Chica and Jo
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Chica and Jo
...simplifying life
Chica and Jo



Unique gift ideas spanning from the bridal shower to anniversary parties

by: Jo

We love giving unique gifts when we can. Often, we end up making gifts but sometimes we just don’t seem to have the time and that is when we turn to our favorite gift store, Uncommon Goods. We like them in particular because they work with individual artists and small manufacturers to curate their items. Heck, we even had them inquire about adding our phonebook pencil holder to their catalog! It’s this commitment to being different and “uncommon” that makes us turn to them again and again when searching for that perfect gift.

We’d like to share with you some of our picks for giving to couples at showers, weddings, and anniversaries. We tend to go off-register when purchasing for these occasions, which can be tricky, but all of these choices have been hits!


Being Kentucky girls, we are naturally drawn towards gifting these whiskey barrels that you can personalize.

Aren’t we all nostalgic for the 80s? What better way to show your love than a mix tape? This retro pillow would look great tossed on the bed!

Our favorite go-to gift at the moment is the personalized wishing wall! Guests can write a personal note and tuck it into the wall. Also a great option for a baby shower for fun parenting advice or display at a graduation party for guests to add bits of wisdom for the future.

Here’s even more ideas for bridal shower gifts in case these didn’t quite fit your recipient.


We both love to travel and if we know the bride and groom share our wanderlust, we opt to gift this map where they can track their journeys together!

Our neighbor to the east, West Virginia, is the home to artist, Matt Thomas who makes these gorgeous, heirloom books. The couple can record memories of their big day as well as add mementos and pictures.

There are a few different options for personalized, retro posters commemorating the big day. We tend to go back to this one over and over but we love all the others as well!

Here’s a look at all the unique wedding gift ideas that you can personalize for the bride and groom in your life.


A bottle of champagne always says “celebration” but add these classy, wood-stemmed flutes and you have a gift that they can continue to enjoy.

Couples LOVE to receive this book that holds every New York Times front page since their wedding day. We like to save this one for a bigger anniversary like a 25th.

After being married for awhile, you might run out of date ideas. It’s important to keep that magic alive so give this Date Bucket List gift to inspire them to try something new together.

Whether you are looking for a personalized anniversary gift for your favorite couple or you need something for your significant other, there’s lots of ideas to choose from!

2 comments so far:

  • 1
    Ellie 08/17/2017 at 12:35 pm

    I love your site. So helpful and super cute! I have a great gift to share that I have been giving as shower gifts, after my husband gave me this. It is a Dreamlines artist created sketch of the wedding dress created from a photo. I have given it three times; 2 for showers and 1 wedding. They are turned out so well and the brides loved them!

  • 2
    Chica 08/22/2017 at 2:49 pm

    Ellie, that’s a lovely idea. Thanks for being a fan of our site!

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