The role of maid of honor comes with it’s fair share of duties, one of which includes the giving of some seriously one-of-a-kind gifts. While the engagement gifts are all fun and games, your bridal shower gift needs to pack a little more punch. So save the bath towels and silverware sets to those shopping off the couple’s registry, and give your bestie something far more personal. To guide you through your gift-giving journey, we came up with these six special options.


personalized wine rack with bottles and glasses

1. Wine Rack

Are your bride and groom-to-be wine lovers? If so, this is the perfect option for them. Whether they already own a home together or are moving in after the wedding, a wine rack is always a great addition to any home decor. We love this wall hanging option because it can be customized to feature both the couple’s first names or their soon-to-be shared last name. Take this bridal shower gift to the next level by pairing it with these personalized wine glasses.

personalized champagne tub

2. Beverage Tub

We love this option because it really is the gift that keeps on giving. For starters, you can actually use this particular gift during the bridal shower to hold bottles of wine and champagne. Not only will your BFF love the display, she’ll be grateful for one less gift to open. Your bride and groom could also use this beverage tub during their own wedding, especially if they choose to have a serve yourself style bar. We recommend this custom option that includes the couple’s last name and wedding year.

personalized key holder

3. Key Ring Holder

Do your future Mr. and Mrs. tend to be a bit forgetful when it comes to their personal belongings? If so, this is the gift for them. While a key ring holder may seem a bit boring, trust us when we say they’ll be grateful when they don’t have to search in the couch cushions for their car keys anymore. Not only is this bridal shower gift extremely practical, we can almost guarantee it’s not something they’ll be putting on their registry. We love this custom option that includes the couple’s last name and the state they live in. If your bride and groom are dog parents, check out this super cute paw print pattern.

world map

4. World Map

Do your bride and groom love to travel? If so, this is the gift for them! Not only will they have a reminder of all their amazing adventures hanging right in their home, they’ll be able to plan for future travels as well. Again, there are so many great options to choose from but here are our two favorites: this personalized burlap map or this custom coded map. They each come with a variety of push pins to mark both past and future travel destinations.

wedding song lyrics art

5. Wedding Song Lyrics Art

We think whoever came up with this concept is brilliant! What could possibly be more special than a piece of art that features the lyrics to the couple’s first dance song? The best part is there are so many different styles of artwork to choose from. If you’re looking for a rustic, one-of-a-kind piece, we highly recommend this heart-shaped burlap print. We also really love this personalized framed print that allows the bride and groom to add a wedding day photo along with the lyrics.

personalized recipe book

6. Customized Cookbook/Recipe Box

Last but certainly not least is our favorite bridal shower gift of all, a customized cookbook/recipe box. We love this option the most because it is genuinely thoughtful and super personal for the bride and groom. There are a few different ways to go about creating this cookbook/recipe box, so here is your first option: Send out these blank cards with the bridal shower invitations and have guests fill them out with their favorite recipes. Collect the cards as guests arrive and put them together in this personalized recipe box. Option number 2: On the invitation, instruct guests to come prepared with a family recipe, then have them take turns writing theirs out in this blank recipe book. Option 3: On the invitation, ask guests to email you their recipes so you can record them yourself.


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Hi, I’m Megan-the voice behind Modern MOH! I was blessed enough to be the maid of honor for both of my besties, who just so happened to get married six months apart. It was my first time as a bridesmaid (let alone a MOH!) and I had no idea what I was doing, so I turned to BFF #3- the internet. It didn’t take me long to realize how little content had been written about being a maid of honor. This struck me as odd, not to mention unfair, considering there are a gazillion and one sites specifically for brides (WeddingWire, The Knot, Brides... just to name a few). So, long story short, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create Modern MOH. I’ve designed this blog to be a one-stop shop for all your maid of honor needs, including some real s#*! no one else will tell you. My goal is to help anyone struggling in their quest to find the answers to their questions, as well as the confidence it takes to be the GMOHOAT (greatest maid of honor of all time).

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