(Closed) Affordable bridesmaids gift ideas? Help!

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@FutureChiBride:  What is your definition of “affordable”?

Post # 5
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Im doing goodie bags bought earrings,a  small yankee candle, mini perfume and mini bottle of wine so we can have a toast together on the morning they got some nice earrings and some new perfume which they can put in their handbags face mask and chocolates x

Post # 6
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I had a $50 budget too.  For one bridesmaid I purchased a set of toasting flutes since she’s getting married next year.  For another I purchased a Vera Bradley bag since she loves VB.  For my third I bought a digital photo frame since she loves taking photos.

Post # 7
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureChiBride:  I bought my bridesmaids jewelry sets off etsy ($25/each for necklace, earrings, and bracelet), I’m making them personalized hangers (2 sets of 5 hangers include one for my mom and one for Future Mother-In-Law was $12), and I’ll take little bridesmaids kits to hand out too 🙂 (I am also buying my sister (MOH) and cousin (MOH) small seperate gifts as well.  Got my cousin a custom made clutch…not sure what i’m getting my sister yet)


Post # 8
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My budget was about $40 per girl (I spent an extra $20 on top of that on my Maid/Matron of Honor, though). I got them these really cute tumblers with straws (like the plastic reusable cups from starbucks if that makes sense). I also got them each a scarf with their initials monogrammed on it and a bottle of their favorite wine. And a nice handwritten thank you note :).

Post # 9
46 posts

the wedding I was just in did personalized gifts for each girl… 


I received a set of snowman Chirstmas ornaments (I collect snowmen), a photo book from the shower I hosted for the bride, and a beautiful home made(by the bride) haircomb for the wedding

other girls received, t-shirts, pashminas, hair pieces(all were different to fit our styles/personalities), candy, etc.


something I did for the bachelorette that would be good bridesmaid gifts are personalized wine glasses… I got them on Etsy. They have their initial and then polka dots in the wedding colors. the girls loved them! 

Post # 10
7211 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@FutureChiBride:  my BFF looked at my etsy wish list and bought me a $35 locket I wanted. The seller ended up sending her a 20% off coupon so she got lockets for all the other girls too! I love it. 

Post # 12
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Christmas sales! I got really nice rings for each of the girls at Peoples last weekend (Zales is the US version I think?). $53 on sale from almost $90.


Post # 13
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Comment so I can follow! Needing ideas too. 

Post # 14
957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I am doing a bit more than $50, but I am getting thirty one totes  ($30) and filling them with cute things they would each want/like. The insides will be for each girl, although some things may be the same for all 4.


FYI: Thirty One is a brand of bag that is sold via in-home parties. They have adorable totes that I can get personalized for each girl and in a pattern that she will like.

Post # 15
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FutureChiBride:  Jewelry is usually a pretty safe option (though I’ve heard griping from fellow bridesmaids that they sometimes feel pressured to wear the gift during the wedding instead of their chose jewelry).


I have always liked getting scarves, which can easily double as shawls during the wedding reception if it gets cold.  Some brides have them monogrammed with the BMs initials.

Post # 16
530 posts
Busy bee

I’m divorced, but for my first marriage I did bridesmaid “survival kits” (Tylenol, little sewing kit, hair ties, Tide stick, nail polish remover pads, etc.).  I put all of this in makeup bags from target (different one for each bridesmaid).  I also bought their earring and necklace sets. They were gorgeous pearls and super cheap (I think the site was YouPearl or something).  Spent a total of around $30 per bridesmaid for the jewelry and survival kits.

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