MA Beauty: 16 Bridal Shower Gift Ideas That Don’t Include Serving Dishes

Serving dishes and cookbooks are great and all, but the bride will actually use these gifts more than once — and maybe even on her wedding day!

1. Handheld Mirrors

ANTHROPOLOGIE

These handheld mirrors make for a beautiful photo op as she gets ready on the day of her wedding.

Scalloped Vanity Mirror, ANTHROPOLOGIE, $28

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2. Home Accents

POTTERY BARN

These geode bookends will look fabulous in their place.

Geode Bookends (Set of Two) in Natural, POTTERY BARN, $79

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3. A Spa Set

 

Everything she’ll need to feel relaxed leading up to the big day.

Here Comes the Bride Set, PHILOSOPHY (Available at Amazon), $27

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4. Timeless Coasters

MACY’S

These coasters look great and will help protect their furniture.

Silver Street Coasters (Set of Four), KATE SPADE NEW YORK (Available at Macy’s), $30

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5. A Cozy Throw

URBAN OUTFITTERS

Comfy nights in will be way more snuggly thanks to this blush throw.

Loopy Knit Throw Blanket in Rose, URBAN OUTFITTERS, $49

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6. A Little Bit of Everything

LOVE AND FOUND BOX

This aesthetically pleasing gift box has everything she’ll need, including relaxing bath salts, a rose clay face mask, an engagement ring cleaner, and a plaster ring dish. Oh, and Champagne-filled gummy bears.

Bride to Be Box, LOVED AND FOUND BOX, $118

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7. A Box of Love Poetry

AHA

Love letters and sonnets that will get her in a romantic mood for the wedding day.

Love Poems Book Set, JUNIPER BOOKS (Available at Aha Life), $85

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8. Travel Essentials

ANTHROPOLOGIE

The newlyweds can use these luggage tags and passport covers to travel in style to their honeymoon destination.

Travel Document Set (Set of Two), ANTHROPOLOGIE, $48

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9. A Light-Up Phone Case

LUMEE

Speaking of honeymoons, she’ll definitely need an illuminated (and very beachy) phone case for optimal selfie lighting while documenting her romance-filled vacay.

Day at the Beach Case, LUMEE, $55

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10. A Sentimental Art Piece

PANGEA

A topographical etching like this one (which can be customized and personalized with any location you choose) will remind the new couple of their favorite place on Earth.

Custom Maps, PANGEA MAPS, $390

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11. Classic Charcuterie Board

NORDSTROM

OK, OK, so this is technically a serving dish, but it is so cute and more of a home accent than anything else — she’ll love it.

Marble & Wood Serving Platter, THIRTYSTONE (Available at Nordstrom), $90

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12. Chic Seasoners

ABC HOME

Cute vessels for the couple’s salt and pepper.

Astier de Villatte Shakers, ABC HOME, $125 each

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13. Classy Organizational Canisters

CRATE & BARREL

Help the couple consolidate their clutter with these chic glass jars.

Glass Canisters, CRATE & BARREL, $17 to $40

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14. A Romantic Robe

ANTHROPOLOGIE

She’ll use this frilly robe during her getting-ready pics on the day of, but she’ll also love it for later.

Showstopper Robe, FLORA NIKROOZ (Available at Anthropologie), $88

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15. Sweet Trimmings

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Tie up your present to her with this adorable ribbon that has the phrase “To Have and to Hold” printed along it — she can also use it to tie up her bouquet on her wedding day!

To Have and To Hold Ribbon, ANTHROPOLOGIE, $12

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16. A Morning Pick-Me-Up

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