A wedding is a celebration of the union of two lovebirds. It’s a time to congratulate both the bride and the groom. But there are events that come before it, the bridal shower and bachelorette party, that are all about the bride. Whether you’re a bridesmaid, future in-law, or friend, celebrate the bride-to-be with the perfect gift. Here at Brideside, we understand the need for creative bachelorette party gifts. While you could stick to the registry, why not save that for the wedding gift? When it comes to the shower and bachelorette party, you have the opportunity to give unique and special gifts. Because a set of spatulas doesn’t exactly scream, “Let’s get this bridal party started,” here are a few out-of-the box ideas to ensure that your gift is as unique and special as the bride receiving it.

 

Champagne Glasses

The wedding day is just the first in a long line of many celebrations your favorite bride-to-be will experience in her marriage. Make those moments even more special by giving her a set of champagne glasses. Whether it’s a new house, promotion, graduation, or a baby, she’ll love celebrating with the champagne glasses you gave her during each momentous milestone. With so many different patterns available, it’s easy to choose a style that reflects her personality and style. Champagne glasses never go out of style, and she will use hers for years to come. Plus, there’s no better place to bust them out than at a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Cheers!

Travel Accessories

Where is the bride-to-be jetting off to after her wedding? Will her honeymoon be in California? Bermuda, perhaps? No matter where the happy couple is headed, there are plenty of things they’ll need on the road. Why not create a travel bag with their specific destination in mind? If the honeymoon is someplace tropical, consider filling a beach bag with lots of fun beach essentials. You could include a sun hat, sunglasses, beach towels, and sunscreen. If you know the bride’s style, you you could even include a cute new swimsuit! For an urban honeymoon, choose a clutch or crossbody bag that can transition from museum-hopping to a night out on the town. A new lip gloss, a silky sleep mask, monogrammed bangle or simple stud earrings, and cute lacy underwear are all fun travel essentials. Showing up to a bridal party with a unique and personalized gift, like a travel bag, is a great way to stand out from the crowd and give the bride an unforgettable gift.

Ring Box

Every bride treasures her wedding ring. It’s a symbol of her future husband’s love and devotion. Even though it’s perhaps their most prized possession, most brides don’t have a safe place to keep their ring when it’s not being worn. Change all of that by giving her a customized ring box at her bridal shower or bachelorette party. These specialty boxes are specifically designed to house engagement and wedding rings. You can find them in a variety of different colors, patterns, sizes, and shapes. Some are small velvet boxes, while others are colorful and ornate. If you’re looking to put an even more personal spin on it, have the box monogrammed with her new initials. Not only is a ring box thoughtful, it’s also extremely practical!

 

Lingerie

Every bride needs lingerie. There’s no shortage of styles out there for you to choose from. Before you run out to buy the most scandalous set you can find, it’s important to be aware of the situation. If you’re attending a bridal shower, keep in mind that grandma and mom may be mortified to see the bride-to-be holding up revealing undergarments (gasp!). If you’re set on buying lingerie for the bridal shower, opt for beautiful, casual sleepwear. A floral or jersey robe is the perfect complement for her beautiful new lingerie. The bachelorette party is a completely different story. If your bride is comfortable with it,  this is the time to give her racier gifts. Make sure you know your audience and you’ll save yourself and the bride, from any sort of embarrassment when it comes time to open presents.

Wine and Bubbly

Throughout the wedding festivities, the bride will be given a lot of practical gifts for her new home. Knives, pots and pans, toasters, and bedding are among the most popular. One thing that she probably won’t get but would love is a decanter. These beautiful wine vessels come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Choose one that you know she’ll want to display. Pair it with the couple’s favorite red wine. If possible, select a bottle of wine that is a bit more expensive than one they’d buy for themselves, or a rare one they can’t find on their own. The couple will love decanting their own wine. It’s the gift that every newlywed couple needs to toast to their new life together! If you’re looking for a bachelorette party gift, champagne is a great gift. Buy her favorite bottle and pair it with a chambong for a fun, festive bachelorette surprise!

 

Date Nights

The wedding couple will be given plenty of things, so why not take a different route? Instead of purchasing something off their registry, give them a beautiful memory instead. Give them a special date night. This gift could consist of a wine and paint night or a cooking lesson. If the couple is adventurous, give them a zipline pass or an ATV tour. You can even go as simple as giving them a gift certificate to a restaurant, or movie passes. No matter what you choose, this is one present that’s sure to be a hit. The gift of time together is exactly what the newlyweds want. Plus, you’ll be giving them a memory that they’ll treasure forever instead of a knick-knack that they’ll use every once and a while.

Stand out at your next bridal event. by giving the bride-to-be something that she’ll absolutely adore. These cute bridal gifts are thoughtful and special and will mean the world to your bride. At Brideside, we understand just how important it is for a bride to feel special before and during her wedding. Shop out gifting suite to see a wide array of bridal shower and bachelorette gifts, plus goodies for the wedding day. Whether you’re a bridesmaid or a bride, Brideside makes wedding planning a piece of cake!