Out with the old and in with the new.
This is the 21st century and bridal shower gifts have changed just
like the brides. No longer should the bride-to-be expect kitchen
appliances or vacuum cleaners or clothes irons at her bridal shower
like in the past. The bridal shower has become more about celebrating
the bride rather than her future family. Pamper the bride rather
than her household.
The current generation of brides will not become your typical 1950s
housewives. The only small kitchen appliances they will want are
espresso machines or good blenders for margarita night. Creative
shower gifts just for the bride, or perhaps for the bride to share
with her groom, will truly mark the occasion and add to the memory
of one of the most important days of her life. The following are
some creative gift ideas anyone can try:
1. Champagne Flutes:
Perfect for the wedding reception,
champagne flutes can be engraved with the new couple’s initials
or left plain in classic crystal. Help the new couple toast their
union in style. A great keepsake to be reused on all their future
special occasions as a married couple.
2. Crystal Vase:
A subtle hint to get her new groom
to keep fresh blooms in the house. A nice crystal vase begs to be
kept full of only the best flowers.
3. Personalized Stationery:
What better way to celebrate this
new chapter in her life than a set of stationery with her new initials?
Include a nice pen engraved with her new full name, and the set
will be complete.
4. Guest Wishes Mat and Frame:
A good way to recognize everyone celebrating
this joyous occasion, wedding guests sign the mat with well wishes,
and it can be framed for safe-keeping. A great memento for any new
couple that can be reviewed on the first anniversary.
5. New Couple Cookbook:
Cooking for only two can be difficult,
but a newlywed cookbook could ease the pain. The new bride might
even be able to convince her new groom to do the cooking!
6. Assortment Baskets:
One of the most creative gifts you
can give is a themed basket of treats. Try cookies, pasta, bath
and lotion items, or a little romantic touch with champagne and
a nice blanket. Fill a basket with items to please and relax the
new bride and her groom.
7. Wedding Day Emergency Kit:
Fill a nice box with everything the
new bride will need on her big day – needle and thread, buttons,
mints, hairspray, antiperspirant, hair pins, feminine care products,
clear nail polish, nail polish remover, spare pantyhose, and more.
8. Restaurant Gift Certificates:
Managing a budget for two might decrease
opportunities for the new couple to eat out as much as they used
to. A gift certificate to their favorite restaurant can give the
new couple a chance to have an oft-needed date night. Throw in some
movie or theater tickets for an even better night out.