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10 Best Wedding Gift Ideas for That Special Bride-to-Be

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Looking for a unique gift for a bride to be? Check out these meaningful gift ideas.

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So, your friend, sister, or a woman you know is getting married, and you want to give her the perfect gift, but you can’t decide. We’ve all been there. It gets even more challenging when it seems that person already has everything.

Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of precious gift items to put a smile on that bride-to-be’s face and make her feel as special as she should as an intending bride.

1. The Marriage Journal

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So many folks agree this is one of the best gifts they have ever heard of to give anyone, especially a bride-to-be. The Marriage Journal is a communication journal for couples, which helps them connect better.

Alternatively, one person suggests compiling a couple of real-life, personal stories and advice in the journal, publishing it, and gifting it to the bride-to-be.

2. Wedding Day Fragrance

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Smelling good is good business. Women love their scents just as much as they love jewelry. A “wedding day fragrance” places the bride on a different level of sophistication.

So, a classy perfume that the bride-to-be can wear on her special day would make an excellent gift — one she would never forget.

3. Personalized Jewelry

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When in doubt, choose jewelry. You can never go wrong with that. Customized gifts are the best because they show the person put a lot of effort into making it the perfect gift for the person.

Consider gifting a unique necklace that symbolizes the bride-to-be, maybe an initial. Bracelets, rings, and dazzling earrings are excellent choices, too.

4. Personalized Kitchen Tools

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To most women, a kitchen is a special place. The design and size of the kitchen are factors that can make a woman choose or look away from a house. They want it and everything in it to be perfect. A gift of personalized kitchen tools would blow the bride-to-be away.

The easiest to start with is a cutting board; it’s one tool she would use almost every time she steps into the kitchen and one that would make cooking more interesting for her.

5. Photo Album

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Pictures are worth a thousand words and are the only effective way to capture and preserve memories that can be forgotten. Hunt for photos of the bride-to-be with people she loves and cares about, especially her groom. Have the photos turned into a custom photo album!

Also, look for photos of events and memories she must have forgotten from a while ago — it would mean a great deal to her.

6. Wedding Planner Journals

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As the wedding day draws near, almost every bride loses their mind. They worry about the designer, caterer, venue, or things they know they could forget.

A wedding planner journal helps them organize their thoughts and plans. It creates a more solid structure, eliminating some sources of anxiety for the bride.

7. Spa Gift Card

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A friend recently gave her friend who was getting married a spa gift card. The bride-to-be was so excited and emerged from her session feeling more refreshed and relaxed than in weeks.

A woman getting married is under a lot of pressure and stress; a spa date is what she needs to ease some of the tension away.

8. Customized Satin Robes

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Satin robes are lovely to feel, look at, and, most significantly, to be in. It can also be a wonderful gift that she could use for her bridal shower. You can customize one with her initials or “bride-to-be” on it and watch how happy she is in the days leading to her wedding.

9. Bride Gift Box

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A bride box is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give. What makes it more thoughtful is that you can add anything you think would hold sentimental value to the bride-to-be or random little things that would make her happy.

You can include a jewelry box, ring dish, wine, personal notes, sweet treats, hand sanitizers, personalized face towels, and more.

10. A Cookbook

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If she’s the type who loves to spend time in the kitchen, a cookbook is a gift she would appreciate. Most people wish their mothers, or someone was there to guide them in the kitchen. But you can try out new dishes and recipes with a cookbook and know the exact steps.

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