(Closed) How much to spend on Bridesmaids gifts? What did you get?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
4890 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I spent about $100 on each – and I only had 2 (MOH and BM).

I bought them a similiar big thing, and then the same little things. I did buy them jewelry to wear that day, but could easily be worn other days.

My Maid/Matron of Honor (sis) got some Better Life Bags nesting pouches. And then I gave my Bridesmaid or Best Man (SIL) a Coach wristlet. Together they got the jewelry, an insulated cup with their first name initial on it, some msall bottles of liquor, lip balm and few other small items.

Post # 4
48 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

I have 5 in my bridal party! So im curious about the same question. I have a Matron and Maid of honor and then three bridesmaids. I already got them matching jewlery for the day of the wedding with a monogrammed mason jar cup that they recieved with their letters asking them to be in my wedding party, but Im looking for ideas as what to get them for the wedding day or at the bridal breakfast we are having.

Post # 5
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Personally by the time wedding party gifts were even a subject that came up for us our wedding budget had already doubled. Spend what you can afford! We couldn’t do anything too lavish.


I make jewelry and my BMs are all very excited to be getting jewelry I’ve made for them! They are getting sets of raw amethyst necklaces and rose cut amethyst earrings. The cost ended up being about $16 per set (x8)


Post # 6
311 posts
Helper bee

We paid for dresses, shawls, makeup & hair and rain boots for the Bridesmaid or Best Man, so we didn’t get them a seperate gift.  They all repeatedly insisted we not get them anything additional, and I listened to them ๐Ÿ˜‰  All in all we probably spent about $450-550 per Bridesmaid or Best Man, and I had 5. 

Post # 7
1597 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had 4 BMs and spent about $60-$80 each. They each got their wedding day jewelry (necklace and bracelet), a small canvas monogrammed bag, and a bottle of their favorite wine.

Post # 8
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

You have to spend WHATS affordable to you. 

I spent about $150-200 on each not including their makeup. 

Post # 9
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I had bracelets and jewlry made for them (double as use for the wedding) – $40

Nail Polish – $8

Water bottles made with their names on them – $20 

Paying for their hair – $40 

Starbucks gift card – $10 

Probably buy each of them a bottle of wine too . So about 120 x 5 . 

Post # 10
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

I bought my girls personalized plastic tumblers with straws (for using at the bachelorette party and day of getting ready) and Bridesmaid or Best Man tank tops which I gave them as gifts after they accepted as bridesmaids.  Cost me about $30 each (i have 4 BM).  I’m spending probably $30 on jewelry on each of them as the rehearsal party gift that they will wear for the wedding but also later on (doesn’t look too “wedding”).  About $60 total per girl.  That is all I can afford.

My Future Mother-In-Law generously offered to pay for their hair and makeup for the wedding, but that’s not a gift from me and my bridesmaids know that.

Post # 11
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

i had 6 bridesmaids. I spent about $80 on each gift (kate spade purse and a sephora gift card.  I also bout them their jewellery for the day of for $40 each and I paid for their makeup for $80 each.

Post # 12
9050 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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mrsreardon2bee:  I spent between $100 and $150 per gift and I bought them each a personal to them gift (as opposed to something for my wedding which In My Humble Opinion isn’t a gift for your bm’s but a gift for your wedding). We also paid for attire, accessories and hair and make up as that is customary here.

Post # 13
690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Necklace and earrings: $22

Clutch: $15

Cosmetic bag filled with goodies:$10

Beach bag: $3

Hair and makeup:$50

Each bridesmaid,  about $100.

Post # 14
2257 posts
Buzzing bee

Currently I am sitting on custom jewelry for the wedding. A nice earring/necklace set in aqua. Aside from that, I’ve got little zip cosmetic bags with matching pens. I think I’m going to find out what perfume they like and get them a roller tube of it. Someone I know gave us perfume roller tubes and I hated the fragrance. Gave it to someone else.

I bought their shoes that I want dyed aqua (if it’s something custom, I think I should be the one to foot the bill).

I may also buy them floral robes for getting ready and a tote bag. No monogram though.

Post # 15
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016

I have 4 girls, and so far all I’ve bought them are make-up bags. Here are a few other things I’m considering getting them:

*Tote bags

*Glass water bottle

*Disney pin

I’ll also be getting them glass ornaments/miniature suncatchers to carry as their bouquets and possibly each a small necklace. Our budget is pretty stretched as it is so I can’t really go crazy, but I like to thing the bags and water bottle are useful and cute at the same time.

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