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Your bridesmaids are special—they probably planned the best bachelorette party, they’ve supported you in your journey, and they’ll stand by your side on your wedding day.
It’s only fair to thank them with a well-chosen gift that shows them your appreciation and just how much you value their support on the journey to your big day. Whether you’re looking for something sentimental or practical, we have rounded up the most unique gifts to say thank you to your “I do” crew.
1. Birthstone Jewelry
Gemstones are not only beautiful but they’ve also been given special meanings. We personally love birthstone jewelry, because it’s a great way to make your bridesmaids feel special and to show that you’ve put thought into your gift. Some of the designs remind us of traditional friendship bracelets, while others look classy in solitaire styles. Birthstone jewelry pieces are not only stylish but also sentimental and something your bridesmaids will cherish for a lifetime. Each time they glance at your gift, they’ll remember you.
2. Personalized Clutch
Bridesmaids always have the struggle of finding the perfect clutch that goes with their bridesmaid’s gown, so why not gift them one? Opt for an elegant design that they can wear beyond your wedding day. If you have it personalized with their names, your gift will surely find its place in their closet.
3. Monogram Necklace
It’s the thought that counts and a monogram necklace shows that you’ve picked the gift just for the person you’re giving it to. Some pendant designs feature a sleek and simple letter, while others are more extravagant and studded with colorful gemstones. There are also lockets engraved with initials, as well as enameled monogram designs. The exact design doesn’t really matter – what matters is that you’ve put in the time to personalize their gifts.
4. Bridesmaid Hair Accessories
Matching hair accessories are great for tying the wedding theme together, even if your bridesmaids rock a variety of different hairstyles. You can opt for bejeweled hairpins, flower clips, headbands, and greenery comb. Just choose subtle, decorative details that complement your own, and something they’ll love to wear even after your big day.
5. Cute Stud Earrings
You can never go wrong with a carefully chosen pair of stud earrings. Classic pearl earrings are timeless, but going for a cute and whimsy design that reflects their personality makes your gift unique and special. Think of flowers, bees, geometric shapes and quirky motifs to add some individuality to the jewelry pieces.
6. Silk Sleep Mask
Sleep masks are perfect for letting your bridesmaids recover from the bachelorette party, as well as for them to get some good sleep after your wedding night. Think of having them in your wedding colors, or even personalize them with your girls’ names. These silk sleep masks will make them feel so luxurious when they go to bed.
7. Zodiac Sign Bracelet
If your bridesmaids are astrology obsessed, a jewelry piece that corresponds to their zodiac sign is perfect. Some designs depict astrology symbols, while others feature artsy constellation engraving. A zodiac sign bracelet not only goes beyond their daily horoscope fix but also shows that you took the time to remember a significant detail about them. Make sure to get one for every member of your squad to show that your friendship is written in the stars.
8. Personalized Compact Mirror
From weddings and beyond, a compact mirror makes a great gift. You can find a variety of styles from Victorian-inspired to modern and colorful designs. To make everything more personal, think of engraving your bridesmaids’ names or initials on it. They’re practical to help your gals touch up their makeup between photo shoots and at the wedding reception.
9. Compact Jewelry Organizer
Get their jewelry organized with a handy jewelry box, so you’ll never see your bridesmaids dealing with tangled necklaces or missing earrings. Just opt for one with multiple compartments for earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings—as well as a size that perfectly fits their handbag and luggage. It’s something that they’ll surely turn to on the regular.
10. Rose Quartz Roller
Most women are obsessed with all things crystals, and these rose quartz rollers will help your bridesmaids soothe their skin. The skincare tool is said to boost blood circulation, relieve puffiness, improve skin conditions, and help products absorb better. A great thing, it’ll also come in handy on those days they want to relax, and it looks gorgeous too.
11. Personalized Metal Tumbler
If you’re looking for something practical, a personalized tumbler will help your bridesmaids stay hydrated on the morning of your wedding. You can opt for something that’s coordinated with your wedding colors, as well as ones with their names or digitally printed caricature.
Your thoughtful gift will show you want them pampered even when they’re busy with all the preparations for your big day. They’ll be able to take it wherever they go, from a hectic day at the office to a sweaty yoga class.
12. Bridesmaid Silk Robes
Everyone loves to lounge around in comfy robes on the morning of the wedding—not to mention they’ll look cute in getting ready photos. You can even think of including their nicknames on the robe design! Matching bridesmaid robes will also capture the sweet moments and friendship between you and your bridesmaids.
13. Fashion Illustration Art Sketch
If you’re looking for something sentimental and artistic, think of a custom art print that represents both of you! Simply customize the art sketch from the skin tone to the hair and dresses to resemble each girl at the wedding party. It can show how grateful you are that you have them on your big day, as well as how you cherish your lifelong friendship.
14. Personalized Yoga Mat
Inspire your bridesmaids to achieve their fitness and relaxation goals by gifting them a yoga mat in an eye-catching kaleidoscopic design or one with an artsy scenery painted on it. You may even have it personalized with their names, favorite colors, or motivational quotes. Whether they’re doing yoga or home workouts, they’ll think about you every time they reach for the mat.
15. Succulent Plants in Cute Planters
Succulents live longer than flowers, making them a great gift for bridesmaids. It can be fun to mix and match different varieties of succulents, from echeveria to burro’s tail, sweetheart hoya, aloe vera, sunburst, and jade plants. These plants survive the toughest conditions, so they can be gifted even to any of your bridesmaids who are green thumb challenged.
Even if they don’t have the space for a full garden, having these houseplants in adorable pots and planters makes them an ideal decoration indoors. What’s more, they carry meaningful symbolism such as enduring and timeless love. What a great way to show your love for your bridesmaids and bring positivity into their lives!
Things to Remember When Shopping Gifts for Bridesmaids
- Different bridesmaids, different gifts – Before selecting gifts for your squad, remember that you’re not obliged to give the same present to all of them, as what works for one person might not work for another.
- It’s the thought that counts – The best gifts are the ones that show you’ve put thought into choosing them, whether it’s something that bears their name, or one that reflects the personality and style of your bridesmaid. However, make sure that the value of each gift is similar and that you’ve put equal thought into each gift. You don’t want any of your bridesmaids to feel as though they were valued less than another.
- How much to spend – How much you’ll spend on your gifts is a personal choice and will depend on your budget, but ideally $50 to $150 per bridesmaid should suffice.
- When to give the gift – There isn’t a right or wrong time to hand out your gifts, but they’re traditionally given at a bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, or on the wedding day.
- Opt for practicality – While you can give them something they’ll wear on the occasion, be versatile and practical with your choices, so your gift will be cherished for years to come.
Your bridesmaids are the best gals in your life—you’ve shared precious memories together, they’ve handled a great deal of responsibility, and they’re the ones who have seen you at your best and worst. With these gift ideas, you’ll make them feel special and show how much you cherish your friendship.