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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

Large wedding keepsake box for a bride with wedding mementos

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. 

But what makes a good gift for the bride on her wedding day? And who should get one? Do grooms get the bride a gift? And what about maids, 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!)

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 bridal 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. 

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Mrs Last Name Bag - £50.20, 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, £50.20, can be beaded with a name in either gold or silver lettering. 

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Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne - from £54, Jo Malone

Bottle of Mimosa and Cardamom cologne next to a Jo Malone box

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 £54. It features golden mimosa, freshly crushed cardamom, creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood with powdery heliotrope and Damask rose. It’s divine. 

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Sweetheart Necklace - £105, Fortnum & Mason 

Gold heart pendant on a gold chain

This stunning Sweetheart Necklace, £105, 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.

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Twilight Stud Earrings in Solid Gold - £99, Astrid and Miyu

Gold star shaped earrings

Help your bride tap into the celestial trend with these elegant and chic Twilight Stud Earrings in Solid Gold, £99. 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?

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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.

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Sonia Petroff Curore Brooch - £175, Wolf & Badger

Gold heart shaped vintage style brooch with a purple quartz stone

If you are shopping for a bride who loves a bit of retro glamour, then the Sonia Petroff Curore Brooch, £175, is the perfect token of affection. We love the gold-roped weave design and simulated purple quartz. 

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Vivienne Westwood Westbourne Watch - £250, Selfridges

Gold and stainless steel vivienne westwood watch for women

This is a classic wedding day gift for your bride that she is bound to love. The Vivienne Westwood Westbourne Watch, £250, features the designer’s large gold-toned signature Orb and bold engraving on the bezel. It's crafted from polished stainless steel and is water-resistant up to 50 metres – so you don’t need to worry about taking it off when relaxing in the pool on honeymoon. Discover more wedding watches here.

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Luxury Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride

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

Contemporary style jewellery box

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. So 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.

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge - £215, Fortnum & Mason 

High end luxury wedding perfume in a glass bottle

This scent is romantic through and through. Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge, £215, is rich and unique, with layers of amber, floral and woody breeze.  

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Saint Laurent Puffer Silver Leather Pouch - £790, Harvey Nichols 

Silver puffer clutch bag

Luxury wedding day gifts for brides don’t come much better than this. If you are shopping for a designer bag lover, she’ll be wowed by this Saint Laurent Puffer Silver Leather Pouch, £790. It’s small and chic enough to use on the big day, and will definitely be a firm favourite in her collection.

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Gucci G-Timeless Slim Yellow Gold PVD Watch - £1,050, Selfridges

Gold gucci watch with a bracelet style strap

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, £1,050, will add to the wedding day wow factor. 

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Manolo Blahnik Blue Satin Mules - £775, Harvey Nichols 

Blue satin mules with crystal star detail

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, £775. 

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Pre-Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride

Personalised Wedding Planner, £14.99, Etsy

Pink marbled wedding planner with 'wedding plans' written on the front in italic script

This pretty Personalised Wedding Planner, £14.99, 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.

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

A tent shaped box complete with five well being goods, including bath products and a candle

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.

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Bridechilla Luxury Bath Soak - £9.99, Not on the High Street

Pink tub of bath salts next to a gold scoop and a fabric bag

This is cute and relaxing! The Bridechilla Luxury Bath Soak, £9.99, will help to melt away the wedding planning stress. See our beauty editor's top sleep product picks if you think this is up your bride's street!

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A Personalised Yoga Practise For Two - £145, Not on the High Street

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. 

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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.

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Ephey Energise & Relax Fragrance Oils Set of Two - £13.50, Oliver Bonas

Set of two aromatherapy oils in small glass bottles next to an illustrated box

Brides can relax with this thoughtful gift. The Ephey Energise & Relax Fragrance Oils, £13.50, can be added to an electric aroma diffuser to help wind down each evening.

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One Night Relaxation Break for Two, £129, 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, comprises an overnight stay with use of the spa and leisure facilities at one of a range of hotels across the UK. 

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Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride From Bridesmaids

'Team Bride' Hen Do Photo Book - £24.25, Not on the High Street

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, £24.25, is available in a range of colours and has room for up to 36 photos.  

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

Chunky white photo frame with a scalloped edge

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.

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Otiumberg SISTA Name Bracelet - £180, Liberty

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, £180, is a gorgeous and delicate gift that the bride will treasure.

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Jennifer Behr Zinnia Gold & Mother-of-Pearl Hair Slides - £180, Net-A-Porter

Gold hair grips decorated with white flowers

Kooky and pretty, this set of five Jennifer Behr Zinnia Gold & Mother-of-Pearl Hair Slides, £180, 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.

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Love Stories Almond Lace Bridal Garter - £14, Harvey Nichols 

Lace garter in a soft almond shade with a bow

A garter from maids to the bride is a traditional gift, and we adore the vintage vibes of the Love Stories Almond Lace Bridal Garter, £14. All round gorgeous, and matching lingerie is available too. See more wedding lingerie ideas here, for a subtly sexy wedding day gift for the bride!

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Bride Custom Wedding Converse - £120, Not On The High Street

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.

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Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride From Parents

8-inch Lizard Print Leather Photo Album - £115, Aspinal 

Blue leather bound photo album with a personalised text cover

Fill this 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, £115, can also be personalised on the front cover… and the colour means it doubles up as a lucky something blue gift.

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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.

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Wedding Venue Line Illustration - £42, Not On The High Street

Framed illustration of a wedding venue with personalised details

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.

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Large Wedding Memory Case in Ivory White, £185, Meminio

Large ivory wedding keepsake box complete with wedding mementos

Help memories to be cherished forever with this Large Wedding Memory Case in Ivory White, £185. Beautifully crafted, you can fill it with a wedding invitation, save the date and some keepsakes from planning. 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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Personalised Couples Wooden Candle Holder, from £20.75, 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 £20.75. Ideal for the dinner table or sideboard, it will conjure up wedding day memories every time it is lit. 

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Gifts for the Bride on Her Wedding Day from Friends

Anya Hindmarch Girlie Stuff Pouch in Red Nylon - £125, Fortnum & Mason

Red nylon pouch with a tassel zip and the anya hindmarch bow logo

Your friend will absolutely adore this wedding day gift. She can use this red nylon pouch 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.

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Bridal White Pyjama Set - from £55, Six Stories

White satin bride pyjamas

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, from £55, features a palazzo style trouser button and down shirt – and you can add a personalised bag. Discover more personalised bride pyjamas here.

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

A gold plated anklet with pearls dotted along it

Delicate and pretty, this adorable Meryta Pearl Cluster Gold Plated Anklet, £34, is perfect for jewellery lovers. The elegant design lends itself to a whole range of bridal styles, but whimsical brides will particularly love it. 

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Eaux de Toilette Discovery Set of Five - £90, Liberty 

Set of five bottles of perfume by diptyque in a branded box

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, £90, features a mixture of the iconic Diptyque’s signature scents. 

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Miss to Mrs Luggage Tag - £14, Kate Spade

White luggage tag with 'mrs' crossed out on it and replaced with 'miss' in gold

If your friend is jetting straight off on honeymoon from her wedding, she will adore this fun and thoughtful wedding day pressie. This Miss to Mrs Luggage Tag, £14, looks far more luxurious than its small price tag.

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