What are some BM gifts you have received and LOVED?? Trying to finalize gifts!!

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actual prefer presents that aren’t necesssarily wedding related or the same for the whole group. When I bought mine, I tried to think about each of my bridesmaids and bridesguys individually and gift accordingly. So 1 got a T-shirt, 1 got framed pictures from Hubble, 2 got books and 1 got a bottle of bourbon. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Following 🙂 I’m thinking of doing gifts that are not wedding related….maybe some perfume or a nice wallet/clutch but I still want to see what everyone else says 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

One thing I’ve learned on here is NOT to personalize things. I haven’t been a bridesmaid so I obviously haven’t been ont he receiveing end of gifts, btu I’ve decided to give each of my freinds something personal to their own taste, instead of giving everyone the same thing. MY MOH is getting a crystal decanter, BM 1 is getting a nice necklace with stone pendant (she’s kind of hippyish), BM 2 is getting a gift certificate to a nice restaurant for a date night with her hubby while I babysit her kids, and BM 3 is FSIL and I’m not sure of her gift yet since she’s a lot younger, maybe a cute clutch or something for going out.

 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve never really recieved a BM gift that I actually liked or used after the wedding.

I gave my girls a silk robe in their favorite color but that’s because I knew they didn’t already have one. I, however, already have 2 so I wouldn’t want another one.

Can you try to get them some things that are more personal? Like, if one BM loves a certain perfume, get her that. If another loves a certain brand of flip flops, give her that. Maybe one loves to get her nails done, give her a gift certificate to her favorite salon. Etc.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I never received a gift I liked. THe last wedding I was in we got KEYCHAINS. We were all a bit upset. We didnt say anything (and obviously said thank you) but we felt like she couldve just given us nothing. I understand being on a budget but we all have/had expenses also and spent a lot of money to be in the wedding. 

FOr my wedding, I gave my girls individual gifts. I also paid for their hair and gave them their jewelry but that was not their “gifts.”

I gave them:

robes (they picked them!)

makeup bags stuffed with a bunch of things and Victoria’s Secret gift cards

gift cards to their favorite stores ranging from $60-100 depending on the bridesmaid and what they did/how close we are

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ll reiterate what others have said: get them something not specifically for the wedding that they can use and enjoy in their everyday life.  

I ordered them tote bags from Etsy.  They were not monogrammed, but I personalize it by getting different ones for each girl knowing their style and what they would reuse.  Then I filled them with wedding day essentials (hairspray, tissues, etc.)  I also purchased a piece of jewelry as part of their gift (I got all of them something different to wear at the wedding, not matchy matchy, and something that they would definitely wear again).  I also got each of them a Kate Spade wallet that I ordered off of Gilt.com (about $75 a piece).  My bridesmaids ALL said they were the best gifts they’ve ever gotten!  

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@gelaine22:  I got a keychain too once…but it was Tiffany and I was the MOH and she really did pick it specifically for me. Plus there was other stuff in the gift. I love the gift you gave–it sounds great!

I got a bridal emergency kit, which wasn’t that great of a gift, except I’ve loaned it to others to have on hand. So I don’t recommend that, but its worked out well for me. Other than that, I’ve gotten a little clutch and a jewelry roll. I think whether any of those things are useful or not really depends on the person. I would love a robe but I know my MOH/sister never wears one. And one of my BM would love a cute picture frame, but the other’s husband is a designer so I’m scared to pick something for him! I plan on coming up with stuff thats pretty specific to each girl.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

@Nickig_4:  I think robes and lotions are great ideas. The robes would be a fun memento from the wedding.

I know 99% of people disagree with me, but to be honest, my favorite BM gift is when the brides gets me something I will need for the wedding. Whether it’s the jewelry, shoes, or manicure, I’m always grateful for one less thing I have to spend money on. If you know that your BMs are on a budget, I think this is a great way to go with gifts. If money doesn’t seem to be an issue for them, then ya, I’d go with something non-wedding related.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Nickig_4:  I am very into yoga and in the process of getting certified as an instructor. One thing I was thinking of doing for my bridesmaids is to get them a monogrammed yoga mat from Etsy! They are all really athletic girls, so I figured it would be appreciated. I thought it was unique, practical, and something that would always make them remember me and my wedding. I’ll probably add a few other things to that as well, making it like a gift basket, but that was my big idea!

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Robes are fine if you think your girls will use them. I would caution against lotions because it seems pretty impersonal (and a lot of people are picky about what kinds of lotions they use, me included). Of all the gifts I’ve received as a bridesmaid, I guess my favorite is a makeup bag. It’s not my style, but I still use it because, hey, free makeup bag. 

I am a fan of a nice wallet as a gift, or at least picking things you KNOW your bridesmaids will actually like/use. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@hisgirl10:  I actually agree with this.  Also, all of the weddings I have been have had rather tame jewlery that I could (and have) worn agian.  Heck, I still wear the pendent from my cousin’s wedding when I was 9.  As long as it’s not all about your wedding, it will likely be used agian. 

I’ll be honest, though, I’m driving myself crazy on my bridesmaid gifts.  I got jewlery already, but I want an something else as well. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I got a $100 Victorias Secret gift card once. That was pretty sweet! I was SHOCKED. My best friend got me a shell bracelet on her honeymoon that was pretty excellent, but aside from that I haven’t gotten much of note.

I am giving my girls:

– A Kate Spade Gia makeup bag

– Cotton robes

– A rhinestone necklace (for the wedding, but they can wear it again on New Years Eve and such.)

 

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I gave a Coach wristlet and Swarovaki necklace to each girl. They all seemed happy!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Commenting to follow, I have no idea what I’m going to get for my girls! I would love to do personalized gifts for each of them..

Actually I just had an idea, spa gift cards so they can pamper themselves after they’ve taken such good care of me!! Hm..

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