Post # 1
I purchased each bridesmaid a chevron makeup bag in their favorite color. I was wanting to put some things in it, I have bought Essie nail polish and made thank you cards. What else can I include?
When I asked them to be my bridesmaids I made a box and put lotion, lip gloss, and wine in it. I’m trying not to use the same stuff.
Post # 2
thisheartonfire: Commenting because I need ideas too but do you mind sharing your budget?
Post # 3
thisheartonfire: how about some Starbucks gift card or gift certificate from a nail salon.
Post # 4
I don’t know what your budget is, but Dogeared necklaces are really cute (http://www.dogeared.com/necklaces, they sell them at Nordstrom too) – they have so many different kinds you could pick the ones that suit your BMs best, and they’re delicate and really pretty. Great for layering with longer necklaces.
Custom or funny travel/luggage tags might be fun too – they have some great options on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/listing/113943120/gorgeous-leather-funny-luggage-tag-no?ref=related-0).
Custom key chains…also some great ones on Etsy (https://www.etsy.com/listing/163961503/friendship-keychain-a-true-friend-is?ref=sr_gallery_31&ga_search_query=stamped+keychain+friends&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery …there are SO many styles/vendors to choose from)
Post # 5
I’ve gotten mine a cute duffel bag, fuzzy slippers, waffle robes, singlet and shorts jarmies, tea glass, initial pouches, name hangers, and heel stoppers. It sounds like I spent a lot but I got it all on sale! I spent (in order) 10+5+15+15+12+3.33+15+10 = $85 per bridesmaid 🙂
Post # 6
thisheartonfire: I’ve bought mine gifts individual to them as they’re all pretty different. So, I bought one Nike trainers and a joke Lego bride and groom; another a 9ct yellow gold pearl and diamond necklace and pearl stud earrings; another kiwi green opal stud earrings and a gold ring; another a 2mm gold ring; and my junior Bridesmaid or Best Man a silver, pearl and CZ necklace and white gold and CZ studs. I might also get 3 of them and myself matching gold-filled knot friendship rings from etsy, and am toying with the idea of getting funky champagne flutes too (though I don’t count those as a gift as they’re for the getting ready shots).
Post # 7
Some cute brooches could be nice in the same color as Your bouquet or shoes, dress. It could be timeless gift.
Post # 8
Really cute ideas! Following this thread.
Post # 9
jehn11: $50-$60 per person.
Chaedra: Great idea! I had also though about a Groupon for something they would like in their city. None of my girls are from the same area.
nolagirl0909: I absolutely LOVE those necklaces. Thank you 🙂
barbie86: I also thought about doing something unique to each of my girls. I just didn’t know if it would be cheesy or taken as I was being rude.
Post # 10
subscription to their favourite magazine? books if they like to read, pj’s, fuzzy socks (my favourite), gift certificate to their favourite clothing store, makeup from saphora?
Post # 11
I plan on spending over $100 or so on my two gals in my wedding party, my sister (MOH) and my Future Sister-In-Law (BM).
Right now I’m thinking either a clutch from Better Life Bags or a wristlet from either Coach or Kate Spade. Inside that would be a necklace and earrings, and then a few odds and ends.
Those Dogeared necklaces are adorable! 🙂 That may be on my list!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida
I’m thinking about doing a Coach cosmetic bag with a Sephora Gift card, nail polish, earrings and trying to find other small stuff to put in it. I may do Personalized tervis glasses (we all love them!!) Oh i hvae a friend who is making me Hangers for the girls she has a circut and will do the names for me.
Post # 13
thisheartonfire: Why would individual gifts me considered cheesy or rude? I do not get that lol. I mean, would you get them identical gifts for their birthdays? I know I wouldn’t, because they like very different things. So I didn’t treat their bridesmaid gifts any differently. I tend to think it’s way more cheesy to buy matching gifts Tbh; the only matching ‘gifts’ I’ll be giving are those I consider to be ‘props’.