We are kicking off our gift guide series here on BSB by starting with gifts for the bride! These are items that I think any bride would love — so if you're a groom on the lookout for a great gift to buy your future Mrs. definitely check these out! Or if you're a current bride planning your wedding, consider adding these fab gifts to your wishlist this year! One thing that ties this list of gifts together is that they are all gifts that keep on giving – meaning you'll use them far beyond your wedding planning process. These gifts may seem like an investment, but any gift that lasts you a long time is budget savvy in my book! Check out these finds below!
Craftsy is the leading online social crafting platform and a great gift idea for a bride on a budget who wants to learn more DIY skills! Craftsy offers full-length, professionally-produced HD video courses in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, food, jewelry, paper craft, cake decorating and more. The courses even have interactive features allowing you to connect directly with other students or with the award-winning instructors! There's even tons of free mini classes you can take to get a feel for the programs — here's the full list of Craftsy free mini classes to choose from to get a taste of the experience.
These little guys are powerful tools — download all your favorite wedding apps and use it to help you plan your wedding! Plus, it'll be great for the honeymoon, too when you're in need of something to read by the pool. The iPad Mini is seriously the perfect size for work and play – and fits comfortably into most handbags. It's a great gift that keeps on giving all year long!
Fitness trackers are all the rage nowadays — especially for brides who are trying to get fit before their big day. I love the FitBit Flex because you can wear it on your wrist and you don't even have to give it another thought. Track your steps, your sleep and more! And it comes in a variety of great color options — of course I love the teal. 🙂 This is another gift that just keeps on giving because you can use it to keep yourself active and healthy all year long.
The Silk'n Flash&Go™ is a revolutionary light-based system for permanent results at home. Now you can remove unwanted hair forever on your body and face – all with gentle pulses of light that disable hair growth. It's the safe way to get smooth, beautiful skin — and so much cheaper than pricey hair removal treatments at a traditional salon. Get hair-free the DIY way at home with this nifty little device. I had the opportunity to test it out recently and it didn't hurt even a tiny bit, so it's perfect for even the most sensitive areas. Definitely a great tool to use to get ready for your honeymoon!!
Cricut Explore® is a design-and-cut system for making amazing, affordable DIY and craft projects. This machine allows you to create DIY crafts and projects from wedding invitations to DIY home décor to scrapbooking — it's definitely a gift that keeps on giving for the seriously crafty bride. Featuring Cut Smart™ technology, the Smart Set™ dial for easy material settings, and the ability to upload your own designs, Cricut Explore is the easiest and most innovative design-and-cut system yet. If you want to get super crafty for your big day, this is a must-have for your wishlist. PS- you can get FREE shipping all month long with code FREESHIPNOV
What do you think of our list? Would you add any of these gift items to your wishlist?
Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.