(Closed) What gift would you prefer as a bridesmaid?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What gift would you prefer as a bridesmaid?

    Personalized name hanger

    Personalized robe or zip up hoodie

    Personalized T shirt (With the name and how many years we have known each other)

    Something other, like bath salts or lotion

    All of the above!

    Something totally different, see comments

  • Post # 3
    4044 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think it has to be personalized. I would like a robe with an intial maybe, but not my full name. I also would not wear a tshirt with my name on it.

    Post # 4
    9831 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I agree with PPs, I wouldn’t wear a tshirt with my name on it. I like the hanger idea, and I would maybe wear a robe with my name on it, I would definitely prefer something different though. Not bath salts/lotion, as I always get them, but maybe something like a dvd or book, and some nice perfume.

    Post # 5
    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’d like to get a gift I’d like for any other occasion- not a gift replicated but “personalized” five (or however many bridesmaids you have) times over. I’m not sure what it is about being a bridesmaid that seems to make people think that they need to get a gift that can be replicated for X number of people, but just get your bridesmaids gifts they’d like normally. Just get a normal gift. 

    I’ve been in four weddings. Three of the brides got the same gifts for all of the bridesmaids. The fourth got us each something entirely different. Guess which gift I actually use…

    Post # 6
    9084 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Why do things have to be personalized? As far as I know I’m not going to forget who I am.

    Post # 7
    1346 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I got my BM’s a few things,maybe they could give you some ideas?

    • Necklace & earrings for the day (all have worn since then)
    • Black clutch
    • Wedding day survival kit (bobby pins; bandaids; panadol; safety pins; mints & blister pads)
    • Flats to change into later on.

    Post # 8
    2654 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @lisha_1988:  That’s a lovely gift. Something practical to use on the day and something for later. Personally like some of the other pps I don’t get the personalised thing. I wouldn’t use the hanger or tshirt and the robe is ok but not anexciting gift! In the past I’ve  gotten gifts of perfume and a charm bracelet. Both, I’ve used. 

    Post # 9
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’m a fan of the personalized bath robes. I think they’re cute, and I’d continue to wear them. I think monogrammed initials would be nice.

    Post # 11
    259 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Diamond candles are so awesome!  I gave them as Christmas gifts to my girl cousins and sister and they all went nuts over them.  I love them too, they’re so fun to burn and wait to see what  ring you pull out.  

    For my bridesmaids I am buying their earrings and shoes for the wedding and I also scored a great deal on a Coach bag for each one when Coach Factory was having their online clearance sale.  I’m also going to get them some things to stick on the bottom of their wedding shoes to add traction since the soles are leather and rather slick.

    Post # 12
    1 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Hi RiverBride,


    I see where you were going with the t- shirt idea. I recently got maried and we gave the entire bridal party t-shirts with our “logo” ( off our invites) on the front and then Bridal party on the back. They loved them, and we don’t actually expect them to wear them, it’s more a novelty that there are only 8 made and to symbolise how important they are as a part of the day.

    Whilst I appreciate the sincerity of how long you have known each it has the slight possibility of making the ones you have known the shortest  feel less important.

    The necklaces sound great though, and are really practical.



    Post # 14
    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you are going the personal route, leave off anything wedding related, because it would never be worn again.

    Pesonally, I would prefer something else, but you know your girls better than we do!

    Post # 15
    3569 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have always strongly dislike the personalized stuff I got at weddings. I think most of the time people don’t go around with their name all over their clothing, but maybe your girls will like it. I think a nice robe without the names is fine and appeals to more people.

    Post # 16
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I am making my girls hangers, buying them robes and my grandmother knit them all slippers that are REALLY cute.

    I am also planning on getting them some dainty earrings/necklace/bracelet… .I think I’m going to go the ‘thanks for helping us tie the knot’ route.

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