Your good friend is getting married, and her bachelorette party is this weekend. You bought her wedding and bridal shower presents months ago off the wedding registry, but when it comes to the bachelorette party gift, you’ve drawn a blank. We’ve all been there. Bachelorette party gifts are tricky; you don’t want to be the person who shows up with something sweet when everyone else went racy. On the flip side, there is nothing more horrifying than watching your friend open the hilarious bondage toy you picked out in front of her religious future grandmother-in-law. Save your mental energy for picking out the perfect power ballad to belt out at karaoke the night of the party by checking out these six gift ideas that straddle the line between sexy and sweet, ensuring you’ll be a hit with both the bride’s rowdiest college friends and her Great Aunt Mildred.
1. Spa Day
Getting married is stressful business, so you can never go wrong with a spa gift certificate. Go in with a few friends and treat the bride to a whole day of pampering at a local spa. If you’re on a budget, put together a home spa kit. Include items like soothing lotion, a body scrub, a refreshing eye mask, a scented candle and massage oil (with instructions that the oil is to applied by her future spouse).
Lingerie is always a safe choice for the bride-to-be, but try to steer clear of anything too risqué or wholesome. Luckily, there is a wide range of choices between the edible underwear and flannel nightgown. A woman can never have too many bras, and while you can easily spend a fortune, save enough to buy a few drinks at the bachelorette party.
3. Boudoir Photo Shoot
This gift may not be perfect for every bachelorette, but for the right friend, a gift certificate for a boudoir photo shoot is a unique and memorable experience. A full session can be a pricey gift for one person, so consider going in on it with a group of friends. Make sure to check reviews and ask for recommendations. You want to make sure you’re sending your friend to a professional photographer who is experienced in boudoir shoots.
4. Wine First Package
For a thoughtful, fun and affordable gift, put together a basket of four or five bottles of wine and create labels with instructions for when the couple should drink each bottle. Consider occasions like the first night home after their honeymoon, on their first Christmas, after their first fight and on their first anniversary.
5. Marriage Advice
If the bride is the sentimental type and you have time on your hands, interview the women in her life for frank, funny and heartfelt marriage advice. Edit and collate the advice with pictures of each woman into a book she will treasure and refer to forever.
6. Hangover Relief Kits
For all but the most teetotalling of brides, the bachelorette party is going to result in a rough next morning. Think ahead by preparing a custom hangover relief kit for your friend. Include items like aspirin, dark sunglasses, a bottle of water, antacid, mints, protein bars, face cleansing cloths and a coffee gift certificate.