19 Bridal Shower Gifts that a Bride will Actually Love

Okay, when it comes to the big day it’s a safe bet to stick to the wedding registry. The new couple has carefully planned how they’re going to outfit their new life together, and the registry is likely your best bet.

However, a bridal shower is the perfect opportunity to “shower” the bride with unexpected, fun, and thoughtful bridal shower gifts that she’ll actually love. The bride-to-be will enjoy getting a gift that surprises her and will make the shower more fun.

We’ve researched current trends and style and carefully assembled 19 of our favorite bridal shower gifts.

Rosa Chemise

A blush floral lace featuring a feminine rose motif trim. We like this chemise for it’s beautiful color, flattering cut, and it’s material–as soft and shimmery as silk but made from more practical polyester.

Custom Watercolor Home Portrait

Even if your bride hasn’t found their perfect dream home yet, a custom watercolor portrait of her house or condo makes for a thoughtful bridal shower gift. It will forever illustrate the home where their life together started, no matter where they call home in the future.

For $26 you can get a digital file sent to you to print and frame yourself. There are also framed options available.

Johnson Craft Studio Personalized Hanger

These personalized wedding hangers are really fun and make great bridal gifts! Every wedding photographer loves getting a shot of them while the bride gets ready, and it’s an easy gift to hang on and use after the wedding. Plus, at $12, it’s hard to go wrong!

Everyday Italian Leather Tote

Available in 7 different colors, and with the option to add personalization, this classic open-top tote makes for a stylish and versatile bridal shower gift.

We like that these are handcrafted in Florence

Honeymoon Sweatshirt

First, this drop shoulder sweatshirt is so insanely comfortable! Made from super soft ring spun cotton and fleece, this is an oversized gem and a steal for a price.

Available in Peach or Black, depending on your brides’ vibe.

Black Steel Bread Box

Billed as, “black, roomy, and chic all over,” this steel box with a bamboo lid is totally adorable.

It looks great on the countertop and makes for a fun bridal shower gift for your stylish baking-bride.

Mr. & Mrs. Bolster Throw Pillow

Ok, how freakin’ cute is this cotton throw pillow?

Have some fun with your bridal shower gift! The pillow measures 8″ x 33″ and looks great on a bed or sofa.

Red & White Wine Bundle

Twelve bottles of delicious wine. Could there really be any better bridal gift?

First Leaf assembles six different varieties to try and ships them off to you or directly to the bride. It’s a steal!

Susabellas Personalized Guestbook Platter

Each one of these beautiful ceramic platters are made by hand and monogrammed.

The platter is designed to leave enough room for guests to sign the platter with special ceramic pens that can later be baked in a home oven to be made permanent. We really love this idea as a special bridal shower gift.

Marrakesh Zip Jewelry Case

This zip-around case from the designers at WOLF has a street-chic sophistication.

Plus, who doesn’t love another leather bag? The white leather makes for a great bridal shower gift that she can choose to use on her special day if she wants.

First Toast Personalized Art

From Chicago-based designer Alexander Doll these classic illustrations cleverly feature the bride and groom’s name and wedding date. We love them!

This poster makes for a really special, timeless, bridal shower gift.

Leather Luggage Tag & Passport Case Set

This is the perfect bridal shower gift for a bride who wants to travel in style.

We like the cases are genuine leather and are available in 11 different colors with optional foil embossing.

Jackson Custom Stamp

Self-inking customizable stamps are fun bridal shower gift.

We like the ones from Paper Source because they actually have a designer fine tune your custom type options and they last for over 800 impressions–perfect for all those thank you letters she will be sending!

Family Name Welcome Doormat

This handmade welcome mat with a slip resistant back is a perfect bridal shower gift.

We like this mat because they cure the UV ink so it will last (and not just get rubbed off from the fiber immediately.)

Personalized Acrylic Bridal Clutch

Fun! Pearlized accessories are making a huge comeback and we love the custom vinyl decal option.

GG Marmont Matelasse Mini Bag

Hey, if you really want to put a smile on a bride’s face a beautiful white Gucci bag will do the trick.

Okay, so $2,100 might be kind of steep for a bridal shower gift, but this is one of our favorite bags ever!

SKIMS Sculpting Bodysuit

We can’t get enough of Skims, its some of our absolutely favorite bridal shapewear.

This versalite bodysuit makes for a great bridal shower gift and comes in several different skintones.

Satin Mrs. Robe

We might have gone a little overboard on all the personalization options, but they really are so fun and make for special bridal shower gifts.

We like this robe for its quality and it’s available for rush shipping.

Calm Dead Sea Salts

A little serenity is always a great bridal shower gift.

We love these dead sea salts from Herbivore, they lightly detox your body and are great for a soothing spa-like experience.