If you’re looking to gift something off-registry for a bridal shower gift, there’s no better insurance that she’ll love it then if it’s personalized. Whether it’s her initials, a monogram, or the most favorited, something with her soon-to-be last name, she’ll love it. If you’re close enough with the bride that you’ve been invited to the shower, chances are you’ll be spending quite a bit on gifts for her, and it can certainly add up. Here’s a quick breakdown on the recommended spending for each gift. If you’re skipping the party, we recommend spending just a bit more.
Engagement Gift: $50 – $100
Bridal Shower Gift: $50 – $100
Bachelorette Party Gift: $25 – $50
Wedding Gift: $100 – $200
There are so many gifts for brides to be that we’ve compiled quite a few lists in addition to this one. Don’t miss these shopping guides if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for here.
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1. Personalized Rustic Wood Locking Triple Wine Box
Every first milestone in a marriage deserves to be celebrated. There are a number of marriage milestone wine labels on the market or you can of course make your own presentation, but these seem so much more official and aren’t that expensive. You also won’t have to ruin the exterior of the wine bottles, covering up the original label with something else. This set of wine boxes features three wood personalize boxes – one to open on their 1st anniversary, one for the 5th anniversary, and one for the 10th anniversary. Each compartment comes with a lock and key. The boxes measure 15″ x 15″ x 4″ and fit one standard bottle of wine.
2. Personalized Bride Sleep Mask
This spa-like mask is perfect for any bride to be, and of course features her new last name front and center, something most brides get pretty excited about. The high quality white satin is embroidered in silver thread with the personalization of your choosing. If you want to put together a little gift basket for the bride to be, consider also gifting one of these awesome bridal robes and this mini spa in a bag collection for the bride.
3. Personalized 1 Corinthians 13 Love Bible Verse Pillow Cases
Bedding is one of the most requested items on wedding and shower registries. While you’ll want to abide by the bride’s wishes and gift her the bedding she’s requested, these are a fun add-on that go with just about any bedding and make an awesome gift. You can order them in both standard and king sizing. Here’s a quick tip: if you’re not sure what size bedding to order, check out their registry for other bedding items and you’ll soon have a good idea of their bed size. Each set is personalized with their names and wedding date, in addition to the verse pictured above. The best part is their soft and silky finish, a treat to sleep on.
4. Personalized Laser Engraved Wooden Mixing Spoon
Even if the couple getting married has already been living together for some time, they’re liking going to use the wedding as an opportunity to upgrade their kitchen inventory. If you check out their registry, you’re sure to find a slew of pots and pans, plates, glasses, cookware, and more. While that’s all fine, nothing there is personalized and lacks a certain sentimentality. If you’re looking for a way to make a lasting impression, gift something for the kitchen that’s monogrammed or customized with their names. These wood spoons are simple, useful, and don’t cost much. If there’s nothing left on the registry that you like, you can check out our roundup of the best kitchen gifts here.
5. Personalized Recipe Card Box
Speaking of the kitchen, how adorable is this recipe box? It’s practical – great for a couple to organize and categorize their favorite recipes for easy access. It’s also great for decoration – a fun and personalized piece that’s meant to sit on the top of any countertop. The recipe chest box measurements are 6.69″ x 3.74″ x 4.52″, perfect for the standard recipe card. Include some of these gorgeous recipe cards and even your favorite cookbook with your gift.
6. Personalized Wedding Date Calendar Candle
This personalized save-the-date candle is the perfect way for any couple to set the mood and count down to the big day. Select between 20 different scents, all infused into a hand-made soy candle. The exterior of the candle is personalized with the couple’s names, the wedding date, and a personal message. Choose between a 9 oz. and 16 oz. candle and select to add an adorable gold foil matchbox to your gift (available in a number of designs) for only $3. Check out this awesome personalized map pillow from the same shop – another awesome personalized shower gift.
Price: $24 or $34 depending on size
7. Stainless Steel Customized Wedding Fork Set
Toasting flutes and cake knife and server sets are popular bridal shower gifts and both come in useful on the wedding day. Consider switching things up a bit with these cake tasting forks, perfect for the big day. The forks are made by using a high-quality laser, which cuts deeply into the metal and brings out the darker colors. Keep in mind that these should be hand-washed immediately after use.
8. 18k Gold Personalized Statement Monogram Necklace
Monogram, monogram, monogram… that’s our bridal shower gift motto. In all seriousness, anything that’s monogrammed with the bride’s soon-to-be initials are sure to please (assuming of course, that she’s changing her last name). The 18K gold plated statement necklace measures over two inches and can be fully personalized with up to three initials of your choosing. If this necklace isn’t quite her style, check out some of these top-rated monogrammed gifts, available for easy online ordering.
9. Andaz Press Personalized Laser Engraved Wood Christmas Ornament
It doesn’t have to be the holidays for this gift to work for a bridal shower. The bride will simply store it for the time being, taking it out when it’s time to decorate for Christmas. Every couple needs a proper ornament to commemorate the year they were wed, and this simple wood engraved ornament is neutral and stylish. The gift includes the custom birchwood ornament with a festive red ribbon and is packaged ready to gift in a silk organza gift bag. Browse some other awesome Mr. and Mrs. ornaments here.
10. Personalized Home Sweet Home Key Hanger
Many newlyweds will also be embarking on their first home together, which is an exciting undertaking in itself. Help the bride avoid arguments with her spouse over lost or misplaced keys with a key hanger that keeps things organized for everyone. If they have a furry friend, this is also a great place for hanging their leash. It’s a functional piece of decor that every new couple needs even if they don’t know it.