Post # 1
I would love some input. I am trying to plan out my gifts for my bridesmaids – I am on a super tight budget, but would like to spoil them as much as possible.
I really like what I’ve come up with so far, but I’d like some input in case this is super lame and cheap, lol.
Here’s what I’m thinking so far:
* This robe (http://www.amazon.com/Nautica-Sleepwear-Womens-Knit-Ruffle/dp/B007AAZ6B6) in pink, to match my wedding colors. I have a “Mad Men” vibe to my wedding and I feel like this robe is sorta vintagey looking. So I feel like it incorporates my wedding without saying BRIDESMAID!!! – lol. I figure they can wear them as we get ready and it would make for some cute pics.
I was also thinking I’ll get them all little makeup bags (possibly vera bradley) and I can put a compact, nailpolish, etc. in there.
I also got them all custom hangers with their names spelled out, similar to this:
do you like?? I’m really liking but I wanted to see.. I figure each girl could get a different vera print to match her colors preferences perhaps?
Post # 3
I think that’s great! You may also consider looking on Etsy for make-up bags. They’ll be a bit cheaper and you could monogram them! Personally, I have a specific Vera pattern I like and would want them to be matchy-matchy. If you do Vera, you may want to ask that question.
Post # 4
thanks! anyone else have an opinions?
Post # 5
Personally I would graciously accept them then either throw them away, give them away or they would be shoved to the back of the spare room cupboard. I don’t wear robes or make up!
I think if these are things that you know for sure your girls are into then that is great gift but if you can not say yes to that then I would probably buy something else. Even though you think it is a great gift doesn’t automatically mean they will. You knwo your friends the best- what do you think they would really love?
Post # 6
I do like that robe. Really pretty!
I think the Vera bags are a cute idea. Perhaps you could monogram them with their initials? And definitely get them colors they love. Would the bottle of nail polish be the one you’d want them to use for the wedding? If so, that’s a great idea. I probably wouldn’t get makeup, unless you know exactly what kind they each use.
Instead of the makeup bags/compact, what about a a really lovely piece of jewelry (like a pearl bracelet – something classic that can be worn over and over) that they could wear for the wedding? You probably could get a freshwater pearl bracelet for around 60. Or you could look on etsy for a custom piece which might be even less.