The 15 Best Personalized Bridal Shower Gifts To Celebrate the Occasion

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Brides / Lecia Landis

When it comes to shower gifting (or wedding gifting, for that matter) we’d certainly never advise against purchasing something from the guest/couple of honor’s registry. After all, registries exist for a reason. That being said, going off-registry in favor of something completely personal can also be a surprise, and feels particularly appropriate at a bridal shower. This event is an opportunity to gift something special that's just for the bride. A custom bridal shower gift is also a great way to show thanks to the hostess, maid of honor, or other members of the wedding party who are helping on the big day.

Katie Brownstein, a wedding expert at Joy, says that personalized items are the exception to the buy 'off the registry’ rule. “They offer a unique touch and shows the thought and care behind the gift,” she says. And if you've already chosen something off their registry, it's still possible to add a small, personalized gift to go with your larger gift.

With so many options out there, how do you choose the perfect thing? To help, we've found personalized presents that are sure to make any bride smile, (plus some that double as great ideas for shower hostess and/or bridesmaid gifts).

Read on for the best personalized bridesmaid gifts.

Minted Happy Little Hello Personalized Stationery

Minted Happy Little Hello Personalized Stationery


Celebrating the bride to be? Gift her a set of personalized correspondence that she can use throughout the wedding planning process. She'll love this set for sending thank you notes to everyone from bridal shower guests to the tailor making alterations to her dress. As part of of the Minted + BRIDES Gifts Collection, this design features metallic foil accents (choose from 10 different hues!) and a range of soft pastel paper options as the base.

Price at time of publish: $70

Central Park West Bride Denim Jacket

denim jacket

Courtesy of Revolve

This adorable denim jacket is embellished with plenty of pearls, giving the timeless style an effortlessly bridal feel. Choose to add her new name on the back, or, for a more subtle touch, on the inside of the back of the collar. You can add the wedding date, too.

Price at time of publish: $92

Johnson Craft Studio Personalized Wedding Hanger

JohnsonCraftStudio Personalized Wedding Hanger

Courtesy of Etsy

Make sure the requisite wedding day, wedding dress photo opp is ready to go with this bridal hanger. Pick both your hanger and wire color preference, and choose from either a floral or bow embellishment.

Price at time of publish: $17 for a Bow Embellishment

Promise Pottery Personalized Engagement Ring Holder

Promise Pottery Personalized Engagement Ring Holder


Trust us, a bride-to-be can never have too many ring holders. You need one for your nightstand, one for the bathroom, one for next to the kitchen sink…you get the picture. This is a perfect pick for minimalists, boasting a simple design and lowercase initials. Also nice: You can opt to have it shipped gift wrapped, so it's one less thing for you to do.

Price at time of publish: $59

YETI Rambler 14 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug with Lid

YETI Rambler 14 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Mug with Lid


We firmly believe that travel mugs make for one of the most practical gifts of all time, especially when they’re from this high-quality brand. They’ll keep any beverage of your choosing cold or hot for hours on end. Per the personalization part, the mug can be custom engraved with pretty much anything: the bride’s new initials, the wedding date, the couple’s monogram, you name it.  (To that point, these make a fun gift for your bridal party as well.) Plus, there are 10 different colors to choose from.

Price at time of publish: $30

Taniri Designs Soft Monogrammed Sleep PJ Short Set

Taniri Designs Soft Monogrammed Sleep PJ Short Set


If you’re a bride searching for a great gift to give your bridesmaids or shower hosts, these pajamas can’t be beaten. Practical? Check. Super comfy? Check. Adorable? Check. Perfect for that getting ready photo session the morning of the big day? You bet.

Price at time of publish: $48

Birthdate Co. Birthdate Candle

The November Twenty-Fifth Candle

Photo courtesy of Birthdate Co.

Not only do each of these candles (yes, there are 365 of them) feature an individual date, each one also has a unique scent profile tailored to that date, along with an astrological reading on the packaging. You could pick the bride’s birthday, obviously, but choosing the wedding date, engagement date, or even the date of the bridal shower is a fun idea, too.

Price at time of publish: $60

Bayshore Babe Small Custom Acrylic Clutch

Bayshore Babe Small Custom Acrylic Clutch


Equally great for both the bride and the bridal party, the options are pretty much endless when it comes to customizing this chic, acrylic clutch. You can choose from 20 clutch colors and 20 text colors—so you can keep them the same for all of your bridesmaids, or mix it up based on personal preferences. It has a chain (gold or silver), too, as well as a mirrored lining. And while it’s definitely on the more compact size—it is a clutch, after all—it’s still large enough to hold an iPhone.

Price at time of publish: $99

Gorjana Wilder Alphabet Bracelet

couple bracelet

Courtesy of Gorjana

Another great choice that works equally well as a gift for the bride as it does for bridesmaids and/or the shower hosts, this modern initial bracelet is universally flattering and wearable. If you are purchasing for the bride-to-be, consider getting two so that she can sport her new initials on her wrist.

Price at time of publish: $48

Mark & Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case

small jewelry case

Courtesy of Mark & Graham

The perfect place for her to stash all of her new wedding bling, this convenient case comes with plenty of compartments for earrings, bracelets, and of course rings. We also appreciate the addition of a built-in mirror (perfect to use when putting on said jewelry) and the fact that it comes in 21 colors and prints, all of which can be monogrammed.

Price at time of publish: $75

Ring Concierge Zodiac Medallion Necklace

Ring Concierge Zodiac Medallion Necklace

Ring Concierge

If you’re searching for a splurge-worthy piece of jewelry that she’ll undoubtedly have forever, this is it. It’s an investment, yes, but the stunning piece (which comes in all of the astrological signs) is made of 14 karat gold and surrounded by 50—yes, as in five, zero—diamonds. It’s also a nice way to do something that’s personalized, but not initialized or monogrammed. Not to mention that it also would make a great group gift from all of the bridesmaids to give the bride.

Price at time of publish: $1,498

WAFT Custom Fragrance

WAFT Custom Fragrance


Fragrance is admittedly one of the most personal things you can buy–which is why it’s always challenging to buy it as a gift. Enter this alternative, where you can give someone a custom fragrance that they’ll create for themselves. Not only will they choose from the scent profile they want, they’ll also be able to pick the packaging and even the labeling on the bottle. How perfect would this be for a wedding day scent?

Price at time of publish: $59

Uncommon Goods Custom Map Serving Tray

Custom Map Serving Tray

Uncommon Goods

Another fun alternative to going the traditional initial or monogram route, these trays are made with a map of a three-mile area surrounding the address of your choosing. It’s made from mango wood, has a water-resistant top, and touts table-protecting felt on the back. A few customization ideas: The couple’s first home, their wedding venue, the engagement spot, the first date spot…the options are endless.

Price at time of publish: $68

Mod Party Floppy Beach Hat

Mod Party Floppy Beach Hat


We especially like this as a shower gift when the bachelorette party is going to be at a tropical destination. The beach hat is both practical (no sunburned bride here, thank you very much) and super adorable. Get ones for the entire bridal party and you'll have the perfect group photo to treasure forever.

Price at time of publish: $19

Function of Beauty Gift Card

Function of Beauty Gift Card

Function of Beauty

Help a stressed-out bride-to-be chill out with some high-end body products ideal for any self-care moment…all of which are tailored to fit the exact specific needs of her skin. While this brand may be best known for its custom hair products (which are great, too), their body care offerings are just as noteworthy. Namely, a body wash and body lotion that are formulated exactly how you want them, even down to the color and fragrance.

Price at time of publish: $50

Meet the Expert

Katie Brownstein is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Joy, where she's also their resident wedding expert.  Her knowledge of the wedding industry has enabled her to lend her expertise on wedding planning, staying under budget, creating a unique wedding website, hosting virtual celebrations, guest etiquette, and ongoing wedding trends. 

What to look for in a personalized bridal shower gift

The correct details

Make sure you’re clear on all of the details you’re incorporating, including any dates, locations, or the monogram the couple prefers, says Brownstein. “Personalized items cannot be returned in the majority of cases, so you want to ensure you have all the right information,” she cautions.

Monogram preference

In related news, Brownstein suggests always checking with the bride as to what style she prefers. “Historically, the bride’s initials were used on any linens or towels, but a more modern approach is incorporating both partner’s initials into the monogram,” she explains.

  • What are some other unique bridal shower gift ideas?

    Personalized items incorporating the couple’s names, wedding date, location, and home decor items that are personalized are always a good option, says Brownstein, who suggests looking at Etsy for inspiration for these types of gifts.

  • Do I need to bring a gift for the bridal shower hostess?

    “The short answer is yes! It’s always polite to bring a gift to the person, or people, hosting your shower. This is a nice gesture that shows your thanks and appreciation for their time and effort spent planning your celebration,” says Brownstein.

  • How much should I spend on a bridal shower gift?

    It kind of depends. “Some people prefer to give a gift at the shower rather than at the wedding, while others prefer to give gifts on both occasions. Decide how much you want to spend on a gift for the bride overall, then decide if you want to split that amount between wedding and shower gifts, or dedicate all of the funds to a gift she’ll open at her shower,” suggests Brownstein. As far as guest favors go, she says $5 to $20 per person is a good range.

Why Trust Brides

Brides contributor Melanie Rud has nearly 15 years of journalism experience covering the beauty and lifestyle space for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. She’s also a recent newlywed—who both gave and was gifted many of the items on this list at her recent bridal shower.

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