Post # 1
Hey ladies! I’m looking for some cool USEFUL gifts for my bridesmaids. I already bought them shoes for the wedding, so I don’t have a ton of money to spend ($50 or less please) and I don’t want to get them some garbage-y monogrammed thing they’ll never use. Any suggestions? Jewelry is hard because they’re all wearing different dresses. What do you think?
Post # 3
How about shawl/pashmina, a clutch, compact, jewelry for the wedding that they’ll wear again….cool items from LUSH!
Post # 4
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Post # 5
Well, I got my girls something embroidered. I went to Wet Seal & got them each a White Zip up hoodie for $8.00 a piece, then went to the embroidery shop & had her put the girls names on the back of the hoodie at the bottom 🙂 I love it! & since my wedding is kind of southern, I got them mason jars with their name’s monogrammed on it in vinyl! I hope they like it!!
Post # 6
Think about their individual hobbies and interests. The gifts don’t have to match or be identical. Also, keep in mind that what one woman finds useful, another may have no use for at all.
Post # 7
Thoughts on this – who couldn’t use a cozy robe to slip into? Especially after a long day of pictures and dancing…
Post # 8
Post # 9
A robe would be a nice gift they could use later.
Post # 10
But do you think that your BMs would use the robes? While it’s nice and I personally love mine I know none of my BMs would use one.
Post # 11
I’ve heard a great idea of a cookbook and a cute apron and maybe some useful cooking utensils.
I’m a firm believer in getting bridesmaids gifts that are gifts to THEM, and not the wedding. I trust my girls to wear nice jewelry on the day.
Post # 12
I also wanted to get something inexpensive and useful. I thought about what my bridesmaids had in common and only thing I could come up with is that they all do yoga. So I used this Etsy seller and bought 5 silkscreened shirts. They are lovely and well crafted. The seller is helpful and friendly. And if you buy a handful, you might be able to negotiate a discount.
I added some handmade stationery and Japanese chocolates (to tie in to the wedding theme) and topped out at around $35-40 per person.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
gift certificate to a spa or nail salon, or maybe their favorite restaurant
Post # 14
I know you don’t like monogrammed, but I got all my girls monogrammed spa robes. Something they can use on the big day and after.