Bridesmaid Gifts Galore
By Kathryn M. D'Imperio
As your wedding day nears, you will probably find yourself leaning on your bridesmaids more than ever. Every little detail must be perfect, and your girls are there for you to make sure it is.
To show your best friends and sisters just how much you appreciate them, choose a thoughtful gift. Countless options are available to help you select the best bridesmaid gift within your budget. Shop in the factory outlet stores, clean out the clearance rack at your favorite department stores, and don't forget to shop online.
As you scour the racks and various Web pages for the perfect bridesmaid gifts, take your time to find the perfect trinkets and tokens of your appreciation - but don't wait until the last minute to begin your search. Give yourself at least a couple of months to get everything squared away.
Remember - it isn't the cost of the bridesmaid gift that matters. You can get an expensive piece that may just collect dust on a shelf, or you can select an item that your friend or sister will cherish for years to come.
Here are some diverse bridesmaid gift ideas for a wide variety of budgets:
- Embroidered hanky
- Jewelry boxes
- Keepsake box
- Key chain (engraved)
- Picture frames / photo albums
- Votive candles
- Business card case or holder
- Designer pen set
- Engraved stainless luggage tag
- Glass or crystal paperweights
- Personalized stationery
- Aromatherapy kits
- Chocolates or candy
- Embroidered (personalized) tote bags, stuffed with spa goodies
- Embroidered terry robe and slippers
- Evening bag or a special purse
- Gift cards
- Jewelry trays
- Mirror compact (engraved)
- Personalized glassware
- Personalized pillows
- Piece of custom artwork
- Printed bud vases
- Wine and wine charms or a special bottle stopper
Tips for choosing and preparing your bridesmaid gifts:
Shop and select everything way ahead of time. The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day, or as it approaches, is whether or not you will have your bridesmaid gifts in time.
Simplify. Choose the same gift for each bridesmaid. It keeps things easy and avoids hurting feelings. For a special touch, get things embroidered or engraved with each bridesmaid's name or a special message from you to her.
Get a special gift for your maid of honor, if you wish. You can also get her the same thing as the other bridesmaids but add a special trinket or token of your affection and appreciation. After all, she is your right-hand gal!
Personalize with engravings or embroidery. Gifts for your bridesmaids donít need to cost a fortune, but going the extra mile to put your special galsí names on the items will make the gift so much more meaningful.
Also see: Wedding Gifts from Bride to Groom