12 Bridal Shower Gifts That Will Make Her Swoon

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Bride holding up a bride bag at her bridal shower

She’ll say, “I do” to these lovable bridal shower gift ideas. 👰🏻‍♀️💍

Why buy a basic gift for an extraordinary bride? If you’re in need of unique bridal shower gifts, you’ve come to the right place! Help the bride have a special bridal shower by buying her something worth swooning over. Most brides have a registry these days, but sometimes it’s nice to add in a thoughtful present that she wasn’t expecting. If you want to wrap up something more meaningful than a mixing bowl, our handy list has some bridal shower gift ideas that are sure to make her smile! From personalized bridal shower gifts to sentimental ones, the list has something for every bride.

12 bridal shower gifts that will make her swoon:

1. She’ll be head over heels for this gorgeous glass ring holder shaped like a flower.

this Glass Flower Engagement Ring Holder is among our favorite unique bridal shower gifts

Glass Flower Engagement Ring Holder – $67.50 (regularly $90)

Gift her somewhere special to keep her engagement ring. This eye-catching floral ring holder comes in 12 dreamy colors. It’s handmade with opalescent glass and crafted using the Tiffany method – an absolutely stunning keepsake.

“This was absolutely gorgeous. I bought it as an engagement gift for my friend and she was almost in tears when she opened it.”

2. This personalized wedding dress hanger will look fantastic in her bridal photos.

A wedding dress hanger like this one is one of the best personalized bridal shower gifts

A wedding dress is one of the most important garments a woman will ever buy and it deserves a gorgeous place to hang. I received one of these personalized hangers at my bridal shower and it ended up being one of my favorite gifts. It was unexpected but exactly what I needed. It looked amazing in my pictures and I still smile whenever I see it in my closet. I truly think every bride needs one!

“Absolutely beautiful. 😍 Arrived sooner than expected. Really nice quality. I can’t wait to hang my wedding dress on it the morning of my wedding.”

3. Know a pair of star-crossed lovers? Spoil the bride with a personalized night sky star map.

the night sky makes great valentine's gifts for men

Personalized Night Sky Map – Starting at $49

For a really thoughtful gift, consider buying the happy couple a custom Night Sky Map. These maps show what the night sky looked like during a certain point in time. These unique maps are the perfect way to commemorate an engagement or wedding day. Hip2Save’s Sara has one in her home and she loves it!

“My husband and I ordered this for my daughter and her fiancé representing the night they got engaged. It is an amazing gift and they both loved it, as do we! Thank you so much for providing a meaningful gift to a very special and loved couple!”

4. She’ll cherish this recipe box filled with her family’s favorite recipes.

A personalized recipe box like this one makes the list of the best bridal shower gift ideas

Personalized Wedding Recipe Box – $28.99 (regularly $48.32)

Food is a way that many people show their love. It plays a huge part in culture and family life. One of the more special bridal shower gift ideas on our list is to create a personalized recipe box. Have the brides friends and family add their favorite recipes inside. It’s a heartfelt gift that will keep giving for years to come! Hip2Save’s Chelsey and Amber both received one of these recipe boxes and they love to use the recipes to this very day.

“My family created a recipe box when I got married. They ordered a personalized box and then every family member hand wrote their favorite recipe on a card and added it to the box. They did this all ahead of time so when I received it, it was packed with recipes. My favorite recipe is from my grandpa, it says something like – ‘Fried Fish — call grandpa and he’ll make it.’ ❤️– Chelsey, Hip2Save team

“My husband and my family each did this for me when I got married. Loved it too and still go back to those recipes every so often. ❤️” – Amber, Hip2Save team

5. The adventure is just beginning! If she loves to travel, this push pin map for travelers is one of the best bridal shower gifts.

One of the best bridal shower gifts is this giant custom push pin travel map

Custom Push Pin World Travel Map – Starting at $74.95

Know a couple who loves to travel together? Gift them this personalized push pin travel map that provides a visual of their adventures. Not only will they have a blast planning their next escapade, but they’ll remember their favorite past travels whenever they pass by their map.

“I cannot say enough how beautiful the map is! So very pleased with it. Wonderful quality, excellent service, and fast shipping! Very much recommend them!”

6.  Help the bride plan a date night with her very own The Adventure Challenge Book

The Adventure Challenge for Couples Book

Adventure Challenge Couples Edition – $49
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One key to marriage is to keep the romance and excitement alive. These innovative journals give couples the opportunity to do just that! Each book includes 50 unique date ideas that are sure to add a little spontaneity to married life. Couples record their adventures through pictures and journal entries. When they are finished with all 50 dates, the book becomes a cute keepsake they can look through to remember their adventures! These challenge books come highly recommended by many members of the Hip2Save team!

7. Every couple needs their very own romantic picnic basket.

One of the best bridal shower gift ideas is a romantic picnic basket for two like the one this woman is using

A picnic basket makes for a romantic gift! Couples that love wine, cheese, and nature will enjoy this basket that comes with its own table and glass holders. Whether they are going to an outdoor music festival or spending the afternoon in the park, this gift will certainly come in handy!

Picnic baskets are a popular gift idea and there is a plethora to choose from! Amazon has a ton of affordable baskets including a Mr. & Mrs. picnic set, and Etsy even has one with a personalized cheese board. With so many options, it’s easy to find a basket the happy couple will adore!

“My niece got engaged before Christmas. I wanted a gift for both of them. Picnics at vineyards are really popular so I decided this would be a nice gift. I was wow’d myself when they opened it and went through it. The table was a big hit! Extremely nice quality and everything they need for a nice picnic date. I plan to get a set for our lake trips.”

8. The holidays are all about family. Welcome her into yours with a year’s worth of holiday decorations.

Assorted Holiday Decorations given as unusual bridal shower gifts

At my own bridal shower, my husband’s family gifted me a box of holiday decorations to place in our new home throughout the year. The gift was very unexpected and it’s one that I cherish the most. I found this idea to be such a thoughtful way to welcome a soon-to-be bride into the family and show support for the couple’s union.

I always look forward to using these decorations during the holidays. Seeing them displayed makes our family feel close and adds so much warmth and love to our home. The bath towels I registered for had to eventually be replaced, but these decorations have lasted year after year. They are truly priceless!

9. A monogrammed makeup case is one of the most practical personalized bridal gifts.

This Personalized Makeup Case with handle makes a cute bridal shower gift

Gift a future bride a makeup case or train case that has been monogrammed with her new initials. The makeup pouch is small enough to place inside a large purse and the train case comes with a handle and can fit larger makeup palettes. She’ll be able to use this set on her wedding, honeymoon, and for years to come!

Go a step beyond and fill the bags with cosmetics or emergency items for her big day. A few ideas include makeup setting spray, clear nail polish, bobby pins, a highlighting pencil, bandaids, and a sweet note with words of encouragement.

“Beautiful fabric and lots of room. Perfect gift for the morning of the wedding for the bride’s emergency kit!”

10. On to the honeymoon! She’ll smile seeing her married name on her new luggage tags.

This personalized luggage tag makes a thoughtful bridal shower gift

Personalized Leatherette Luggage Tag – $11.89 (regularly $16.99)

One of the first things a married couple usually does is take off on a honeymoon. A thoughtful bridal shower gift is to buy the bride personalized luggage tags with her new information on them. These affordable leatherette luggage tags can be customized to include a name, initial, or monogram. Unlike many other luggage tags, this one includes a privacy flap to cover up your address and other personal information. They come in teal or charcoal and you can even buy a matching passport holder.

“We bought these as a gift for our son & daughter-in-law and they are very happy with them and can’t wait to use them on their next trip. We bought the luggage tags in both the gray and the teal, and the colors are really pretty.” 

11. Looking for funny bridal shower gifts? Try this custom Take Out Decision Dice.

Best gag gifts include a giant personalized takeout decision dice

Personalized Giant Take-Out Decision Dice – Starting at $11.76 (regularly $13.08)

Prep the bride for married life! If the bride and her partner can never decide what to eat for dinner, this personalized die will help them make the decision! Customize it with their favorite local restaurants. The next time they can’t decide where to order food from, they can thank you for making the choice easy! It’s a funny garnish to any bridal shower gift!

“This is part of my wedding present for my husband and I know he’ll love it and make him laugh!”

12. For a last-minute bridal shower gift, print her a custom portrait from Jane.com.

jane.com custom digital painting

Couple Portrait Watercolor Artwork – $13.99 (regularly $45)

Surprise the bride with a custom watercolor portrait of her and her partner. This is the perfect affordable, last-minute bridal shower gift idea. It comes via digital download. You simply print it at home or at your local print shop and pop it into the frame of your choice. Similar services are also done by AXyStudios which can have your file ready in under 24 hours and by PlutonArt which creates cartoon portraits in just 48 hours!

If you have a little more time and would like a hand-painted portrait, check out the service Paint Your Life. They have a turnaround time of just 12 days and a 100% money-back guarantee!

“Most amazing item I have ever purchased off of Jane. Took my breath away when I saw the picture of my daughter and her new husband on their wedding day!! Can’t wait to see her face at Christmas! If I could give more than 5 stars I would!!”

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About the writer:

Kara is a writer and photographer from the Midwest. Her creative work has appeared in various publications over the past decade. With a background in finance, she loves to be money-savvy.

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Comments 4

  1. Julie

    Where can I find the “Bride” tote at the top of this post?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Julie! I found it at David’s Bridal under “sparkle sequin script bride tote bag,” but it seems to no longer be in stock. Bummer! ❤️

  2. Seana

    I bought the hanger months ago on Etsy to surprise my daughter before her wedding in July. Great quality. When she comes to pick up her dress at my house, the dress will be on it.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing the quality of this hanger, Seana! I’m sure your daughter will love it! ❤️

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