Post # 1
I am at a loss for what to get my two bridesmaids (my sisters) as a gift. The only things I can come up with are:
1. jewelry to wear the day of the wedding and hope that they actually like it and can wear it again
2. an American express gift card
I know the gift card is a lame idea, but I am always pretty practical and I would much rather have them get something they like instead of me just hoping they will like what I get them.
Also, I have no idea what to get my three flower girls and ring bearer! They are between the ages of 4-7.
Anyone have any suggestions???
Post # 3
Here are some ideas:
- gift certificate for a massage/facial/mani/pedi
- tote with their initial or name on it
- pashmina shawl
- flip flops
- Nalgene water bottle or something similar
I suggest thinking about what girl likes individually also. For example, my Maid/Matron of Honor has a pandora bracelet so I am getting her a charm in addition to the other gifts I am getting her. Another Bridesmaid or Best Man is obsessed with Starbucks so she is getting a gift card there. My Future Sister-In-Law is in college and I plan to get her a massage to use before finals.
Post # 4
I would get your flowergirls/ ringbearer backpacks and stuff them full of fun stuff like coloring books, color crayons, stickers, an age appropriate book, a stuffed animal, and maybe dress up jewelery for the girls and action toy for the boy. This is all stuff they can use later and will offer them entertainment after the ceremony.
As for your girls I had my MOH/ sister help me pick out a necklace for their dresses. She doesn’t weat jewelery a lot so I wanted something I knew she would wear again. I also picked out a shawl for each of them in their favorite color and got them an evening bag. I think if you treated them to a spa treatment or mani/ pedi they would have more fun with you and feel the thought that you put into the gift rather then a gift card for them to buy something.
Post # 5
I like the idea of stuffing a backpack with fun stuff, but just in case you were thinking of doing this for the kids in your wedding I wanted to say that it might not be a good idea to personalize a backpack with the name like that. I remember when I was a kid watching those safety educational videos (eg. don’t talk to strangers!) they said that you shouldn’t wear things with your name on it, because then a stranger can trick you into thinking that you know them or that it’s safe to go with them by saying your name (that they’ve read off your clothes).
Post # 6
The only thing about jewelry is that it’s hard to get something that everyone will like and/or wear again. Personally, I would rather get something else like bath soaps and lotions, gift cards (Starbucks), or something thoughtful. To me giving someone the jewelry you want them to wear at the wedding is not the best gift. It’s like here is this gift I am giving you but I didn’t pick it out for YOU I picked it out because it goes with the dress.
I am giving my girls..
-tote bags from Old Navy (either in pink/purple or green/blue)
-flip flops in their favorite color (that I will put a tag on that says dancing shoes)
-lotion from bath and body works (P.S. I love you – it smells really good!)
-a little drinking glass from Crate and Barrel (with an apple or orange or cherry on it)
-bridesmaid survival kit (Qtips, advil, bobby pins, tissues, tampon, shout wipe,gum)
All of this did not cost me very much – the bags were on sale for $4.50 a piece..the flip flops were from $1-3.50 a piece (depending on the color)…the drinking glasses were $2.50 each…the lotion was on sale for $3 each (their semi annual sale)…and I do not plan to spend very much on the survival kits (since I already have Qtips and tampons and then I will just buy travel size)
I am also going to write each of them a card. Each thing they are getting is in their favorite color and I felt like this was great because there are things that can be used again.
LOVE the backpack idea for the kids!
Post # 7
I found a super cute ring bearer backpack on amazon.com that I thought was a great price at $24.95. The Ring Bearer Backpack comes with a toy limousine car with doors that open and close and a wedding coloring sticker book set. I am adding a bottle of water, a box of animal crackers, and some other snacks. Good comment by daisylynn about the child’s name on the backpack. I hadn’t thought about stranger’s knowing the child’s name until I read her post.
Post # 8
My 7 year old ring bearer got a Star Wars Lego set and a basket ball. The flowergirl got a necklace. MOH (sister) got a Wii (she registered for it for her wedding). BM got a waterproof Garmin. The 9 year old reader got a DS game and a necklace. One of the ushers got a fisheye camera (from Urban Outfitters–it’s pretty cool).
Post # 9
I got teddy bears for my flower girl and ring bearer that say flower girl and ring bearer on them.
Post # 10
My one and only bridesmaid is my sister and I was wondering the same. I didnt want to give her a predictable gift and wanted it to be more sentimental than practical.
I have instead raided my parents hundreds of photos (without them knowing!) and I am going to create a photo book from a photo website of photos of simply her and I together as we grew up and at key moments in life.
It will be a photo memory of our times together and im hoping that will be more precious to her than any jewelery etc.
I think I may also do this for my Mum as a thankyou for all of her help in organising.