Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
Thank your bridesmaids with a thoughtful, personal token of your appreciation
By Debby Mayne
To show your gratitude and provide a keepsake to your bridesmaids, present special gifts to them. You may want to give the same gift to all or you may choose something different for each woman, depending on her taste and lifestyle. Aim to make your gifts something that they'll treasure after the wedding is over.
Cosmetics bags and totes can be personalized with screen-printed pictures or names and dates. Lockets, lipstick cases, silver picture frames, ID bracelets and wine sets can be engraved. Your bridesmaids may appreciate monogrammed photo albums.
A set of romantic movies for each bridesmaid will remind them of your love story. A reader will appreciate her favorite novel in hardcover or a magazine subscription. Or consider giving tickets to a movie theater, theme park or dinner theater.
If you're the crafty type -- and you have time -- you don't have to spend a lot of money on bridesmaid gifts. You can offer your attendants beaded jewelry, candles, hand-painted ceramics, knitted gloves or baskets filled with homemade bath items.
Gifts for Beach Lovers
A beach bag filled with sunscreen, embossed or engraved flip-flops, a monogrammed beach towel and sunglasses shows your sense of fun. Wraps in different colors for each bridesmaid is also a nice touch, especially for a destination wedding.
Gifts for Foodies
For the bridesmaid who loves to cook and entertain, an engraved wine bucket, a membership to a wine club, a fondue set or a special apron will remind her of you. If cooking is not her thing, give her a gift card to her favorite restaurant, a cookie club membership or a basket filled with items from a gourmet food shop.
About the Author
Debby Mayne is a writer of numerous articles and a contributor to DexKnows.
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