Looking for a unique bridal shower?Â Try having one that features a specific theme.Â Themed showers have several advantages.Â First, if the couple already has all the basic household and lifestyle items they will need to start their new life together, a themed wedding shower is an excellent way to build up the extras they might love (such as items for a hobby or vacations).Â Second, themed showers take away some of the stress associated with gift giving.Â Third, themes can be selected that are budget-conscious if the bride is concerned people are feeling the strain of both a wedding and shower gift.
Some theme and gift ideas:
Travel Showerâ€”Either just for the honeymoon or for the couple who enjoys travel, items like personalized luggage tags, guidebooks, travel toiletries, and outlet adaptors will be much appreciated.
Kitchen Showerâ€”Epicurious?Â Gifts could range from a homemade cookbook of favorite recipes to interesting kitchen gadgets to fun aprons!
Camping â€“If they are outdoor enthusiasts, head to local hardware stores or outdoor equipment retailers and make a fun gift basket with trail maps, waterproof matches, and a first aid kit.
TV Show Showerâ€”Pick your friendâ€™s favorite TV show as a theme. For example, if she loves â€œMad Men,â€ serve martinis and give gifts like Rat Pack CDs, vintage casserole dishes, and saucy lingerie that only Joan would approve of.
Date Night Showerâ€” Help prepare your friend for many date nights to come. Give different gifts that will inspire fun at-home or on-the-town date nights.Â Example: a gift certificate to a local tourist attraction or restaurant or a DVD with candy and microwave popcorn.
Favorite Holiday or Event Showerâ€”Is the bride crazy for Halloween or the Super Bowl?Â Give her accessories that will make those celebrations all the more fun.Â Examples: decorative lights, serving bowls, or themed cocktail recipes and ingredients.