33 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Bride-to-Be

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Alright, guys and gals—time to get holiday shopping for the lady in your life! We know it may be hard (even if she isn't picky) to find the best gifts for the bride-to-be that express everything she means to you. Do you go with sentimental? Pampering? Practical? Prepare to peruse!

Is she a product lover who goes crazy for all the newest scrubs and serums? Boom, covered! Does she love a good piece of jewelry (like that engagement ring, for instance)? Easy, done! Is she more of a Netflix and chill in a PJ set with candles burning type of woman? No worries, we got you, the candles, and the PJs all taken care of. Fear, not this holiday season! Here, we've rounded up the best holiday gifts for every bride-to-be.

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Mejuri Horizontal Engravable Bar Necklace

Mejuri Bar Necklace

Courtesy of Mejuri

You can engrave this modern, minimalist necklace with just about whatever name or seven-letter word you can think of. However, we are particularly partial to the idea of engraving the 14K gold bar pendant with your wedding date.

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Anthropologie Homebody Mug

Homebody Mug

Courtesy of Anthropologie

If the two of you would rather spend a night on the couch (Netflix and chill, anyone?) than out on the town, this mug was made for you and your wife. It's even dishwasher- and microwave-safe so you can use it to serve your wife's favorite coffee, tea, or cocoa for years to come.

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Dyson Airwrap Styler

Dyson Airwrap

Courtesy of Sephora

Consider this the end-all be-all of hair stylers. With a Dyson digital motor (yes, as in Dyson vacuums), this styler can curl, wave, smooth, and dry hair with no extreme heat. Fans deem the tool life-changing, so the chances of her returning this gift are right near zero.

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The Stars Above Co. Custom Star Map

Custom Star Map

Courtesy of The Stars Above Co 

You can customize this star map to show the exact alignment of the stars at an any place and time you choose. Showcase the night you get engaged, married, or even first met, and you're pretty much guaranteed some tears come Christmas morning.

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Aquala Bath Caddy

Bath Caddy

Courtesy of Wayfair

The perfect accessory to a warm bath (besides a bath bomb) is this handy bath caddy. It can hold a glass of wine, a book, soap, or whatever else your wife needs to level up her me time.

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Vitruvi Terracotta Stone Diffuser

Vitruvi Diffuser

Courtesy of Vitruvi

The Vitruvi diffuser pulls double duty; it's both a piece of decor and a way to beautifully scent your home. Simply add water and an essential oil of choice. (We recommend giving a few scents to your wife as a bonus holiday gift!)

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Eberjey Ruffle Short PJ Set

Eberjey Pajamas

Courtesy of Eberjey

The dainty, feminine ruffles on this luxurious pajama set make it extra special. Well, that and the super-soft modal fabric that she'll never want to take off (except for those extracurricular bedtime activities, of course).

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BaubleBar 18K Gold Huggie Hoops

Baublebar Huggie Hoops

Courtesy of Baublebar 

We love the understated, cool-girl look of huggie hoops, and these pavé-encrusted beauties are guaranteed to go with pretty much anything. Plus, the price can't really be beat.

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Crosley UO Exclusive Bluetooth Record Player

Bluetooth Record Player

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

If your wife considers herself an audiophile of sorts, this vintage-inspired turntable will be right up her alley. It can both play her prized collection of vinyl LPs and connect with Bluetooth to stream tunes, too. Plus, how pretty is that embossed floral detailing?

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Raaka Chocolate Organic Chocolate Library Gift Box

Chocolate Gift Box

Courtesy of Food52

Satisfy her sweet tooth with enough chocolate to last her until 2020 at least. This gift box comes packed with delectable chocolate bars in an assortment of unique flavors like cabernet sauvignon, green tea crunch, and bananas foster,

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Away The Carry-On Suitcase

Away Carry-On

Courtesy of Away

Seasoned travelers often consider this the quintessential luggage. Why? This sturdy carry-on is equipped with a battery pack that charges your phone and other electronics. If you haven't gone on your honeymoon yet, your wife will be all ready to jet-set once she finds this under the tree.

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Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves

Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Glove

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Obviously, gloves are an essential come wintertime. Make this basic anything but with this luxe leather pair. They're lined with cozy cashmere and the fingertips are touchscreen-compatible, so she won't have to take them off to use her phone.

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Bouquet Subscription from The Bouqs Co.

The Bouqs Co

Courtesy of The Bouqs Co.


When in doubt, a bouquet of flowers is a holiday gift that'll never fail. The Bouqs Co. delivers farm-fresh flowers and stunning arrangements, and they even offer flower subscriptions so she can enjoy multiple bouquets of blooms throughout the year.

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Homesick Love Candle

Love Homesick Candle

Courtesy of Bloomingdale's

Candles tend to have the reputation of being a sometimes boring holiday gift—but hear us out! This one is extra special. The Love candle is crafted to invoke the feeling of when you look at one another with a scent inspired by rose bouquets and candy hearts. We'll take 10!

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J. Crew Velvet Smoking Slippers

J.Crew Smoking Slippers

Courtesy of J.Crew

Dorothy's ruby slippers have nothing on these jewel-toned stunners! J.Crew punched up the classic smoking slipper with a hot-pink hue and luxe velvet. She's never going to want to take these babies off.

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Minted Vows Art Print

Vow Art Print

Courtesy of Minted

Searching for a sentimental holiday gift? It doesn't get much more personable than this art print featuring the vows you said on your wedding day. Just provide the sweet words, choose a font and frame, and Minted will send you an amazing art print that's totally one-of-a-kind.

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Anthropologie Facial Roller and Eye Mask Set

Facial Roller and Eye Mask Set

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Is it still self-care if you're the one to buy her this facial roller and eye mask set? Either way, she'll undoubtedly reap the benefits. The facial roller can ease tension and stimulate collagen production, while the eye mask will ensure some serious Zzzs.

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CHANEL Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Parfum Set

Chanel Perfume Gift Set

Courtesy of Nordstrom

There's a certain je ne sais quoi about Chanel perfume that makes it the perfect holiday gift. This particular scent, Gabrielle Chanel, is a floral fragrance featuring notes of jasmine, ylang-yling, orange blossom, and tuberose. The two-piece set comes with both a bottle of fragrance and body lotion.

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HP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer

HP Sprocket 200 Photo Printer

Courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Whether she wants to print out all the pics with your wedding hashtag or those honeymoon snapshots, this tiny printer will let her do so—straight off her phone! It produces prints instantly via Bluetooth connection for tangible, framable memories.

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Opalhouse Chunky Knit Throw Blanket

Chunky Knit Blanket

Courtesy of Target

We're forever fans of chunky knit blankets—and we're betting that she loves them, too. This knitted blanket with thick tassels is on the more affordable side, and the gorgeous terracotta color is worth obsessing over. Who wouldn't want to cuddle up with it on winter nights?

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Mark and Graham Wine Country Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket

Courtesy of Mark & Graham

Promise her plenty of picnic dates once the weather warms: You can bring along this wicker picnic basket that comes complete with a pair of wine glasses and can fit a bottle of your favorite bubbly.

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Verishop Plush Robe

Plush Robe

Courtesy of Verishop

Who doesn't love a soft, plush robe to lounge in on those lazy Sunday mornings? Well, this one is so damn soft, it's about to put all the other robes she's ever had to shame. Honestly, you might be jealous.

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Native Union Dock Wireless Charger

Dock Wireless Charger

Courtesy of Verishop

A reliable charging station is necessity—but whoever said necessities can't be pretty? This dock charger comes in a pretty blush hue, as well as a sleek slate, and will look great on her desk at work.

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Winc Wine Subscription

Winc Wines

Courtesy of Winc

The gift of wine delivered to your doorstep every month sounds pretty priceless, but it is possible with Winc. After redeeming her gift, she'll answer a few questions so the Winc wine experts can assess her tastes and choose wines that she's sure to love. They'll be delivered right to your door, so you can get right to toasting to the holidays, the new year, or just a regular ol' Tuesday.

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Craft a Brew DIY Wine Kit

DIY Wine Kit

Courtesy of Bespoke Post

Speaking of wine, if an interactive gift is more up her alley, consider this DIY wine kit that features everything she needs to mix up her own batch of cabernet sauvignon. It also comes in merlot, chardonnay, and pinot grigio blends, so you can be sure to get her favorite.

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J. Crew Stadium-Cloth Wool Parka

J.Crew Chateau Parka

Courtesy of J.Crew

Winter coats don't necessarily have a reputation for being super pretty—which makes this wool parka from J.Crew all the more special. It comes in nine hues (our favorite is the minty Sea Spray), and totes some gorgeous gold hardware and faux-fur trim.

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Viski Wine Chiller

Wine Chiller

Courtesy of Bespoke Post

If she loves to host friends and family, you can be sure that this gorgeous wine chiller will get plenty of mileage. It'll keep the bubbly cold, plus how stunning is that emerald-hued marble?

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Sorel Short Lace-Up Boots

Sorel Boot

Courtesy of Shopbop

Not only are these winter-ready boots practical, they somehow manage to be pretty, too! The shearling trim and almost baby pink hue are enough to make us start praying for a snowstorm just so we have an excuse to wear them!

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Anthropologie Ceramic Bloom Vase

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Your flower fanatic gets the best of both worlds—a ceramic vase to store her favorite blooms and an extra bit of 3D flower power to further curb her fix. The delicate vessel packs such a gorgeous floral punch that it can even serve as a standout piece on its own, no bouquet required.

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Modern Sprout Brass Grow-Anywhere Growhouse

Courtesy of Food52

Your prayers have been answered—greenery that she finally can't kill (or, at least would have to try really hard). Designed to foster indoor plants, a glass and brass mountable growhouse means she can successfully (and independently) start your at-home garden in any room, no sunlight required. Just add water, and LED beams and a built-in timer do the rest of the dirty work for you. Proof that anyone can develop a green thumb, given the right circumstances.

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COS Cashmere Scarf

Courtesy of COS

Cashmere is practically synonymous with winter style, so your gift will undoubtedly see its fair share of use during the holidays.

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Clare V. Woven Petite Alice Bag in Cream

Courtesy of Clare V

If a romantic getaway is on the agenda this holiday season to relive your honeymoon phase, gift your S.O. with some glamorous gear just for the occasion.

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VRAI Thick Stacking Ring

Courtesy of Vrai & Oro

Nothing could ever one-up her engagement ring, but you can still continue to prove your jewelry prowess with a stackable staple.

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Colgate Optic White At Home Teeth Whitening Kit

colgate optic white

Courtesy of Colgate 

Help her get camera ready with a glowing smile. Colgate's new Optic White at home treatment is revolutionary and will get teeth six shades whiter in just ten days. A must-have for brides-to-be.

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