Are you throwing a bachelorette party, or just attending one? Wondering about bachelorette gifts? Unlike other occasions, like birthday parties and the holidays, it’s less clear whether you should bring a gift with you to a bachelorette party.
We’re here to help clear that up for you, as well as show you a few of our favorite options. After all, getting married is a special occasion, and Birthdate Co. is here to help you honor that. Stick with us and we’ll walk you through it!
So, Are Bachelorette Gifts a Thing?
When you think of bachelorette gifts, your first thought is probably those racy, kind of embarrassing gifts that the movies love to show, but it’s a lot more diverse than that.
No matter what type of party it is, like a girl’s trip to a bar or club or just a small, at-home gathering, think about what it is that you’re celebrating. These parties are ultimately a way for you to help your friend or family member say goodbye to the single life.
This can be a kind of bittersweet occasion for a lot of people because it can also mean that the relationship that you have with her is also going to change significantly.
Life is about change, though. We all evolve and grow over time, and getting married is just one of those things that naturally cause you to change, too. That’s why so many bachelorette gifts are more about honoring the special bond between you, and less about making her blush when she opens them (although that can be fun also!).
Unless it says on the invitation, bachelorette parties aren’t really big “gift” parties. Getting her something small but thoughtful is a great way to go. After all, you’ll probably also be bringing something to the wedding reception. In the end, just like with all gifts, it’s the thought that counts the most.
Let’s get this one out of the way first. Is it ok to bring lingerie as a bachelorette gift?
The answer to this question is a solid “maybe.” It really depends on the type of bachelorette party it is, and how the person you’re giving it to will take it.
If you’re attending a more wild party, and you know that the bride-to-be is the type of person who wouldn’t be embarrassed about opening lingerie in front of people, absolutely it is appropriate. However, if she tends to be shy or you know she’ll be embarrassed, it’s probably best to go another route.
If you do decide to pick up some lingerie for her, think about what it is that she likes. There are a lot of different lingerie options out there, from the skimpy to the classically sexy to the sweet and simple. White lingerie is always a great idea for a bachelorette gift but you can also go with her favorite color if you know it.
To add to the gift, consider getting her a silky robe to go over it. There are even options out there that say “bride” on them, which makes it a sweet and touching gift (even if it is lingerie). You know your loved one best. Follow your gut.
Jewelry has been around for tens of thousands of years. It has firmly become a staple in every culture in the world and is involved in a lot of the most important rituals.
That’s why getting anyone jewelry as a gift is something where you can’t really go wrong. This is especially true for bachelorette gifts. The real beauty of jewelry is how incredibly diverse it is. There are so many different styles, colors, and optional gemstones that it makes finding just the right choice for your soon-to-be-bride easy.
When it comes to gifting jewelry at a bachelorette party, it’s common to go the more sentimental route. Jewelry like best friend necklaces, anklets, or bracelets is the perfect option because it’s a way to honor your relationship while also acknowledging that you know it is going to change.
A simple necklace with both of your initials on it, for instance, is usually a winner. Go with a style and color of jewelry that you know she loves, and try to avoid anything that may cause an allergic reaction. When it comes to thoughtful gifts, jewelry like this is usually near the top of the list.
Candles are really the perfect gift for any occasion. There are so many to choose from, and who doesn’t love the soft flickering light of a candle in their home?
When you’re looking for bachelorette gifts that you know will hit the mark, we’ve got an even better option for you.
Nothing honors the bond you have with someone quite like giving them a gift that really speaks to them. Birthdate Candles were designed with that in mind! Instead of giving a one size fits all candle in a scent that you’re unsure they’ll love, our candles take their unique personality into account.
We’ve designed 365 different candles, one for each day of the year.
Each of our candles features fragrances put together by master perfumers, and each day of the year was designed with a scent that matches the inner spirit of someone born on that day. That scent is then added to an all-natural soy and coconut wax blend and placed in a premium, reusable glass with a 100% cotton wick.
The outside of the glass is unique, too! We include a full personality description, which illuminates the key strengths and vulnerabilities of your bachelorette. There is also a description of the Tarot card most closely associated with that date, her ruling number, and her ruling planet (and what those both mean).
It’s both beautiful and insightful, and it will be a hit at any bachelorette party (especially for the astrology inclined!). If you know the bride is really into astrology, you can also gift our Birthdate Book, which contains even more astrological information.
Bachelorette gifts have come a long way, and nothing is proof of that more than the ability to purchase her a Cameo message.
Cameo is a unique website that allows you to hire her favorite celebrity, whether that is an actor, singer, or reality television star. For a fee (which varies depending on the celebrity), you fill out a request form with what you’d like them to say and what the occasion is.
Once they accept your request (which can take up to a week, so plan ahead), you’ll receive a link to their personalized message. From there, you can download and share it however you want.
It adds a fun element of shock and surprise to any bachelorette party!
Many honeymoons aren’t complete without the new bride taking a romantic bath with their spouse. It’s almost become somewhat of a rite of passage and is something a lot of brides look forward to the most once they get to the hotel.
That’s why a great bachelorette gift is a bath bomb. There are plenty of options out there so that you can choose a scent that you know she’ll love. Anything floral is always a great choice, like rose or jasmine. Bath bombs are a great way to amp up the romance factor even further!
If the hotel that they’re staying in doesn’t have a bathtub, or if the bride-to-be isn’t the type that loves taking baths with their partner, there is another option. Shower steamers offer many of the same benefits as bath bombs.
They’re meant to be placed in the bottom of the shower, and the essential oils inside them release with hot water. Shower steamers are great to set the mood without requiring a bath, and they dissolve on their own for easy cleanup!
If the bride-to-be is someone you’ve known since childhood, consider putting together a photo book as her bachelorette gift.
The book can be designed any way you want (or you can hire someone to do it for you). Including photos of the two of you as kids, and all of the amazing moments from then until where you are now will almost certainly bring a few sentimental tears.
Getting married is really a huge change, but that doesn’t mean that you have to lose the relationship that you had with her. A simple, sweet reminder of how much you’ve been through together is one of the more touching gifts you can give.
When choosing bachelorette gifts for the bride to be in your life, pick an option that you know she’ll love. Whether that means a matching jewelry set, one of our Birthdate Candles (or a gift card to pick out one of her own when she gets home from the honeymoon), or a gift for the honeymoon, remember that you’re honoring the bond you have with her and acknowledging that it is all going to change. Focus on the future, and let her know how much you support her!
Is It the Thought That Counts? Gift-Giving in an Intercultural Context | NASPA
Early History of Jewelry: Ancient Times to the 17th Century | International Gem Society
Allergic to Metals? 6 Surprising Places They May Lurk | Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
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