25 Inexpensive Bridal Shower Gift Ideas (Ahem, They're All Under $50)

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Updated Apr 09, 2024
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Wedding season is upon us and with it comes lots of fun events, like bach parties, bridal showers and more. If your budget is feeling a little tight, don't sweat it—we're here to help. We've come up with some great inexpensive bridal shower gift ideas, so you can shop for the occasion without breaking the bank.

If you're wondering how much to spend on a bridal shower gift, the answer is really what you can afford. It's a misconception that you need to spend a fortune on wedding and shower gifts to make your loved ones feel special and celebrated. Once you're ready to shop, it's worth checking out the couple's wedding website or registry (if they have one) to see if anything on their wishlist fits your budget.

Still need some gifting inspo? Check out our round-up of affordable bridal shower gifts to score a suitable present under $50. (Yes, really!)

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Inexpensive Bridal Shower Gift Ideas Under $50

Finding great bridal shower gifts on a budget can seem challenging at first, but there are plenty of inexpensive options out there that are fun, thoughtful and useful. From sentimental wall art and self-care goodies to practical cookware and home accessories, these affordable bridal shower gifts are sure to impress.

Mini Cast Iron Casserole Dish

Mini cast-iron casserole dish inexpensive bridal shower gift
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Traditional bridal shower gifts like homeware items are always popular, but they often come with a hefty price tag. That's not the case with this mini cast iron casserole dish. Aside from being very affordable, it's a versatile and practical gift that the couple can use to make everything from hearty soups to tasty side dishes. It comes with a lid and is suitable for all kinds of stovetops, including an outdoor grill.

Sentimental Wall Art

Sentimental wall art inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: EnjoyMyGift

Personalized gifts are a great option for a bridal shower, especially if you know the bride-to-be pretty well. This unique wall art is a thoughtful tribute to the happy couple and features two intersecting signs with their names and their 'established' date (i.e. when they first met or got engaged). Choose a digital download to print off yourself or opt for a cool poster they can frame and display in their home. Equal parts creative and sentimental, it's easily one of our favorite inexpensive wedding shower gifts.

Personal Pizza Maker

Personal pizza maker inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Shopping for a pair of pizza lovers? This miniature cast iron oven is a wedding shower gift any foodies will appreciate. It can make personal-sized pizzas on the grill in less than 10 minutes and is portable, so they can take it anywhere (even camping!). It's a practical and thoughtful present that's great quality for the wallet-friendly price.

Celebratory Bottle of Wine

Celebratory bottle of wine inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Mano's Wine

When it comes to fun celebrations (and bridal showers are all about the fun), it's hard to go wrong with a good bottle of wine. This celebratory bottle from Mano's Wine elevates this simple gift idea to another level. It holds a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon and features a hand-painted message that reads, "Cheers to you" on the outside for a thoughtful touch. Once the bride-to-be (or the couple) has finished the wine, they can display the keepsake bottle at home.

Fun Date Night Book

Fun date night book inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: The Adventure Challenge

Planning a wedding can be an all-consuming task that leaves little time for weekly date nights or quality time as a couple. Help the lovebirds out by giving them The Adventure Challenge's Couple's Edition as a bridal shower gift. It's packed with fun scratch-off activities they can do together, like baking blindfolded, painting a masterpiece or even recreating their grandparents' first date. Think they might already have it? Snag them Volume 2 so they can keep the good times rolling.

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Wedding Keepsake Box

Wedding keepsake box inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Amazon

Bridal showers are the perfect opportunity to give wedding-related gifts to the couple. This keepsake organizer is a practical present they can use to store personal mementos from their wedding, like invitations, hand-written vows and speeches, cake toppers, boutonnieres and more. It even comes with individual labels that they can apply to each drawer to organize the contents. Cute and useful, it's one of the best bridal shower gifts under $50 on the market.

Cute Coffee Mugs

Cute coffee mugs inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: LetsMakeMemoriesUS

A set of cute coffee mugs is a fail-safe option, particularly if the happy couple is known for their caffeine habit. These square-shaped cups can be personalized with their names and form a heart motif when placed side by side. The vibrant red shade is super romantic and will add a pop of color to their morning brew. Inexpensive bridal shower gifts don't get much sweeter than this.

Pampering Gift Set

Pampering gift set inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

If the bride-to-be is super busy making wedding plans, a self-care gift could be just what they need to unwind from it all. This pampering gift set is filled with goodies to help with relaxation, including body oil, soap and a shower steamer—all infused with a soothing lavender scent. A soy wax candle and a moisturizing lip balm round out this thoughtful and affordable bridal shower gift.

Waffle Bath Towel

Waffle bath towel inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: The Knot

Even on a very modest budget, you can still give the bride-to-be (or couple) a wonderful gift they can use. This luxurious bath towel is made from 100% long-staple Turkish cotton and features a honeycomb waffle weave for added texture. Choose from five neutral colors for a practical present that'll make bathtime feel like a spa-like experience. (Psst, matching hand towels are also available if you have a little extra budget room).

Faux Fur Slippers

Faux fur slippers inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Warmies

If you're shopping for inexpensive bridal shower gifts for the bride, how about some plush slippers? This cozy pair is made from soft faux fur and has a light lavender scent—but there's even more to love about it. The slippers can be heated in the microwave to warm up cold feet or put in the freezer to provide cooling relief. Whatever way they use them, the future bride will be delighted to slip these on after a long day.

Mimosa Sugar Cubes

Mimosa sugar cubes inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Cocktails and bridal showers go hand in hand, which is why we've included this fun (and fizzy) gift. These mimosa sugar cubes are infused with citrus fruits, peaches and berries and can be used to make cocktails in an instant. They come in packs of 18, arriving with three of each flavor in a pretty gift box for a thoughtful presentation. All the recipient has to do is drop a cube into a glass of bubbly and watch it transform into a delicious mimosa or bellini. Trust us: This is one cool bridal shower gift everyone is going to be talking about.

Bamboo Bath Caddy

Bamboo bath caddy inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: The Knot

Even if it's not on their registry, every couple needs more stylish solutions for their bathroom. This bamboo bath caddy is a practical (and thoughtful) present they'll wonder how they ever lived without. It's perfect for brides or grooms who like to unwind from daily stresses with a bubble bath and a glass of wine, as it comes with a designated space for their favorite drink and a handy book stand. Bonus: The extendable arms are slip-resistant and can be adjusted to fit the size of their tub.

Cookie Stamp Set

Cookie stamp set inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: The Knot

Searching for a bridal shower gift under $50? Look no further than these cute cookie stamps. They're perfect for any couple who enjoys baking together and come in three designs with text that reads, "Thank you," "With Love," and Cheers." It's a fun and practical gift that'll transform their baked goods into unique and heartfelt treats.

Moisturizing Balm Set

Glossier moisturizing balm set inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Glossier

Here's an affordable bridal shower gift that'll help the future bride get her glow on. This beauty gift set includes a trio of Glossier's ultra-hydrating balms, which are jam-packed with antioxidants and vegan-friendly ingredients to soothe dry, chapped lips. Choose from seven flavors—from wild fig and coconut to mango and lavender—for a thoughtful gift she'll use daily. Bonus: The original clear formula also works as an all-purpose salve for cracked elbows and dry cuticles.

Elegant Bathrobe

Elegant bathrobe inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Amazon

PSA: It is actually possible to buy a luxury bridal shower gift for under $50. This elegant bathrobe looks way more than its budget-friendly price tag suggests, thanks to its silky satin fabric and pretty lace sleeves. It's available in a variety of colors, but we think the white and champagne are especially sweet. Stylish, wearable and affordable—what's not to love?

Inexpensive Bridal Shower Gift Ideas Under $20

You don't always have to splash out the cash to show your loved one your care. Each of these bridal shower gifts costs less than $20—but none of them look cheap. Whether you're shopping for elegant crystal gifts, cheeky couples games or edible sweet treats, you'll find it on our list below.

Crystal Ring Holder

Crystal ring holder inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: The Knot

Wedding jewelry deserves special storage, which makes a ring dish an especially fitting bridal shower gift. This one is made from crystal glass and features intricate cuts for a stylish finish. It's a winning inexpensive bridal shower gift idea that's sure to make the couple feel all excited about their upcoming nuptials. Bonus: They can use it to keep their rings safe and as part of their detail shots on the big day.

Sunflower Grow Kit

Sunflower grow kit inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

There's nothing that lights up a room more than a radiant bride—except maybe a bunch of vibrant sunflowers. If your loved one is known for their sunny disposition (or passion for gardening), they'll love this sunflower grow kit. It comes with six seed varieties of this brightly colored bloom and a recycled egg carton for sprouting. It's a fun and creative project they can work on, not to mention a seriously affordable bridal shower gift.

Custom Engraved Coasters

Custom engraved coasters inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: iCustomWeddings

A set of custom coasters is an inexpensive wedding shower gift that the happy couple will actually use. These fancy round coasters are made from wood and marble and can be custom engraved with the couple's name and wedding date. They're a stylish (and practical) gift that'll help them protect all their new furniture from mug marks and spillages.

Best-Selling Body Scrub

Sol de Janeiro bum bum body scrub inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Sol de Janeiro

Looking for luxurious but inexpensive bridal shower gifts for the bride? Wrap up a small tub of this gorgeously scented sugar scrub from Sol De Janeiro. It's the perfect companion to the brand's best-selling Bum Bum Cream (which they may already have) and comes in a handy mini size that's perfect for traveling. Our guess? The lucky recipient will totally use it to get smooth skin for the wedding—and the honeymoon.

Cheeky Date Night Game

Cheeky date night game inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Uncommon Goods

Yes, you can find a sexy bridal shower gift that won't break the bank. This cheeky "Truth or Dare" game costs less than 20 bucks and is guaranteed to add some spice to their relationship. With 100 sexy prompts—including 50 intimate truths and 50 racy dares—it'll help them master the art of seduction in no time.

Porcelain Espresso Cups

Porcelain espresso cup inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: The Knot

There's something so sophisticated about sipping coffee from an espresso cup, don't you think? If your friend falls into the strong coffee camp, consider gifting them one of these elegant little cups for their bridal shower. They're made from white porcelain and have a minimalist design that goes with everything. And, at only nine dollars a pop, you can easily pick up two for the bride and their future spouse.

Personalized Cooking Utensils

Personalized cooking utensils inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Personalization Mall

If the couple is into home cooking, they'll adore these personalized cooking utensils. The set includes an oval serving spoon, a slotted spatula and a corner spoon—each made from bamboo and finished with a cute red handle. Add their names (or a fun message) for a practical wedding shower gift they'll want to use at every opportunity.

Leather Luggage Tag

Leather luggage tag inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: KinzMarieCo

How about a bridal shower present that doubles up as a practical honeymoon gift? This leather luggage tag comes in a variety of colors (including white, pink and brown) and can be customized with their initials for a personalized touch. Practical and fun, this thoughtful gift will add a cheerful touch to their carry-on. If you have a little extra budget to spare, grab a pair for both halves of the couple.

Soothing Eye Stones

Soothing eye stones inexpensive bridal shower gifts
Photo: Uncommon Goods

The bride-to-be will want to look as fresh as possible on their big day—even if they're too excited to get a full night's sleep. These soothing eye stones will ensure they're bright-eyed and well-rested for all the wedding festivities. All they have to do is chill them in the refrigerator before placing them over their eyes to reduce puffiness and tiredness. Our prediction? They'll be so impressed with these that they'll become a regular part of their regular beauty routine.

Espresso-Flavored Caramels

Grounds & Hounds espresso caramels inexpensive bridal shower gift
Photo: Grounds & Hounds

If the couple already has most of what they need, why not give them something they can eat? These espresso-flavored caramels from Grounds & Hounds are a delicious treat that'll appeal to anyone who likes sweets and coffee. Not only do they have a deep, sweet flavor, but a portion of each purchase goes toward a dog rescue charity (which will definitely impress a pair of animal lovers).

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