Gifts for a Daughter's Bridal Shower

Celebrating a daughter's upcoming wedding is a special moment for every mother. Whether she is hosting the bridal shower or simply attending it, the bride's mother can choose a thoughtful gift for the event. Rather than purchasing a generic registry item, the mother of the bride can select an item with a personal touch. She can choose something that has a special meaning to her daughter, which will prove a much appreciated gift.

Framed Letter

The mother of the bride might feel overwhelmed by feelings of joy regarding her daughter's impending nuptials. Perhaps with the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, the mother has not had a chance to express her happiness for her soon-to-be-married daughter. The bridal shower gift can convey these emotions. The mother can write a letter to her daughter, expressing her happiness about her upcoming wedding. Decorate the letter with a few tasteful embellishments, like ribbon, and frame it. The bride will appreciate having her mother's support as her special day approaches.

Mother-Daughter Scrapbook

A daughter with a close relationship with her mother will appreciate a scrapbook full of mother-daughter memories. Collect photographs of you and your daughter through the years, and place them in a scrapbook. Write well wishes, funny memories or your favourite quotes on the pages alongside the photos. Your daughter will enjoy fondly looking back at her childhood as she approaches her wedding day.

Wedding-Day Item

Although the mother of the bride should give a gift more personal than a generic registry item, she can choose items with special meaning from her daughter's registry. Look for an item that your daughter and son-in-law-to-be can use on their wedding day. They can use a serving set to cut their wedding cake, and you can get it engraved with their wedding date as a special touch. Get them their toasting flutes to sit on their reception table. Or choose a picture frame with their names and wedding date engraved on it. The couple can display their favourite wedding picture in the frame, and they will think of you when they admire it.

Invitation Frame

Some brides enjoy multiple showers as well as an engagement party and hen party before their big day. Let your daughter remember these special moments in her life by framing her pre-wedding party invitations in a custom collage frame. This one-of-a-kind gift is something that the bride can display in her new home as a lasting reminder of the festivities that took place before she said "I do."

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About the Author

Barbie Carpenter worked as a technical writer and editor in the defense industry for six years. She also served as a newspaper feature page editor and nationally syndicated columnist for the Hearst Corp. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in professional writing from the University of Central Florida.