Gift or Gift card for bridesmaids?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Gift card or gifts?
    Gift cards seem impersonal. I wouldn't chose that. : (6 votes)
    40 %
    Yes, a giftcard seems like a good gift. : (4 votes)
    27 %
    Ask them what they would like a gift or a gift card. : (0 votes)
    Maybe do a mix of both? : (5 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    9907 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I said no to the giftcard but now I’m second guessing myself.  A giftcard for something that you know they would love in conjunction with a personal token might be nice.  For example, a gift certificate to a favourite Spa (as long as you don’t expect them to use it for wedding pampering) with a piece of jewellery that girl would like would be really nice.  If another BM is really into video games, perhaps her gift card could be for a video game store.  Just ideas.

    I know FH got a liquor store gift card once and I thoguht it was a little weird (he loved it, but then again, he’s a guy…they don’t tend to overthink these things like we do).

    Post # 4
    Member
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    While I love gift cards and it’s so tempting to go that route, I do think they will come across as impersonal. I would give gifts from a store with a generous return policy, like Nordstrom. 

     

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    6505 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We did a mix. I got them each a coffee mug that suits their personal tastes (they are all big coffee drinkers), a nail polish in their favorite color and a gift card to DSW (because they all love that store). We spent $100 total on each person.

    We also did a gift/gift card combo for the GMs. I don’t think gift cards are impersonal. I would much rather receive a gift card and a lovely note than something I have no use for.

    Maybe you could get each BM a picture frame as a keepsake and then a gift card?

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