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GIFT IDEAS FOR A BRIDAL SHOWER

A bridal shower is an event where a party is made for the celebration of an upcoming birth (traditionally limited to only the first child, but modern practices have showers for additional children as well).  The bridal shower is usually organized by a friend or family member (usually a female) and many times the day and time is a surprise to the young mother.  The event is mostly attended by mothers and sometimes the husbands of the immediate family or very close friends. The shower could be held at a restaurant, catering hall, or simply at someone's home.  Gift giving is a part of this holiday and all guests will purchase items for the household of the soon to be newlyweds (e.g., Microwaves, Blenders, Picture frames, etc.).  Some guests might also purchase additional gag gifts (e.g., bedroom toys & lingerie).  However, keep in mind that you may have already gone to and purchased a gift for an engagement party.  If you have already done so, it is not required for you to purchase such an expensive gift for this occasion.

Bridal Shower Gift Ideas:

  • Many brides register with many types of stores.  See our Online registry list.

  • If there is no registry, ask the bride to be or their family.

  • If they give you no guidance, try some of our gift ideas below.  These are gifts that might not be purchased by another guest, or are items that are the recipient can have multiples of.

    • Combined Coffee/Cappuccino/Espresso maker (usually people purchase item with only one of the features)

    • Television (always makes a nice gift - the recipient could always put it somewhere)

    • Combo DVD & VHS player (to play the old tapes and start a new DVD collection)

    • Blender with grating & chopping attachments (comes in so handy in the kitchen)

    • Picture Frames (you can never have enough)

    • Lingerie (if you know them well - other people may not be willing to purchase them)

  • Fondue Set (its a classic, an is being revitalized as a fad in major cities)

  • Sushi Set with Video/Book on how to make it (A fun gift that is "in")

  • Professional grade knife (you can never have enough and usually the bride requests a full knife set, where none are professional grade)

  • Antique Heirloom (something that  the recipient can proudly display, but also has investment potential)

    • Antique Tea or China Set

    • Hand painted picture

    • Antique furniture (armoire, secretaries desk, coat stand, etc.)

    • Collectible statues/curios (Lladros, Hallmark or other collections)

  • Gift Certificate from a store that sells Bed & Bath merchandise and/or Electronics (this way they can decide themselves what to purchase)

 

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WEBSITES AND ARTICLES ABOUT BRIDAL SHOWERS

Bridal Shower Ideas (BridalShowerGamesAtoZ): Ideas on how to throw a great party - including ideas for games.

Bridal Showers (Martha Stewart): Information and ideas about throwing a bridal shower.

Engagement Party and Shower Ideas (Gain Publishing): Ideas about throwing a perfect shower. 

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