If you are attending your best friend’s bridal shower, you might have a hard time trying to figure a special and unique gift that is not on her Amazon wish list. After all she may be having a couple of towels, sheet and drinking glasses.
What could she be having already? What does she like? How much am I willing to spend? As these questions linger in your mind try to calm down because chances are that she might end up loving whatever you pick out. Here are top 10 bridal shower gift ideas to get your wheels spinning;
10. The Gift Certificate
The bride might be stressed due the rigorous activities she has been engaged in. A cheap pedicure or manicure might turn out to be the perfect gift to make sure she looks stunning at pre-wedding occasions. Her apprehensive muscles could certainly do with some massage while a facial treat will make her skin look magnificent for the wedding photo shoot.
You can treat her for an entire day full of beauty that will give room for her to relax. It’s not hard to get a gift certificate since an array of local spas and beauty parlors offer gift certificates. You can tuck it in a small gift so that she has something to open. If you want to give her a pedicure certificate for instance, you can creatively tuck it in a pair of slippers.
9. A Book or Movie That Will Make Her Laugh
A stressed out bride needs to have a good laugh and there is no better way to make her do so than giving her a copy of a comedic tale narrated in a diary format. A copy of the “Diary of a Mad Bride” for instance would make a great choice.
Just to keep your option open a movie laced with loads of humor would just be perfect as well. Get her a copy of Jim Carey’s “John Almighty” to crack her up. If your friend is not a fan of movies or is not an avid reader, the idea of buying her a ticket to watch some stand up comedy would come in handy, after all, they say that laughter is the best medicine.
8. Sexy Lingerie
It goes without saying that every bride needs some reminders of her sexiness and beauty. Give her some elegant lingerie that will keep the spark glowing even after the wedding night.
If the bride is conventional you might be forced to take a conservative approach and get her a pair of striking peignoir set while a pair of skimpy panties or bras would be ideal if the bride is more adventurous. You can get a little bit more creative by getting her a sexy dress that flatters her figure. She might consider wearing that for her man during the wedding night.
7. Monogrammed Gifts
If the bride considers changing her name after getting married, she will definitely love slippers or towels that have her new initials inscribed in them. Don’t forget to add her new title while you are at it. You could for instance have the names “Mrs. Brown” inscribed on the towel.
In instances where she is not changing her names, items that have her initials and those of her fiancé will give her some clue on the new life she is about to take. Chances are very high that she won’t have registered for monogrammed goodies since most registries hardly ever have this option. You gift will therefore remain unique.
6. The Wedding Day Survival Kit
Assemble a tote bag complete with the wedding day necessities and the bride will lade you with tons of appreciation for this well thought out gift. Some of the must haves in this kit include pain killers, clear nail polish, trial size tissue, band aids and a small bottle of water.
You can tuck in a small book and a pen or simply write some emergency numbers to dial in case of any eventualities. Even the most well organized events may have some unforeseen incidences and a wedding survival kit might save the day should a misfortunate episode occur during the wedding.
5. An Inventive Bouquet
How about putting together cooking utensils and flowers to create a bouquet of its own kind that looks pretty? Think of how many head spatulas, wooden spoons, whisks tied together with a ribbon then placed in a vase with some magnificent silk flowers would turn in a bridal shower.
This might turn out to be a creatively assembled gift and the bride may live to remember you for the rest of her married life so don’t be afraid to try it out.
4. The Honeymoon Gift
If you have a hint that the bride is planning on a honeymoon after the wedding, you might consider getting her a helpful guide book on the spot of her choice. You can get her the appropriate accessories to use while on holiday such as beach blankets or cashmere blankets if she is headed for a ski resort. You can bet that she won’t have registered for it; therefore this will be greatly helpful to her.
3. A Digital Camera
Planning a wedding comes with memorable moments that are best preserved in a tape. A portable digital camera is the perfect gift to enable the bride capture these moments. We live in an era of technological advancement and the bride will be able to share digitally the progress of the wedding plans with her mother or close friends who might be far away. The digital camera will also come in handy during the wedding day to snap away some of the wedding highlights.
2. Engagement Memories
While a newly married couple might have a lot of documentation on the wedding day, few have any documents for the planning of the wedding. A bride will certainly be pleased with a beautiful album that has pictures of her bridal shower or a journal that documents her opinions during the whole process. Think of what impact a scrapbook containing her dating memories would have on the bride. To add a special twist to it, add a gift certificate so that she can visit one of the places and cherish the memories.
1. A history of Her Fiancé’s Family
This is perhaps the best unique bridal shower idea that you wouldn’t invent. She is welcoming new family members but chances are that she hardly has any idea of you they really are. A well thought out gift would be to get a labeled photo album with all the new additions to her family. Have it in the form of a family tree and don’t forget to include the bride!