It’s time to shower the bride! You’ve likely perused the registry (as you should), and you may have your eye on a thing or two. The best bridal shower gifts are the ones that consider the bride herself, so if you’re looking to add something special to the mix, we’ve got a list of ideas that she will truly love. First, let’s cover a few bases.
How Much to Spend on a Bridal Shower Gift
Generally speaking, you should expect to spend at least $25 on a gift and up from there, depending on your relationship to the bride. If you’re a bridesmaid or the bride is a close friend or family member, you might spend closer to $75. You can split your budget among more than one gift, as well. And yes, if you’re invited to the shower, you are expected to bring a gift.
What are good bridal shower gift ideas?
The best bridal shower gift is one that is personal and unique to the bride and something that she’ll use and/or appreciate for a long time. We’ve organized a list of gifts below into categories to help you pinpoint that perfect gift. First up, we’ve got gifts for her—pampering ideas and trinkets to commemorate this new chapter. Next, it’s gifts for the bedroom, the kitchen, the home, and the traveler.
These ideas go beyond your typical registry items and consider her new, exciting stage of life! We pretty much guarantee you’ll find something special here that she’ll love well beyond the I Do’s.
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Best Bridal Shower Gifts: For Her
The Mani + Pedi System by Olive & June
The mani + pedi system by Olive & June will change her life — and no, that’s not hyperbole. Olive & June is committed to education and it turns out, the best at-home manis + pedis begin with nail prep. They’ve built out kits with every tool you need to prep your nails for a paint job that lasts 7+ days (for real). We use the kits here at GWS and can attest to the GREATNESS that is Olive & June. Plus, they have the best nail polish colors for all skin tones and seasons. Give her the gift of great nails for wedding events and beyond.
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Facial or Massage
Give her what she really wants. Nearly every bride is ready and willing to accept an off-registry gift if it’s in the form of some kind of pampering! The physical and mental benefits of an hour for herself (and on your dime) is priceless. Not sure where to book? Our team is a big fan of The Now for massages and Heyday or Clean Your Dirty Face for facials. All three spas have locations in most major cities!
Personalized Initial Ring Dish by Promise Pottery
This perfect personalized gift is 100% handmade, 99.8% organic, and 100% customized for you.
MRS Bracelet Set by Mod Party
This cute set of 3 beaded bracelets (that come in a cute box, of course) are a fun throwback to those BFF bracelet days!
Best Bridal Shower Gifts: For the Bedroom
Elite Lingerie Subscription Box by Adore Me
The best subscription box for a bride is one that proves less is more! You’ll have to make a few assumptions about the bride’s bedroom style (and you’ll need her sizes) and then Adore Me will curate a box just for her. She keeps what she loves and returns the rest!
Love Wellness’s Intimate Health Kit includes personal care items to stay balanced, among other things. Rae Wellness’s In the Mood supplements support sexual health for “a good time anytime,” and Moon Juice’s Sex Dust is more than just the stuff Gweneth Paltrow puts in her morning smoothies.
Linen Silk Pajama Set by Lunya
The most perfect button-up ever over the coziest shorts. Bye-bye, college tees and ratty sweatpants!
Party Pajama Set with Double Feathers by Sleeper
An iconic look from the brand that made pajamas a statement piece! The bride-to-be can wear this set on the day of as she’s getting ready, pack it for her honeymoon, and slip it on for a little champagne before bed. (And the feathers are now removable!)
The Songbird Slippers by Birdies
These comfortable luxury slides include famous fans to the likes of Meghan Markle. There are various colors and designs, but we love that signature pom-pom!
Best Bridal Shower Gifts: For the Kitchen
Five Two Ultimate Apron by Food52
This apron is like the Inspector Gadget of aprons. Dated reference? Yes. Perfect reference? Yes. It’s the perfect bridal shower gift idea for the foodie and comes complete with built-in pot holders, a pocket reference conversion chart, and comes in four great colors.
A Counter-Worthy Cookbook like Cherry Bombe
This book doubles as decor and features interviews and recipes from top chefs, bakers, and creative women in the food industry like Melissa Clark, Jeni Bauer, Christina Tosi, and Karlie Kloss.
Reclaimed Wood European Breadboard from Chase Vintage
A French-inspired breadboard is a truly special bridal shower gift idea for the vintage lover. (And charcuterie lover and bread-baking lover!)
Multi-Pocket Canvas Market Tote by Food52
Perfect for those Saturday mornings at the farmer’s market! Complete with insulated pockets, an egg sleeve, and a little seatbelt for your flowers!
More ideas: 27 Top Wedding Gifts that Never Fail
Best Bridal Shower Gifts: For the Home
Framed Fine Art Prints from Minted
Nothing makes a room feel like home like art on the walls. We are forever fans of Minted when it comes to buying art. You can shop from independent artists and purchase a framed print that is guaranteed to make an impact. The hardest part is deciding! Start shopping with four of our favorites:
1. Birds 2. Rustic Geometry 3. Golden Hour 4. Cascade
One of our favorite bridal shower gifts is one that things in the long term. And a gift card to frame some of their favorite wedding photos is a total winner.
Couple’s Bucket List Card Deck by Flowjo Co.
Date night ideas for dayssss. This deck of over 100 cards is organized into categories like life, love, and laughter for a life full of memories.
Best Bridal Shower Gifts: For Travel
Restore Travel Kit by Lunya
This cozy set is made of fabric that helps increase blood flow and oxygen levels in tissue, translating to faster recovery and improved circulation after those long airplane rides en route to the honeymoon!
Clear Cosmetics Case by Calpak
This waterproof case comes in six colors and is spacious enough to fit ALL those self-care items. Now she won’t have to leave that 10-step skincare routine at home.
The Baseball Cap by Everlane
Nothing takes you from travel hair to instant chic like a well-designed cap and Everlane has the corner on the market. This cap comes in 4 colors and she can clip it to her carry-on.
Monogrammed Travel Jewelry Case by Mejuri
No more knotted chains. This simple but cute jewelry case will hold all her pretties whether she’s traveling in town or out of the country. And you can monogram her initials on the case for a little something special!
De-Puff + Glow Mini Jade Roller Trio by Herbivore
Give her something to look forward to after a long day of travel. This mini-spa moment pairs Herbivore’s best-selling facial oils with a mini jade roller to give her skin the perfect glow for all those vacation selfies.