Elegant Gift Ideas for the Recent Bride… Because It’s Never Too Late to Give

December 7, 2017 by Emily Simmons

If for some reason you missed the wedding of your bridal friend, don’t worry, she’ll understand your perfectly reasonable excuse. Just be sure to use this guide of gift ideas for the recent bride to butter her up!

While she may give you the cold shoulder when you meet her later on, you two will still be friends. You can, of course, hasten the healing process by getting her a present this Holiday Season. And nothing shows best your sincerity than with pearl jewelry.

Just make sure you get high-quality, real cultured pearls.

Check out these elegant gift ideas for the recent bride.
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Gift Ideas for the Recent Bride: Bring More Elegance to Her Life

But pearls are just one of a myriad of things that can melt a woman’s heart. Should you need more info on what to give your recently wedded friend, here are a few tips to show you the way.

Gift Ideas for the Recent Bride: Something Unique

A woman, more than anyone, will know if you have put a lot of thought in the gift you gave. She’ll also know if it’s just something that you picked up on your way out of the store, even if the item cost you an arm and a leg.

Most of the time, it’s the inexpensive. But, unique gifts that can bring her joy. So, be sure to conduct due diligence when picking one for her.

Gift Ideas for the Recent Bride: Consider Her Personal Taste

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As her friend, you are expected to know more about her, including her preference in most anything. That should reflect on the gift you are giving her:  nothing “off the rack” but something more personal.

Does she love to bake? A baking cookbook will certainly be appreciated. If live musical performances are her thing, then a couple of tickets to an upcoming concert of her favorite artist will show her how great a friend you are.

Gift Ideas for the Recent Bride: Make It Personal

In case you haven’t given her a wedding gift yet, the gift-giving season should be the best opportunity to make amends. Try to find out what was included in your friend’s gift registry so you can give something that is personalized.

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Did they register for a coffee maker? Then put together a basket of high-end coffee beans and a couple of matching mugs.

How about framing a map where postcards are pasted on the places significant to the newlyweds like where each was born, where they met, where they got married, etc.?

It’s a piece of art they will surely hang in their new home.

Gift Ideas for the Recent Bride: Make a Memento of Items from the Wedding

You do still have the invitation she sent to you, right? Can you also score a copy of the menu from her wedding reception?

Add in the lyrics of her wedding songs printed artistically. Then make them into a collage before having them framed, which makes for a great piece of memorabilia.

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Gift Ideas for the Recent Bride: Don’t Be Afraid to Go High Tech

A lot of people will pooh-pooh at the idea of giving gadgets as gifts for wedding or Christmas because these items have the notorious reputation for being impersonal. Well, we say as long as it’s going to be useful for her or for the newly married couple, then go for it.

A smart speaker, for example, should be fun and useful for newlyweds, as it offers wireless speaker functionality. But, it also provides interactive actions as a virtual assistant.

Other gifts may go straight to the storage bin for future use. However, a smart speaker will be put to use as soon it’s taken out of the box.

So again, don’t be disheartened if you missed your friend’s wedding. You can certainly keep the fires of friendship burning, especially this holiday season by giving her the best gift you can find, pearls or otherwise.

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Emily Simmons made her debut as an entrepreneur at age 11 selling handmade hair clips to her friends. The business soon flopped. Several years and multiple ventures later, she knows better. Emily now shares what she's learned about starting and growing a business with others. And, she does it all while raising two beautiful girls.
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