Looking for Ideas for Bridesmaids Gifts

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Mez03:  I bought my girls coach wristlets. I got them different ones, but you could give them all the same one. I also got them a necklace and matching earrings. I also got them smash box makeup mini set and other little things. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

 

I got my bridesmaids and maids of honor the tote bags below.  They do say bridesmaid or maid of honor but also have thier monogram, I figured they could at least use it again as a beach bag or something?

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/145696283?ref=fb2_tnx_title

I also got them these tumblrs for mimosas the morning of the wedding, I really liked that I could customize all colors, names etc.  They are very wedding related but I liked them a lot and they turned out super cute

https://www.etsy.com/listing/163533137/6-fresh-chevron-tote-bag-gift-bags?ref=related-2

I am also getting them outfits to get ready in, plain black sweats, a red tank that says bridsmaid or whatever and they a grey zip up hoodie with a red monogram on it..Im getting married in January so I wanted them to be warm and comfortable.

I hope they like these things and I will throw in personalized litte things for each girl like their fav snack for the day of and maybe some nail polish that is in a color I know they will like or chapstick etc..

good luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mez03:  I am still working on bridesmaids gifts too. 

 

So far I have gotten them each a silk shawl to wear on the wedding day, and I want to get them each something personal but useful. 

 

They each have different tastes. For my married friend, maybe a gift certificate to a restaurant for her and her husband. An eclectic friend may like a unique necklace. Another may like a nice bottle of wine. 

 

I am already paying for everyone’s dresses and some of their hotel accomodations, and day of treats like food, champange, etc., so i have a smaller budget for gifts. 

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mez03:  I got them all robes. THey didnt say bridesmaid or anything. They all loved them and I did ask them beforehand if they preferred waffle robes, terry, silk, or something else. I also got them all makeup bags and stuffed them with Victorias Secret gift cards, makeup remover wipes, gum, mini Advil packages, moisturizer, EOS lip balm, and some other stuff. I then got each of them $50-100 gift cards to their favorite stores. It looked like everyone had the same gifts (makeup bag, robe, and gift card).

 

I was in a wedding last year and she got us KEYCHAINS. I will never forget it. It was horrible.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not sure if this will help you at all…but I can give you an opinion based on the receiving end of being a bridesmaid.

I was in my friend’s wedding recently that was out of state. I spent at least $1000 on her wedding..I paid for my dress she picked out which I hated, shoes that were overpriced (that she chose), makeup and nail appointments, a gift, the plane ticket and gas, and all of the other little things I did for her. In return she gave me a little cosmetic bag with “Bridesmaid” on it and some little things inside like some lotion, chap stick, etc. 

I’m not sure how to say this because I am not complaining. I loved being in her wedding and loved helping in her special day! But the gifts were extremely lousy and I would have rathered had a gift card or something useful that I would actually use. The bag is cheap and doesn’t get used much, the lotion is not what I like, and the chap stick is long gone.

Based off of my experience and how it made me feel to spend SO much money on her (I was 18 at the time and working a part time job…money wasn’t plentiful)…I would suggest putting some thought into something each girl will love. Don’t give every single one the same thing. Everyone is different and what one person loves, the other girl may hate. Make the gift about the bridesmaid to show how much you appreciate them. Being a bridesmaid isn’t easy and it takes a lot of money (at least my experience did). 

I’m planning my wedding now and I am planning on buying all of the dresses because I know how expensive they are and a lot of times they aren’t used again. I really don’t want my girls to have to spend a lot of money on me. 

Anyways, I’m not sure if this helps or not but I just thought I would post about being on the receiving end of crappy gifts. And I am in no way complaining..I love my friend to death and the gifts are really not a big deal. If you’re gonna spend money, just try to spend it on things they will like and enjoy. 

Good luck!!:)

 

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I gave all my girls fabric clutches from an etsy shop. I was able to get different fabrics that suited each girl’s personality but were all in a gray/white color palette to match the wedding/dresses. In each bag I put 2 lip glosses in different shades that came from a Sephora value pack, a necklace, tissues, and something silly just for that person (Ie one of my girls loves pink flamingos, the tackier the better, so I found some plastic flamingo cocktail stirrers and put a few in there). Here is the link to the clutches @$35 each https://www.etsy.com/shop/ModDotTextiles

Overall I spent about $50-$60 for each girl and a bit more for my maid of honor. FYI I also paid for their make-up and manicures (I also chipped in on dress cost and airline tickets for those that money was an issue)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Meggiemo:  So everything you got them has bridesmaid on it?! No offense, I’m sure you mean well but I wouldn’t want anything with “bridesmaid” on it. When would you ever use it again? Can you maybe just give your girls one BM gift and the get them something thats more generic and less WEDDING? 

 

@Mez03: can you look for a nice piece of jewelry? I would try to just pick one beautiful bracelet or necklace? Macy’s and other department stores should have good Black Friday sales coming up.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@JrzyGurl: i am paying for their hair, makeup and dresses and I definitely see your point! I think I got caught up with all the cutesy shit on etsy! Lol I think I’ll nix the bmaids tanks! I also planned on getting them non wedding related items as well just still a work in progress :/

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Mez03:  i love the idea of clutches with random stuff in them. Chapstick, a sweet note, a chocolate…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@Mez03:  I am toying with the idea of getting the BMs charm bracelets with a charm on it (it would have something to do with something they like). They would not have to wear it or anything – but they both love to wear jewellery. I’m not sure what to get my MOH yet. That being said, I have plenty of time to think about it.

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