Everyone knows that wedding gifts are for helping the bride and groom begin their housekeeping. This means you offer them useful gifts for their home. But, what do you get for a bridal shower gift? Especially if the bride is your friend? A bridal shower gift is intended to be something specifically for the bride and could even be something for her wedding. Here are some ideas what to get the bride for her bridal shower.
A Way to Relax
A spa day is a great gift in preparation for the wedding. Planning a wedding is a stressful time. Being able to get a massage and be pampered right before the big day can help settle her nerves. doTERRA recommends enhancing your spa treatment with lavender oil for relaxation. Not to mention, if her spa pack includes a makeover, then she gets her hair and makeup done right before the big event. If you can’t afford to send her to the spa, build her a home spa pack complete with bubble bath, bath salts, lotions and essential oils. She can add essential oils like lavender to her bathwater or a diffuser to help promote relaxation.
A wedding is a big milestone event. And there is no doubt that her bachelorette days are behind her. Giving her something sentimental such as a nice framed candid photo of a really great memory is nice way to get her new life started on the right foot. Other suggestions could include a scrap book of her engagement and wedding or of a trip you took together.
A Personal Item
This could include a monogrammed brush and comb set or a nice pair of pajamas. Depending on the crowd at the wedding shower, you could even give her lingerie. Anything that she might use for herself is always thoughtful.
The Things She Won’t Think Of
We know one bride who got a gift basket full of things that she would need but wouldn’t think of such as file box, desk set, rubber gloves and even a brand-new toilet brush. Admittedly, this gift was given as something of a joke, although, each item was useful and did get used. Perhaps a toilet brush is a little much, but what about Christmas ornaments to memorialize their first Christmas together? Think of something she will need, but would simply not think of.
When trying to decide what to get your friend for her bridal shower, think about her. This is not necessarily something for the couple, this is something specifically for her in honor of her wedding. And as her friend, it is a way to show your love and support for the big changes that she is making in her life.