Wedding Ideas

The Bride’s Holiday Wish List: 25 Presents to Ask For

Posted on November 30, 2018 by New Jersey Bride


The holidays are coming…and it’s also engagement season. Chances are there are a few wedding, honeymoon or new home items that you’ve been thinking about but maybe can’t quite convince yourself to splurge on. So add them to your holiday wish list!

Here are 25 great ideas for the bride’s holiday wish list…and we’ve got some items for the groom also!

New Jersey Bride—Christmas plates from Williams Sonoma.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas plates from Williams-Sonoma.

1. A set of Christmas plates that match the china you’ve registered for. 


New Jersey Bride—Menorah
From GraderDesigns on Etsy.

2. Your first menorah as a couple.



New Jersey Bride—Candlelight dinner on the beach.

3. Tell family and friends where you’re going on your honeymoon, and tell them they can call ahead and arrange a private candlelight dinner on the beach or sunset sail.



New Jersey Bride—Christmas ornament
From OrnamentStop on Etsy.

4. A fun Christmas ornament.

New Jersey Bride—Christian-Louboutin-Bridal-Shoes-2013_12
Christian Louboutin

5. The shoes that you’ve been eyeing for the wedding, but didn’t want to splurge on.



New Jersey Bride—Kate Spade champagne toasting flutes
Kate Spade toasting flutes

6. His and Hers champagne flute set for your first toast…and many New Year’s Eves after.




New Jersey Bride—Box of Cuban cigars

7. A box of cigars that you can share at the wedding.




New Jersey Bride—New Jersey state pillows.


8. New Jersey pillows for your new home.



New Jersey Bride—Joy of cooking

9. The Joy of Cooking. We pull it out every year for instructions on how to cook the perfect turkey, ham and filet at all the holidays—and we promise that you will, too!



New Jersey Bride—Cake knife set.
Pearled serving set from Bhldn.

10. A beautiful cake set to cut the cake at the reception.



New Jersey Bride—monogrammed silver frame.

11. A silver picture frame monogrammed with your name and wedding date or your soon-to-be married initials.



New Jersey Bride—DePasquale the Spa

12. A spa treatment…or two…to deal with the planning stress that’s sure to rear its head. We love DePasquale the Spa in Morris Plains.



New Jersey Bride—You cook, I'll clean towels.
From Blackbird Tees on Etsy.

13. Fun towels for the kitchen.



New Jersey Bride—Wedding countdown blocks
From DaisyBlossomCreation on Etsy.

14. Personalized wedding countdown blocks.



New Jersey Bride—Engagement party props.
From LeStudioRose on Etsy.

15. Fun party props for the photo booth at the wedding reception…or to do a test-run on New Year’s Eve!

New Jersey Bride—Mrs. and Mrs. pillowcases
From TheApplewoodLane on Etsy.

16. Mr. and Mrs. Pillowcases.


New Jersey Bride—Boll and Branch towels
Boll & Branch

17.  Luxurious oversized towels from Boll & Branch in Chatham. They also make some of the comfiest sheets you’ll ever sleep on!



New Jersey Bride—Honeymoon fund

18. Honeymoon fund basket for you to collect spare cash and change all year.


Groom's instruction manual.

19. Don’t leave anything to chance with the groom’s instruction manual.

Ryland Inn

20. A gift certificate for a romantic dinner out at your favorite restaurant. A few of our faves include the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, 90 Acres in Peapack-Gladstone or The Frog and Peach in New Brunswick.


Christmas stockings.
From ScenicTraditions on Etsy.

21. Monogrammed stockings.


New Jersey Bride—Engagement album
From BridesAlbum on Etsy.

22. Photo album to keep all of your engagement pictures.



New Jersey Bride—Wedding keepsake box
From HudsonLace on Etsy.

23. A wedding keepsake box.


New Jersey Bride
From Cre8tiveRubberStamp on Etsy.

24. Personalized return address stamp, for all of the thank-yous and correspondence you’ll be mailing out.


New Jersey Bride—Dom Perignon White Wine

25. A special bottle of Dom Perignon that you can enjoy together back in the hotel room alone together after the wedding—or on your one-year anniversary.