Post # 1
So other than their dress/make up, I am thinking of buying these stuff for my bridesmaids:
1. personalized rubber stamp
3. a passport holder or a pencil case
4. and a tote bag
Are they okay? I know that they are not related at all to the wedding. Others seem to give their bridesmaid make ups and jewellery and although I was thinking of buying them those things, I know they won’t use it again after the wedding.
Post # 3
I think they’re good ideas, but the pictures you show aren’t really related. They have no common theme/color/pattern to tie them together, and just look sort of random. I think if you tied them all together a little better, it would be a fantastic idea. I love the idea of doing something completely non-wedding related so they can use it after the wedding!
Post # 4
I Loooooove the stamp! That is one of the best ideas I’ve seen! All the others are great too. I’m also not doing anything wedding related.
Post # 6
I love the stamp, I never would have thought of that and I think it is a fantastic idea!
I do have to agree with @abbie017: though, it woudl be nice to have something to tie everything together, like a common color or pattern.
Post # 7
Those are all adorable! I really love the makeup case, especially.
Post # 9
I love the rubber stamp, but personally would be unlikely to use a canvas tote bag. Are your BMs girls who would appreciate it?
Post # 10
I’m going to go against the popular opinion here but here’s my honest opinion: are these things your bridesmaids will actually use? Some of these gifts remind me of Christmas gifts I’ve gotten from people who don’t really know me, and I end up just putting them in a drawer (umbrella, pencil pouch). I could see using the tote bag if it’s good quality and size, but the other things I just don’t really get. In particular, I’m not sure what I would use a rubber stamp of my name for. I have about 30 umbrellas, I don’t know why I would use a pencil pouch (maybe as a travel makeup case?) and I know I wouldn’t use a passport holder because I just carry it as is. BUT, the question is would your girls use these things? I’m not trying to be a downer, but I’m just giving my honest opinion – if you think your girls will appreciate and use these trinkets, then go for it! I do love the idea of getting them non-wedding related items that they will use later!
Post # 11
@hardtoconcentrate: I do have to agree on the passport holder. Some people don’t travel out of country, thus it would go unused.
Post # 12
I think those are great ideas, the only thing I would change is giving them a common underlying theme..?
Post # 13
I love the stamp idea. You could get them some stationary to use with it.
Post # 14
Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions! 😀
My bridesmaids need a good quality umbrella all the time, and they love a canvas tote bag more than personalized totebags (it sure was a challenge to find a durable one).
My girls are also frequent fliers, but do you think this wallet is a better gift?
It’s from Fossil. Do you think it looks cheap?
Thanks a lot everyone. My Fiance is done with his groomsmen gifts. He went with my suggestions, and I am struggling with my Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts.
Post # 15
No! That doesn’t look cheap at all! I would love the wallet!!
Post # 16
That wallet looks amazing! I would be so happy with that.