Gifts received during the bridal shower help many a couple who are setting up home. If you have been looking for bridal shower gift idea, look no further! Look up tips on selecting bridal shower gifts for a special friend or colleague.
Bridal shower gift
The tradition of bridal showers dates back to late 19th century when a poor couple married against their parents' wishes and had no support to set up house. Friends of the coupled helped them with gifts. Today contemporary bridal showers are organized by friends, family or colleagues of the bride and are a wonderful opportunity to have a good time and get to know one another. This is also the occasion to gift the bride. Some ideas for bridal shower gifts:
Typically a bridal shower is hosted by the bride's maid of honor or close friends. It is held about a month or so before the wedding. Sometimes, a couple shower is held where you can gift them something from the registry. You could personalize the bridal shower gift with a heartfelt note or love poem. Typically gift ideas for bridal showers hinge on household accessories and personalized items for the bride. When coming up with a suitable idea for a bridal shower gift, keep in mind the recipient. If the couple do not need household items, why not pamper the bride with cosmetics, spa treatments or personalized gifts. Avoid gifting something risque or inappropriate with family members around.
Another option is to gift something really big and expensive. It is best to group up as friends or office mates and collect enough to buy something that the couple would really want.
Selecting Bridal shower gifts
How about fixing together gift hampers that might interest the couple? You can also put together some personal care items for the bride to pamper herself. Fill a cosmetic bag with manicure items such as nail file, emery board; nail brush, cuticle remover, nail clippers and nail polish remover. Add a couple of nail polish bottles and you have a wonderful bridal shower gift ready.
Another bridal shower gift idea for a bride with lovely tresses is a hamper with hair brushes, combs, barrettes, clips, pins and book on various hairstyles. A makeup kit is a popular bridal shower gift. An assortment of lipsticks, nail polish, eyeliner, mascara and blusher and facial cleanser.
For a cookery aficionado, a bridal shower gift hamper of exotic black mushrooms, seasonings and sauces will be welcome. If your friend the bride is a connoisseur of chocolates, why not buy some chocolate dips, sauces and syrups. You can choose a bag of chocolate bonbons and cookies. A wine basket with a couple of good brands of wine, wine flutes to toast and some crackers and cheese to go with the wine can be a good honeymoon gift. An aromatic basket of fiery spices like salsa, Jalapeno peppers and paprika along with herbs like thyme, rosemary, basil and oregano can be gifted to a bride who loves pottering in the kitchen.