Ideas for awesome bridesmaids gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Have a nail/spa day at home with your BMs…

What are your BMs’ interests? It’s tough to discern what kind of gifts would be personal for each of them without knowing what she likes.

Post # 4
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3084 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m making my MOH a photobook of all of the stuff that we did together. We are cousins, so there are YEARS worth of pictures though. But that would be a nice things for your bridesmaids. And with all of the coupons that you can get on shutterfly or other photo websites, it’s not that expensive.

Post # 5
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717 posts
Busy bee

1.  No matchy matchy or photo ops.  All the time I read on here about how all the BMs LOVED X tote or X robe or X flip flops or X sparkly tank top with ‘bridesmaid’ written all over that they can ‘wear for sleeping’ and while some of that may be true, I know I personally have sugarcoated how I felt about a BM gift.  It was a tote with my initial on it (the kind you see on pintrest all the time) and I already had at least three similar ones.  I gushed over it and said I loved it of course…it was still a gift and I didn’t want to look ungrateful.  But just saying not all BMs love the matchy matchy pintrest stuff, no matter how much they insist otherwise.  

2.  What do they really like/what would you get for a birthday?  Get them some of that.  Best BM present I ever got was a Kate Spade gift card.  The bride got everyone gift cards, but they were all to each person’s favorite store, so it was individualized, not a photo op for their wedding and something we were all guarenteed to love.  Include a handwritten card to make it more personal.  

3.  Don’t know what they want?  Figure it out.  Schedule a day at the mall with them individually or as a group (do NOT say it’s a wedding-related trip just hang out as you normally would) and window shop.  When they ooh over something if it’s within your budget go back and get it for them.  Voila, bridesmaid gift they’re bound to love.  

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I made my BMs individual jewelry in their style (not to wear for my wedding) and sewed them little macaron coin purses and put together little emergency kits for them.  I think it cost me maybe $20 or so for each girl.  I ended up getting them coach wristlets and gift cards as well (total $100 per BM, but I only had 2).

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@housebee:  I got my girls coach wristlets too! I hope that they like them because they were a bit of a splurge, but I tried to get them in styles that I thought that they would like.

Post # 8
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791 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m getting my girls personalized makeup bags made with fabrics they would like, but not with their names or initials on them.  Inside the bags, I’m choosing a few small items they would each like and a nice thank you card.

For example, my one bridesmaids loves pinups/rockabilly, reading and drinking tea, so I bought her a cute tea infuser, a gift card to Barnes and Noble, and some fire engine red nail polish.  Her makeup bag is being made with polka dot and tattoo themed fabric.

My other bridesmaid is really conservative, so her bag is being made with striped fabric, and I bought her a nice pair of earrings, a gift card to a local restaurant, and some light pink nail polish.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My motto for buying gifts (birthdays, etc) is “what would I want someone to buy for me?” … Here is a link to a post about the bridesmaid gifts I picked out:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/bridesmaid-gifts-pics-inside#axzz2ZJ3beeLk

There’s a Kate Spade outlet near me, so I got the makeup bags at a steep discount. I’ve traveled with some of my bridesmaids since the wedding and it warms my heart to see them pull out the makeup bags with all their stuff in it. 🙂

I agree with Dizbee and thatredheadedbride that a nice handwritten note is always appreciated!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i think some fashion jewelry would make them happy. They can wear on your big day as well as in daily life to remember your wedding time. How great, isn’t it?

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