gift ideas

Searching for the perfect bridal shower gift? How about this cute ‘here comes the bride’ kit from philosophy, specifically made for the bride-to-be! She’ll feel totally pampered with philosophy’s best-selling skincare and fragrance products as she gets ready for the big day.

This kit is like a mini spa session with ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser, ‘hope in a jar’ moisturizer, ‘amazing grace’ firming body emulsion and a sample of ‘the microdelivery peel’ for radiant skin. Plus, it includes ‘amazing grace’ perfumed shampoo, bath and shower gel—one of our all-time favorite scents and definitely wedding-worthy.

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philosophy ‘here comes the bride’ kit


Wedding season is officially here, which means it’s time to start brainstorming some wedding gifts to give to all those new married couples! We love this easy, affordable and personal idea: a cookbook written specifically for newlyweds.

Help the couple start off on the right foot with 150 healthy recipes for day-to-day meals, special occasions, and romantic date nights at home. We especially love that The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland focuses on sustainable elements, like going to farmers’ markets, growing your own vegetables, and making things from scratch—all fun activities to do with your partner! Also fun: eating this amazing-looking pasta dish. Now we’re hungry.

Tip:  for a personal touch, write a few of your favorite recipes down and include them in the card along with this gift!

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Is it necessary to exchange gifts as a couple the day of the wedding? We hear this question a lot. You already have some gorgeous bling on your finger, and you may be spending plenty of your hard-earned money on the wedding itself, so it’s natural that you might wonder what’s appropriate for gift-giving on the big day. Although we’ve heard of some truly amazing big gifts, we think the idea of a small, sweet gesture sounds perfect, like this idea from one of the recent brides on our team!

Getting inspiration from Pinterest (a bride’s BFF, right?), our bride put together this “survival kit” for her groom. It was an easy, personal and inexpensive way to let him know she was thinking of him and help him out through the day. (We especially love the “Lifesavers” line!) The couple also wrote each other sincere notes to commemorate the day, which they will always treasure.