A thoughtful bridesmaid gift should be both a wedding remembrance and an expression of gratitude for your bridesmaids’ time and efforts. After all, these ladies have done so much for you. They’ve helped you plan your big day, watched you try on your gown, helped pick the flowers, and wear whatever dress you picked out for them, not to mention everything they’ve done prior to your engagement to score a seat on your bridal party.
Now it’s time to give back! Before deciding what to get these lovely ladies, there are a few things to consider…
It doesn’t have to be a one-gift-fits all. You don’t have to give every girl the same gift. However, we do suggest spending around the same amount on each gift, with the exception of the maid/matron of honor who should get something slightly more extravagant.
We turned to Macy’s Wedding Shop, where we found a selection of bridesmaid gifts perfect for every personality.
Elegant crystal solitaire stones are set in gleaming silver-tone mixed metal in these drop earrings from kate spade new york. Approximate drop: 1″. $48
Instant polish. Cultured freshwater pearls create a divinely elegant and understated statement on this necklace and earring set. Set in sterling silver. On Sale for $50
This is the perfect gift to let your bridesmaids know how wonderful they are by showering them with sweetness. The i think you are wonderful gift set features fresh cream shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath, and fresh cream body lotion. These moisturizing formulas leave skin hydrated, soft and delicately scented with a touch of sweet fresh cream. $26
Romantic lace-print leather enriches a spacious MICHAEL Michael Kors tote filled to the brim with sleek pockets to keep your bridesmaids organized. On sale for $179
Letter perfect! They’ll think of you every time they use these personalized stemless wine glasses. Made in USA and dishwasher safe. $43
Give your bridesmaids the gift of beautiful skin. Clarisonic’s patented technology gently removes 6X more makeup – reduces dry skin patches, oily areas and blemishes – Skin is softer, smoother and more radiant. $129
Clear crystals highlight the edges of kate spade new york’s bangle bracelet, giving this piece a bit of unexpected sparkle. Set in silver-tone, gold-tone or rose gold-tone mixed metal. $58
Accent your special memories with the modern polish of these frames from kate spade! The graceful curves and white mats provide a crisp, clean contrast to any photo. $40-100
A shimmering wrap adds a sophisticated finish to any evening look and works perfectly with any LBD. $32.50
Engraved with “hello sunshine,” the silver-plated Silver Street compact mirror is a most-elegant way to check makeup. A beautiful gift with the impeccable style of kate spade new york. $30
Your girls will love the mouthwatering moisture and shine of Clinique’s Chubby Sticks! This playful trio features a range of lip looks, from the sheerest tint to a vibrant cushion of color—plus a cute case to take them along! $35
This clever case from Vera Bradley features two distinct compartments for keeping your brushes and other makeup items beautifully organized while at home or for travel. $64
The welcoming luxury of the spa… a perfect gift for your bridesmaids. This short woven robe is part of the Spa by Charter Club Collection and available in 5 color choices. $39.99
Tea lovers in your group? This glossy ceramic Nambe teapot comes with a removable pierced stainless steel infuser that can hold enough loose leaves to make 32 ounces of tea. Add a candle to the stainless steel warmer base to keep beverages warm. $79
Only Vera Wang could capture elegance so gracefully and tie it up with a bow. The etched crystal Love Knots vase lends refined whimsy to every occasion. $75
Want to see more bridesmaid gift ideas? Venture over to Macy’s Bridesmaid Gift Guide.
Before you say “I do” – say thank you
Bridesmaids’ gifts are often handed out prior to the wedding at the rehearsal dinner, bridesmaids’ luncheon on the day of the wedding, or during another private moment. Make sure you set aside time to write out a heartfelt thank you card to attach to each gift, to let each lady know just how lucky you feel to have them by your side.
You can also check out our Pinterest Board: Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts to find more beautiful gifts for your besties! And don’t forget to refer your guests to RegistryFinder.com where they can find all of your wedding registries with a few simple clicks!
This blog was originally posted in May, 2016. Some of the items we originally fell in love with are no longer available, so we’ve updated our list to include a few new fabulous finds.
-by Darcy Sullivan and updated by Christina Peterson, both RegistryFinder GiveIt blog contributors