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Ten Gift Ideas for the Quirky Bride
We all have that girl in our life. The one that, in her usual spunky way, turns her nose up at roses and instead will be walking down the aisle with a bouquet of daisies and peonies. There won't be a traditional cake at this girl's wedding. Indeed, instead of sharing a slice with her groom, the two of them will be sharing bites of macaroons and cream puffs. And a diamond engagement ring? Forget about it. The turquoise stone that landed on her finger is the perfect compliment to her vintage flapper dress.
Yes, we love our quirky girlfriends, but it doesn't always make finding them the perfect gift easy. But that doesn't mean that we can't do it. With a little bit of thought and a whole lot of creativity, there exists gifts of every budget for every nontraditional bride.
Peppy Art Print
Who doesn't love wall art? And honestly, you can't go wrong with a map of the world. Which might seem a bit, well, traditional. But this map is different from the rest. This isn't just a map of the world-it's a colorful explosion of prints and patterns dividing each and every travel destination.
Dainty Trinket Boxes
Everything's better when it comes in a dozen. Which is exactly what these charming, delicate trinket boxes do. Beautifully packed, these twelve ceramic keepsakes are delightfully modeled after macaroons and come in six colors. Whether she uses them to store precious mementos or display around the house, one thing is for certain: she'll definitely agree that they look good enough to eat.
Kitty Coffee Mug
Whether she likes tea, coffee, steamed milk, or cocoa, this adorable coffee mug will warm her from the inside out. The design is simplistic yet endearing while coming in two colors. There is no denying that a coffee mug is indeed a practical, usable, and durable gift that definitely finds an use outside of the cupboard. Even better is that when it's this cute, it can even be set out on display. Win win!
Whimsically Illustrated Classic
If she likes to read, then a re-creation of her favorite classic will be more than just a pretty present to love, it will also be the endless opportunity to split open the pages of a familiar adventure. These new deluxe editions of favorites such as A Little Princess, Heidi, Little Woman, Anne of Green Gables, and more, have been imaginatively redesigned to capture the feeling of each beloved tale.
I mean, it doesn't get cooler than this. It looks like a suitcase. It plays records. It comes in 8(!) colors. This portable turntable from Crosley is exactly what it looks like- stylish and functional. You may want to gift the bride a few vinyls to get her started if she doesn't already have some.
Pretty & Posh Postcards
After sending out the thank you cards, she'll be happy to have a few classy postcards to keep to herself. This animal themed postcard set is artfully and tastefully designed and will be sure to contain at least one of her favorite animals, even if it is a lemur.
Tastes of Tea
Even if she is a coffee girl, a tea sampler is the perfect introduction into the world of warm, spicy, exotic flavors. This one is complete with hand-crafted, artisan creations such as chai and mint. The loose leaves ensure an authentic experience.
If you don't like notebooks, you're lying. From the traditionalist to the free spirit, notebooks set the common ground. There's a million (and counting) ways to use pen and paper, and a stylish collection of three notebooks complete in bright and punchy designs will delight the bride-to-be. Yes, it's a simpler gift, but one that would delight anyone (and help out the bridesmaid/friend on a budget).
Seal it with a Bow
When you've found the perfect gift, have fun with the final touches, such as wrapping it and adding a card. And no matter how and when you choose to give it to her (wedding day, bachelorette party, engagement party, one on one coffee date), you can be content to know that beneath the presentation, she'll be receiving a gift that is truly one of a kind from a friend who is truly out of this world.