The 20 best bridal shower gifts, from a fun instant camera to a cooking class for two

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  • A bridal shower is a party to celebrate the bride before the couple’s wedding.
  • Bridal shower gifts are usually small but meaningful tokens for the couple’s new life together.
  • From home goods to wedding accessories, check out these 20 thoughtful bridal shower gifts.
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Getting married is an exciting time not only for the couple, but also for their friends and family. A bridal shower is typically held to celebrate the momentous occasion coming up and, although it’s held in the bride’s honor, bridal shower gifts are meant to help shepherd the lovebirds into their new life stage. 

That means wedding keepsakes, charismatic home items, and experience gifts that will bond the couple all successfully highlight their marital status. When it comes to bridal shower gifts, thrill the bride and the groom (or the other bride) with something neither will forget.

Here are the 20 best bridal shower gifts:

A set of mix-and-match dinnerware

Assorted pastel dinnerware - best bridal shower gifts

Casafina Modern Classic Ceramic Dinnerware & Serveware, available at Food52, from $52

The classic wedding gift of dishware offers a fresh start to their next life chapter with new dinnerware that’s beautifully crafted and a necessary home good. Mix and match these charming pastel dishes for a picturesque meal.

An instant film camera to capture every moment

Blue Fujifilm mini instant film camera - best bridal shower gifts

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11, available at Best Buy, $69.99

This Fujifilm camera instantly captures exciting wedding moments and splendid memories, both before and after. The Instax Mini 11 comes with an automatic exposure function and a selfie mode that shows off any great angle.

A geometric print throw blanket to keep warm

Brooklinen x Pendleton Paths geometric print throw blanket - best bridal shower gifts

Brooklinen x Pendleton Paths Blanket, available at Brooklinen, $330.65 

This striking blanket may be a more costly bridal shower gift, but this collab from two iconic brands makes an impact. This Brooklinen and Pendelton throw features warm, vibrant geometric prints inspired by traditional hand-sewn quilts and cityscapes.

A pair of ultra-soft shearling slippers

Red Tkees Ines shearling slip-on slippers - best bridal shower gifts

Ines Shearling, available at Tkees, $150

The Ines Shearling slippers are as pretty as they are comfortable, making them the perfect pair for getting ready on the big day. These are the go-to soft slides for the big day that she can slip on with ease. You can find our best slippers review here.

A romantic silk slip for nights at home

Collage of two photos of model wearing pink Free People Next Step Slip - best bridal shower gifts

Next Step Slip, available at Free People, $59.95

This lovely lingerie is irresistible thanks to the way it romantically frames a silhouette. Her wedding night can’t go wrong with this silky slip. You can find our best lingerie review here.

A digital picture frame to remember each moment

Carver digital picture frame displaying two photos of a girl - best bridal shower gifts

Carver Digital Frame, available at Aura Frames, $159

Rather than a simple photo frame, update the gift to a digital photo frame that continually displays each treasured memory with its unlimited storage. This innovative frame presents a slideshow of landscape photos and pairs two portraits side-by-side.

A luxe dutch oven for home cooks

Blue Le Creuset round dutch oven - best bridal shower gifts

Round Dutch Oven, available at Le Creuset, from $230

A Le Creuset dutch oven is the cream of the crop when it comes to wedding gifts — it’s an unbeatable, high-quality kitchen appliance coveted by home cooks everywhere and just exudes elegance. Available in various dreamy colors, this popular dutch oven is great for slow cooking, braising, baking, and more. You can find our best dutch oven review here.

A journal to write down their love story

"The Story of Us" fill-in journal - best bridal shower gifts

The Story of Us, available at Uncommon Goods, $35

Starting with the day they met, the bride can write down their entire love story with this thoughtful gift. The fill-in journal includes prompts and photo corners to keep your special memories together alive forever.

A milk frother for Sunday breakfast at home

Aphse milk frother - best bridal shower gifts

Aphse Milk Foamer, available at Amazon, $15.99

This powerful milk frother whips up a creamy base or topping for your coffee that makes it taste more delicious with a professional finish. 

A fitness tracker to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch - best bridal shower gifts

Fitbit Versa 3 Health & Fitness Smartwatch, available at Best Buy, $179.95

The Fitbit Versa 3 makes sure she’s accomplishing her pre-wedding fitness goals and feeling her best self in the most productive way possible. The smartwatch features fitness tracking components, Amazon Alexa voice control, and a touch display for notifications and apps. You can find our best Fitbit trackers review here.

A virtual pasta cooking class for two

Tablet displaying a virtual pasta making class taught by an Italian grandmother - best bridal shower gifts

Virtual Pasta Making Experience with Nonna, available at Nonna Live, $49

Surprise the happy couple with an entertaining bonding activity like a virtual cooking class taught by Italian nonnas (that’s a grandma, y’all). They can learn from scratch how to make delicious homemade pasta and have an unforgettable experience. 

Modern recipes for the recently married couple

Cover of "​​The Newlywed Table: A Cookbook to Start Your Life Together" cookbook by Maria Zizka - best bridal shower gifts

“The Newlywed Table: A Cookbook to Start Your Life Together” by Maria Zizka, available at Barnes & Noble, $29.95

With forever to spend together, this newlywed cookbook features over 100 recipes of both classic and modern dishes that teach any couple to function as a team in the kitchen. The couple can put in the work together to make modern recipes filled with love. 

Festive candles to set the mood

Just Married and Let's Toast Homesick candles - best bridal shower gifts

Just Married and Let’s Toast Candles, available at Homesick Candles, $34

This adorable keepsake candle emblazoned with “Just Married” on the front already feels celebratory, and as an added bonus, the smell features crisp notes of champagne. 

A rustic cake stand

Anthropologie Glenna Cake Stand - best bridal shower gifts

Glenna Cake Stand, available at Anthropologie, from $58

If anyone in the couple loves baking, they’ll appreciate this stand’s vintage charm. Plus, it can act as a keepsake to pass to their own children. 

A coffee machine to brew any beverage

Ninja Hot and Cold Brew coffee maker - best bridal shower gifts

Ninja Hot and Cold Brew System, available at Amazon, $159.99

A high-quality coffee maker is something that will help the couple get through late-night wedding planning, early morning venue prospects, and every day of the rest of their lives. We love this versatile coffee maker as it brews various brew sizes along with specialty and classic drinks. You can find our best coffee makers review here.

An elegant smartwatch that looks timeless

Hybrid Smartwatch Carlie Rose Gold - best bridal shower gifts

Hybrid Smartwatch Carlie Rose Gold, available at Fossil, $175

The bride probably already has an abundance of wedding day jewelry, but this watch is different. The Fossil hybrid smartwatch has an elegant design that can track your activities, display notifications, and more. You can find our best smart jewelry review here.

A personalized glassware pair

Wine glass and pint glass with personalized tree trunk etching on them - best bridal shower gifts

Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo, available at Uncommon Goods, $85

These personalized, hand-engraved glasses show that opposites do attract with a wine and pilsner glassware duo. Also available in separate wine and pilsner duos, these glasses mark their romance with their initials and iconic date. 

A smart indoor herb garden

Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden - best bridal shower gifts

Click and Grow Smart Herb Garden, available at Amazon, $96.95

Instead of an outdoor garden, the lovebirds can grow their own fresh herbs and vegetables indoors. Grow anything you like with over 50 pre-seeded plant pods from thyme to wild strawberries.

A monogram charcuterie board

A and Z monogram serving boards - best bridal shower gifts

Monogram Cheese and Crackers Serving Board, available at Uncommon Goods, $85

This monogram charcuterie board is not to be overlooked as a bridal shower gift. It’s as elegant as it is unique for a signature dining piece. 

A gold cake serving set with a personalized touch

Personalized gold cake serving set - best bridal shower gifts

Champagne Gold Cake Serving Set, available at Things Remembered, $42 

What better way to celebrate their love in a sweet way than with this stunning cake serving set. The gold set can be engraved with a name, date, or short message for the lovebirds. 

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