39 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.
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.
Après Jewelry "The Initial" Charm Necklace, $555, apresjewelery.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.
"Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen" Book, $26.96, amazon.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.
Martha Stewart x Bloomsy Box, from $49.99, marthastewartflowers.com
Perfect for her pre-wedding getaway or minimoon, this roomy carry-on passes all those pesky TSA size requirements (no checked back necessary!)
Away "The Carry-On", $225, awaytravel.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.
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.
Oscar de la Renta Short Tassel Earrings, $425, oscardelarenta.com
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.
"Lucky in Love: Traditions, Customs & Rituals to Personalize Your Wedding," $11.72, amazon.com
This reinterpretation of the classic signet bracelet allows you to choose between two unique stones—amazonite or dendritic opal.
J.Hannah Inlay Signet Cuff, $596, jhannahjewelry.com
This perfume is true to its name, thanks to notes of black cherry accord, rose absolute orpur, and roasted tonka orpur.
Tom Ford "Lost Cherry" Perfume, $320, sephora.com
Are you jetting off to her bachelorette party in the near future? This hands-free belt bag is her perfect accessory—that doesn't at all channel fanny pack vibes.
Leatherology "Meadow" Mini Belt Bag, $145, leatherology.com
Gift her honeymoon-ready silk pieces that work as well together as they do on their own.
Maggie Wu "The Honeymoon" Set, $353, maggiewustudio.com
Frames are classic gifts for a reason. Present her with this contemporary acrylic pick—complete with a photo of the two of you, of course.
Martha Stewart Collection 8" x 10" Acrylic Frame, $58, macys.com
Multi-Cultural Wedding Book
This couture-focused book by style icon Bonnae Gokson gives your bride-to-be a glimpse inside the lavish real weddings happening all around the world. This global perspective might just inform her own as she plans.
Weddings, Butterflies & The Sweetest Dreams, $70, amazon.com
"I Do" Notebook
She'll record her thoughts, feelings, and planning to-do list in this made-for-the-bride jotter.
Moglea "Until I Say I Do" Notebook, $12, shop.moglea.com
These statement chain-inspired earrings would look great with her after-party outfit change.
Lizzie Fortunato Link Earrings in "Strawberry," $150, ofakind.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.
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.
Dwell "Nublado" Throw, $395, dwell.com
She's about to spend forever with her best friend, so this neutral print is definitely timely.
Swellpress "Foreva Eva" Art Print, $48, swellpresspaper.com
Perfect for a desk or vanity, this mod object features a removable mirror that fits right into a hand-cast (pink!) base.
Slash Objects "Slash" Mirror, $250, slashobjects.com
These merlot-colored gloves are crafted with both suede and leather paneling.
& Other Stories "Duo" Leather Suede Gloves, $69, stories.com
Nothing says holiday heels like a pair of cherry-red shoes. She'll wear them on the holiday and beyond—and think of you every time she does.
Marais "Bessette" Pump, $305, maraisusa.com
Everything is more fun in a rainbow print, this sleep mask, included.
Sleepy Jones x Color Factory Silk Sleep Mask, $48, shop.sleepyjones.com
Nail Care Set
This set gives her everything she needs to replicate her weekly manicures at home.
Violet Grey Nail Spa Set, $79, violetgrey.com
She'll wear this sweet (and seasonal!) bow barette in so many ways, including over ponytails and tucked into braids.
Jennifer Behr Velvet Bow Barrette, $128, shopbop.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.
Lunya Silk Robe, $248, lunya.co
Silk pillowcases damage hair less, and can even make blowouts last longer. This one comes in a limited-edition "XO" design, which is perfect for a love-struck wife or wife-to-be.
Slip Silk Pillowcase in "XO" Print, $85, net-a-porter.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.
Outdoor Voices Apparel Kit, starting at $95 for two pieces, outdoorvoices.com
Your favorite bride can store everything—from her stationery to her garter—in this genius keepsake box. The compartments are designed to preserve certain items, and it even comes with labels she can use.
Savor "Wedding Edition" Keepsake Box, $99.95, savor.us
This fun tray makes ice cubes in the shape of her new diamond.
True Fabrications "Iced Out" Ice Tray, $9.99, truefabrications.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.
Summersalt Gift Card, starting at $100, gosummersalt.com
That's not any kiss imprint on that necklace—it's hers. Simply upload a picture of her kiss to the purchase and they'll do the rest. You can even engrave her name to make her gift even more personal.
Nouvel Heritage "Kiss" Necklace, $1,800, nouvelheritage.com
For a truly unforgettable gift, frame her vows or another special quote.
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.
Darcy Miller "Celebrate Everything!: Fun Ideas to Bring Your Parties to Life" Book, $20.40 for hardcover, amazon.com
These ballet-style cashmere slippers are chic and warm—great for those cold winter months.
Margaux Cashmere Slippers, $155, margauxny.com
How cozy does this blanket look? She'll love to snuggle up in it throughout the year.
Totem Home Pom-Pom Blanket, $200, totemhome.com
Our book will give the bride-to-be some inspiration and advice for the big day.
"Martha Stewart Weddings Ideas & Inspiration" Book, $21.79 for hardcover, amazon.com
A simple way to show your love? With this ruby lips ring.
Sydney Evan Lips Ring, $795, sydneyevan.com
Finding the perfect wedding dress can be a hard enough decision for the bride. Looking presentable for work every day while juggling wedding-planning tasks? That's a whole other challenge. Treat her to this curated box of clothes and accessories handpicked by stylists that come up with an assortment of pretty options based on her personal style.
MM.LaFleur Gift Card, starting at $50, mmlafleur.com