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What kind of gifts are given at a bridal shower? Do you have to shop from the wedding registry? What about cold hard cash?
These are all the questions we’re tackling in this blog post: think of it as your ultimate bridal shower gift guide for 2022.
From the best gifts to give — and what NOT to give at a bridal shower — we’ll cover it all right here. Bookmark it, Pin it, whatever you gotta do, and make sure you create a free registry here to add these gifts to your own list!
What bridal shower gifts are the best in 2022?
After whirlwinds of postponing weddings due to COVID, the best bridal shower gifts for the bride are things that will pamper, inspire, and make her smile. The best kinds of gifts we’re seeing right now are useful ones: the kitchen gifts you know they’ll appreciate, the luxury gift they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, or a decorative present that commemorates the wedding day.
We’ve scoured the web to find the best shower gift ideas for the bride and we think you’re going to adore this round-up. I want alllllll of the things! :) We’ll also answer some frequently asked questions about bridal shower gifting.
P.S. Don’t forget an adorable card! This is my new fave by PinwheelPrintShop:
PLUS — there’s a giveaway in this blog post! We’re giving away one of our favorite bridal shower gift ideas.
What Kinds of Gifts to Give at a Bridal Shower
First things first: what kinds of gifts do you give at a bridal shower? As a rule of thumb, you give practical bridal shower gifts the couple can use.
Do you have to shop from a registry? If you’re giving a gift, it is a good idea to check the registry. However, this is not a rule… it is merely a suggestion of what to give the couple if you’re stumped.
Can you give cash? Of course! Cash is always a great bridal shower gift, although it’s fun to have something to open, too. :)
Wedding shower presents typically range in price from $50 to $150+ and is based on these seven categories:
One of the most popular gifts involves things for the kitchen or cooking, especially if the gift is for a couple who loves cooking together.
The bedroom is a place of relaxation: bridal shower gifts often include duvet covers and super-soft pillows, furniture, lamps, rugs, and luxury blankets. (This throw is a popular one from GreenOrange.)
Every couple needs new digs for the bathroom. Most bridal shower gifts for the bathroom include towels, toiletry bags or organizers, bathmats, and things to turn your bathroom into a spa (we’ll cover them all in this blog post below!)
4. Gifts for Entertaining
Do you like to entertain? Do you know a couple who does? One of the best bridal shower gifts includes things for entertaining, since these are items you’d like to have, but don’t always want to buy for yourself. From charcuterie boards to wine glasses and decanters, we’ll show you incredible wedding shower gifts for the bride who likes to entertain.
5. Bride Themed Gifts
Everyone loves to shower the bride with gifts about her: bridal robes, pajamas, ring dishes, photo frames, and jewelry like this are all in line with the kind of gifts to give at a bridal shower for the bride. We’re even seeing some funny gift ideas, like these candles.
Makeup bags with her favorite beauty products, clutch purses for the wedding day, and personalized jewelry are all items that make suitable bridal shower gift ideas.
I love being outdoors as soon as the weather warms up in the spring and all through summer — even fall. I practically live outdoors with my fam! From patio chairs to camping equipment for outdoorsy couples, we’ll share the best bridal shower gifts for the outdoors, whether taking a trip or hanging out in your own backyard.
These chairs are a fan-favorite by Riverbend Home.
Last but not least, decorative home goods are one great option for bridal shower gifting. These vases, photo frames, wall art, furniture (like this), and more are all items the couple will appreciate, especially if you’re giving wedding gifts for homeowners.
What gifts to NOT give at a bridal shower?
The event is not a bachelorette party, so err on the side of avoiding anything “risque”, like pajamas, underwear, or hosiery. Also, embarrassing gifts are not a good idea. The bride will be opening these gifts in front of the entire party, so choose something that won’t make her blush. Those gifts are more suited for a fun + crazy bachelorette bash. :)
Now that you know what kind of gifts to give at a bridal shower — and what to never give at a shower — let’s explore the best presents! Here are the top gifts to give at a bridal shower in 2022.
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Best Bridal Shower Gifts
1. A personalized bride clutch purse
2. This cutting board
Get a custom cutting board for a bridal shower gift and she can use it for entertaining. By FlowertownWeddings.
3. A personalized wine bucket
Ooh, I so admire this personalized wine bucket by Susabellas! It is beautifully handmade and perfect for entertaining.
4. This ultimate ring dish for the bride
This makes an extra-special gift for the bride. By ThePaintedPress.
5. Wedding milestone labels
These are adorable! Give one of the best wedding shower gifts: milestone labels on the couple’s favorite bottles of wine. By DandiDesignsStore.
6. This personalized bridal jacket
7. Personalized wedding dress hanger
8. Pillows that absolutely rule
I use this myself and I can’t stop telling everyone I know to get one. This is one of the unique bridal shower gifts for the bride and her spouse they’ll love using every day. By Coop.
9. This humidifier
This is the humidifier for everyone’s spa-like bedroom. Breathing better? Sleeping better? Yes and yes! By Pure Enrichment.
10. This air fryer
Make meals, easier. This air fryer has over 75,000 reviews, which tells you all you need to know. By Cosori.
11. The softest towels
Wrap up in luxury thanks to these amazing towels made of Turkish cotton. By American Soft Linen.
12. A funny candle for the bride
One of the funny bridal shower gifts for brides who love a sense of humor. By NuttySparks.
13. This plywood set of chairs
These are the ultimate for your patio or porch. They’re made of polywood so they’re great for all-weather. I have some that are similar and they’re so comfortable and look great! By Riverbend Home.
14. The most beautiful glass teapot
This is one of the most unique bridal shower gifts for the bride who loves tea. By Teabloom Store.
15. The ultimate pressure Cooker, slow Cooker, etc.
15. A no grounds coffee maker
Boom, roasted. This French Press is everything you need. By Mueller.
16. A sturdy hand-mixer
Great for baking up a storm! The best one on the market, IMO. By Mueller.
17. The essential coffee maker
I don’t know what I did before my Keurig, and honestly, I don’t know how anyone who loves coffee lives without one! I think this is one of the best bridal shower gifts, period. This one makes coffees, lattes, cappuccinos… add it to your registry. By Keurig.
18. This lightweight but cozy comforter
19. A custom doormat for your front porch
Love this as a bridal shower gift for the bride! By WoodByStu.
20. A set of luxury bedsheets
Whoa, over 150,000 reviews on these bedsheets that are regarded as highly luxury hotel quality sheets, for less! They make great wedding shower gifts. By CGK Unlimited.
21. A huge set of velvet, non-slip hangers
A must-have for your closet. By AmazonBasics.
22. This gadget to make super fluffy waffles
This is the perfect size to make fluffy waffles on Sunday mornings for two! By Dash.
23. A swanky cheese board set
Great for entertaining and frankly, one of the best bridal shower gifts for 2022. By Smirly.
24. A set of personalized coasters
Don’t mess up the table! ;) By NWoodworks.
25. This bridal shower gift for cooking couples
What a great gift set! Perfect bridal shower gifts for couples who enjoy cooking. By Deluxy.
26. A coffee mug gift set
This makes one of the best bridal shower gifts for the couple who drinks coffee. By Jumway.
27. A hands casting set
File this under the most unique bridal shower gifts for the bride: a hands casting set for the couple. By LunaBean.
28. A pair of zero gravity chairs
Start relaxing on your patio with these chairs, a bridal shower gift they’ll truly use! By BestChoiceProducts.
29. Travel-ready passport cover
This is one of the best bridal shower gifts for 2022 couples who love to travel. By Eccolo.
30. A survival kit for the wedding day
Ah, a useful bridal shower gift for the wedding day: everything she could need! By Kate Aspen.
31. This charming wine cork letter
This adds a unique decoration to their space! By WillsStore.
32. A set of luggage tags for the couple
One of the best bridal shower gifts for 2022? A pair of luggage tags: inexpensive but totally functional and cute. By Chelmon.
33. A pair of champagne flutes
A must-have for toasting on the wedding day! By Sweetzer & Orange.
34. This bucket list box of dates
35. A towel warmer
Turn your bathroom into a spa with a towel warmer. This one is a best-selling bridal shower gift. By Rukala.
36. This beautiful personalized art work
37. This sustainable bamboo cooking gift set
Ooh, I love this! The best bridal shower gifts for bride who likes to cook. By WoodAndMine.
38. A personalized wedding photo frame
Everyone needs a personalized frame to hold a favorite picture on their wedding day! Love this style by PersonalizationMall.
39. A set of personalized dish towels
40. The best baking pans
These don’t look that exciting, but they’re one of the best bakeware sheets you can get. By NordicWare.
41. A large metal personalized name sign
Excellent for the home! Get it here.
42. This engagement candle
43. A beautiful handmade cutting board
An instant heirloom! By BoutiqueHeritage.
44 + 45. The softest bride slippers
Want to give one of the best bridal shower gifts for the bride to wear? Check out these luxe slippers! By ModParty.
Also love these by Dearfoams:
46. A charming wooden sign
Get one of the best bridal shower gifts on Etsy: this couples’ sign! So sweet. By TheWoodenTriangle.
47. A penny for the bride’s shoe
Awww, I love this! By RusticMidwestCharm.
48. This amazing set of wine glasses
Love this by thCrossCreations.
49. This travel jewelry box for the bride
One of the best bridal shower gifts for 2022. By ModParty. It is personalized + perfect for engagement gifts and wedding shower presents!
And last but not least, this unique idea:
50. Custom date folded book
What a cool gift idea! By PrettyinPaperbyKelly.
So, what do you think of these bridal shower gifts? Do you have any gift ideas you’d add to our list? Tell us in the comment box below!
Okay, let’s have some fun: we’re giving away a bride white denim jacket from ModParty this week! Enter on the giveaway form below.
• Enter between 2/21/22-3/9/22 (11:59pm EST)
• Prize: One (1) bride jacket as shown in this photo below by ModParty
• Prize value: $59 plus free shipping to USA | No cash value
• International winners pay shipping fees
• Winner randomly selected on 3/10/22 and announced on this blog post
• Winner must accept prize within 3 months and confirm within 3 business days of winning email