1. Get them something you know they’ll like.
2. You do not have to get every girl the same thing but make sure all the gifts are on an even playing field.
What I mean by that is, don’t get one friend a $300 Gucci clutch and another cheap earrings and a picture frame.
3. Conversely, I would also stay away from getting the EXACT same thing for every bridesmaid. Everyone has different tastes and even though one of your friends is obsessed with the color of Big Bird, all the girls are not going to want a bright yellow scarf. End of story.
4. As the bride and your bridesmaids’ bestie, you should LOVE what you pick out for them too.
You should want to have it as your own. I still regret to this day not buying myself the gift that I got for my bridesmaids. And my sister-in-law says the same thing too. Remember that when it’s your turn.
5. Create a budget for how much you want to spend all together, and then divide it by how many bridesmaids
Not gonna lie,
I struggled with figuring out the perfect present for my girls too but having a budget helped me decide on a realistic gift that I could afford and was also bad ass. Another tip to think about is buying your gifts when they’re on sale!
See below for some of the best gifts a bridesmaid could ever ask for:
This is what I got my bridesmaids:
Deluxe Everygirl Tote
I bought each friend a similar style tote from LeSportsac that represented each of their individual looks. Some of my bridesmaids got fun, patterned versions, while others were given black patent leather or a more subdued color.
The nicest gift you could possibly give:
The Bridesmaid Dress
that YOU Picked Out!
So you pick out this wonderful dress for each of your bridesmaids to wear but there’s one problem: none of your friends will probably wear them again. They are a lot of money but they are perfect for your theme of your wedding. You just know your girls are going to look UH-MAZ but you feel bad asking them to purchase a dress to wear for one night. What to do? Pick up the expense yourself. It’s a win-win.
If you’re all about the monogramming:
Stella & Dot
Signature Initial Charm
Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m sooo not into monogramming, but I know many people are in the world. I wouldn’t exactly call this a monogrammed gift, but an initial charm necklace is the next best thing. It’s thoughtful, pretty, and personalized. And if you want to go a step further, and have the budget,
Stella & Dot offers over 15 charms
that you could add to the necklaces too for a mix and match look
(see the above picture).
In addition, your bridesmaids can add to it even after the wedding. It’s the gift that keeps on giving :)
This is what I got from my
Marc by Marc Jacobs
‘Pretty Nylon’ Cosmetics Case
This is a perfect gift because it’s not only cute, but it’s also practical and girly. You really can’t go wrong
with this one. Everyone will
be thankful and excited. And it comes in many different colors too!
For those of you who want to
pamper your friends:
This is one of my favorite ideas because who doesn’t love having a spa day?! SpaFinder Gift Cards can be redeemed at over 20,000 Spas, Yoga, Pilates, & Fitness Studios Worldwide. Plus, it never expires which makes it even better! Your bridesmaid can pick out the perfect spa that they want to use it at and also decide what service to get- from manicures and pedicures to Swedish massages and body wraps. The Essie “Wedding Collection” is a great addition to this gift, as it‘s fitting for the occasion and pretty as can be!
In the end, your bridesmaid will LOVE anything that you get her!
And if she doesn’t, she will pretend the opposite. This day is about you and your ‘maids
are just happy to be sharing in the moment by your side :)
For all you married ladies out there, what did you get for your bridesmaids??