Gift Ideas for Weddings & Bridal Festivities

My best friend is getting married in four months but since we live in different countries, I'm unable to attend her pre-wedding festivities such as the bridal shower and bachelorette. I will, however, be there standing by her side on her wedding day. She was in town this past weekend to do some wedding shopping so I wanted to make the trip extra special and shower her with some gifts to make up for my absence.

I bought this "I Do" hanger from Etsy (here) for my wedding day which is also a really cute accessory for wedding photos so I handed it down to Crystal to use for her big day.

She doesn't have a wedding registry which would obviously be my first go-to for gifts so I had to think of some other keepsake items that could also be useful for her wedding day.  

I found an online company called Personal Creations that does customized engraving so I picked out some pretty champagne flutes and a silver plated dessert set and had their names and wedding date engraved on the sets. She was so blown away and surprised by these gifts.

I remember receiving a personalized wall plaque from one our wedding guests and being so blown away by the thought and effort they put into the gift. Turns out they found the plaque from the same website.

I also used Personal Creations to buy this Eat, Drink & Be Married personalized cutting board for my boss who just got married two weeks ago. I have several other weddings to attend in the upcoming months so I'll definitely be buying more "out-of-the-box" gifts. The prices are so reasonable and the gifts definitely look a lot more expensive than they really are which is always a win, win in my book!

Bridal shower & Bachelorette Gifts:
~ Gifts from their registry (for bridal shower)
~ Lingerie & cute underwear
~ Wedding guest book
~ Bride garter set
~ "Sexy" lotion and oil set from Victoria's Secret (for bachelorette)

Where do you find reasonable gifts for weddings/showers/bachelorette parties?


  1. I love the cutting board idea! I have given some of my friends that got married a cutting board with their new monogram and the year they were married and it is always a hit!

  2. So many great ideas!!! Love that hanger and the cutting board!

    <3, Pamela

  3. I am always looking for new wedding gift ideas. I LOVE the engraved champagne glasses, such a special gift.

  4. Great pics! I love love love the cutting board.

  5. These are some great ideas- I love the ideas for more thoughtful gifts when someone doesn't have a registry! Also that card in the first picture? Beautiful!

  6. Love al these ideas, and I've always loved those personalized bridal hangers :)

  7. Those glasses are really pretty. Great ideas for gifts!

  8. I love personalised gifts... Another reco is from American woodcraft--- they do these 'The *** Family' Established in 20**. I have one and so many people love it!

  9. Wow you are so thoughtful!!! I would love any of those gifts especially the flutes and the I Do hanger is awesome!

  10. These are such great ideas! I love the personalized undies and cutting board! I use a cutting board daily and it's such a cute idea.

  11. I love the cutting board idea because that's something they'll keep around for awhile!

  12. These are great ideas! I think personalized items make it that much more special.