One of the most challenging or, sometimes, dreaded tasks of being a bridesmaid is finding the perfect bridal shower gift. You must find something meaningful and valuable while considering the bride’s tastes and lifestyle. Even when you’re a guest, you only want to ensure the bride loves her gift. With so many options, it’s a challenging task. Here are a few suggestions.
A Bouquet That’s More Than Just Flowers
Forget the traditional bouquet. Get the bride flowers she’ll remember forever. A succulent congratulation bouquet of roses, lilies, and baby’s breath is a stunning and unique option that the bride will love. When the bride is more into classic romanticism, you can’t go wrong with a bouquet of roses.
How you arrange the flowers also makes a big difference. A hand-tied bouquet looks more natural and elegant, while a mason jar bouquet is perfect for a rustic or country-themed shower. Choose ones with a longer life span, like orchids, anthuriums, and peace lilies. As you will realize, these flowers also have different meanings. Orchids, for example, symbolize love, luxury, beauty, and strength.
A Sentimental Piece of Jewelry
Your gift doesn’t have to be expensive to be meaningful. A simple piece of jewelry with sentimental value will mean the world to the bride. It could be a necklace, earrings, or even a bracelet. If you’re looking for something with a personal touch, have the piece of jewelry engraved.
You can engrave a special message or the bride and groom’s initials. Alternatively, have the wedding date engraved. It’s a gift the bride can wear on her big day and always look back on with fond memories.
A Customized Photo Frame
A custom-made photo frame shows how much you care. It’s a lovely way to commemorate the bride’s special day. Get a frame that matches the wedding theme or the bride’s style. You can also have it engraved with a sweet message. For a personal touch, fill the frame with a photo of you together. Ask the bride’s Maid of Honor or mother if you need help deciding what frame to get.
To get more creative with the photo frame, turn it into a collage frame. Get a few small frames and fill them with photos of the bride and groom. Include pictures of meaningful events, like the day they got engaged or their first date. Remember to also add some photos of the two of you together for a fun touch.
A Gift Certificate to a Day Spa
After all the wedding planning, the bride needs some time to relax. Give her the gift of relaxation with a day at the spa. It’s the perfect way for her to unwind and de-stress. Opt for an establishment that offers various services, like massages, facials, and body treatments. She’ll choose what she wants and customize her spa day. Go for one nearby not to inconvenience or overwhelm her with travel.
A Gift Basket of Wedding Day Essentials
For a practical gift, put together a basket of things the bride will need on her big day. Include a mini sewing kit, deodorant, pain reliever, lip balm, and tissues. You can also add a few fun items, like a disposable camera and confetti. If you want to go the extra mile, include a handwritten note with wedding day advice. She’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness and practicality.
A Wedding Planning Book
If the bride is a Type A personality, she’ll love a wedding planning book. It’s the perfect way for her to stay organized and on top of things. Choose a book with tabbed sections and pockets.
That way, she can easily find what she’s looking for and keep track of important documents. The book should also have a calendar to keep track of deadlines. For a personal touch, include a sweet note wishing her luck with the wedding planning.
A Monogrammed Robe or Slippers
A robe or slippers with her initials or new monogram is a lovely way to pamper her. She can wear it while getting ready on the wedding day or lounging at home. It’s also okay to use it before and after the big day.
A Custom-Made Candle
Candles make excellent gifts for any occasion. For the bride, choose a candle with a meaningful scent. For example, get a lavender-scented candle to represent relaxation. A vanilla-scented one symbolizes sweetness and purity. Go an extra step and engrave the candle with the bride’s initials or the wedding date. It’s a gift she can light on special occasions and always think of you.
A Customized Mug
Is the bride a coffee or tea lover? Get her a mug that’s made just for her. Have it engraved with her initials, the wedding date, or a sweet message. To get creative, design the mug. Include a photo of the two of you or the bride and groom. You can even add a funny inside joke to make her smile.
A Wedding Day Emergency Kit
For the bride who’s always prepared, put together a wedding day emergency kit. It should include bobby pins, double-sided tape, Band-Aids, and a Tide pen. Add a few snacks, like granola bars and trail mix. She’ll appreciate having this kit at hand in case of any emergencies.
A Potted Plant
Is the bride a plant lover? Get her a potted plant to keep at home. Choose a plant that’s easy to care for, like a succulent, as they don’t require much water. You can also get a plant with a symbolic meaning. A bamboo plant, for good luck or one that blooms, like a rose, signifying love. Even for someone who doesn’t have a green thumb, plants can spruce up any home and encourage eco-friendly living.
A Gift Certificate to a Cooking Class
If the bride loves to cook, sign her up for a cooking class. It’s the perfect way for her to learn new recipes and improve her skills. Choose one that focuses on the bride’s favorite cuisine and has flexible time slots. That way, she can work it into her schedule.
Thoughtfulness Matters Most
With these unique ideas, you can give the bride a gift she’ll cherish for years. It only takes a little thoughtfulness, understanding, and creativity. Consult widely if unsure. Also, understand that it’s not about the amount of money you spend on the gift but the thoughtfulness that matters most.