I know you want to buy a thoughtful gift for your bride tribe, so I’m here to help! One trend I’ve noticed while publishing many real weddings over the years is that gift (and favor) items come engraved with the bride and groom’s wedding date or initials. Personally, I don’t 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?
JMHO, but the reality is that many of those custom gifts ultimately find their way to a garage sale some day. Then, some random guy comes along one early Saturday morning and says, “Hmmm, Jen & Matt’s wedding mug, nice! I’ll buy that for $0.25 please.” Do you really want your wedding date and names on a mug that now sits in a kitchen cupboard of some random stranger’s house?
I didn’t think so.
With that in mind, I’ve put together a list of the best bridesmaid gifts this year they’ll actually like and use!
Now, I did not fill this article with items I would like. I searched online forums for “Best and worst bridesmaids gift ever received”, and whatever came up often as the best gift received made it into my list below. If you are curious, the “worst” gifts mentioned were: nothing, cheap clearance items from dollar shops or supermarkets, alcohol, underwear. Basically, anything that comes off as an impersonal after thought will do!
Your bride tribe girls are devoting their time, money, and effort to be with you at your wedding. The least you can do is find a decent gift. Whether you want to spend a few dollars or a few hundred dollars, this article will help you with some great gift ideas.
To all my wedding couples out there: these are bridal party gift options that can be used for a long time after the wedding date. These are the type of gifts that the receiver will fondly reminisce over the wonderful time they had at your wedding. Most importantly, the gift ideas below are free of tacky wedding date or initials!
For Wedding Day
- Beautifully delicate – looks cute alone or could anchor other pieces
- Timeless style
- Price-point is great after lots of wedding expenses!
- Lovely birthstone detail
- Available in finishes other than silver to suit her preference and style
- Cool that you can order it for any finger – especially if she has a funkier style and will rock a thumb or forefinger ring.
- So many options for detailing, finishes, and tones.
- Available in an array of sizes for smaller/larger wrists.
- Can give a bracelet with a special charm already on it.
- Functional – these can get lots of use outside of the wedding day
- Sweet gift with a nod to their supporting role throughout your special day
- Very helpful for the wedding day itself to keep all vital things handy!
- A thoughtful gift to be cherished long after the wedding
- The material is excellent for skin ensuring that skin breathes to prevent breakouts
- Who doesn’t love an excellent set of silk pajamas as a gift?!
- Very high-quality gifts and products to go with the robe
- Stunning presentation on the exterior and interior of the gift box
- An array of gifts that are functional, especially throughout and after the big day
- Helpful items that are always useful for big events
- All items can definitely be re-purposed if not used throughout the wedding
- Cute and funny but actually filled with functional and essential items
- An interesting and fun gift – functional yet pretty
- Lace is intricate and detailed
- The personalized note makes it a special wedding token
- Gift box allows matching presents but the presents inside can be different and personalized
- Presentation on the boxes is beautiful and adds a delightful sense of formality to the occasion
- The filling paper provides an air of luxury
Carrie Bradshaw knew what was up in the early 2000s with her iconic ‘Carrie’ necklace – and friendships just like SATC, never go out of style! What sweeter way to show your gratitude to your bridal party than this adorable and delicate, dangling letters necklace! The piece is budget-friendly and comes in a variety of chain lengths and finishes, to fit any style perfectly! The necklace is dainty and would look great styled alone or layered with another chain or two for a funkier vibe.
This statement, initialed birthstone ring, is the perfect bridal party gift. The ring can be sized for any finger and provides you the ability to individualize it for each of your bridesmaids’ birthdays and initials. The piece is beautifully handcrafted and the pricing is accessible enough for it to be a part of a larger gift bag. Your girlies will love the extra level of detail in this cute ring and what a wonderful memento of your perfect day!
The best thing about a charm bracelet is the ability to tell a story. Your bridal party is loyally at your side as you begin to write your new chapter, what more symbolic gift than a bracelet that memorializes your dedication to their own narrative? As time goes on, you can mark all of the special days with your group with carefully chosen charms – every bachelorette, birthday, or baby! The beautifully made Pandora bracelets are available in a wide array of styles, tones, and price points. There is something for everyone’s special style!
They are by your side for all of your serious life landmarks and now they are here for your special day! Good bridesmaids are expected to have everything the bride could possibly need on hand: Kleenex, check; mints, check; make-up touch-ups, check! For a sweet and fitting gift, give them these functional and adorable purses to show that you appreciate their support on your biggest day.
The thing I love about weddings is the little things – there are so many exciting and dramatic moments: cake-cutting, the first dance, and a teary walk down the aisle. However, sometimes, it’s the small things that really make memories special: sitting around lounging in PJs with your besties for a cup of coffee before the madness starts on the wedding day or waiting on a breakfast delivery and gossiping. These beautifully made mulberry silk pajamas ensure that everyone is comfortable and sleeps well the night before the big day.
You have so much to plan and execute seamlessly for the big day – don’t let bridal group gifts stress you out! When in doubt: outsource! These beautifully feminine robe boxes are lovingly put together with an array of gifts that your bridesmaids are sure to ADORE! Filled with high-quality gifts to accompany the sumptuously soft robe such as a fun travel wine cup, candles, gummy bears, and bath bombs! It is a beautiful self-care parcel that she will be sure to love!
When you gather your group of girls together, there are bound to be lots of stories and high jinx! Your ladies will adore this cute, functional, and funny kit, complete with its own accessory bag! Beautifully presented and filled with an array of essential and emergency wedding day items. The kit is also very handy for the potentially delicate morning after the festivities!
You got everyone’s heart fluttering with your breathtaking entrance and now it is time to cool them down! Let them know that you are their biggest fan (LOL) with these beautiful and well-made bamboo and lace fans. Each fan can be customized with a sweet note to your favorite crew – and it is also available in a beautiful rainbow of color options!
For an absolutely beautiful gift that will blow your girls away, this stunning personalized gift box is just the ticket. Each box is beautifully made, adorned with a functional bow, and inscribed with your bridesmaid’s name and an optional special note from you. The box can come with color complimentary filling paper to nestle around your hand-chosen gifts.
- It is great that you can custom-select the number of deliveries so you can suit your own budget goals for gifts
- The items are all high-end and well-recommended products
- Allows your bridesmaid to try an array of new products
- Could be a great gift to spend time together after the wedding and honeymoon
- For the woman who doesn’t like clutter or unnecessary things, it is a respectful gift
- A cool idea to help your dear friend do something that she’s always wanted to do
- Neutral and classic colors allow accessorizing with a huge variety of outfits
- Genuine silk is such a decadent and thoughtful gift to show thanks
- Can be used in multiple styles – scarf, shawl or even a funky headband!
- A gift that can be used for multiple occasions – she’ll love them and wear them for other big events
- Great color options! You could pick your wedding colors or something that is more in-fitting with each lady’s color/style
- Tieks are slim enough to be in clutches at the reception
- Very cute and can be used after the event
- Comfortable to lounge in on the day of the wedding and after the reception
- Soft material and excellent quality
- Allows for creative gifting – including a special momento unique to each bridesmaid
- Beautiful material, clasp, and engraving
- Stunning design – box will look great on a nightstand or shelf
- Great customizable gift – can be tailored to your specific bridesmaid
- The card is a wonderful touch so you can write a special and individual note
- The box is impeccably presented and beautifully wrapped
- Beautiful, individual hairpieces – each bridesmaid can have their own style
- An expense to spare your bridesmaids who are already doing so much to support your big day
- The hairpieces will ensure that everyone has something in common despite what hairstyle they go with
Everybody loves a gift that just keeps on giving – and gifting her a make-up subscription does just that! The subscription services allow you to custom build a box that is in keeping with her style, skin type, color tone, and make-up goals. The service can be for just the month of the wedding, or for as long as your budget allows. The products comprise face, body, and hair and contain cult-classic items – all of which are beautifully packaged.
For the girls whose love language is company and shared experiences over more ‘things’, this gift is the perfect fit! The bucket list experiences can be refined by geographical location and experience type to ensure that there is something perfect for her taste! The box allows access to over 1400 activities spread across the world!
There is nothing more timelessly elegant than a silk scarf! Show the girls your appreciation for their support on your big day, with a classic mulberry silk scarf. The piece is adorned with a geometric pattern and features multiple neutral color tones ensuring that it will complement an array of outfit choices.
Weddings are fun, fabulous, and absolutely exhausting! Your bridal party is going to be by your side all day taking care of details and ensuring that your big day is a smashing success. Once the champs are toasted, appetizers devoured and cake is cut – it’s time to put those glamorous heels aside and slip into something a little more dancefloor-ready! Tieks come in a huge variety of colors and can slip easily into the skinniest purse!
For a fun and comfy gift, consider these soft and customized hoodies for your girls! The morning before the ceremony is the perfect time for sweats and a hoodie, to lounge, sip mimosas and prepare for the ceremony ahead. The hoodies are available in a wide array of colors and the creator is able to customize them in multiple ways!
They are forever going to be in your heart and memories of your most special day – now, show them your appreciation with the gift of her own memory box to safely stow mementos of her special days. This gift allows you to start her collection – perhaps with a photograph of the two of you, a postcard from the bachelorette, or a childhood memory, unique to the both of you.
For an indulgent and relaxing gift, consider booking a group spa visit prior to the big wedding weekend. Weddings are so stressful - even when it isn’t yours and what a wonderful way to show your appreciation - and you also sneakily get to enjoy too! On the actual big day, remind them of the fun you had with these beautifully presented and wrapped, vegan, organic, and handcrafted products that encourage relaxation and recovery, which is most definitely needed after toasting your nuptials! The luxurious gifts are accompanied by a custom card which can be sweet, funny, or silly – you get to write it!
Sometimes the best part of a night out on the town with the girls is getting ready together: hanging out, drinking fun cocktails, gossiping, and doing your makeup. The morning of a wedding is such a fun and intimate moment to share with your best friends and you want them to look their very best, as you will be taking lots of pictures! Picking up the tab for the hair and make-up experience is a small price to pay for the beautiful photographs your photographer will be able to capture! These beautiful hair accessories are a great way to tie your group together!
- Sharing special anecdotes and pictures is always a winner!
- Adorable gift box and presentation
- Sweetbox will look great on a desk or shelf
- Interesting gift that embraces progression and doing exciting things!
- Perfect for a friend who needs some inspiration
- Comes with the option of adding a polaroid style camera for a luxury gift
- So many options for customization of the piece
- Lots of options for different budget types
- Each bridesmaid can her preferred material for skin tone/style
Melt their hearts with the sweetest box set! The toughest problem that you will have with this gift is selecting just 10 images of the two of you – from the hundreds that you have! The seller will then transpose them onto a polaroid-like template and you can add your own sweet, funny, or sarcastic note! Your girls are sure to love this heartful and fun gift!
For adventure-loving girls who have it all, consider giving them this beautiful and fun travel challenge journal. Each challenge is scratched off, documented with a picture, and then written about within the journal. Your bridesmaids can select adventures that fit within their current budget and comfort zone. They are sure to love the concept of the journal and your hopes for her to live her dreams!
You consider your bridesmaids that flash in the pan, effervescent and utterly one-of-a-kind. Show them that you appreciate her shooting-star-type qualities with a custom fingerprint necklace with the option of including a beautiful birthstone insert. The piece is available in an array of finishes, and thicknesses and also incorporates chain material and lengths. For an additional touch of charm, add a special note on the back of the pendant.
Useful and Practical
- Functional and beautiful gift
- Encourages self-care and pampering
- Great for skin and hair
- Great for skin and promotes anti-aging
- Wonderful to take on an airplane to help sleep
- Well-sized to entirely block out light
- Beautifully made slippers
- Sole material ensures longevity and durability
- A touch of luxury and pampering
- Very high-quality grain leather
- Beautiful gift boxes and wrapping for an added touch of class
- Functional yet pretty gift
- Beautiful workmanship and materials
- Great options for using first names, nicknames, or surnames
- Lots of options on wood types to match your wedding theme and colors
- Beautiful artistic creation – each piece is custom and handmade
- Great collaboration with the artist for options on customization
- Stunning rustic vibe
- The verbiage is totally custom for each bridesmaid
- You can pick your own tone to keep it funny or heartfelt
- Great that the succulent can come with the pot
Diamonds may well be a girl’s best friend but you really shouldn’t overlook your girl, silk! Silk is known to encourage healthy skin and hair, slow down the aging process and also promote a deep and restful beauty sleep. We all need friends like this! The set includes a pillowcase and three scrunchies beautifully presented in a golden gift box.
They are your go-to, confidante and they know how to deal with a meltdown or two. Weddings are known to be incredibly stressful and they have held your hand through it all – and now it is time to enjoy, rest and relax! Give them a gift that will help her switch off and kick back. Perfect for general relaxation, naps, or travel, this luxurious silk number does the trick.
They have waited on you hand and foot – and, now it is time to treat those toesies with the respect that they deserve! Silk slippers have always been perceived as the epitome of luxury and for good reason: silk is recognized as the strongest natural textile in the world and is a prized material. These beautiful slippers are constructed of silk and suede to promote both durability and comfort.
For a gift that will stand the test of time, much like your friendships, gift them a beautiful travel jewelry holder. Constructed of high-end leather and available in multiple tones and colors your bridal party will love this gift! The holder contains multiple secured sections for safely stowing rings, necklaces, and all of her bling! Should you wish to, there is also the option to get their initials monogrammed on the stylish case!
It is already an extra-special day, and all of the dresses deserve royal treatment! Your bridal party will be thrilled with their souvenir bridal hangers! It’s a prop that will make your pictures pop! Each handcrafted hanger is constructed of wood and wire – customized with your bridal party names. The hanger is functional for the event but also a lovely token for your girls to take home and hang their own special outfits on – always fondly remembering your special day.
For an unusual and creative gift, think about giving your bridesmaids a beautifully handcrafted vase as a thank-you for their support. You are able to customize each rustic vase with a sweet, individualized note for each of your bridal party! The girls can place their bouquets in the vases following the ceremony and take them home with them. The vase can also be used for many other purposes such as storage for kitchen utensils or as a part of your wedding memory table.
For a fun and thoughtful gift, custom-create these nifty succulent planters! Each pot is adorned with your verbiage and definition of each of your bridal party! The language you choose can be sweet or silly – it is completely up to you! For a slight additional fee, you can select the option which also includes the succulent within the pot. Let’s face it – with a list as long as your arm of things to complete before the big day, take all of the help where you can get it!
- Beautifully scented with lots of scent options
- Sizing range is great for options on how you are gifting it
- Beautiful crisp and fresh design on the product
- Cute and fun touch to your gift
- Adds an element of personalization to her favorite tipple
- No bridesmaid was ever unhappy being gifted a bottle of wine!
- Eco-friendly materials
- Love that this product makes the water and your skin literally shimmer!
- Very amusing packing for a funny gift to make your bridesmaids giggle
- Funny but also very helpful – nothing worse than getting teary with professional makeup on!
- Cute and eco-friendly – can be washed and used again/kept in purse
- Made of soft materials so not to be too rough on your delicate skin around the eyes/nose
No one would ever dare even *whisper* it but there is a good chance that at some point throughout the wedding planning you might have been a little bit of a bridezilla – hey it happened to all of us. However, your local crew will appreciate the humor in these amusing and delicious-smelling candles. The candle is available in lots of sizes: perfect for an individual gift or lovely to be a part of a larger gift box.
I’m sure after a long weekend of wedding duties, your bridal party will be thrilled to sit down and relax with a glass of wine – or two! These fun labels are the perfect personal touch to add to her favorite bottle of vino! The sizes and styles vary so you can adhere to a small personal bottle, a champagne bottle, or a regular bottle of wine.
They have gone above and beyond for your big day – at your side from dawn ‘til dusk and beyond! Treat them to this beautiful (and funny!) bath bomb salt set to soak away her stress! The bags are impeccably presented and contain bright scents, coloring, and glitter, for the ultimate indulgent pamper session!
You have known one another forever and your girls are thrilled to see you walk down the aisle and get swept off your feet! Help them not get swept away in emotion with this cute, functional, and funny handkerchief! The sweet hankie is made of cotton and lace, then customized with your bridal party details. Available in a range of coloring options, you will be sure to find something that matches your colors.
Cheap (Under $15!)
- Not a typical party favor, people often give cozies, not glasses – fun and unusual
- Love the creativity on the design front
- A gift that can be used on the day
- Lovely, well-made product
- The leather is a muted, rustic tone and looks classy
- Helpful gift – can be used again for multiple occasions
- Something useful that can be used
- Will help her elevate her tablescape and formal dining
- Non-typical gift that is probably something she doesn’t have
- Helpful for taking good pictures
- Can be used as a prop to hold the phone up
- Wonderful options for customizing the button/ring
- Eco-friendly item that can be repurposed
- Very chic appearance – natural and black is always classy
- The font choice is very chic and stylish
- Multi-purpose product
- So many options on how to customize the bags
- Could be filled with other gifts, or given as is
- You can tailor the design to completely match your theme
- Fun and functional – something every kitchen needs. Nothing worse than gifts that don’t serve a purpose
- This can be used the day of the wedding – a bottle of wine to accompany the gift would be cute and thematic!
- Would look great on a work desk or in a reading nook
- Will always remind her of the fun she had at your wedding
- Designs/verbiage can be tailored to your friendship group
Help them raise her glass and toast your marriage – and then take the glass home! These lovely stemless wine glasses are perfect for the morning mimosas preparation time! Stemless glasses always help avoid spillages which is rather important, with so many stunning dresses laying around! You can work with the artist to come up with your perfect design for the girls. A pretty keepsake that she can always remember your special day.
For a gift perfect for a travel or destination wedding, consider these beautiful customizable luggage tags! Constructed of beautiful high-grade leather and then embossed with either a name or initials, your bridal party is sure to adore these fun tags! The leather is available in a wide range of colors so you are sure to find a color that matches your theme.
For a fun and FUNctional (ha!) gift, think about purchasing these lovely napkin rings for your bridal party. Perfect for hosting and dressing a tablescape, the rings promote a sense of formality and will always remind them of your big day. The rings would also be perfectly accompanied by a set of napkins that matches their home décor color and style.
You are the selfie queens and they are sure to be snapping away on your big day! These adorable phone rings are the perfect addition to ensure the perfect shots and can also be used as a phone stand for quick facetime sessions! The ring can be customized with her nickname, initials, or something cute that represents your group of ladies.
On your big day, your bridal party has a lot of responsibilities – such as toting around all of the things that you possibly may need! What better gift, than a tote bag! This cotton bag comes in an array of sizes and colors and the typography is clean and chic. The bags can be custom detailed with any personalization of your choice! It is a great gift that she will be sure to cherish and use again!
For a fun gift that they will definitely use again – select these customized make-up bags! You can work directly with the artist to come up with the perfect verbiage and design on the bags, to fit your group of ladies! The bags can be used for make-up, stationary, packing in luggage, or even home organization!
Since everyone is going to poppin’ bottles at your big bash, these fun bottle stoppers completely fit the bill! The stopper can be customized with a design, coloring, and font that matches the theme and tone of your ceremony! This fun and non-typical gift are sure to make your bridal party smile – every time they have to put a cork in it!
If you are a raising a glass, then they need somewhere to place it back down! Perfect for desks, these fun coasters will remind her of the wedding shenanigans and plentiful giggles! You can work directly with the artist to come up with your perfect verbiage and design for the coasters. The options are wide as far as design choices and color schemes!
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.
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!