• Nurse Tori

13 Unique Gifts For That Bride To Be!

Updated: Oct 21

Getting married can be one of the most wonderful time in a Bride's life! From planning the greatest celebration of her life & being surrounded by friends and family not to mention a heart full of love!


Throughout my personal wedding journey, I discovered how special this time was for me. I was (after all) marrying the man of my dreams! As I went through my process, I discovered personalized, unique, helpful gifts were the ones I truly cherished.


While gifts off the registry were helpful & certainly appreciated there were a few gifts and treasures I found along the way that made my wedding experience easier & put a flare on my Wedding Day!


Unique, Useful, and Unforgettable

Gifts for any

Future Mrs!


1. HitchSwitch (Help Her Switch Her Name)

Part of the wedding process is changing your name! For me, this was an overwhelming thought. From social security, passport, drivers license, open accounts, etc., I didn't know where to start!

Fortunately I discovered HitchSwitch! This truly eased my Name Change process! With their help I didn't need to worry about where to start, which forms I needed, how to fill out those forms, which order to submit the applications, what to include when submitting, where to submit, etc.


List of HitchSwitch Products!

1. Print at Home ($39): You'll have immediate access to name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information and a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application via an online dashboard.


2. Full-Service Package ($69): Their team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail.


3. Platinum ($99):

(This is the one I ordered) Their team will ship printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with your basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail. Platinum clients also receive a dedicated account manager and a free passport photo (which will be redeemed through their sister site). ("NewPassportPhoto.com"). 







Want to gift this but don't know the name the "New Legal" name Bride will choose?

No fear! If you would like to gift this, but don't know what the Bride will change her name to, you can opt to order her a gift card! Hitch Switch will mail you the card with a fun printed step by step explanation of how to start her process! I have gifted this several times to my friends and they LOVED it!


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2. The Mrs Box

Weddings are all about the details! I loved finding special ways to make my day unique and beautiful! One of my favorite finds was this ring box for my most special token of commitment.


Meet the modern wedding heirloom, The Mrs. Box. Choose from 44 colors and countless personalized options to design your perfect match.


Their innovative box design features a gorgeous inset metal lid that allows you to customize your Mrs. Box with unlimited options. Choose from over 35 in house monogram designs, three lid colors: gold, silver, or rose gold, and two finishes: polished or matte.


List of Mrs Box Products!

Classic Box:

Their classic single size boxes measure 4 cm on all sides. They feature one slot. with a wider pillow and taller top to accommodate larger rings. Our large size boxes are also big enough to accommodate many men's bands as well as large stone rings or cocktail rings.


Double Box:

Their classic double size boxes measure 4 cm on all sides. They feature two slots with a wider pillow and taller top to accommodate larger rings and double sets.




All of their velvet boxes are individually handmade using the world's most extraordinary velvet featuring custom colors made exclusively for us.



This box truly added a special touch to my wedding day. Whether you want to gift this for her engagement, bridal shower, wedding day, or just for fun this is truly a special detail she will not forget!










3. Agata Maria (Unique Garters)

There is nothing more special to a bride than her wedding gown! And the last touch being her garter! I searched high and low for the perfect garter. This is such a fun detail and it was important to me to have the perfect detail under my dress!


One to Toss and One to Keep!

These garters were amazing! I purchased two! One for my shadow box and one for Jacob to toss! These garters are all handmade, fashioned with various materials such as lace, ribbon, Swarovski crystals, plush elastic (with a velvety feel), and provided me a unique iconic touch to my wedding day!


Something Blue

If you are seeking a way to add her "Something Blue" this is the perfect gift! Agata Maria garters provides several different styles for you to choose from with the perfect little touch for her day!


Extra Details!

Agata Maria also offers some additional amazing wedding details as well!


Not only do they offer Wedding Garters but they also feature Flower Girl Dresses, Bridal Headpieces & Boudoir pieces!


Their garters are all hand-made in their bridal studio, AM Couture, in West London. All garters come packaged in our luxurious company box so that all brides-to-be can truly treasure their item forever. 




4. Ultimate Skin Spa

Help her prep her wedding day skin!! Whether you’re cleansing, treating, beautifying or exploring, it’s time to revolutionize your routine!!


For Vanity Planet, beauty isn’t something you add or apply—it’s something you reveal. The first time she washes her face with the Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa she will feel like she has washed her face at an entirely different level. 


What feels like a year’s worth of dirt and debris will be gently but thoroughly buffed away, Leaving nothing but smooth, soft, glowing skin behind. This dual-speed handheld spin brush works with your favorite cleanser and one of three interchangeable brush heads to customize the perfect routine for your skin type.


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5. Personalized Wood cutting board

The one place in any household is the kitchen! This is where memories will be made, family and friends will gather, and the new couple will cherish together.


Beautiful and Functional

One of the best gifts I received was a personalized cutting board! I have mine out on display in our kitchen and use it for special occasions when family and friends come to enjoy a home cooked meal!

Etsy provides so many amazing vendors full of handcrafted wood cutting boards! If you are looking for something creative, personalized with custom engraving, and unforgettable this is an amazing wedding gift!




6. Enso Rings

Whether your bride is active, a nurse, teacher, future mother this is a great gift to give! I am a nurse and therefore choose to save my heirlooms away from the hospital setting. Running, climbing, working, swimming, traveling, cooking, showers, holding a child etc, these rings are the perfect answer!


Enso Rings are the modern alternative to metal rings. They are silicone rings to help protect your most precious moments and fingers! And also unique wedding and engagement ring gifts. They are the most stylish, versatile silicone rings and silicone wedding bands! If your bride has an active lifestyle, or if she works with your hands for a living, then you know traditional metal bands and unique wedding rings get in the way of just about everything!






7. GLDN necklace

Love is personal. Keeping her loved one close with a simple, timeless, pendant she can wear with anything can be the perfect gift! I originally found this company on Etsy before we were married. I purchased a simple gold pendant with our initals engraved and wear it all the time.

All pieces are custom made and hand stamped in our La Conner, WA studio.

PERSONALIZATION. Whether you are looking for a heart, pendant, engraving, or just a symbol to keep close to her heart this is a unique piece she will cherish!


Every piece is made to order. It’s a one-of-a-kind collaboration between their team and you— making it easy for you to create something meaningful for yourself or for a loved one. They read every detail you request and work with you to create something you love.






8. Bridal Shawl or Wrap

If your bride was like me, and getting married in the Fall or Winter months this could be the perfect touch to her day! I discovered this company when I was searching for a wrap to top off our New Years Eve Wedding!

Gift a beautiful shawl or wrap to complete her gown and she’ll have warm cozy shoulders to go along with her warm cozy feelings.


This is a modern version of the vintage fur wrap lined with velvet. And don't worry they are all faux of course, but often mistaken for real! This effortlessly became a glamorous accessory to my wedding day.


Royal Scout & Co. is a boutique homegoods business in Northern California, focused on creating beautiful outdoors-inspired accessories for your home (and a few for your closet too).



All of their products are designed AND produced locally in the San Francisco Bay Area.







9. JO MALONE LONDON (The Perfect Scent)

The last touch to my wedding day was choosing the perfect scent. I wanted something timeless, fresh, and special for our day!


I have discovered Jo Malone is one of the best fragrance brands to consider when trying to find the my perfect wedding perfume. With an array of unique scents, pretty much any of their perfumes would be lovely for a special occasion.


These are soft, fresh, with light flower and garden scents that will not overpower!



10. Custom Stamp Gift Box

Stationery is becoming more and more popular, and so are personalized stationery touches.

No doubt your bride will be writing LOTS of thank you cards and what better way to help her than to gift her a custom stamp set?!

Not only will she be able to use this for her wedding process but she will be able to use this for years to come! Seasonal cards, thank you's, announcements etc!


The Expressionery Giftable Stamp Set includes one stamp mount, one black ink pad, and a redemption code for one custom stamp plate. With our easy-to-follow instructions, recipients can choose from dozens of stamp designs and personalize their favorite.







11. His and Her Relaxing Spa Treatment

Let's face it, wedding planning can be stressful! Deadlines, planning, coordinating, pleasing various people, etc. It can overwhelming! One of the greatest gifts I received was a couples Spa Treatment!

The week of the wedding we set aside an afternoon to relax, take it all in, and get a couples massage. It truly helped us reconnect and remember the whole reason we were doing this WHOLE WEDDING THING!


Double check her planned wedding week itinerary, then gift her and her soon to be Hubby a surprise Spa Treatment before the craze of her day! This will truly help ensure she is relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready for the big day.   



12. Bliss Gift Box

Looking for a fun way to congratulate the newly engaged couple? Here is a great idea!

Bliss Box, features a stunning Live In Mosaics glass mosaic seashell ring dish, set of two His and Hers champagne flutes by Vow + Vibe, Illume Fresh Sea Salt demi candle tin, an organic cotton Nesta Home hand painted gold 'love' kitchen towel, and a fresh succulent plant.


Beautifully packaged in their pine wood keepsake box with fresh greenery and finished off with a bow.


I think gift giving {and getting} is pretty awesome. But what happened to actually putting thought and creativity into a gift? Box + Bow®  rekindles a lost art by providing beautifully packaged, hand selected items sourced from small businesses, artisan crafters and Etsy sellers. No matter the celebration, their luxe boxes fulfill your need for a thoughtful, unique and memorable gift option. They pride themselves in perfecting every single itty bitty detail, because they want each recipient to feel as special as you truly are.





13. Personalized Beach Hat

Personalized beach hats make a cute honeymoon gift for the bride to be at her bridal shower, personalized with her new "mrs" last name - or get them for all your bridesmaids at your bachelorette weekend and really stand out! 

Each custom sun hat is available in white, blush or tan and customized on top of the brim in a pretty black script font printed with vinyl lettering. Add a pom poms to your hat for an extra flare!



I hope you enjoyed this post! I truly loved my wedding process and was so happy to find all of these amazing companies along the way!


Unique, Useful, and Unforgettable

Gifts for any

Future Mrs!





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Tori Meskin, BSN RNC-NIC is a registered nurse in Los Angeles & Orange County metropolitan area. Working in Level IV-II NICUs. 


In addition to being a wife & nurse, Tori has obtained her National Certification (NICU) and worked as a local traveler pursuing bedside experiences in several NICU settings.


Tori enjoys time with her new hubby, creating content, weekend beach time, brunching, wedding going, baby showers, time with family & friends & caring for the tiniest & most fragile patient population in the world.


Follow her NICU & Lifestyle blog journey as she juggles married life, nurse life, & enjoying life’s adventures!


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