I couldn't attend her Bridal Shower, but as a gift I sent her a handmade cookbook: The White House Cookbook. At my shower (5 years ago) one of my college roommates (I had a lot of them it appears) gave me a cookbook with all of her favorite recipes. I think it's the best idea! And after 5 years, I actually HAVE favorite recipes that I love to share.
I used a square scrapbook I purchased at Michaels. I like that it has page protectors, and a plastic cover perfect for the kitchen...
I try to include personal messages, a few good quotes about cooking, and a couple of pictures of the happy couple. If the formatting permits, I try to include why I love the recipe...hopefully she'll enjoy these recipes!
AND, I also made a very simple sign for the new White House.
Isn't that so simple & perfect for their new apartment?