Gifts for the bride from a sister

Updated April 17, 2017

Share in the joy of your sister's wedding by expressing your excitement for her big day. You can do so by giving her a gift as soon as she becomes engaged, any time leading up to her wedding day or on the day of her nuptials. Give a gift for wedding planning, to help her relax or one that reflects your sisterly love.

Wedding Planner

Once your sister has been engaged and is sporting a diamond on her left ring finger, the wedding planning begins. An inexpensive and much appreciated gift is to offer to assist your sister in planning the details of her wedding. You also can give her a wedding planning book or organiser to help her stay on track. The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner is filled with checklists, worksheets and contract guides. It also offers budget spreadsheets and tips to help relieve your sister of some of the stress associated with planning a wedding.


Surprise your sister with a piece of meaningful jewellery as a wedding gift or a gift to be given in the days leading up to her big day. Pick a piece of jewellery that relates to your relationship as sisters. This can be a ring that displays both of your birthstones, names or an engraved message such as, "always sisters" or "forever friends." A necklace is another option. This can be in the form of a heart that is broken into two separate pendants, one for each of you to wear. One can read "big sister" and the other, "little sister." The necklace can be a plain charm with a touching, engraved message like, "a sister is a friend for life."

Photo Quilt

Give your sister a personal wedding gift that displays memorable moments. A photo quilt can be purchased through an online website such as The Younique Boutique or made by a hired professional quilter. You select the photos you want displayed on the handmade quilt as well as accent fabrics. A quilt can hold up to 45 photos in black and white or colour. The photos are printed onto fabric. Choose a quilt theme that displays all photos of your sister and her new husband or have a family quilt made that displays photos of your childhood together, leading up to more recent photos.

Spa Treatment

Give your sister the gift of relaxation and pampering as a pre or post-wedding gift. Choose from a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, body wrap, silk oil bath, waxing, haircut or hair colouring treatment. This gift can be given a day or so before the wedding to help you sister relax and put the finishing touches on her wedding day look. Another thoughtful option is to give a spa treatment that can be used for your sister and her husband on the honeymoon. You also can give her a gift token to a spa that can be used when she returns from her honeymoon to help her further unwind.

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About the Author

Sarah Mollman began writing for "The Northern Iowan" newspaper in 2005. She was awarded scholarships from the Department of English at the University of Northern Iowa for Outstanding Short Story and Outstanding Personal Essay in 2008. Mollman holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa.