3 Great Holiday Gifts for Brides-To-Be: Stuff They Really Want!

By Mandy Chan, Lover.ly

Is there a bride-to-be in your life this year who is also on your holiday gift list? Instead of buying her a 200 page couples cookbook (that she will no doubt receive a handful of between bridal showers and engagement parties) or the latest wedding-planning-binder-extravaganza, look for something that she can enjoy while both planning her wedding, and long after she's said "I do!" It doesn't have to be something directly wedding related, rather, try something to remind her of those precious months she spent planning her day. We've put together our top 3 favorite gift ideas this year for blushing brides that are sure to put a giant smile on their faces!

1. Robe- Great For Her Wedding Day Morning!

The latest trend in wedding photography is for brides to have their photographer follow them from getting ready with her mom and bridesmaids in the morning, to waving goodbye to those last few wedding guests at the end of the night. A colorful, lightweight robe in an interesting pattern is a great gift for brides-to-be, and absolutely useful afterwards! It's easy to take on and off after hair and makeup is done without ruining either, and, it makes for great "getting ready" photos, too! Make sure it has pockets to hold her phone, and kleenex, and is knee-length--it's very unglamorous for a bride to trip over fabric!

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2. Chic Coffee Mug (and Maybe a Gift Card Inside!)

A busy bride planning her wedding is sure to consume copious amounts of tea or coffee, so what better way to get her in the "I'm Getting Married!" spirit (as if she isn't, already) than with a chic mug with her initials, or simply the word "bride" beautifully painted across the front? Bonus if you include a sweet little gift card to her local coffee shop hidden inside the mug! Wedding planning can be a bit stressful, but nothing an eggnog flavored latte and the latest bridal glossy can't cure!

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3. Anything With Her New Monogram

Newly engaged gals love anything monogrammed. It's the modern-day equivalent to scribbling your Junior High boyfriend's name combined with your name on everything you own--notebooks, trapper keepers, book covers (we know you did that, too!). The goal here is to gift her with something not only fun and cute, but also useful on her big day and beyond. How about a new phone case or a set of notecards with her new initials or monogram in her wedding colors? This is one gift idea that's sure to get the stamp of approval!

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Need more inspiration for holiday gifts? Browse Lover.ly for thousands of images from real weddings and see what brides are into this year! Or, if you're the bride-to-be, check out everything from bridal gowns and shoes to reception decor and favors and get busy planning!