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On top of finding the perfect, original, out-of-this-world wedding gift for your favorite couple (no pressure), you also need to cross shopping for a bridal shower gift for the bride off your list if you're invited to this pre-wedding festivity. While wedding presents tend to be reserved for slightly trite registry items (please do NOT show up to the shower armed with a new blender), this pre-wedding celebration lets you channel your true gift-giving creativity. Yes, you can take the easy way out and gift the silverware set she requested but, come on—you're a much better gift giver than that and you know it, especially if you're super tight with the bride.
We challenge you to raise the bar on your gift-giving cred to pinpoint a bridal-worthy present that the bride-to-be can use for the wedding day and beyond. From lingerie that won't incite dirty looks from the bride's grandmother to honeymoon accessories, we rounded up 19 diverse picks for any price point that undoubtedly rival a new plate set or tea towels. The bridal shower guest of honor can kick off her upcoming marriage in style with your carefully thought out and completely practical present. Just note that you're setting the stakes even higher when it comes to your wedding gift, but we've got you covered in that department, as well.
Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio
The future bride probably amped up her skincare regimen the moment her S.O. popped the question, but that doesn't mean her complexion still couldn't use an extra boost. Besides, primping ain't easy. The natural beauty essentials in this 3-piece kit ensure soft, hydrated lips and skin for a perfect wedding-ready glow.
Wooden Photo Ledge
Rather than the generic picture frame gift, treat the bride and her future spouse to something a little more modern and practical. Rather than limiting one wedding photo to one frame, this shelf allows the soon-to-be-newlyweds to display multiple shots from the big day, while effortlessly claiming a stake on the wall of their home. With room for extra pictures, they can now conveniently highlight even more of their favorite wedding photos.
Fleur du Mal Satin Demi Bra and Satin Panty
A new marital status calls for a promotion in the lingerie department, so contribute to her future newlywed collection through your bridal shower gift. Keep her underwear light and airy with pretty purple satin and scalloped lace detailing. The bride-to-be will also love the cool button-back closure on the high-waisted panties, which are probably unlike anything else in her underwear drawer.
Agate Cheese Board
Channel the "something blue" tradition in your bridal shower gift. Even if the couple registered for a cheese board elsewhere, this is the contemporary, one-of-a-kind agate version they never knew they needed.
ban.do I'm Outta Here Passport Holder
If she's saying goodbye to the States after she says goodbye to single life, glam up her passport with a honeymoon-worthy case.
Tortoiseshell Personalized Stationery by One Swell Studio
If the bride is changing her name after the wedding, celebrate her new moniker with personalized stationery.
Kate Spade New York Mrs. Magazine Bridal Cover
Even if the future bride already has a wedding planning book, there's a safe chance it will hit the trash once she sees this magazine-inspired rendition. The book is designed like a binder, with built-in checklists and notes secured by three rings for easy page flipping. There's plenty of room for more, so the bride can keep all her wedding-related papers in one safe place. The picturesque cover might also make her want to hold onto this organizer even after she says "I do."