As an experienced bridal shower or tea attendee I have had my fair share of last minute desperate Gift Huntings with just a blank mind and thin wallet to assist me.I wanted to show my support to the Bride-to-Be without Breaking the Bank of course. After one really desperate and long search, I made a promise that if I find the gift of her dreams and get it gift wrapped on time, I shall do something to help all of those last minute peoples like me. ( I know you are out there…) True to my word, here is a compilation of great,clean ( the bride’s mom is there..) and inexpensive Bridal Gifts I have observed my friends receiving:
For a Bridal Tea, you go with the theme: This Les Fleurs En Rouge Porcelain Teapot has coordinating appetizer and dipping dishes, trays, mugs and even pitcher which you can purchase based on your budget. Found it at Classic Hostess now reduced for $49.99. Best Part? They arrive gift boxed so we can really get ready on time. The refined botanical prints, a nod to the great gardens of Paris, come from Portobello Road in London. The vibrant combination of green and red make for festive winter tablescapes. However, these year-round botanical can easily grace spring and summer tables as well. Microwave, and dishwasher safe too!
Or, As the little black dress has taught us, black is a year-round classic. Basic black should not only be found in everyone’s wardrobe, but also in everyone’s cupboard. Use these gorgeous pieces for striking contrast with a mound of white meringues or to serve a luscious red velvet cake. This Black Porcelain Tea Pot also arrives gift boxed by Rosanna and sells for $39.99. Your classy and basic friend might love and abuse this.
For a bit of a romantic gift that the couple will enjoy, I love the Aquiesse Scented Candle, specifically the Bergamont & Vetiver. A unique line, the Trump Home Bergamont & Vetiver Collection by Aquiesse has a refined scent, and understated elegant packaging.The large soy candle is made with organic soybean oil and carefully selected lead free wicks. Nestled in a ultra-thick clear glass that is safe for burning candles. the custom heat resistant cover was designed to serve as a pedestal for the candle to rest on, or to keep the wax dust free while not in use. Also Gift Boxed, this Scented Candle sells for $43.99
Be surprised how fine fragrance oil diffusers can spread good scents and cheer throughout a home. Personally, I like to change the diffusers at home to reflect specific stages of my life. After the birth of our son, I have settled on the Santorini Reed Diffusers , a medley of crisp citrus and green notes artfully paired with exotic spice and natural wood essences. ”Petite Size for a Petite Space” The Antica’s new collection of 100ml Home Ambiance Fragrances are approved for carry-on baggage, making this reed diffuser a great gift for an out of town bride or a fragrant reminder of home to bring along wherever life takes you. The perfect size for your personal space and the perfect price for your wallet.
Combining Old European Flair with Casual Elegance, The GG Collection defines the gracious entertaining of today’s lifestyle. Get the bride canisters, desktop accessories or kitchen and pet accessories. She shall love adding on her own items to the collection as she moves on in life. Or, you can send her items to complement the collection on each anniversary. I would suggest you stars with the Baroque Serving Ware Collection for elegant and useful entertaining table centerpieces.
My favorite item for the Couple or Bridal Shower is the Sempli Glassware Set. The Designers at Sempli have realized that the stem is aesthetically and technically superfluous. The result was the Hand Blown Cupa Vino Glass. This pure lead free glass rests slightly at the side.The swirling rotation of the stemless glass when posed on a table is both amusing and practical; Set of two is great for a romantic night spent. Also gift boxed ( we are organized after all) they have matching coasters and trays.