Bridal showers are as much about having fun as they’re about giving gifts to the bride. And if you’re spicing up yours with some fun games, what better way to make things even more fun than handing out some real, exciting prizes?
Naturally, you want to keep the budget down while also making sure your lucky winners get prizes they will love. So, if you’re thinking about this and other considerations, you are on the right page.
Here, we will show you some of the best prizes for wedding shower games that will not only be enjoyable for your guests but also lenient on your bank account.
Amazing Prizes for Wedding Shower Games (Guide)
Generally speaking, almost anything will do as a game prize for a wedding shower as long as it’s something the receiver will enjoy. However, we want to suggest that some types of gifts will be more exciting than others.
Our recommendations include three types that will not only work well but also not empty your wallet. They are household items, work/school items, and edible gifts.
Check out our favorite wedding games ideas for ultimate fun on your occasion:
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- Virtual Wedding Shower Games
- Outdoor Wedding Games For A Memorable Experience
When it comes to gifts, you can almost never go wrong with stuff the receiver can use at home. Because they are constantly being used, they can serve as great and welcome reminders of happy events. Here are some household items to consider.
1. Handmade Candles
Candles are very sumptuous things to add to a home, as they serve as both a source of lighting and as part of the decor. A handmade candle from you, especially if scented, will be an unforgettable gift for your prize winners.
2. Tea Equipment
There’s nothing quite like a refreshing cup of tea to start your morning. And there’s no tea more refreshing than that drunk from a cup of happy memories and best wishes from a dear friend.
Try an affordable but tastefully designed mini tea set to totally wow your prize winner and make their mornings every day.
3. Knitted Table Cloth
Whether hand-knitted by you or carefully selected on an online store, a knitted tablecloth makes a splendid prize. It will make the lucky winner’s table look more graceful and homely.
4. Wine Freeze Cups
There’s nothing quite like sitting on the sofa on a cool evening and watching a nice show while sipping from a cup of wine kept at just the right temperature. The seamless design of most wine freeze cups makes them easier to hold with their sleek, grippy bands.
5. Table Vase
A nice, decorative mini case for tables is another great option to consider for your game prizes. You can always throw in a bouquet of flowers, especially if the vase is handmade by you.
6. Heart-Shaped Hand Serving Spoon
Whether for making pasta or for baking operations, a well-designed hand-serving spoon is very convenient and useful. Additionally, especially when made of well-finished wooden material, it adds well to the kitchen aesthetic.
7. Home Fragrance
Home fragrance supplies are also great prizes for wedding shower games, as they not only jibe with the nature of the party. They are also constantly used, which makes them hard to forget.
For a good fragrance gift, you can try a nice air-freshening product from a brand that your guests will like; you can even try scented candles or a diffuser.
8. Bottle Opener
It will be an absolute thrill for any of your guests who happen to win both a wine glass and also something to open the wine bottles. You can go for a simple bottle opener, or you can step it up a bit and go for a handy corkscrew.
9. Bathroom Slippers
A pair of nice, comfy bathroom slippers will not go unappreciated by your prizewinning guests. You can buy up to two types to be safe: one for men and another type for women, preferably toweling slippers.
10. Dish Towels
How about some nice dish towels to bring more convenience to one lucky prize winner’s life? If you add some funny, wine-themed wisecracks written on each piece, you can be sure it will always put a smile on the winner’s face.
For the students and white-collar workers among your prize winners, you can never go wrong with some relevant supplies. Here are some your guests will likely appreciate most.
1. Multicolored Pen Pack
You can put a big smile on a student’s face with a pack of beautiful, handy, graceful-in-the-fingers multicolored pens. That’s one school supply they won’t have to worry about for a while.
No, not the digital notepad, but a nice, fresh-smelling, jotting material made of good quality paper and with a beautiful hardcover. These come in handy whether in an office or school environment, and your prize winner will not fail to appreciate one.
3. Drawing Equipment
Your ears will probably ring with excited screeches if you gift some drawing equipment to your art-loving prize winner. You might try a simple sketchbook and some good wooden pencils or go for more with full painting equipment.
4. Desk Lamp
Anyone who’s been through a year of college will understand the need to study late, as if often necessary. A desk lamp will be a welcome gift for the student, and it will not be useless for a worker or just any domestic user either.
5. Laptop Charger
A Laptop charger is undeniably one of the most important pieces of electronic equipment a student needs, and you can’t go wrong with one of these—even if extra. After all, as we all know, electronics have a habit of not lasting forever.
6. Work Gloves
In the spirit of giving gifts with high utility, why not consider a great pair of high-quality working gloves? These can come in handy both for heavy domestic work and professional handy jobs.
7. Document Bag
This is one gift everyone has some need for, whether for storing or carrying court, school, work, or other personal documents. You can always try for better quality material depending on your budget.
8. Computer Glasses
We all know how bad digital screen lights can be for the eyes, especially after extended exposure. This is especially a risk for students and office workers.
Your lucky prize winner will surely enjoy a pair of sleek, tastefully designed computer glasses to shield their eyes when on the computer or phone screen. There are different options you can choose from, including anti-blue ray and photochromic computer glasses.
9. Noise-canceling Earbuds
Whether you’re a student or an office worker, there is always the constant hubbub of the school or work environment to deal with. A neat pair of noise-canceling earbuds will definitely come in handy when it’s necessary to tune out all that noise and focus.
Earbuds with great acoustics, in addition to the anti-noise feature, will also be very useful for making conference calls or phone calls, especially in a noisy environment.
We all need to make plans and schedule our activities, yet, we easily lose track and may miss schedules, especially when random emergencies pop up now and then.
A nice planner to gift your lucky prize winner will contain enough features to help them effectively plan and organize their day.
As far as prizes for wedding shower games go, you simply can’t go wrong with some edibles or drinkables. Your guests can take home their prizes or savor them on the spot. Here are some nice edible gifts to try.
This definitely takes the cake. Everybody loves cake, and for a wedding shower game, cakes are always a welcome edible gift.
Feel free to show off your baking skills and treat your friends to some heavenly taste as a reward for completing game objectives. And if you can’t or don’t have time to bake, you can always order.
13. Homemade Cookies
Cookies are another type of food you can’t go wrong with when gifting your wedding shower game winners. You can premake them in large quantities and store them, and you can offer a liberal amount as a treat to any prize winner.
To make things even more interesting and rewarding for participants, you can make different types of cookies and offer the most delicious ones as the grand prize and the rest as consolation prizes.
14. Food Baskets
Food baskets are another awesome choice, as they contain an assortment of goodies that your prize winners can enjoy for a while. When going for a food basket, you want to make sure you know all the contents and that they are of great quality.
You also want to make sure there is as much variety as possible and as few quickly perishable items as possible.
Surely, when you win an interesting and highly competitive game, you can be excused to indulge in a few cautious, cholesterol-laden pleasures. If that sounds kosher, you should definitely try some fries.
There is simply no end to the types of food items you can make a good fry out of and serve as a treat for your winners. Moreover, nothing says you can’t make or order several at once.
Sweet potato fries, stir-fries, french fries, curly fries, plantains, cheese fries, waffle fries, you name it. The pan’s your oyster. And speaking of oysters, there’s another great fry to treat your guests to.
Whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic, a nice bottle of wine makes for a perfect prize. What’s more, you can even remove the labels and customize those to your taste. You can add anything relevant, including the name of the bride and groom and the wedding shower date.
Alternatively, you can just print or write a label with best wishes for the winner. You might also consider some witty or funny captions.
Now, picture a scenario where one of your guests wins a wine glass, a bottle of wine, and a corkscrew to open it with. Now, that’s a memorable collection of prizes to bag in one party.
These are our top prizes for wedding shower games, but they are not the only ones. As far as gifts are concerned here, you are free to get creative. After all, much of what we’ve listed here is general—the stuff that will likely work for prize winners.
However, you know your guests better than we do, and you will be the best person to find the best gifts to reward them. But, in any case, we hope that this list has offered you some great options or insights so you don’t need to look too hard.
Now, let’s get into some of the most asked questions we could find.
Do I Need to Bring Gifts to a Wedding Shower?
While it’s not compulsory to bring any gifts, it is appropriate to do so.
What’s the Difference Between a Wedding Shower Gift and a Wedding Gift?
The wedding gift is what you offer on the main day, and it may often be sizable. A wedding shower gift may be something small but memorable for a pre-wedding event.
Can I Give Cash as a Wedding Shower Gift?
It is not uncommon or inappropriate to give cash as a gift at a wedding shower.