Need help with Bridesmaids Gifts!

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m giving mine each a pair of silk pajamas that will reflect their style– one gets pink and white stripes since she’s the girly-girl, one gets blue and black leopard since she’s the rock-and-roller, and so forth.  My price range is a fair bit higher than what you’re budgeting but there are some satin/sateen choices that you might be able to get in that price range.

I would recommend Etsy if you were in the US as your jewelry budget would go much further (I got some stunning bracelets for the bridesmaid jewelry for $40 US which isn’t too far off from 20GBP) but the shipping will kill you unfortunately.

If there are any girls coming from Leicester, maybe treat them to a cocktail tasting at the Hotel Maiyango http://www.maiyango.com/ I couldn’t find that package on their website but tbh I didn’t look too hard, anyway we did that once and if memory serves me, it was around 20 or 25 quid, it was much fun and very worth it!

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Sugar bee

I think nail polish and lip gloss would add up to more than £20!  Are you crafty? perhaps you could make them something?  Or buy a smaller item of jewellery, like a braclet perhaps?

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have struggled with this too.

 

I like the idea of making them a bridesmaid survival kit – with all the girl stuff they could use while travelling. You could make them a OOT bag (they are on many boards) and add stuff that reminds of where they are going (if they are coming home make it treats, or if they are visiting somewhere new – the souvenir stuff)

 

Otherwise, you could make them photo albums (print and buy album) of favourite moments. On the first page, you could write a nice letter.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Well if you have a maid coming from the States you could always ask if she’d be willing to bring an Etsy shipment in her hand luggage. This would of course spoil the surprise for her, but you could always pick something out locally for her if you want to keep it a surprise. The value on even several sets of jewelry in your price range would not be anywhere near what she’d be expected to pay for customs.  The downside of course is you’d not be able to inspect the gifts upon arrival but that might not be an issue if you pick a good Etsy seller.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For mine I am getting oversized mens button down shirts with their initials in pink on them for when we get ready the day of.

Inspiration:

Oversized Mens Shirt Monogram Pink Stripe Oxford Bridesmaids Button Down

An oversized button-down shirt monogrammed for each bridesmaid (and white for the bride, of course). Cute and easy for getting ready on the by jana

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Just be sure those Etsy things will fit in hand luggage, and don’t break and security rules. Jewelry should be fine. Just avoid anything with liquid in them (no perfume or wee bottles of wine) and don’t put it in checked bags. Our TSA agents have sticky fingers.

PM me if you’d like to see the bracelets I bought; they should arrive this week if you want a photo but I’m thrilled with the pre-shipping photos, and the price, plus the seller was amazing.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 I’m getting them all massages at swanky spas in their respective cities. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MsPiggy: where are you getting your girls’ shirts. I am thinking of the same idea, but didn’t know where the best place to get them was. Thanks :)

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