Favorite Bridal Shower Gifts

Here’s another installment in my roundup of favorite wedding gift ideas… this time for a bridal shower! I adore attending (and planning!) bridal showers, and it’s so incredibly special to have the bride surrounded by those who have touched her life the most. What a celebration! Giving gifts from the heart is the best, and I simply adore showering the bride in love, laughter, community… and fabulous, touching, personalized gifts as her big day approaches!

Certificate of Marriage from Southern Weddings Shop

Favorite Bridal Shower Gifts:

  • Wedding Vows gold foil print (frame it!) from the Southern Weddings Shop
  • A personalized wedding dress hanger
  • A custom photobook of the couple’s engagement pictures
  • A gold or silver necklace with her new monogram
  • Calligraphied Mr. and Mrs. coffee mugs
  • Hand-painted monogram wooden tray
  • Canvas print of a favorite engagement picture of the couple
  • A massage/spa gift certificate to alleviate any pre-wedding stress or jitters
  • Monogrammed bathing suit for her honeymoon
  • Personalized beach towels for the couple’s honeymoon
  • Certificate of Marriage for the couple to fill out, from the Southern Weddings Shop
  • A custom ring bearer bowl
  • A beautiful customized clutch in her wedding colors for the wedding day
  • Letterpress stationery with her new name or mongram
  • If you know the couple’s favorite Bible verse(s) or quotes, use that as inspiration for a creative gift – wall art, an art print, etc
  • Pre-planned and pre-paid Date Nights for the couple for a night or two leading up to the wedding (a personal favorite gift idea of mine!)
  • Offer any services (calligraphy wedding invitations, singing during the ceremony, making favors, etc) as your gift!
  • Monogrammed anything!
  • If you feel compelled to buy something off the couple’s registry, pick a gift or a few that really speak to your relationship with her! Do you have a lot of wine nights together? Buy those wine glasses, a cheese board, and include a bottle of your favorite wine or prosecco to jazz it up!
Wedding Vows print from the Southern Weddings Shop

More gift ideas for engagement gifts!

What are your suggestions for unique, thoughtful bridal shower gifts? I’m always on the hunt for new inspiration! Former brides, what one gift stands out the most to you?

Weddings | Favorite Engagement Gifts

I’ve given many an engagement, bridal shower, and wedding gift in recent years, and I’ve compiled a list of my favorite gifts to give for a couple’s engagement. I’m a huge fan of personalized, meaningful, creative gifts for those near and dear, and I hope that is reflected! I simply love to give gifts that I’ve tried to put a little extra thought into, and here are some tried and true gift ideas. It’s so special to share in the excitement that comes with an engagement!

Southern Weddings Wedding Planner

Favorite Engagement Gift Ideas:

  • A beautiful, hand-written card wishing your congratulations, excitement, and joy for the couple on their engagement – and don’t forget to offer your help throughout the wedding planning process!
  • A bouquet of favorite flowers, tied with a ribbon
  • Champagne to celebrate with (bonus points: on the bottle, write the couple’s name, proposal location, and engagement date!)
  • A unique, delicate ring holder for her new bling
  • Your favorite wedding magazines (my go-to is always Southern Weddings)
  • A wedding planner to keep her organized – my new favorite is, again, from Southern Weddings


Paloma’s Nest ring bowl

What are the engagement gifts that you like to give the most? Former brides, what gifts were the most unique, meaningful, touching, or special for you? I’d love to hear your ideas, and I know others would love to hear, too!

PS: Then have your newly engaged friend contact me for wedding planning!

Holiday Cocktails


Tis the season for fun and festive grownup drinks! With the abundance of Christmas soirees and the impending New Year’s Eve festivities, here are some ideas for holiday cocktails to serve at your next gathering…

Peppermint White Russians


Peppermint White Russian

Christmas Cranberry Pomegrante Sangria



Holly Jolly Spiked Egg Nog


Make it at Home: Spiked Egg Nog

Christmas Champagne Cocktail


Bridgette also wrote a great post about holiday cocktails, too! Check it out.