The 9 Best Bridal Shower Gifts to Buy in 2018

Celebrate the bride-to-be with beautiful presents

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A bridal shower is a place to prepare a bride-to-be for her new life and shower her with love, affection—and of course, gifts. Though many now give monetary gifts for the actual wedding, the bridal shower is a great place to help her stock her home with must-haves and nice-to-haves.

If nothing from the registry is catching your eye or you want something a bit different, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite useful and thoughtful gifts for every bride.


  • 01 of 09

    Best Luggage Set: Sportsman's Rolling Gear Bag With Monogram

    Sportsman's Rolling Gear Bag With Monogram
    Courtesy of LL Bean

    Between the bachelorette and the honeymoon, your bride probably has a lot of travel coming up, and this Monogrammed Sportsman's Rolling Gear Bag a great way to keep her traveling in style. This duffel-style bag is made from 1000-denier nylon with a rugged leather trim and rolls for easy maneuverability. It features a separate bottom compartment for laundry or shoes and multiple exterior pockets for easy organization. It measures 15" x 31" x 16" and weighs just over nine pounds. Add a custom monogram to make this gift extra special.

    This rolling bag is a great choice for extended vacations and weekend trips alike, and reviewers say it’s sturdy and easy to lug around. The bag also gets high marks for its durable zippers—which don’t break, even when the bag is stuffed to the max.

  • 02 of 09

    Best Stationary Set: Minted Foil Pressed Stationery

    Minted Foil Pressed Stationery
    Courtesy of Minted

    From notes to their bridesmaids to thank you cards, the bride-to-be will be jotting down a lot of notes soon, and this Minted Foil Pressed Stationery set is the perfect way for her to do it in style. This notepad measures 5.5" x 4.25", and you can customize it with her name (maiden or married!). The real gold foil is hand-pressed and printed with deluxe pigment ink. The notepad is available in gold, silver or rose gold, and comes with complimentary gift box.

    Next time she’s writing out her neverending wedding to-do list, she’ll think of you and appreciate this thoughtful, customized notepad.

  • 03 of 09

    Best for Foodies: Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Cheese Board

    Mark & Graham Wood and Marble Cheese Board
    Courtesy of Mark & Graham

    A bridal shower is a great time to give her a gift she may not splurge on herself, but one that will easily become a statement piece in her home. This beautiful wood and marble cheese board from Mark & Graham is a stunning and delicious way to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. Made from solid marble and warm acacia wood, this board measures 7" x 15" x 0.5" and is perfect for cheese and crackers. It is laser engraved with a monogram of the couple’s initials and is attractive enough to be displayed on a counter when not in use.

    If you’re looking for a stunning monogrammed piece to celebrate the soon-to-be-married couple’s future together, this personalized cheese board is a tribute they’ll both love for years to come.

  • 04 of 09

    Best Pajama Set: Josie Freestyle Camisole Short Pajamas

    Josie Freestyle Camisole Short Pajamas
    Courtesy of Nordstrom

    You want to save the super sexy gifts for the bachelorette, but this Josie Freestyle Camisole Pajama set is a great choice for the shower. These silky satin pajamas are adorned with a bit of lace that makes them fit for a bride-to-be, while still feeling grown-up and practical. The set comes with a camisole with adjustable straps and shorts with an elastic waist. Choose from either a burgundy or black floral pattern and sizes ranging from XS to XL. They’re made from 100% polyester and are comfortable enough for special occasions—or just lounging around watching Netflix.

    Lingerie can be a great gift for a bridal shower, but pick items she won’t be embarrassed to pull out in front of Grandma, like this beautiful Josie pajama set.

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  • 05 of 09

    Best Robe: Macy’s Hotel Collection Modal Robe

    Macy’s Hotel Collection Modal Robe
    Courtesy of Macy's

    Want to treat your favorite bride to a little luxury? Give her a plush, hotel-quality robe that’ll warm up her mornings—or just keep her cozy while she’s wedding planning from the couch. This robe from Macy’s Hotel Collection comes in your choice of five attractive colors, so you can pick the one that best blends with her style, and is made from a wonderfully soft combination of Turkish cotton and modal. The robe is plush enough that she’ll want to wear it all the time, and it’s sure to make every day feel like spa day (even stressful pre-wedding ones).

    If you’re not sure about size, bear in mind that several reviews say the robe runs slightly small, particularly in the sleeves.

  • 06 of 09

    Best Spa Set: Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lux Hydration Trio

    If you want a gift to pamper the bride, the Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lux Hydration Trio is a great choice. Help her keep her skin super hydrated and ultra-soft before the wedding with this natural spa set. Each kit comes with a 4-ounce jar of coconut oil body polish, a 1-ounce bottle of rose hibiscus face mist and hydrating coconut oil lip salve. It’s great for all skin types and is paraben, surface, and silicone-free.

    Owners say the Herbivore set makes for a great gift and is gentle and nourishing on the skin. Another plus? The packaging is pretty enough to display on a bathroom vanity without feeling cluttered.

  • 07 of 09

    Best Picture Frame: Nixplay 10.1" Widescreen Digital Photo Frame

    While most weddings tend to result in the couple getting showered with gifts of all kinds, the photos from the big day are often the most important souvenir. One problem: With so many great pictures, how is anyone supposed to find room to display them all? A digital frame like this one from Nixplay is a great solution, allowing owners to display up to 8 gigabytes of photos—and as much as 10 when it’s connected to the internet. Available in 10” and 13.3”sizes, the frame features ultra-high definition 1280x800 resolution, and blends in as easily as a standard, non-digital frame.

    One great feature is the ability to create “playlists” of your favorite photos—so your favorite bride-to-be can get a head start displaying her favorite moments from the shower. It’s also a great way to give the tradition of displaying family photos at a wedding a contemporary twist.

  • 08 of 09

    Best Jewelry: Kate Spade Happily Ever After Bangle

    Kate Spade Happily Ever After Bangle
    Courtesy of Nordstrom

    Let the bride-to-be wear her heart on her sleeve (or in this case, her wrist) with this Kate Spade Happily Ever After Bangle. While its design is simple and classic, closer inspection reveals a series of fun inscriptions, like “cue the confetti” and “cut the cake.” It’s a piece of jewelry that’s sure to remind the bride of her hubby (and their wedding day) every time she wears it.

    The bangle has an 8" inner circumference, and 3/8" width. It’s made of 14k gold, with an outside layer of rhodium plating for added protection from scratches and tarnishing. The full outer inscription reads: “cue the confetti, cheers!, kiss the bride, tie the knot, toss the bouquet, cut the cake.” The words “happily ever after” are also inscribed on the inside of the bangle.

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  • 09 of 09

    Best Appliance: iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum

    iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
    Courtesy of Amazon

    It’s expected that a busy couple will let a few chores slide during this busy wedding planning time, which is why she’ll adore the iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum. The iRobot will keep any house clean (yes, even pet households) without lifting a finger. The three-stage cleaning system will loosen, lift and suction away dirt and grime from both hardwood floors and carpets. The dirt detection system allows the iRobot to clean thoroughly and target high-traffic areas of the house for an even deeper clean. The vacuum also features an edge-sweeping brush that can clean up baseboards and corners, and smart sensors allow it to maneuver around stairs and from room to room.

    Owners say the iRobot is one of their favorite products, and remark that it cleans as well as most upright vacuums. They also love that it can be controlled through Alexa or Google smart home systems, making cleaning your floors the easiest chore ever. If you’re looking for a splurge gift for your favorite bride-to-be, this is it.