Thank the wonderful ladies who stood by your side all throughout the planning of your wedding with a meaningful bridesmaid gift.
Being part of the “Bride Tribe” means lending a helping hand, pitching in for the bridal shower, organising a bachelorette party, running errands and making time to attend dress fittings. So, although gifting isn’t mandatory or tradition, bridesmaid presents are a thoughtful way to express gratitude.
As with any gift, it’s the thought behind it that counts most and the best ones show this. From personalising the keepsakes to finding something that fits their interests, simply choosing gifts in their style will show your bridesmaids how much they mean to you.
But, as a busy bride-to-be, with a million things to check off your to-do list, finding the time to shop around for three to seven women (or more) can be a challenge.
To get you started, here’s a list of of gift ideas your bridesmaids will love:
Weddings can be expensive, so finding the budget to spoil your bridesmaids may be difficult. Rather than splurging on something expensive, create a gift basket or box filled with smaller, less costly knick-knacks. Chocolates, comfy slippers or fuzzy socks, mini bottles of their favourite liquor, facemasks, bath bombs, gift vouchers, nail polish - the options are endless. They’ll be touched that you hand-picked each item to suit their individual tastes and personalities.
What bride doesn’t dream of getting the perfect getting-ready-with-your-girls-whilst-sipping-bubbly shot on their wedding day? Elegant matching robes make everyone feel included and make for beautiful photographs too. Personalise them by adding their names in embroidery on the back, they’ll be able to wear them long after your wedding day has passed and could possibly be brought along for the next girls trip.
Get the girls together for a pamper session just before your wedding. Whether you’re lounging poolside, sipping on mimosas at your favourite spa, or watching chick flicks in pyjamas, waiting for your homemade avocado masks to dry, a day of relaxation is the ultimate treat.
If you have amazing craft skills, be it knitting, jewellery making or baking, put them to use by creating your very own bridesmaid gifts. However, not everyone is handy with a glue gun, so a handwritten letter, or framed photograph of a favourite memory, is a touching way to say “thank you”.
Personalised champagne flutes
Say “cheers” to your besties by gifting them a champagne flute with their name and the date of your wedding. Although wedding-related, it’s something they can use even after your the day has passed, and by adding sentimental touches here and there, your bridesmaids will feel extra special.
Comfy and cosy pajamas never go out of style. From onesies, to oversized sleep shirts or silky nighties, pick styles that suit the tastes of each bridesmaid. Alternatively, go for matching sets for Team Bride to wear whilst getting their hair and makeup done.
Sometimes it’s the little details that stand out the most. Hang your bridesmaid dresses on personalised hangers, tied with ribbon with a note or flower attached, the gesture won’t go unnoticed.