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While most couples of today create a wedding registry, sometimes you need bridal shower gift ideas that are more personalized to them than a coffee maker or set of Turkish bath towels. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of personality-specific gift suggestions to impress even the most put-together, knows-what-she-wants bride-to-be. Whether has a love of fashion, culinary arts or has recently caught the travel bug, she will appreciate a gift that, not only comes from the heart, but comes from the mind as well, since it’s so her!

Here are some of the trending bridal shower gift ideas tailored to every type of bride.

For the wine-obsessed bride…

If the one thing the bride won’t give up on her pre-wedding diet is good old vino, she will seriously appreciate a box of hand-selected bottles shipped to her door. There are dozens of subscription services out there—one being HelloFresh, which offers monthly wine subscriptions comprised of six full-size bottles with the option of all red, all white or mixed cases. Every box comes with pairings that correspond to each month's HelloFresh recipes, in case she’s already a subscriber. What’s more, just like with the meal subscription, she can choose her preferred delivery day and can pause or cancel at any time, so she can plan it around her busy, wedding-filled schedule.

For the sentimental bride…

Your pal will appreciate a bridal shower gift idea that is super-meaningful. She doesn’t want a fancy, schmancy espresso maker that she’ll never look at as lovingly as she would a gift that reminds her of something special—and what’s more special than of photo that she cherishes? Nowadays it’s easier than ever to create a meaningful gift in minutes with a myriad of online websites, like Framebridge and MyPhoto. All you do is upload the photo you’d like to feature—maybe it’s you and the bride-to-be, or one of her stunning engagement photos—and it’s instantly shown on canvas and in a variety of different frames for you to purchase on the spot.

For the travel-loving bride…

If the bride-to-be’s honeymoon is just one in a dozen trips she plans to take in the next several years, she’ll need the right travel gear to follow her from country to country and coast to coast. Consider these bridal shower gift ideas: monogrammed luggage tags and a passport cover, which she will take along with her on each and every trip, and be reminded of the kind and loving friend who fostered her love of travel! While you can get them pretty much anywhere, Etsy has a wide, hand-crafted variety so you can personalize your gift even further.

For the self-care oriented bride…

What bride can’t use a little TLC, especially in the months leading up to her wedding? This all-in-one gift has everything a bride-to-be needs to relax, chill out and get ready for her big day. This curated gift box by Pumeli includes a eucalyptus and peppermint foot soak, botanical facial steam, hand knit, lavender essential oil bath salts, damask rose and cypress votive candle, blue lotus and Sicilian orange room and linen spray, all beautiful decorates in a  pearl silver gift box. 

For the chef-inspired bride…

For the bride-to-be loves to cook, order her a personalized cutting board that showcases where she and her future spouse got engaged. There are plenty of handmade cutting boards on Etsy, that engrave a beautiful design of your choice—be it Italy’s boot or the mitt of the state of Michigan. Every time the bride-to-be wants to whip up a delicious meal, she’ll be reminded of one of the most amazing days of her life.

For the self-aware bride...

This bridal shower gift idea might sound a little strange at first, but premarital coaching sessions might be the best gift the bride-to-be and her spouse-to-be receive for their shower. “So many brides get caught up in planning for the wedding, that they forget to plan for the marriage!” says premarital counselor, Rachel Lamson. “It will not only help the couple during the wedding-planning process, but it will also help them plan for a beautiful future so that the amazing wedding memories they create will last.”

For the fashionista bride…

If there’s one time in your life where you need a lot of nice pieces of clothing, it’s during wedding season, when you’re the bride-to-be. There are so many occasions where you need to find that perfect dress or outfit, such as your shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, etc. So, for the bride-to-be who loves to shop, but doesn’t have the time with all of the wedding-planning activities she has lined up, order her a gift certificate to Rent the Runway, where she can choose to rent designer outfits whenever she needs them!