Bridal Shower Gift Ideas
As you are probably well aware of, May, June, July and August are the four most popular months for weddings. Many brides dream of having beautiful outdoor weddings where they can wear gorgeous summer wedding dresses and their bridesmaids can wear fun and simple bridesmaids’ dresses.
In theory, summer weddings are great because the majority of people can come due to school being out and lighter schedules. However, this isn’t necessarily true for everyone. For those with older kids, summer means a frenzy of activities as many kids play summer sports and then there’s also family reunions and vacations to go to.
You may know exactly what I’m talking about if you’re already looking at a jam-packed summer schedule. However, this doesn’t mean that you haven’t gotten your share of wedding invitations. Naturally, you won’t be able to attend them all. If you aren’t going to be able to attend a wedding, then you need to make it a point to attend the bridal shower.
Many people don’t like attending bridal showers because they take up a portion of a Saturday that could be spent doing something else and everyone at the shower sees the gift you bought for the couple. While bridal showers do take a little time and can put a little pressure on you to choose your gift carefully, they really are a great way to show the couple you care about them. Below are a few suggestions for appropriate bridal shower gifts.
- Kitchenware – Engaged couples are always asking for various kitchenware whether it’s a good set of pots and pans, a toaster, dishes or something else. Therefore, you can’t go wrong with kitchenware, especially if you want to get the couple something that you know they’ll use.
- Personalized Quilt/Blanket – If you really want to show the couple that you’re happy for them, then consider having a quilt or blanket made for them and personalized with their names and wedding date embroidered on it. I actually received one of these at my bridal shower and it’s one of my favorite keepsakes. This is one gift that will not be returned and will be treasured for many years to come.
- Vacuums, Grills and Other “Big” Items – You may have a good sized budget for a gift or maybe you are going in together with someone else to purchase the couple something nice. If you are going to purchase a big item, then make sure you pull the couple’s wedding registry and choose something off the list of items they’ve selected. This will help ensure that the gift is appreciated and not returned and exchanged for something else.