30 Classic & Contemporary Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

Whether you want to stick to the tried and true, or hot and hip, here's a quick list of gift ideas to help you get started.

If you're going to a bridal shower and don't know what to give, ask yourself: What kind of babe is the bride? Is she white-gloved and groomed, or sassy and straggly? Whether you choose the traditional or trendsetting route, check out our list of old-school classics and their more imaginative (and sexy) contemporary counterparts for a bridal shower gift that is sure to please. If the bride has a registry, look there for extra inspiration!

15 Classic Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

  • Linen napkins and napkin rings
  • Dessert plates and bakeware
  • Tea set with teapot
  • Picture frame
  • Crystal vase
  • Champagne glasses
  • Cashmere blankets
  • Mixer
  • Coffee maker
  • Pie plate
  • Dish towels and China
  • Bedding
  • Barware
  • Platters
  • Lingerie

15 Contemporary Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

  • Certificate for a spa day
  • Coffee-table book of her favorite vacation spot
  • Bathing suit for the honeymoon (get her size from the groom)
  • Monthly wine or flower club membership
  • Getting-ready robe embroidered with new last name (i.e., Mrs. Harris)
  • Tent for two
  • Breakfast-in-bed tray and pajamas
  • Relaxation materials: scented candles and magazine subscriptions
  • Travel gear
  • Theater tickets
  • Museum memberships
  • Luggage and honeymoon guidebooks
  • Beach towels and a beach bag
  • Cool clock
  • Gardening set in a cute bag

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