26 Gifts for the Girl Who Has Everything—the Bride!
You've covered everyone on your list this season, including your girl and guy friends, your parents, the little ones in your life, and even your pet. There's just one person left to shop for: A bride. Shower the special lady in love this holiday season with a gift that she won't see coming. Whether you're her groom, her relative, or her friend, we're providing present ideas that you can get inspired by.
Brides are tough to shop for, and especially when they're about to get everything they want (ahem, the spouse of their dreams and all the goodies on their registries.) It's easy to feel stuck when planning a present for one, but fear not—we're here to help. Is the bride you're buying for obsessed with accessorizing, or is skincare more of her thing? Does she love sweating it out in fitness classes, or would she rather sit at home and cozy up on the couch? Is she tying the knot soon, or is she about to go on her honeymoon? We know that there are tons of possibilities, which is why we've addressed them all.
Ahead, a comprehensive assortment of gifts that are stylish, thoughtful, and unique. These presents work outside of the holiday season, too—you can give them to your wife on the wedding day, to your loved one at her bridal shower, or to a bride on her birthday. Best of all, we've included inspiration in a range of price points to suit various budgets.
Essential Craft Tool
Whether she's crafting DIY projects for her reception or making the ultimate wedding scrapbook, this handy craft tool is bound to become her new best friend—aside from you, that is.
Shop Now: Cricut Explore Air 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle, $279.99, michaels.com.
Nighttime Skincare Kit
Skincare routines can be tricky to get just right, so help her take the guesswork out of finding an effective nighttime regimen with this kit. Complete with a face wash, serum, moisturizer, oil, and eye cream, this set is guaranteed to leave her feeling fresh-faced each night.
Shop Now: Drunk Elephant "Shelf-Control" Night Kit, $98, sephora.com.
Silk pillowcases aren't all hype: They really are better for your skin and hair than regular cotton linens. This pretty pink-and-white stripe is bound to be well-received, too.
Shop Now: Slip Queen Pillowcase, $85, shopbop.com.
This dainty bracelet is beautiful and unobtrusive that she'll never want to take it off.
Shop Now: Catbird Tiny Corsage Bracelet, Yellow Gold, $220, catbirdnyc.com.
After her wedding day is over, she'll be wondering if it was really all a dream. This cozy sweater, which is hand-stitched in New York City, will convey her sentiments.
Shop Now: Lingua Franca "It Was All a Dream..." Sweater, $380, linguafranca.com.
Give her the gift of tons of delicious meals she can whip up with her spouse. The team at Martha Stewart Living created the ultimate cookbook for newly-married chefs.
Shop Now: "Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen" Book, $28.48, amazon.com.
This perfume is true to its name, thanks to notes of black cherry accord, rose absolute orpur, and roasted tonka orpur.
Shop Now: Tom Ford "Lost Cherry" Perfume, $450, sephora.com.
Perfect for her pre-wedding getaway or minimoon, this roomy carry-on passes all those pesky TSA size requirements (no checked back necessary!)
Shop Now: Away "The Carry-On", $225, awaytravel.com.
Initial Charm Necklace
You can't go wrong with this classic initial necklace, especially since there are so many ways to personalize it. Decide on a metal type (yellow, white, or rose gold!), a font, and optional engraving.
Shop Now: Après Jewelry "The Initial" Charm Necklace, $555, apresjewelery.com.
Martha Stewart Flower Subscription
Treat the bride-to-be to monthly roses hand-selected by Martha Stewart herself. Each bloom is sourced from sustainable farms from all over the country, which guarentees freshness with every delivery. In addition to the beautiful arrangements, she'll receive a booklet of Martha's care instructions, plant food, and an informational card about each variety.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart x Bloomsy Box, from $39.99, marthastewartflowers.com.
Anything gift that will help a bride-to-be stay organized is a winner in our book. Pair this convenient tablet with the Apple pencil so she can take notes at every vendor meeting.
Shop Now: Apple iPad Pro, $799, apple.com.
Elevate her day-to-day look with this pretty pair of earrings, which feature glass beads and clip-on backs.
Shop Now: Oscar de la Renta Short Tassel Earrings, $350, oscardelarenta.com.
This robe is great for getting ready in—on the big day and beyond. It's also washable, so it'll be easy to keep for years to come.
Shop Now: Lunya Silk Robe, $248, lunya.co.
Wedding Planning and Marriage Book
This thoughtful book by former Martha Stewart Weddings executive editor Eleni N. Gage helps you combine you and your partner's cultures and traditions to plan a wedding (and a marriage!) that's entirely your own.
Shop Now: "Lucky in Love: Traditions, Customs & Rituals to Personalize Your Wedding," $12.39, amazon.com.
She's about to spend forever with her best friend, so this neutral print is definitely timely.
Shop Now: Swellpress "Foreva Eva" Art Print, $48, swellpresspaper.com.
"I Do" Notebook
She'll record her thoughts, feelings, and planning to-do list in this made-for-the-bride jotter.
Shop Now: Moglea "Until I Say I Do" Notebook, $9, shop.moglea.com.
There's a good chance that she didn't register for candlesticks (classic options feel a little outdated to the modern bride!), which makes these mid-century options a solid choice.
Shop Now: Fete Home Mid-Century Candlesticks, $75, fetehome.com.
An extra chunky throw that she can layer it over her sofa, bed, or accent chair is always a good idea. She'll love that this one is knit entirely by hand.
Shop Now: Dwell "Nublado" Throw, $395, dwell.com.
Perfect for a desk or vanity, this mod object features a removable mirror that fits right into a hand-cast (pink!) base.
Shop Now: Slash Objects "Slash" Mirror, $165, slashobjects.com.
Everything is more fun in a rainbow print, this sleep mask, included.
Shop Now: Sleepy Jones x Color Factory Silk Sleep Mask, $48, shop.sleepyjones.com.
She'll wear this sweet (and seasonal!) bow barette in so many ways, including over ponytails and tucked into braids.
Shop Now: Jennifer Behr Velvet Bow Barrette, $128, shopbop.com.
Outdoor Voices is the workout brand for cool girls. Build her a kit of stylish, high-quality essentials for her classes, for her runs, or just for lounging around.
Shop Now: Outdoor Voices Apparel Kit, starting at $95 for two pieces, outdoorvoices.com.
Our book will give the bride-to-be some inspiration and advice for the big day.
Shop Now: "Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspiration" Book, $19.94 for hardcover, amazon.com.
Swimsuit Gift Card
Gift cards aren't boring when they come with a pretty Turkish towel. This one lets her shop from one of our favorite swimwear brands, Summersalt.
Shop Now: Summersalt Gift Card, starting at $100, gosummersalt.com.
For a truly unforgettable gift, frame her vows or another special quote.
Shop Now: Minted Vows Print, starting at $115, minted.com.
With years of celebrations to come, give her this book, which will elevate all of her future entertaining endeavors.
Shop Now: Darcy Miller "Celebrate Everything!: Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life" Book, $18.99 for hardcover, amazon.com.