Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Top Gifts for a Newly Engaged Bride (or Groom!)

I received this cool list from Get Married the other day and thought it would be fun to share since this is one of the biggest engagement seasons of the year!

"He popped the question! She’s over the moon. How do you show her you’re here to help celebrate this gi-normous life changing event? Here are 10 girly gifts to give your sister, soon-to-be sister, childhood confidant or BFF, a.k.a bride to be. Plus we could never forget the groom so we’ve got him covered as well. "

1. Plan Ahead

The best gift you can give a bride is organizational skills. Bestow a bright and funky planner on her to get her started down the aisle.

2. The Spitting Image

For the fashion-forward friend, give a personalized, unique illustration that expresses her personal style. From every hair color to every style of dress, there’s a framed and matted creation that will remind her of her inner fashionista.

3. The Bridal Party

Pamper her with a collection of shower gels inspired by wedding traditions. Sure to get the beautiful bride ready before the big day, this set includes a 6 oz Wedding Cake Ultra-Delicious Shower Gel, 6 oz Bubbly Ultra-Rich Shower Gel, and a 6 oz Bridal Bouquet Ultra-Feminine Shower Gel in a signature box.

4. The Princess Bride

For bridal royalty. Inspired by the tiara gifted to Queen Mary, enjoy this bride tank top - something old on something new. An ideal present for the princess bride.

5. Etiquette Lessons

Ok, you don’t have to spring for a whole lineup of classes. Just buy your gal pal Emily Post’s Wedding Etiquette in hardback. It’s the go-to-guide for the classy, thoughtful bride. Make sure she never makes a misstep.

6. Hands Down The Best Gift!

Only the newly engaged know how embarrassing it is to have scruffy cuticles and unpolished nails. Everyone is always grabbing your hand to ooh and aww. Buy her this kit and her hands will be ready for show-off showtime!

7. With This Ring

You know she wants to tell the world he put a ring on it—without having to say a word. Get her this fun-key ring to show off a bit. She’ll toss her house and car keys on it and every time she pulls it out will be reminded she’s headed for wedded bliss.

8. It’s a Wrap!

Comfy terry cloth wraps are always a favorite gift and can be personalized with her future monogram. Get her ready to be Mrs. Happily Ever After.

9. For Her (and Him)
Give your friend a boudoir photo session she can use to surprise her fiancé. A hot trend for brides to be, noir-inspired shots can be tasteful (think more Dita Von Teese, than Playboy) and will get her in the mood for her wedding night. Tell her to smile and work it, you sexy thing!

10. Sweet Siblings

Tell sisters and soon to be sisters-in-law how much they mean with a sentimental token. Personalize this folksy, sweet frame by sliding in a childhood photo. Sugarboo Designs uses quotes from luminaries and simple classic style for thoughtful gifts she’ll love.

11. For the techie, gadget groom:

Forget cord confusion, the Duracell Mygrid allows for all of your electronic devices to be charged at once.

Or you can get your favorite engaged couple a Creative Montage gift certificate to use towards their save the dates or invites from our Etsy shop!  hint...hint...