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35 Gifts for the Bride on Her Wedding Day

If you’re looking for a gorgeous gift for the bride on her big day or just before, don’t miss our top picks of pressies from the groom (or other bride!), friends and parents

Beautiful bride bath salts

The bride will already be feeling extra special on her big day, but for the cherry on the cake, a thoughtful wedding day gift for the bride will give her an extra boost before the ceremony. 

You may have already given her a bride-to-be gift, but what makes a good gift for the bride on her wedding day? And who should get one? Do partners get the bride a gift? And what about bridesmaids, parents and friends? 

While it’s not necessary to get the bride a wedding day gift, it is a lovely touch that she will appreciate and treasure. Before you choose something, think about what’s personal between the two of you, what you know will help her feel treated and what her favourite things are. 

Traditional gifts from partners are watches and jewellery, and maids and friends can’t go wrong with pampering treats. Parents can take their pick, but it would be extra special to offer a keepsake or something that conjures up happy family memories. 

There are absolutely no set rules on how much you should spend. You can easily find a wedding day gift for the bride to treasure that doesn’t cost the earth, and on the other side of the coin, if you have money to invest, the world is your oyster. Check out our top picks from grooms, partners, bridesmaids, parents and friends.

Gifts for the Bride on Her Wedding Day from the Groom (or Partner!)

1. Personalised Champagne Gold Engraved Monogram Compact Mirror- from £13, Etsy

Gold compact mirror engraved with a personalised monogram of the bride's initials

Everyone needs a little handbag mirror for their wedding day emergency kit – and with the tears that are sure to follow the wedding speeches, brides will definitely need one on the big day. We adore this cute Personalised Champagne Gold Engraved Monogram Compact Mirror, from £13. 

Many shoppers bought this as a bridal gift, with one person saying, "It's a quality mirror and has a lovely engraving. The seller sent a proof prior to engraving to ensure it was exactly how I’d like and it came very promptly and packaged in a lovely box with such sweet heart printed tissue paper."

Delivery Time: £4.99 for two weeks

Pros & Cons: The engraving is designed using a diamond tip which etches the pattern into the surface of the metal meaning it will not rub off or peel over time. 

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2. Mrs Last Name Bag - from £101.42, Etsy

Wedding day gift for a bride in the form of a personalised beaded clutch bag which has Mrs and her last name on it

Your bride will adore this personal and practical wedding day clutch bag – perfect for her essentials on the big day. The Mrs Last Name Bag, from £101.42, can be beaded with a name in either gold or silver lettering and you can choose a matching gold or silver chain. 

"The BEST GIFT for a bride!" says one customer. "Great quality - I gifted it to the bride yesterday and she was in love with the bag."

Delivery Time: £42.27 for one month shipping

Pros & Cons: This beaded clutch bag is handmade so no two will be the same. We adore the custom date that is beaded on the inside of the bag as a hidden touch. 

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3. Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne - from £55, Jo Malone

Jo Malone mimosa and cardamom cologne

Find your bride a wedding perfume that you simply adore for the wedding day. Jo Malone has a diverse selection of unique fragrances, and we love Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne, from £55.

It features golden mimosa, freshly crushed cardamom, creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood with powdery heliotrope and Damask rose. It’s divine and one shopper compared it to, "like sunshine and sweetness in a bottle with a little bit of exotic spice underneath."

Delivery Time: £5 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: This fragrance is available in 30 or 100ml to suit different budgets. The smaller bottle would make a great travel size for her to pop in a bag on the special day. 

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4. Gold Locket Necklace - £195, Astley Clarke

Gold locket with photographs inside

Lockets and charms make a memorable day of the wedding gift to a bride and this Astley Clarke Locket Necklace, £195, is something special. Available in silver, rose gold or gold, it features a star-set white sapphire and is both sentimental and beautiful. 

Bryony Bolton, Head of Brand and Marketing at Astley Clarke says, "Our attention to detail and the quality of materials and stones used in our jewellery mean that pieces are designed to last, so your gift will be treasured for years to come. Lockets are a perfect choice as a sentimental picture can be stored inside."

Delivery Time: Free three to five days

Pros & Cons: The photos in this locket are not permanently secured so can be replaced - they might want to swap in a wedding photo after the celebration. 

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5. Sweetheart Necklace - £115, Fortnum & Mason 

Gold necklace with a heart charm

This stunning Sweetheart Necklace, £115, has been specifically designed to sit above the heart space – the perfect piece for your bride to wear on the big day or as a special token of your affection in years to come.

Crafted from recycled sterling silver and plated with 22ct gold, this can be worn layered or as a statement on its own. 

Delivery Time: £5.95 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: The intricate details on this necklace make it a super special accessory. 

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6. Twilight Stud Earrings in Solid Gold - £120, Astrid and Miyu

Model wearing gold sparkly star stud earrings

Help your bride tap into the celestial trend with these elegant and chic Twilight Stud Earrings in Solid Gold, £120. The timeless star design will never go out of style, so they can be worn year after year as an extra special memento. How perfect if it turns out she's wearing a celestial wedding dress?

Delivery Time: Free two to four days

Pros & Cons: We love how easily these earrings can be incorporated into your collection if you have multiple piercings, but they look equally beautiful alone. 

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7. Dinny Hall Drop Small Freshwater Pearl Hoop Earrings -  £160, Liberty

Woman wearing gold hoop earrings with a pearl drop

Pretty and delicate, these earrings would be the perfect finishing touch to a wedding gown, and are chic and stylish enough to be worn every day after.

The Dinny Hall Drop Small Freshwater Pearl Hoop Earrings, £160, feature a lustrous freshwater pearl suspended from the base in a fluted eight-claw setting. Discover more beautiful wedding earrings here.

Delivery Time: Free three days

Pros & Cons: Each earring comes with a small clip so they will feel safe and secure in your ear. 

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8. Sonia Petroff Curore Brooch - £207, Wolf & Badger

Heart shaped gold brooch with a blue stone detail

If you are shopping for a bride who loves a bit of retro glamour, then the Sonia Petroff Curore Brooch, £207, is the perfect token of affection. We love the gold-roped weave design and simulated purple quartz. 

This designer has worked with the likes of Valentino, Balmain and Nina Ricci so you know fashion-forward brides will adore it. 

Delivery Time: £5 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: A brooch is a traditional option but it can be made contemporary by pairing it with a modern wedding outfit. 

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9. Ring Box - £18, Stackers

White ring box

If the bride loves travelling, she might be in need of an engagement and wedding ring box to keep her special accessories safe. This seriously stylish Ring Box, £18, from Stackers is sleek and great quality. 

We found it fit two rings very securely and was the ideal size for travelling or to keep in our bedside drawer. It had a super soft velvet interior and ring roll that meant we weren't worried about any scratching. 

Delivery Time: £4.50 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: It can be personalised with their initials and is also available in dusky blue.

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Luxury Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride

10. Anissa Kermiche Jewellery Box - £275, Net-A-Porter

Unique jewellery box with gold and black stones on the lid

Your bride is going to have a lot of new jewellery post wedding – of course, her new wedding ring, and probably new earrings and a necklace, too.

This contemporary and elegant Anissa Kermiche Jewellery Box, £275, crafted from ivory earthenware and topped with two sculptural shapes, almost feels like a piece of art and will become a treasured wedding keepsake.

Delivery Time: £7 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: This jewellery box is an unusual design but one that will add elegance and style to any room it's placed in. 

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11. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge - £235, John Lewis

Maison Francis fragrance bottle

This scent is romantic through and through. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge, £235, is rich and unique, with layers of amber, floral and woody breeze.  

"I love this perfume. Every time I wear it people comment on the fab smell. I've tried others but keep coming back to this one," raves one reviewer. 

Delivery Time: Free five days

Pros & Cons: It's an excellent scent for her to spritz on a date night, and has a big celebrity fan base with the likes of Rhianna and Molly-Mae being known to use it. 

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12. Gucci G-Timeless Slim Yellow Gold PVD Watch - £1,210, Selfridges

Gold Gucci watch

If you are looking for a watch that she’ll never want to take off, then this is the one. The Gucci G-Timeless Slim Yellow Gold PVD Watch, £1,210, will add to the wedding day wow factor. 

It's a practical alternative to a bracelet and the pretty bee detailing is so iconic. 

Delivery Time: £5 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: The watch strap is adjustable to fit any size wrist comfortably. 

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13. Manolo Blahnik Blue Satin Mules - £845, Net-A-Porter

Manolo Blahnik blue wedding shoes

This is possibly the most heavenly something blue we’ve come across - and who doesn't want designer wedding shoes? If you are looking for a luxury wedding day gift for your bride, she will be on cloud nine and practically float down the aisle in these Manolo Blahnik Blue Satin Mules, £845. 

Delivery Time: Free three to five days

Pros & Cons: This shoe is lined with smooth leather so they'll keep your feet comfortable all day. The satin might not be best for wet weather - spray with a shoe protectant before wear. 

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Pre-Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride

14. Personalised Wedding Planner - £15.99, Etsy

Pink and white marble personalised wedding planner

This pretty Personalised Wedding Planner, £15.99, is the ideal pre-wedding gift to help get things organised. It can be customised with your chosen names, date, and choice of lined or plain paper. Discover more wedding planner books here.

Delivery Time: £1.99 for two weeks

Pros & Cons: It' a handy size as highlighted by one shopper who said, "Beautiful personalised journal - I bought this for my future sister in law and she loves it. Fits perfectly in her handbag so she can keep it with her to jot down wedding ideas."

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15. Bramley Wellbeing Tent Gift Set - £52, Fortnum & Mason

Well-being pamper set in a tent style package

Who doesn’t need a little pampering and me time in the run up to the big day? The Bramley Wellbeing Tent Gift Set, £52, has everything a bride needs for a moment of wellness and self-care.

The packaging itself is so pretty and will look lovely on their bathroom side, plus there is a great variation of product included, from bubble bath to sleep spray and even a travel candle. 

Delivery Time: £3.95 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: You won't even need to wrap this wedding day gift to the bride as it has a gorgeous blue ribbon that neatly packages it up for you. 

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16. Bride Luxury Bath Soak - £9.99, Team Hen 

Beautiful bride bath salts

This is cute and relaxing! The Bride Luxury Bath Soak, £9.99, will help to melt away the wedding planning stress. It's made with a mixture of Himalayan pink salt, Epsom salt, dried rose petals and lavender so it'll leave a calming scent in your bathroom and on your skin. 

See our beauty editor's top sleep product picks if you think this is up your bride's street!

Delivery Time: £2.75 for two days

Pros & Cons: Once the bath salts are used up, the bride can re-purpose this jar for all sorts. 

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17. A Personalised Yoga Practise For Two - £145, The Indytute Experiences 

Man and a woman doing a personalised yoga session for two with a teacher

If you are looking for a pre-wedding gift for a bride who needs to unwind, treat them to A Personalised Yoga Practise For Two, £145. This will help with strength, core, relaxation and mindfulness. As it's for two, you could go along with them or they could take their partner. 

The session will be 120 minutes, where an expert trainer will chat through form before guiding a personalised sequence of yoga poses, breath-work and meditation. 

Delivery Time: Free instant 

Pros & Cons: As this is an online session, it can be done whenever they are. Vouchers must be used within 12 months. 

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18. The Nicky Clarke Salons Gift Experience - £180, Buy a Gift

Nicky Clarke hair salon

Help the bride to get her tresses in tip top condition with this gorgeous gift experience. The Nicky Clarke Salons Gift Experience, £180, comprises a hair treatment, cut and style, as well as a selection of Nicky Clarke products, hair straighteners and hairdryer to take home.

Oh, and they'll also be treated to a relaxing 

Delivery Time: Free instant

Pros & Cons: This experience is only available at the Birmingham or Manchester salon. We recommend they book it in a few weeks before the wedding day so their locks are looking fresh. 

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19. One Night Relaxation Break for Two, £129.99, Red Letter Days

Spa with a swimming pool

There is probably nothing more relaxing than a spa break – it’s a perfect pre-wedding gift, or the ideal wedding day gift idea for a bride as it gives her the chance to unwind post-wedding.

The One Night Relaxation Break for Two, £129.99, comprises an overnight stay with use of the spa and leisure facilities at one of a range of hotels across the UK. As far as gift experiences for couples go, this is up there!

Delivery Time: Free instant 

Pros & Cons: This experience is available at over 20 locations around the UK so there's bound to be a hotel near where they live. 

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Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride From Bridesmaids

20. Big Day Energy Face Mist - £26, NEOM 

NEOM face mist being sprayed

Aptly named 'Big Day Energy' face mist, we can't think of a more appropriate present to give the bride on her special day. This energising facial spray will refresh and hydrate the skin instantly and it's the ideal on-the-go size to fit in a bridal clutch bag

We gave it a go ourselves after a long day and it gave an uplifting and fresh feeling to our skin. The mist is lightweight, so it was no problem spritzing over makeup and it actually gave it a new lease of life, adding glow and dewiness. This makes an excellent gift from bridesmaids as it is likely something the bride hasn't thought to bring to the wedding day herself. 

Delivery Time: £3.95 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: This will be best suited for a bride that is getting married in the warmer months - trust us, she'll be grateful of a cooling spritz throughout the day! 

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21. 'Team Bride' Hen Do Photo Book - £35, Undercover

Hen do memory book for a bridesmaid to give as a gift to a bride on her wedding day

We love the idea of presenting this to the bride the morning of her wedding, filled with funny and loving memories of her girl gang from her hen do. The leather 'Team Bride' Hen Do Photo Book, £35, is available in a range of colours and has room for up to 36 photos.  

It's a lovely alternative to a wedding photo album, if you are looking for something that will work before any on the day photos are snapped. 

Delivery Time: £3.75 for two weeks

Pros & Cons: The elastic strap will keep the book closed so no photos slip out. Be mindful that the fluorescent and neon colours will come out very bright!

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22. Scalloped Dome White Bone Frame - £13.50, Graham & Green

Scalloped white bone photo frame

Along the same lines, a photo of the bride and her maids in this oh-so-pretty frame would be a wonderful memento. The Scalloped Dome White Bone Frame, £13.50, is an ideal wedding day gift for the bride from the bridesmaids if you want something with a personal touch.

This frame looks very wedding appropriate thanks to the white finish and pretty scalloped edging. 

Delivery Time: £5.95 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: As it is made from natural materials, the colour will slightly vary making each one unique. 

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23. SISTA Name Bracelet - £190, Otiumberg

Model's wrist with a gold bracelet that says 'sista' on it in a chunky font

Maybe the bride is your sister, or maybe you’re so close that you think of each other in that way anyway. The Otiumberg SISTA Name Bracelet, £190, is a gorgeous and delicate gift that the bride will treasure.

It's a contemporary twist on a sentimental gift and one that we predict that fashion-forward brides will adore. 

Delivery Time: £6.50 for two to three days

Pros & Cons: You can order custom sizing so this bracelet will fit them like a glove. It is made from 100% recycled sterling silver that has gold vermeil. 

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24. Violet Bobby Pin Set - £230, Jennifer Behr

Crystal pins in blonde long hair

Kooky and pretty, this Jennifer Behr Violet Bobby Pin Set, £230, is a gorgeous bridal gift. She can incorporate them on the wedding day or they are perfectly pretty touch to a honeymoon hairstyle.

They will make boho brides swoon and will be a great finishing touch for a boho wedding hairstyle.

Delivery Time: £10 next day shipping

Pros & Cons: These pins are the ideal combination of looking subtle, but still incredibly sparkly. The delicate flower motif is a Jennifer Behr classic. 

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25. Jasmine Bridal Garter - £19.50, Mabelicious Bridal

White lace bridal garter

A garter from maids to the bride is a traditional gift, and we adore the vintage vibes of the Jasmine Bridal Garter, £19.50. All round gorgeous, and coloured bows or Swarovski embellishments are available too. "It's beautiful. Just what I wanted for my sister and I loved that you were able to change the ribbon to blue and add the pearl - it will suit her perfectly!" said one customer.

See more wedding lingerie ideas here, for a subtly sexy wedding day gift for the bride!

Delivery Time: Free two weeks

Pros & Cons: This garter comes is presented in a gift box for a special finishing touch. You'll have to detail her thigh measurements but the stretchy material means it doesn't have to be exact. 

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26. Bride Custom Wedding Converse - £120, Yeah Boo

Custom wedding converse personalised with ribbon laces, crystal embellishment and the bride's married name

Shopping for a bride that loves to dance? If you know she will kick off her heels when the music starts, then she will adore slipping into the Bride Custom Wedding Converse, £120. They can be personalised with a surname and date.

Super cool and great for honeymoon, too. See more stylish wedding trainers here.

Delivery Time: Free three weeks

Pros & Cons: You can add white ribbons as laces to complete the look. 

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Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride From Parents

27. 8-inch Lizard Print Leather Photo Album - £125, Aspinal 

Personalised leather navy wedding photo album

Fill this wedding photo album with photos from all her major life events and leave space to add a special wedding day family photo. The Lizard Print Leather Photo Album, £125, can also be personalised on the front cover… and the colour means it doubles up as a lucky something blue gift, but it is also available in light brown. 

Delivery Time: £4.95 for two to three days

Pros & Cons: The tissue paper interleaving sheets are pH-balanced so won't damage your photos. 

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28. Gold & Glass Star Trinket Dish - £16, Oliver Bonas

Gold edged star shaped glass trinket tray

Your daughter means the world to you, and the moon and stars, too. So, there’s no better emblem of this than this gorgeous Gold & Glass Star Trinket Dish, £16, where she can safely keep her rings and jewellery.

It's a great pick if you know she's planning a celestial themed wedding.

Delivery Time: £3.95 for two to three days

Pros & Cons: It has over 70 five-star reviews, with many saying that it looks great on a dressing table and is the ideal size. 

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29. Wedding Venue Line Illustration - £42, Letterfest

Illustrated wedding venue print in a light brown frame

Your daughter will look at this thoughtful gift for years to come and remember the happiest day of her life at her dream venue. The Wedding Venue Line Illustration, £42, is hand-drawn by artists in Devon and printed with your choice of text.

If you know she'd love this, she'll probably love these illustrated wedding invitations too.

Delivery Time: Free one week 

Pros & Cons: You can choose from three different coloured frames to suit her home interiors. 

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30. Large Wedding Memory Case in Ivory White, £170, Meminio

White memory box suitcase with a pair of wedding shoes on the lid

Help memories to be cherished forever with this Large Wedding Memory Case in Ivory White, £170. Beautifully crafted, you can fill it with a wedding invitation, save the date and some keepsakes from planning.

"The suitcase is beautiful and a great size compared to other memory boxes on the market. The quality and finish is wonderful and the ability to personalise it is a lovely addition. I bought this as a wedding gift and the recipient was very happy," explains one customer. 

Delivery Time: Free six days

Pros & Cons: After the wedding it can be added to with an order of service veil, dinner menu – whatever you like. Plus, it has been specially designed to include pockets to keep the items safe.

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31. Personalised Couples Wooden Candle Holder, £21.25, Etsy

Personalised wooden candle holder with space for three candles

If you are looking for a wedding day gift for the bride that has a personal touch, you can’t go wrong with this Personalised Couples Wooden Candle Holder, from £21.25. Ideal for the dinner table or sideboard, it will conjure up wedding day memories every time it is lit. 

Delivery Time: Free six days

Pros & Cons: The tea lights aren't included so we suggest popping a few in there so they can use this gift straight away. 

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Gifts for the Bride on Her Wedding Day from Friends

32. Bridal 'Mrs' Canvas Pouch - £22.99, Katie Loxton

Model holding a canvas pouch bag with 'Mrs' embroidery

Your friend will absolutely adore this bridal clutch bag wedding day gift. She can use this Katie Loxton Mrs Clutch Bag, £22.99, to pack up all her favourite items of jewellery or makeup for her honeymoon, and all the while be reminded of her awesome girl gang.

When we tested this bag out there was one feature that we really loved - the zip features a semi-precious stone which is said to bring calm, balance and peace. We also adored the canvas texture of the bag as it felt really contemporary and cool.

Delivery Time: £2.95 for three to five days

Pros & Cons: The off-white colour means it'll suit all outfits - including honeymoon outfits

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33. Amelia Satin Short Pyjama Set - £38, Boux Avenue

Model wearing white satin short pyjamas with lace trim

Gift this to your friend the night before the wedding so she can wake up on the day already feeling and looking like a bride. This luxurious Bridal White Pyjama Set, £38, features shorts and a button down shirt – and it's trimmed with lace for a super sexy touch.

When we tried them on we were incredibly impressed with how soft and silky they were. They not only looked super flattering, they felt wonderful on the skin and were very comfortable to sleep in. 

Discover more personalised bride pyjamas here.

Delivery Time: £3.95 for three to five days

Sizing: 6-24

Pros & Cons: The shorts mean you won't get too hot during the night. The elasticated waistband is really comfy. 

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34. Meryta Pearl Cluster Gold Plated Anklet - £39.50, Oliver Bonas 

A gold plated anklet with pearls dotted along it

Delicate and pretty, this adorable Meryta Pearl Cluster Gold Plated Anklet, £39.50, is perfect for jewellery lovers. The elegant design lends itself to a whole range of bridal styles, but whimsical brides will particularly love it. 

If they are wearing a beach wedding dress and need something special to finish the look off, this is definitely it. 

Delivery Time: £3.95 for two to three days

Pros & Cons: Reviews state that this anklet doesn't jingle but it still has the pretty effect that the beading gives. 

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35. Eaux de Toilette Discovery Set of Five - £105, Liberty 

Fragrance travel set

Ideal for popping into a small bag on her wedding day, this mini set of gorgeous fragrances is a perfect wedding day gift for a bride from a friend. Eaux de Toilette Discovery Set of Five, £105, features a mixture of the iconic Diptyque’s signature scents. 

"I bought this as a gift after I treated myself to one last year, A lovely selection of gorgeous scents that last the day," says one shopper. 

Delivery Time: Free three days

Pros & Cons: If you're unsure on how fragrance preferences, this is the perfect way to make sure you don't get it wrong as she can try them all out. 

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Do You Buy a Gift for Your Bride For the Wedding Day?

There are no rules to say you have to buy your bride a gift for the wedding day but it is a really lovely gesture that we are certain will go down well. It's an excellent way to show your partner just how special they are to you before you meet them at the end of the aisle. If in doubt, a small token of your love is always the best option. 

What Do You Buy a Bride on Her Wedding Day?

What you buy the bride on her wedding day will typically depend on how you know her. Our edit above includes options that are ideal for a partner, friend or family member to gift but it will be completely personal to your relationship with her.

We love the idea of giving her something romantic if you are marrying her, such as a special item of jewellery. If you are her friends or bridesmaids you might want to go down the more practical route - bridal clutch bags she can use on the big day or a gorgeous wedding perfume are popular choices. 

What Do You Give a Bride Before She Gets Married?

If you are planning on giving the bride a gift before she gets married consider items that she can use to prep for her wedding day.

A wedding planning book is a fail-safe option but we suggest you tap into what she's been saying recently to get some inspiration - if she has mentioned she's feeling a little stressed, how about beauty products to pamper? Or if she's wanting to spend more time with her partner a fun experience is a brilliant idea. 

Still looking for a gift she'll cherish? What about a personalised guest book?