Bridal shower gifts are a unique chance to celebrate the bride-to-be. It's the perfect opportunity to gift her something personal and original for the newest stage in her life. We think it's fun to surprise the guest of honor with something not on the registry. Definitely take inspiration from her wish list, but save the couples gift for the wedding.
When you are invited to more than one wedding a season, gift expenses can start to add up. We've put together a list of thoughtful gifts that are budget-friendly and sure to be adored. From to fun barware to keepsakes, these bridal shower gifts are the perfect way to celebrate the bride-to-be, all for under $50.
Bridal Shower Gifts To Pamper Her
Spa in a Box, $29.
Gift the bride the ultimate spa kit in a box for some much needed rest and relaxation. Little Flower Soap Co creates gorgeous handmade versions of everyday bath products. Each affordable box comes with bath salts, bar soap, lip balm, muscle rescue balm, and skin rescue balm. You also get a gift tag and ribbon to easily create a perfect package. For under $30 this is a great deal for a nice selection of handmade spa goods.
Scented Candles, $22.
Wedding planning can be stressful! Let the bride create her own relaxing sanctuary with any of the deliciously scented soy wax candles by Oakland based Penelope Candles. Candles are an instant mood booster and we love that Penelope candles use 100% natural and eco-friendly ingredients.
Treat Delivery Subscription, $20 a month.
Who doesn't love the occasional sweet treat? Each Treatsie Box comes packed with $25 worth of artisanal treats from independent makers. Items may include chocolate bars, baked goods, caramel, candies, and popcorn. This subscription service can be ordered monthly, quarterly or annually.
Bridal Shower Gifts For Cocktail Hour
Why not choose her hometown so she won't forget her roots? Or perhaps select her honeymoon destination so she can be reminded with every sip? Boston based Uncommon Green also has other glass types and hundreds of maps to choose from.
Cocktail Dice, $16.
Inspire the bride's inner mixologist with our Cocktail Dice. Perhaps add a bottle of their favorite libation too! Cocktail Dice let her discover new and unexpected ways to combine classic cocktail ingredients.
For any bride that loves to entertain, make sure the next cocktail party is a classy affair with these vintage-inspired linen cocktail napkins. They're super-absorbent for easy clean-up and each napkin is screen printed and finished right here in California. Perfect alongside a creative cocktail to get the party started right!
Bridal Shower Gifts For the Honeymoon
Personalized Passport Cover Set, $50.
The perfect way to travel in style. RSVP Handcrafted offers a completely personalized passport cover and luggage tag with your choice of stain color and stamp. Each set is handmade out of sturdy leather in Charlottesville, Virginia. Send the bride off in style!
This zippered tote is the perfect carry-on for a long flight or an overnight bag for a romantic weekend getaway. Make sure to pick out the initial of her new last name (if the bride decides to change it) for added novelty.
Bridal Shower Gifts For a Happy Marriage
These 1.5” wooden tokens are to be used as infinitely reusable coupons. This Romance bag is a set of 6 tokens that the bride can give to her new husband to cash in when the mood strikes. Tokens include: Good for one kiss / Good for one walk / Good for movie night / Good for one massage / Good for date night / Good for one picnic.
The wedding is over, now what? This detailed instruction manual will help even the most solid couples navigate their first years of marital bliss. It includes practical and modern advice on just about every topic from how to take care of your new wedding rings, to how to fight in a healthy way. As an added bonus if you are married, perhaps you could write in your suggestions to a happy marriage on the inside cover for the bride.
After being together for a while, new date night ideas might be hard to come by. That’s where Date Dice will come in handy. With a roll of the hand stamped dice, the bride and groom will have a surprise activity to go out and enjoy. Each set includes dinner plans on one die and after-dinner plans on the other. Etsy shop Lace and Twig will also take custom activity requests or you can keep the default suggestions listed on her site.
Bridal Shower Gift Keepsakes
Letters to the Bride, $14.25.
Take the time leading up to the bridal shower collecting notes from her nearest and dearest in this keepsake journal. This beautifully designed paper time capsule delivers a gift that is personal, priceless, and sure to be treasured forever. With a set of twelve creative letter writing prompts and envelopes, its easy to share words of wisdom, encouragement, and high hopes for the new bride.
One Line A Day, $14.
Let the new bride document the newest chapter in her life with this classic "One Line A Day" journal. It has space for one sentence each day for five years. It's a great way to capture the little moments now, for reflection later.
Tears of joy are an inevitable part of of the wedding. Keep your bride-to-be prepared with a one of a kind handkerchief. Canyon Embroidery offers unlimited personalization options, so you can choose to keep it short and sweet as shown in the photo, or you can write up to 25 words! Pick blue embroidery so she can keep to the tradition of "something blue."
A personalized map of the wedding location would make a beautiful and meaningful gift. The 12 x 12” print comes framed in a solid New Zealand Pine shadow box frame. The print is fully customizable so you can work with the artist, Define Design 11, to make it absolutely perfect for the newlyweds.
With this couples journal, the new bride and her groom can create a easy three-year time capsule of their relationship. The journal provides a prompt for each day, with enough space for two people to write their one-sentence response. Over the three-year period, the couple can see the ways in which they have grown, changed, and perhaps even stayed the same.
DIY Bridal Shower Gifts
She will need a safe place to rest her new rings while exercising or showering. This DIY was intended to be used during the wedding ceremony, but I suggest you omit the holes and the string and make it a one of a kind ring dish. This DIY requires only oven bake clay and letter stamps and will take approximately 2 hours from start to finish.
The bride-to-be will be so excited to see what little surprises await her while leading up to the big day. This is a great way to make a big impact for little money, especially if you share the gift gathering duties with other shower attendees. All you need is a cork or foam board, push pins, some cute gift wrap, and 15 little gifts.
This straightforward craft can be used as part of the wedding and then after as home decor. Some pliers and one 25 foot coil of copper wire is enough to make a Bride and Groom script sign. Add a bit of nice ribbon and the happy couple can hang these from their chairs at the reception.
Thank You Note Help
Help out the busy bride with a head start on sending out Thank You notes. You can order classy Personalized Thank You Notes
from Etsy seller ArtsyNikki with the name of the bride and groom. Just add a book of stamps
or even take the step to pre-stamp the envelopes. If you are feeling really ambitious, you can print out return address labels for the bride and groom too. Just go to your local office supply or crafts store for printable adhesive labels. Package everything up in a cute box with a nice pen and the bride will be ready to write!