Post # 1
I’ve got three bridesmaids who couldn’t be more different, and less traditional. I’m so stuck on what to get them for bridesmaid gifts –
My MOH is a typical american girl – she’ll appreciate jewelry, a cute bag or clutch, makeup, and the little things. She’s the easy one to get a meaningful gift for.
My one bridesmaid is a veterinarian who owns her own farm – she doesn’t wear jewelery, doesn’t wear makeup, doesn’t use a purse or any bags, doesn’t do her nails… she’d rather be riding bareback on a horse.
My other bridesmaid comes from my own wild crazy side loving Renfaires, fire spinning, a professional bellydancer and fun loving.
The question is – what can I get all three girls that they will appreciate?
I was thinking Day of jewelry, like a necklace, but one of the three will certainly never wear it again. I’m at a loss because anything “girly” is out.
What non-traditional gifts have you given your bridesmaids that they have loved?
Post # 3
Why not get them each a different gift customized for their own personalities and styles? There’s no rule saying you need to get each of them the same thing.
Post # 4
@abbie017: Agreed. I’m most like your first and third bridesmaids, so while I’d appreciate anything they liked, something that feels like you spent the time choosing it for ME would love lovely.
BM3 – I was going to suggest checking out for ren faires around you, but your wedding is earlier than most of them start in colder areas. I absolutely LOVE these (I own two of them, plus another of her figurines). I’m sure there’s lots of cool stuff on Etsy, too.
Post # 5
I third the idea of getting them different gifts (it’s what I’m doing for my BM’s too). For the second one, the one who owns a farm, look into The Heifer Project. You can donate an animal to a village in need – gaots for milk, etc.
Post # 6
@dragonlover: That sounds like a great idea! That’s what I’m doing too. I set a budget of $100 per girl. I did get them each a tote bag ($25) with their initial, in their favorite color. Then inside the tote I put: a Michael Kors clutch for BM1, the new polaroid camera for BM2, Kate Spade Earrings for BM3, and some Baltimore Ravens and some college gear for BM4. I spent the same amount on each, but each gift is personalized to their tastes.