Shopping for the perfect bridal shower gift can be a daunting task — we know how important it is to find just the right present for such a big milestone in your bride-to-be’s life. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.
From the practical to the personalized to the sentimental, our bridal shower gift guide has dozens of gift ideas in seven categories. To easily find gift ideas tailored to the couple’s interests, jump straight to a category:
- Cooking and Kitchen Bridal Shower Gifts
- Hosting and Entertaining Bridal Shower Gifts
- Home and Decor Bridal Shower Gifts
- Travel Bridal Shower Gifts
- Outdoorsy Bridal Shower Gifts
- Practical Bridal Shower Gifts
- Sentimental Bridal Shower Gifts
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Cooking and Kitchen Bridal Shower Gifts
Ninja Kitchen Mega System
A bridal shower is an excellent opportunity to gift a couple kitchen appliances they may not typically invest in themselves. The Ninja kitchen mega system is a popular choice on many wedding registries, and works as a blender and food processor and can do everything from blending smoothies to crushing ice to chopping recipe ingredients.
This bestselling Instant Pot is another top option for a bridal shower gift. It features seven different functions: slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, saute, yogurt maker, warmer and sterilizer. You can add accessories like this steamer basket, this cooking and bakeware set, or this magnetic guide and cheat sheet to make the gift extra special.
Gourmet Olive Oil
Splurge on high-quality, gourmet olive oil like this duo of cold-pressed, gourmet olive oils so your favorite engaged couple can take their cooking to the next level. You can pair the set with this sleek, ceramic olive oil dispenser.
Personalized Rolling Pin
This personalized rolling pin elevates a practical kitchen tool to a sentimental keepsake. Its laser engraving is designed to prevent fading, no matter how often the couple uses it.
The outdoor griddle Blackstone grill is a great option if you’re looking for a high-ticket bridal shower gift idea, especially if you’re planning to share the cost by giving it as a present from a group. If you like the concept but want to gift something smaller, check out the Blackstone tabletop griddle.
Herbs and Spice Set
A collection of herbs and spices is essential for any home chef. This 48-piece sampler has everything the couple needs to create delicious meals together.
Custom Engraved Spoons
These personalized wooden kitchen spoons are the perfect finishing touch to any gift for a couple that loves spending time in the kitchen. They’re available in your choice of three designs, and even include the option to be wrapped in a cute dishtowel.
Choosing a recipe to make and enjoy together is a fun date night idea for your favorite newlywed couple. The Complete Cooking for Two Book, created by the experts at America’s Test Kitchen, includes 650 recipes for everything from soups to entrees to desserts (fudgy brownies, here we come).
A cookbook stand like this bestselling wooden version is an excellent, and useful, addition to any home cook’s kitchen. Pair the gift with a cookbook such as the one we suggest above.
Personalized Cutting Board
This monogrammed wooden cutting board is part kitchen must-have and part treasured keepsake.
Food Storage Containers
A set of quality food storage containers like this 30-piece glass set is a must for a functional kitchen. The containers come in multiple size for maximum storage options.
You’re not going to go wrong gifting a married-couple-to-be a stand mixer like this classic version made by KitchenAid. It’s available in more than 20 colors, so it’s not only practical, but will be a colorful statement piece to the kitchen counter. Looking for more of a splurge? Check out other options from the Wolf and Ankarsum brands.
Pots and Pans Set
This 10-piece, nonstick pots and pans set by Carote has all of the essentials for a couple to start whipping up delicious meals. As one of Amazon’s top wedding registry items, it’s a popular choice, too.
Salt and Pepper Grinders
Salt and pepper grinders like this sleek set are a must-have tool that’s not only functional in the kitchen, but are a stylish addition to the table come meal time.
Mini Waffle Maker
Personalized Dish Towels
Can’t start the day out without coffee? Get properly caffeinated with this highly-rated Cuisinart coffee maker with tens of thousands of top reviews. To finish the gift off, consider adding a gourmet coffee sampler such as this collection featuring coffees from around the world.
Herb Growing Kit
Nothing beats the taste of fresh herbs in a home cooked meal. This indoor-outdoor herb growing kit offers eight different herbs for culinary pursuits: oregano, thyme, lemon balm, parsley, basil, chervil, cilantro and rosemary. Pots, saucers, plant markers and other gardening necessities also are included.
Engraved Baking Dish
What a sweet surprise to find a beautiful, custom engraving at the bottom of this baking dish once the meal’s complete. The personalization is etched directly into the glass, making it oven and dishwasher safe.
Who knew a spoon holder could be so cute? Check out the OTOTO kitchen collection to see simple kitchen tools into fun-to-use cooking gadgets. Some of our favorites: a vampire garlic crusher, toucan apple peeler, pasta monster tongs and a cat sponge holder. Bundle multiple tools together for a creative bridal shower gift. See all of their products here.
Chopped, spiralized or juiced fruits and veggies will be ready in no time for a quick and easy meal with this 9-in-1 deluxe chopper.
Insulated Dish Carrier
Do you know a bride to be who wouldn’t dream of attending a party without a homemade dish in hand? Stop your search: This insulated casserole carrier is the gift you need.
Cookie sheets? Check. Cake pans? Check. Muffin tin? Check. Bread pan? Check. This 10-piece Rachael Ray bakeware set has it all for the newlyweds to bake delicious treats.
Hosting and Entertaining Bridal Shower Gifts
Custom Charcuterie Board
This simple but oh-so-sweet personalized charcuterie board is a stunner. It’s crafted to perfection in your selection of wood — cherry, walnut, mahogany or bamboo — and can be further customized with multiple design choices and three different sizes.
A patio heater like this one is a wonderful gift idea for couples who like entertaining family and friends outdoors.
A wheeled base makes it convenient to move wherever they wish to.
A buffet caddy like this one keeps plates, flatware and napkins organized and within easy reach for guests during parties and gatherings. This is the type of the gift that a couple may not register for, but will certainly be put to good use.
Electric Wine Opener
An electric wine opener like this bestseller that opens wine bottles quickly and easily, so the couple can spend less time pouring drinks and more time enjoying their guests’ company. A couple that entertains often may particularly appreciate this gift if they frequently receive bottles of wine as hosting gifts.
Personalized Beverage Tub
With its personalized monogram, this galvanized drink tub is gift that’s practical + stylist + sentimental all at once. You can buy the gift with or without a stand.
No special event is complete without dessert — and this cake stand puts your favorite couple’s treats on a beautiful display. We especially like the contrast of the deep acacia wood with the glass dome.
State Serving Dish
Hello, hometown pride: These state-shaped serving dishes give a special nod to the places couples’ hold closest to their hearts. Whether it’s being uses for appetizers, dips or desserts, these dishes are sure to be a conversation piece. And, they’re safe to use throughout the kitchen in the oven, microwave and dishwasher.
One of the keys to great entertaining? Surroundings full of fragrant and delicious scents. A luxury candle like this gardenia blush-scented option will have a couple’s home smelling great, while the beautiful packaging makes it into a stylish decor item. Other available fragrances include elderberry rhubarb, coconut milk and lychee and sandalwood and saffron.
A skilled host knows this party must-have: an excellent playlist. Whether the gathering is indoors or out, a portable speaker like this one by Bose will keep the music pumping.
Making cocktails for a group? This portable bar cart makes it easy. Wheels (with brakes) offer the convenience to move the cart throughout the gathering, as well as ample space for storing glasses, wine and cocktail bottles, and more. Even better: The top tray is removable, which is ideal for serving.
While we’re talking about setting up a home bar, don’t forget another key ingredient: cocktail glasses. For the couple is building theirs from scratch, this 18-piece set includes a variety of options such as margarita, shot and cooler glasses.
Personalized Serving Bowl
Whether it’s being used at the table during meal time or displayed as a decor item in the house, this personalized glass and wood bowl is a sweet way to celebrate a couple’s big day. With an acacia wood bottom, it’s elegant, too.
Home and Decor Bridal Shower Gifts
Custom Throw Blanket
How lovely is this embroidered custom throw blanket for cuddling up? You’ll have plenty of options to create the perfect soft blanket for your favorite newlyweds: You can customize it with your choice of seven different wreath designs and five blanket colors.
Seasonal Welcome Wreath
The newlyweds will be giving guests a warm welcome in all seasons with the gift of this wooden seasonal welcome wreath. Interchangeable decor elements celebrate the four seasons, as well as holidays like Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, the Fourth of July and more.
We love this idea for the home’s outdoor space: Give the couple a beautiful tree or bush they can plant in their yard, and watch it grow each year along with their marriage. The Arbor Day Foundation offers a selection of more than 200 options that can be shipped directly to their home — and you’ll be supporting a good cause with your purchase.
Personalized Door Mat
Adorable and functional — Is there anything more to love about this personalized doormat for a couple’s newly married life together? You can snag it on Etsy in six sizes and dozens of designs.
This super sweet custom planter is *the* gift for the plant-lovers in your life. There are lots of size, color and design options available so you can customize it to your perfection.
Home Sweet Home Sign
How sweet home is — and wherever the newlyweds choose to display this personalized sign with wooden frame, it’s sure to make them smile. A hidden wire on the back makes for easy hanging.
Wedding Picture Frame
How to display the wedding most treasured memories after the big day? The answer is this bestselling personalized wedding picture frame. You can order it to accommodate either vertical or horizontal images, and further customize it with your choice of a black or white wooden frame.
Couple’s Paw Print Holder
This one’s especially for the dog-lovers. With this hooked wooden hanger, couples can conveniently hang their essentials — along with their furry best friend’s — to keep them within easy reach.
Travel Bridal Shower Gifts
It’s remiss to start out any list of travel gift recommendations without a good-quality luggage set. This three-piece, hard shell option has tens of thousands rave reviews — and plenty of color options, too.
For smaller trips or weekends away (a bachelorette party comes to mind), a weekender bag like this one, with accompanying messenger and cosmetics bag, can do the trick perfectly.
Honeymoon Sand Jar
Are your newlyweds honeymooning on the beach? They can bring a piece of paradise home with them with this sweet, heart-shaped honeymoon sand jar.
These Mr. and Mrs. luggage tags are another sweet touch to make the couple’s post-wedding travel extra special. They’re a great add-on for a larger, travel-themed gift.
Travel Cosmetics Bag
An essential for travel, this rolled, water-resistant travel cosmetics bag has four compartments for makeup, toiletries, jewelry and more.
If you want to save your bride-to-be future travel headaches, gift her the Apple AirTags. (They’re only compatible with iPhones, so check what type of device she uses first). She can slip them in her luggage to track its location, even if it gets lost. This four-pack is perfect for trips with multiple pieces of luggage.
Travel Jewelry Case
This compact travel case keeps jewelry safe and secure while away from home. Gifting it at the bridal shower is a great idea so the bride can bring it to other wedding events like the bachelorette party, or on the wedding day itself.
Personalized Beach Hat
How cute is this customized floppy beach hat? The bride will love spending time in the sun while showing off her newly minted married status. Grab it in one of four color choices: white, tan, blush or black.
Outdoorsy Bridal Shower Gifts
A beautiful day calls for an outdoor picnic, and this picnic basket has all of the supplies for a meal for two: plates, cutlery, napkins, wine glasses and even a waterproof fleece blanket. Just add a bottle of wine to complete the gift.
Time spent hanging out around the campfire calls for comfy camping chairs. These CGI rocking chairs provide maximum comfort and are a super thoughtful gift for the couple who likes to spend plenty of time outdoors.
National Parks Pass
Great creative gift idea for the couple who loves exploring new outdoor spaces: a National Parks Service annual pass to visit national parks and federal recreation land across the country. Pair this gift with a guide to national parks like this one.
National Parks Wooden Map
What special outdoor places have the couple explored, and what adventures still await? This stunning wooden map displays National Parks across the United States; as the couple checks each location off their bucket list, they can add a green tree to commemorate the trip. And there’s even more to love: The map can be personalized to add the couple’s names, wedding date or a special message.
A spot to reflect on treasured memories, daydream about the future, or simply relax with one another: this double hammock is it all. The bestseller boasts features that make it both easy to transport and set up (and more than 40k reviewers agree).
A wheeled Yeti cooler like this one can be a splurge purchase, so it’s a lovely gift idea for an outdoorsy couple if you’d like to treat them to something special (gifting it as a group can also be a great option). It’s a super-solid and durable cooler than can handle rugged terrain.
Silicone Wedding Rings
If the soon-to-be-marrieds have traditional jewelry that may not be the best choice for outdoor activities, a pair of silicone wedding rings are a bridal shower gift that could do the trick — and could very well be something they haven’t thought to buy themselves. This is a unique gift idea that will be much appreciated.
Welcome to Our Adventure Sign
Marriage is the adventure of a lifetime — and what better way to celebrate a couple with a heart for wide open spaces than with this beautiful, National Parks-inspired custom name sign? Bonus points: It can do double duty as both decor at the wedding, as well as at the newlyweds’ home post-honeymoon. It’s available in four sizes.
Practical Bridal Shower Gifts
Name Change Service
Is the bride planning to change her name after the wedding? It can be a lot of work — and that’s where HitchSwitch comes in. The company offers three packages to make the process a whole lot easier for her. You can purchase a gift card to send directly to the bride, making it a smooth process for the gift-giver, too.
Does the bride work in a career such as healthcare that requires her to remove her engagement and wedding rings? This ring holder necklace keeps them close to her heart, always.
A wedding involves lots of note-writing. Make the job a bit more cheerful with the gift of a set of pretty floral stationery like this that can be customized with the bride’s name. Don’t forget to add the stamps.
Wedding Emergency Kit
A wedding emergency kit like this one has all of the necessities — like double-sided tape, safety and bobby pins, hair spray and dental floss — to prevent day-of headaches.
Do you now a bride that lives by her planner? This version by planning guru Erin Condren, with features like weekly and monthly planning spreads, productivity spreads and a perpetual calendar, can be customized with a favorite photo on the cover.
Ok, so a set of slippers like this I Do pair (available in five colors) may not be absolutely essential for the wedding, but after spending lots of time in heels, her feet will surely thank you.
Sentimental Bridal Shower Gifts
Letters to the Bride Guestbook
Helping plan the bridal shower? You’ll definitely want this future heirloom Letters to the Bride guestbook. The beautifully crafted, engraved wooden cover is customizable, while inside guests will have plenty of space to share their advice, well wishes and advice for the bride.
Milestone Wine Bottle Labels
Year one of marriage is full of firsts — and these milestone wine labels are the perfect way for the couple to celebrate them along the way. Your purchase comes with a minimum of four self-adhesive labels; you can customize the occasions you want to commemorate (First Valentine’s Day, First House, and First Big Purchase are just some of the options). Just add the wine and you’ve got a gift they’ll be toasting all year long.
First Married Christmas Ornament
This first married Christmas ceramic ornament is a sure way to bring extra holiday cheer to the couple’s first holiday as newlyweds — and for years to come. Wrapping will be a breeze with a free gift box and ribbon included.
Peek inside this stunning linen book and you’ll find so much more than a simple journal. This heirloom-to-be offers couples a space to capture their most treasured memories each year, as well as extra prompts every 10 years to reflect on the previous decade together. As their relationship and family grows, they’ll be able to add new memories (including photos) to the journal all the way through their 70th anniversary.
A favorite photograph is all you need to create a stunning watercolor portrait like this one for the bride to be. Simply send in the image (we suggest an engagement photo!), and you’ll receive a digital file that can be printed and framed.
Hardcover Photo Book
A love story in photos: Create one of your own with one of Artifact Uprising’s hardcover photo books. For a bridal shower gift, build a book all about their engagement. To go all out on the gift, add a gift certificate so the couple can create a matching wedding day book after the celebrations are over.