(Closed) spin-off: what would you like for a bridesmaids gift?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I know everyone says it is rude to gift hair and makeup, but that to me would be a great gift. I’d much rather get my hair done than nick nacks!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Some sort of makeup set from sephora. Like this tarte lip gloss set or the frangrence sampler from sephora

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@seabunny:  not one of my friends would turn down jewelery! I’m getting my girls Chan Luu wrap bracelets.

Mani/pedi and even a facial are all great, thoughtful ideas 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My favorite gift was when my friend paid for all of our hair.  It seriously made me happy that I didn’t have to shell out that money.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I was in a wedding where all of the bridesmaids were in different colored dresses and for our gift, we each received the same necklace, but each was in the color of our dress. I thought it was really neat.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

-Paying for my Bridesmaid or Best Man dress/shoes

-A heartfelt note and/or favorite picture of the two of us framed

-Massage or mani/pedi gift certificate

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I like jewelry, but the gifts I have gotten from brides are never my taste.  Oh well.  I’d prefer mani/pedi or alcohol. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I also love when my hair and makeup are paid for! I think something nice from sephora, which was mentioned above, would be lovely, too!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

In 3 weddings I have been a bridesmaid in, I have received jewelry. The jewelry for one of those wasn’t really my cup of tea, so I gave it away after the wedding, but I loved the jewelry for the others! I received a cute monogrammed tote bag for another wedding I was in, and I really like that. 

For my Bridesmaid or Best Man, I ordered these cute monogrammed toiletry bags (nice big ones that will hold shampoo, etc) and matching makeup bags online, and the girls seemed to really like them. I have seen them use the bags on several occasions. Check out monogramchick.com, they have lots of fun ideas. 

Paying for manis/hair etc is also a nice gift that I would appreciate, although I didn’t make anyone get all that done for my wedding. Oh, and wine is always nice 😉 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Actually, at the last wedding I was in, we got cute little wristlets with emergency kits in them. I used twothings in it the day of, and the rest of it has gone in my purse!! I loved it. (I also got Patron, i do love me some tequila!!) I wouldnt mind a silky robe, honestly… Either that or pampering!!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

The best gift I ever received was this cosmetic bag from pottery barn. It was monogramed with our initals in the bride’s wedding colors. She filled it with some goodies (lotions, make up, etc). I use it every time I travel and I know for a fact that 4 of the other bridesmaids use it as well. You can wash it and it is the perfect size to pack what you need without taking up too much room in the suitcase. 

 

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/terry-cosmetic-bag/?pkey=e%7Ctravel%2Bbag%7C26%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C23&group=1&sku=4866349&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sunnyday278:  I like that idea! What was included in the emergency kit?

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I got a really unique (dainty, not “statement”) necklace from one bride, and even though I don’t wear it that often, I loved wearing it in the wedding, and it’s special to me. I know I’ll keep it forever. The charm on it is a heart with my name stamped in it.

There are a lot of jewelry vendors on etsy who will monogram rings/bangles etc. :}

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i would love:

1. evening clutch with small things inside like hand lotion, mirror, lipgloss/lipbalm,tissues, etc.

2. bridesmaid dress, mani/pedi and hair/makeup..

i am considering doing #1 for my Bridesmaid or Best Man.. i already paid their dresses 🙂

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