(Closed) ideas for "offbeat" bridesmaids gifts?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@THEONLYSTAR4HIM13:  I saw another bride got her bridesmaids yoga pants and a tank top.  However you could customize that to like sweat pants, scarf, etc.  Umm and mayb include a tiny bottle of liquor, or sparkling (for the 18 yr old).  The always go to is to make a bridesmaid emergency kit =D They look fun to put together.

 

Hope that helps some

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Is there a local music store they love? Instead of concert tickets, the chance to get some free vinyl or CDs is great. A local coffee shop or bookstore they love? Same idea. It could even be put in a little “gift basket” with the small bottles of liquor, etc. that the PP mentioned.

You could even do something like a post-wedding massage or facial – something relaxing but not too “girly girl.”

Post # 5
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1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I like the concert idea but only if they are def going to be able to get off work. Comedy clubs are awesome too. I too have a wide range of ages and personalities and had 7 girls to do. So I went with the bridesmaids survival kit that I put together myself all with $1 store items. And then I made a really cute tag to go with it from a pinterest inspired poem (I altered it to match the items I had purchased). You can’t go wrong with that. Surf around on davidsbridal.com, personalizationmall.com and etsy and see if anything jumps out at you for each girl. I was able to find personalized bags at davids for like $13 each. I wanted their jewelry to match so I bought that too but that’s just cause I wanted to:I also made vases for their bouquets (while at the reception) and made them personalized with their initial. Those were $1 store vases too and were like $16 to make total for all 8 (I made myself one too). There’s so many cute ideas on pinterest if you want to DIY stuff. I saw another girl make her bridesmaids cute hangers. THat’s a way cute idea.  Good Luck

Here’s my bridesmaids stuff pics in care you get any ideas:)

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

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):

http://www.urbandecay.com/Build-Your-Own-Palette-Melt-by-Urban-Decay/350,default,pd.html?start=13&cgid=12_1

http://www.urbandecay.com/Build-Your-Own-Palette-Moonflower-by-Urban-Decay/362,default,pd.html?start=9&cgid=12_1

http://www.urbandecay.com/Build-Your-Own-Palette-Rock-by-Urban-Decay/349,default,pd.html?start=12&cgid=12_1

And you could also buy some of these nail sets @ $14/$15 (14 and 15 piece sets) and divide the colors between your BMs:

http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/gifts/holiday-silver-box-sets/holiday_15-piece_nail_polish_set

http://www.eyeslipsface.com/elf/gifts/holiday-silver-box-sets/holiday_14-piece_nail_cube

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):

http://www.signatureminerals.com/gift-sets-petite4.html

http://www.signatureminerals.com/shop/prod_119.html

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 ;):

http://www.signatureminerals.com/gift-sets-lipbutter.html

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:

http://www.urbandecay.com/Feminine-Dangerous-Fun-Palettes-by-Urban-Decay/352,default,pd.html?start=8&cgid=12_1

Stila made some sets, this is one as an example but they have a lot more in their phased out favorites for just $8

http://www.stilacosmetics.com/product/rockin-in-rio.do?sortby=ourPicks

Too Faced has some really nice palettes for $36

http://www.dillards.com/product/Too-Faced-Boudoir-Eyes-Collection_301_-1_301_503703410?cm_mmc=GooglePLAs-_-Too-Faced-_-Cosmetics-_-Too-Faced-Boudoir-Eyes-Collection

http://www.dillards.com/product/Too-Faced-Natural-Eye-Kit_301_-1_301_502485519?df=03379426_zi

http://www.dillards.com/product/Too-Faced-Naked-Eye-Kit_301_-1_301_502496871?df=03379433_zi

http://www.dillards.com/product/Too-Faced-Smoky-Eye-Shadow-Collection_301_-1_301_502777414?rr=true

http://www.dillards.com/product/Too-Faced-Matte-Eye-Collection_301_-1_301_503020945?df=03728112_zi

http://www.dillards.com/product/Too-Faced-Natural-at-Night-Sexy-Sultry-Neutral-Eye-Shadow-Collection_301_-1_301_503021022?df=03728173_zi

You can buy the three below at this link:http://www.studiodirectcosmetics.com/cosmetics/eyeshadow.htm

http://www.studiodirectcosmetics.com/cosmetics/eyeshadow-trios.htm

http://www.studiodirectcosmetics.com/cosmetics/powdereyeshadows.htm

http://www.studiodirectcosmetics.com/cosmetics/eyeshadow-quads.htm

 

Hope this helped!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mjwyatt84:  could you possibly send me an inbox message with a list of what you got your girls please?

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