Advice & Planning

Holiday Gift Guide for the Bride (and Groom) in Your Life 

If there’s someone special in your life preparing to tie the knot, take advantage of this momentous time and get her/him gifts that will aid in the wedding-planning process. 

Here’s the tough part: Weddings are such personal experiences that you may not want to get them shoes, jewelry, or other essentials for their actual wedding day, per se. Those are choices that they’ll probably want to make themselves. Rather, we’ve outlined some gifts that will fit right into the season, but aren’t so critical that there’s a risk of return. 

Oh, and if you’re a bride-to-be reading this, don’t forget to get a gift for the most important person of all: you. We’ve dropped our holiday gift ideas below. 

Away’s “The Large” in Navy

Until January 5, the luggage company has put down roots on Knox Street for a pop-up, so stop by while you can to grab your fave nearly newlyweds some fresh luggage for their honeymoon. You can’t go wrong with neutrals like this navy, which will camouflage bumps and bruises that come with traveling to a foreign land. And though the pop-up will only be around until January, Away will open a permanent store in the same location in early 2020. 

Pilar Noche Arroyo Seda Short Tiered Dress from Mi Golondrina 

Dallas-based brand Mi Golondrina just released a new collection called Flores de Noche inspired by founder and owner Cristina Lynch’s wedding. We will be sharing more about the striking line on the blog, but for now, buy the bride in your life this dress from the collection. It will transition through the Dallas seasons flawlessly and can be styled to fit any honeymoon climate. 

Lela Rose x Mignonne Gavigan Pearl Fiona Hoops 

Dallas is home to the only Lela Rose boutique and bridal salon. Nestled in the designer’s home of Highland Park, stop by the airy store to shop for holiday clothes or a dress for the rapidly approaching #WeddingSzn, and while you’re there, check out the Mignonne Gavigan accessories sprinkled throughout. These dainty hoops were a collaboration between the two brands and will be a sweet complement to any bride’s shower, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner ensemble.  

(Pro tip: These would also make exceptional bridal party gifts, too)

Taschen Coffee Table Book 

Similar to a wedding, furnishing a home is a very personal experience, which makes it difficult to gift housewares. But that’s exactly why we have a registry. However, if you want to give a bride or groom something for their house that’s a bit more creative and even sentimental, consider a coffee table book. The Joule holds Dallas’ only Taschen shop, so stop by and pick out a book that will always transport them back to this time in their life. Hint: Where are they going on their honeymoon? Maybe it’s Italy, and you buy them this book. The options are endless (and everyone can always use another Taschen.)  

Square Valet Tray from Leatherology 

Since this season does come with added bling, this jewelry tray from Leatherology is a practical addition to a bride’s bedside table arsenal. We love the rose shade, but it’s always prudent to confirm the color scheme of her room or apartment. Won’t it just look smashing underneath that engagement ring? 

William Yeoward Picture Frame from Madison

One more thing for the bedside table: Wrap it up with an engagement photo inside and post nuptials, the bride can switch out the picture with an updated snapshot from the big day. 

Goyard Tote Bag 

As if you needed an excuse to go check out the exclusive French brand’s new digs in Highland Park Village, here it is. We can’t think of any bride that wouldn’t appreciate a fresh Goyard tote, especially during the wedding-planning process. With long days, lots of meetings, and added travel, a reliable tote is a must. 

Jade Roller from the Greenway Shop

Along with longer days, meetings, and added travel comes less sleep. Gift your girl a jade roller to help soothe those under eyes. And if you’ve got questions on how to properly utilize the tool, we’ve got you covered. 

Cosabella Lace Romper from Neiman Marcus 

Delicate and sophisticated, this timeless teddy is a sweet little number to add to a bride’s pre-wedding lingerie collection—we even think it would photograph well in boudoir photos, if she’s got those on the books. 

Bottle of Veuve by M. Calligraphy Etc.

You can never go wrong with putting some bubbles under the tree, so put a personalized twist on everyone’s favorite bottle by having Madeline Calligraphy paint on a monogram. We recommend using the bride’s current monogram—it will be one of the last times she sees her maiden monogram in writing, so make it memorable. (Plus, we do believe it’s bad luck to use the new monogram before the wedding. It never hurts to respect the superstition.) 

Lord Jones CBD Gum Drops

This clever little stocking stuffer comes complete with relaxation properties, which is always needed while planning is in session. 

Classic Bathrobe from Parachute 

Give her this robe to slip into once she starts to feel relaxed from those CBD gumdrops, and make it white so she can start getting used to owning the shade of the season. 

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