Bridal Hamper Essentials; the Gift List

It’s been a cold and rainy week in Dorset so I have started musing over Bridal hampers and gifting. Giving feels sooo good! If I were to be presented with a Bridal hamper right now what would I love to see inside? Something cute, something fun, something nostalgic, something cool.

Here are some of my choices, let me know what yours would be?


One long-distance relationship, one gorgeous blonde wearing her beau’s shirt, one mission; to create female pyjamas styled on the typical ‘boyfriend’ shirt yet tailored for her. The result? Desmond and Dempsey.

It was love at first site for me when I met Desmond and Dempsey at the Spirit of Christmas last year. Since then I’ve been mad for their prints and think they’re a perfect match for any Maid of Honour or Bride Tribe putting together a hamper of goodies for their friend getting hitched. Pyjamas are essentials, right?

The Desmond and Dempsey collections are hand-painted in London (yay to homegrown talent) and made from 100% cotton.

You can make your Bridal moment even more memorable with their monogramming service. The perfect way to put your stamp on your bestie’s pyjama set.

My faves? The Jag print (navy) and the Fern (green and white).

Prices from £100.00. Take a look by clicking here


One of my favourite Champagne brands Veuve Cliquot creates personalised Champagne bottles with limited edition tins and I think they’re a real party-starter. Any friend getting married would appreciate their new married name on a bottle of fizz. It’s something very novel and can be kept safe to enjoy on the couple’s first-year anniversary, or if we’re talking hen-parties – drink it immediately!

The personalised bottles are a bit of fun and everyone loves Champagne, right? If you are going all out and want to go one step further why not organise a personalised bottle for every member of the hen party. Insert nicknames, Bridal sayings, sweet messages. Especially great for the gram.

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Get Some Zzzz’s

This ‘dreaming of I do’ sleep eye mask is a great gift for any Bride to Be. Not only practical (you should be getting as much sleep as possible on the lead-up to the day) but ideal for that Bride wanting to capture an all-star Instagram moment, too.

You have the option to change things up and customise the mask for your Bridal babe, to display exactly what they dream about. Unicorns, doughnuts, Ryan Reynolds…. (we wish!).

This bridal sleep masks offers luxury on the go. It’s made of natural silk featuring luxurious metallic gold embroidery, black lining (perfect for any much-needed lie-ins), an adjustable strap for comfort and a handy travel storage bag.  A bit of fun for hen-parties, Bridal hampers, and more. Get shopping!

*Masks are one size, approximately 8″ wide and sized for adults.

View eye mask here.

And another one I’ve found which I LOVE.

Click here


No Bride-to-be will deny themselves fresh skin and bright eyes. That’s why they need the *incredible* Advanced Genifique Yeux Light-pearl Eye Mask by skin-connoisseurs Lancome in their hamper of essentials (try saying that quickly!).

Instant illumination in just 10 minutes, this eye mask leaves the eye contour fresh, rested, moisturised and illuminated and visibly younger.

This particular face mask is used by celebrities across the globe pre-photo shoots and catwalk shows making it a no-brainer on the lead-up to the wedding or throughout a hen-party marathon you’re organising for your bestie!

Use twice a week or whenever you need a quick radiance boost.


Release Your Charm

If you’re looking for a keepsake, then the wedding charms available from Pandora are super-cute.

Personalised charms aren’t going anywhere fast so if you’re looking for a gift for your friend getting hitched Pandora could be the place. This single charm may start off a life-long collection, or the single charm will stand-out in its own right on a simple chain. The decision is yours.

Release your inner sparkle!

Click here to view a Thomas Sabo charm I saw.

Click here to view Pandora charm.

I’d love to hear any good ideas you have for Bridal hampers? Or if you’ve received something special as a gift along the same lines, let me know and I’ll give you a shout out!

Until next time Front Row Brides…. x


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