Your friend or family member is getting married and you want to get her the perfect, unique bridal shower gift to show her how much she means to you. Sure, you could pick something off the registry or give her cash, but where’s the fun in that?

With more couples living together, a lot of people not longer need the basics to set up their households. Instead, you can let your creativity shine and come up with some unique gift ideas that are sure to be a hit at any bridal shower.

At Château Le Jardin, we pride ourselves on hosting tasteful, elegant bridal showers. We want them to be unique and memorable — just like your bridal shower gift. We have great ideas we think both you and the bride-to-be will love, including:

  • Personalized gifts
  • Date night ideas
  • Upgraded household items

Something Personalized

It’s hard to go wrong with something with the bride’s name on it; either her current name or her new one if she’s planning on changing it. If you aren’t sure if she’s planning on changing it, you can always just use her first name.

And you don’t have to just stick with names — there are so many ways to come up with a personalized gift:

  • A hanger she can use for her wedding dress
  • A drawing of her, her partner, and any pets or children they may have
  • A blanket with her and her partner’s names on
  • A photo book of her and her partner
  • Spoons with Mr(s) and Mrs on them and their wedding date
  • Something unique that’s of interest to her; if she collects figurines of some type, try to get a bride one that looks like her and a groom one that looks like her partner-to-be.

Etsy is one of the best places to get started if you’re looking for something personalized. You can also try local artisans or places that do engraving.

Date Night Gift Ideas

Just because the bride is doing to be married doesn’t mean she won’t want to enjoy date night anymore! There are so many ways to put together a great date night package, specifically suited to the bride her partner’s tastes:

  1. Date nights for movie lovers
  2. Then get her a package with everything she needs for a movie night in – popcorn, a romantic movie on DVD, and a bottle of wine. Or, treat her to a gift certificate to a movie theatre so she can have a fun night out!

  3. Bridal shower gift ideas for the outdoorsy
  4. Discreetly see if she has any equipment that could be upgraded or replaced or that she can always use one more of. Fill a backpack with items like energy bars and top of the line reusable water bottles.

  5. Night on the town gift certificate
  6. You can never go wrong with treating someone to a night out. Get them a gift certificate to their favourite restaurant as well as somewhere fun — anything from bowling to the glow-in-the-dark mini putt!

  7. An adventure gift package
  8. Give her and her partner a chance to blow off some steam before the big day. Treat them to something unique, like a ride in a hot air balloon or a chocolate cooking class.

Upgraded Household Items

Couples often have all the basics they need to set up their household, but those basics may be old and worn down. Here are some gift ideas that are both practical and indulgent:

  1. High-end towels, sheets, and bathrobes
  2. It’s likely the couple already has basic sets of these items, but you can spoil them by buying something far nicer quality than what they currently have. To make your gift unique, you can select it in their favourite colours, or get their names embroidered on them.

  3. Better counter appliances
  4. Not everyone wants a waffle iron or pasta maker. But something like a french coffee press or a toaster that imprints Mickey Mouse on their toast — if they’re a Disney fan — can be a fun and useful item to brighten up their morning.

  5. Cookware
  6. They will likely have pots and pans, but do they have a nice wok or dutch oven? You could even include ingredients for something to bake or cook in their new cookware if you know their favourite dish!

You’re Ready to Find the Perfect Bridal Shower Gift

You’re all set to go out and find a unique bridal shower gift that your friend or family member will treasure for years. Here are some surefire ideas you can’t go wrong with:

  • Personalized gifts
  • Date night ideas
  • Upgraded household items

We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions and have fun shopping!

For more great bridal shower gift ideas or tips on planning a bridal shower, call Chateau le Jardin at 1-888-529-8573 or contact us here.