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Gift Ideas for the Bride

So you’re on the guest list for your bestie’s hen. Glad rags and good times lined up but what about that gift?

So here, I’m referring to the “keep it simple girls, don’t go any trouble but produce something funny and meaningful for under a tenner ” gift!! This is a type of activity or icebreaker that some hen party planners decide to do as it’s a good way of getting the girls relaxed, talking and laughing. It works for groups who know each other as they walk down memory lane together, or for groups who don’t really know each other. If gives a great insight into the story of the bride.

Fear not we at are here to take the pressure off with some awesome hen pressies.

For the chocoholic bride head to Brown Thomas right now to secure a personalised jar of nutella for the princely sum of €5.50!


For the nostalgic bride put together a photo book of your best times together, dig out those old school diaries and the notes you used to pass around. Search your memory for her teenage favourites,  I’m thinking Sun-In, body shop lip balm or a bottle of Charlie might hit the spot.

Alternatively put a Spotify playlist together of all the songs that will bring back those dances in the local disco and first kisses.

For the culinary bride get a vintage look pinny personalised with her married name and the wedding date. It will take pride of place in her kitchen and put a smile on her face for years to come. Check out Etsy for something like this.


If you really want to push the boat out check out the teacups on Etsy! Do a search for Vodka or Gin teacup for the pretty in the image below. Yes,  way over budget but oh so cool, pretty and we want them all!

For the Christmas crazy bride order a tree ornament with the couples names, it will become a treasured keepsake. Alternatively get them them his and her stockings. Again, Etsy is awesome for finding more personalised gifts for the bride.


For the make up, product and splurging fanatic the pouches at myshiningarmour are so worth it and sure to please. Their Kate Spade diaries are also a must for the woman who likes to be organised!





And the option for any bride and something that involves a little DIY and mix and match, an emergency kit for the bride with all the bits and bobs she may need on her big day is great. Fill a pretty purse with hair clips, safety pins, plasters and other disaster remedies will be a fantastic help on the big day.  Snacks are much needed between the church and the photos as the couple miss all the appetisers so a nibble or too is worth including too!


If you have any alternative suggestions please let us know and we’ll add them to the list!


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