10. Take a cue from a charming superstition
Tradition has literally hundreds of superstitions and conventional beliefs to do with marriage. For your gift, you could turn to one of these beliefs into an idea. One fun superstition goes like this: you collect ribbons from the gifts that everyone brings to the shower, fashion them into a bouquet and ask the bride to toss it at her rehearsal. Whoever catches it is next in line to get married. You can research various superstitious beliefs and make your gift a fun one.
It’s usually a good idea to have someone at the shower make a list of all the gifts that the bride receives. The bride can then take the list to the registry and strike out a few items. It should help make sure that the bride doesn’t end up with the same gift twice. Do you have any other ideas to share?