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40 Thoughtful Bridal Shower Gifts That Are Just as Good as Her Wedding Registry Picks

Inexpensive options, monogrammed finds and much more.

bridal shower gifts
bedbathandbeyond, etsy

It's always special when a close friend gets married. And as her confidante, that means it's time to show her just how much she means to you. In other words, it's your cue to find a sentimental gift that she'll treasure. Whether it's a luxurious robe to wear while she gets ready on her big day or a custom portrait of her new family, there's no shortage of bridal shower gift ideas for every budget.

Before you start browsing through our suggestions, think about her personality and what she'll need for the days leading up to her wedding ... and beyond. Does she need a gift that will complete her new home? Or is she the type of bride that seems to have everything, so your best bet is to with a present that's more personalized? Oh, and do you want a gift that's just for her or something both her and her partner can use? Yep. There's a lot to think about!

And while these bridal shower gifts are certainly good enough to stand alone, they're also ideal to pair with just about any of her wedding registry picks. After all, she deserves the world, right? Especially as she's about to say "I do."

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Double Heart Design Cake Topper
FASHIONCRAFT

This cake topper isn't just perfect for her wedding cake — it can be used year after year for anniversary celebrations. Or, it can be placed anywhere in the house as a sentimental decor option.

HangingMemories4Ever/Etsy
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The Perfect Personalized Bridal Gift
Custom Wedding Dress Hanger
HangingMemories4ever

This personalized hanger not only offers the perfect photo opportunity (featuring her new name!), but it'll also keep her wedding dress safe on the big day.

Etsy
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For the Bride Who Has Everything
Custom Family Portrait
DorindaArt

What better way to celebrate their union than with a custom portrait of their new family? Send over a picture of the happy couple (and their fur babies) to this Etsy artist and she'll personalize an image in a week, flat.

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Dearfoams I Do Slippers
Dearfoams
Now 14% off

It's the simple things, right? She'll be grateful for these comfy memory foam slippers that'll make hours on her feet much more bearable.

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Recipe for a Happy Marriage Wooden Recipe Box

Since a couple who enjoys good food together stays together, help keep their best recipes in one spot with this wooden box. You can also fill it with your own favorite recipes for them to try.

Amazon
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A Last-Minute Bridal Shower Gift
Marriage Milestones Wine Bottle Labels
Printed Party

Because the wedding is really just the first step. For a gift that keeps on giving, wrap five bottles of wine (red, white, or both) with these labels to show them all of the exciting moments that are yet to come.

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Custom Marble and Wood Coasters

Equal parts stylish and thoughtful, the happy couple is sure to make these marble and wooden coasters a household staple.

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For the Bride and Groom
His & Hers Luggage Tags
Kate Spade New York

With these vibrant tags, they won't miss their luggage on the packed airport carousel going to and coming from their romantic getaway.

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A Popular Bridal Shower Gift on Amazon
Bride Gold Sequin Tote
Mud Pie

She can never have too many bags, especially when it comes to this tote design that's fitting for bridal shower outings or her honeymoon.

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A Useful Kitchen-Themed Bridal Shower Gift
Five Two Ultimate Apron with Built-In Pot Holders

Here's something blue that she's guaranteed to use time and time again. In addition to more than enough pockets for her cooking essentials, this cotton apron is complete with two spots for pot holders, a hanging loop and an adjustable neck strap.

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Classic Bridal Shower Gift
Bride Robe
ModParty

She'll feel extra special getting ready on her wedding day with this cotton robe that proudly displays her biggest role yet.

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Hoya Heart
plants

Whenever she waters this adorable heart-shaped plant, she'll be reminded of how lucky she is to have found her match. This succulent tends to last a long time, so it's something she'll treasure forever.

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Women's Satin Pajamas
SWOMOG

This four-piece satin pajama set has everything she needs to sleep in style during her honeymoon adventure or right at home as a newlywed.

Etsy
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Bride Makeup Bag
MoonwakeDesignsCo

This carry-all is big enough to hold her wedding day essentials without being a hassle to tote around. Fill it with a makeshift hangover kit — pain reliever, bandages, and lip balm — since you know she'll need it.

RELATED: How to Build the Ultimate Hangover Kit

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A Totally Unique Bridal Shower Gift
Boulevard Newlywed Anniversary Wine Carrier
Twine

Think ahead: Fill this wooden box with three different bottles of wine and remind the couple to keep it nearby so they remember to open it on their next anniversary.

Etsy
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Met, Engaged, Married Print
HappinesInDetails

Take them back to where it all begin with this custom print that maps out their first date, the place he got down on one knee, and where they'll say "I do."

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Flora Glass Carafe
Urban Outfitters

This flower-embellished carafe looks like it came from your last trip to the Amalfi Coast. We'll keep its super-affordable price tag our little secret.

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A Bridal Shower Gift Truly Just for Her
Say Yes Mrs. Studs
kate spade

Even though there's a strong chance that she already has her earrings picked out for the big day, these sparkly gold studs will be her go-to all honeymoon long.

Nordstrom
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A Nice Idea for a Second Marriage
Take The Cake Frame
Kate Spade New York

Remind them that their fairytale ending is just a short time away with this silver-plate engraved frame. Add your favorite photo of the two of them for a personalized touch.

Etsy
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Marble and Wood Engraved Cheese Board
DeskCandy

Perfect for all of their future get-togethers, this marble and wood cheese board comes engraved with their last name and anniversary date.

Etsy
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Custom Coordinates Necklace
Ziime

Get the coordinates of their favorite spot (their wedding venue or where they were engaged, for example) engraved on this necklace in your choice of silver, gold, or rose gold. You can also add her new last name) on the back, plus choose the length of the chain.

Knock Knock
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An Inexpensive Bridal Shower Gift Idea
What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal
Knock Knock
Now 16% off

She'll have a blast filling in this journal for her betrothed. The simple prompts in this notebook make it easy for her to express herself when the wedding jitters kick in.

Amazon
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Good Housekeeping Cookbook: 1,200 Triple-Tested Recipes
Good Housekeeping
Now 15% off

Whether they're experienced in the kitchen or have the local pizza place on speed dial, this cookbook is a must for any new couple. It's packed with 1,200 delicious recipes that they can master (or fail at) together.

Etsy
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A Bridal Shower Gift for Their New Home
Our "Our First Home" Custom Cutting Board
ForeverWeddingCrafts

Their first home together is monumental: Commemorate it by gifting them a maple, walnut, or cherry wood cutting board engraved with their names and new address.

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Garden Tile Measuring Cups
Anthropologie

This set of four ceramic measuring cups will make an eye-catching addition to any baker's kitchen.

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His and Hers Spoons

No matter how they take their cup of jo, these dainty spoons will let them both enjoy their morning mug.

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Turkish Herringbone Throw

You can get this herringbone blanket personalized with the bride-to-be's future (or current!) last name. It's the perfect accessory for the couple's next Netflix and chill night.

Amazon
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Ceramic Split Mr. and Mrs. Dish
Creative Co-op

Give them a spot to safely store their new rings with this two-sided dish. The clean design also matches any décor, so they can keep it in their bedroom or bathroom.

Amazon
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Engraved Hammer
Personalized Gifts

This sentimental gift will symbolize the life they are about to build together. Another plus: It'll come in handy for all those DIY newlywed projects.

Amazon
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A Funny Bridal Shower Gift
"If You Can Read This..." Socks
Haute Soirée

These to-the-point socks will help her get through the stress of wedding planning — and, well, life.

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