Whether you're gearing up for a bachelorette party or you're looking to spice up the traditional bridal shower gift giving, we put together a list of five unique gifts for the bride-to-be. (Hint: You won't find a toaster oven or perfectly-matching china on this list.)
1. The Honeymoon Box
Whether the couple has been intimate for years or are getting ready to “do it” for the first time, a box full of sexy goodies is a great gift for the bride-to-be. The Honeymoon Box by Marriage Supply is curated specially for honeymooners as a starter kit. The box is designed to provide quality products that encourage foreplay, romance, intimacy, and pleasure. (Yes, please!) The box includes items like the Pink Natural water-based lubricant and a mini Babeland honey almond massage candle—items sure to spark a fun night for the newlyweds.
2. A Photo Book
You might be too young to remember dropping your film at Walgreens to get developed. The excitement of seeing your photos for the first time was hard to beat. But that rarely happens anymore! The rise of smartphones and digital photography meant that prints fell out of style. But the truth is, there is nothing is quite like a high quality print of your favorite photo. Artifact Uprising allows you to create stunning photo books, albums, gallery prints, and more. One of the best features is their Instagram integration.
Pro Tip: If the bride-t0-be has a public Instagram account, you can pull in her images and create a custom photo album with photos of the couple over the course of their relationship.
3. An Eco-Friendly Colorblock Duvet Cover
Ettitude’s Frankie Duvet Cover Set isn’t your average duvet cover. It is a reversible grey and pastel pink set, for the couple who can’t make up their minds! It’s made with their exclusive 100% organic bamboo lyocell fabric which is silky smooth and soft. Bonus: It’s also hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and extremely breathable! Bamboo lyocell is also known as the “vegan silk,” which is great for skin and hair—very important for wedding beauty prep.
4. Make a Donation
The bride-to-be will certainly be receiving an overabundance of gifts. Rather than add to the clutter, consider making a donation in her honor to an organization that’s close to her heart. From the Red Cross to the Humane Society, there are thousands of options when it comes to making a charitable donation. Bonus: It’s deductible for you.
5. Spa Day
In case you haven’t heard, wedding planning is stressful. Sometimes, a simple reset is all you need to gain some much-needed energy and enthusiasm. There are plenty of ways to get R&R, but who doesn’t love a little pampering? Find a local day spa and choose a service or two you know your friend will love. You don’t have to go all out with a spa day either—and simple mani/pedi gift certificate should do the trick. Even better, make it a date and treat yourselves together!
6. Monogrammed Luggage
If the bride-to-be is a jet setter, there’s no better gift than monogrammed luggage from Away. Whether the bride plans to keep her initials or if she’s gaining some new ones, a New York artist hand-paints the monograms in Away’s Soho studio—making this gift not only practical, but super custom and special. There are almost 10 luggage colors to choose from and you can get really creative with the monogram!
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