It’s wedding week here on Dear Wendy and, to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes and bridesmaids in your life. When it comes to bridal shower/bachelorette gifts, you can play it safe by shopping a couple’s registry, but, if they don’t have a registry or if you’d prefer giving something a bit more personal, unique, and specifically for the bride, keep reading for some of my bridal shower/ bachelorette gift ideas of 2014.
Philosophy Here Comes The Bride Gift Set
The Philosophy line of skincare is one of my favorite, and this bridal set includes some of the line’s bestsellers, like the purity facial cleanser, Hope in a Jar moisturizer, Amazing Grace perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel, Amazing Grace perfume, firming body emulsion, plus a single-use sample of the micro-delivery peel. A perfect gift to pamper and to prepare for the wedding day.
Lush Bath Bomb
These are, hands-down, my favorite bath product, and, at over 6 bucks a pop, they’re a luxury, too. But, man, a lush bath bomb bath is worth it — relaxing as all get-out, and it leave skin super soft. Plus, this sex bath bomb supposedly has special aphrodisiac powers.
UGG Women’s Fluff Flip Flop I Do
OK, so these are probably meant specifically for the wedding, but they’d be great for the weeks leading up to the wedding, too (and beyond, of course). Ol’ girl can slip into these after her moisturizing baths (see above) or wear them while getting her practice makeup and hair done or watching sappy movies with her cat.
For the wedding:
Something New: Personalized Champagne Glasses
Lovely, keepsake champagne glasses for all the wedding toasts at the reception, these glasses can be personalized with the couple’s initials “carved” into the tree trunk. So cute!
Something Old: Vintage Compact Mirror
This unique compact mirror is perfect for the bride to slip in her purse and use to touch-up her makeup throughout her wedding day (and beyond).
For the honeymoon:
Sanuk Women’s Yoga Mat Flip Flops
I got these for a friend a couple years ago to wear on her honeymoon in Hawaii and she raved about them — said she wore them every day and throughout the summer. They’re made from yoga mats and they’re super cushy and comfy — perfect for beach strolls, poolside lounging, and walking along rocky terrain.
Nightgown and Undies Set
So, you want to get your friend something for those sexay honeymoon romps, but you don’t want to delve into, like, raunchy attire, because that’s weird. This fits the bill — it’s pretty and romantic with a touch of sexay. Plus, it’s high quality and at a price-point that’s affordable for most.
Earthly Body 3-in-1 Suntouched Body Massage Candle Dreamsicle
Dudes, it’s a candle that can be used as massage oil when burned. Hot. Literally.
For married life:
The Newlywed Cookbook: Fresh Ideas and Modern Recipes for Cooking With and for Each Other
Because the newlywed couple who cooks delicious, beautiful meals together, stays together. At least until the final course..
Picnic Time Circo Cheese Set
I love this sweet set for the couple who love spending time outdoors. And if you want to go with a theme, you could pair the cheese set with this super cute picnic blanket from ModCloth.
The Newlywed’s Instruction Manual
Because all of life’s big transitions should come with a manual.