I think that you could definitely do a twist on the bridesmaid basket idea. Goth, scene, frugal, w/e you could make custom make-up kits for them. Here are some ideas (I think you’ll like the ones from Urban Decay):
Bare Minerals Custom Eye Case: $39
Example: For your gothic Bridesmaid or Best Man, you could do something like The Flashback (Ready Duo), Black Pearl (under Plum eyecolor), and 5pm (Round the clock waterproof eyeliner). For your scene Bridesmaid or Best Man, The Vision (Ready Duo), Luster or Electric (High Shine eyecolor), and Black Emerald (liner shadow). For your frugal Bridesmaid or Best Man, The Top Shelf (Ready Duo), Fun (Peach Eyecolor), and 9PM (Round the clock waterproof eyeliner); or The 15 Minutes (Ready Duo), Cultured Pearl or Demure (Pink Eyecolor), and Black Ruby or Fling (liner shadow).
And you’ll get free shipping! =)
Urban Decay Built Your Own Palettes $18 (Comes with one base color, I think you can pop in eyeshadow pans from other brands, eyeslipsface has some for $1, stila has some nice colors on sale for $8, you can shop around the web and find more prices):
And you could also buy some of these nail sets @ $14/$15 (14 and 15 piece sets) and divide the colors between your BMs:
You could get two of these eyeshadow sets ($24 each) and split the eyeshadows between the 3 Bridesmaid or Best Man (You get to choose the colors and the color of the bag which is pretty and you wouldn’t have to worry about packaging). Purchase a separate petite eyeshadow, so each Bridesmaid or Best Man gets 3 petite eyeshadow color ($5 for 1) and an extra luscious baby kabuki brush so each Bridesmaid or Best Man gets 1 ($12.95):
Plus one of these lip butter sets (3 lip butters so 1 for each Bridesmaid or Best Man, $19.95) and you can buy 2 more of the luscious retractable lip brushes ($8.95 each) or you could just keep it ;):
Total cost of sets from this website: ($24×2) + $5 + $12.95 + $19.95= $85.90 + ($8.95×2 lip brushes optional) = $103.80/3 = $34.60 per Bridesmaid or Best Man gift not including tax.
Here are some readymade sets:
Stila made some sets, this is one as an example but they have a lot more in their phased out favorites for just $8
Too Faced has some really nice palettes for $36
You can buy the three below at this link:http://www.studiodirectcosmetics.com/cosmetics/eyeshadow.htm
Hope this helped!