Post # 1
I am currently searching for bridesmaids gifts. I know for sure I would like to do robes with their initials on and I plan on doing some customized, bridesmaid wine glasses (that I am going to paint).
I feel like the robes are a bit selfish on my part (sorry, but I think the getting ready pictures with all the bridesmaids looking the same are adorable) and although the wine glasses will be cute, I know not everyone is going to want to use a wine glass that says “bridesmaid” on it all the time.
What are some other ideas of things they will appreciate… other than jewelry? (I gave them all a necklace when I first asked them to be a bridesmaid. While I think the idea of jewelry makes sense, 1.) I’ve already given them some and feel like they wouldn’t want more, 2.) Not all of my bridesmaids have the same style or even wear the same types of jewelry, and 3.) It’s been suggested to give them jewelry that they should wear during the wedding, but again, I feel like that is more a gift for me than them.)
Any help, especially if you have links, would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 2
underblueskies1016 : I’m doing a few things personalized. Etsy can be your best friend on this. Personalized jewellery works well (unless you gave personalized jeweller when you asked them to be bridesmaids??) and personalized items like a purse/jewellery case/carry-on bag with their first initial on it? Personalized hangers for their dresses (they’ll always use this, even after the wedding)? And even home decor items that don’t need to say “bridesmaid” but can be personal with a quote on it that they usually say or something (jewellery boxes, dishware, etc). Hope this helps!
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I know you said ‘other than jewellery’ but that is what I did for my girls. My wedding colours were emerald green and ivory. The bridesmaid dresses were emerald green as well. I had custom made wraparound bracelets made with green jade and white swarofski crystals. They wore them on the day, and they can be worn again afterwords too which is nice.
Darling Husband gave his groomsmen beautiful flasks…that doesn’t have to be just a guy thing. When my friend got married both the bridesmaids and groomsmen all got 100 Gift Certificates for XBOX Live (we are all gamers). So anything goes really!
Post # 4
Anything personal and non-wedding related that you might gift them for a birthday would likely be appreciated and will vary from Bridesmaid or Best Man to BM–maybe a great bottle of wine for one, a gift card for a massage for another, a few hours of house cleaning service…I would love all of those things.
Post # 5
I gave little perfumes, lip balms, and hand lotions to my bridesmaids.
Post # 6
underblueskies1016 : On threads like this you’ll often see people say “shop for them like it’s their birthday,” which I think is good advice. It’s hard to find things that please everyone, even if you’re willing to spend a lot of money, because, as you suggest, people’s tastes vary when it come to things like jewelry, some women really enjoy designer labels and other women don’t, etc. It’s hard to see how one could go wrong with a smaller, personalized gift accompanied by a nice card or note.
Post # 7
underblueskies1016 : I agree that the robes are more for you and the wine glasses- while I’m sure cute- aren’t really something they are going to use after the wedding.
I shopped for my party like it was their birthdays and I just happened to have the same budget for each. For me, that meant three girls got necklaces (I picked from their etsy wish lists), the guy got an engraved compass, and the last girl got a pashmina. The gifts do not have to match.
If you want matching gifts I know I can never have enough tote bags. I wouldn’t do anything wedding related though. You could put their initials or choose something that each of them likes.
Post # 8
I really like this idea. I guess I just always thought that I SHOULD get the same thing for everyone. The gift will be more personal this way too. I love it. Thanks!
Post # 9
I’m doing personalized wine glasses, we all love wine and I thought they were too cute. I’m also doing a bath set with, salts, bath bomb, and a scrub.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2016 - Old Lake County Courthouse
My 3 bridesmaids and 1 maid of honor all received monogram waffle robes, earrings, and beautiful picture frames as their gift. I also made their bouquets in which they got to keep. They were very appreciative of everything.
Post # 11
I would do as some others suggested and buy something personalized for each of them, depending on their interests/hobbies. Just as you do for their birthdays. For example, for the last birthdays of my friends, I got my yoga-loving friend a gift card to Lululemon, I got my elephant-obsessed friend a nice silver elephant necklace as well as elephant shorts in which part of the proceeds go to help elephants, I got my lover-of-all-things-“cutesy” friend who just bought a house a few cute things from Hobby Lobby… You get the idea. The only thing I would make sure of is that you spend about the same on each girl.
Post # 12
underblueskies1016 : Honestly I am only buying things I know they will use again. I am buying them some ballet flats that come with a bag for them to change into at the reception so their feet won’t hurt. The shoes will be in a small gift bag that will also have small things they may need for the day like bobby pins, safety pins, lip balm, lotion, wipes to freshen up if needed and deodorant etc. Also my coworker has a etsy shop so I’m having her make them customs bracelets as well with free shipping of course lol total price is about $40 per person. Here’s a pic of the bags I made them and bags for the groomsmen too but Fiance is taking over for their gifts.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
We’re getting Lladro figurines for everyone in our bridal party including our grandparents