So you might be a little unsure about what a bridal shower actually is and what it entails. You might be wondering if it is the same as a hen party and if not then what is the difference? So the best thing to do is think baby shower, but without the baby! The friends and family of the bride to be come together to shower her with gifts. Historically you would buy gifts for the matrimonial home, however this is less common these days as the couple have most likely to have already set up home together. So we have some ideas for you to make the selection of a bridal shower gift a little easier if you are struggling with what to buy.