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35 Bridal Shower Gifts That She’ll Love (and Actually Keep)

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Your RSVP has been sent for your friend’s big day and you can’t wait for her to see the beautiful wedding gift you picked out. When it comes to picking a bridal shower gift, you’ll want to go for something that either pampers the guest of honor, or otherwise speaks to her personal interests and needs (i.e., cooking, entertaining, drinking excellent coffee) Still not sure where to start? Our round up of the best bridal shower gifts has you covered.

Do I have to bring a bridal shower gift?

You just got back from the bachelorette party and you’ve already picked out a pricey wedding gift, so do you really need to get another present for the bridal shower? Alas, the answer is, yes. The whole thing might feel like a bit too much fanfare but remember that a wedding is a special event that only happens once in a person’s lifetime. (Well, hopefully.) As such, if a friend or a loved one invites you to their bridal shower, it’s probably best not to show up empty-handed. That said, you don’t need to go broke over it.

How much should I spend on a bridal shower gift?

If you’re not in a position to lavish the bride-to-be with a luxurious gift, don’t sweat it. A nice-ish bottle of wine will go down easily. If you can spend more but are trying to figure out what amount is appropriate, the best thing to do is consider the big picture. As you know by now, the cost of participating in matrimonial celebrations can really add up. Our best advice is to allocate 20 percent of your total budget for the affair for a bridal shower gift, and spend the rest on the wedding gift and travel expenses. Another thing to consider is how close you are to the bride-to-be: Close family members and best friends might spend $150 (or even more) on a gift, while acquaintances and distant relatives can get away with a gift that’s $50 or less. Ultimately, use your best judgment and be as generous as you can or want to be and remember that showing up for the celebration is meaningful in and of itself.

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July

1. July Signature Carry-on

Best For Their Honeymoon

With a honeymoon on the horizon, this roomy carry-on from July is an ideal gift for the bride-to-be. Plus, this number boasts some serious bells and whistles—including an ejectable battery with USB-C, a hidden laundry bag, a crush-proof exterior and oh-so-smooth and silent wheels that ensure she’ll be gliding from point A to point B (and looking darn glamorous, too).

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Brooklinen

2. Brooklinen Waffle Bath Robe

Best for the Home Bodies

This Turkish cotton bath robe is lightweight, super comfy and surprisingly sexy. In other words, once the bride-to-be slips this on, she won’t want to get dressed...which sounds like a recipe for marital bliss, if you ask us.

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Food52

3. Food52 X Staub 2-in-1 Grill Pan And Cocotte

Best for the Chefs

A Dutch oven is a must-have for any kitchen, and Staub is the gold standard when it comes to quality cast iron cookware. What sets this attractive enameled number apart (aside from the awesome sale price) is that the lid doubles as a grill, so it can do, well, pretty much everything.

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Uncommon Goods

4. Custom Bourbon Barrel Lazy Susan

Best Kitchen Item

This rustic bourbon barrel lazy Susan is the real deal: It can hold up to a whopping 1000 pounds, and it will last forever (i.e., until death do they part). Of course, the personalized stamp is a sweet touch, too.

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Brooklinen

5. Brooklinen Super-plush Bath Towel Bundle

Most Practical

Spoil the bride-to-be with a set of the softest, snuggliest and most luxurious towels that money can buy—just don’t blame us if you start getting ‘thank you’ texts every time she takes a shower.

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Uncommon Goods

6. Kissing Mugs

Best Couples' Mugs

These handmade porcelain mugs have a whimsical and romantic design that basically screams breakfast in bed. Bottom line: Give this as a gift and the lucky couple will be cooing to each other over coffee for years to come.

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Food52

7. Mason Cash Mixing Bowls (set Of 3)

Best for the Baker

These glazed clay bowls are gorgeous and highly functional to boot—the pretty textured pattern improves grip when heavy mixing is required and the material is chip-resistant, dishwasher and microwave safe. (Tip: Buy two sets because you’re going to want to keep one for yourself.)

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Uncommon Goods

8. Hidden Compartment Cheese Board With Knives

Best for the Charcuterie Connoisseur

This bamboo cheese board boasts built-in knife storage, deep grooves to hold bread or charcuterie, a ceramic container for other snacks, and slate markers and chalk to help keep it all straight. It’s a novelty kitchen item that will come in handy when entertaining, and the design is downright genius.

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Uncommon Goods

9. Vintage Spoon Wedding Ring Dishes

Best Ring Dishes

This pair of his-and-hers vintage silver spoon dishes can hold wedding rings or other trinkets—either way, they’ll be sitting pretty (romantic) atop any nightstand or dresser.

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Winc

10. Winc Wine Subscription Gift

Best for the Wine Drinker

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with wine—especially not when the gift is a customizable wine subscription that ensures the bride-to-be receives only the bottles she likes best.

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Amazon

11. Gevi Espresso Machine

Best for the Coffee Snobs

Coffee lovers will go gaga for this reasonably-priced and reliable espresso machine, which pulls a perfect shot every time and features a foaming wand—you know, so the happy couple can indulge in a café-quality latte from the comfort of their new home.

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Amazon

12. Instant Pot Plus

Best Kitchen Device

This puppy can accomplish super-fast pressure cooking and slow cooking alike—a highly versatile appliance that any couple will be happy to have in their kitchen. (Plus, anything you can set and forget is a winner in our book.)

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Food52

13.Mosser Glass Cake Stand

Best Cake Stand Display

The bride-to-be doesn’t have to be a star baker to appreciate this colorful hand-blown glass cake stand—namely because you can fill it with anything from Entenmann’s donut holes to candles and it will look absolutely beautiful on display.

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Amazon

14. Kitchenaid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer

Best Overall

A big ticket item, to be sure—but this miniature version of classic KitchenAid stand mixer scores major points for both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Aside from the obvious baking uses, the appliance also comes in handy when making pasta and mixing salads, among other things. Plus, it manages to make a statement without hogging up too much precious counter space. If you can swing it, this gift is worth every penny.

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Food52

15. Stone Washed Belgian Linen Napkins

Best for Hosting

We love the rich hues, soft feel and casual-but-elegant aesthetic of these Belgian linen napkins—and we suspect the bride-to-be will feel the same.

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Brooklinen

16. Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Sheet Set

Best Sheet Set

What better way to congratulate a gal on her upcoming wedding than with a set of silky and buttery cotton sheets for the marital bed?

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Revolve

17. Flora Nikrooz Victoria Solid Charmeuse Notch Short Pj Set

Best PJ Set

Sexy, feminine and entirely tasteful, this flattering pajama set is seductive enough for a hot night with the spouse, but comfy and casual enough for any occasion.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

18. Cuisinart Stainless Steel Electric Ice Cream Maker

Most Unique

Sometimes the best gift is one that is totally unnecessary, but just plain fun. Example: An electric ice cream maker that whips up delicious homemade frozen desserts in the blink of an eye (and lasts a lot longer than a pint of Ben & Jerry’s).

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Etsy

19. Modern Wood Bread Box With Cutting Board

Best Multipurpose Gift

Modern meets rustic in this impeccably crafted, honey-toned wooden bread box—and it looks like a perfect union to us. This little gem will be right at home on any kitchen counter.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

20. Ninja Professional Plus Blender With Auto-iq

Best Blender

Whether the couple in question is into healthy smoothies and morning runs, or frozen margarita Fridays (and sleepy Saturday mornings), the Ninja blender will have them covered—this beast can crush ice like nobody’s business and it makes a mean breakfast shake to boot. (Bonus: The large capacity also means it can make a big enough batch of pina coladas for the whole bridal shower.)

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Amazon

21.Cosori Max Xl Air Fryer

Best Air Fryer

Air fryers are all the rage right now, and for good reason—these suckers require minimal oil to produce perfectly crispy foods. In other words, the bride-to-be can enjoy fried chicken whenever she’s in the mood...with half the calories of KFC. Plus, with 11 different functions, this award winning appliance can do a lot more than that.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

22. Georg Jensen Cobra Deep Serving Dish

Most Elegant

Fluid lines give this snow-white, porcelain serving dish a sophisticated and elegant look—so basically, it’s a work of art that’s not above holding a green bean casserole on Thanksgiving Day.

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The Sill

23. The Sill 3 Month Classic Plant Subscription

Best for the Plant Lovers

Nothing makes a new home feel warmer than a few well-placed house plants, which is why you should hook a sister up with a plant subscription from the Sill. Beginners and pros alike will have no problem caring for the healthy plants they receive, and a pretty ceramic planter is always included in the care package.

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Food52

24. Schott Zwiesel Pure Wine Glass Set

Best Wine Glasses

These Schott Zwiesel wine glasses are made from crystal glass that’s been fused with zirconium and titanium. What does that mean, exactly? Basically, they’ve got a lot in common with the rock on the bride-to-be’s ring finger: Sparkly and tough as nails. On that note, we should also mention that these beauties are dishwasher safe. Cheers.

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Amazon

25. Imoku Japanese Knife Set

Best Knife Set

An excellent knife set is a priceless investment, but it’s fairly difficult to find one that doesn’t break the bank. This professional-quality 16-piece Japanese knife set from Imoku is an exception to the rule. Elegant and well-made, this gift will serve a married couple well for years.

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Anthropologie

26. Natasha Breakfast Tray

Best for Breakfast In Bed

TV dinner, breakfast in bed, a stable spot to rest a bowl of soup on a sick day—this hand-crafted rattan tray does it all. Plus, the legs fold up so it can be used as a decorative tray or simply tucked away when it’s not in use.

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Our Place

27. Our Place Always Pan

Best Cookware

We really like multi-purpose cookware—and chances are that the recipient of this gift will feel the same when she realizes that the Our Place Always Pan can replace eight of those bulky and busted up pots and pans she’s got hanging around her kitchen.

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Nordstrom

28. Rya Collection Darling Lace Trim Chemise

Best Lingerie

Here, an affordable piece of lingerie that doesn’t feel awkward to open at a bridal shower. This beautiful drape-neck chemise features lace panel sides and is cut to flatter most any frame. Ooh-la-la.

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Nordstrom

29. Michael Michael Kors Lala Faux Fur Slippers

Best Slippers

The fluffiest, coziest slipper you ever did see, these shearling-lined house shoes have generously padded rubber soles that are sure to pamper the tired tootsies of any bride-to-be.

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Buffy

30. Buffy Breeze Comforter

Best Comforter

Prepping for bridal showers can be stressful, but gift-giving will be a breeze with this best-selling comforter from Buffy. It’s engineered to stay cool, making it a perfect summer wedding gift.

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J.Crew

31. J.crew Packable Straw Hat

Best Sun Hat

This straw hat from J.Crew is a honeymoon must-have, no matter where the bride is headed. It’s made from raffia fiber, so it can be crammed into a suitcase—no matter how limited the space is—and still retain its shape when you unfurl it. Time to kiss bad hair days goodbye!

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Brooklinen

32. Brooklinen Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

Best Pillowcase

If the bride isn’t already a silk pillowcase devotee, she’s about to be. They’re lightweight and breathable, making them great for sensitive skin, and they’re also gentler on hair, so even if the bride-to-be tends to toss and turn in her sleep, she’ll wake up to smooth strands and less breakage. So yes, while this 100 percent pure mulberry silk pillowcase will set you back $60, the ability to wake up with flawless skin and hair is priceless. Your girlfriend will thank you.

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The Container Store

33. Marie Kondo In-drawer Knife Organizer

Best Gift for Virgos

Silverware and knife sets are a go-to wedding gift. So much so, that your pal may not know what to do with ‘em all. Well, here’s where you come in as her thoughtful best friend with a tidy solution in the form of a sustainable wood knife organizer. This one holds 12 knives and fits in most standard kitchen drawers.

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Nordstrom

34. Tory Burch Miller Cloud

Best Sandal

If you know your bestie’s shoe size, then these ergonomic sandals are a great gift. They’re casual yet polished—and incredibly comfy. So, if you don’t know her size, it might be time for you to subtly ask, because this breezy, chic Miller Cloud sandal is the hot ticket item of the summer.

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Parachute Home

35. Parachute Cloud Cotton Quilt

Best Quilt

Give the gift of comfort with this luxe cotton quilt. It’s aptly-named the Cloud because it’s soft, fluffy and what dreams are made of (that and 100 percent Turkish cotton).