Post # 1
Hello all! I’m in the process of looking for bridesmaid gifts and Im struggling😫 What did you get your girls? Or what are some great gifts you’ve received? I have 7 bridesmaids and I’m not sure of my exact budget yet but I didn’t want to go too high. I will also be paying for their hair the day of and possibly make up if our make up artist is able to make it (if not we will all just do our own). I was thinking about doing robes that we could all get ready in, but I know 3 of the other girls already have them from other weddings so now I’m a little unsure. Any ideas are appreciated!😀
Post # 2
I got my bridesmaid a set of wine glasses with our city’s skyline etched on them. I shopped more like it was her birthday/christmas. I don’t think most people want ‘wedding’ stuff.
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat. I really don’t know what to get them and am trying not to make it too clunky as they have to take it on a plane when they go back home.
Post # 4
I bought my wonderful girls: a pandora charm; a crochet book, origami paper and pair of earrings.
I have recieved a notebook and a pair of wellington boots…
Get them something that matches their personality, a present they will actually love rather than a gift that might look good in pictures…
Post # 5
Agree with PP. Shop for them like it was their birthday. It doesn’t have to be extravagant. My sister was my Maid/Matron of Honor and she loves wine and Harry Potter. I got her a butterbeer candle from Etsy for $6, a decal for her lightswitch [Lumos/Nox ] $3 and a bottle of wine $15. She loved it.
Post # 6
Makeup and hair are lovely, but I wouldn’t count those as gifts. Nothing to be used only for your wedding is really a gift.
For my girls I got them each Kate Spade wrislets (which they LOVED) and then some sort of bath product from Lush (different product for each girl, depending on what they liked). I also paid for their makeup and hair and bought them getting ready robes, but, as I said before, I didn’t count those things as their gifts because they were specifically for the wedding. Oh and then I also wrote each of them a lovely card telling them how much they mean to me.
Post # 7
I got mine robes for us to get ready in and for the pics and jewellery for them to wear on the day and afterwards. I can’t remember what else I got them, I’ve seen on here brides pay for the make-up, I kinda wish I’d done this in hindsight.
Post # 8
I’m doing a little gift basket because I was trying to think of something that I would want that isn’t cheesy. I’m going to get them a personalized tumbler that says that quote from the movie bridesmaids…. “you’re more beautiful than cinderella etc….” because we have an inside joke surrounding that quote so it is doubly perfect b/c of bridesmaids and the joke
I’m also getting them some bath bombs from lush… and maybe some wine. Nothing too expensive, yet something they’ll enjoy. I’m also paying for their makeup, dresses, etc… I think you know them best. Get them something they’ll love.
Post # 9
Anything they are expected to wear/use on the day of your wedding (robes, jewelry etc) is not a gift. A gift is chosen without regard to your own needs, wants, taste or pictures.
There were some good ideas in a thread a couple of days ago.
Great Bridesmaids Gifts
Post # 10
I wasn’t thinking about robes in regards of my own wants and needs. I received a robe last year from a bride and I have actually used it almost everyday since then. Thanks for the advice.
Post # 11
I agree with the robes – I use the one from my SIL all the time! I think the issue is that it’s such a popular gift idea that you have people who have been bridesmaids in multiple weddings ending up with a bunch of them (that’s the main reason I think I’m going to not do them, even though they’re cute!)
Post # 12
I agree. That’s probably why I will opt for something else as well!
Post # 13
To try to be helpful to your original post though, I think I’m going to do personalized tote bags and fill them with some useful things – a cosmetic bag, may a bottle of wine, a jewelry piece, etc. I found some cute ones on Etsy and I think they’re a useful, practical gift. (I’ve got 6 BMs, so I’m also trying to be reasonable with how much goes into each one)