(Closed) Critique my bridesmaid gift idea…

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think those are all great ideas, but I’m just going to say that you’ll likely have better luck with the hat boxes turning out like the photo if you do decoupage, rather than papier mache.

A quick search of “gift ideas for couponers” showed some specific coupon organizers, or an entertainment book. 

Post # 4
2790 posts
Sugar bee

Personally, I would be confused by the hat box because I do not really wear hats and I wouldn’t have a use for it. I would think that with the time and energy that would go into them it may be better spent on other gifts.

I love the cardigan and I think they look so super cute in photos if you can get all of your girls in them for even just one picture.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about the flip flops but those blue ones on the tutorial are really cute. I would wear those ones over the ones your pictured here.

Love the bracelet as well. I think it is really cute.

The cup is always useful and if it is something they really enjoy that would be really fun. Maybe another fun idea would be to take their coffee orders the morning of and have the drinks delivered in their new cups. What a fun surprise!

Post # 7
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think the hat box will be cute, and even though I don’t wear hats I could always use more pretty storage boxes. They could use it for all sorts of different things. And I love that bracelet! You picked out a lot of cute things, I’m sure they’ll love it!

Post # 9
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Though round hat boxes are really pretty, I think I’d be more likely to use a rectangular box again since it could be stacked more easily. I love the idea of decoupaging them with their favorite movie or book!

I buy all my cardigans at Target and they have great prices. Maybe consider one that isn’t full length so it could be worn with dresses or with tops (and looks less mumsy).

The flip flop tutorial looks interesting.

For the couponing lady what about a subscription to a Sunday paper that she doesn’t currently get? If your area has more than one she could use the duplicates or maybe get different coupons (different companies work with different papers).

Post # 10
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Hi! I think the hat box idea is really cute! It’s definitely a different spin on the traditional tote. Old Navy should be posting some chocolate brown cardigans soon. I got a really cute one from there last year.

  I really like the flip flops tutorial! I would be concerned about making sure that they did fit my bridesmaid’s feet correctly when making them. However, I also am really good at losing patience while doing arts and crafts (though I do like them a lot), so that could just be something with me :-).

  I am a sucker for water bottles. Could you give the new mom a water bottle and a gift card to somewhere?I love the personalized present idea and am hoping to work that into my gifts somehow!


Post # 13
3265 posts
Sugar bee

@UpstateCait: I like the personalized gifts for each one.  But I am very against “gifts” that are a part of the uniform.  If it is to be worn for your day to match your dresses, I don’t think it’s much of a gift for the receiver. 

I would also probably throw out the hat box, because I wouldn’t have space to store it being round, and really nothing to put in it.  I just would hate to see you spend your money/time on something that they may not use.

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