When the registry has already been picked over, let these creative bridal shower gift ideas inspire you.
Whether she’s a cheese aficionado, the queen of relaxation, or a backyard entertainer, Real Simple’s has you covered. Chances are, you know her better than anyone, which is why we’ve included gifts from the more traditional (an intensely scented Gardenia travel candle) to the modern (a marble and pastel wall clock) to the downright luxurious (100 percent cotton Turkish-inspired bath towels).
But if it’s pampering she’s after in the days leading up to her special event, a decadent soap and moisturizer gift set—especially tailored to brides—is also on our list. With the affordable price, you can even surprise her with more than one set (and a bottle of bubbly to boot)—the perfect recipe for a girls’ spa day that’s sure to soothe her pre-wedding jitters.
And in anticipation of her impending home décor merger, one of our picks—a marble and wood geometric object—will stylishly fuse her penchant for vintage fashion tomes with his collection of whiskey cocktail books as seamlessly as possible. For dinner parties and evenings spent catching up with friends, the happy couple is certain to get plenty of use out of miniature brass lanterns and a cozy throw fit for two. Their kitchen will surely get an injection of fun if you choose to gift her with a hand-painted watercolor pie dish that doubles as a piece of art when not in use instead.
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Another gift you can be certain doesn’t end up heading straight into storage? A heart-shaped waffle maker with a sound to alert it’s time for breakfast—perfect for those lazy weekend mornings.