Gifts are often the trickiest part of any celebration. When it’s as big as a wedding, guests can often be stumped at what to give, especially when they know there are at least 30 people who might give the same exact gift. But how do exactly do you decide what to give a bride-to-be? We’ve curated some of the best gifts the bride-to-be will actually love, but before we dive into that list, we have some tips courtesy of The Knot, to make shopping so much easier for everyone.
Give what you can. It’s always the thought that counts. Comparison is the thief of joy and there is no point in comparing your gift to others’. If you’re open to spending a larger amount or are cutting costs, make sure to purchase a gift that is thoughtful and if possible, can be used in the long run. Keep in mind that anyone will love to receive meaningful gifts that they won’t want to toss out come Spring cleaning season next year (or worse, re-gift to someone else this Christmas).
Give a bridal shower gift separately. Again, when it comes to budgeting, you decide on how to go about this. You may want to give a simpler, more personalized gift for the bridal shower and go big for the wedding. It all depends on your relationship with the bride-to-be and how you feel about gifting.
Check out the registry. The registry is there to guide you on your gifting choices. Check out what’s on their wishlist and try to buy a present that is in line with their needs as a newly married couple. They’ll surely appreciate the effort!
Here are some ideas on gifts the bride-to-be will actually love and want to use.
1. Emily Jeffords Monogram Trinket Dish
Never lose a piece of jewelry again with this elegant trinket dish that’s perfect for any bride’s boudoir. It features whimsical designs inspired by nature, poetry, and travel. Designed by Emily Jeffords in Greenville, South Carolina, these trinket dishes are just a few of her colorful creations that feature a beautiful blend of classic and contemporary designs. These trinket dishes are perfect for gifting for a bride-to-be, as she’ll need a place to store her wedding ring and other jewelry when she steps into the shower or during pampering sessions. Shop at Anthropologie.
2. Marrakesh Wine Rack
Not all wine racks are created equal. Some are delicately handcrafted and double as works of art. Consider this when purchasing a wine rack for a bride-to-be this season. This Marrakesh wine rack is handcrafted, so expect a slight variation in the appearance of each truly unique piece. It is made of iron and holds up to six wine bottles, so your bride-to-be BFF can show off her curated wine collection anytime. It double as elegant home decor that she will love to display in her new home as she starts her journey as a wife. Shop at Anthropologie.
3. Libbey Capone 6 oz. Glass Flute
Give your favorite bride a gift that she can use for years to come with this Libbey Capone 6 oz. Glass Flute. It adds a touch of elegance to any home bar and can be the centerpiece of the couple’s growing wine collection. This gorgeous glass flute is dishwasher safe and BPA-free so she can use it for any occasion. It measures 8.3” H x 2.5” W and has a capacity of 5.9oz. Perfect for champagne, wine, or anything she’d like to place in a glass flute! Made in the Netherlands. Shop at Wayfair.
4. Lenox ‘Little Slice of Heaven’ Cheese Plate & Goldtone ‘Yum!’ Cheese Knife
If your bride-to-be BFF is a cheese lover, give her this cheese plate and knife set that will remind her of your single, carefree days. This fun set features a plate with graphic text that reads “Little slice of heaven,” which will remind her to indulge in some cheese every now and then. The knife has a satisfying “Yum” written on it, calling to mind all those gastro adventures you had when you were young professionals working your way up the corporate ladder. The plate is crafted from white stoneware and features gold accents, while the knife is also comes in gold to match. Shop at Zulily.
5. Ready for Takeoff Geo Travel Set
This passport case and luggage tag duo is a chic way to let your bride-to-be know you care. It’s perfect for her honeymoon getaway in the Bahamas or Maldives. Let her travel in style with this set that is made of polyurathane and polyester and features an eye-catching geometric pattern with pearly details. Goes best with some black or white luggage bags. Shop at Last Call by Neiman Marcus.
6. Soren Vase
Here’s to endless sunsets with her one true love! The Soren Vase is inspired by the delicate pink and orange colors of the sunset. It is a hand-blown glass piece, making each piece truly unique. It adds an artful touch to any room in the bride’s new home. Perfect for the many bouquets she’s set to receive as a new wife. The small vase measures 7″H x 4″ diameter, while the medium sized vase measures 13″H x 4.75″ diameter. The large vase, which we recommend as a bridal gift, measures 16.5″H x 6″ diameter. Shop at Anthropologie.
7. Circle of Family and Friends Serving Bowl
Remind your beautiful bride-to-be that despite her starting a new journey as a wife, you and the rest of her loved ones will always be there for her through thick and thin. This bowl, designed by Bryan Becker in Hartland, Wisconsin, features the significance of a circle as a symbol of unbroken love and community. It is crafted using a hand-thrown design and a beautiful glaze that features a poetic inscription that reads, “This bowl shall have no owner, its journey never ends. It travels in a circle of our family and our friends.” This serving bowl has been high-fired so it’s microwave-, dishwasher-, and oven-safe. Because of its handmade nature, each item is truly unique. Shop at Uncommon Goods.
8. Shein Lace Trim Satin Romper Bodysuit
Your bride-to-be deserves a comfortable teddy to lounge and relax in before the big day. Give her this satin romper bodysuit from Shein, which comes in a gorgeous pink pastel shade and features contrast lace, scallop, and buttons. Shop at Shein.
9. Michael Aram Anemone Candle
Add a touch of elegance to any room with this handcrafted soy wax candle from Michael Aram. It comes in an elegant glass container and a stainless steel lif with natural oxidized brass and white enamel anemone detail. This collection from Michael Aram is inspired by anemone flowers, which are believed by some cultures to bring good luck and offer protection. It’s a perfect gift for a bride-to-be, as the anemone is also a sign of purity and peace. This scented candle features a fun floral and fruity scent. Shop at Horchow.
10. Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Mask
Don’t let your bride-to-be walk down the aisle without this! Herbivore Botanicals’ Brighten Mask is formulated with alpha hydroxy acid-rich pineapple enzymes, brightening rice powder, and illuminating micronized tourmaline that boosts the radiance of her skin for the big day. It gentle exfoliates dead skin and restores skin’s natural glow for the best day of her life. It contains organic aloe leaf gel plant-derived hydroxyethyl cellulose, organic carica papaya fruit extract, pineapple natural melange, organic pineapple fruit extract, Brazilian micronized tourmaline gemstone powder, and rice powder for maximum brightening results. Shop at Anthropologie.
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