(Closed) Bridesmaid gift idea?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
578 posts
Busy bee

I’m going to say ‘no’ to both. Custom bridesmaidy stuff (anything that has Bridesmaid or Best Man written on it or the date of your wedding or a photo from your wedding) is really out of place looking in most adult’s homes. Avoid custom wedding/BM related gifts at all costs, because they really won’t be treasured or used.

Post # 3
13374 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I also am not a fan.  I don’t like personalized gifts with photos all over them, and often, any personalized stuff I get just gets put in a box out of sight because it’s not really my thing.  I also don’t like the coffee cup for the same reason that PP said – it looks weird in an adult home.

Post # 4
2610 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Agree with PPs, I would go a different route…

As an example this is what I got my bridesmaids..

A frame for a photo of us together at the wedding, a mug but with just their initial from Anthropolgie, Kate Spade Necklace, Starbucks Gift Card, Small Bridesmaids Emergency Kit for the day. I picked these items with my bridesmaids in mind – they all love Kate Spade and love coffee.

Post # 5
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Is this to ask them to be your Bridesmaid or Best Man or a thank you gift? If you are asking, I actually think the mug is cute. You could even put a Starbucks gift card in there. If this is a “thank you” I would not do either and would instead take the advice above. Or, go into a beautiful store (Anthropologie, Nordstrom, etc) and try to find just a nice gift (not a “bridesmaid” gift). I know it’s hard, but if you go in person and don’t just search the web for “bridesmaid gifts” maybe you’ll find something nice?

Post # 6
8442 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Is this a gift you’re going to give them when you ask them to be a bridesmaid?  If so, I think it could be cute.  However, if this is the gift you’re planning on giving your bridesmaids for being in the wedding party I think you should reconsider.

Post # 8
7400 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

How about instead of spending money on a gift to ask them, spend the money taking them to lunch and ask them in person? The experiences are way more treasureable than the trinkets, and this trend of cute, complicated gift boxes is over-the-top to many people. Trust me, they’d rather have time with you than stuff.

Post # 9
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

myweddingbee:  In that case, go with the mug – so cute! Or as another poster said, if they are close-by maybe take them out for coffee, brunch, a drink. So thoughtful of you!

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