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gift ideas for bridesmaids

Gift Ideas for Bridesmaids


Bridesmaids play a HUGE role in helping the bride prepare for her wedding day. They put so much time and effort into making sure the big day is everything the bride could ever dream of! In most cases, brides show their gratitude by creating unique and personalized gifts. Whether it’s a customized water bottle, earrings, or robes, these gift ideas for bridesmaids are sure to impress! Picking out the perfect gift can be challenging, but we are here to help!


As the wedding gets closer, planning can start to get stressful. Luckily, the bride has amazing friends and family to help her through this time! Creating a budget for the Bridesmaid’s gifts is definitely something to keep in mind when budgeting a wedding. The average amount spent on each bridesmaid is between $75 and $150.  Also keep in mind the money they’re spending on you, such as dresses, the bridal shower, the bachelorette party, etc. The gift should be thoughtful and show your appreciation towards the people that have been there for you every step of the way. The gift can be broken up into a couple of small gifts per bridesmaid or one bigger gift. The amazing aspect of gift-giving is that it is unique to you. The opportunity allows you to be creative and come up with a gift that will last a lifetime.


How and when you give the gift is up to you! It is tradition to get the bridesmaids something when asking them to be your bridesmaid. You can also get them a little something for the day of the wedding! Examples of gift ideas for bridesmaids include robes and pajamas. You could give your bridal party robes or pajamas to wear on the day of the wedding while getting ready for the ceremony. This is a really cool way to have the entire bridal party match and it makes for great photo ops. Additionally, putting each bridesmaid’s monogram or initials on the robe or pajamas makes for a great personalized gift. These gifts are perfect because not only are they great for the wedding day, they can be used after the wedding as well!

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Other Gift Ideas

Traditionally, there are a few gifts that will always be useful to bridesmaids. Some of these timeless gifts are water bottles, makeup bags, tote bags, towels, pillows, and more. These are all great ideas that are thoughtful and useful for the bridesmaids. However, if you are looking for some out-of-the-box gifts, check out Etsy. Through Esty, you can customize, find some amazing gift ideas. Here are a couple of cool ideas:

  •  Custom candle with a scent that is unique to each bridesmaid.
  • You can offer travel jewelry boxes with each bridesmaid’s name engraved.
  • Customized necklace
  • Champagne Glasses
  • Beach Bag
  • Ring Dish
  • Wine Stoppers

Check Etsy for more super cool gifts!

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