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The Best Bridal Shower Gifts in 2020 More Thoughtful Than Pots and Cutting Boards

The Best Bridal Shower Gifts in 2020 More Thoughtful Than Pots and Cutting Boards
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The best bridal shower gifts can easily come from your loved one’s wedding registry, but you can also veer off script if nothing on there stands out as special enough to you. Some brides don’t even have registries, which gives you completely free rein to choose what bridal shower gift you bring or send. While household and kitchen necessities are always appreciated, many people also love receiving items that are unique, like something particularly thoughtful or a new product they haven’t even heard of yet. 


In 2020, there are infinite ways to shop for the best bridal shower gifts that’ll stand out from a regular ol’ cutting board, like a personalized cutting board! Scroll through our top picks for the most clever, fun, and personal gifts for your bride-to-be.


Best Bridal Shower Gifts in 2020


Bridal Shower Gift Etiquette

It’s common courtesy for a bride to be to create her registry four to six months prior to the wedding. This gives her guests plenty of time to choose gifts for the shower and the wedding (or even the engagement if they’re being generous). You should be able to find additional information on the couple’s wedding invitation, like a website address for the wedding itself. There, you’ll likely spot the word “registry” on the homepage. You can choose to gift an item (or a few) from here, or decide to forge your own present path.


What kind of gifts do you give at a bridal shower?

Depending on how close you are with the future Mrs., you can choose bridal shower gifts in a range of prices. Tea towels and serving spoons are great options for guests who don’t know the bride-to-be well, but a super-chic bar cart could be a pick for close friends and relatives. Some guests will go in together and buy a major item, but in general, not all bridal shower attendees need to hit the same price point.


How much should you spend on a bridal shower gift?

While this is this is the time for your loved one to register for expensive items like a big serving platter for future Thanksgiving dinners or personalized champagne glasses, you don’t have to feel pressured to overspend. A bridal shower can be anything from a bottle of wine or nice candle to a pricey kitchen appliance or beautiful cookware that will last a lifetime. In general, the bridal shower guest of honor is likely expecting gifts priced between $25 to $75 but, of course, you can always choose to splurge if she’s your family member or very close friend.


See all of our top picks for best bridal shower gifts of 2020 below. 


1 of 5 Image Credits: Uncommon Goods

Woven Wine Tote with Glasses


This awesome gift falls squarely in the “I didn’t know I needed this” camp. Once the couple starts entertaining, they won’t know how they lived without it. On warm summer nights, this hand-woven water hyacinth basket can carry the party outdoors without a stumble or tumble. It includes six full-size, 14 fluid ounce wine glasses.

Made of water hyacinth fibers

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Be the envy of your neighborhood! I've already used this product to carry a lovely bottle of wine over to a neighbor's bonfire. It's so convenient.

2 of 5 Image Credits: Kate Spade

Kate Spade New York Say Yes


Brandish that “Mrs” moniker with pride with this darling Kate Spade New York necklace. Featuring the “Mrs” appellation, it is made of shiny 12-karat gold plated metal with a lobster claw closure. It’s the perfect size for making a statement without being loud. It comes pre-boxed in the trademark Kate Spade packaging.

Made of shiny 12-karat gold plated metal

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I just got married, and I’ve honestly been waiting several years until I tied the knot to get this necklace. It didn’t disappoint. I love it! It’s so cute and dainty but with a bold statement. It’s the perfect gift for a new bride in your life or to get yourself.

3 of 5 Image Credits: Uncommon Goods

Intersection of Love Photo Print


Perfect for a Jack and Jill shower, this photo print commemorates the moment the two lovebirds' paths first crossed. You can personalize it with their names and the important dates they share. It can be produced in color or as a black-and-white print.

The print is made of acid-free matboard, archival pigment ink and Epson enhanced matte paper.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I am going to use it as a decoration at their wedding shower, and then obviously give it to them as a gift.

4 of 5 Image Credits: Uncommon Goods

The Personalized Anniversary Journal


This gorgeous 24-page bound journal is designed to record memories of a couple’s first to 60th anniversaries. Prompts are included to help spur the couple’s creativity in recording special moments. Elegant envelopes are interspersed through every decade so the bride and groom may save additional mementos. It includes the couple’s names imprinted on the cover in foil, and an anniversary date can be added below the names.

Made of high-quality vellum, cardstock, black silk moiré binding, a foil stamped cover and a matching storage box

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This journal is beautifully presented in a gift box. I opted for the engraved names and dates, and I am glad I did. The engraving costs a little more but truly elevates this journal to ‘heirloom’ status. The bride was touched at the personal nature of this present, too.

5 of 5 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Kate Spade New York His & Hers Set of 2 Stemless Wine Glasses


It'll be easy for the newlyweds to tell their drinks apart with these "his" and "hers" engraved wine glasses. Just because the two are sharing a life and everything else now doesn't mean they have to share their wine!

Set of 2, holds 16 oz.
Hand wash, towel dry