After being by your side in all the dress shopping, cake tasting, and bridezilla moments, your bridesmaids and maid of honour deserve a massive thank you. But simply saying thank you just isn’t enough so show your love with the perfect gift (or gifts).
Now, I think we can all agree that’s easier said than done. There is no one “perfect” gift, but to give you a bit of inspiration, we’ve put together a few tips and gift ideas.
Make sure to have a particular bridesmaid in mind when buying their gift. Your vegan bridesmaid is not going to enjoy makeup that has been tested on animals, and your sober bridesmaid is not going to use a decanter set. Don’t feel like you have to give everyone the same gift because chances are you will strike out with at least one of your bridesmaids. “Perfect” changes with every person so your gift should too (just make sure they all cost about the same).
2. Please, please, please, don’t buy anything with “Bridesmaid” written on it
This seems like a great idea at the time; everyone has their own satin robe or champagne flute for the day. The only problem is it will only be used for that day. How often have you seen a ‘bridesmaid’ flute being used at a birthday party or another special occasion? Not only will it sit on a shelf for years, it isn’t very personal either. Instead of “bridesmaid” consider getting each special person’s name or initials added.
These personalised PJs from homebodii will do the trick:
Kate Spade is full of fantastic gift items, from stationery to handbags, you are sure to find something to suit. Even better, they have a “for the bridesmaid” category on their website to get you started. (It’s also a great brand name for those bridesmaids who like to name drop.)
I’d suggest having a look at this beautiful planner or this sweet tote (if that’s your bridesmaids’ style):