Gifts for bridesmaids…Did I do too much or not enough

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TraLo:  I think what you’ve done is more than generous! I am giving my girls gift baskets with Bath and Body Works shower gel, body lotion, lip gloss and a candle. I think you’re good 🙂

Post # 4
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t consider hair and makeup a gift since you want it for the wedding. The survival kit sounds nice, but again, I wouldn’t consider it a gift.

Bridesmaids gifts are usually things you didn’t give them in order to be in the wedding.

The robe is nice, as is the champagne glass, but I would never use it again (When was the last time you saw anyone drinking out of anything that has a wedding title on it outside of a wedding?)

Typically people give jewelry or something that is of a relation to them and the bridesmaid.

Post # 5
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

love it! I’d be thrilled.

Post # 6
640 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would honestly be kind of ‘meh’ about all the random toiletries…but I’d feel like the champagne, glass, jewelry, and robe were awesome!

@Hyperventilate:  She did say she was giving them jewelry, too.

Post # 7
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think it wonnderful and I’m sure they will be beyond pleased 🙂 but I am biased as I did something similar 🙂

Post # 8
417 posts
Helper bee

I think it is above and beyond and very cool.  I love the idea!

Post # 9
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TraLo:  I think that is awrsome! I would be pretty insulted if any of my maids turned their nose up at any gift I gave them. It’s a freaking gift! How can you say it’s “not enough”? AND you are getting them customer jewellery! Holy Canoli lady, can I be a bridesmaid ;P

Post # 10
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sounds lovely to me!  I think the combination of getting ready stuff and the lovely locally made necklaces will be awesome!  Do all of your girls wear jewelry?

For mine, I got them all something different, although it’s mostly jewelry.  But I made sure to get them something I knew they’d like.  For one girl, I found a pair of hand enamled pinwheel earrings, because she is getting married next year and is using pinwheels instead of flowers.  Stuff like that.

I think your gifts are great though!  They’ll love them.  🙂

Post # 11
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@TraLo:  i think that you have been very generous.  i would enjoy all of it.

Post # 12
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

I think you are giving great gifts: necklace, robe, champagne glass, survival kit. I also consider the hair and makeup gifts as well but you will hear a lot of bees say that anything wedding related isn’t a “gift.” In my opinion, if it is coming out of my pocket to pay for it, it is a gift. I am sure someone will tell me I am wrong. I believe its the brides decision to give BMs what you want to even if it is wedding related. I purchased shoes for my BMs as one of their “gifts” and got some crap about it on this site…its still going to be one of their gifts lol!

Post # 13
29 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Really generous and lovely! It sounds a combination of very practical, luxurious, frivolous and yummy. A perfect mix. I’d be so stoked to get any of those things let alone all of them. Have a lovely wedding 🙂

Post # 14
641 posts
Busy bee

I would be delighted to receive such a gift, donate all the random toiletries to the local battered woman’s shelter, and enjoy the remaining items very much. 

Post # 15
480 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sounds lovely to me, I would be very pleased with that.  I’ve never been a bridesmaid either so similarly had no idea, I think yours is more generous than mine!  I’ve got mine:


a very pretty art deco style jewellery box which contains

Necklace, bracelet and earings to wear for the wedding,

Small bottle of Sambucca




Fake moustaches (don’t ask – but these always come out at our parties so they are a must!)

I may see if there are other small things I can fit it.


I paid for their dresses as they are orange and I thought it was mean to make them buy their own orange dresses. I’m also covering their makeup.

They are paying for their shoes and hair.

Post # 16
3006 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Virmond Park

@TraLo:  I think it sound wonderful. If any of your BMs do not like it, you can ship it to me! I’d love it 🙂

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