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Must-have hen party gift ideas for the beautiful bride-to-be

By Sophie Carter - 31st March 2023

Heartfelt Hen Do Gift Ideas for the Bride

The venue is booked, the prosecco is ordered, and the bridal party are on standby to ensure every detail has been considered for a weekend all about the bride. Hen, bachelorette, or bridal shower parties are a great celebration of the bride and the special squad behind her before she embarks on the journey of marriage. While you may have every party game, bottle of bubbly, and adorable outfit planned to a T, it can be easy to overlook securing a gorgeous gift for the bride. For many brides, the hen celebration is gift enough, but an extra present to signify one of the most important events of her life will always be appreciated. It's vital to ensure a bridal gift is directly tailored towards the bride in question, but when she loves jewellery, adores accessories, and lives for a tasty tipple (or two), it can feel like a minefield trying to find something truly special. We've put together a list of ideas to surprise a special bride at the beginning of her hen celebration, as well as some hen do' must-haves for both her and her huddle of hens to enjoy.

Heartfelt hampers for the bride-to-be

If you and your fellow hens have a wealth of ideas for glorious gifts but can't settle on just one or two, a great present idea is a bridal hamper filled with many items you know she'll love. Grab yourself a sizeable box such as our Personalised Name Wooden Hamper Box, and just get filling! You'll know the bride's likes and dislikes better than anyone, but if you're looking for some great ideas to start you off, consider treasurable tokens such as scented candles, bars of chocolate, or pretty personalised accessories. A monogrammed compact mirror is ideal for popping in a gift hamper, as it's small but perfectly sentimental. Our in-house team will stamp the lid of the Personalised Foil Initials Grey Square Compact Mirror with the bride's initials, allowing her to carry a practical, personal accessory that will come in handy on her wedding day.

Want to make her hamper even more personal? Include some memories of your special friendship to remind her just how strong that bond will continue to be. Photographs are a great place to start, but if you want to gift her some messages of good luck and endless love, a card such as our Vinyl Dried Flower Greetings Card comes personalised with her name and a loving message printed on the front. The inside of the card is blank, too, with plenty of space for you and your fellow hens to fill with messages of encouragement as she embarks on her great adventure.

Enchanting accessories for the bride to wear

She may already have her bridal jewels sorted, but if she doesn't, a hen party is a great time to gift her the perfect accessories for elevating her look on the big day. Our crystal and opal horseshoe jewellery range is designed with brides in mind, as horseshoes symbolise luck and new beginnings and are often traditionally included in wedding celebrations. This range includes both sweet stud earrings and a stunning necklace, with just the right amount of sparkle to accentuate her wedding dress.

Looking to gift her some party-ready pieces she can rock on her hen weekend? Think gold, sparkles, and gemstones galore to get her into the celebration spirit. If she's a fan of statement styles, pieces like our Large Mismatched Crystal Star and Moon Pearl Drop Earrings are perfect for adding a show-stopping finish to an outfit. The white of the pearls is a great connection to the tradition of a white wedding dress, while the celestial and crystal details help to inject a dash of party vibes to get her in the mood to celebrate a weekend all about her.

Delightful drink gifts to get the bridal party started

The very second the hen party begins, it's likely the bottles will be popped and the fizz will be flowing. A personalised bottle like our Name Banner Alcohol provides the perfect party-starting opportunity with a sentimental twist. You can choose her favourite drink to fill the bottle and add a unique touch to the label by adding names or a meaningful message. As a finishing flourish, the bottle comes with a hand-cut wooden tag around the neck on which another message can feature. 

If the champagne is on ice or the prosecco is ready to go, the bride will need to have her very own flute to hand. Our Personalised Name Champagne Glass is a gorgeous piece of glassware guaranteed to feature heavily in the party pictures, and comes complete with a name engraved in cursive font on the front. Whether you choose to adorn the glass with ‘Bride’ or her name, she'll love the opportunity to sip in style and have something to savour once the celebrations have drawn to a close.

Hen celebration essentials

A thoughtful contribution to the hen celebrations can make a wonderful gift the bride will thank you for. If you're keen not to confine every detail of the weekend to a budget, a few personal touches can make all the difference when it comes to her lasting memories of the hen party. personalised glassware for the bride, bridal party, and/or the rest of the hen squad provides a cute keepsake to remind everyone - not just the bride - of a truly spectacular celebration. Name-engraved glasses can also be perfectly practical, too, as your name added to your own glass means another member of the party is less likely to pinch your prosecco or nab your gin!

Want to provide the same practical touch but on a slightly smaller scale? Gifting each member of the hen party their own personalised glass charm is a great way to ensure everyone sticks to their own glass, and also provides a small but sweet memento of the weekend they can tuck away in a drawer or memory box to look back on.

Dried Flower Bouquets are Ideal for Gifting to a Bride on her Hen Do

However you choose to celebrate your special bride-to-be, a hen party is about embracing the exciting event to come, and preparing her to make one of the biggest moves of her life. She should feel showered with love and affection, even if you're not able to shower her with gifts, and ultimately, she should be having the time of her life at every opportunity. The more thoughtful touches - no matter the scale - the better, and the more you can inject meaningful mementoes into the event, the more she'll know just how adored she is by you and her hero hens. 

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