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Fun and Memorable Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

By Charles Hopkins Published 05/18/2006 | Social Issues
Are you stumped as to what gift to buy for the bride-to-be? Trying to buy from the registry? Think again! This one's for the BRIDE!

Traditionally bridal showers were given to help the new couple get the household items they'd need to begin their new life together, things the bride would use to care for her husband, and maintain her home. Coming up with bridal shower gift ideas was as easy as going to the house wares section of your local department store.

Times have changed. Don't be the only one bringing the toaster while everyone else has come up with great bridal shower gift ideas that are just for the bride. Things to pamper and prepare her for her upcoming events are what should be the focal point of the gifts she receives.

No longer does today's bride go from being daddy's little girl, to husband's new wife. Today's bride usually is independent having been on her own for a while, has a career, and is interested in building a life together, but her husband is not her only reason for living. She's getting ready to make a major commitment in her life.

It's time to pamper her and give her the gifts she wouldn't buy for herself or the things she won't remember as her wedding day draws near.

Here are a few suggestions to help you come up with perfect bridal gift ideas for the bride-to-be.

Sentimental

This concept is good for sisters, best friends, or anyone whos been around long enough to have special ties and memories. As she begins her new life, give her something to remember the times you've shared together, before she began her life with a new companion. One good idea is a glass frame with a picture of the two of you on one side and a special message to her on the other side.

Pampering

There are many bridal shower gift ideas in this area. A basket of her favorite shower gels, soaps, lotions, and other personal items just for her. Maybe a bottle of really expensive perfume with a note telling her she can wear it on her wedding day. Maybe even a trip to a spa a few days before the big event. Again, choose anything she wouldn't do for herself that you know she'll enjoy.

Lingerie

Help her get ready for the honeymoon. Some sexy lingerie will do the trick. If you know the honeymoon plans, try to coordinate with the theme of where they're going.

Wedding Day Survival Kit

The wedding day is always a busy day full of excitement and often lots of "jitters". Come up with things she might not think about as she's getting ready right before the wedding. Hair spray, perfume, hair clips, or pins, brush, lipstick, anything she or her bridesmaids might need right before the big event. Place in a neat carrying case with a special note.

These are just a few samples of some great bridal shower gift ideas. The key is to focus on the bride and anything that pampers her, makes her wedding day easier, or that prepares her for the honeymoon. Have fun shopping! function SubmitRating(btn) { ratingchecked = false; if (btn.form.aRating0.checked) ratingchecked = true; if (btn.form.aRating1.checked) ratingchecked = true; if (btn.form.aRating2.checked) ratingchecked = true; if (btn.form.aRating3.checked) ratingchecked = true; if (btn.form.aRating4.checked) ratingchecked = true; if (ratingchecked) { btn.form.btnRating.value=btn.value; btn.form.submit(); } else { alert("Be sure a rating value has been selected to continue."); } }