Now that my friend Jenn's shower is over with, I can share with you guys the awesome gift that us bridesmaids gave her, because you might seriously want to copy it.
Jenn is not always much of a "stuff" person, so instead of getting her a registry gift, we opted for a more out of the box option: a date for each month of the year.
Basically, we each chose a few months of the year and purchased gift cards, tickets, and other related items that would allow the bride and groom to go on a date. We packaged everything in envelopes, one for each month, and stacked them in a pretty box from Target.
I took June, July, and August, and decorated my envelopes with scrapbook stickers:
For June, I got them a gift certificate to a winery in our state, and arranged it on colored cardstock to make it a little less boring looking. I wrote a little poem to explain what the date was:
For July, I got a gift certificate to the spa at their honeymoon resort. I included the menu of spa options and treatments.
For August, the date idea was "Jersey Shore." I got her a book to read on the beach (she loves reading), and a gift card for her favorite boardwalk lunch spot.
Other month's dates were as follows (most of these gifts are based around New York City, since we're all local):
September: Mets tickets
October: Gift certificate to apple picking orchard
November: Central Park zoo tickets
December: Mr. and Mrs. Ornament, trip to Union Square holiday bazaar and gift card to a fancy Union Square restaurant.
January: Chelsea Piers gift cards
February: Valentine's Day "Stay in and cook" date- cookbook, candles, Whole Foods gift card
March: Movie gift cards
April: Walking tour of New York City
May: Chili's gift card (I'll never know why, but she loves Chili's)
Other ideas we threw around included a couples' dance class, a horror movie Halloween (stack of cheesey movies + blanket), and an ice skating rink gift card (which the Chelsea Piers thing kind of covers).
She loved the gift and I think her fiance appreciated that it was for him as well.
This idea originally came from the blog Find Joy In the Journey, which I found via Pinterest. Check that link out, she has much better pictures and lots of other ideas!
What's your favorite shower gift that you've given?