As a bride-to-be, your bridal party is more than just a group of people standing by your side on your big day. They are your closest friends, your confidantes, and your support system. That’s why it’s essential to show them how much you appreciate them. But how?
With bridesmaid gifts, of course!
Whether you’re seeking something sentimental, practical, or just plain fun, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll take you through some of the top ideas to help you make each member of your wedding party squad feel extra special – plus some tips to ensure success (and less stress)!
Finding The Perfect Gift: Where Do You Start?
Your girls have dealt with your wedding jitters, emotional breakdowns, and one too many bridal appointments. Let’s face it, they deserve more than just a simple ‘thank you.’
Consider Their Style
We recommend starting by assessing each bridesmaid’s personality and individual style. Is she more traditional or trendy? Sporty or glam? Or maybe somewhere in between. From there, you can narrow your search and consider different gifts that match her perfectly.
Think Practical and Useful
When it comes to bridesmaid gifts, practicality is key. Sure, you can give them something nice and luxurious – but you could also opt for something that they’ll use time and time again. This will make them feel even more special, knowing that you’ve thought about what they need and want more than something costly and fancy they likely won’t use often.
Personalization adds an extra level of thoughtfulness, making your bridesmaids feel like the gifts were specifically made for them. Whether it’s with their name, initials, an inside joke, or a special message to show how grateful you are to have them, they’ll surely love it.
Set a Budget and Stick to It
Let’s be real; sticking to a budget is as fun as watching paint dry. But it’s also about as important as wearing sunscreen to the beach. Sure, you may not see the immediate effects of overspending, but it can add up over time. So, set yourself up for success by creating a budget that works for you and your lifestyle. In all honesty, you don’t have to break the bank to show your bridesmaids how much you appreciate them – there are plenty of options at every price point.
Creative Ideas to Inspire You
Now that you know where to begin, let’s get the creative juices flowing! Here are some of our top picks:
You know what they say – you can never go wrong with jewelry. From necklaces to bracelets and earrings, there’s a plethora of options out there to show your badass bridesmaids just how much they mean to you.
If you’re opting for something simple yet elegant, our Name Necklaces are definitely a winner. You can easily customize each with your bridesmaid’s name or initials to add a personal touch!
Our Coordinates Necklace, on the other hand, is perfect for the bridesmaid who loves a little mystery. Choose a location that has meaning for you and your squad – like the spot you first met or a place that holds unforgettable memories – and have it engraved so it can be remembered for years to come. It will be like keeping a treasured secret between you and your bridesmaids.
Spa Day Packages For The Whole Gang
Because who doesn’t love a good pampering session? From face masks and mani-pedis to aromatherapy treatments and bubble baths, your girls deserve a little R&R. Plus, you can join in on the fun too!
Cute Coffee Mug Sets
For the caffeine-loving bridesmaid, this one’s a no-brainer. Not only is it practical, but you can also have it customized with her name or a special message that will make her smile every time she takes her morning sip.
Perfect for getting ready on the wedding day or just lounging around at home. It's a gift they can use again and again. Plus, they come in various colors and fabrics, so you can find the one that best suits each of your bridesmaids.
For the bridesmaid who loves to travel, you can put together a getaway bag filled with all the essentials for her next adventure – from a passport holder and luggage tags to sunglasses and snacks. It’ll be like giving her a mini vacation!
For your sporty ladies, you can never go wrong with a stylish water bottle and a yoga mat. They are perfect for the gym-goer or outdoor enthusiast at your bridal party! If they’re into more active pursuits, you can add a fitness tracker or jump rope.
If some of your bridesmaids like playing golf, a custom golf set with their initials engraved on the club head would be an excellent choice. Or you can look for items needed to complete their golf bags, such as a golf towel, divot tool, and ball markers.
Your Favorite Books
Share a piece of yourself with your bridesmaids by gifting them your favorite books. This not only shows them that you value their personal growth but also gives them something to remember your special day by.
How to Present Your Gift in a Meaningful Way
There are countless ways to make the gift-opening experience extra special for your bridesmaids. Still, we like to keep it simple and elegant. You can place the gifts in a beautiful box adorned with pretty ribbons and personalized tags. Then, to truly show your appreciation, take the time to write each of your girls a personal note. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or over the top, just a heartfelt message to tell them how much their support means to you.
Besides, who doesn’t love getting a little bit of snail mail these days? So grab your pen and start scribbling out your thoughts!
Giving the best bridesmaid gift is no easy task, but it doesn’t have to be daunting either!
At the end of the day, what matters most is your thoughtfulness and sincerity. Your bridesmaids will appreciate any gift you give them as long as it comes from the heart – so don’t be afraid to go with whatever feels right.
Good luck, bride-to-be!