Here are a few gift ideas you may want to consider—particularly if the bride-to-be is a "girly" kind of gal.
Silhouette SD, $299.99
Does the bride-to-be spend her spare time tackling do-it-yourself projects? Does she scour Goodwill and dollar stores in search of items to transform from drab to fab? And every now and then, does she remind you of Martha Stewart? If so, she would probably squeal with delight if she were given the Silhouette SD.
This tool is similar to a printer, but instead of printing, it uses a blade to cut designs on paper, vinyl, and other materials. With the Silhouette SD, the bride can create all kinds of fun and fabulous projects including cards, custom apparel, vinyl décor, etched glass, and paper crafts.
Cake Stand from
The Merry Martini, $45
Let's be honest: It's a little tough to get excited about opening a set of baking sheets or towels. Sure, gifts like that are practical, but few would say they're unique or exciting. This ribbon-embellished cake stand, however, is a gift that will really wow the bride—especially if she loves hosting parties.
This cake stand is pre-assembled with a ribbon and bow. It can also be turned upside down and used as a chip and dip plate!
Vonny™ Casserole Carrier, $45
If the bride-to-be registered for a casserole dish, snag it and then order one of these eye-catching carriers to go with it. The bride will love showing off her Vonny™ Casserole Carrier at barbecues, potlucks, tailgates, and all kinds of other gatherings.
The carrier is designed to fit a 9 x 13-inch dish or smaller, features a pocket for serving utensils, and is available in several fun and vibrant prints.
Flirty Aprons, prices vary
Who wouldn't have a fabulous time cooking, baking, and hosting in one of these fun little numbers? These aprons are colorful, playful, and feminine—everything "girly" gals love! At FlirtyAprons.com you'll also be able to order gloves and men's aprons to match whichever one you select for the bride. Women's aprons are available in prints such as Aqua Damask, Cherry Blossom, and Frosted Cupcake.
Golf Head Covers from
The Merry Martini, $100
These whimsical golf head covers are great for a fashionable gal who enjoys hitting the links with her husband-to-be. Golf accessories tend to look plain and manly, but these covers are anything but! They're available in a variety of stylish and colorful designs, and are sure to be a welcome surprise to the woman who receives them as a shower or wedding gift.
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