A theme shower is a terrific way to personalize this gift-giving party. The invitation should be clear so that guests can fully participate.
Wine & bar
Bring a bottle of wine or bar accessories such as an ice bucket or decanter. This is a popular theme that most couples say is one of their favourites.
Left: Kate Spade His and Hers Glasses, The Bay, $49.99.
Middle: Peller Ice Cuvee VQA, LCBO, $31.95.
Right: Nambe Ice Bucket with Wood, The Bay, $149.99.
Pool your money to purchase a set of mugs or cups and saucers with matching dessert plates and a teapot. Add goodies such as a serving tray, teas or cocoa.
Left: Organic The Glow Loose Tea, David’s Tea, $7/50 grams.
Middle: Set of 4 Fringe Tea Cups & Saucers, Indigo, $40.
Right: Quick-Stir Pitcher, Pampered Chef.ca, $24.
Lingerie & spa
This will please any bride, with options ranging from lingerie to a massage to the bride’s favourite perfume or skin care products.
Left: Conair Massaging Footbath, retailers across Canada, $49.99.
Middle: White Bustier, Victoria’s Secret, prices vary.
Right: Body Oil Mist, J.R. Watkins.com, $9.99.
For couples who share a love of the outdoors, camping, sports equipment, and athletic wear will be a winner.
Left: Polar FT7F Monitor, Sporting Life, $139.99.
Middle: Ladies Alpha FL Jacket in Citron, Sporting Life, $450.
Right: Kelty Vuntut2 Tent, Canadian Tire, $199.99.
If the couple is moving into a house, an outdoor shower provides a great setting for everything to start their garden. Bring gifts like a watering can, garden tools or a bird feeder.
Left: Deluxe Fairy Hanging Plant Stand, Canadian Tire, $34.99.
Middle: Pitchin’ In by Lynn Crawford, Indigo, $37.
Right: Solar Crane, Canadian Tire, $19.99.
Every new couple could use upgraded appliances and cookware, whether they are seasoned chefs or just need some seasonings.
Left: Advancia 5-Piece Pan and Pots Set, The Bay, $49.99-$199.99.
Middle: Krups Silver Art Coffee Maker, Sears, Select Home Outfi tters Stores, London Drugs, Gourmet Stores, $179.99.
Right: Gourmet Seasoning Grinders, jrwatkins.com, $6.99.