The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Bride before her wedding

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Whether you are the maid of honor, a bridesmaid or even the Groom himself, getting a gift for the bride is a special tradition. Spoil her with something special on her bridal shower, or give her something memorable the morning before she walks down the aisle.

written by Tanya Viljoen

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Bride before her wedding

And what better place to look for a gift for the bride than Etsy, of course! The marketplace have expanded with so many gift options to choose from nowadays, that you wouldn’t want to shop for gifts for the bride (or anyone else) on any other online platform – not to mention that many of the gifts I have listed below are handmade with love!

I have selected some of my favorites for this month. So, without further ado, let’s dive in!

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The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Bride before her wedding

1. Ring Dish

Give her something she can look at every day when she takes off her jewelry. These beautiful dishes are hand painted and customized with your initials and the date.

Custom Hand Painted Ring Dish by ThePaintedPress

2. Cosmetics Bag

Every woman wants something to put her makeup in, especially on the day of the wedding. This will make the perfect gift for the bride, as it is something useful to keep her touch up items in on the big day. I adore this one, because it can be personalized with your name on it.

Leather Kit Makeup Bag by KeepInYourMind

3. Future Mrs. Mug

A perfect gift for the coffee-loving bride! This lovely custom mug will also make a great addition if you decide on giving the bride a gift box with other goodies inside.

Personalized rose gold bride mug by HappilyChicDesigns

4. Cozy Socks

This gift is great for the bride who loves to keep her tootsies warm!

Future Mrs Socks by IfTheSockFitz

5. Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue...

I simply adore this bride gift idea! It can be pinned underneath her wedding dress, and includes every detail from the cute poem.

Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue Wedding Pin by CherishUs

6. Fancy Gift Box

Give her a set of useful items for everyday use.

Fancy Bride To Be Gift Box by ilulily

7. Wall Art

A nice poster that can be framed for the new home!

The Adventure Begins Poster by WanderingFables

8. Gift from the Groom

She will adore this beautiful engraved locket…

Wedding day gift to wife by JulieElizabethCo

9. Bracelet Set

This can be something worn on the day of the wedding.

Personalized Wedding Jewelry by FrostedWillow

10. Wine Tumbler

Perfect for her and her bridesmaids.

Bride Wine Tumbler by CelebrationsbyMaria

11. Flower Hat Box

A hat box like this one is simply gorgeous – add fresh roses for extra wow factor.

Personalised Elegant Bridal Flower Hat Box by TheGiftyRoom

12. Tea Towel

Something for the new home.

Monogram Tea Towel by EmmaAndTheBeanHOME

13. Slippers

Let her feet stay comfy with these super soft slippers – with custom charms.

Personalised bride slippers by LittleJennyWrenShop

14. Acrylic Tumbler

Keep her hydrated on the day of the wedding!

Acrylic Bride Tumbler by DetailsMatterStudio

15. Photo charms

Is there someone special whom the bride wished could be there, but they have passed? Give her these special photo charms for her bridal bouquet.

Bouquet Photo Pendant by ItsAllAboutThePrint

16. Argument Coins

One of the most unique gifts I have found on Etsy! Because, every couple argues. 🙂

Argument coins by ellabanellainspired

17. Liquor Flask

If she likes to steal a sip or two, then this gorgeous glittery number is perfect for her!

Glitter Copper Stainless Steel 6 oz Liquor Hip Flask by AMillionTomorrowsCo

18. Jute Tote Bag

To keep all of her important items in.

Personalized Jute Tote Bag by ModernVintageMarket

19. Pink leather set

This pink leather set is the perfect gift for the bride to take on her honeymoon. It even includes a pretty compact mirror with an initial on!

Pink Leather Look PU Bag Filled Gift Basket by

20. Swim Cover-up

Another gift for the bride on her honeymoon (especially if its a tropical one), is a lovely swimsuit cover-up, like this pretty tropical one that reads “bride” at the back..

Bride Swim Cover Up by ModParty

21. Wifey Makeup Bag

Let her keep all of her beauty items in a pretty makeup bag, like this “wifey” one!

Wifey Makeup Bag by ModParty

22. Wifey Mug

Another Wifey find! This one is a gorgeous clear glass mug for her to enjoy her tea or coffee in!

Wifey Mug by ModParty

23. A Large Candle

If you have a picky bride to buy a gift for, a candle is always a good idea! This one can be personalized, and also makes a nice addition to an gift box.

Miss to Mrs Gift Bride Candle by ModParty

23. A Fun Candle

If you’re going to add a candle to your bride gift, it might as well be this one! I love how it can be personalized and it looks so elegant and modern!

Bride Fun Candle by

24. Custom Bracelet

The date is getting closer and the bride is super excited! Give her some arm candy to wear so she can flaunt it!

Bracelet Gift for Bride by ModParty

25. Custom White Denim Jacket

A custom denim jacket like this white one makes for great photoshoots that are Instagram-worthy!

Custom Denim Jacket by ModParty

26. Initials Ring Dish

Trinket dishes are all the rage right now, because where do you put your much loved pieces when you’re going to bed or washing the dishes? This makes the perfect gift for the bride to be!

Initials Ring Dish by ModParty

27. Lace Bridal Robe

A customized robe like this one is perfect for the bride’s ‘getting ready’ photoshoot…

Lace Bridal Robe by ModParty

28. Wedding Ring Box

Another great item to have on hand for the pre-wedding photos is a cute ring box, like this elegant one from ModParty on Etsy.

Wedding Ring Box by ModParty

29. Compact Mirror

If you’re giving the bride a gift box with a few items inside, why not add this pretty compact mirror into the mix?

Compact Mirror by ModParty

30. Wedding Planner Book

Any bride needs a helping hand when planning her own wedding, so this will make a great gift for the bride, as it contains so many pages she can use to plan the big day!

Wedding Planner Book by

31. Leather Travel Set

Another nifty bride gift is something she can use when travelling, like on her honeymoon for example.. This set is customizable and comes with various text color options, too.

Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Set by

32. Bride Purse

How cute is this woven ‘bride’ purse for her to carry before and on the wedding day?! She can also use it on her honeymoon! Look at those cute pom poms!

Bride Purse Bridal Shower Gift by ModParty

33. Happily Ever After Clutch

Speaking of purses and clutches, how about something unique like a beaded embellished clutch to keep all her necessities in?

Happily Ever After Beaded Clutch by

34. BRIDE Seed Bead Clutch

Another unique clutch is this one which is decorated with hundreds of seed beads, perfect for the bride to be!

BRIDE Clutch Purse by

35. Personalized Jewelry Box

Keep in mind that when it comes to weddings, there are more jewelry pieces than just the ring. Give this lovely personalized box to the bride to keep everything together for the big day.

Personalised Jewellery Box by

36. Mother Daughter Gift

If you’re the mother of the bride and looking for a heart-to-heart kind of gift, then this is the one! It’s like a friendship charm, but for moms and daughters… So sweet!

Mother daughter infinity heart bracelet by

37. A Gift from Mom

Not into jewelry as a bride gift? This compact mirror is another special item she can use everyday to remind her of the love between mother and daughter.

Mirror Bride Gift from Mom by

38. Bride Jewelry Box

Another useful gift for the bride, and especially a bride who loves to travel, is this beautiful custom jewelry box. It’s perfect for the day of the wedding, the honeymoon and beyond.

Bride Jewelry Box by ModParty

39. Custom Acrylic Ring Box

If you need to provide a ring box for the wedding, why not make it a personalized gift for the bride with this stunning acrylic one?

Custom Acrylic Ring Box by

40. Acrylic Bride Clutch Purse

Ah yes, another clutch! This one is a gorgeous acrylic one with beautiful finishes and the option to personalize it…

Bride Clutch Purse by ModParty

41. Statement Denim Bridal Jacket

Looking for something different? Why not give the bride something to wear before and after the wedding, like this custom denim jacket?

Statement Denim Bridal Jacket by

42. Customized Wifey Est 2021 Sweatshirt

Another item she can wear after her wedding and on the honeymoon is this lovely customized sweatshirt..

Customized Wifey Est 2021 Sweatshirt by

43. Corona Bride Definition Mug

In these difficult times we can do with some humor, and I’m sure the bride will love pulling this one out of a gift bag at the bridal shower!

Corona Bride Definition Mug by

44. Best Friend of the Bride Necklace

The perfect gift for the bride from her best friend!

Best Friend of the Bride Necklace by

45. Bride's Good Luck Wedding Card

If you want to give the bride something small, or add a little something extra to her gift box, look no further than this cute ‘something borrowed’ card!

Bride’s Good Luck Wedding Card by

46. Bride to Be Gift Personalised Candle

Speaking of gift box additions, this lovely candle can totally be personalized with the bride’s name and all..

Bride to Be Gift Personalised Candle by

47. Our Wedding Planner Book

If the bride took it upon herself to plan a massive wedding and is completely clueless about where to start, then this makes the best gift for her – it includes sheets for the budget, seating, guests and so much more!

Our Wedding Planner Book by ThePaperMemory

48. Wedding Bouquet Charm

Another special gift for the bride is something to help her commemorate a loved one on her big day, like this gorgeous bouquet charm where she can add her own little photo (or you can insert one for her)…

Wedding Bouquet Charm by

49. Sleep Eye Mask

Here is a cute addition to your bride gift box or package – and this is perfect especially if she’s going to travel far for her wedding.

Sleep Eye Mask by

50. Instagram Style 3D Led Lamp

The perfect gift for the bride who already has it all! This personalized Instagram LED lamp is super trendy and will look good on any mantle or bedside table.

Instagram Style 3D Led Lamp by

51. Set of 6 Coasters

Another gift for the bride who has nearly everything, and this set is perfect for the new home!

Set of 6 Coasters by

52. Custom Star Map

How special is this custom star map to remember the special date the couple got married? It’s so trendy and perfect for the newlywed home!

Custom Star Map by BeaverPrints

53. Another Custom Star Map

Like the idea of a star map? Here is another gorgeous design for the galaxy-loving bride!

Custom Star Map by

Tanya Viljoen

Founder of The Wedding Club

Tanya is a wedding industry pro and content creator. She is passionate about all things wedding, and aims to give useful and actionable info for brides, as well as wedding planners. When she’s not planning, researching and writing content, her teacher skills kick in and creating courses and eBooks is the next stop. She also loves drinking chai tea!