20 Best Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

You’re friend is getting married! While she’s off planning her wedding, your group of friends are in charge of planning her bridal shower. Part of your responsibility as her close friend or BFF is to find the perfect bridal shower gift. Something that’s going to wow her and make her transition into the next phase of her life as fun and easy as possible. If you’re bestie has a gift registry all set up, then figuring out what to get her for the bridal shower’s going to be a breeze. But not every bride has a registry. Plus, bridal shower gifts should be for the bride alone (and maybe for the groom to enjoy!). Somehow, a set of spatulas or tumbler glasses don’t really fit that description. If you’re looking for something better, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve scoured the internet for all the best bridal shower gifts and listed them all here.

Top 20 Bridal Shower Gift Ideas in 2019

1. NEST Fragrances Classic Candle Rose Noir & Oud

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Scented candles are the bomb. They can create the perfect mood in the home, whether you’re looking to relax or create some romance. The best scented candles are NEST Fragrances. Yes, these babies are incredibly expensive. However, the fragrances are amazing and you only need to burn a little to have the scent covering an entire home. Plus, these candles are slow burning, so you really get your money’s worth.

NEST Fragrances Classic Candle Rose Noir & Oud

Why should you buy it?

A scented candle is a great gift for a girlfriend. It’s an even better gift for a bride-to-be, especially if you choose a scent that can help her set the mood. She can use a scented candle to help her relax while enjoying some me-time during all the hectic wedding planning. She can also use it to have some couple-time with the groom-to-be – before, during, or after the wedding.

2. Personalized Wedding Guest Book

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This personalized wedding guest book is handmade in the USA using sustainable Baltic Birch Wood. You can choose from four different finishes – black, mahogany, burnt cocoa, and carmel oak. The cover of the guest book can be engraved with the names of the bride and groom as well as the date of the wedding. The pages are made of Ivory paper or black card stock (dealer’s choice). You can choose to get lined pages or blank ones. This unique and beautifully crafted guest book is not a present that will be stored away after use. It’s going to be one that will be decorating the newlyweds house for years to come.

Personalized Wedding Guest Book Mr Mrs Wooden Rustic Vintage Bridal Black Mahogany Oak or Cocoa Unique Wood Hardcover Finish Options

Why should you buy it?

A handcrafted, personalized wedding guestbook. What’s not to love about that? Your BFF is going to be incredibly grateful for this thoughtful gift. Not only does she no longer need to worry about finding the perfect guestbook, she now has something that she can proudly show off in her new home. The guestbook is gorgeous and can be used to include photos and short notes from the guests. It’s of high quality, sturdy material, so you know it’ll last all throughout their years of marriage

3. Glenor Co Classic 50 Slot Jewelry Box

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This Glenor Co Classic Jewelry Box is perfect for girls who have dozens of accessories. It features 50 compartments, each one able to store around 2 to 3 pairs of small earrings (or 1 to 2 large pairs). The outside of the box is beautifully designed, made of PU leather that has a smooth feel. The stitching detail as well as the belt and elegant buckle just adds more to the charm of the box. The interior is made of velvety fabric which is very soft to the touch and protects the compartments from scratches. Even better, there’s a large mirror inside the box, enabling you to check out which pair works best for your outfit.

Glenor Co Classic 50 Slot Jewelry Box Earrings Organizer with Large Mirror, Black

Why should you buy it?

Any new bride will want to enjoy new things in her new home. Some things she’ll buy with her husband for the home. Others she’ll want for herself. A new jewelry box is the perfect gift to help her decorate her new home, something that is just for her. It’s a great storage piece for her old and new jewelry including her engagement and wedding rings.

4. Garmol Women Lingerie One Piece Fishnet Teddy Lace Cups Bodysuit Mesh Babydoll

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No woman isn’t going to feel sexy when wearing this number. This one piece fishnet body suit is made of 90% polyester and 10% spandex, making it durable (wink, wink) AND comfortable. Nothing makes you feel less sexy than underwear that’s digging into you. The lingerie features lots of lace, a sexy satin bow tie at the back, and a cheeky cut bottom. Best of all, it comes in a variety of colors and sizes.

Garmol Women Lingerie One Piece Fishnet Teddy Lace Cups Bodysuit Mesh Babydoll

Why should you buy it?

A bridal shower isn’t a bridal shower without some naughty lingerie. It’s a great way for a bride to feel sexy and make the groom happy. She can wear it on her honeymoon or during one of their celebratory nights out. She can even wear it just to make her feel confident and happy while at work. No woman can have enough lingerie and you’re just the pal to help her get more.

5. VonShef 2 Person Blue Picnic Backpack Hamper

What is more romantic that a picnic for two in the park? And what better way to do it than with this fully-equipped picnic backpack hamper? This backpack features a zip up cooler compartment for storing your food, keeping it fresh for a long time. A second compartment stores away all your picnic essentials which, by the way, come with the backpack. These include stainless steel forks, spoons, and knives as well as a cheese knife, cutting board, wine glasses, napkins, dinner plates, salt & pepper shakers, and a soft fleece tartan blanket with waterproof PEVA backing. The blanket is not only comfortable to sit on, it also stays dry even when you’re picnicking on wet grass.

VonShef 2 Person Blue Picnic Backpack Hamper with Cooler Compartment Includes Tableware & Fleece Blanket

Why should you buy it?

Preparing for the wedding is bound to be stressful for both the bride and groom. It’s important that they take the time just to enjoy each other in between all the madness happening. A picnic just for two is a great way for them to decompress and reconnect with each other. And having a basket with all the works ready for just a trip makes life even easier for them. All they’ll need to do is pick their favorite foods and the backpack is ready to go. Convenient and hassle-free.

6. GDTK Leather Passport Holder

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Traveling, even for pleasure, can be stressful. Having all your important documents like your passports and plane tickets in one place can make things much easier. This GDTK Leather Passport Holder does all that and more. The interior and exterior of this passport holder is made of synthetic leather which feels comfortable and smooth while providing protection for your documents. It not only protects your stuff from dust and abrasions, it prevents information theft with its built-in RFID blocking. The “wallet” even comes with a variety of slots so you can also store other important stuff such as credit cards and IDs.

GDTK Leather Passport Holder Cover Case RFID Blocking Travel Wallet

Why should you buy it?

Your bestie is obviously going to be traveling for her honeymoon. To make sure she isn’t going to get unnecessarily stressed during their travel, why not give her a passport holder where she can conveniently access all her travel documents? The added security of the built-in RFID blocking will give her peace of mind while abroad, so she can enjoy her honeymoon without any worries.

7. Begonia.K Women’s Wifey Shirt

This pullover from Begonia K. is both comfortable and sexy. It is made of 60% cotton and 40% polyester, soft and thin enough to wear during spring or fall. The lettering is cute. The wide neck lets you wear it off the shoulder or centered. The fabric is durable and doesn’t wear out fast after multiple washes. We love that it comes in a variety of colors and sizes to fit any bride. Plus, it comes with a Guaranteed Quality & No-Worry Warranty. If your bestie doesn’t love it, you can have it refunded easily. No hassle.

Begonia.K Women's Wifey Shirt Letter Print Off The Shoulder Slouchy Pullovers

Why should you buy it?

The bride is going to love showing off that she’s now a wife, not a girlfriend. This sexy but comfy Wifey shirt is just the thing for that. It’s a great shirt for running errands, going to the neighbor’s barbecue, a trip to the beach, a casual drink at the local bar. She can even wear it while lounging around the house.

8. Luxor Linens Egyptian Cotton Waffle Weave Robe

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100% Egyptian cotton robes. ‘Nuff said. But if you insist, these bathrobes from Luxor Linens will make you feel as if you’re spending time in a luxurious hotel or spa. The robes are so soft and lightweight. Even better, they can keep you warm and cozy in the winter as well as cool and comfortable during summer. The robes can have custom embroidered monograms. You can choose from different fonts, thread colors, and text options.

Luxor Linens Egyptian Cotton Waffle Weave Robe with His Hers Couple's Embroidery

Why should you buy it?

His & Her robes will add a touch of elegance and luxury to a newlywed’s life. They can use it on their honeymoon and in their new home. Soft and comfortable, these robes will bring back memories of the fancy hotels and spas they visited. Or, it will make them feel they’re at one. Either way, the robes will be a happy addition to their home. Your girl will love it even if he doesn’t.

9. Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right Novelty Wine Glass & Beer Glass Combo

Bridal shower gifts don’t always have to be serious and/or practical. Some can be just plain silly. This pair of novelty glasses is a balance of both. The Mr. pint glass is cute and funny. But it also can be used to enjoy a cool one after work. The Mrs. wine glass is perfect for a new wife who wants to wind down and show Mr. Right how she’s always right.

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Why should you buy it?

As we’ve mentioned, these glasses strike that balance between practical and silly. It’s perfect for couples who love to see the funny side of things. It’s also a great gift for a bridal shower since it can be one of the first things they can use to decorate their new home as well as celebrate their new life.

10. Mayfair Linen 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets

While your mattress can make or break the quality of your sleep, your sheets can raise the quality to a whole new level. These 100% Egyptian Cotton sheets from Mayfair Linen are not only going to be comfortable, they’re going to catapult your bed to a 5-star status. The sheets are breathable and hypoallergenic. They come in various colors and feature deep pockets which means it can easily fit deep and pillow-top mattresses. The material is thick enough that they won’t wear down quickly after multiple washes but not too thick that they make you sweat on hot, summer nights.

Mayfair Linen 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Sand Queen Sheets Set, 800 Thread Count Long Staple Cotton, Sateen Weave for Soft and Silky Feel, Fits Mattress Upto 18'' DEEP Pocket

Why should you buy it?

Giving your bestie and her husband-to-be that 5-star hotel experience every time they go to bed is a gift that will keep on giving. Not only will they feel uber comfortable all night long, they’ll wake up refreshed everyday. Less fighting that way. Plus, giving this before the wedding ensures your girl gets the beauty sleep she needs for her big day.

11. C.C Floppy Sun Hat

The sun is not your friend. At least, not if we’re talking about your skin. While sunscreen should never be forgotten, shade is a great deal better. What better way to ensure your face doesn’t get hit by the sun than to wear a hat? Of course, no ordinary hat will do. The C.C. Floppy Sun Hat is the best choice. The hat is made of 100% paper braid with a classic 4-inch brim, not too big but not too small either. There’s a sweatband to catch any drops that form on your head and the lack of interior lining ensures you stay cool and comfortable even under the harsh rays of the sun. The soft body style of the hat makes it contour naturally around your head. You get to protect your skin in style.

C.C Fun Verbiage Elegant Wide Brim 4 Summer Derby Beach Pool Floppy Dress Sun Hat

Why should you buy it?

If your bestie is off to honeymoon in the sun and sand, she’s going to need help making sure she remains wrinkle-free. Not only is this hat a great way to protect her skin while she enjoys her honeymoon in the Bahamas (or something similar), it’ll make sure she does it in style. This hat comes in white with an elegantly embroidered “bride” in gold on the brim. The soft-body style makes it easy to pack in her luggage. Afterwards, she can use the hat on trips to the beach, church, the Kentucky Derby, etc.

12. ElegantPark Bride Jumbo Tote Bag

This jumbo tote bag is a girl’s best friend. It is made of 100% cotton canvas for durability. It has loads of space to accommodate all the stuff you need for an overnight trip or an extended shopping trip. The reinforced fabric handle won’t break under the weight of all your stuff and is long enough that you can carry the bag over your shoulder. Plus, there are interior pockets to stuff small items in so they don’t rattle around your bag as you lug it around.

ElegantPark Bride Jumbo Tote Bag Wedding Bridal Shower Gifts Canvas 100% Cotton Interior Pocket White with Gold Glitter

Why should you buy it?

What bride-to-be isn’t going to need a huge bag to lug around all her wedding essentials? It can fit her makeup kit, blow dryer, beauty mirror, jewelry, underwear, flip flops, robe, and all the other stuff she’ll need to prep for the big day. The bag can be customized with the bride’s name in gold glitter or just have the word “Bride.” You can even get matching totes for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom.

13. The Bride-to-Be Book

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Some people love to journal, especially if we’re talking about the biggest events of their lives. So, why wouldn’t a bride-to-be love to keep a record of all the things steps she had to take to get to the wedding of her dreams? This Bride-to-be Book is filled with pages that a soon-to-be Mrs can fill in, talking about the proposal, the story about the dress, her thoughts on why he or she was the one, and more. There are even places where she can place photos to include in her memoirs.

The Bride-to-Be Book A Journal of Memories From the Proposal to

Why should you buy it?

This is an excellent bridal gift for a girlfriend who loves compiling memories in journals. It’s like a mini scrapbook for all the wedding stuff that the bride wants to preserve. The pages will let her document each moment along her journey to her big day. Even better, she’ll have something to look back on long after they’ve married. Maybe even something she’ll want to share with her own daughter during her own wedding journey.

14. Wedding Planner Gift Set

Planning a wedding isn’t easy. Lots of things to choose and organize. It’s going to take up a lot of time and energy. Not to mention, it’s going to take up a lot of space in the brain. A wedding planner is just the thing to keep everything organized so the bride doesn’t miss a thing. Inside the planner, you’ll find a clip-in bookmark, 4 storage pockets, a planning sticker page, a business card holder (for all those suppliers), and 9 tabbed sections to keep it easy to flip to the right page. With this Wedding Planner gift set, you not only get the planner, you also get a guestbook for the wedding.

Wedding Planner Gift Set for The Bride to Be 9x11 Hardcover Wedding Planner and Organizer, Gift Box,

Why should you buy it?

If your girl is a planner, then this is the one she’ll love to use for her wedding. It features 9 separate sections such as budget, wedding timeline & checklists, registry & gifts, and vendor research. There’s even a section called Inspiration Style Boards which she can fill with all the stuff she’d love to have at her wedding. Basically, everything she needs to keep herself organized is in this planner. As an added bonus, the pages are filled with colors that are fun and vibrant. The hard covers will ensure that the book is durable and last the entire time before the wedding and long after.

15. Kate Spade New York Bridal Insulated Tumbler with Reusable Straw

Who doesn’t love Kate Spade? While this is not a bag, it’s definitely still a cute gift worthy of the brand. This tumbler with straw is a travel-friendly gift that your girl can use on her way to the office, to have lunch with the girls, or go on her honeymoon. It has double wall insulation to keep her drink cool a long time. But the insulation ensures that there won’t be any condensation on the outside. The lid easily screws on and off but it does lock tight to ensure a mess-free commute.

Kate Spade New York Bridal Insulated Tumbler with Reusable Straw, 20 Ounces, Miss to Mrs. (White)

Why should you buy it?

Why wouldn’t you? This is an eco-friendly gift for a bride-to-be, reducing your bestie’s contribution to plastic waste. Even better, the tumbler is made of acrylic and free of BPAs, lead, and phthalates. The straw is made of soft silicone which will bend, not break, and remain durable even after several uses. The tumbler is white with metallic gold accents that state “Miss to Mrs.” The design is chic yet simple. Plus, the tumbler’s the perfect size – can fit in most standard cupholders and has a slim design to easily fit in the hand. She’ll be enjoying her mimosas in style on her trip and afterwards.

16. Top Shelf Engagement Wish Jar

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If you want to give your girlfriend something thoughtful and sentimental for her bridal shower, then this wish jar is the perfect choice. This jar comes with 100 tickets that friends and family can fill out, writing their wishes and bits of advice to the newly engaged. The jar comes with a pen, a decorative lid, and a twine hung plaque.

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Why should you buy it?

This jar is not your average bridal shower gift. It’s one that will keep on giving, even years after the couple’s wedding. With 100 tickets, you and all the couple’s loved ones can provide them with all your wishes and words of encouragement. They can read it in one sitting before or after the wedding. They can choose to only read one on every anniversary. They can even read it whenever they need words of wisdom. If you want to give your girlfriend something that she’ll cherish forever, this is the gift you’ve been looking for.

17. Kate & Milo ‘The Story of Us’ Photo Frame

Another sentimental gift, this photo frame is one that a bride-to-be who loves keepsakes will appreciate. Now, a photo frame doesn’t sound special enough for a bridal shower. But this isn’t your average photo frame. This one is specifically designed to show a story – the story of the engaged couple from their first date to the honeymoon. The frame is made of plastic and finished in crisp white. The top of the frame features gold script stating “Story of Us” while each photo insert will have a label underneath.

Kate & Milo 'The Story of Us' Photo Frame, White, Cherish Your Love Story, The Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

Why should you buy it?

This bridal shower gift will help your girlfriend create a keepsake that cherishes their love story and highlights their unique romance. She can use her favorite photos of them on a date, the proposal, the wedding, and the honeymoon. The frame is ready for hanging as it already comes with two attached wall mounts. All your friend needs to do is choose the pictures she wants hanging in her new home.

18. Knock Knock What I Love about You Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal

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It’s easy to say we love someone. It’s much harder to say why. Worse, we never really take the time to do so. Well, there’s one way you can solve that problem. This Knock Knock What I Love about You is the perfect way to express your love to someone. It has a lot of fill-in-the-blank pages which will help you describe what and why you love someone. You can write it as mushy as you want or as witty as you like.

Knock Knock What I Love about You Fill in the Love Book Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal

Why should you buy it?

Your girl is your best friend in the whole world. You love her to bits and you can’t find the words to tell her. Well, this Knock Knock What I Love about You Fill in the Love Book is just the thing to help you express that love. The pages are filled with prompts for you to follow. You can complete each line easily and be as sentimental as you want to be. This is not just a gift to celebrate her soon-to-be wedding. It’s a gift that celebrates her.

19. Stone & Beam Oversized Stripe Brushed Weave Throw Blanket

Who doesn’t love a good throw in the living room, library, or whichever cozy nook you’ve got in the house, right? Well, your bestie’s going to adore this one. The oversized throw is made of 100% polyester soft-brushed yarn which is very comfortable. It’s so comfortable, she’s going to be snuggling with this throw any chance she gets. Not only that, she’s going to love displaying it in her home with the attractive weave. The neutral color of indigo and white makes it easy to display, no matter what your decor is.

Stone & Beam Oversized Stripe Brushed Weave Throw Blanket

Why should you buy it?

If your bestie is moving into a new home, she’ll want to make her mark in it. What better way to help her decorate her new home than with an oversized throw? She can use it when taking a nap in the couch or cozying up in a nook with a good book. She can even use it to snuggle with her hubby on cold winter nights. Everytime she uses the throw, she’s going to remember her bestie. That would be you.

20. The Newlywed Cookbook

Not everyone is a good cook. Some need more help than others. This is what cookbooks are for. If you’re friend is in need of upping her game in the kitchen, she’s going to love this Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland. It’s filled with recipes specifically designed to feed a newly married couple. From delicious brunches to date nights meals, your friend will be able to cook up whatever her heart desires.

The Newlywed Cookbook Fresh Ideas and Modern Recipes for Cooking With and for Each Other

Why should you buy it?

Everyone needs help in the kitchen and your friend is no different. This cookbook is a great way for her to learn how to cook delicious meals together with the hubby. The recipes here range from classics to contemporary. There are instructions on how to source produce locally and stock the pantry. There are even pieces of advice on how to bring love into the food they will cook together. The photos are gorgeous and inspiring. Before long, this cookbook is going to have your bestie cooking or you and your friends, not just for two.

How to Choose the Best Bridal Shower Gift

Your bestie’s finally found the One and is happily engaged. You and your friends are hosting a bridal shower for her to celebrate this momentous event. Everything is planned and ready to go. There’s just one thing. You haven’t found the perfect gift yet. What’s a bridal shower without amazing goodies for the bride-to-be to enjoy? Obviously, you’re looking for something that will be thoughtful and memorable. Something that she’ll love. Something that fits the theme. What the heck is it? Well, we don’t have the answer to that. What we do have are tips to help you figure out what to buy.

Tip #1: Spend what you can afford.

There’s actually a standard amount for bridal shower gifts – around $20-$80. You buy anything that the bride will love within this range, you’re going to be just fine. Of course, there are other factors to consider, mainly your financial situation. You need to look at your own budget. You also need to consider that you’ll also be spending money on the wedding gift.

Another consideration is your relationship with the bride. How close are you? Those who aren’t particularly close to the bride can expect to spend around $25. The Kate & Milo ‘The Story of Us’ Photo Frame is a good choice Co-workers, friends, and distant family members may need to spend more, up to $75 if they can afford it like the Glenor Co Classic 50 Slot Jewelry Box. Really close friends and family members may have to spend more.

Tip #2: Go with the theme.

Bridal showers usually have themes which usually hint at what the bride loves. If the theme is centered on food, you can get your friend a copy of The Newlywed Cookbook. For a beach theme, the C.C Floppy Sun Hat is a great option. Common gift ideas for traditional bridal showers include the NEST Fragrances Classic Candle Rose Noir & Oud and the Mayfair Linen 100% Egyptian Cotton Sheets.

Tip #3: Look for something that can be personalized.

If you’re really close to the bride, getting her something personalized is the best option. Fortunately, there are a lot of things that you can have customized such as the Personalized Wedding Guest Book. You can even go with something incredibly personal and sentimental like the Knock Knock What I Love about You Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal.

Tip #4: Keep it appropriate.

Any bride-to-be is going to love Garmol Women Lingerie One Piece Fishnet Teddy Lace Cups Bodysuit Mesh Babydoll. It would be a great gift for a bridal shower. However, you need to take into consideration who’s going to be there. Some of the bride’s family may not appreciate seeing naughty stuff on display, especially if there are children present. If you still want to give her something sexy, you can go for the Begonia.K Women’s Wifey Shirt which is a lot more subtle but still provocative.

Tip #5: Check out the registry.

If you’re sorely lacking in ideas, you can check the bridal registry to find out what the engaged couple is looking for. They may want something like the VonShef 2 Person Blue Picnic Backpack Hamper for picnics at the park or the Stone & Beam Oversized Stripe Brushed Weave Throw Blanket to decorate their living room. They may even request for some cool bathrobes like the Luxor Linens Egyptian Cotton Waffle Weave Robe.

Finding the perfect bridal shower gift isn’t going to be easy. You’re going to need to take a lot of things into consideration before making your choice. Whatever you do end up choosing, you should know one thing – she’s going to love it just because it came from you.

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