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The Ultimate Bridal Shower Gift Guide: Gift Ideas & FAQ's

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

We're talking all about bridal shower gifts today. I know, we usually give you all the helpful wedding planning tips, but we wouldn't be the wedding bloggers that we are without talking about bridal showers. And, the best part of a bridal shower is the gifts! Be honest, you know it's true! And, trust us, these are unique bridal shower gifts the bride is sure to love!

So, without further ado, we present our ultimate bridal shower gift guide full of unique and thoughtful bridal shower gifts that the couple will actually use, appreciate and thank you for year after year. 

And you know we couldn't talk about bridal showers and presents without give you lots of FAQ's too. We're all about the practical wedding advice around here! 

Personalized Illustrated Bridal Shower Gift Box
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Made by: White Confetti Box

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Before we get into the bridal shower gifts and where to shop for them, we wanted to give you our most frequently asked bridal shower gift questions...

Do I have To Get A Bridal Shower Gift Off Of The Registry? 

There are so many questions about what and where to purchase a bridal shower gift, should I get something off the registry or can I go rouge? 

This is our bestest bridal shower gift tip, so we're going to lead with it:

When you think about gifting for weddings, showers and even bachelorette parties, do not feel tied to the registry.

The bridal shower gift is a chance to go in any direction that you want. For the wedding gift, we'd definitely recommend sticking with the registry or cash, but for the shower, you have lots more freedom for the gift.

You can give a gift for the shower personal that is meaningful to you that you love. Maybe you have a kitchen gadget that you like to use, or you know of a piece of art that would be perfect in their house. You can also gift the bride a wedding heirloom or accessory that will be special to her, like a wedding garter. (You know we LOVE wedding garters as bridal shower gifts. Get the tissues ready because it is always the shower gift that causes tears!) 

You can obviously get a gift off the couple's wedding registry for the bridal shower, that's a wonderful and fantastic choice, but don't feel obligated to get a gift off the registry for the bridal shower gift. 

Whether you choose to supplement your registry gift purchase with something special or you decide to go unique all the way, these bridal shower gifts are great ideas for bridal showers. We know the couple will love all of these gifts, not because they came from you, but because they are practical and helpful! 

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Personalized Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

We love to go personalized for the bridal shower gift. That you took the extra time to have the bridal shower gift personalized, be it monogramed or otherwise, means so much to the couple.

Personalized gifts are always great unique gift ideas for bridal showers - think personalized charcuterie boards, ring boxes, art prints and more. Gift the bride something blue with a blue bridal garter with her new monogram!

A great personalization is to have a custom sketch done for the couple and then you can order a print or not cards. You could even package your bridal shower gift in a box with a custom illustration of the bride and groom!

Like we said, get those tissues ready because any bridal shower gift that is customized or personalized is sure to cause all kind of happy tears.

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Pamper The Bride For The Bridal Shower Gift

Pampering the bride is always allowed at the bridal shower, especially when it comes to a gift! I know you're technically supposed to gift both members of the engaged couple, however it's a "bridal" shower so pampering just the bride is completely OK!

From spa gift boxes to luxury sleep masks, gifts that help the bride relax before her big day are always appreciated and cherished.

We've said it before, but what about a bridal garter heirloom as a bridal shower gift just for the bride!? It's sweet, it's sentimental and it's just for the bride. She will love it forever and pass it on down in her family - a wedding garter sounds like the ultimate bridal shower gift to me!

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Should I Bring a Gift To The Bridal Shower?

Yes! If you can, it's always a nice gesture to bring a gift to the bridal shower. Often, a large portion of the bridal shower is dedicated to gathering around and joining the bride as she opens her gifts. 

There are many bridal showers that are "couples" showers or more non-traditional bridal showers that are cocktail parties and less about the gifts and more about celebrating the couple. Either way, the whole idea of a bridal shower is to "shower" the couple with gifts to start their new, married life together.

You don't have to go crazy and spend tons of money on a bridal shower gift, but it is customary to bring a gift to the bridal shower. 

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How Much Should I Spend On A Bridal Shower Gift?

This... is a tough question!  Of course, we always recommend you stick to an amount that fits within your personal budget and finances.

A general rule of thumb for what to spend on a bridal shower gift or present is anywhere from $30 - $200 depending on your relationship with the engaged couple and/or the bride-to-be.

What to spend on a bridal shower gift is all up to you. Keep in mind, that you might have other expenses related to this wedding, such as a wedding gift and perhaps traveling to the wedding itself, so make sure that you budget accordingly.

Choose a bridal shower gift amount you are comfortable with. Truly, the bride will be happy and thankful with your kind gesture of a gift, no matter the value!

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Large Personalized Charcuterie Board Bridal Shower Gift

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Made by: Patrick Design Group

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Where To Shop For Unique Bridal Shower Gifts

Wondering what to give to the bride for a bridal shower gift? Go personal or pretty with these gift ideas! 

For this edition of Garter Girl Loves you'll love the range of ideas from personalized charcuterie board to the velvet ring boxes and so much more!

Shopping for the best bridal shower gifts to give the bride to be is easy with Etsy. Useful bridal shower gifts, beautiful bridal shower gifts, and personalized bridal shower gifts...there's something for every bride in this bridal shower gift guide.

Let's get to the ultimate bridal shower gift and present guide!

 

Mrs Beaded Denim Jacket Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Three Two 1

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Acrylic Ring Box Personalized Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Camellia and Love

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Vintage Stamp Personalized Sign Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Wavy Navy

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Personalized Mr and Mrs Wine Bag Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: The Cotton and Canvas Co

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Something Blue Wedding Garter Bridal Shower Gift Idea
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Future Mrs Sweatshirt Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: November and Mae

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Bride to Be Stress Relief Box Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Pillar Box Gifts

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The Mrs Bride Bag Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Knot and Hitch

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Luxe Bride Sleep Mask Personalized Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Jessica Hollie Gifts

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Personalized Cook Book Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Add Style Co

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Bride To Be Survival Kit Spa Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Little Picture Co

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Mrs Necklace Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Caitlyn Minimalist

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Bride Clutch with Personalized Message Inside Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Fontem

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Mr and Mrs Personalized Wine Glasses Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Mr and Mrs AZ

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Bride Slipper Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Gifts Made For You Shop

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Beaded Bride Clutch Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Twine and Love

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Personalized Shot Ski Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Back Country Cstms

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Mrs Makeup Bag Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Mod Party

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Family Last Name Wood Sign Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Heritage Sign Co

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Velvet Ring Box Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Colibri Ring Box

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Personalized Apron Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Indigo Tangerine

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Cotton Lace Bride Robe Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Camellia and Love

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Mrs Baseball Hat Personalized Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Bubbly and Bash

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Bride Jewelry Box Personalized Bridal Shower Gift
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Made by: Mod Party

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Feeling inspired with gift ideas for the bride? I hope you've found something in this gift guide that is perfect for your friend or family member who is the shining bride to be. If you're looking for more ideas and advice for bridal showers, check out these other posts...

For more of my wedding ideas and inspirations, be sure to check out my Garter Girl Loves blog series and you can see all of my wedding garter designs right here.


With love,

The Garter Girl

 

 

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