Personalized gifts

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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1102 posts
Bumble bee

Ugh, PLEASE don’t do a “bridesmaids” theme. No one wants that crap after your wedding is over.  

 

Etsy is a great place for personalized items at various prices.  Monogramming is a nice touch or even just picking the same item in each girl’s favorite color.  Most girls would rather have 1-2 nicer gifts that they’ll use and treasure than a bunch of “stuff” so don’t feel the pressure to do pjs AND a bag AND a cosmetics bag AND a wine glass AND…. 

Post # 3
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4240 posts
Honey bee

I would never use anything that said “bridesmaid” again.

I second the recommendation for Etsy- I’d rather have one nicer thing with my name or initials than a bunch of cheap stuff that said ‘bridesmaid’- just my two cents.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As above. Personalized gifts to me are ones chosen for the individual. 

Show me a grown adult woman who doesn’t have a makeup bag, mirror and slippers. No one wants or needs a wine gass that doesn’t match their other wine glasses. 

Save your money and buy each person one meaningful gift based on their taste/interests. You don’t have to buy them all the same thing. Remember the guideline- if it’s for your pics, it’s not a gift.

Post # 5
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5082 posts
Bee Keeper

Etsy is great for stuff like that.

But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE save your money.  Or just donate the money directly to Goodwill and save the middle man.

I have thrown out literally every “bridesmaid” theme gift I have ever received.  Goodwill stores have boxes of this stuff. 

Shop like it’s their birthday – get them something they uniquely will like.  Your money will be a lot better spent.  These people will only be bridesmaids for one day out of one year.  They will be your friends the other 364 days of the year and hopefully for years to come.  Shop for your friend, not your bridesmaid.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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cm2018 :  Those are props for your pictures. Go for it if it means that much to you and you’ve got the budget for it, but if you want to give your friends a gift to thank them for being there during this special time for you, give them something that will be meaningful to them.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

Personalized mall has a lot of personalized things 

Post # 8
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31 posts
Newbee

I would also stay away from “bridesmaids” branded items. I got the girls matching totes, getting ready shirts, a necklace, bath bombs, and then individual gifts. I thought as if I was buying them a birthday gift when getting the individual gifts. If you want to get anything monogrammed you can buy scratch ons from Etsy for cheap!! That’s what I did for everyone’s hangers. Or iron on ones for clothing

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Etsy is great for personalization, and you support someone’s small business.  Win win!  I will echo was PPs said though – please don’t do “bridesmaid” or sometihng like that.  They will never, ever use them again.  If you use initials or their name, they can still use it again and it won’t be a waste of your money.

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