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Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

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.

Girls Accessories: Always Accessorize!

It’s fair to say that almost every woman who wants children pictures herself raising a little girl at one point or another. Why? Because girls are so much fun! Women enjoy having the opportunity to teach their daughters various things such as how to apply makeup and how to cook. They also enjoy the companionship that having a daughter provides them. When you have a daughter, you always have a friend to go shopping with! While these things are wonderful perks to raising a daughter, another one of the perks occurs when your daughter is just a baby.

This of course, is getting to transform your new baby girl into that adorable princess you know she is. Women have learned to take advantage of this throughout their daughter’s childhood, because when they get older they acquire their own opinions about how they would like to dress. Part of the fun in dressing your little girl is, all the accessories available for them! Every woman knows the importance of accessories. You can have an adorable outfit, but without the right accessories, it just doesn’t stand out from the rest. One of the most important rules of being a girl is to always accessorize! Fortunately, there are plenty of options for accessorizing.

Clothing stores carry an abundance of girls’ accessories. Accessories include girls hair bows, head bands, rhinestone tiaras, girls jackets, gloves, fancy socks and so much more! And, don’t think your daughter has to be a certain age to start accessorizing, that just simply isn’t true. Just go and browse the various stores online, such as KidsFormal.com, and you will see the multitude of accessories they have for girls of all ages. Hair bows are now being attached to headbands for infant girls! It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, always accessorize!

Fun Activities for Little Girls

For those of you with little girls and boys, you know how different the two can be. Everything from the way they talk to the way they dress to the activities they enjoy varies. Boys are generally more active than little girls just because they enjoy exploring new territories, playing sports and thrill seeking. Little girls on the other hand are a (usually) a little more reserved and like to play it safe. A quality that is great, but it can make it harder to get them involved in different activities. So, today’s blog post is one that will hopefully help you find an activity that your little girl might enjoy trying out.

  • Ballet/Dance – Just because little girls don’t find climbing trees and paintballing fun and exciting doesn’t mean they don’t like to get out and move…they just prefer it to be more “ladylike.” This is one of the reasons ballet and dance classes have become so popular for little girls. And, the classes range from toddlers on up! The only thing you should be aware of with these activities is that there may be numerous outfits required, which can add up. You’ll also want some accessories to match the outfits such as ribbons, bows and other hair pieces.
  • Horseback Riding – If you live close to a stable, then your little girl may enjoy signing up for horseback riding lessons. Most children love horses and learning how to ride. Plus, your little one will learn a lot and can also move up to competitive riding if desired. As with most activities, there are some costs involved with this too. So, be sure you do your homework before signing your little one up.
  • Cheer/Tumbling – Finally, a lot of girls love to take tumbling and cheer classes. They love challenging themselves and competing with their peers. Additionally, they are still able to get “dressed up” and wear sparkles when participating in these activities…something all girls love! These activities teach girls how to interact with others in a friendly, yet competitive manner, discipline and what it means to be on a team, which are all important life lessons that will benefit your child throughout her life.

Newsletter #25:

Dear Valued Customer,
Planning your (or your daughter’s or friend’s) wedding should be a time of fun and celebration. However, it can quickly become a stressful time for you, as well as, those involved in your wedding. While your bridal party will excitedly accept your request to be in your wedding, it’s important that you understand that being in a wedding isn’t free, and the costs of the dress, hair, makeup, shoes, etc. do add up. Therefore, it’s important that you give your attendants a small gift at (or before) the wedding letting them know how much you appreciate the sacrifices they’re making to be in your wedding. This is something that should also be done for the flower girls also.
Choosing a gift for a young flower girl can be difficult because they are so young. Therefore, below are a few suggestions to help you find the perfect gift for your special flower girl.
  • AccessoriesAll little girls love accessories, just like adult women. So, if you are looking for a special way to say “thank you” to your flower girl, consider having a personalized piece of jewelry made for her. For instance, a charm bracelet that contains a charm symbolizing your wedding or a bracelet with a personalized inscription on it are great ideas.
  • Personalized Piece of Clothing or Handbag – To make your flower girl feel extra special, consider giving her a personalized piece of clothing or a handbag. For example, you can have a special shirt made stating, “V.I.P Pass: I’m the Flower Girl,” or something similar” so everyone knows she is a very important person at your wedding. Some flower girls love personalized totes, or handbags, which are also easy to personalize.
  • Gift Card – Depending on the age of your flower girl, you may be able to give her a gift card to her favorite store. It’s important that you know the flower girl before doing this. You don’t want her to feel like you didn’t put any thought into her gift. Therefore, only give a gift card if you know your flower girl will truly be excited to receive it.
Above are just a few flower girl gift ideas as there are many more out there. The gift isn’t necessarily important, it’s making your flower girl feel just as appreciated as you do the older participants of your wedding.
Also, if you are just starting the process of searching for flower girl dresses, now is the time to head on over to KidsFormal.com as we are offering free shipping on all orders – no minimums required!
Sincerely,
Your Friends at KidsFormal.com.