When it comes to bridesmaids gifts (or even wedding favors for that matter) brides and grooms tend to choose items that have their own wedding date or initials engraved. I never fully understood this practice. I get that it is exciting to share your wedding date with all your friends and family. However, after the wedding is over who really needs a drink koozie with your wedding date?
With that in mind, I decided to put together a top ten list of bridesmaid worthy gifts for under $65. To all my couples out there, these are gifts that can and will be used for a long time after the wedding date; Gifts that the receiver will look at fondly and reminisce over the wonderful time they had at your wedding; Gifts sans the tacky wedding date or initials!
Bridesmaid Gift List
1. Gold Initial Bracelet
A dainty gold filled bracelet makes a sweet gift for your ladies for everyday wear. Pretty enough to pair with the bridesmaid’s attire and perfect for stacking with other bracelets long after the wedding day. Just make sure to put their initials, not yours! 😛
2. Silk Robes for Bridesmaids
A fun photo I see from real weddings all the time is the bride and her bridesmaids each wearing matching fabulous floral print silk robes while they get ready on the morning of the wedding day. Look cute in matching silk robes as the champagne cork pops, hair spraying begins, and your girlies get all dolled up!
3. Water Bottle
My advice to brides and bridesmaids: drink lots of water on the day of the wedding!
A water bottle from S’wells is both fashionable and super functional. Made from BPA free double-walled stainless steel, this water bottle will keep your cold beverages chilled for 24 hours, and hot water going for 12 hours.
With a vacuum seal that keeps carbonation and liquids fresh, and doesn’t leak or sweat either, which is doubly amazing and important for when you are all gussied up on the big day. Nobody wants big water splotches on their new dress before walking down the aisle.
The water bottle comes in a number of beautiful designs, so everyone can have their own unique water bottle, making this a smart and functional bridesmaid gift.
4. Spa Candle
Organizing a wedding can be stressful. Let your bridesmaids de-stress with a beautifully smelling spa candle from Voluspa. This lovely scalloped edge glass detailed votive candle is filled with highly fragrant wax and packaged in a colorful Japonica metallic pattern wrapped box for a perfect candle gift.
5. Minimergency Kit for Weddings
Maybe a little self serving as it will come in handy for the big day, but this cute bag is perfect long after the wedding day. Get 21 wedding day essentials, or keep it in the car and you have everyday essentials for on the go.
6. Nail Polish
Smaller gifts work too. What bridesmaid doesn’t love receiving a bright bottle of nail lacquer!?
Mix and match different red and pink colors from O.P.I
7. A printed Scarf
Summer or winter wedding, you can’t go wrong with giving your fashionista girls a beautiful scarf. Of course, make sure that your bridesmaids are scarf wearers, and then choose the perfect pattern.
8. Bridesmaids Clutches
How stunning are these vintage clutches? Each bridesmaid could have a unique pattern of her own while still coordinating with an overall color palette. Perfect for the day of as well as long after the wedding.
9. Unique Bridesmaid Thank You Mugs
Tea? Coffee? Two Sugars or one?
I’m a coffee drinker and always love a cool mug design. You cannot go wrong with this sweet Eye Lash or personalized girly mug.
10. Wedding Umbrella
Wedding day rain is a source of stress for many brides, but don’t forget it is also good luck! If you are getting married during rainy season or in a climate that has a high probability of rain, give your ladies a cute Totes Dotted Bubble Umbrella to use on your wedding day.
11. Hair Tie Bracelet
How many girl friends do you know that forever have their staple hair elastic around their wrist?
If you’re anything like me, you know the annoyance of carrying the unsightly black elastic hair tie. Here is a fantastic solution, and one your bridesmaids will be grabbing for once they hit the dance floor. Gift them the awesome and innovative cuff bracelet that doubles as a hair tie holder. In fact, you may even want to gift this present to yourself too!
Inspired to buy your bridesmaids something that they will love and use for many occasions to come?
When your best girl friends say yes to taking on the roll of a bridesmaids (especially Maid of Honor), they are putting a lot of time and effort to make sure your big day will be perfect. Make sure you take time to get them something meaningful and long lasting.
Need to find out what else you need to buy for your wedding day?
Check out our The Ultimate List of Things to Buy For Your Wedding post to find out!