse as well.

Make sure though that the spa you will choose is accessible and near where she lives. You sure would not want to give her a hard time traveling to the spa and back.

Tip: Give a certificate that has a long expiration date, as they may want to use it after the wedding.

  • Kitchenware

Whether she loves cooking or baking after her marriage it is time that she hops to this activity and learns it. Vintage and heirloom cookware could be a great gift to give the bride to be on her shower party. Let her remember that after her marriage her life is about to change.

Anyway, this option can be a bit expensive, hence buying even one piece, as long as it is high quality should suffice.

  • A basket full of self-care shower items

You sure would like your bride to look at her best on her wedding. Give her something to pamper herself with before the big day or when she gets home after a very busy and stressful wedding planning day.  In the goodie bag, do not forget to put essentials like bath bombs, face masks, aromatic candles, shower gel, etc.

She might already have this set at home or could be in the hotel where she will stay the night before her wedding, but needless to say, giving this to her would be highly appreciated by the bride. Anyway, this can also be used during their honeymoon.

  • Cocktail themed newlywed basket

Giving basket full of wines with the tag of the couple’s first milestones is also a good idea. One wine tagged “first fight”, another tagged “first baby” and the other “first house” and so on. Your girlfriend would really appreciate this gift.

  • Customized sweets

The bride to be may not have the time to buy and feed herself with food that would satisfy her sweet cravings. Give the bride to be a customized cake, chocolate bars, etc. Baking or making this for her is indeed thoughtful, but if you are not into baking or cooking, you are free to check on different websites selling these kinds of stuff.

Everyone not only the bride would be very happy for such gifts.

  • A personalized planner

A planner can help the bride a lot not only on her wedding planning commitments but also as she plans her new life. Make the planner personalized. Choose a color and style you know suited to her personality. There are shops offering name printing on planners, this is also something good to consider.

  • A piece of jewelry

Not those expensive pieces of jewelry you know but the simple necklace, bracelet, and earring would be nice. If it is too expensive for you, you can have a friend or friends to share the gift with you.

  • A jewelry box

For sure, her spouse will shower her with many pieces of jewelry for the entire duration of their relationship and a jewelry box is a perfect place for her to store them. Choose a jewelry box that looks elegant and long-lasting.

You can also have this personalized if you wish.

  • Beauty salon gift certificate

Just to make sure she will have the best make up and do at her wedding, give her a gift certificate from one of the famous salons in your area. Do not specify anything on the gift certificate so the bride to be can choose where would she use it, hair and makeup, hair treatment, etc.

  • A beautiful hair dress

Give her a beautiful hair dress she can use on her big day, a crown, an elegant hair clip, etc. Of course, do not assume that she will use it especially if she already has one but this gift would be a great idea as it can also be used to parties or other events.

Giving a gift to a bride is not a requirement but a sweet idea. To know more about weddings, click here:

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