Gift Guide: Wedding Showers | Seersucker Sass

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Gift Guide: Wedding Showers

I had a conversation at lunch last week about how my life is pretty much wedding season.  This summer and fall, I am going to a record number of weddings.  I am so excited to see my friends so happy in love, but sometimes I get a little stressed out when it comes to buying a gift.  The registry is always a good go-to, but sometimes that isn't an option.  (Have you ever gotten to someone's registry and realized the only thing left is a $300 KitchenAid Mixer and K Cups?  Guilty over here!)  Here are my picks when I need a shower gift, whether it be a household shower or a personal shower.
(PS - Everything is under $100!)

HOUSEHOLD SHOWER



Waffle Maker //  My aunt surprised me with one of these for Christmas!  I never in a million years would have thought to ask for one, but my boyfriend and I make waffles almost every weekend now.  If you wanted to get extra fancy, include a bottle of champagne, a thing of orange juice, and other brunch related goodies, and call it an "At-Home Brunch Date" set :)

Moscow Mule Mugs //  Aside from loving Moscow Mules, I love how aesthetically pleasing the mugs are.  I've honestly considered purchasing one to keep the pens at my desk in.  If you wanted to go the extra mile with this gift, give them a bottle of vodka and a pack of Seagram's Ginger Beer.

Spoon Rest //  Maybe it's just because I don't cook frequently, but I when I moved into my apartment, a spoon rest was the least of my worries.  But after months of having to grab a paper towel in the middle of cooking or just laying the spoon on the counter, I made my own at a pottery place.  If you wanted to go the extra mile with this gift, gift it with a set of cooking spoons or a soup ladle.  

Wine Opener & Chiller //  I've never mastered the cork screw, and when I started working in events, I got really spoiled and had access to an electric bottle opener.  These things make life easier, but I would have never purchased one for myself.  (Shout out to my momma for buying me one for Christmas!)  To go the extra mile with this gift, I would purchase a bottle of white wine.

Cheese Board Set //  I love when I go to visit a friend or family member, and they pull out the cheeseboard.  It's super nice for the couple who loves entertaining guests, or just loves having fancy dinner dates at home!  Cheese isn't the best gift, so to go the extra mile with this gift, I would gift a bottle of red wine. 

Leather Coasters //  These can go in any room of your home - living room, bedroom, office, man cave, you name it!  I think that leather coasters automatically class things up.  If you wanted to spend a little more, I would gift these with a set of glasses. 

Salad Serving Set //  This is another great gift for couples that love to cook or entertain.  (This will be at the top of my registry, because I pretty much make all of my salads in a big pot that's meant for the stove.  #dontjudge)  If you wanted to go the extra mile with this gift, I would say salad sized bowls from the registry or a fancy salad dressing dispenser from a local gallery.


PERSONAL SHOWER

Whether it's a lingerie shower or a monogram shower, these picks will help you shower the bride without breaking the bank.  (I know that everyone doesn't feel comfortable buying lingerie, so I've included some alternatives!)




Monogrammed Bandeau Bikini //  Is the couple honeymooning at a beach?  Here's your gift!  The bride will love that it has her new monogram on it!  If you feel like a bikini top is an incomplete gift, try picking up a pair of bikini bottoms at Target. 

Monogrammed Bangle //   If the bride-to-be has a big stack of Alex and Ani bracelets, this is the perfect gift!  If she doesn't have a big stack or you want to give something besides a single bangle, consider getting a bangle with her groom's birthstone or the stone for the month they married in.

Monogrammed Necklace //  This is a simple, classic gift that can be personalized to fit the bride's personality.  Why not personalize the necklace to match her wedding colors? 

Wifey Tee //  I'm just a sucker for these "wifey" tees, and as much as I like to pretend that I'll never wear one, I'll probably have collected six of them between my engagement and wedding.  To go that extra mile, why not gift a pair of cozy leggings?  Perfect for the flight to the honeymoon!

Lingerie Bag //  What's a bride to do with all that lingerie she's packed for her honeymoon?!  Here's the answer to that!  If you wanted to take it a step further, include a cute little pair of panties or buy detergent that's especially for lingerie. 

Long Line Strapless Bra //   I'm not going to harp on lingerie because we all know where to find it, but isn't this piece cute?!  (PS - It's super affordable!) 

"She Said Yes" Polish //   I love when the name of a polish goes along with the occasion.  (And I'm obsessed with white nails for summer...)  To go the extra mile with this gift, consider getting the bride-to-be a gift certificate for a manicure and/or pedicure.

Cosabella Panty Set //  I'm embarrassed to admit how much I love Cosabellas.  If you really want to splurge on the bride, this set is a great gift.  (PS - Aerie has very similar panties!  They aren't nearly as high quality, but you can also buy like 7 for what one pair of Cosabella panties would cost.) 

Mrs. Necklace //   Don't we all secretly want our best friend to give us this necklace after we get engaged?!  It may be a little cheesy, but isn't it adorable and subtle?  (And could easily be layered.) Want to go the extra mile?  Consider matching earrings!


Happy Tuesday, y'all!  Do you have a "go to" gift for wedding showers?

XX,

SS



55 comments:

  1. great selections :) and the essie nailpolish ist beautiful :)

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  2. These are such great gift ideas!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  3. These are awesome gifts! I'm attending my friend from work's bridal shower in July, so this guide is definitely helpful. Thanks love!

    XO
    Ashley
    privateschoolprepster.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad that you found it to be helpful! Hope you have a blast at the shower :) Xo

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  4. The wine opener/chiller looks awesome.
    I'll definitely have to keep this list in mind as my life will soon be filled with weddings because it seems like everyone is getting engaged.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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    1. Oh girl, just wait! Your life is about to become wedding season :) Xo

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  5. Those Moscow Mule cups and the monogrammed necklace are my fav picks! Awesome round up and thank you for taking the time to explain them as well! I appreciate the effort that goes into that!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. Aww, you're so sweet! Thank you! Happy Wednesday, sweet girl! Xo

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  6. aww this is such a great tip :)

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  7. Brilliant gift guide! Can't say I've been to many weddings yet but I'll be consulting this when I do :)

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    1. Hope that you will find it to be helpful!! Xo

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  8. I always find wedding showers so tricky! A few of my friends are getting married next year and I have no idea what to get them.
    The monogrammed necklace is a great idea!

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

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    1. Hopefully this list gave you some ideas! Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  9. This is such a useful compilation of gifts! I never know what to buy for wedding gifts if the registry is all satisfied! I am in total agreeance on the spoon rest, I use mine constantly and I never even realized I would need one!

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    1. I'm either the first or the last to hit the registry... There is no inbetween! Aren't they a life saver... or at least a counter saver ;) Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  10. Thank you for this! I am actually a bridesmaid in a wedding AND I'm getting married so this is a great little gift guide to keep into consideration. Love it.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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    1. Glad that you found it to be helpful! So excited for you! Xo

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  11. All such great ideas! I usually try to get one thing from the registry and one thing that's kind of unique.

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    1. That's a great plan!! Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  12. As a girl that just got married, I can fully attest that these are all great gifts! I think my favorite thing to give is a gift basket...I recently did one for my very best friend for her shower and she got a really cute basket with a chalk label, several flour sack kitchen towels, a picture frame, a yummy lemon scented candle, and a letter with their last name initial on it :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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    1. Ahhh, I'm so glad that they receive your stamp of approval! You're better than I am... gift baskets stress me out! I can never get them to look right and just give up. Haha. You're a very thoughtful gift giver :) Xo

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  13. Love the wifey tee! I'm waiting for the day that I can wear that! Haha I sound like a crazy person.

    xo
    Lauren Ashley
    www.thefashionistasdiary.com

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    1. You are not a crazy person! They are super cute! Maybe we should just order custom ones with our names on them for now so we can enjoy the trend? Haha :)

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  14. It's baby and wedding shower season! I've been going to lots, and I've been loving it. These are such cute suggestions. I've really been loving rose gold lately and love that mug!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you're having a great Wednesday! Xo

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  15. I'll take those wine accessories please!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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    1. Okay, sending them your way! ;) Happy Wednesday, love! Xo

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  16. I'm horrible, and my go-to gift is usually in the form of a gift card. I've got to get better, though, since they are a little impersonal. These are fabulous suggestions, love!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
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    1. Gift cards are great gifts! I always hoard them, and then treat myself when money is tight! Haha :)

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  17. Love the necklaces :) New on my blog: My Disco Ball Pants :) Bisous from France :)

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  18. lovely post and amazing pictures darling :D

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  19. Great household gift ideas! I would also suggest a pizza stone because theres nothing better than homemade pizza!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooh, that's an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing, Alex! Happy Wednesday :)

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    1. Hope that you found them to be helpful! Xo

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  21. Oh so great wedding gifts.
    I love the personal one
    XO

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  22. This is so great! I love that cheese board. I may have to get it as a hostess gift...and maybe one for myself...

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  23. Hahaha, 'She Said Yes' Nail polish sounds perfect! Hahaha, I'm seventeen but I have a few older friends who are getting married, this is giving some great ideas! Thanks <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. Give it 5 years! You will start scheduling everything in your life around friends' weddings! Haha

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  24. Nice selection!

    XX

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  25. Great picks! I spent more time looking at the personal shower gifts (oops!)

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    Sarah
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    1. Hey, whatever works! Happy Wednesday! Xo

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  26. I love the suggestions! Keeping in mind for one day!

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    1. Glad you found them to be helpful!! Xo

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  27. I honestly had no idea there was a such thing as a "wedding shower" BUT these are some really great gift ideas!

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    1. Really?! Well now you're prepared in case you go to one!

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  28. Wedding showers are amazing, and fun time for everyone. You have shared amazing ideas for gifts at wedding showers. My friend who is getting married at her favourite corporate events Chicago venue, I will gift her a nice thing from these. Thanks anyways.

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