‘Tis the season for pre-wedding festivities! If you’re like us, the months of April and May are filled with more showers and bachelorette parties than you can wrap your mind around. Feeling overwhelmed? We’re here to help. As a collective, the Bitches have plenty of gift ideas that range from personalized beauty products for the bride to practical gifts for your favorite couple.
If you’ve been tasked with throwing the shower, don’t you fret, either. We’ve partnered with Bridal Shower Co. to ensure your event is picture perfect. Bridal Shower Co. is the cutest site for themed shower decorations and wedding favor gifts. We love their selection of fun garlands, banners, personalized signs, and more. The color themes are elegant and fun, which makes it easy to transform a restaurant space into an Instagram-worthy photo op. Because nobody has time to run to every party store in the area, right?
Ready for some off-registry gifts that will make bring a smile to your favorite bride? Read on!
For the pampered bride
Custom Haircare Set
Every bride wants her hair to be picture perfect on the big day, but we all know that requires some major prep work. Give her a leg up with the gift of a custom shampoo and conditioner set from Function of Beauty. She’ll take their proprietary hair quiz, and pick a personalized mix of shampoo and conditioner to use before the big day. Plus, the bottles are so chic and you can pick a custom scent!
Take a tip from us, dark circles don’t pair well with white. Give your busy bride the gift of a good night’s rest with this oh-so-dainty silk eye mask. Bonus: the silk fabric protects eyes from wrinkles while you sleep. Win-win!
At Home Facial
Give her the gift of (even more) glowing skin with the Sunday Riley “Power Couple” facial from Sephora. The name says it all; this kit is a must-have for brightening and exfoliating your skin, resulting in smoother makeup and a more radiant glow.
For the wedding day
Cake Serving Set
Is your bride dreaming of a blog-worthy wedding? Give her this Gold-dipped porcelain cake serving set from everyone’s favorite boho wedding shop, BHLDN. It’s perfect for photo-ops on the big day, and a keepsake to use forever.
Wedding Dress Hanger
If she wants that perfect photo of her wedding dress on the big day, give her something cute to hang it on! We love this custom Mrs. Hanger with the wedding date and her new last name from Etsy.
Something New…for the Wrist
We are totally obsessed with Sisco + Berluti’s beautiful beaded bracelets, and think their stackable collections make for the most perfect bridal shower gift. Many brides struggle with the perfect bangle to adorn her wrist on the big day, and unique but these understated pieces in antique bone, pearl, and “something blue,” make such a special gift for brides-to-be. They even have a stack called “You May Now Kiss the Bride”; it’s fate!
For the couple / For the home
Villeroy & Boch is one of our favorite dinnerware brands. It’s classic, boasting hundreds of years of tradition, yet still modern and fresh! We especially love the Pasta Passion collection, it’s one of those items you didn’t know you needed until you’ve got it in your kitchen cabinets. See how we styled a rooftop dinner party with their flatware for inspiration.
Does the soon-to-be married couple love to cook together? Give them the challenge of a new recipe with the Newlywed cookbook from Anthropologie. Throw in a few fun cooking gadgets and you’ve got yourself the perfect couple’s shower gift!
She may not want to take that ring off yet, but soon enough she’ll need a pretty place to keep it while she and her partner clean, cook, and workout together. Cue the cutest His & Hers ring dishes from Anthropologie.
Bride & Groom Coffee Mugs
Another his & hers favorite, if your bride and her groom are coffee aficionados, give the gift of these cute “Dashing Groom” and “Blushing Bride” mugs from Anthropologie. Plus, staying properly caffeinated MAY be the key to a successful marriage. Just sayin’.
A gift for the honeymoon is a nice touch, especially since most brides receive an overload of quintessential bridal gifts pre-wedding. We love these Mr. & Mrs. luggage tags from BHLDN. Personalized passport covers or luggage tags from Mark and Graham are also a great gift that both the bride and groom will use for years to come.
For the fashionable bride
BaubleBar Monogram Jewelry
Who doesn’t want to rock their new initials in a monogram for the world to see? If your bride plans on changing her name, give her the gift of an acrylic block monogram necklace from BaubleBar, our favorite online jewelry site. Pick her signature color and script, but make sure you know what she’s changing her middle name to first!
Wedding Ring Box
We can’t gush enough about how much we love The Mrs. Box. Their monogrammed, colorful velvet ring boxes are gorgeous, and perfect for photos. Not to mention they are actually a really safe and convenient way to store your ring! We love The Evey color, but we might be biased (I got one from my then-fiancé).
For the organized bride
Name Change Service
We know from experience, changing your name is a total B. Nobody needs that kind of stress post-wedding. Do the bride a favor and give her the gift of I’m A Mrs. services. The website curates name change forms for everything under the sun, from credit cards to gym memberships in your city—making changing your name a little more bearable.
Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Know a bride who thinks of everything? Be one step ahead of her with the Bridetastic Emergency Kit from Anthropologie. It’s chock-full of beauty, personal, and bride specific solutions for the wedding day, one less thing for her to worry about.
Looking for something blue? Give her this “Love Is In The Air” Bridal Planner from Kate Spade. Full plenty of space to write down lists for thank-you cards, and more. This is a must-have for any new bride trying to keep it all straight!
Last but not least, we can’t forget the bride-to-be! We know you’re busy, trying to juggle the new responsibility of planning your dream wedding alongside work, and your social calendar. That’s why we love Wedding Favy. It’s a one-stop shop for an impressive supply of wedding favor gifts. So bring that Pinterest board to life with personalized Favy boxes, mason jars, and tins! We really love the idea of filling these with something that’s meaningful to the both of you, whether that be coffee beans or raspberry jam!
BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with Villeroy & Boch, Wedding Favy, and Bridal Shower Co. While this article was written independently by us, we do receive compensation from those companies.