Bachelorette party gifts are a generous way to show some extra love for the bride—and to give her something racy or funny that you wouldn’t dare give her at the bridal shower. However, after paying for the bachelorette weekend, you may want to discuss amongst the attendees if you want gift-giving at all or if you’d rather set a limit on the gift’s cost. (Especially, if you’re all traveling for the bachelorette and already paying for all the bride’s costs for the weekend.)
Keep in mind that bachelorette gifts for the bride don’t need to be expensive or extensive. You can choose a beautiful pair of panties or a bottle of Champagne for everyone to enjoy at the Airbnb before going out.
A bachelorette party is a contemporary wedding tradition, in which a bride celebrates her final nights out on the town—or soaking up some R&R—as a non-married woman. It's usually thrown by and spent with bridesmaids, if not the whole bridal party (maid of honor, mother of the bride, etc.), as well as any other close friends and family members. Bachelorette parties may last a single evening, a weekend, or even be a week-long trip. They can be extravagant, have a fun theme, or be laid back. During this time, a groom will likely have his own bachelor party with his groomsmen and loved ones.
Typical activities include, but are not limited to, spa days, lounging by the pool, scenic hikes, meals together, spending time in a decked out Airbnb, and going out to drink and dance. Of course, brides and their party may do whatever they consider a good time in celebration of the upcoming big day. Guests may also give the bride wedding gifts and hosts may give out bachelorette party favors.
Now that we've got that covered, let's dive into the gift guide. The following are 15 of the best bachelorette party gifts you can give.
Lingerie is perhaps the most traditional bachelorette party gift. Look for something that she can wear on her wedding night, such as an “I do” thong/garter set or “Bride” thong. Or, choose a beautiful chemise or cami that she can wear on her honeymoon and for years to come.
If giving lingerie isn't quite your style, opt instead to pamper the bride-to-be with a silky pair of pajamas. A nice slip or matching set is both beautiful and practical. Plus, if the bride wants, she can even wear them the morning of her wedding while getting ready.
If there’s ever a chance to give your friend a gag gift that’s funny or inappropriate, the bachelorette party is it. Just make sure that this fits her personality and won’t go against any of her cultural and/or religious beliefs. Some examples include edible underwear, vibrators, or other toys or games that you think she and her future spouse could enjoy together.
Your gift doesn’t have to be racy or too sexy to be enjoyed. A pretty bridal robe that she can enjoy wearing at the spa during the bachelorette weekend, and wear again while getting ready on her wedding day is a wonderful gift. She’s sure to enjoy it after the wedding is over, too.
Wedding planning isn’t all cake tasting and Champagne sipping—it can be a stressful time, too. Spoil the bride-to-be with a bridal care box that contains a facial roller, face masks, and a ring cleaner. Or, create your own gift set with nail polish, bubble bath, or anything else you think that she’d like to be pampered with.
If the bachelorette is in a sunny locale such as Miami or Cancun, a fun gift for the bride could be a wide-brim hat and sunscreen that she’ll be grateful to have all weekend long. You can also give her this gift at the bachelorette party with instructions for it to be used at a later date if she’s having a destination wedding or going on a tropical honeymoon.
The bridal sash is a long-honored tradition that is a must for any bachelorette weekend. Make this and any other fun swag such as a tiara, flower crown, or veil your gift to the bride. Just make sure to tell everyone that you’re in charge of these items so that she doesn’t get multiple sashes or tiaras.
Jewelry is always a classic and generous gift choice. Choose something fitting such as a “Mrs” necklace that she is sure to wear all the time, a pendant with her new initial, or just a beautiful pair of earrings that you think she would love. She can wear these out on the bachelorette weekend, on her honeymoon, and on future date nights, too.
For the bride-to-be that already has a glowing jewelry collection, consider gifting a personalized jewelry case. These can be found in a variety of shapes and styles, from boxes, to pouches, to bags. Some even come with small mirrors on the inside, ideal for the bride always on the go. Make this gift extra special by getting their initials monogramed along the top or side in shimmering foil or luxurious embossing or debossing. Pro tip: Coordinate this gift with another bachelorette party-goer who plans on giving the bride-to-be jewelry.
She’s only going to be a bride once, so she might as well enjoy it to the fullest. A bride tank or T-shirt will make her feel special and guarantee she's the center of attention throughout the celebration and leading up to the wedding day.
You’re all likely to be drinking a lot this weekend. You might as well get the bride a gift that’s on the theme, such as Champagne glasses and some bubbly, or whiskey glasses and a good bottle of whiskey to enjoy together. Or, go custom and get some personalized wine glasses or a monogrammed cocktail shaker. If you’re flying out for the bach weekend, this gift is a bit more challenging, but you could stop by duty-free or a liquor store when you arrive to pick something up. Alternately, a customized shot glass (or set of them) can be a great gift idea to commemorate the bachelorette bash. Stainless steel or stemless, any one of these gifts is sure to get a lot of use.
With considerable drinking—or traveling, or any physical activity—comes the need for lots of water. Think ahead on the bride's behalf by gifting a beautiful and personalized tumbler. They come in virtually endless styles and prints and can be personalized to have the bride's name (or new surname, if applicable) on it.
Perhaps one of the gifts with the most uses (travel, the market, day-to-day wear), a high quality tote bag won't go underappreciated. If you're especially crafty, this too can be personalized, but any pattern, print, or brand is sure to go over well. What's more, you can use a tote as a gift bag to hold something a little extra—like a bottle of wine or notebook.
Speaking of notebooks, these little-yet-useful gifts are not to be overlooked. Sentimental brides, as well as those that love their to-do lists and somewhere to jot down thoughts, will love being gifted a high-quality notebook to write in. Put a meaningful note or dedication on the first page and encourage her to document all of the fun leading up to the wedding.
Mothers of the Bride(s) or Groom(s), as well as Maids or Matrons of Honor, may feel inclined to gift something with sentimental value attached. We know, a bachelorette party is often time for fun and practical gift giving, but sometimes you just can't help but do something extra special. A locket, passed down piece of jewelry, or framed photo perfectly fit the bill.
Bachelorette gifts for the bride are usually optional—especially if your budget is tight. The host should discuss with everyone ahead of time to determine if gifts are required and what she is thinking in terms of what the bride might like. If someone in the group is crafty, they may offer to make the bridal sash or bedazzle the tiara as their gift.
You could also work the cost of the gift into your weekend budget, such as offering to buy a round of shots or pay for the cupcakes. If you’re stretched thin and everyone else is bringing a gift, a nice card telling her how much she means to you along with an offer to buy her lunch or coffee after she gets back from the honeymoon will go a long way.