Post # 1
I’m trying to think about what would be a good gift for my bridesmaids… I don’t want to get them something that they’re not going to be able to use and I thought getting them each a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant they really like in their respective locales might be a good idea, but not one I’ve seen floated around as a Bridesmaid or Best Man gift idea. Hive, what do you think? Is this too atypical?
Post # 3
I would love to receive that! It’s a great gift, and I don’t see why a girl wouldn’t love it!
You should check out giftcardrescue.com for them though. They sell REAL gift cards at % off! We bought one for Applebees for V-Day. Paid $22, got a gift card for $25!
Post # 4
I think it is a nice idea. I originally had toyed with getting my BM’s some giftcards for their favorite coffee shops.
Post # 5
Great, now I feel like crap for getting my girls only $10 to starbucks lol
Post # 6
I like that idea. Who doesn’t like going out to eat? I like that the gift is useable. I also like the PP’s idea of a gift certificate to a local coffee shop.
Post # 7
First of all, anything you get them is very nice. Getting them something worth $50 is even nicer. With that being said, however, I wouldn’t suggest a giftcard. Your wedding is such a special day, why not give them something they can remember your wedding forever by? A token they can treasure and say in 10 years “(Your Name) got this for me when I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. I just love her!” A giftcard is disposable and notoriously impersonal. I would consider getting them a nice piece of jewelry, an engraved makeup compact or keepsake box, or something else more personal. As a bridesmaid, I would prefer something meaningful over something convenient 🙂
Post # 8
I think a gift card is a great idea. You’re basically treating your girls to a night out, which is something I personally love but can’t always afford for myself. I understand MrsTrigger’s point about something personal, but I have a lot of trinkets around that are gathering dust, so I’d rather have something useful. That said, if you want to get them something personal, how about a $40 gift certificate and a $10 picture frame or other nice item? That way, they get to have a night out, on you, and something around the house to look back at.
Post # 9
Thanks for all of your thoughts! I’ll have to keep pondering a bit…. and I will definitely include a nice note to express my gratitude and sentiment in addition to whatever gift(s) I choose.