Today’s post was inspired by my Groupon repost on Instagram promoting 50% off personalized return address labels! From the showers I have attended and the adorable ideas I see on Pinterest and Etsy, I have compiled a list of 10 great gifts that brides won’t even expect!
01. Personalized Return Address Stamp
Brides and grooms are most likely sending out more mail than they ever have before between Save The Dates, invitations and thank you notes. Tip: Only include the couple’s first names, so they can use it prior to the wedding and continue using it afterward.
02. Christmas Tree Ornament
After the last dance comes to a close, all the gifts have been opened and the tans from the honeymoon have faded, give the couple something to commemorate their special day as they set-up their Christmas tree each year. Plus, it will be a fun ornament for their kids to see one day too!
03. Door Mat
Especially if couples haven’t lived together prior to a marriage, this is really when the two start building a home together. Help them welcome guests into their house even before the door opens.
04. Cocktail Napkins
These ones are even cooler than wedding-day themed cocktail napkins. Does the future Mr. and Mrs. have a favorite sports team they cheer on? Theme them with team colors and a team chant for watch parties. Or, how about a festive holiday theme for when they host their first Thanksgiving or Christmas Mr. and Mrs?
05. Honeymoon-Themed Gifts
Lots of couples go straight from planning and celebrating into a relaxing honeymoon vacation. Gift a personalized beach bag stuffed with towels or monogrammed luggage tags or passport covers to help them jet off on their once-in-a-lifetime trip.
06. Recipe Book
Ask each of the shower guests to send you their favorite recipe. Compile them into a cookbook, so the bride can make delicious recipes starting the very first night in the couples’ new home. Make sure to leave blank pages for the family recipes the bride collects.
07. Teamwork Towels
Monograms and Mr. and Mrs. items can be super cute, but can also seem dated after a few anniversaries. These cute kitchen accessories give a sustainable newlywed feel.
08. A Year of Firsts Basket
Collect bottles of wine and label each of them with a cute tag that describes each instance when the couple should enjoy the bottle of wine together. Package in a cute basket.
09. Something Blue
Order a customized “Something Blue” label to be sewn into the inside of the bride’s dress…nothing is better than tradition!
10. Hanging Keepsake
This one is great for any couples who have spent time apart during their relationship. It’s a special memory of how their time apart made their love grow strong.