26 Bridal Shower Game Prizes Guests Will Actually Want

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It’s hard enough deciding which bridal shower games you want to play, now you’ve got to come up with bridal shower prizes to go along with them. We know what you’re thinking – what in the world do I get when I don’t even know who I’m getting it for!? And even more so – what is the best prize to give that won’t just end up in the trash when the bridal shower guest gets back home?

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Below we’ve compiled a list of bridal shower game prizes all guests can enjoy, from your BFF’s grandmother to her 20-something cousin.

P.S. They won’t break the bank either!

Popular Bridal Shower Game Prizes

Play it safe with your prize purchase by giving out any of these four popular picks!

Candles

Cliche? We think not. Candles are universally used and serve multiple purposes. Even better, they’re cheap and easy to find. Simply purchase your favorite scented candles. We love vanilla, but who doesn’t love a lavender candle?! – from a local Target, Michaels, or Bath & Body Works and you’re done!

You can take it up a notch, too, if you have time to plan. Head to Etsy and search for bridal shower candle prizes, and you’ll be served up plenty of options. Consider aligning the candle choice to the theme of the shower, too. For example, if you plan a lemon-themed shower, why not get a lemon-scented candle as a gift? 

If you want to go a little above and beyond a traditional candle but don’t have time for customized options, we suggest either soy jar candles that can be bought solo or in sets of 2 (perfect for multi-winner bridal shower games).

Gift Cards

Who doesn’t love a good gift card? It’s free money in a pretty package, and better yet, it’s hassle-free for you! That’s what makes it the perfect option for your bridal shower prizes – anyone can use a gift card and you may even be able to buy your preferred gift cards online—this means no need to race across town from one retailer to the next to find the right one. Online gift cards are easy to buy!

What kind of gift card to buy? We suggest you keep it relatively generic. We recommend popular places like Amazon or Starbucks, so your guests and bridal shower attendees are guaranteed to use them.

If gift cards are the only prize you’ll be giving out, pick up enough to align with each game. And you might want to pick up a few extra just in case you have multiple winners for one of the bridal shower games.

Coffee Mugs

There are very few people who don’t run on a cup or ten of coffee a day, so what better bridal shower prize than a new mug to sip from? Skip the generic department store patterns and opt for a mug that features a cute or funny quote like ‘coffee before talkie’ or one that can be taken on the go! You can find some super-cute coffee mugs on Etsy. And your prize winner will appreciate having another adorable mug for their morning caffeine fix.

MODERN MOH TIP: Take it up a notch by filling these adorable perfect blend’ favor bags with ground or whole bean coffee to go with the mugs. Make it a coffee-themed gift basket with some flavor bags, a coffee mug, and perhaps a few little extras for an added dramatic effect.

Spa Gift Certificate

With wedding festivities just around the corner, stress levels and tension can run high. A spa certificate from a local spa is always a winner. The prize winner—or the bride-to-be herself—can indulge in some aromatherapy, a facial, a massage, or a mani-pedi.  

Want to take it up a notch? Combine the spa certificate with some other small gifts, especially if you have a game that deserves a big prize. Consider a basket or other cute prize holder that includes some face masks, lip balm, some nail files or a nail kit, and maybe a mason jar filled with the bride’s favorite candle scent.

RELATED: 12 Free Printable Bridal Shower Games

Unique Bridal Shower Prizes

If you’re looking for truly unique prizes, you won’t go wrong with any of these four fun choices!

Personalized Potholder Kits

Are you planning a cooking or kitchen-themed bridal shower? These personalized potholder kits make for great bridal shower prizes because who doesn’t love to bake chocolate chip cookies!?

Choose from seven adorable catchphrases, four fun colors, and between a spatula or whisk.

Funny Dish Towels

These funny dish towels are guaranteed to make guests laugh, and they make a great addition to any kitchen!

With eight funny wine-themed sayings to choose from, you can’t go wrong with these unique bridal shower game prizes.

Thoughtful Terracotta Grow Kits

Next on our list of unique bridal shower prize ideas are these thoughtful terracotta grow kits. Who doesn’t love fresh flowers in the spring? Or, consider a succulent-filled terracotta bowl?

Want to make it easy? Consider one of these options, available in three flower options (clover, daisies, and poppies); these simple kits come with everything needed to start growing a mini garden.

At-Home Spa Day

Earlier, we mentioned spa gift certificates as a prize, and we even suggested some goodies to accompany it. But, if you don’t want to go quite that big, you can create some fun prizes themed around an at-home spa day. This is especially perfect if the bridal shower has a spa-day theme.

Here are some of our favorites that we are sure the prize recipient will love.

Eco-Friendly Prizes

More and more people are taking steps these days to protect our environment, and we applaud the effort. And this is all the more reason to make your bridal shower more eco-friendly and come up with prize ideas that guests won’t toss into the trash, and will want to use, over and over again.

Here are some of our favorite green prize ideas.

Reusable Tote Bags

How about an always useful, reusable shopping bag? We don’t think you can ever have to many!

This butterfly-adorned tote bag measures 16” high x 15” wide. It’s made from 100% cotton and will be sure to fit a lot of those healthy groceries you pick up the next time you head to the farmers market.

Beeswax Food Wraps

Beeswax Food Wraps are crafted from a blend of natural ingredients and offer an ideal alternative to single-use plastic, reducing waste while keeping your food fresh and nicely sealed.

This versatile set includes nine wraps in three sizes, ensuring you have the perfect size for everything from snacks to large bowls. My set gets used daily and your guests would be lucky to win these.

Gauze Kitchen Towels

Need more options? You and your guests will appreciate the versatility and charm of reusable Gauze Kitchen Towels. Made from 100% cotton gauze, these towels are designed to last, featuring a unique crinkle texture that hides stains and enhances absorbency. Perfect for kitchen use or as stylish hand towels.

Handmade Soap Bars

Last but certainly not least, these gorgeous soap bars would make an excellent bridal shower prize. Crafted with shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil, and castor oil, they provide a deeply hydrating cleanse, perfect for both face and body.

So not only are they eco-friendly, but they feel and smell lovely too!

Edible and Drinkable Game Prizes

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But let’s face it—we’re all just hiding that inner foodie. Plus, food items are highly likely to get used, especially when you pick something that your guests will love. 

Either tie the items to the theme of the shower, or come up with a staple item that can help your guest make their next meal. 

From pasta bundles and kits to wine and slushie mixes to baking supplies and pans, your guests will love a reason to spend some time in the most popular room in the house—the kitchen!

Bottles of Wine

We can tell you right now that no guest will turn down a free bottle of booze. They may even open it up on the spot! If you decide to use wine for your bridal shower prizes, buy a variety of reds and whites and allow guests to choose their preference.

Add a sweet touch by decorating each bottle with one of these personalized wine labels that include the bride’s future last name and the date of the shower.

MODERN MOH TIP: Keep it cheap! There are plenty of delicious wines for as low as $8 a bottle. If you plan to have a dozen or more prizes, purchase your wine by the case to receive a hefty discount!

Frozen Wine Slushie Mixes

Just like no guest will turn down a free bottle of wine, they certainly wouldn’t turn down a means to turn it into a delicious frozen cocktail!

These wine slushie mixes come in three yummy flavors that use all organic ingredients.

Chocolate Truffle-Making Kit

Perhaps your guest is a wannabe chocolatier. Or, maybe your shower has a chocolate theme to it. Either way, consider one of these chocolate truffle-making kits for the aspiring baker on your guest list.

Okay, so we know the second recommendation isn’t for a DIY-er. But, let a girl cheat and claim she made them herself. Right?! WYKYK!

Tea and Coffee Samplers

By now, you are probably picking up on a common theme—we love our coffee and tea. And with so many things to balance between now and the day of the wedding, you might need that caffeine boost (or that moment of relaxation with a cuppa tea before bed).

These tea and coffee samplers are sure to please even the most discerning of connoisseurs, and would be perfect for a tea party bridal shower!

RELATED: 24 Bridal Shower Favors for Every Budget

Self-Care Game Prizes

We could all benefit a bit by taking some more time for self-care. After all, it is so easy to get stressed out, especially when planning a wedding. Why not consider prizes all themed around taking some time to celebrate ourselves, one relaxing moment at a time?

Here are some of our favorites.

Burt’s Bees Gift Sets

We love this as a bridal shower prize because it is both affordable and functional at the same time. Besides, what woman wouldn’t appreciate a variety of Burt’s Bees products?

Featuring travel-sized deep cleansing cream, hand salve, and more, we guarantee your guests will love their mini take-home spa!

Face Roller Set

For something a little different, your prize winner will love a face roller. Designed to rejuvenate your skin, these tools enhance blood circulation, reduce puffiness, and promote relaxation.

The natural jade and rose quartz materials ensure a luxurious and effective treatment, perfect for daily use or as a thoughtful gift. Ideal for use with face oils to boost absorption and achieve radiant, firm skin.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are all the rage these days, and for good reason! They not only make your home smell great, but many of these scents have healing properties.

We especially love this Essential Oils Kit that comes with ten scents to help you get started, plus a diffuser!

Fragrance Sampler

Last but not least in our self-care category, what bridal shower game would be complete without a prize full of delightful smellies? Pick and choose your favorite scents from this perfume set.

Bridal Shower Prizes Under $10

Keep costs low with any of these four cheap bridal shower game prizes!

Wine Tumblers

If you haven’t already figured it out, we are slightly obsessed with all things wine. That’s why we just had to include a stainless steel tumbler on our list of bridal shower prizes under $10.

Available in 25 different color choices, this 12 oz wine tumbler is a gift that will be appreciated by any guest who wins it as their prize!

Foil Sheet Masks

Anything spa-related makes for a great prize for bridal shower guests, that’s why we love these foil sheet masks. Great for all skin types, these masks come 5 to an order for the low price of $9.99!

With 15 different ingredient combinations, from brightening and smoothing to hydrating and purifying, these masks make for the perfect multi-winner game prize.

Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

Who doesn’t love a warm, steamy shower after a long day? Transform your shower into a spa-like sanctuary with these Aromatherapy Shower Steamers.

Infused with natural organic essential oils, these steamers dissolve in your shower to wash away stress and fatigue. Just place one in the corner of your shower and let the steam release the soothing scents, creating a rejuvenating spa experience at home.

Makeup Bags

If you are trying to keep bridal shower game prizes under $10, you can’t beat something that can serve multiple purposes. This adorable bag can be used to store makeup, cosmetics, or any small items when traveling.

It also makes for a great gift bag option if you are planning to put together a larger prize! Available in nine bag colors, four text colors, and three designs.

Prizes for a Co-ed Shower

Today’s bridal showers aren’t the same as they used to be. Back in the day, showers were held for the bride, and she was surrounded by her female family members and friends. Today, marriage has evolved and there are more and more co-ed showers and bachelorette parties. This means you might need to think of gifts appropriate for a co-ed guest.

Many of our suggestions above would be suitable for co-ed prizes, but here are some additional recommendations.

Drink Samplers

Who doesn’t love to indulge in a good libation once and a while? And who says it has to be alcoholic? Check out these fun cocktail/ alcohol and mocktail samplers.

Adventure Challenge Date Cards

It can be easy to get swept away with life, forgetting to set aside quality time to spend with the one you love. These adventure challenge date cards will not only encourage a date night, but will be sure to be a conversation starter when talking about the experience with friends. For an added bonus, use code modernmoh to get 10% off!

Frequently Asked Questions About We Shower Game Prizes

How do I decide which prizes to get?

Deciding on the perfect bridal shower game prizes can be a fun part of your planning process! First, consider the theme of the shower and the demographics of your guest list. If it’s a garden party, perhaps opt for eco-friendly or plant-related prizes. For a diverse age group, select items that universally appeal, such as gift cards or spa products. 

Don’t shy away from hobby-specific prizes either; these can add a personalized touch that shows thoughtfulness. For instance, if you know many guests enjoy cooking, kitchen gadgets or recipe kits make great choices. Remember, the key is to choose prizes that will delight and be useful to your guests, ensuring they feel genuinely appreciated and excited.

Coed prizes for bridal shower games

How many prizes should you have for bridal shower games?

The answer to this question depends directly on the number of games you’ll be playing as well as what type of games they are. In other words, if you’re playing only one game that may result in multiple winners, you may need the same number of prizes as if you were playing multiple games that have one clear winner.

An example of a single-winner game would be something that is timed or is a race to see who finishes first. Think bridal shower bingo where the first guest to get 5 in a row is the winner or bridal emoji pictionary where the first person to answer all of the questions correctly wins.

An example of a multi-winner game would be anything that could result in a tie or is not on any type of timetable. Think would she rather where there could be multiple people with the same amount of right answers or what’s in your purse? where multiple guests could have the same amount of items.

Once you’ve determined the number of games and types of games you’ll be playing, it’s easier to decide how many game prizes you’ll need to purchase. Our basic rule of thumb is one prize per game winner, with no more than three winners per game. If any game results in more than three winners have a tie-breaker round prepared in advance.

How much should you spend on bridal shower prizes?

This answer is also very dependent on a number of factors, most importantly the overall budget of the bridal shower expenses. Because bridal shower prizes are low on the list of necessities, it’s perfectly ok to have a very small budget dedicated to them.

As a general rule, we don’t recommend spending more than $20-$25 on any given prize, and we suggest the overall expense does not exceed $100. While these numbers are subjective to each individual, we make these suggestions based on experience and knowledge of how easily these extra costs can add up.

The final part of this answer is that you do not have to give out prizes for bridal shower games. Whether you just can’t afford to or you’d rather put that extra money into another expense (food, decorations, favors, etc.), it is perfectly acceptable to forgo prizes if it makes you more comfortable overall.

What’s the difference between bridal shower game prizes and favors?

The main difference between bridal shower game prizes and bridal shower favors is that favors are to be given to every guest as a way of saying thank you for attending, while prizes are only given to those guests who win a game.

Although sometimes the two can be similar or even the same items, game prizes are typically a bit more substantial than favors considering they are a reward for winning a game. That being said, it is common for a bridal shower to only have one or the other, again depending on factors like the overall budget and expectations of the bride.

Gift bags for bridal shower game prizes

Wrapping Up the Perfect Bridal Shower Prizes

Selecting the right prizes for your bridal shower games can seriously add to the fun and engagement at your event. By considering the interests and demographics of your guests, aligning the prizes with the shower’s theme, and choosing items that are both delightful and practical, you can ensure that your prizes are memorable and cherished—not kicked to the curb the moment the guest arrives at home. 

Remember, the best prizes are those that reflect the thoughtfulness of the host and resonate with the guests. So, choose with care and watch as your guests light up with joy when they win these thoughtful tokens of appreciation at your bridal shower.

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9 Comments

  1. What would be a good prize for a man ? I’m having a couples shower and we will have men that may win a prize. Thanks

    1. Hi Lori,

      Great question! My advice would be to look into variations of any of these prizes that may be more suitable for men.

      For example, instead of a bottle of wine you could gift a nice bottle of whiskey or bourbon. Instead of a ceramic coffee mug, you could gift a stainless steel to-go mug.

      And if you want to be better safe than sorry, you can never go wrong with a gift card! Hope this helps 🙂

    1. Hi Katie,

      I’d recommend grabbing a few extra prizes (say 2-3) in case of a tie! If there ends up being no ties, you can give those prizes to any runner-ups 🙂

      1. I used an online die to break the tie. I learned you can search for a die with any number of sides, so if you have three winners type in 3-sided die. I had 14 winners of a certain shower game! That 14-sided die saved me! Just remember to assign a number to each winner before “rolling” the die.

        1. Great idea Rhonda! If it’s just a tie with 2-3 people, you might be able to stretch the prizes, but any more than that and this is a fab option. 14 winners is definitely more than anyone budgets for!

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