It goes without saying that your wedding day will be about love – but it’s not just the connection between you and your new husband that you’ll be celebrating. Weddings are a wonderful opportunity to show your family and friends just how much they mean to you, so why not treat your bridesmaids to something a little special? Here are nine modern bridesmaid gifts to give your girls!
When it comes to buying gifts for your bridesmaids, don’t think you have to spend a small fortune to show them how important they are to you – especially if you have a large number of girls in your bridal party! We always think that small gifts from the heart or with a personal touch are better than extravagant, meaningless presents.
Don’t worry about buying different presents for different girls, either – particularly if you have bridesmaids of different ages. If you’ve got young bridesmaids or flower girls, then why not take a look at our article on gifts for children? Another option is tailoring your presents for each of your maids, which not only means you can buy gifts that match each of their personalities or interests, but also means you can spend a little more or less on each gift – they don’t need to know the budgets are different!
Jewellery is a traditional gift when it comes to bridesmaids, but we recommend that you put a little thought into your choice. Often brides will think they’re being clever by buying their girls jewellery that perfectly matches the bridesmaids outfits, but this sometimes means that the jewels in question never get worn again. We much prefer the idea of getting them a little something sparkly that they can wear over and over – even if they don’t actually wear them on the day.
If you want your bridesmaids to have a specific reminder of your day, but don’t necessarily want to engrave or personalize anything, then we love the idea of giving them a piece of jewellery with a knot theme, like this cute ring from Ivy Nixon. Just attach a little card saying ‘Thank you for helping up tie the knot!’ and you have the perfect bridesmaid gift!
Personalising a gift is a great way to make it extra special. We think that little items like this compact mirror are a great option – plus, it’s perfect for touching up makeup during the reception! Buy things you know your bridesmaids will use, and they’re sure to smile every time they pull it out of their bag.
We love these mini tote bags from Rosie Jo’s – fill them with cheap wedding day goodies such as lip balm, sweets and perfume to use on the day, and they can use the bag afterwards!
This gift is easy and cheap to personalise – just fill it with pictures of you and the bridesmaid together! Either that or leave it empty for your bridesmaid to fill with photos of the wedding day.
Luxury for less
Every girl likes to be pampered a little, so why not give your bridesmaids a luxury treat? Buy her a salon or spa treatment like a manicure or facial – or, for a touch of luxury on a budget, buy her a beautifully scented bath oil or candle. We love this Wedding Day scented candle from Yankee Candle – it comes in a range of sizes and will act as the perfect reminder of your wedding day!
Another option is to treat her to a little something sweet – take a look at this collection from Hotel Chocolat! It comes with a mini bottle of sparkling rosé, a box of pink Champagne truffles and an Eton Mess slab – perfect for a girly girl with a sweet tooth.
We don’t know about you, but here at Giraffe HQ we always love receiving make-up as a present! This gift is an especially clever option if your girls are doing their own nails or makeup on the day. Just choose a neutral set – this not only makes it more likely to go down well with more bridesmaids (your older sister might not be into neon bright eyeshadows!), but it means that they then have the option to use the kit on your wedding day.
Nail polish is another great gift idea. We love this set from Essie because it comes with Fiji, a brilliant creamy pink that would be perfect for your bridesmaids’ wedding nails. After the big day, your girls can jazz up their wedding manicure with a sparkly pink topcoat!