Hi! How is everyone today? I'm feeling a bit icky and sluggish this morning, but hanging in there! As you guys know, we're moving into our new house this weekend, which is so exciting. What's not so exciting, though? Dealing with the bank loan stuff! I cannot wait for that part to be over! I swear, if they asked me to itemize what I had for dinner last night, I wouldn't be surprised at this point. So much paperwork....SO not fun. We're officially closing on Friday though, so the end is definitely in sight!
Well, it may not feel like a Wednesday, but it is, which means it's time for Picks on Paper! I was actually inspired to put this post together after my mom called asking me for special and unique bridal shower gift ideas. Now, I'm not talking registry gifts like blenders and cookie sheets. Although I feel like I should mention that you should almost always go off the registry when purchasing a bridal shower gift. I know that a lot of people feel the need to get something more unique than a single placesetting, but really, the registry is there for a reason! Your bride and groom handpicked the items on their registry, and they will be grateful to receive something they actually need and want. My advice? Don't stray far from the registry unless you're purchasing a gift for someone extra special in your life (a daughter, for instance), and if you do, still plan on getting one small item from the registry in addition to the more meaningful, creative gift.
With that being said, I've pulled together what I think are the best and most popular personalized bridal shower gifts out there right now. The absolute best place to find bridal shower gifts, in my opinion, is Etsy. You have a wide selection of one-of-a-kind, handmade items that you won't find anywhere else, and because they're all handmade, the items can often be personalized with your bride's name, wedding date, wedding colors, etc. If you don't like what you see here, I highly recommend you head over to Etsy and searc for "Personalized Bridal Shower" or "Wedding Gifts" and see what pops up!
Picks on Paper - Personalized Bridal Shower Gifts