(Closed) Bridal Shower Gift

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I would just get something from the registry… Or if you must go off-registry, do that in addition to a registry gift, unless you are 100% beyond sure it is something she will like and use. My close friends were much better at judging this than more distant ones.

With that said, if you know she is changing her name, a sign like the one you got sounds like a fun idea as long as it matches her house decor!

Post # 4
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@distracts:  +1

I would go with a registry gift.

Post # 5
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@distracts:  +1


Though well intentioned it may not go with the scheme of her future home.  Its very hard to choose something like that for someone else unless they have seen it and said “Oh, that’s so cute!”   For example Mother-In-Law gave us a cross-stich for our very contemporary house.  Where do we put it?  The closet.  Get her something off her registry that she wants.

Post # 6
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m glad that you liked your non-registry gift, but most people don’t, though they never let the gift-giver know so the giver continues to give unique gifts thinking they are loved when they usually aren’t. Buy off the registry. The couple took a lot of time and put a lot of effort into choosing items that fit with their lifestyle and design aesthetic.

Post # 7
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you aren’t going to give her something off her registry, and you know it’s something that she’d love or make use out of, go for it.  However, I’d probably also get something small off the registery as well so she knows you made some effort looking at what she really wanted.

Post # 8
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I actually LOVED the few personalized wedding gifts I received!  


But then, I usually crochet afghans or bedspreads for wedding gifts as well.  I hope the recipient appreciates them, but you can’t control everything.



My sister received an engraved wedding photo frame– with their names and the wedding date on it.  I thought that was an awesome gift if you want to go the personalized route.  She also received a wedding album which was personalized as well.  I think personalized gifts are uber adorable and thoughtful.

Post # 9
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I made a honeymoon basket for my best friend. I bought a nice basket (no handles, not like easter style) and inside I put wine, an engraved beach towel (engraving was small), engraved wine glasses, massage oils and flip flops. 

Post # 10
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Personalized gifts are great IMO

BUT I would make sure that whatever I brought fit with the Theme of the Shower if there was one.

So altho I LOVE your idea… it wouldn’t fit if the theme was Kitchen & Cooking *

Then I’d be looking at perhaps some sort of fun monogrammed tea towels etc… like these

PHOTO – Kreations by Kittyo

Hope this helps,

* Respecting the Shower Theme IMO is very important… because whomever organized it put a lot of time and effort into the planning, coordination of things etc.  It seems only right then that the Guests appreciate that element… and we can assume it is also because it is what the Bride honestly wants / needs.

Post # 11
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

if i want to get something not on their registry, i always go to Things Remembered and get them an engraved marriage certificate holder 🙂 theyre beautiful.

Post # 12
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I would probably get something of the registry or something personal in addition to the registry. I know at my shower, I LOVED getting the things I had registered for because they were exactly what I wanted for our home. Two people did get me personalized gifts and while I appreciate the thought, the are honestly things that are not my style and will likely never be used :/ 

Post # 13
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@KristinaH:  I agree with the PP, get a registry gift and something extra like that.

Post # 14
1112 posts
Bumble bee

I know how you feel about wanting to do something unique. While I have wanted everyone to get me registry gifts, a few of my favorites have been unique surprises.

I would get her a few SMALL things from her registry (kitchen towels, dishcloths, picture frame…) and then something unique as well. A bottle of wine with a nice letter and instructions to drink it on their 5th anniversary or something like that would be really sweet.

OR another cute thing would be a wreath (etsy has a lot of cool ones) that is the Initial of their last name. 🙂

Post # 15
44 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I just bought my BFF’s shower gift.. a monogram necklace with her new monogram. She doesn’t need anything off her registry, but felt that she needed to make one. And I know she’ll LOVE it! It’s her new name, she should flaunt it!

If you’re close with her, and know her tastes, likes/dislikes, go for something unique. But if you’re not 200% positive she’ll love it, stick with the registry.

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