Your bridesmaids are an essential part of not only your wedding day, but every step of the wedding-planning process. They’ll watch you try on wedding dress after wedding dress, pitch in for the bridal shower, and DIY lots of decorations, not to mention be by your side on the big day. Recognize and thank them for their time and energy (and money!) with thoughtful tokens of your gratitude.
To help get you inspired, we created this list of unique bridesmaid gift ideas your attendants will love.
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For the bridesmaid “proposal”:
Now it’s your turn to propose. Show your besties how much they mean to you by asking “Will you be my bridesmaid?” in a fun and memorable way. Personalize the gift even further by adding customizable tags and stickers to pop the question.
Bottle of wine/champagne and glasses
Jewelry personalized with their initials, birthstone, or favorite color
Candle in their favorite fragrance
Knot-shaped earrings or necklace
For the bachelorette party:
The bachelorette party might be all about the bride, but don’t forget to celebrate your squad too. These bachelorette party gift ideas are fun for the whole group and perfect for pre-wedding prep.
Group spa day
At-home mani-pedi kit
Personalized hoodies or sweatpants
Travel makeup kit
For the wedding day:
The big day has arrived, so let your wedding VIPs know you’re grateful to have them by your side. These gifts are sure to come in handy on the wedding day but will also be useful and appreciated post-wedding, too.
Instant Polaroid-style camera
Personalized flask or water bottle
Ballet flats (to change into at the reception)
Wedding-day heels or sandals
More bridesmaid gift ideas:
Bonus: We’ve come up with even more creative gift ideas based on your attendants’ personalities, hobbies, and interests.
Gifts for everyone:
Tickets to a movie, play, or concert
Monogrammed bath towels
Candle, bath salts, and face mask
Flower bouquet subscription
For the foodie
French press or Chemex coffee maker, mug, and locally roasted coffee beans
Teapot, mug, and loose-leaf tea
Set of spices or sauces
For the bookworm
Kindle or e-Reader
Box set of classic novels
Collection of poetry
Special edition of their favorite book
For the jetsetter
Monogrammed weekender bag
Phone case and portable phone charger
Personalized camera bag
Personalized clutch or makeup bag
Hand-knit scarf or blanket
Personalized trinket/ring dishes
Homemade treats and snacks
Homemade jam or infused honey