After attending several bachelorette parties where the bride received the same lingerie set from three different guests, I decided it was time to start mixing up my gift giving ideas. Here’s a list of tried and true unique bachelorette shower gifts to surprise the bride-to-be with a little variety.
Honeymoon Necessity Pack
Purchase the bride everything she will need for her honeymoon. Depending on your budget, you could purchase her a new bathing suit, sun screen, flip flops, a beach towel and a beach bag. Consider personalizing the bag with her new initials or new name, i.e., Mrs. Smith. I’ve purchased several personalized bags from Jessica’s Weddings and always have been happy with my purchase.
I received His and Hers personalized bathrobes from my aunt for a wedding gift and it was one of my favorite gifts. They are great because I used mine when getting ready for the wedding, and we also continue to use ours years later. Consider ordering one just for the bride and including either her first name or her new name, i.e., Mrs. Smith. Helpful tip: don’t order one that says something like Bride or Bride to be; she won’t want to wear it past her wedding week. If you’re looking for a great vendor, consider Personalization Mall; I’ve always been happy with my purchases there.
A Year of First Wine Basket
One of my friends received this at her shower and it was one of the cutes ideas I’ve ever seen. Order a nice wicker basket that the bride and groom can use after the gift for blankets, magazines, etc. Depending on your budget, order 5-10 bottles of wine and create custom labels for all of the marital firsts. Consider notes such as:
- For Your One Month Anniversary – Open this bottle to celebrate your first of many anniversaries.
- For Your First House – Open this bottle when you buy your first home together.
- For Your First Fight – Open this bottle when you have your first fight. Pour a glass, go into separate rooms and create a list of five things you love about each other. Come back and enjoy the bottle while you discuss your lists.
- For Your First Baby (nonalcoholic) – Cheers to your new bundle of joy!
A Pampering Kit
Order the bride and groom a pampering kit that they can take with on their honeymoon. Consider a book on massage, massage oils, a relaxing CD, bubble bath and a bottle of wine.