Giving gifts to members of the wedding and other special guests is a time-honored way of showing thanks and sharing joy. It’s customary to present a token of appreciation to bridesmaids, ushers, flower girls, ringer bearers, readers and parents, as well as anyone else who helps make your wedding day special.
Here is a list of our 25 favorite bridesmaid gifts that reflect their personality and interest. They’re sure to be a long lasting memory of your wedding.
Aromatherapy candles that fit in with each of their lifestyles (tranquility, energizing, de-stressing).
Beautiful hair jewelry, like a butterfly barrette or rhinestone bobby pins.
A small box of decadent chocolates.
Perfume and a dainty atomizer.
All the fixings for a luxurious bubble bath.
A day of horseback riding (or kayaking or roller-skating, etc.).
Gorgeous candlesticks and candles that fit their décor.
Cooking, art or ceramics classes. (Fun for the creative types, and relaxing for those who are highly stressed).
A pair of margarita glasses, a good bottle of tequila and limes, – of course!
For a business traveler, a tiny blow-dryer and mini sizes of all her favorite toiletries.
A deluxe set of designer makeup brushes for the beauty aficionado.
A fine linen handkerchief (for all those happy tears she’ll shed at your wedding).
A gourmet gift basket – include a tiny cookbook and all the ingredients to make a few delicious dishes!
Decoupage a shoebox with memorabilia: old photos, ticket stubs from movies you saw together, and snippets from letters. Fill it with sweets or some scented beauty and bath items.
Concert tickets for a favorite band.
Manicures and pedicures all around! (Great to give before the wedding.)
A precious evening bag – and not necessarily one for the wedding.
Gourmet coffees or teas in a fun, jumbo-sized cup and saucer.
A beautiful hand blown vase or artful objects, is perfect for her creative side.
Lingerie (they’ll never expect it).
For a movie nut, a small collection of her favorite videos, some microwave popcorn and a video guidebook. (Don’t forget the Junior Mints!)
A lovely photo frame (or two) – and a promise for a wedding photograph of the two of you.
Classy stationary – splurge on a monogram if there’s time.