10 Bridesmaids Gifts Ideas
words by // Eve Green
We’ve gathered our favorite thoughtful gift ideas that your bridesmaids are sure to love!
Whether you're searching for unique gifts to “propose” to your bridesmaids, or looking for a special day-of-the-wedding token of love and thanks to bestow on your besties, Toledo Wedding Guide has you covered!
1. Gift Basket
We love gift baskets because you can cater them to each individual and fill them with the goodies that will mean the most to them. There are endless options to put in a bridesmaid gift basket. For example, a candle, bar of soap wrapped in pretty floral paper, nail polish, coffee mug, sweet and/or savory treats, a mini bottle of champagne, and a champagne flute are all fun gift basket fillers. If you are utilizing gift baskets to “pop the question,” make sure the question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” stands out big!
While not the most unique gift idea, jewelry will always be a practical and sentimental go-to (especially if your bridesmaids plan to wear the jewelry on your big day). A set of earrings with a necklace or bracelet is always appreciated so they don’t have to worry about what jewelry to wear with their dress. Another fun jewelry gift is a bracelet or ring with a knot design to thank them for helping you “tie the knot.” Or, have their initials engraved on a trendy bar necklace they are sure to adore.
3. Keepsake Box
A keepsake box is a thoughtful stand-alone gift and makes a great addition when presenting your girls with jewelry. Available in an array of materials from silver and glass to wood, this special box meant to hold their most sentimental possessions is surely a gift they will cherish for years to come.
Because what else are they going to wear when getting ready in the wedding suite? Pretty or practical, a robe or kimono makes a great bridesmaid gift because this is truly something they will utilize after your wedding. Opt for a fun floral pattern or choose a hue that corresponds with your wedding color scheme. Not into robes? Try a cozy button down their initials embroidered on the pocket.
5. Custom Framed Picture
One of the sweetest ways to commemorate your special relationship with a bridesmaid is with a framed picture of the two of you. Whether it’s a cute snap from when you were kids or a photo when you first became friends in college, better supply hankies! There won’t be a dry eye in the room as you reminisce over your special bond with a gift your bridesmaid will surely treasure for a lifetime.
6. Candle Set
You can never have too many candles! There are so many ways to personalize candles to coordinate with this most special occasion. You can search out floral scented candles that match the flowers your bridesmaids will be carrying down the aisle, or select a candle that reflects their taste and personality. And no candle gift is complete without a matching snuffer and wick trimmer!
7. Personalized Stationery
Personalized stationery is a great gift because everyone needs to send notes and letters, yet most people don’t think to buy it for themselves. A simple classic set of notecards and envelopes embellished with each of your bridesmaid’s name or monogram will add a flair to their future correspondence. In addition, your maids are sure to think of you and your special day each time they write a note.
While it can be tough to know what scents your bridesmaids love, perfume is a wonderful gift. Get each lady a small bottle of her favorite perfume or create a line of custom scents to represent each of your bridesmaids. When in doubt, opt for something classic and subtle.
9. Makeup Bag or Tote Bag
A bag for makeup or a tote can make for a wonderful gift - useful for hauling wedding day necessities. Whether fun or elegant in style, both items are practical for getting ready in the wedding suite and beyond. Make them extra special by having the bags custom embroidered with the girls’ names or monograms.
10. Personalized Wooden Hanger
Provide your bridesmaids with personalized wooden hangers so their flowing gowns can hang in style as you all get ready for the big day! Have their names inscribed in a beautiful script so they know whose dress is whose. The special hanger will make a lovely addition to their closets after the wedding.
Bridesmaid gifts hold a lot of meaning, you’re not only thanking your friends for standing beside you on your wedding day, you’re thanking them for what could grow to be a lifetime of friendship. No matter what token you choose, opt for something with special meaning that your friends, sisters, or closest loved ones will appreciate.