Post # 1
Hey Bees! I need your help!
My bridal party consists of my Maid/Matron of Honor, two bridesmaids, and my guy BFF, who is being my Bridesman. He is standing on my side, and going to the bachelorette party (he is gay, and won’t mind scantily clad men hehe).
I will be buying them dinner one night of the bachelorette, but I really want to get them some sort of cute little gift, too. I have been searching for ideas, but it is hard because they all seem to be very gendered (and while the Bridesman is gay, he is far from effeminate, and wouldn’t wear a dainty necklace or something like that).
I’d LOVE any ideas you have that could work for gifts. Under $50 pp preferable, as our budget is tight right now. Throw out any ideas you have – the more the merrier!
Thanks so much Bees 🙂
Post # 3
personalized cuff links ? on etsy they have wonderful ones !
Post # 4
@lila2012: Oh that is a cute idea! I really wanted to get my whole bridal party the same gift though, and I don’t think the girls would have a use for cufflinks 🙂 That is a good idea to keep in mind if I can’t find something that would work for all of them though! Thank you!
Post # 5
I’d love to hear any and every idea you might have!
Post # 6
I don’t know what kind of sceen your girls/guy are on to, but there are some AMAZING customized flasks on etsy, some really sweet girly ones and some awesome guys ones.
It kind of depends on what they are in to, some other thought I had for ours were:
customized gym bag/tote
Leather Journal with embossed initials
recipe card box with burned name
at home spa-set (you could totally make your own) It was a tote embroidered with thier name that had a bunch of great products in it. maybe you could change up the scents to a guy friendly one?
Personalized coffee mug and cozy with a bag of really good beans (or tea) and a card to thier favorite shop
Post # 7
What about moving away from jewlery and attire? A lot of things I have gotten as “bridal attendent gifts” haven’t matched my every day style and I’ve worn the jewlery type stuff once or twice at most. I would look at things like a personalized set of wine glasses and bottle of wine, a gift pack of lotions (you could easily do a male scented one and just wrap it the same as the ladies), set of beer mugs and some specialty brews it really depends on their interests. If its a pretty social group that entertains a lot, do a nice platter they can use to serve food on later on and load it with some cheese, crackers etc.
Post # 8
@globalmargaret: Customized flasks! That is right up our alley hehe. I’m going to check etsy now 😀 The personalized coffee mugs would be really cute too! Thank you 🙂
@nikkialys: Great ideas! I think the beer mugs might be a great idea for our group. or maybe the wine glasses? Man, I am making my friends sound like a bunch of alchies lol – they aren’t, just enjoy a drink 🙂
Post # 9
You could get them the Modern Cocktail sets (http://themoderncocktail.com/) they look so cute and fun!
a mini cocktail shaker (comes in a set of four, so you can give one to each bridal party member) – also really cute and fun! and maybe you can personalize it by DIYing in glitter or rhinestones their initials, your initials, w/e u want
And a martini glass (you can get them really cheap @ the Christmas Tree Shop or the Dollar store) and maybe DIY rhinestones on it (like little “diamonds” for a diamond ring, except this is gender neutral so your gay BFF wouldn’t be drinking from a handpainted martini glass with a white dress or diamond rings on it)
And maybe a mini bottle of champagne? They have some really cute ones out there
Post # 10
@Shlieka: Oh those are great ideas!!! I really like the martini one – and decorating myself could be fun and show that I care hehe 🙂