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28 of the Best Wedding Gifts to Give Your Bride

Planning a big day present exchange? Surprise your S.O. with something really special.
Emily Platt - The Knot E-commerce Editor
by Emily Platt
Emily Platt - The Knot E-commerce Editor
Emily Platt
Editor, E-Commerce
  • Emily is a writer and editor who specializes in shopping content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Emily wrote for Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Emily has a bachelor's degree from Vassar College
Updated Jun 19, 2020
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Like the idea of a couple's gift exchange? Hey, there's lots to love! Swapping presents with your partner is one of many sweet ways to celebrate the wedding day and this new chapter of your lives. Do it before the "I do"s to instantly calm each other's nerves. Or, wait until after the reception ends—it's like an exclamation point on an already awesome day. Whatever the case, it's time to find something special to give your future spouse. These unique wedding gifts for the bride will help you make the tradition your own. 

Letter Locket

Envelope and letter locket wedding gift for bride

We'll kick things off with this super-creative wedding gift for your future wife. The envelope-shaped locket comes stuffed with a mini metal letter—a letter you can get a custom love note printed on! She'll be so surprised when she opens it up to find out what's inside.

Tracy Tayan Designs envelope letter necklace, from $66, Etsy.com 

Milestone Maps

Custom map sign wedding gift for bride

Celebrate the day you first met, the day she became your fiancée and the day you'll exchange wedding vows all in one adorable gift. This keepsake decor features three maps showing the location of each milestone.

Modern Map Art custom sign wedding gift, from $60, Etsy.com 

Bridal Earrings

Sapphire and diamond earrings wedding gift for bride

Gift your bride beautiful earrings she can wear on the wedding day. (Just make sure the jewelry goes with the rest of her ensemble—and that she isn't already planning on wearing a different pair!) What about these sapphire stunners for her something blue? They're so gorgeous, they may just get passed down as a bridal family heirloom. (Though we don't blame her if she wants to keep the regal baubles all to herself.)

Blue Nile sapphire and diamond earrings, $2,900, BlueNile.com 

Wedding Jacket

Custom jean jacket wedding gift for bride

If she's been eyeing wedding jackets on Instagram and Pinterest, surprise her with her very own custom design. Personalize this jean jacket so she can show off her bride status with pride. It's the perfect accessory to throw on for cool wedding portraits, not to mention for the grand reception entrance or exit.

The Brodie Bride Mrs. custom denim bride jacket, $98, Etsy.com 

Photo Album

Photo album wedding gift for bride

Searching for a super-sentimental wedding gift for your bride? You can't go wrong with a classic photo album. Fill this luxe book with a visual timeline of your relationship so far. It's a beautiful way to reflect on how you two got here—and to get even more excited about all the memories still to make. 

Artifact Uprising everyday photo book, from $59, ArtifactUprising.com 

Passport Cover

Passport cover wedding gift for bride

If she's just as pumped about the honeymoon as the wedding day itself, prep your future wife for your trip by gifting her travel accessories. This Etsy seller makes stylish, sturdy cases in really fun prints. We're partial toward the palm frond-inspired design for a tropical getaway.

R-KI-TEKT leather passport cover in Palm Print, $55, Etsy.com 

Diamond Bracelet

Diamond and pearl bracelet wedding gift for bride

Diamonds and pearls are two of the most popular bridal jewelry adornments, and this elegant, timeless bracelet has both. Your bride can wear it on the wedding day or really, any day after. It's understated enough to become a staple piece.

MATEO 14k gold pearl and diamond dot bracelet, $475, MATEONewYork.com

Compact Mirror

Hello Gorgeous compact mirror wedding gift for bride

Your gift to the bride definitely doesn't have to break the bank. Boost her confidence with this "hello gorgeous" compact mirror. It's a small but special present that'll come in handy while she's getting ready. Plus, for just a little bit extra, you can get the back engraved. 

The Knot Shop personalized engraved faux leather compact mirror in Hello Gorgeous, from $12, TheKnotShop.com 

Floral Flask

Flask set wedding gift for bride

Flasks are go-to wedding party gifts—don't let your bride be the only one in her entourage without one! This gift set is ideal for the future wife who's obsessed with floral anything. It includes a personalized flask and a matching box to present it in.

Fantasticum personalized flask set for women, $26, Etsy.com 

Vow Print

Vow art print wedding gift for bride

Writing custom vows? Memorialize them with this sentimental wedding gift for your bride. Minted will print your loving words on a stunning piece of wall decor. It's also a great way to present your other half with private vows you may not want to recite at the actual ceremony.

Minted Your Vows as an Art Print, from $36, Minted.com 

Travel Keychain

Travel charm keychain wedding gift for bride

Another one of the best gifts for your future wife ahead of the honeymoon? This creative keychain that's designed to hold charms representing different destinations. Loop on symbols of all your shared travels (including your postwedding vacation) for a sweet and sentimental present. 

The Wander Club keychain & travel tokens, from $29, TheGrommet.com 

Champagne Set

Champagne subscription wedding gift for bride

Sip, sip, hooray! The Sip offers a few different celebratory presents perfect for such a monumental occasion. Surprise your bride-to-be with a one-time champagne gift box, or go all out and get her the gift that keeps on giving: a luxury bubbly subscription. That way, you'll have plenty of opportunities to toast to newlywed life.

The Sip gifts, from $40 per box, TheSipSociety.com

Monogram Sneakers

Custom wedding sneakers gift for bride

In our opinion, comfort is one of the greatest gifts there is. Well, the right pair of wedding sneakers can deliver just that. If she's a big fan of statement kicks, get her a fresh pair to wear on the way to the honeymoon, at the reception or—depending on her bridal style—the entire wedding day! While you're at it, how 'bout snagging matching sneaks for yourself? This Etsy seller offers lots of Instagram-ready designs to choose from.

Tweet N Stitchy custom wedding sneakers, from $130 per pair, Etsy.com 

Elegant Watch

Pink watch wedding gift for bride

Watches are traditional wedding gifts for the bride and groom for a reason: They're a fun way to say "It's time!" There are tons of options on the market, so look for something that perfectly suits her style. But if you already know she loves rose gold and blush, you may just want to end your search here.

Talley & Twine 41mm women's Worley chronograph rose gold w/ pink leather band, $145, TalleyandTwine.com 

Bride Pajamas

Mrs. pajamas wedding gift for bride

If she's somehow gotten through all of wedding planning without being gifted a pair of bridal PJs, it's time to fill that gap. This "Mrs." sleep shirt is a cozy pick for her to slip into on the wedding night.

David's Bridal oversized Mrs button down sleep shirt, $25, DavidsBridal.com 

Custom Book

Fill-in-the-blank book wedding gift for bride

Consider yourselves total romantics? Then we've found the wedding day gift for you. Each page in this book has a sweet, thoughtful prompt—you simply fill in the blanks. The present will have you both reminiscing on your love story. Warning: may cause happy tears.

Uncommon Goods How Do I Love Thee From A-Z, $20, UncommonGoods.com

Initial Necklace

Diamond initial necklace wedding gift for bride

A special necklace is a classic wedding gift for the bride from her groom or bride. This one features a diamond charm in the shape of her (or your!) first initial, strung chicly on a delicate yellow, white or rose gold chain.  She'll think of your big day whenever she wears it afterward—which will be often, we're sure of it.

BYCHARI asymmetrical diamond initial necklace, from $450, BYCHARI.com 

Jewelry Dish

Custom ring dish wedding gift for bride

If she already owns plenty of bling, give her a place to store it. This Etsy shop sells some of the prettiest ring dishes we've ever seen. Take this botanical design that displays both your initials. It's a lovely place to put her rings when she has to take them off.

The Painted Press personalized wedding gift jewelry dish, from $17, Etsy.com

Jewelry Box

Vintage jewelry box wedding gift for bride

Alternatively, opt for this vintage-inspired jewelry box that beautifully puts her baubles on display, giving them the limelight they deserve. Heck, it may even make it into some of your styled wedding photos! Bonus: You can get it engraved with a special quote. The one pictured says, "You truly are the fairest of them all." How's that for a wedding day gift for the Disney lover?

The Knot Shop small personalized vintage glass jewelry box, $30, TheKnotShop.com

Leather Journal

Adventure journal wedding gift for bride

Shopping for a writer? This leather-bound journal has an on-theme quote embossed onto the cover: "I do believe it's time for another adventure." The adventure of marriage, that is! She can use it to draft her vows or for whatever else her heart desires.

Soothi handcrafted leather embossed journal in I Do Believe It's Time for Another Adventure, $40, TheGrommet.com 

Song Art

Sound wave art wedding gift for bride

Memorialize your first dance song (or another meaningful tune) with this awesome gift idea: a song wave art print. The present captures your shared passion for music in a really unique way.

Rindle Waves custom sound wave art on canvas, from $70, Etsy.com 

Luggage Tag

Monogram luggage tag wedding gift for bride

Honeymoon-related items are some of the more traditional wedding gifts for the bride, which is why we're featuring a few on this list. This faux leather tag will elevate her luggage (all while celebrating her new last initial, if she has one). Feeling generous? There's a matching passport cover and bag tassel too. Bon voyage

The Knot Shop faux leather luggage tag, $12, TheKnotShop.com

Romantic Candle

Romantic candle wedding gift for bride

What's more fitting for a prewedding gift than a love note-inspired candle? This brand sells decadent scents that soothe and delight. Choose one for a gift that tells her the spark is more alive than ever.

Love Notes Love Note No. 2 glass candle, $30, LoveNotesFragrances.com

Etched Glasses

Coordinate wine glasses wedding gift for wife

Looking for a present from you to her that somehow celebrates your wedding location? What about these one-of-a-kind wine glasses etched with your special coordinates? If she has a different beverage of choice, the maker also sells camp mugs, pints and rocks glasses. Whatever you go with, you can use them to say "cheers" to your marriage.

Susquehanna Glass Company sand etched latitude and longitude stemless wine glasses, $27 for a set of 2, TheGrommet.com 

Flower Necklace

Birth flower necklace wedding gift for bride

You're so grateful for the day she was born, so why not celebrate that? Did you know that every birth month is associated with a flower (similar to how there are birthstones)? This heart necklace is crafted to display a few petals from her birthday's unique bloom. It's an undeniably thoughtful and romantic wedding gift for the bride. 

Tulianna and Alejandra Garces birth month flower heart necklace, $48, UncommonGoods.com

Funny Card

Funny wedding card gift fo wife

Some couples exchange letters in lieu of (or alongside) other gifts. If you know that a handwritten note will be the most impactful, this is an excellent wedding gift idea for your bride. There are lots and lots of cards to pick from—here's just one cheeky example. If you fell for each other's sense of humor, the message is a playful way to start the wedding day.

I Am Nat Designs I'm Going to Marry the Hell Out of You funny wedding day card, from $6, Etsy.com  

Fountain Pen

Rose gold fountain pen wedding gift for bride

Sometimes, you want a formal gift to nod to the formal occasion. Treat her to luxury with this fancy rose gold scribbler that screams sophistication. (Psst: There are similar styles in timeless dark green, bold red-orange and a mix of other colors.) 

Kaweco AL Sport fountain pen in Limited Edition Rose Gold, $80, Greer.com

New Perfume

Wedding perfume gift for bride

Scents are known to stir up memories and the emotions that come with them. That's why we love the idea of the bride wearing a special perfume at her wedding. Whenever she spritzes it afterward, it'll bring back the joy she felt that day. If you want to buy her a brand new bottle, consider picking it out together to make sure it's one she'll love. (Everybody's got different taste, and fragrance allergies are real!) Not sure where to start? This ethereal scent won a The Knot Beauty Award.

Gucci Bloom eau de parfum for her, $100, Sephora.com 

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