Bridesmaids gifts are tricky – how do you say “Thank You” to your best friends for pampering you throughout your engagement? How do you thank them for your shower, bachelorette party, all the help they gave you while wedding planning, and of course their friendship? A heartfelt note is a great place to start, but a little something extra never hurts either. Every girl loves getting a sweet token of appreciation, and you can share these with your bridesmaids. Some are twists on the usual wedding day favorites (bridesmaids emergency kit, anyone?) And some are just pretty new ideas that will stand out among the crowd – especially helpful if your bridal party is basically a bridal carousel at the moment, with each of you planning to stand up for one another within a short time. Give your girls something they haven’t gotten before, and something they’ll love!
The idea of personalized bridesmaid hangers is nothing new, but we LOVE that this bride made them herself and personalized them with a funny trait/nickname for each bridesmaid! Inexpensive and fun, and even more personal.
Totes are another bridesmaid gift staple. They’re ideal for loading up with goodies your girls may need for the big day, and they serve as an awesome keepsake. Every woman can use a Le Pliage (or an extra one) – they’re waterproof, foldable, and pretty indestructible. Give them in your wedding colors, and monogram them if most of your bridesmaids are already married!
For brides on a budget, the traditional canvas tote is an inexpensive alternative, and this one gets a sweet update with a loving message. Fill it with extra luxurious small gifts and big day essentials to pamper your ladies in waiting. No bridesmaid will turn down a clutch granola bar after hours spent on getting ready – and other 4 to go between the photos and reception meal!
Odds are your bridesmaids need a new clutch to match their bridesmaids dresses – check that off their shopping list for them. The key is to give them a beautiful clutch they’ll want to use again and again. This organic bow clutch by Nelle is only $84 and so sweet.
Another traditional bridesmaids gift? Jewelry! But instead of getting them accessories to wear for your wedding, give them something they’ll love and wear every day. These pretty gold initial necklaces are modern and chic, and only $26 each.
Pamper those dancing feet with a pair of gorgeous sandals they’ll have forever. Jack Rogers are built to last and will be a happy and fashionable reminder of your wedding for years to come!
Bridesmaids robes for getting ready have become THE go-to bridesmaids gift! The hottest trend right now is floral print – step outside the norm and give your girls luxurious, glam silk robes to get their hair and makeup done. Buy yourself one in white, complete with your new monogram!
If you want silk, but want to step it up, look no further than these extra-luxe silk jammies by Journelle. Have a huge slumber party the night before with all your bridesmaids (and mandate/enforce an early bedtime!) Your last night as a single lady – and all the pictures you’ll take – will be gorgeous.
Finally, for your bridesmaids with a great sense of humor (and a penchant for Patrón): this hilarious tank top by Human.
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