Need your help! I want to break the mold and get my maids something they will actually use again. I have 5 girls plus one jr. bridesmaid who will be 13. Not all the gifts have to be the same but need to be similar.
ANY help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
I know that this is fairly common - but one of my friends got us robes with our names embroidered on them. The robe isnt too thin or too thick - its just right! I wear it all the time!!! She got them from Kohls - similar to this waffle-weave http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-957542/croft-barrow-waffle-weave-wrap-robe.jsp
I am getting my girls an Estee Lauder lipstick and having their names engraved on the tube. They are picking out their shades and they love the idea. It will cost around $35-ish per girl.
@MLDoddie: The monogram robe idea is really cute! (:
Coach wristlets are well received from what I have read. I know I would like one!
Another option-Kate Spade jewelry.
Here's a thought, a nice watch? I know it's traditionally a gift for a man, but I know I would wear an elegant watch:
Shop for each girl like it is her bday or Christmas. I'm a big fan of giving different gifts because I don't buy anyone matching gifts for anything else, so why for a wedding?
If you have a wine love you get some nice wine glasses and a bottle of her favorite wine.
Maybe someone loves books or has a specific hobby or collection. You could target your gift to those things.
If someone's favorite band is coming, you could give her tickets to the concert.
Spa/mani/pedi gift cards for AFTER the wedding are also quite nice.
Think outside the box, they don't have to match.
@araina126: LOVE this idea--so original! I had no idea that Estee Lauder custom engraves lipsticks. Gotta remember this one.
@ktdmarie: You're getting some really creative suggestions here! Previous posters have suggested shopping for individual gifts. I like this idea, but I do have to caution that it could be more problematic and time-consuming, especially if you're trying to set a limit for your budget.
My two cents: monogrammed waffle-weave robes are always a good idea. In fact, monogrammed anything! What about monogrammed stemless wine glasses? I am obsessed with The Monogram Merchant website, they have tons of affordable and chic gift ideas.
Makeup and beauty gifts are always appreciated. And to save yourself a lot of time, you can offer to comp your girls' hair or makeup on the day of your wedding.
You could also look through the Supreme Courtney blog. I love her creative ideas and she has some great wedding-related projects.
I would recommend shopping individually for your 13 year old junior bridesmaid. Ask yourself about her interests. If she loves to read, you can get her a classic Jane Austen hardcover novel. A lot of publishing houses are reissuing the classics in beautifully-designed hardbacks. If she is into beauty, you can get her a Sephora gift card or a cosmetic bag gift pack filled with samples from Sephora. If she's sporty, get her something related to her favorite sport (tennis or lacrosse balls or a racket or something, I don't know).
There are tons of threads about bridesmaids gift ideas on the boards, so if you want to browse, just do a quick search and glance over what comes up. Good luck!
Me and my mom make these getting ready robes if you are interested! Please feel free to visit our Etsy shop and let me know if you have any questions :)
My bridesmaids all wanted robes to get ready in so I found some super cute ones on Etsy for around ~$25/piece. I ordered green ones for them and a white one for myself!
I also wanted to get them something else that would be a "surprise" so I got them each a Vera Bradley medium sized makeup bag. I am going to fill them with little supplies they might need that day (bobby pins, aspirin, lip gloss, bandaids etc) and also stick their jewelry for the day in them. I ordered the makeup bags online and choose from the clearance colors and then used a coupon so 6 makeup bags came out to around $95!
I am also paying for their hair for the day. Makeup is up to them if they would like it!
@Coffeedate: I saw the idea from EmilyNoel83 on Youtube years ago so I can't take credit. Estee Lauder won't engrave them. I will be buying the lipsticks of their choice and taking them to a jewerly store that does engraving and do it there.
Personalized comfact mirrors would be cute, too. I found these on etsy.
@araina126: Ah thanks for clarifying. I still love your plan!
I got my bridesmaids a necklace from Blue Nile, a high quality pashmina shawl, a bottle of Opi nail polish in different colors, lipgloss. Pretty standard BM gifts, but I also got these colorful macaron jewlery trinket boxes.
http://www.chambredesucre.com/products/macaroon-limoge-trinket-boxes. I'm having macarons on my candy/dessert table so it's fitting. I really think they're so cute!
I got my MOH an additional Kate Spade bag.
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