Whether you’re searching for the perfect holiday present for the bride and groom on your list, or you need a thoughtful gift to give before the big day, we’ve rounded up 12 ideas to help you choose something unique, useful and meaningful.
From fashion and beauty favorites to help the bride feel beautiful on her wedding day to planning essentials and custom keepsakes, keep reading to see our full list of thoughtful gift ideas for the soon-to-be bride and groom.
Custom Wedding Video Albums from The Motion Book
This custom wedding video album from The Motion Books is a beautiful gift for any newly married couple. A timeless keepsake, this personalized album is always ready to play, and comes to life instantly when opened. Crafted with a stunning 7-inch display, built-in speakers and over 4 hours of play time, this gorgeous wedding album brings that special day back to life to be enjoyed for years to come. Surprise your spouse or the newlyweds on your holiday gift list with this beautiful memento of their favorite day.
Lingerie from Moxy Intimates
Whether you’re shopping for a soon-to-be bride, your partner or for yourself, Moxy Intimates has an amazing collection of stunning (and affordable!) lingerie. This Brooklyn-based online boutique promotes fair pricing, so you won’t have to worry about your holiday budget, as most of Moxy’s sets are under $65. From embroidered floral lingerie to silky soft loungewear, Moxy has something that’ll make you feel confident, sexy and comfortable whether on your honeymoon or at home. You can also add adorable holiday wrapping with a personalized message, making this gift as easy as it is beautiful.
Beachwaver B1 Rotating Curling Iron – Holiday Glitter
The perfect gift for any glam-obsessed bride, this automatic rotating curling iron from Beachwaver is everything you need to feel gorgeous leading up to the big day. Crafted with a ceramic barrel, three heat settings and a simple rotation button that curls hair to both the right and left, the Glitter Holiday Beachwaver B1 has won over 50 beauty awards, and for good reason! If you’ve never been able to curl your hair, but want gorgeous locks for your engagement photos, rehearsal dinner or honeymoon, this curling iron is a MUST for your holiday wish list.
Use code SOUTHERNBRIDE for 20% off your order
Date Box Subscription from Crated with Love
This date box subscription from Crated with Love makes a sweet gift idea for any couples in your life, but it’s also a super cute gift you can enjoy with your partner! Every month, you’ll receive a unique, themed date night which includes 3-5 games, a themed dinner challenge, a music playlist, themed movie recommendations, and access to additional bonus content. Each theme is designed to help bring more laughter, connection, and spontaneity to your relationship at a more affordable price than a typical date night out. Crated with Love helps bring you a moment every month to break out of autopilot and connect on a deeper level with your partner – no planning or babysitters required!
Use code SB50 for 50% off your first box (expires 12/31/2023 at 11:59 PM EST)
The Ultimate Wedding Planner Book from Forget Me Not Journals
To say planning a wedding can be stressful is an understatement, but this wedding planner from Forget Me Not Journals is here to save the day. A perfect gift for any soon-to-be bride or groom, or as a must-have purchase for yourself, this is the best wedding planner book out there. The planner features a step-by-step guide to planning your wedding, with checklists and tasks integrated within a 12-month diary (the first of its kind). It’s a lifesaver for any journal lover, note taker and checklist devotee to kickstart planning, and to have a beautiful keepsake of your engagement to look back on.
Southern Bride readers receive a special discounted price with code southernbride.
The Eden Pillow from Coop Home Goods
Getting enough sleep in the months leading up to your wedding can seem downright impossible, but the lofty and luxurious Eden Pillow from Coop Home Goods is just what every soon-to-be bride and groom need to get a good night’s rest. The Eden is fully adjustable, so you can easily add or remove fill to customize it to your ideal comfort level. This GREENGUARD Gold and CertiPUR-US® certified pillow is filled with a hypoallergenic proprietary blend of medium-soft cooling gel-infused memory foam and microfiber fill, making it soft yet supportive. With free shipping and a risk-free 100 day trial, it’s the perfect gift to treat yourself and your partner, or spoil the newlyweds on your gift list.
Southern Bride readers can save 10% on a 2-pack and 15% on a 4-pack here.
Nebbiolina High Heels from moon d’elle
If you really want to spoil the bride-to-be in your life (or splurge on yourself!), treat her to these stunning high heeled sandals from luxury Italian brand moon d’elle. The Nebbiolina heels in Blue Nuvola allow the bride to embrace her big day in both comfort and style. Complemented by a moderate plateau at the forefront of the shoe and memory-foam padding, this high heeled sandal allows an extra boost of height without compromising comfort. Constructed from smooth nappa white leather and featuring moon d’elle’s bespoke Hanna-Lace pattern, this long-lasting, hand-crafted heel makes an incredible gift for any soon-to-be bride.
Use code UNVEIL20 for 20% off your order.
Petite Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings from Blue Nile
Give the bride-to-be something that’ll make her sparkle on her big day with these Petite Diamond Huggie Hoop Earrings from Blue Nile. Available in three metals – 14K yellow gold, rose gold and white gold – these versatile earrings are perfect for her wedding day and every day in between. Whether dressed up or down, Blue Nile’s mini hoop earrings offer subtle sparkle and essential style sure to make any bride swoon.
Shop here and use code BLUENILE22 for up to 40% off all engagement rings, earrings, bracelets and gemstone jewelry this holiday season.
Sustainable Swimwear from BOLD
What better way to kick off your honeymoon and your new life as a Mrs. than in an ultra-chic, sexy and sophisticated two-piece? Perfect for brides and single ladies alike, the Ava from BOLD Swim is a silky palm-tree embossed two-piece that features an adjustable ruffled triangle bikini top and high-waisted bottoms. Designed with just the right amount of coverage, this cheeky yet conservative bikini will make you feel sexy, confident and comfortable while showing off your best assets. Shop the entire collection and stock up for your honeymoon, bachelorette party or upcoming holiday getaway.
Custom Glass Photos from Fracture
A beautiful gift for newlyweds, the wedding party, or the parents of the bride and groom, these custom glass prints from Fracture make a sweet and timeless gift. To order, simply upload your favorite photo from the big day, and choose the best size and style. Fracture’s Florida-based team then brings your image to life with high-quality glass and a special UV process that makes your images truly pop. Your special gifts are shipped out within days, and come with a 60-Day Happiness Guarantee. Prints start at just $25, making it easy and affordable to turn your special day into a work of art.
Southern Bride readers can save 20% with code BRIDE20.
Ladies Night Board Game from Off Topic
This is the perfect bachelorette party game for all the laughs! The funny topics will spark hilarious answers and courageous conversations you’ll cherish forever. The best part? It’s super simple to play: draw a card to set the topics, then roll the die to set the letter that all your answers must begin with. Convince the group to accept your answer, belly laughing the night away. A great gift for the bride-to-be, or just to enjoy together at your next girls’ night.
Kids Courture from Marchesa
If you have little ones that’ll be participating in your big day, then a gorgeous gown from the Marchesa Kids Couture Line is the perfect way to make them feel special. Featuring iconic looks from the Marchesa Couture archives that have been reimagined and carefully handcrafted into precious mini dresses, these beautiful designs will make your big day feel like a fairytale for everyone involved!
Southern Bride readers can take 20% off + free shipping at Marchesa.com with code KIDS20 through 1/1/23.