Gift Giving 101: Bridesmaids
On the day of your wedding, a large amount of time will be spent hanging out with your favorite friends as you get ready for the big moment. Having those friends and family members surrounding you will result in memories that will have you smiling and laughing for years to come. There’s nothing like the moments you’ll spend with your best friends who are your bridesmaids. You’ve asked them to stand beside you as you say, “I do.” They’ve listened carefully to your wedding worries and even helped craft DIY projects for the big day late into the wee hours of some mornings (of course over wine).
They’ve all helped you to this moment where you’re about to walk down the aisle, so show your bridesmaids you love them with gifts to wow but not break your bank:
The Traditional Gift: Custom Robes
Embroidered robes are the perfect gift for any bridesmaid. From the different colors and patterns to different material, you can really tailor the robe choice to fit the bridesmaid. Nothing makes for a cuter picture than all of the girls in their matching robes! For a summer wedding, a satin robe is perfect; for winter, consider going with a waffle or textured robe for warmth.
Bridal Bliss Couture, a U.S based shop in Florida, is a great place to shop on Etsy for satin robes. At $85 for 5 robes, you can supply all of your bridesmaids with a great gift for under $20 per person! For a waffled robe, check out Personalized Gifts by J on Etsy. At around $30 a robe, it’s still affordable and will keep your girls warmer in the fall or winter.
The Practical Gift: MiniEmergency Kit
Have no fear on your wedding day! With this little mini emergency kit from bhldn.com, your bridesmaids will all be prepared for the worst so they can enjoy the best of the day. Filled with goodies like dental floss, an emery board, safety pins, and more, everyone will look and feel their best from the time they walk down the aisle to the last song of the night. The nice part is the bag is super cute and reusable and is the perfect size for a medium sized purse.
A Gift for the Senses: Custom Name Candle
VintageCreated on Etsy offers a wide array of scents for their hand poured candles. But the best part is that each candle can be customized with the recipient’s name and the meaning of her name. At $15 a candle, these are a steal; throw in a bottle of wine or her favorite bubbly, and you have the perfect gift!
A Gift for the Wanderers: Travel Items
Have a bridesmaid (or several) who loves to travel? EarMark’s Travel gift set on Etsy is sure to make them smile! All wrapped up in a stamped muslin bag, the gift set includes embossed pencils, several notebooks, some beautiful travel magnets, and more. Your traveling friend will love the fact they can document their trip in style. You get all of these goodies for around $25!
Splurge!: For the Wine-os in your group: Personalized Wine Rack
If you only have one or two girls or if you feel like splurging on your group, this personalized wine rack is a beautiful touch for any home. It holds a whopping six bottles of wine and four wine glasses. Starting at $60, it’s a little pricey but definitely will be loved by those girls who love their wine!
One thing to keep in mind with selecting gifts is to make it personal and practical. Although a coffee mug might be nice, more than likely, your bridesmaids already have enough of them to go around. Figure out what they like, and customize their gifts accordingly.
Stay tuned for an upcoming blog which will be geared toward the groomsmen! More gift ideas to come!