28 of the Best Wedding Gifts to Give Your Bride
There's a reason why so many couples opt for a day-of gift exchange. Swapping presents with your partner is one of many fun ways to celebrate the wedding 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. You could even wait until the honeymoon to keep the celebration going a little longer. Whatever the case, it's time to find something special to give your future wife. These unique and thoughtful wedding gifts for the bride will help you make the tradition your own.
1. Romantic Fill-in-the-Blank Book
If your wife is a total romantic, then we've found the perfect wedding gift for her. How Do I Love Thee From A-Z is a fill-in-the-blanks book with 26 sweet and thoughtful prompts to help you express what she means to you. Warning: may cause happy tears.
2. Love Note Letter Locket
Jewelry is always a good wedding gift idea for your future wife. Make it super creative with this envelope-shaped locket. Inside, there's a sweet surprise: a mini metal letter that's printed with a custom word, name or date. The necklace comes in a sterling silver, gold or rose gold finish.
3. Wedding Date Jewelry Dish
If she already owns plenty of bling, give her a place to store it. This Etsy shop sells some of the prettiest handmade ring dishes we've ever seen. This one boasts a floral design that frames both of your initials and your wedding date. It's a lovely place to put her rings when she has to take them off.
4. Milestone Maps Wall Art
Looking for something really sentimental to surprise your bride with? Map out your love story with this custom wall art. This gift celebrates the day you first met, the day she became your fiancée and the day you'll exchange wedding vows all in one adorable package. For a budget-friendly gift, print your dates and locations on poster paper or, for a higher price, order your art as a canvas print.
5. Travel Keychain Keepsake
This creative leather keychain is designed to hold charms representing different destinations, making it the perfect small keepsake to remember your travels as a married couple. Loop on symbols of all your vacation destinations, starting with the honeymoon. You can also add an "I Love You" ring for a touch of romance. It's a sweet and sentimental wedding present that your wife can add to every trip.
6. Spiral Song Wave Art
Put your first dance song on loop—literally! Memorialize your first dance song (or another meaningful tune) with this spiral sound wave wall art. The print is completely customizable to your taste, from the color scheme to the background (you can put the sound wave over a wedding photo). Your bride will be in absolute awe of this unique wedding gift. Not music people? Choose an audio from your vows instead for an equally sentimental gift.
7. The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition
Make due on your promise of a life full of surprises with The Adventure Challenge Couples Edition book. Filled with a year's worth of date ideas, each adventure is a mystery until you scratch off its foil. From blindfolded cooking to impromptu road trips, this interactive scrapbook is your guide to a spontaneous and romantic married life. And make sure to snag the polaroid camera to capture your memories along the way! Use code THEKNOT10 for 10% off sitewide.
8. Engraved Crystal Champagne Flutes
Your first cheers with your wife will be special; make it even more memorable by toasting with custom champagne flutes. Waterford has a wide selection of glasses available for engraving, including wine and tumbler sets if bubbly isn't your drink of choice. Personalize your gift with a monogram, a heart icon or even a heartfelt message and your wedding date. *Clink*
9. Champagne Delivery Gift Set
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.
10. Wedding Vows Poster
Writing custom vows? Memorialize them with this sentimental wedding gift for your bride. It's also a great way to present your other half with private vows you may not want to recite at the actual ceremony.
11. Pearl and Diamond Bracelet
Diamonds and pearls are two of the most popular bridal jewelry adornments, and this elegant 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.
12. Birth Flower Heart Earrings
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)? These heart earrings are crafted to display a few petals from her birthday's unique bloom. It's an undeniably thoughtful and romantic wedding gift for the bride.
13. Engraved Glass Jewelry Box
This vintage-inspired jewelry box 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?
14. Funny Wedding Day Card
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.
15. Sapphire Knot Fashion Ring
If you thought your bride had enough rings, think again. This sapphire ring with an infinity knot is a fashionable accessory and symbolic statement of your love. It could even serve as her something blue.
16. Personalized Bride Jean Jacket
If you want to surprise your bride with a prewedding gift, consider giving her some bridal swag. This custom jean jacket with fun pearl beading will complement any outfit from the engagement party through the honeymoon. She can use it for her bachelorette party, throw it on for flower, dress or cake appointments and, of course, flaunt it at the wedding.
17. "Mrs." White Wedding Sneakers
If your bride-to-be likes a little more subtly, turn her favorite white kicks into a wedding shoe. These high-top Converse are fit with white satin laces, light blue soles and say "Mrs." on the side. While you're at it, how 'bout snagging matching sneaks for yourself?
18. Rose Gold Monogrammed Flask
Flasks are go-to wedding party gifts—don't let your bride be the only one in her entourage without one! This rose gold stainless steel flask with stacked monogram engraving is a cute and practical wedding gift for your bride the day of. Surprise your wife further by filling it with her favorite liquor or wine for her to sip while she's getting ready.
19. Personalized Floral Stationery Set
Gift your bride new stationery with her new "Mrs." title. Especially perfect if you're shopping for a writer, this blue floral gift set comes with a personalized hardback lined notebook and 20 custom notecards with envelopes. Toss in an ink rollerball pen for extra oomph.
20. Wedding Keepsake Library
From invitations to boutonnieres, her hairpiece and the cake topper, this filing box will help your wife organize and preserve all the wedding keepsakes. Designed to mirror a museum-quality book with cloth-covered casing as well as illustrated labels, acid-free drawers, fabric bags and stitched envelopes, all your memories will be safe for you to revisit fondly for years to come. Your wife will love that you thought ahead and slipping your written vows in a folder early will be a touching start to a lifetime of mementos.
21. Monogrammed Leather Luggage Tag
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!
22. Versatile Leather Travel Bag
So, you married an overpacker… Good wedding gifts for your wife don't have to be ultra romantic. Show her how well you know her with a practical travel bag that'll help her fit a few more clothes for the honeymoon. Made from durable leather with six interior pockets, two hidden exterior pockets and a trolley sleeve, this chic personal item is a staple travel accessory.
23. Cozy White Bride Pajamas
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 luxuriously soft pajama set is a cute outfit to wear while getting ready or pack for the honeymoon. Best of all, the short-sleeve button-down and matching shorts are made out of eco-friendly bamboo.
24. Rhinestone Smart Watch Bands
Watches are traditional wedding gifts for brides and grooms for a reason: They're a fun way to say "It's time!" However, with the rising popularity of smart watches, you can opt for luxe watch accessories to send the same message instead. This set of six includes one crystal link band and one basketweave band, alongside four open-face cases of varying metals and embellishments. She'll be able to mix and match to add extra shine to her daily style.
25. Cute Compact Mirror
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.
26. Lavender Spa Gift Set
Give the gift of relaxation! Wedding planning can be a stressful task. If your future wife has put a lot of time into planning the perfect day, help her unwind with a spa night. This lavender-infused gift set includes two appropriately shaped heart bath bombs, hydrating shea butter cream with a wooden spoon, flower-shaped body soap and a cotten towel. It's the kind of gift that can be given right before the wedding day as an unexpected surprise.
27. Diamond Initial Necklace
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.
28. Aromatic Love-Themed Candle
Show her you burn for her with an aromatic "Love Notes" candle. This one is enriched with the luxurious scents of black amber, lavender and pear for a serene fragrance. Add a custom card to tell her the spark is more alive than ever.