10 Of The Best Hen Party Gifts
So, you've got a hen party coming up. Stuck on what to give your friends as party favours? Or maybe you have no idea what to get the bride as a token of your congratulations? This list should fix all of your problems then! We've put together a list of 10 fab hen party gifts to get you into the spirit of giving. Happy shopping!
For the Bride
1. A Lucky Sixpence
The tradition of the lucky sixpence dates all the way back to the middle ages, when it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to gift his bride a piece of silver as a wedding gift. It later became a tradition to include a sixpence in the dowry that was given by the bride's family to the groom. Today, the sixpence is placed in the bride’s shoe for good fortune. You can buy this one here.
The hen is about to get married, so presumably she’ll have a need for lingerie! If you’re close enough to her, pick her up some nice lingerie to bring on honeymoon with her - if you’re not certain on sizes or colours, best get her a voucher for some instead.
If you’re looking to squeeze a few tears out of the hen then a scrapbook is a sure-fire way to do it. Chronicle her life with baby photos, pictures of all of you together, pictures of her and her fiancé, and letters from you guys and her parents wishing her luck in the newest chapter of her life. She’ll treasure it for the rest of her days!
4. Wedding Advent Calendar
This hen party gift requires a bit of DIY skill, but it’s pretty easy once you’re willing to put in the effort. Make the bride an advent calendar for the last month before her wedding, and fill the segments with some of her favourite things - nail polishes, mascara, her favourite chocolates, etc. It’ll give her something to smile about during all the last-minute wedding-prep stress.
5. Gift Certificate
By the time the hen party rolls around, the bride-to-be will probably be a big ol’ ball of stress from planning the wedding. So why not treat her to an afternoon’s pampering? Shout her a gift voucher for her favourite nail bar or spa so she can spend a couple of hours de-stressing before the big day.
For The Guests
Why not treat your bridal party to a bracelet or a chain to say thank-you for being there? They don’t have to be expensive, solid gold affairs - Etsy is full of unique, sentimental-but-affordable jewellery.
2. Customised Wine Glasses
Again, these hen party gifts are ones you can either purchase or DIY. Customised glasses are a fab idea because not only are they a great keepsake, but you can practically be guaranteed that they’ll get used by the recipient. I mean, what self-respecting woman doesn’t want to drink out of a glitter-covered glass with her name written on it?
3. Pedicure in a Jar
These hen party gifts are both adorable and affordable! Order some lidded mason jars in bulk, and get to work filling them with mini-nail polishes, nail files, nail scissors, nail stickers etc. Hand them out to your hen party guests as a little thank-you for celebrating with you.
4. Oh Shit Kit
These require a little bit of prep, but the end result is worth it. For these hen party gifts, you’ll need to fill small bags/containers with all of the essentials for surviving the hen party - band-aids, lip-balm, hair clips, deodorant, water, paracetamol etc. - and hand them out at the start of the evening. You’ll be a heroine the next morning!