Engagement parties and bridal showers are a great opportunity to get any bride-to-be a little congratulations gift, but sometimes it’s hard to wait for these opportune moments when the excitement of the proposal is alive. Once you get the “he finally popped the question” call, you might want to gift something small, especially if it’s for a woman who you’re close with. The budget here is minimal – look to spend anywhere from $25-$50. While the gift should be something that’s thoughtful, it doesn’t need to be extravagant or expensive.
1. Bride-To-Be Stemless Wine Glass
Wedding planning is a long and stressful process. This is the perfect glass for every bride to-be to enjoy a necessary glass of wine when wedding planning has her feeling overwhelmed. This highly rated gift is inexpensive and affordable, featuring gold lettering on a stemless wine glass. Order these wine labels and slap one or two on the bride’s favorite bottle of wine for an even better gift.
Price: $12.50 (29 percent off MSRP)
2. Future Mrs. Gift Box
This thoughtful curated box takes all the leg work out of assembling an awesome gift for any bride-to-be. All you have to do is sign a card and send. This awesome box includes a “Miss to Mrs.” canvas lined makeup bag, a Pop Fizz Clink 9 oz. soy candle, personalized for the bride, a gold foil “Cheers” matchbox set, an “Officially Off the Market” ceramic coffee mug, a personalized Little Notes for the Big Day wedding journal, and a set of three pencils with gold lettering that reads “Future Mrs.” , “Happily Ever After” and “xoxoxo”.
3. Personalized Bride Wedding Hanger
If you’re shopping for a thoughtful, personal, gift that a bride would not think to purchase for herself, we love the idea of gifting a personalized wedding hanger. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite personalized wedding hangers here, including this gorgeous high end option. Each elegant hanger comes beautifully packaged and ready for giving, complete with a hanger hook that swivels for easy hanging and photos. The turnaround on custom engraved hangers can be two to three weeks, but if you’re a last-minute shopper you can purchase “Mrs.” and “Bride” hangers, which are available for quick shipping.
Price: $44.99 (40 percent off MSRP)
4. “Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged?” Mug
Getting a new sparkly piece of jewelry is one of the best parts about getting engaged, and most brides can’t stop looking down at their left hand. This mug is a cute addition to any bride’s morning ritual, great for coffee, tea, and of course staring at her bling. The highly-rated mug is very affordable, great for combining with other similarly priced gifts. The gold mug is designed with gold metallic print and gold metallic handles for a fun and feminine touch. Looking for a gift with a more personal touch? These “Future Mrs.” mugs can be ordered with the bride’s future last name in the design.
5. Bling Wipes
Every bride needs one (or a few) boxes of bling wipes and we love these as an add-on to any of the other gifts on this list, especially given the lower price point. The adorable package is so fun, and the name makes it even better. They’re pretty self-explanatory – polishing wipes that will keep her ring looking shiny and new every day. They’re easy to add to a purchase or makeup bag, for an on-the-go wipe whenever she needs it most. Looking for something a bit more thorough? This kit from Simple Shine is another awesome ring cleaning product for brides-to-be.
6. Kate Spade New York Ring It Up Ring Holder
Another gift for a new bride, and a new ring, this ring holder is a little “something blue” that every bride to-be needs. It’s a safe spot for her to keep her ring at night or when she’s showering, washing dishes, or working out. This is one of the less expensive ring holder designs from Kate Spade, featuring a simple porcelain dish with a beautiful gold band. If this isn’t her style, you can shop some alternative ring holder designs from Kate Spade here and a slew of other designers here.
7. Rose Gold Wedding Planner Book
With everything that goes into wedding planning, there’s no question that organization is key. Vendor contracts, inspiration boards, checklists and timelines are just a few of the moving pieces that go into the big day. Help a bride out by gifting her a tool that’s not only gorgeous and fun, but that will help keep her planning streamlined. This book comes with a 30 month blank calendar, two blank notebooks, a 60-card inner wallet, an inside zip pocket for swatches, and a plastic dashboard for your updated to do lists and agendas. If she’s not a fan of rose gold, check out the alternative color options here.
8. Wedding Countdown Chalkboard Plaque Set
There’s no question that brides get excited about the big day, and while most will have a mental countdown going, this one makes things more official. This cute chalkboard sign set is great as both an engagement gift, a shower gift, or for any newly engaged girl. The blocks measure 11.75″ x 10.5″ when the blocks are stacked on top of each other. Check out these alternative wedding countdown blocks.
9. Mud Pie Mrs. Canvas Tote Bag
Pretty much anything with the word “Mrs.” “Bride” or “Wife” qualifies as a great gift for a bride to-be and this tote is no exception. This reusable bag is for an environmentally conscious bride who stays away from paper and plastic, but who still needs something to carry when running errands or when she’s headed to any of her wedding planning meetings. The bag is machine washable, giving it a longer lifespan and measures 15 x 14 inches.
10. Sterling Silver Mrs. Necklace
A delicate piece of jewelry is great for any fashionista, especially one that nods to her upcoming nuptials. This inexpensive option looks much more expensive and is well-made with high-quality sterling silver from Italy. The small charm measures 14mm x 5mm on a skinny 18″ chain. The necklace comes with complimentary gift packaging, making it easy to give right away.
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