Create the best personalized gifts for Bridal Showers & Bachelorette Parties
Choosing a (virtual or otherwise) bridal shower or bachelorette party gift should be fun. Even so, you’ll need a gift that balances bridal shower etiquette, the bride-to-be’s personality, and your budget. But what makes a bachelorette party present different from a wedding gift? And how do you make sure other guests won’t gift the bride the same thing? We’re here to answer these questions and much more!
So if you’ve received a bachelorette party or bridal shower invitation, it’s time to start planning for that thoughtful and lovely gift.
Different Event, Different Gift
Most brides will have either a bridal shower or couples’ shower; or, they might even go for a more raucous bachelorette party, depending on the couple’s preference. Bridal showers/bachelorette parties are typically exclusive to women friends of the bride while a couples’ shower (also called a ‘co-ed shower’ and a ‘joint shower’) is for friends of both the bride and groom, regardless of gender. Gifts for a couples’ shower should be bought with the couple in mind.
Gifts To Please Everyone
As a member of their wedding party, you’ll want to make sure both partners feel loved and appreciated. These personalized wedding gift ideas do just that. Find inspiration in a pair of matching pillows for the home-loving couple, a personalized photo (cook) book for the couple that loves to bake and host parties, or any of the creative wedding gift ideas below.
Create a custom yard sign to celebrate your couples’ shower/bridal shower! Personalize your sign with photos, text, and embellishments and then showcase it for the whole neighborhood to see. If you’re throwing together something last-minute and/or want a cute way to provide directions on the day of, simply opt for one of our chic pre-made layouts. You can customize both sides of the sign and it’s weather-resistant. The sign also includes a metal frame for ground mounting to make your party prep that much easier!
Whether the soon-to-be-newlyweds love hosting, cooking, or cheese tasting, a custom cutting board will be a sweet and practical addition to their home. Personalize it with their name(s) for that extra special touch!
His & Hers Comfort
A matching pair of pillows is a non-traditional wedding gift that will stay with the happy couple for a long time. You can never have enough decorative scatter pillows, especially when moving into a new home. So if your bride is planning on making a move after her big day, consider gifting her a set of custom-designed throw pillows. Use special photos, favorite quotes, or her and her partner’s initials to bring your gift to life. Customize a set with the happy couple’s names, initials, or wedding date. You may also want to include a matching blanket for maximum coziness.
If the couple is always on the go, consider gifting them a travel mug. You can customize the mug with photos, captions, and designs of your choice, making it the perfect personalized gift. Consider adding special tea boxes or coffee packs to the gift, depending on the bride’s (or groom’s) particular taste, to make your gift feel more complete.
Customize a handy tote bag with a favorite photo or witty sentiment. Your photo or design prints on both sides of bag, plus it’s environmentally friendly and 100% recycled! Consider designing a matching pair of his-and-hers totes for twinning cuteness when they run errands together.
You could also customize a lunch bag with photos of your choice to add moments, memories, or quotes to their midday break. (And it’s small enough to fit into work bags or a child’s backpack.) These also make for great party favors and can easily be customized for bridal or couples’ showers and bachelorette parties (especially when you stuff them full of fun goodies)!
If the wedding couple love spending time in the kitchen or trying new recipes, a personalized cookbook might be the ideal gift. You could collaborate with all their friends and family to create a unique collection of your favorite recipes along with photos of yourselves.
Home sweet home
If the bride and groom are planning on moving in together after the nuptials, they’re likely in need of housewarming gifts. It’s easy to overlook everyday essentials such as placemats and trivets. These make excellent bridal shower and wedding gifts that help transition the new couple into cozy married life. You can customize fabric placemats with a family photo, monogram, or simply choose from one of our beautiful designs. To further protect the surfaces in their new home, choose our chic and modern customizable stone trivet. Personalize your stone trivet with photos and text or choose one of our designs to match their décor. Want to go even more romantic? The stone heart sign pulls double-duty as décor and damage control! Made from heat-resistant sandstone, this similarly customizable trivet protects surfaces from unwanted heat damage caused by cookware. When not being used as a trivet, they could use it as a decorative wall hanging with the attached twine loop. (Again, these would also make for adorable party favors at the bridal/couples’ shower or main event.)
Custom Tea Towel
Tea towels aren’t just kitchen mess essentials; they can also enhance a kitchen’s overall design. Customize a set of personalized tea towels to gift at your upcoming bridal shower party by including the initials or last name(s) of the soon-to-be newlyweds in the design.
Mugs & Coasters
If the bride (and/or groom) is known for their morning coffee routine, why not gift a monthly coffee subscription? Make it extra special by including a set of matching mugs and custom coasters. Customize the mugs with his and her initials, wedding date, or the words “I do” for a keepsake they’ll treasure for many days to come.
Fleece Photo Blanket
Fleece photo blankets are warm, cozy, and packed with fond memories. Customize a blanket with photos of the happy couple or the bridal party, the couple’s engagement photos, or anything else you know will make them smile.
Just For Her
Close to one’s heart
A single Swarovski crystal inside a sparkling starburst detail adorns the front of this two-part pendant locket that will swing open to reveal a gorgeous photo of the couple. Perfect for a momentous occasion such as a wedding or bridal shower, this beautiful sterling silver necklace is a very thoughtful and timeless gift that will make the bride feel extra special (which she definitely should feel on her big day!).
Girls just wanna have fun
Create t-shirts that speak to the bride’s style or personalize one of our ready-to-wear designs. Our custom adult white t-shirts are made of 100% airlume combed and ringspun cotton, so you can all enjoy a comfortable and breathable shirt while having the time of your lives. These t-shirts are perfect for bachelorette parties and we even have playful designs ready to go for your girls’ night out!
When in doubt, always stick to the wedding gift list.
Don’t fear that your gift isn’t personalized or “from the heart” if you do end up picking something from the bridal or wedding registry: she is guaranteed to appreciate it (and you could always supplement it with a fun photo gift that celebrates your relationship).
Need To Get A Wedding Gift?
Yes, you are typically expected to bring a gift to both the bridal shower and the wedding itself, unless otherwise noted on the invitations. It’s also common to bring small gifts if invited to an engagement party or bachelorette party. However, most modern couples understand that attending several wedding parties and celebrations can become expensive for guests. Therefore, you’re not expected to bring a large or pricey gift to every single celebration.
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