Post # 1
I am having a tough time deciding on what to get my girls!<br /><br />I wish I could get them everything, but I would love some opinions.
For reference:<br /><br />http://www.burtsbees.ca/other/outlet/welcome-back-grab-bag.html<br /><br />
Post # 2
I got my girls monogrammed silver spoon bracelets. They came today in the mail and they are really wonderful. Nice weight to them, polished, shiny, gorgeous and unique. Plus they each come in a little gift box with the name of the spoon pattern and date. I spent ~$140 for six, so pretty cheap too.
Post # 3
Ooh…this is a hard one. I think it depends on what your girls like. Everyone on here will tell you different things or which item *they* think is best but we dont know them. I never like for anyone to get me jewelry so thats a definite no-no for me. I got my girls robes as part of their gift but I got them a bunch of other things also individual to each girl. I voted for the jewelry holder because I always have a use for that. I would also like a robe or the Burts Bee gift bag so I dont think you can go wrong no matter what you choose.
Post # 4
I personally am veryyyyyy over personalized/monogrammed stuff. I have enough useless trinkets/bags/clothes from other peoples weddings. While grateful that they spent part of their wedding budget on a kind present for me, there is seriously not much I can do with a blue and purple totebag that reads my name and “BRIDESMAID” written in glitter.
Post # 5
LAX03: This is a great point! I was thinking the same thing. If I were to do the robes, I would probably just have their names on them. What a tough decision!<br /><br />Kind of leaning towards the burt’s bees and a ‘bridesmaid emergency kit’ in a personalized (name only) tote bag… if I can find one at a decent price anyways!<br /><br />Thanks for all the comments!!
Post # 7
I didn’t vote but thought I would chime in on what I got my BM. I got them some cheap jewelry and Coach wrislets from the Coach outlet store…they are on major sale right now and ended up being $30!
Post # 8
I have 7 bridesmaids and I’m on a budget…i find cute things and then when I multiply the price by 7 i always have a mini-heart attack ha.
SO. FI’s mom owns a boutique/gift shop, so she is getting monogramed big tote bags for me at cost ($6), but they are cute and go with our wedding colors. Then i have a few goodies for inside the bag. I live near a vera bradley outlet store so I got medium sized makeup bags for each girl (outlet store plus on sale 60% off, ended up being $9 each). I also got these cute tumblers ($6) and still plan on getting some sort of t-shirt or tank top to also go in the bag….maybe some earrings.
Its just so expensive! Even just for those items ive already spent $150. ahhhh. they’re gonna hate me..i feel so lame…..
Post # 9
I bought my bridesmaids monogrammed makeup bags that just have their first Initial on them, then filled it with an OPI nail polish that matches their dresses, their jewerly for the wedding, personalized thank you notes with amethyst pendant necklaces, their favorite chocolate bar from a local chocolate shop, and I got them each a robe with just their inital on it. I was very careful to avoid anything with bridesmaid on it because I really do want them to be able to wear it again. I spent about $150 on each bridesmaid and I have 5 of them…on hindsight I would have liked to have spent less but I purchased everything in advance.
Post # 10
I voted for the ring/jewlery holder.
I did a tote for my BMs but I only put thier name on it not bridesmaid or anything so that it could be more versatile. Along with it they got a ‘knot’ bracelet with a note saying thanks for helping us tie the knot and a wedding day emergency kit. Altogether they were about $30 per person.
Post # 11
sparky18: I’d be wary of personalized gifts as well. Each of my girls is getting the same thing, but with the items more taylored for that particular girl’s taste. I got 4 different black Coach clutches (Outlet purchase for $50 x3, one came up $40 so woohoo!), 4 Nail Polish sets in different colors, small bracelets with their first initial (my sis keeps asking where I got mine so I know she’ll like that part at least), and 4 different flasks that I will pair with a mini of our go-to drink. They’ll also each get a handwritten thank you card. ETA: I also bought their day-of jewelry and covering their hair costs but I’m not counting that as part of their gifts. I sort of looked at what they had to pay to be in the wedding (shower costs, dress, shoes, day off of work, etc.) and used that to estimate how much to spend on each one. I think I came in around $100 each on the gifts cause I got some good deals that I wasn’t expecting and then $70 each for hair/jewelry. I honestly forgot about how much this could all cost when I came up with my budget, but I don’t regret the expense.
Post # 12
I bought mine the jewelry for the wedding (earring and necklace set) and am giving it to them in a personalized jewelry box. I’m also giving them a candle and 2 bottles of nail polish, just as fun girly gifts.
Post # 13
These are some really great ideas!<br /><br /><br />
Bexx: I would not feel lame at all! I am sure that your girls know how much a wedding can cost and they will appreciate any sort of thank you :)<br /><br />I am hoping to spend between 50-100 dollars per girl (total of 4). Right now I plan on getting a small cosmetic bag and pack it full of ’emergency’ items. I will probably get some small things like matching nail polish and that burt’s bees gift bag to stuff into a personalized canvas tote bag. I am painting their initials on the tote bags (each will be their favourite colour) and hopefully they will love it!
Post # 14
I purchased necklaces and earrings for my 8 bridesmaids, made hair flowers and am getting them home sense gift cards
Post # 15
I have 10 ladies I need to buy for (BM,Hostes,reader) I want to purchase coach wristlets, sidekicks (flats for reception) or something from their favorite store. My mom is getting them a bracelet with initials and I will provide them earrings and bracelet but that is not a gift.