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Best Bridal Shower Gifts for the Bride Who Has Everything

Best Bridal Shower Gifts for the Bride Who Has Everything
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She has it all, especially since she has you! And you, as a devoted friend or family member, are determined to find a gift for her bridal shower that she doesn’t already have. This will be tricky. The bride you’ll be showering is fully stocked in kitchenware and home goods. Or, you checked the registry, and it’s fulfilled already. Indeed, she seems to have everything she needs to begin her happily ever after. And she is not the gift card kind of bride. That’s where we come in. We have sorted through tons of gift ideas to come up with a solid list for the bride who has it all. From the best out-of-the-box gift idea, to a funny present she’ll be snickering over long after the bridal shower, these are the top trinkets for every kind of bride. We have even included a gift idea for the groom. Because, couples’ showers! So take a deep breath, and dig into this roundup. You won’t be stuck on what to get for the bride for long.

 

How to Come Up with the Best Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

 

Tips:

The best kind of bridal shower gift is something she can use for years to come. Or, you can go with a novelty item that will make being a bride all the more fun. The key is to think about her lifestyle and upcoming plans. If she has been talking nonstop about her honeymoon, gift her with something to enhance this once-in-a-lifetime trip. If she is intent on setting up a perfect home, present her with a functional item that, even if she already owns something similar, will get tons of use. Read on for ideas for the soon-to-be bride on your shopping list.

 

 

How to Select a Bridal Shower Gift

 

Bridal Shower Etiquette:

Even if you were invited to a shower but cannot attend, the well-mannered thing to do is give a gift. Most brides will register for gifts, but if her list is completed, or if you’d rather purchase a more personal gift, consider the fun and functional gift ideas on our list.

 

 

Gift Cost:

How much you spend on a gift is mostly about your budget. If you want to spend less, a personalized gift will make up for that. Or, how about going in on a more expensive gift with other friends of the bride? Just remember, if you are in the wedding, the bride knows you are spending a pretty penny to be part of her big day, so hopefully she will understand if you can’t afford an ostentatious gift. The good news is you’ll find ideas at all price points on our roundup, starting at just $15!

 

 

Other Considerations:

Do you want to make the bride laugh or cry (in a good way)? This will determine if you go with a sentimental or funny gift. Just note that many gifts on this list are items the couple can use for years to come, and you really can’t go wrong with a present like that!

 

 

 

 

1 of 14 Image Credits: Williams Sonoma

Best Personalized Gift

Monogrammed Wine Glasses

Price: $49.95

Fact: You can never have too many wine glasses. Especially if the couple loves to entertain, you truly can’t go wrong with barware as a bridal shower gift. Monogramming makes the gift personal, and no one does personalized, long-lasting, elegant, and hardy wine glasses better than Williams Sonoma. For just $10, you can add an initial to a generous and beautiful Cabernet glass the bride will sip from for years to come. Cheers to you, for landing on a gift no bride will be disappointed with, and to the bride-to-be, because she's about to say “I do!”

Specifications:
Dishwasher safe
9-3/4 inches tall.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We couldn't be happier with these glasses. They are beautiful and feel great to hold and to sip from. The glass is perfectly thin and elegant...These wine glasses are a nice quality and are nice looking too, but…my heavens, are they ever huge.”

2 of 14 Image Credits: Williams Sonoma

Best Gift that Gives Back

No Kid Hungry Celebrity-Designed Kitchen Tools

Price: $14.95

How many people can say a celebrity like Gwen Stefani designed their kitchen spatula? Now the bride can, when you gift her with a kitchen tool created by the most fashionable singer on the planet, and other stars like Al Roker, Guy Fieri, Trisha Yearwood, and Ina Garten. The best part is that 30 percent of the profits benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Meanwhile, the guest of honor will be folding and stirring her heart away with an ergonomically-shaped, oversized spatula made of beech wood and silicone. Um, maybe she can bake something for you one day?

Specifications:
Beech wood handle
12-1/2 inches long
Heat resistant up to 600 degrees.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I bought this to help a cause, and as my husband can attest, I didn’t need one more spatula! When I saw Gwen Stefani designed it and it helped go towards a good cause, I had to get it. Love, love, LOVE it! Highly recommend everyone support the cause with your favorite artists design! Would make a great gift!”

3 of 14 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Honeymoon Gift

Personalized Luggage Tags

Price: $15.00

OK, so she’s counting down the days until her honeymoon as much as the wedding. Meet a best-selling bridal shower gift on Etsy that will kick off her honeymoon with style and fun: luggage tags personalized with her new married name! Choose from dozens of colors and fonts to suit the bride’s tastes. She’ll love this durable and attractive plastic tag she can tote on her travels now, and forever. Hundreds of happy reviewers can’t be wrong about the quality of this thoughtful and functional bridal shower swag.

Specifications:
2.75 x 4 x 1/16 inch thick
Includes 6-inch black leather strap with buckle.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“These arrived today and they are great! These would make a great gift for people who are difficult to buy for. Could not be happier with this purchase! The order is perfect, and arrived in just a few days. Excellent product and service! I received a ton of compliments on it during my most recent trip!”

4 of 14 Image Credits: Williams Sonoma

Best Gift for the Groom

YETI Rambler Lowball

Price: $20.00

This beverage holder has over 2,100 near-perfect reviews! Because, YETI. In case you aren’t familiar, the popular and attractive BPA-free beverage holders keep drinks cold or hot, like, forever. This lowball tumbler is crafted with double-walled, vacuum sealed stainless steel that won’t sweat or shatter no matter where you take it. The highly-rated tumbler comes in multiple colors like brick red and stainless steel. Trust, this always-useful gift will be a big hit with any guy (or gal!) you gift it to.

Specifications:
10 ounces
3-1/2 inches diameter, 4 inches high
Top rack dishwasher safe.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I use it every day! It keeps drinks fresh! Buy one for yourself! Fantastic. This works great with a magnetic lid, and makes a great cocktail “glass” on hot summer days. It doesn’t sweat and ice lasts a long time. Like the title says, typical Yeti. I originally bought this to keep coffee hot at my desk. Works so great and the coffee doesn't get that acidic taste from sitting too long.”

5 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Funny Gift

‘50 Shades of Chicken’ Cookbook

Price: $8.00See Reviews

She’ll LOL at this New York Times best-selling cookbook that has a little fun with the wildly popular E.L. James books. The recipes may have names based on sexual innuendo, but the end result is no joke. Like the “mustard-spanked chicken,” or the “dripping thighs.” Plus, the descriptions are hella fun, written from the perspective of the chicken. Yup. And the chicken is, well, let’s just say, turned on by all the ingredients and preparation. This cookbook is sure to bring some laughter, and heat to the kitchen for any newlyweds. Not that they need any help with the latter!

Specifications:
7.2 x 0.7 x 9.3 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a beautiful book. The pictures and quality of this book are gorgeous and the recipes are also unique. I almost want to buy one for myself (I got it for someone as a gift). I'm not a Fifty Shades gal but this is still awesome. Definitely a high quality yet fully functional gag gift. Hilarious, great gift for those with a sense of humor. Written in the same style as the books but from the perspective of the chicken...seriously who comes up with this?”

6 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Gift for Couples

Our Moments Questions Game

Price: $19.00See Reviews

Every couple loves to Netflix and chill, but newlyweds (and all couples) need to talk, too. This awesome and highly-rated card game fosters fun and deep conversation alike with probing questions reviewers say they never thought to ask their other half. Like, “What’s something you’ve tried that you never want to try again?” We love that this game can last minutes or hours, and for years to come. And couples swear they feel more connected after playing. So, is this the gift you’ve been hunting for or what?

Specifications:
100 questions
1.3 x 2.6 x 3.6 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“My husband and I were driving for over 5 hours to our last vacation, and instead of just listening to the radio, we started some very deep conversation using those cards. This is a fun little game to have on hand. I feel like there is always more to learn about one another when you're in a relationship, even when you've been married several years!”

7 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Last Minute Gift

Kate Spade Insulated Tumbler

Price: $20.00See Reviews

Somehow this bridal shower snuck up on you and you don’t have a gift yet. Ahhh! It’s OK. If you order this chic “Miss to Mrs” insulated Kate Spade tumbler on Prime, you can get it by ASAP. The non-toxic, designer drink holder includes a silicone reusable straw, so the bride can sip her fav cold beverage out of it today, up until her wedding, and beyond. Phew! At least now you won’t show up empty-handed. Yup, you’re welcome!

Specifications:
20 ounces
Hand wash.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Love this tumbler cup! It’s so cute and perfect for newly engaged girls. I bought it for a co-worker who got married back in January. She loved it. I have a similar tumbler from Kate Spade, so I knew it would be good-looking and functional.”

8 of 14 Image Credits: Williams Sonoma

Best Date Night Gift

DIY Sushi Kit

Price: $30.00

What better, more romantic, more challenging, potentially-messy, fun, and innovative date night idea is there than making homemade sushi? This DIY kit from Williams Sonoma is priced perfectly for a bridal shower kit, and we can guarantee the bride will appreciate you come Saturday night when she’s laughing and bonding with her soon-to-be hubby. The kit includes sushi rice, rice vinegar powder, nori, sesame seeds, wasabi powder, a bamboo rolling mat and, thankfully, an instructions recipe booklet. Just bring an appetite!

Specifications:
Makes 8 rolls
6 pieces each.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This was a great kit! It was easy to use and so fun. The sushi turned out really well and everyone enjoyed it.”

9 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Gift Basket

Wicker Picnic Basket for Two

Price: $41.00See Reviews

Date idea alert! This adorable and functional gift for the bride who has it all will last her and her betrothed for years to come. Highly rated on Amazon, the wicker picnic basket includes durable glasses, plates, cutlery, a waterproof blanket, cotton napkins, and most importantly, a bottle opener. Fans of the vintage set-for-two say it’s great to keep on hand for impromptu picnics. We love the idea of giving a gift that fosters bonding, and wine drinking, between a couple. Seriously, if you can’t decide what to get the bride at her shower, stop looking. This is it!

Specifications:
16.4 X 11 X 7 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“So cute! The basket is sturdy and well made. The dishes are ceramic, not plastic, and the glasses are also real. The silverware is also nice and the blanket has a handle to carry and is large and comfy. Great buy and I can’t wait to use it.”

10 of 14 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Gift for the Home

SMEG Retro Kettle

Price: $150.00

Here’s a great group gift from the bridal party. The guest of honor will love this 1950s-inspired automatic kettle that is as attractive on the countertop as it is functional. The die-cast stainless steel appliance that heats water for coffee or oatmeal in a snap comes in colors that range from pastel green to, our personal favorite, bubblegum pink. The SMEG Retro Kettle features a swivel base and easy-to-read water level indicator, plus an automatic shut-off function. Red and white checkered apron not included, but suggested!

Specifications:
3.5 pounds
Holds 7 cups
120 volt rating.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I run on coffee and tea and first tried an electric kettle in Europe. This is the best way to heat water as it is fast and even shuts itself off. Love the color, too. I bought the minty green one and it goes well with my dishes. It is also well made and replaces the glass one I had that started to leak within the first 6 months. I bought this in silver and I love it. Easy to use, right out of the box. It is simple. Heats quickly and quietly and has an automatic shut off. Stylish and boils water quickly!”

11 of 14 Image Credits: Amazon

Best Tech Gift

ThermoPro Smart Meat Thermometer

Price: $60.00See Reviews

The couple that grills together, stays together. And if the bride and groom love barbecuing, gift them with this smart meat thermometer that will ensure their meal is cooked to perfection every time. Over 6,100 reviewers say the ThermoPro’s wireless technology is the best in its class. There’s no app to synch up; instead, the probe uses wireless technology and an LCD screen to accurately read meat temps up to 300 feet away. Because, newlyweds might be, ahem, busy in another room while the meat sizzles on the grill! And incidentally, this device it 100 percent tech geek approved.

Specifications:
4 AAA batteries included
CC and CE certified
ROHS approved.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It is accurate and works well. It never lost connection. We grill a lot of fish in the summer, and lamb and beef during the winter. When grilling an expensive cut of meat, a Prime tenderloin for example, preserving the meat quality is imperative. A remote reading thermometer makes possible temperature monitoring while continuing to entertain guests. Directions are easy to follow. The device was well-packaged, and included everything as advertised. It's easy to use and provides accurate temperature information.”

12 of 14 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Jewelry Gift

Givenchy Bracelet

Price: $45.00

The bride may have it all but she doesn’t have this bracelet. Which is designer. The highly-rated Givenchy bauble features Swarovski elements that sparkle in rose gold-tone, rhodium-plated silver-tone, or 10 karat gold-plated brass. Incidentally, the bride can wear this chic and timeless bangle on her wedding day, to her rehearsal dinner, on her honeymoon, on date night, and basically anywhere, for the rest of her life. So, well done you!

Specifications:
Diameter 2-1/2 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This bracelet is very pretty. It is not too big, so it doesn't slide all around my arm. It looks really nice when you order two or three and layer them all together with a watch. I get lots of compliments. I love this bracelet! It is sturdy and well-made. Looks way more expensive than it is.”

13 of 14 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Unique Gift

Personalized Map of the Heart Art Print

Price: $78.00

Gift the bride with something there’s no way she already has or will ever forget. This personalizable art print features maps of where the couple met, got engaged, and will marry, plus the couple’s names. Reviewers swear this gift was the favorite when they presented it at bridal showers. And why wouldn’t it be? This print is something the couple can treasure as long as they live. And you got it for them. Go ahead; pat yourself on the back!

Specifications:
Comes unframed 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 14 inches.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The bride and groom loved it! They named it their favorite gift. It was so beautiful! I was very pleased to give this as a Bridal Shower gift. The future bride and the mother-in-law absolutely loves it. Owner is a pleasure to work with and a fast responder. A very fast turnaround time! Also a very well done and printed piece of work.”

14 of 14 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Beauty Gift

Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Mask

Price: $35.00

Help pamper the bride ahead of her big day with a Kiehl’s face mask that will purge her pores of dirt and her mind of stress! Created for oily and normal skin, this rare earth clay mask detoxifies skin, minimizes pores, refines, and smooths skin, and is sure to help the bride-to-be glow as she walks down the aisle. If the bride is up to her ears in serving platters, she’s sure to appreciate a gift like this.

Specifications:
5 ounces.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The clay mask effectively removes daily air pollution and toxins from your pores, preventing both immediate breakouts and long-term aging. It leaves my skin fresher, visibly smoother, and with a clean, matte radiance. The quality is far superior to drugstore masks and is not much more expensive considering the amount of clay you get for the money. I highly recommend this product, and I am extremely sensitive and particular when it comes to my skin.”