|Originally, the bridal shower was to help the bride-to-be prepare for married life, often gifts were kitchen or home. Today's bridal shower gifts are often themed and focus on the honeymoon, cooking and living, advice and fun.
We have pulled together some unique bridal shower gifts and gift ideas that match with bridal shower themes. In many cases, the bridal shower gifts are a little more personal and cost less than a wedding gift.
|Bridal Shower Gifts
Cooking Gadgets and Accessories
Cooking together is not only romantic but it helps newlyweds save money too! Lot of cooking items are perfect as Bridal Shower gifts. Spices, measuring tools, mortar & pestle, cheese grater and cutters, meat thermometers, tongs, utensils, mixing bowls.
Popular Shops: Cooking.com, Kohl’s, Sears, Target, Wal-Mart
Attending a Garden Shower
Perfect when they will or are moving into a new home and she enjoys gardening. Gift ideas for this bridal shower include
as plants, seeds, garden tools, gloves, magazine subscriptions, books, rakes, wind chimes, birdfeeder, etc...
Shop: Outdoor Decor, Plow & Hearth, Wind & Weather, Yardiac
Fun & Sexy Lingerie for the Honeymoon
Help her plan a fun and flirty honeymoon with sexy lingerie, garters and items sure to lead to romantic evenings.
Lingerie: Harry & June - Featured lingerie in photo,
Figleaves, Fresh Pair
Sexy Pajamas: Women's Pajamas
Going to a shower that focuses on traveling then look for gift ideas that keep the bride and groom traveling in style. Consider pieces of luggage, toiletry bags, neck pillows for airline travel, airborne for good health, hand sanitizer.
Make Memories Bridal Shower
Going to a bridal shower about making memories.
Then consider gifts that either start memories or save them. So consider digital camera, camcorder, memory cards, frames, scrapbooks, and memory / keepsake boxes.
For this type of shower you may be bringing your favorite recipe to share. A perfect gift for this event would be cookbooks, knives and cutlery, bakeware and cookware.
Relaxation / Spa Bridal Shower
This shower is all about relaxation with and without her man!
Give a book on
Sensual Massage - A Gift that keeps on giving
A Spa Gift Certificate or Basket - Massage, Facials, more
Relaxing Bath - Bath & body oils, aromatherapy candles
Enjoy the Senses - Aromatherapy Massage Oils
Break the Rules! and go canoeing, camping or hiking 2 or 3 of you and unsuspectingly run into a friend or 2 that offer tips on her new journey. Offer hints about gifts and plan a lunch or picnic spot where everyone can meet and tell stories.
Going to a Scent Themed Bridal Shower
Gifts that involve scents: Spices, soaps, perfume, lotions, scented hangers and sachels, candles, diffusers, cookies, fresh bread, tea and coffee.
Consider items that help her entertain and them celebrate.
Like personalized champagne flutes - shown left
Wine Lovers wine charms, corkscrews, automatic bottle openers, glassware or regional wines.
Martini fans consider Martini glasses and sets.
Around-The-Clock Bridal Shower Gifts
Invited to a Around the Clock Shower consider these gifts.
Alarm clock, toaster, coffee grinder, coffee, tea, decorative mugs
Bread maker, re-usable lunch bags, restaurant gift card, tupperware
Variety of snacks, cookware, glassware, knives, dessert plates, etc...
Think about tasks that occur during that time of day or items that help you do those tasks and have fun.