Post # 1
So I have 7 bridesmaids and have decided to get them each a black Tory Burch cosmetic bag. Inside it I am going to put a nice compact, I am thinking one of the Sephora Disney Princess ones — I loved the Cinderella but it sold out immediately so I may go with Jasmine who is next. Ideally I’d like to pick a piece of makeup for each individual person but I am not sure if budget will allow for that — my friends all wear relatively expensive makeup. So if I am not able to do that, I want to put a couple other small inexpensive things in there that may be good for use on the day of the wedding. For example, maybe blotting sheets, tissues, chapstick, etc. Any other suggestions for inexpensive things of that sort??
Sidenote: I know most people on the board (well on TheKnot at least) think everyone should get something different and be shopped for as if it is their birthday. However, I have already made the decision that I am not doing that so please no posts about that! I just would really love some suggestions about what I have already decided! Thanks 🙂
Post # 3
I’d put in some small non-wedding-related things; after all, this gift is a thankyou for their being in your wedding, and shouldn’t be focused on things they will use for the wedding. Small bottles of perfume, an inexpensive ring or bracelet, a nice pen, stuff like that. Chap-stick and tissues are nice touches but it’s a lot harder to get excited over a very practical gift; it’s like getting white tube socks for christmas. Spoil them a little bit. Maybe a $10-20 starbucks gift card, or a groupon for a mani/pedi would be a nice touch that doesn’t break the bank. Restaurant.com is a great place to get cheap restaurant gift certificates; they usually do a few sales each year with even better discounts, like pay $5 for a $25 certificate and there are a ton of choices in most cities.
Post # 4
Some of my little gifts are lip gloss, small bottle of wine, a cute wine topper, cute nail files, chocolates..
Post # 5
I agree — I think if I am giving them just chapstick that would be awful!! But I think it, with some other wedding day things, are okay as an add on. The cosmetic bag itself is about 60 dollars, that is really the big gift and I know they are all going to love it. The compact is about 25 so that with the bag is already 85 dollars. I am thinking that will be spoiling them!