Having trouble with finding the best gift for your bride? Don’t sweat it! This gift guide will help you find the perfect gift, and even give you unique ideas to help make them more personal. Here is a list of the best 18 bridal shower gifts from the maid of honor.
Top 20 Bridal Shower Gifts from the Maid of Honor
1. Engraved Cake Knives
Help the bride and groom make their special day a bit more memorable with a custom knife set. Not only is this something they can use for years to come, but it will make the cake-cutting moment that much more special for the two of them. This gift is very practical for the bride, but also it makes a very considerate gift.
Sample Customer Review…Perfect for cake cutting ceremony on a yacht.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
2. Custom Denim Jacket
Jean jackets are all the rage these days and make for beautiful and fun engagement photos! Why not get her a jean jacket to proudly show off the new status she is coming into? This jacket is a perfect gift that can be paired with an engagement photoshoot!
Sample Customer Review…I absolutely love this jacket. It got cold after my wedding and this was so cute over my dress. I will wear this jacket over and over.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
3. Home Spa Kit
A home staple, spa kits are a must-have for any bride. This deluxe basket arrives with must-haves including bath salts, sugar scrubs, body butter, face masks, and much, much more. Furthermore, it comes with a cute themed envelope for you to write a personalized message to include. You can even customize the color!
Sample Customer Review…Firstly let me start by saying this came early which is amazing. I am beyond blown away at how beautiful the packaging is for this gift basket. It was packaged and sealed tightly- nothing was loose. When I opened it and checked everything I was honestly shocked and amazed at how much stuff you get for this price. It’s amazing! I cannot wait until Valentine’s Day for me and my boyfriend to try this amazing food.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
Help her supplement and spice up her date nights with a few new recipes! We’ve linked one that is marriage-themed, but really most great cookbooks will work in this case. It can even be placed as a kitchen decoration when the bride’s not using it. We recommend choosing one that is dinner-specific to ensure that the focus stays on celebrating, rather than maybe sporting a new cooking hobby. But hey! Anything works!
Sample Customer Review…I love this cookbook, let me count the ways!
1. All the recipes are incredibly easy. They are written to be cooked by newer newlywed home cooks.
2. All the recipes have a low number of ingredients.
3. I love the concept of the book itself. I have been married for a while but this is the first time I have been able to get my husband in the kitchen!
4. This book is stunning. You will pull out your book presentation stand for this one, it’s a great conversation piece and beautiful decoration for your kitchen!Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
5. Bride Emergency Set
This gift is both thoughtful and practical. A small kit like this comes with all the essentials or small mishaps along the wedding day and preparations. Not only will it help the bride and her entourage with any issues along the way, but the bag is also absolutely adorable and the perfect accessory for the bride’s purse.
Sample Customer Review…I loved this set! I used them the day of my wedding and they held everything I needed. I used the Bride Bag for my touchup makeup and the Emergency Bag for fashion tape, safety pins, Bobby pins, Excedrin, etc. which came in handy! Best of all, they’re super cute and durable.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
Sample Customer Review…I used this product when I was maid of honor in a wedding to store everything we might need for the day – cosmetics, breath mints, tide to go, etc. The two bags fit everything I needed and were easy to transport. They were bigger than expected (in a good way) and super cute! The bride loved them.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
6. Family Name Sign
There is something special about seeing your new family name written down than just hearing it, and a personalized sign will remind both the bride and groom of the happy decision they made. Not only is it a happy reminder, but it is beautiful decor for a new home they will share together.
Sample Customer Review…I ordered this product for my husband’s grandparent’s 70th wedding anniversary. It was beautiful and very well made. I got so many compliments on it and many people wanted to know where I got it! Definitely considering ordering one for my husband and me too! It came a day early and was packaged very well to prevent damage during transport. If you’re looking for something beautiful and one of kind look into their products! I will be shopping with them again!Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
7. Custom Wedding Dress Hanger
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The perfect place to hang the perfect dress on the perfect day…. Sign me up! This hangar can be personalized to match the new last name or joint name the bride might be taking on. And, she can keep it forever as a special keepsake and reminder of her wedding.
Sample Customer Review…This is now the fourth time I have bought one of these hangers for a wedding. It’s the absolute perfect gift for a bride, and often something that hasn’t even been thought about by the bride for photo opportunities. Every bride I have given this to has absolutely loved it and used it for photos of their wedding dress. It’s sturdy, beautiful, and makes a great personalized wedding gift.
The seller always sends this well packaged and in a very timely manner. It’s also of wonderful quality, especially for the price. I would highly recommend this and will continue to purchase this item for any other weddings I may be in in the future!Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
8. “I Do” Slippers
These slippers would pair well with the Bride robe! They offer comfort and style for the dressing room, making them and the robe an absolute necessity for the wedding (also making them a necessary gift!).
Sample Customer Review…These slippers are so cute. Bought them for my bachelorette sleepover party and they are perfect. They are so comfy too and really good quality. Super soft and has a foamy footbed and the bottom is hard enough to walk outside. Love them!Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
Sample Customer Review…Very nice slippers! They are well made, soft, and comfy. They fit my 7.5 feet perfectly. However, if you have size 8, I would order a size up since when I ordered size 7-8, my 7.5 feet just completely fit the slippers.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
9. Bride Tote Bag
This cute tote is super fashionable as well as spacious for all your beauty necessities, hair care, as well as different accessories. It is the perfect tote for bachelorette parties or bridal showers, even just for all the before the day errands. Great idea as an accessory for a bridal party photoshoot!
Sample Customer Review…I love my bridal tote bag! I got it for our destination wedding weekend since we would be in and out of hotel rooms, running errands, and entertaining, so I needed a bag to carry all of my things – including my very heavy 15in laptop I never go anywhere without. This cute tote carried it all and a whole lot more! The canvas material was lighter weight than I was expecting, but it held up perfectly all weekend! Also, the sparkly bride lettering made it so easy for my bridesmaids or anyone to spot and grab for me!Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
10. On-The-Go Travel Mug
A travel mug that is this cute AND advertises the future wedding? Yes please! Definitely a must-have gift for the bride from her maid of honor. This can easily be filled with packages of her favorite drink mixes or even a gift card to her favorite coffee shop. Making a gift your own makes it that much more special!
Sample Customer Review… Simply gorgeous! I bought it as a gift for myself after getting engaged last month. It’s beautiful, durable, and also the perfect gift to give to a newly engaged woman. 🙂 I highly recommend this tumbler.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
11. Mr. & Mrs. Ring Dish
This gift is for the bride, but also for her to share with her future husband. This dish keeps both rings near each other and ensures that they never get lost when they come off their fingers! This gift is thoughtful from any maid of honor who would like to get the bride a gift she can share.
Sample Customer Review…I bought this gift for a friend of mine getting married. She loved it, it looks great and seems to be high-quality ceramic. I definitely recommend this product.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
Sample Customer Review…Love this! Perfect size that it doesn’t take up very much counter space. And the small divide is perfect so that my jewelry doesn’t get mixed up or tangled with my husband’s.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
12. Personalized Luggage Tag
Perfect gift to send the bride off on her honeymoon and any future family vacations… not to mention very stylish and affordable! This luggage tag comes in a variety of colors and fonts to suit any bride.
Sample Customer Review…I bought personalized luggage tags for all of my extended family. It’s a practical gift they will use for years. I liked the choices of color, design, and layout of each tag to make each one unique.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
Sample Customer Review…Very nice luggage tags. The construction is sturdy and seems to be quality made.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
13. Custom Stamp
Not only is this a super cute gift for the bride to use, but it will be very helpful after the wedding for thank you notes and future mail being sent out. Not only will they help speed up the mailing process for the bride, but they are a cute design for mail to announce a marriage!
Sample Customer Review…We use this stamp with a gel-type stamp pad and it works great and leaves a lasting impression (pardon the pun). It is a great size for stamping return addresses on #10 envelopes (standard business). The stamp came promptly, well packaged, and exactly as ordered. There is a brass button on one side of the handle to show correct alignment. I really like this stamp. We ordered two and have used one with a cloth-style stamp pad with good, clean results.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
14. Bridal Makeup Bag
Finding the perfect wedding day makeup look can be a challenge, but when you do where will you put all the makeup? This makeup bag is the perfect organizational gift to ensure the bride can keep all her necessities in one place and that it will all be there when the day comes.
Sample Customer Review…Bought this for my sister because she loves having little bags for her makeup and other things to keep in her bag or suitcase or car. The bag is a nice canvas material and seems pretty durable. The zipper is a nice one, doesn’t seem like a cheaply made one. She loves using it and it’s a cute design.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
15. Pet Lover’s Bandana
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Got any pet lovers? This bandana is the perfect way for their furry friend to enjoy the special day that is ahead of them! There’s no better gift than a gift that allows for one of the couple’s furry friends to be included in the wedding festivities.
Sample Customer Review…I got this for my pup after me and my fiancé got engaged and it’s adorable! It is absolutely more for “show” rather than for warmth and comfort for your pup, so do not get this thinking it’s going to provide any sort of warmth, etc. it’s not sheer at all and the letters look of good quality. I love it!Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
16. Personalized Cutting Boards
A cute new way to show off a bride’s new last name is the perfect gift! These boards can be engraved with the special date of the happy couple’s wedding which makes it an even more thoughtful gift. This gift is perfect for brides from their maid of honor- especially if they love charcuterie!
Sample Customer Review…This is a beautiful cutting board. It’s a great gift idea for anyone who doesn’t like to see their name “in lights”? All kidding aside, the website was very easy to use, at first, I thought it might be tricky because the name I was using is hyphenated. But nope, it fits easily and there really is no limit on what you put to personalize it. They offer many designs from more simple to more frilly which I liked. It’s just beautiful. It also arrived quickly! Highly recommend. From great product to great customer service and great website.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
17. Essential Oils Diffuser
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Oil Diffusers are absolutely essential for relaxation, which is something a very stressed bride would appreciate. Lowering stress is very important before the wedding so the bride can enjoy it to the fullest extent, so why not give her the gift of relaxation? This gift can be paired with a set of essential oils of her favorite scents.
Sample Customer Review…I got this diffuser a couple of days ago and I was in love. It is small but powerful. The wood grain is complementary to any decor and the thread of light that wraps around is very beautiful. I’ve never used a diffuser before and have read that the scent of essential oils doesn’t always spread throughout the room. I have to say that this was not an issue with this diffuser. Within 10 seconds of turning it on, I could smell the oils coming out. Definitely a great purchase and I will likely purchase another for my daughter’s bedroomRead more reviews at Amazon.com.
18. ‘Bride’ Robe
If the robe fits…This robe will definitely fit your blushing bride and will be a dressing room staple with all the preparations for the wedding day. The gift of relaxation and comfort is always unmatched.
Sample Customer Review…I ordered these robes in navy blue for my sister’s wedding and they all fit wonderfully. The sizes are true to size and the robes are adjustable with the outside ties and the inner ties (for someone who may be very small). The quality of the robes was beautiful, letters stayed on as well. Will order again for sure!Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
19. Location Necklace
This necklace is a more thoughtful and meaningful gift because it gives the bride something she can wear daily as a happy memory of one of the best days of her life. This necklace contains the latitude and longitudinal coordinates of the wedding venue, or any other location of your choosing! Putting this necklace in a beautiful gift box will make it something she will never forget and always treasure.
Sample Customer Review…I got this as a gift for my girlfriend, I was super happy with how it came out. I opted for the hand-stamped rather than the engraving and it looked great. I did the Roman numerals of our anniversary on the front, and the coordinates of where I asked her to be my girlfriend on the back. She’s been wearing it more than the diamond necklace I purchased her 2 years back.Read more reviews at Amazon.com.
20. Date Night – On You
This is not a gift that is found on the wedding registry, but it will definitely be an appreciated gift. Buy a gift card, put together a cute gift basket with some of their favorite treats, or even just send them to a restaurant as a surprise! This gift will be accepted and surely used by the couple. Put it together yourself, or pick up this pre-made romantic dinner kit.
With all these new ideas hopefully, one has sparked your interest and led you to the perfect gift for your bride, or better yet led you to multiple gifts! Consider what type of gift you’d like to give to your bride, meaningful, practical, or just fun; this guide can help you find a variety of memorable bridal shower gifts from the maid of honor!
Written by Sophia Koop and Charlene Pepiot