(Closed) Bridesmaids Gift- Suggestions Please

posted 8 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Pick something individual to each person ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m thinking about getting a Pandora bracelet and a couple charms to start for each ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

A beemer? lol Ok, but really… so far my favorite Bridal Party gift received has been a Coach wristlet but unfortunately, I’ve yet to use it. For the most part the only other things I’ve received have been jewelry and that just doesn’t interest me. I’m giving each of my girls a cashmere cardigan that they can wear over their bridesmaids dresses if they want to (outdoor wedding in october) but its also something that I know they would each wear after the wedding. I’ve yet to meet a woman who doesn’t love cashmere! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I haven’t decided yet, but I’m toying with the idea of monogramed bathrobes from Land’s End (hopefully when they’re having an awesome sale!).  I got one for my Fiance on our first dating anniversary and he loves it.  I’m also having some ‘bridesmen’ on my side, so this idea is gender friendly.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I gave my bridesmaids customized flip flops to wear at the reception and they LOVED them. I also got them all necklaces from a local jewelry designer that was a lot more expensive than the flip flops, but they still loved the flip flops more. They were SO excited to wear them. 

 

I also wrote them a really sappy, thoughtful note to each of them, letting them know how they’ve helped me grow as a person and thanking them for being a part of my wedding. EVERYONE cried, lol. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

I did the normal “bridesmaid survival kit” (mini sized lotion, shout wipes, bobby pins, bandaids, 2-pack tylenol, etc.) in cute bags that I picked for each girl, because it felt like I had to do something wedding-y, but their real gifts were:

1) a pearl necklace. I got these for them while I was living in China, and I got them made at one of the largest freshwater pearl markets in the world. I emailed the girls ahead of time, gave them 5 ideas of what kind of set they could get (drop pendant, 3 strand, single strand + bracelet, double length, illusion) and 3 color options for the pearl (white, black or pink). On, and studs or drop for earrings. I included pictures that I got off random websites, haha. Each girl got to customize her own set, so they were in her style. I told them they could wear whatever jewelry they wanted for the wedding, but they banded together “against” me and my too-casual ways (haha) and decided to all wear their pearls on the big day. ๐Ÿ™‚

2) gift cards. It may sound impersonal, but 2 out of my 3 girls cried over their gift cards. I did something different for each – which wasn’t easy, considering I don’t live in the same city as any of them! A, who was 6 months pregnant at the time of the wedding, got a gift cert for a spa in her town that specializes in pre-natal massage. K, who was a theater geek in high school and college, got a gift cert to the most popular performance venue in the town where she lives – so she could spend it on concert tickets, theater tickets, ballet, whatever, because this place does it all. F, who (together with her wife) just bought her first house, got a gift cert to Home Depot; I also gave her a pound of her favorite coffee, because when we lived together in college she would go through 12 cups a day, and I know they’re pinching pennies to make ends meet with some unexpected repairs to the house, and she’s likely to deprive herself of something like coffee before letting her wife go without her favorite treats. ๐Ÿ™‚

It took quite a bit of research (especially choosing a theater space on the coast opposite me in a fairly small town!), but it was so worth it, because they were all so happy with their gifts. And I know they’ll make use of them, even if they never wear the jewelry again or the bandaids get tossed in a trunk of a car, you know?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I love these ideas, bees! I think it’s sweet how the gifts are becoming more personalized, and the letter to each is a really personal gesture that I think most people really appreciate. It’s fun to get snail mail just because you know someone put in the time to think of you, and getting a handwritten letter in person is so rare any more. Even if the gift is from the same family (jewelry), it’s nice to see that getting something that’s customized to each individual is becoming popular.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think a gift cert to get a massage, mani/pedi and a spa robe is a nice gift.   I think a lot of people don’t take the time out to treat themselves and that would be a nice gift for each (as long as they don’t have to use the mani/pedi for the wedding).  Some other thoughts I had were tickets to a concert of their favorite band or a sports show if they are into that.  As PPs stated, I think individualizing their gifts is important.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m doing mostly individual gifts for my girls. They all get matching jewelry, but each girl also gets a gift I know they’ll love. 3 of the girls get 2 Tiffany’s wine glasses as they all love wine. One is getting a pearl necklace, one is getting her favorite brand of sunglasses, and one is still undecided. I may just have her go to the mall with me, pick 5 things she likes, and I’ll choose one. She’s my future sister in law, so I don’t mind being so tacky with her :-].

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