Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone is giving their bridesmaid giftcards as gifts and if so what amount. I don’t want to over do it but I don’t want to look cheap either. Do you think I should ask them their preferance? I don’t want to get them something they will never use but I also wanted to get them something to remind them of me and my wedding day together with them.
I am very indecisive and I don’t want to be stressed out over this so any advice would be great. What are you doing for your bridesmaids? What gift would you like to receive?
Post # 3
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
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
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?
Post # 6
hmm these are all good ideas. I was thinking a necklace and a gift card. I want to get them something they will like and care about. Like maybe they have a million clutches and don’t want that. I was thinking a necklace from etsy. I’ll post the picture.