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20 Beautiful "Something Blue" Gifts That Aren’t Totally Old-Fashioned

The tradition might be antiquated, but these blue baubles are anything but.

By Jessie Sardina

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to gift-giving there’s no occasion that causes me greater stress than weddings. The moment an invite arrives in the mail, the panic sets in—from that day forward until the I Do’s my lunch breaks are reserved exclusively for feverishly scanning the registry for the perfect token of my congratulations. Monogrammed dish towels? Meh. Egyptian cotton sheet set? Snore. Ergonomic cheese grater? WHY?

While a pair of artisanal ceramic ramekins or a crystal salt and pepper mill might do for the sorority sister you haven’t seen in 10 years, or the third cousin you went camping with once, playing registry roulette simply won’t do when the bride in question is a bestie. And thanks to that time-honored superstition that grants bridesmaids, sisters and moms with the great honor of gifting something which is old, new, borrowed and blue (plus the often overlooked sixpense in the shoe, but who’s counting), the pressure to deliver an extra-special gift in order to ensure a lifetime of good luck and happiness is immense.

Still not sure what to get the bride in your life on her big day? Knock out something blue and new with one of these thoughtful blue-hued gifts—from topaz to sapphire to cyan—that’s sure to deliver a lifetime of happiness—and save you a few precious lunch hours.

1. Kate Spade Take The Cake Ring Dish

A pretty addition to the bridal suite and beyond, this powder blue porcelain dish by Kate Spade will keep wedding rings in safe keeping for years to come.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $30

2. Josie Lace Kimono Robe

This soft chambray lace kimono is the perfect wedding prep ensemble that’s sure to become a morning staple.

BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, $78

3. Badgley Mischka Aurora Clutch

For the bride that just can’t do without the essentials on her big day, consider this vintage-inspired embellished clutch. Plus, with a drop-in snake-chain strap, it’s sure to take her from wedding night to night on the town.


4. Clarisonic MIA 2 Facial Cleansing Brush

Help your bestie achieve that wedding day radiance with Clarisonic’s new facial cleansing brush. Plus, with a super lightweight design and convenient travel case, she can keep the glow going through her honeymoon.

BUY FROM: Clarisonic, $169

5. Hermes Eau de Merveilles Bleue

Add a spritz of something blue via this feminine fragrance by Hermes punctuated by woodsy notes and mineral freshness.


6. No Ugly Crying Wedding Handkerchief

Keep running makeup and embarrassing snapshots at bay with this cotton crochet lace handkerchief embroidered with a cheeky reminder.

BUY FROM: Amazon, $35

7. David Yurman Chatelaine Earrings

A pop of sparkling topaz is the perfect pretty touch with these 10mm sterling silver studs.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $395

8. Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer

Smith & Cult’s chip-free nail lacquer in hue Exit the Void adds the perfect subtle pop of periwinkle to any pedicure.

BUY FROM: Birchbox, $18

9. Waterford Lismore Jewels Toasting Flutes

Help the bride and her beau say cheers to ‘I Do’ and the many milestones to come with a pair of crystal jewel-toned flutes by Waterford.

BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, $195

10. Sugar Paper Petite Journal

This petite journal features a blue cloth cover and a champagne grosgrain ribbon is the perfect place for the bride-to-be to store her vows.

BUY FROM: Saks Fifth Avenue, $24

11. Anzie Dew Drop Sky Blue Topaz & 14K Gold Pendant

Dangling from a delicate 14K gold chain, this topaz pendant necklace is a timeless nod to tradition. Given it's steep price, it could be a great gift for the 'maids to split!

BUY FROM: Saks Fifth Avenue, $850

12. Satin & Lace Garter

This satin and eyelash lace powder blue garter is sure to make any bride blush. (Undies not included.)


13. The Honeymoon Handbook

Your bridal bestie will thank you for taking the guesswork out of honeymoon planning with this handy guide curated by Lonely Planet.

BUY FROM: Amazon, $12.99

14. Zoe Chicco 14K Yellow Gold Diamond and Aquamarine Charm Bracelet

This barely-there bracelet by Zoe Chicco features a 14K yellow gold chain with dainty diamond and aquamarine baubles. (Another option to split amongst family or 'maids!)

BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, $625

15. ED Ellen Degeneres Langston Ballet Flat

Keep these blue leather flats with a highly-cushioned insole handy for when the bride wants to ditch her heels and hit the dance floor.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $88.95

16. Eberjey Gisele PJ Set

Comfort meets classic style in this navy jersey pajama set that features white piping and a convenient four-button closure.

BUY FROM: Shopbop, $102

17. Alice & Olivia Sunglasses

Destination wedding? Gift the bride a pair of these super chic cornflower sunnies for good luck and a bright future.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $325

18. Kate Spade Fairmount Square Stripe Case

If the bride in question is an Instaholic, this resin case decked in Kate Spade’s signature stripes will keep her tech safe all the way from the bachelorette party to the honeymoon.


19. Sapphire & Diamond Link Ring

This 14K rose gold band decked in bezel-set sapphires and pave diamonds takes “something blue” to a whole new level.

BUY FROM: Revolve, $636

20. Ted Baker Isla Round Leather Strap Watch

If jewelry’s not her thing, this sleek three-hand watch by Ted Baker is the sartorial answer to something blue.

BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $145

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