Weddings

The 40 Best Bride-to-Be Gifts for Someone Special

Celebrate the bride-to-be in your life with a gorgeous gift, from unique jewellery to the best pamper boxes

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We've found the best bride-to-be gifts for every occasion. Whether you're looking for a funny present for their engagement party, something unique for the night before their wedding or a special gift to congratulate them on getting engaged, we've got you covered.

There's something here for every type of bride-to-be. Do they like being pampered? We've found treats they'll love, including the best-scented candle, luxe bath oils and a curated hamper of spa treats. Absolute foodie? We reveal the gifts you need to know about, including some brownies that we can't stop thinking about. Jewellery-lover? From fashion-editor-approved earrings to a personalised bracelet, we have some never-fail picks.

Of course, you may be looking to buy something to celebrate your own new bride-to-be status - and there's nothing wrong with that!

Whatever your reason for shopping, here are our favourite bride-to-be gifts. 

1. Personalised Tie-Up Wedding Shirt – £17.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

This 'wifey' t-shirt is very wearable, thanks to the cool tie-up style. Even if you're buying this for a recently engaged friend, they'll definitely get use out of it when the engagement do comes around!

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2. Engraved Home Candle – £50 for the Candle & £15 for Engraving, Jo Malone

Bride-to-be gifts

Does the bride-to-be have a favourite Jo Malone scent? Gift them a candle in the fragrance they love. You can have it engraved with up to 30 characters for an extra special touch. 

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3. Personalised Satin Pyjamas – £29.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

These white PJs are a classic bride-to-be gift. Make them extra special by having your chosen pair personalised with their name.

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4. L'OCCITANE Petite Hand & Foot Cream Trio Bodycare Gift Set – £10, John Lewis

Bodycare gift set

Chances are people will be asking to see the engagement ring for months to come, so help them get their hands in tip-top condition with this L'Occitane gift set. The three mini tubes are perfect for popping into their handbag.

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5. The Spring Edit - £55, The Bridal Beauty Festival 

Bride-to-be gifts

If you're looking for the perfect pamper box for the bride-to-be (or for yourself!), The Spring Edit beauty box is an amazing selection of goodies for your hair, skin and body! You've got full and travel-size treats from bestselling brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier, Penhaligon's and Molton Brown.

We spy the brilliant Floral Street Discovery Set too, which is a brilliant way to find your wedding day perfume.

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6. White Wedding Notes – £34.99, Papier

Bride-to-be gifts

We know the soon-to-be bride will be doing most of her wedding planning digitally, but a special notebook is still a lovely thing to have for jotting down ideas. This Papier planner is seriously chic, with a leather cover that can be monogrammed in embossed foil.

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7. Cosmos Kula Bracelet – £115, Astley Clarke

Bride-to-be gifts

Celebrate your relationship with the bride-to-be with one of Astley Clarke's grown-up friendship bracelets. We actually love the whole range, but the Cosmos Kula works particularly well as a gift because it's a go-with-anything style. You can have the back of the charm personalised with their initials for free.

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8. Large Glass Jewellery Box – £28.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

How pretty is this personalised jewellery box? It would be a lovely place for a bride-to-be to store their jewellery or wedding keepsakes.

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9. Personalised Bride Gift Box – from £9.95, Etsy

Bride-to-be gifts

Want to put together your own bespoke bridal gift box? This beautiful box is ideal for storing all those thoughtful treats.

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10. Satin Bride Sleep Mask – £6.59, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

Looking for a bride-to-be gift that won't break the bank? This satin sleep mask is a thoughtful present they can use for both dropping off to sleep and as a chic blindfold for any "no looking!" engagement party games.

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11. Bride-to-Be Tote Bag – £13.95, Not On the High Street

Bride-to-be gifts

This bride-to-be tote bag from Kelly Connor Designs is a pretty and practical way of celebrating their engaged status. If you’re feeling extra generous then you could fill it with some pampering treats, from luxe bath oil to high-quality scented candles.

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12. Personalised Bridal Party T-Shirt – £16.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

For a bride-to-be t-shirt with a difference, choose this tropical design. You can have it personalised with anything from the bride-to-be's name to the hen party destination.

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13. Bride-to-Be Mug – £14.75, Not On the High Street

Bride-to-be gifts

If your work bestie just got engaged, surprise them by making their usual coffee in this bride-to-be mug. It’s the perfect way to brighten up her desk!

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14. Aromatherapy Associates Moments of Discovery - £40, Boots

Bride-to-be gifts

Give a bride-to-be the gift of relaxation with this bath and shower oil set. Aromatherapy Associates are known for their mood-boosting, luxury oils, so this will be a real treat.

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15. Anthurium Plant - £15.99, Crocus

Bride-to-be gifts

Got a hard-to-buy-for soon-to-be bride on your hands? Plants are always a good bet, as unlike cut flowers, they'll (hopefully!) last. An anthurium is a lovely choice as the heart-shaped leaves are very engagement-appropriate.

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16. Personalised Velvet Clutch – £16.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

This velvet clutch is so stylish, and you can have it personalised with their name or initials, using your choice of thread colour and font.

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17. Personalised Notebook – £25, Not On the High Street

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Get all the bride-to-be's loved ones to write them a message in this personalised notebook, either just after the engagement announcement or for the pre-wedding party. It's a real keepsake.

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18. Bride-to-Be Pillowcase – £12.95, Not On the High Street

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For a fun novelty gift that will bring a smile to the bride’s face, this pillowcase from Koko Blossom is perfect. If you're throwing an overnight hen party, put this pillowcase on the bride-to-be's bed before they arrive for an added surprise.

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19. Bride-to-Be Sash – from £2.49, Etsy

Sash

This whimsical bride-to-be sash is a fun token gift for your newly-engaged friend. Save it for their hen party or give it to them as part of their engagement gift as a photo prop.

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20. Annie Stripe Canvas Tote Bag – £21.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

While we love bride-branded gifts, they may prefer something they can use again after the wedding - like this smart tote. Make it even more special by having it personalised with their initial.

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21. Future Mrs Sweatshirt – £28.99, Etsy

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This cosy future Mrs sweatshirt from Glitz for the Girls is a thoughtful personalised gift that the bride-to-be will love. Choose from black, white, grey or pink and personalise with their future married name - obviously, you'll need to check whether they're planning on changing their name first! 

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22. Miss to Mrs Inflated Balloon Package – from £18, Bubblegum Balloons

Bride-to-be gifts

These beautiful balloons are delivered already inflated - just imagine the bride-to-be's face when they float out of their box! The balloons would also be delightful as a hen party display.

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23. Tea in Mayfair Hamper – £50, Marks & Spencer

Bride-to-be gifts

If distance means you can't celebrate the happy news in person, send the bride-to-be this sumptuous afternoon tea hamper - it'll be a lovely treat until you can tuck into fizz and cake together in person!

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24. Mixed Selection of Chocolate Brownies – £20.95 for 8, Brownie Heaven

Brownies

Sticking with the foodie theme - because who doesn't love some good nosh? - Brownie Heaven's gorgeously indulgent treats would make for a unique gift. This scrumptious selection includes chocolate brownies and white chocolate blondies. 

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25. Personalised Engraved Faux Leather Compact Mirror – from £13.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

This chic mirror would make for a fun gift for a bride-to-be, and you can have the inside engraved with a personal message of congratulations.

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26. Friendship Knot Bangle – £22, Not On the High Street

Bride-to-be gifts

If your best friend is a bride-to-be, this friendship knot bracelet is a lovely way to say congratulations. You can have it personalised with their initial and birthstone.

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27. Gold Baya Mini Hoop Earrings - £75, Missoma

Bride-to-be gifts

For a bang-on-trend jewellery gift, check out fashion editors' favourite Missoma. We particularly like these mini hoop earrings, but if they're not quite the bride-to-be's style, you'll find plenty of other cool designs.

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28. Passport Cover - £13.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

A personalised passport cover may seem a bit random, but in fact, it's a lovely way to see the bride-to-be off on honeymoon in style!

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29. Personalised Christmas Jumper - £19.99, Etsy

Christmas jumper

Looking for a Christmas gift for a bride-to-be getting married next year? This customisable jumper would be a fun option. 

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READ MORE: The Best Christmas Gifts for Couples

30. Gift Card - Treatwell

Spa treatment

Help the bride-to-be get a head start on any pre-wedding beauty or pampering with a Treatwell gift card. They can use it with any salon or spa in their network, and trust us, they have a lot of salons across the UK. It's a particularly good option for a group gift.

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31. Personalised Moët & Chandon Champagne – £59, Clos19

Champagne

What says celebration better than Champagne? Not only can the bride-to-be enjoy some premium fizz, you can also have the box personalised up to 14 characters.

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32. Book Subscription – £42 for 3 Months, Rare Birds Book Club

Bride-to-be gifts

Wedding planning can be fun; it can also be sometimes stressful. Make sure the bride-to-be has a much-needed distraction with a book subscription gift. Rare Birds Book Club will send them a new book every month, covering a whole range of styles and genres.

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READ MORE: The Best Subscription Boxes for Couples

33. Emergency Survival Kit – £15.65, Etsy

Survival kit

This wedding emergency survival kit is just waiting to be filled with some on-the-day essentials, such as a sewing repair kit, lip balm, makeup wipes and a small bottle of their favourite tipple. 

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34. Personalised Bride Hamper – £19.99, Etsy

Bride-to-be gifts

This great-value hamper would be a lovely bride-to-be gift, with treats including a necklace and a personalised mug. It's prettily presented, too.

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35. Tea, Biscuits & Chocolate Hamper – £13.49, Etsy

Bride-to-be gifts

Know a bride-to-be who's in serious need of a tea break? This thoughtful hamper has everything they need for some time out, from teabags and biscuits to a sharing chocolate bar.

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36. Bali Schefflera on Lava – £30, Patch Plants

Bride-to-be gifts

There's always a danger of doubling up when it comes to bride-to-be gifts. Not so with this unusual plant: it's an umbrella tree rooted in a piece of volcanic rock. As an added bonus, it's easy to look after.

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37. The Gift of Dreamy Nights Gift Set – £20, NEOM

Gift set

Do you have a soon-to-be bride in your life who could do with some help dozing off? This NEOM gift set will help combat any wedding-stress-induced sleeplessness.

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38. Personalised Coffee Mug – £14.99, The Hitched Shop

Bride-to-be gifts

Keep your gift simple and to the point with this 'best bride ever' mug. You can add their name to the other side and choose from different font colours.

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39. Azure Bouquet - £66, Shida

Azure bouquet

Want to send flowers but also a gift that lasts? You're in luck - dried, or preserved, flowers are totally on-trend right now, like this pretty bunch from cool London florist Shida, which will last for up to a year.

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40. Spa Gift Set – £23.02, Etsy

Gift set

Help a bride-to-be relax and unwind with this delightful spa gift set. Ideal for those who love to be pampered, this set includes a soy candle, lip balm, shower steamer, and bath salt soak. You can personalise your gift by including a handwritten note. 

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For more gorgeous gift ideas for everyone from friends to parents, head to The Hitched Shop. You might also want to start planning your own wedding look - check out our guide to the 43 best guest outfits.

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