100 Best Bridal Shower Gifts (Ideas For Wedding Shower)

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If you are looking for the best bridal shower gifts for the bride-to-be, we have some amazing ideas for you!

What gift do you take to a bridal shower?

Here is what we cover in this article (feel free to browse the entire article, or use the links below to go right to the section you are looking for):

Bridal shower gifts being opened by the bride
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Bridal Shower Gift Ideas From Mom to Daughter

A bridal shower gift from mother to daughter might be one of the toughest things to decide on.

We recommend going with a more personal gift (you can also include something fun like a dress hanger or robe for your daughter’s wedding day).

We have the ultimate wedding day essentials list for the bride that will give you a ton of ideas for gifts that your daughter can use on her wedding day.

Here are a few bridal shower or wedding gift ideas to get you started:

Family Heirlooms

You might want to consider gifting your daughter a special family heirloom for the bridal shower.

This can be a special piece of jewelry that has been in the family for many years or an antique piece of furniture that belonged to your parents or grandparents.

The bridal shower or wedding is the perfect time to give your daughter a special gift like this.

Something Blue

We love these “something blue” charms and poems that can be used in your daughter’s bouquet and then kept forever and possibly used in weddings of grandchildren.

A something blue charm for the wedding day
Check out these beautiful something blue charms and poems made by HouseByTheWater on Etsy
A something blue charm for a wedding bouquet
Check out these gorgeous something blue charms and poems made by VioletsAndVows on Etsy.

Scrapbook or Personalized Photo Album

If you want to do something really meaningful for your daughter, you could put together an amazing scrapbook or photo album.

The scrapbook or photo album could be memories and moments from your daughter’s entire life, or you could make it a memory scrapbook of the time since she met her partner.

Another great scrapbook or photo book idea would be making the book/album all about her wedding planning journey (photos from the engagement, dress shopping, wedding planning, etc.).

You could even leave room at the end of the album so you can add photos from the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding day, and honeymoon.

Your daughter would cherish a thoughtful gift like this.

Wedding Dress Hanger

A special wedding dress hanger is the perfect gift for a mother to give to her daughter.

A great option is these hangers from BridesmaidHangers on Etsy.

  • Choose from 10 different engraving options (or no engraving at all)
  • Include a cute bow (20 different color options) or no bow at all
  • If you want even more wedding dress hanger ideas, check them out here.
A close up photo of a custom wedding dress hanger. This is for the article called best bridal shower gifts.
A bridal gown hanger is a wonderful mother-to-daughter bridal shower gift.

A Big Purchase or Luxury Bridal Shower Gift

If your daughter and her partner are moving into their own home, a big piece of furniture or household appliance might be the perfect gift to give her.

If you are in a position to do it, a downpayment on a house or a new car would be the ultimate gift for your daughter before or on her wedding day.

Day At The Spa

A day at the spa with you and your daughter would be an amazing bridal shower gift (you could even include other family members if it makes sense).

This would be a much-appreciated gift after the long wedding planning process.

Personalized Bracelet

These beautiful bracelets made by LaurelDenise on Etsy are a wonderful one-of-a-kind gift to give your daughter.

  • The words are burned into the leather and will not fade.
  • Choose one of the recommended sayings, or have the bracelet customized with your own words.
A close up photo of a mother to daughter wedding bracelet.
These bracelets are the perfect mother-to-daughter bridal shower gift.

A Monthly Subscription

A monthly subscription is always a fantastic gift to receive.

Some awesome subscription box ideas would be:

  • Wine or beer of the month
  • Food lovers
  • Movies or live music
  • Chocolate
  • Card/board games
  • Coffee
  • Cooking
  • Jelly of the Month Club (For all of you National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation fans out there, ha!)

The Honeymoon or A Special Trip

An amazing idea would be to gift the couple their honeymoon.

If the couple is not planning a honeymoon, you could take your daughter on a special trip before the wedding day. You know your daughter better than anyone, so plan a trip that you know she would cherish.

Mother to Daughter Handkerchief

These mother to daughter handkerchiefs made by MisterAndMrs on Etsy are a wonderful bridal shower or wedding day gift to give your daughter.

wedding day handkerchief photo
These wedding day handkerchiefs make a wonderful bridal shower gift and something that bride can keep forever.

Gift Basket of Her Favorites

A meaningful bridal shower gift would be a gift basket filled with all of your daughter’s favorite things.

Some of these items could be:

  • Her favorite foods/snacks
  • Items with her favorite scent (lotions, candles, bath bombs, etc)
  • Small framed photo
  • Coffee (and a new cup/mug)
  • Gift cards to purchase new items for their home.
  • Any of the little things that your daughter loves

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas For Daughter-In-Law From Mother Of The Groom

If you want to get a nice bridal shower gift for your future daughter-in-law, we have some good ideas for you.

A few gift ideas to consider are:

  • Something borrowed (maybe you have a nice piece of jewelry or a family heirloom that your daughter-in-law can wear on the wedding day).
  • Offer to pay for the honeymoon, a photographer, or a videographer (a wedding day purchase that the couple will remember and cherish forever).
  • Money to help with a down payment on a new home.
  • Gift cards that she can use to purchase new items for the couple’s new home together.

Here are a few more handmade items that would make the perfect bridal shower gift for your daughter-in-law:

Bridal Bouquet Charms

We love these bridal bouquet charms made by ButtonIt on Etsy.

charms to put on a bridal bouquet from a mother of the groom to her daughter in law
These bouquet charms are the perfect bridal shower gift for a daughter-in-law from the mother-of-the-groom

Personalized marble and wood charcuterie board

We love these personalized charcuterie boards from OliveMoonGiftShop on Etsy.

  • Made of marble and acacia wood.
  • Add on matching coasters and/or stand
A personalized cutting board set that is a gift given to the bride and groom from the mother of the groom or mother of the bride.
The quality of these charcuterie boards is amazing!

Custom stationery

Giving the gift of personalized stationery is something that the bride-to-be or groom-to-be can put to good use before or after the wedding day.

We love the options made and sold by SunnyInkPaperCo on Etsy.

A close up photo of a wedding stationery set
These stationery sets are the perfect bridal shower gift for your future daughter-in-law

Picture Frame

A custom photo frame is a wonderful bridal shower gift idea. We love these frames from PersonalizationMall on Etsy.

Three wedding photo frames on a table

Personalized Bridal Shower Gifts From The Bridesmaids or Maid of Honor

Here are a few fun bridal shower gift ideas that are perfect for the maid of honor and/or bridesmaids:

  • Offer to pay for the bachelorette party
  • A scrapbook or photo album of the bride and bridesmaids together (each bridesmaid can provide a few photos of a nice note to the bride)
  • Entertaining items (kitchen, bar, patio, etc.)
  • Special lingerie

Personalized Wood Flight Board (Cutting Board, Shots, Charcuterie, etc.)

These wood flight boards from OliveMoonGiftShop on Etsy are a really fun and unique gift idea for the bride-to-be from the bridesmaids (or maid of honor).

A shot board that is personalized with the name of the couple getting married.
Perfect for serving shots of your favorite drink.

Wedding Vow Books

These wedding vow books from TheCozyComfyHome make the perfect gift to the bride or couple from the maid of honor, matron of honor, or bridesmaids.

  • Customize/personalize the vow books any way you like (her, his, their, etc.).
  • 64 different colors to choose from.
  • Text in gold foil, rose gold foil, silver foil, white text, or black text.
  • For even more wedding vow book options, check these out on Etsy.
wedding vow books on a table
Personal wedding vow books make the perfect bridal shower gift and keepsake for the couple.

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas From Sister to Bride

The perfect bridal shower gift for your sister is something that she can use on her wedding day (something that will be in lots of photos), or something that she can use almost every day after the wedding.

Here are a couple of gift ideas that we love:

Jewelry Dish for Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring

We love these ring/trinket dishes from WillowLaneCollective on Etsy.

  • Personalize with names, initials, dates, etc.
  • Choose text in metallic rose gold, black, metallic silver, or metallic gold.
a wedding ring dish on a table
A gift that the bride-to-be will love (and use almost every day)

We also love these jewelry dishes from ThePaintedPress on Etsy.

  • Handmade and made to order (A truly one-of-a-kind bridal shower gift).
  • You can order these ring dishes with or without personalization.
jewelry dish sitting on a table with small flowers around it
These handmade jewelry dishes are beautiful.

Bridal robe

We love these bridal getting-ready robes from LLDGiftsByLaurenLash on Etsy.

A bride and bridesmaids wearing robes
These robes will be perfect for getting-ready photos on the wedding day

Unique Bridal Shower Gifts For The Bride

We love these unique bridal shower gift ideas:

Custom Map Art (Where They Met, Got Engaged, Getting Married)

We love these map-art pieces made and sold by ModernMapArt on Etsy.

  • Multiple styles and sizes to choose from (including satellite view photos).
  • Include the location and dates for the following: (When/where the couple met, when/where the couple got engaged, and when/where the couple is getting married).
A custom art map that shows where the couple met, got engaged, and got married
Include the locations where the couple met, where they got engaged, and where they will get married.

Painting From Photo

These beautiful art pieces from BeautifulPrint on Etsy are a wonderful bridal shower gift idea.

  • Turn any photo into a beautiful painting
  • Choose between canvas, fine art paper, or digital-only (print your own)
A painting of a couple hanging on the wall
Turn any photo into a gorgeous work of art.

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas For Sister-In-Law

Shopping for your new sister-in-law might not be an easy task.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Gift cards to her favorite restaurants
  • A gift basket of her favorite items (food, wine, coffee, chocolate, etc.)

Luggage Tags and Passport Cases

These passport cases and luggage tags from EcoEngrave on Etsy make a great gift to give to your sister-in-law and brother.

Stylish luggage tags and passport cases. These are bridal shower gifts
A great wedding shower gift to give to your new sister-in-law and brother

Last Minute Bridal Shower Gifts

This section is perfect for those last-minute shoppers. All of the items in this section are Amazon Prime so you can get them delivered fast!

Here are a few of our favorite last-minute bridal shower gift ideas that ship fast with Amazon Prime:

Wedding Ring Wine Glasses

These wedding ring wine glasses are a really fun gift for the couple.

A set of wine glasses with hands and wedding rings on them
These wine glasses make the perfect last-minute bridal shower gift

The Couple’s Bucket List Card Game

This card game is such a great wedding shower gift idea.

  • Includes 100 unique date night ideas
  • 3 different categories (life, love, and laughter)
A card game for date night ideas. It is called the couple's bucket list game
The Couple’s Bucket List Game is the perfect wedding shower gift idea for last-minute shoppers.

Wine Tote and Stainless Steel Wine Glasses

This One Savvy Girl wine tote bag (includes 2 stainless steel wine glasses) make a wonderful last-minute gift idea for a bridal shower or wedding shower.

A wine tote bag and wine glasses
Perfect for a picnic, hike, a day at the beach, etc.

Bridal Shower Gifts For The Traveling Bride

If the couple plans on traveling after the wedding, here are a few wedding shower gifts that you might want to consider:

Personalized USA Photo Map

These United States photo maps from ThunderBunnyLabs on Etsy are the perfect bridal shower or wedding shower gift for couples who love to travel.

  • Multiple colors and styles for the maps and personalization
  • Includes access to a free map maker tool that designs your photos into the shape of the state.
A close up photo of a travel map where each state has a space for a photo from that location.
Add a photo of the two of you from each state.

Push-Pin Map For The World Traveler

These push-pin world maps from KRMaps on Etsy are the perfect bridal shower gift idea for couples who love to travel or you who plan to travel together.

  • Choose a world map or a map of The United States.
  • Sizes: 13″x19″, 24″x36″, and 24″x16″
  • Customize the title and legend
A close up photo of a push pin world map for travelers
The perfect wedding shower gift for couples who love to travel.

Custom Luggage Tags and Passport Holders

These passport cases and luggage tags from MIINEofficial on Etsy are an awesome gift idea for a bridal shower or wedding shower.

Custom designed luggage tags and passport cases.
We love this gift idea for a bridal shower

Bridal Shower Gifts for Best Friend Who Is Getting Married

If your best friend is getting married and you want to get her something that is not on her registry, here are a few ideas to think about:

  • A gift basket of her favorite items (coffee, wine, food, lotions, candles, etc.)
  • Gift cards to her favorite restaurants
  • Bar items for her new home

Robe for The Bride

We love these lace bridal robes from ModParty on Etsy.

A bride and bridesmaids wearing robes while getting ready for a wedding
These robes for getting ready on the wedding day would make the perfect bridal shower gift from the bridesmaids, maid of honor, or best friend

Handmade Wine Stand

We love this handmade wine stand from SemekaWood on Etsy.

A wine rack caddy sitting on a table
You can purchase this amazing wine stand with or without personalization

Bridal Shower Gifts For The Bride Who Has Everything

If the bride-to-be has everything already, here are a few fun gift ideas to consider:

  • Gift cards to her favorite restaurants
  • A gift basket filled with all the little things that she loves
  • A custom photo book

Cornhole Game Boards

These cornhole game boards from KohrnThrow on Etsy are amazing!

  • Design and personalize these cornhole boards any way you like
  • Custom cornhole bags
  • Option to add LED lighting for night play. Amazing!
A set of cornhole game boards for a wedding gift
Customize and personalize these cornhole boards any way that you like (wedding date, just initials, first names, a funny saying, etc.)

Ice Cream Maker

This Cuisinart ice cream maker is a great bridal shower gift idea for the bride who has everything.

  • Makes 2 quarts of your favorite frozen dessert or frozen drink in about 25 minutes.
  • Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks
  • The perfect dessert bowls can be found below
A photo of ice cream and an ice cream maker.
We love this unique bridal shower gift idea!

Porcelain Dessert Bowls (To Go With The Ice Cream Maker Above)

These porcelain dessert dishes made by Sweese are amazing.

  • Get them here on Amazon
  • 4″, 5″, 6″ or 7″ bowls
  • Available in white, navy, red, or turquoise
  • Microwaveable and dishwasher safe
dessert dishes stacked on a counter
The perfect gift idea to go along with the ice cream maker above

Custom Bridal Shower Gifts For A Second Marriage

If the bride has already been married and already has a lot of stuff, consider a gift that would be perfect for entertaining friends and family (bar items, serving boards, etc.)

Wooden Serving Tray For Entertaining

We love these food-serving trays from SHANIKStore on Etsy.

  • 5 different designs to choose from
  • The perfect gift for the couple who loves to entertain
A photo of a food serving tray with cheese and snack on it. This is for the best bridal shower gifts article.
These serving/entertaining platters are of amazing quality!

Personalized World Travel Map

We love these personalized travel maps from GeojangoSmartMaps on Etsy.

  • 7 different sizes to choose from 24×16 inches to 72×48 inches
  • World maps, USA maps, and National Park maps
A travel map for couples where you use a push-pin for each location that you have traveled to.
Choose your adventure (The World, The United States, or National Parks)

Wedding Shower Gift Ideas that Are Perfect For Couples

Here are a few gift ideas if the couple is having a combined wedding shower:

Cheese Board

We also love these personalized cheese board sets from AvadirAndCo on Etsy.

  • Available in two different sizes: 7″ with (3) utensils or 10″ with (4) utensils.
  • Choose between 9 unique designs.
A close up photo of a personalized cheese board.
These cheese boards make a wonderful personalized gift for a bridal shower.

Personalized wine labels

We love these “firsts” and “milestones” wine labels from LabelWithLove on Etsy.

  • Choose from 18 different milestones to add to your personalized wine label (or make up your own)
wine labels that are for firsts. Like first anniversary, first baby, first christmas, etc.
These wine labels make a fun and unique bridal shower gift idea.

These personalized wine labels from LabelWithLove on Etsy make excellent gifts.

  • Customize the wine labels with the name of the couple (or anything that you want).
close up of custom wine labels for a bridal shower gift or wedding gift
Personalized wine labels are such a fun gift to give the bride or groom for a bridal or wedding shower.

Anniversary Journal For Documenting Memories

These anniversary journals from DuncanAndStone on Etsy make a fantastic wedding shower gift for the couple.

  • Starting with how you met, then to dating, then to your engagement and wedding.
  • Goes all the way up to your 70th wedding anniversary.
  • Every 10 years, there is a bonus section to document the highs, lows, and wisdom you’ve learned from the last decade together.
An anniversary journal that is meant to be given to the bride and groom at their wedding shower or bridal shower.
These anniversary journals are definitely one of our favorite bridal shower gift ideas on this page.

Kitchen Set For The Couple

We love this apron/cooking set from ShopDeluxy on Etsy.

  • Includes Mr./Mrs. aprons, potholder, oven mitts, romantic recipe book, and best wishes card
A bride and groom wearing matching his and her aprons and oven mits
The perfect wedding shower or bridal shower gift for couples who love to cook.

Coaster Set

Check out these coaster sets from AvadirAndCo on Etsy.

  • Choose a round or hexagon coaster set.
  • 6 different designs to choose from.
A customized coaster set that is used as a bridal shower gift idea
This handmade coaster set would make a fantastic wedding shower gift.

Mr. and Mrs. Coffee Mugs

We love these coffee mugs from ShopDeluxy on Etsy.

  • Includes Mr. and Mrs. coffee mugs (with lids), a Mr./Mrs. gold spoon, and best wishes card
mr and mrs mugs. This is for the wedding shower gift article

Passport Holder

These passport holders and luggage tags from ShopDeluxy on Etsy are a fantastic gift idea for couples.

  • Includes 2 passport covers (vegan leather), 2 luggage tags, a travel bucket list, and an engraved pen
A close up photo of passport holders for a newly married couple

Wedding Shower Gift Ideas For The Groom

If the couple is having a combined wedding shower, chances are the bride-to-be will still receive a lot of gifts that are to her.

Here are a few gift ideas if you want to make sure the groom-to-be has a few things that he can call his own:

Personalized grill set

We love this personalized BBQ grilling set from AvadirAndCo on Etsy.

  • Choose from 9 different personalization styles.
  • Includes 6 different grilling tools
A personalized grill set that is meant to be given to the groom at a wedding shower

Bridal Shower Gift FAQ

Is it customary to get a bridal shower gift?

Yes, it is customary to bring a gift to the bridal shower. One of the main reasons for the bridal shower is to give the bride-to-be a gift.

That does not mean you have to purchase an expensive gift.

Giving an inexpensive gift (just $10 or so) is completely acceptable.

Check out these inexpensive bridal shower gift ideas on Etsy.

How much should you spend on a bridal shower gift?

Have you ever the saying, “It’s the thought that counts?”

That saying definitely applies to your bridal shower gift to the bride or couple.

Do not worry about the price of your gift.

Spend what you can afford and get the bride something that is meaningful or something that she can use.

Do not worry about purchasing a cheap bridal shower gift. The bride-to-be will love anything that you get her no matter how inexpensive the gift is.

Is It rude to not open gifts at a bridal shower?

In our opinion, you should open your gifts at the bridal shower.

One of the main reasons for having a bridal shower is to be “showered” with gifts.

Some guests (especially older guests) may have hurt feelings if you decide not to open gifts.

Plan a few fun bridal shower games for guests to play while the bride-to-be opens her presents.

Is It Appropriate To Give The Bride A Funny Bridal Shower Gift?

Is it ok to give a funny gift at the bridal shower?

Absolutely! You know the bride-to-be and you know her personality. If she would appreciate a funny gift, then give her a funny gift

bride and bridesmaids wearing friends theme shirts at a bridal shower
You can get fun Friends-themed shirts for the bride and bridal party from LuckyAvocado on Etsy.

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