Good morning and Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost near, so hold out just a little longer. The official start of summer is only a few weeks out, so with that comes the start of wedding season! A college friend of mine is getting married this July out of state and the wedding festivities kick off with her Bridal Brunch in mid-June. Now, I've been invited to weddings before (two of my sorority sisters are married) but I've only ever attended a few. The last bridal shower I attended was my mom's back in '99. Needless to say, I'm kind of rusty on gifting for both areas. I'm not too keen on buying the bride fancy lingerie or expensive, small kitchen appliances. After scouring the internet over the past few weeks, I have found some unique bridal shower and wedding gifts for today's modern bride!
Bridal Shower Gifts
Bridal showers are all about the bride, so whatever gift you decide to purchase, make sure it focuses on the bride herself! Don't jump ahead of yourself and purchase the wedding gift just yet now! The key to finding the "perfect" gift for the bride (I say that lightly) starts knowing the bride. So understanding what type of person she is. Is she eclectic? Modern? Classic? Whimsical? Also take into account, what the bride likes. Does she like funky, thrifty pieces or is she more of a "fresh off the department store shelf" kind of girl?The more you know, the easier it is to shop! It doesn't hurt to tie in practicality too! But let's not forget the most important part of your gift search: COST!
The bride I'm shopping for is young, well-traveled, and open to adventure. She's sweet, loves to laugh, and is always down to throw back a few margaritas with the girls! I'm on a tight budget between purchasing gifts, a plane ticket and paying for a hotel out of town, so my purchase will be on the cheaper end of things (between $15 and $35).
Handmade Ceramic Ring Holder by Elycia Camille (Etsy)
I saw these on Etsy and thought they were so cute and practical! These handmade ceramic dishes are beyond cute and can be personalized! Finally, the bride can have a dish to set her rings in while she's cooking, doing dishes, or before heading to sleep. These dishes are priced between $11 and $48. You can find these products at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElyciaCamille.
Personalized Wedding Hanger by HangerDesignCenter (Etsy)
These personalized hangers from HangerDesignCenter are perfect for the bride! She can use it to hang her wedding dress on the day of the wedding and even afterwards! These hangers are currently on sale ($13.99+shipping), so be sure to stop by and make your purchase soon! You can find these pieces at https://www.etsy.com/shop/HangerDesignCenter.
Bridal Gear by DeighanDesign (Etsy)
The bride will definitely need something to wear the day of the wedding and post-wedding as well! DeighanDesign has you covered with cute sweatshirts, tanks, and other funny bridal gear! These pieces range between $24.00 and $29.00. These pieces can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeighanDesign.
Personalized Glittered Drinkwear by The GlitterSquad (Etsy)
Glitter makes everything better! The GlitterSquad has these chic, black cups that are very unique and give a sort of sophistication to the typical mason jar and coffee mug. The mason jar is matte black with a gold lid and glitter writing. The coffee mug is a sleeker black color and is a nice 18 oz! Each of these is only $9.00! Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGlitterSquad to make your purchase!
Custom Art Print by HARVEYGREY (Etsy)
These custom prints are the perfect piece for a new bride. She can purchase these prints ranging from 8"x10" to 24"x36". They do not include the frame, but there are plenty of options for the print to choose from. Visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/HARVEYGREY to see the numerous prints offered! (Prices vary per print size.)
I hope these Esty shops have helped you in your search for bridal shower gifts! I'll be posting more wedding gifts tomorrow! Have a great afternoon!!
Hello, I'm Margo.
25 year old laid-back lady currently pursuing my MBA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Just using my blog to share my growing faith, evolving style, favorite recipes, and exciting travels with you!
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