Have you ever been in a wedding and received a gift from the bride that was just so-so? Or worse yet, not received a bridesmaid gift at all? Luckily, my brides have been amazing and most of the gifts I’ve received are still with me today, but sometimes brides aren’t aware of the wedding day gift etiquette or they have trouble deciding what is appropriate (or within budget) that their bridesmaids will actually use. Add in a bride’s desire to be unique and different, and sometimes the bridesmaids gift thing just feels overwhelming!
So what are some creative, unique bridesmaids gift ideas?
Here are my…
Top 10 Unique Bridesmaids Gift Ideas They Will Actually Like
I love these cute little Instax cameras, and now they come in so many colors, you can probably give them in your wedding colors! Add in some film ($15), and your maids will be able to start making memories immediately.
Bonus: Customize each bridesmaid’s camera (They have to be able to tell them apart, right?) with a cute charm ($34) that signifies something meaningful between you.
These gorgeous candles look great whether they are lit or not, and the packaging is equally as pretty, so gift wrap isn’t even necessary. Your choice of two amber tumblers in scents like green tea and lemongrass, honeysuckle, sweet fig or Montana forest come in boxes adorned with vintage botanical engravings and prints. These soy candles are eco-friendly and burn forever, plus Brooklyn Candle Studio was started by my friend Tamara from college. (She’s totally slaying it.)
3. Beautiful Kimono Robe ($22)
Nothing feels as luxurious as getting ready for a big day in a silky soft kimono robe. I would know, I actually own this exact robe in the champagne color and love wearing it while I do my makeup. The print is stunning and the robe comes in multiple colors, so your bridesmaids can all wear the same color or you can have everyone mix and match. There’s even a white one for you. And at this price, you really can’t beat this gift. Plus, it will look great in your getting ready photos!
4. 14k Gold Bar Chain Necklace ($100)
Give your bridesmaids a trendy, but classic, gift they can use on your wedding day and wear for years to come. The bar chain is in and this dainty look isn’t going anywhere. You can certainly engrave each necklace with your bridesmaids’ names, but even if you don’t, this will surely be a beloved gift that will earn compliments from all your wedding guests. You should probably go ahead and buy one for yourself while you’re at it…
5. Gilded Arrow Bangle ($39)
This adorable bangle from Stella & Dot is the perfect statement piece for your bridesmaids, whether you choose to have them wear it on the wedding day (think cupid’s arrows!) or save for later. It’s perfect for dressing up or down, so it goes with just about everything. Try presenting these bracelets in small canvas bags stamped with hearts or cupids (Did someone say DIY project?) and you’ll have an instant photo-op.
6. Laguiole 2 Bottle Leather Wine Tote ($43)
Your bridesmaids will be thanking you for a long time to come if you gift each of them one of these gorgeous brown leather wine totes. The tote holds 2 bottles of wine is made by Laguiole, a trusted brand in luxury kitchen products. With this gift, your maids will no longer be schlepping wine over to your house in grocery store bags on The Bachelor night. Instead, they’ll be able to put their Cabs and Pinots in this gorgeous tote that probably matches their Frye boots – or at least some of the contestants’ spray tans. Seriously though, this tote is on my wish list, and if you really want to wow your maids, include two of your favorite bottles of wine when you gift it. You’ll be everyone’s favorite bride – ever.
Tocca makes amazing perfumes and perfumes make amazing gifts. These beautiful bottles come in a gorgeous gift box, so there’s not much you have to do to make this incredibly presentable. Tocca’s 3 best sellers are included: Stella, Florence and Cleopatra. Your bridesmaids will be able to choose their favorite Tocca scent (if they don’t have one already) to wear on the wedding day, and they’ll have these beautiful reminders to last them for many, many months afterward. And who knows, maybe you’ll introduce them to their new signature scent on a day that is special to you both.
Bonus! Get 10% OFF your order at Elements Beauty with my promo code KRISTEL. It doesn’t have to be this gift set; it can be anything! This discount code applies to first time customers and can be used online or in-store. For more info about Elements Beauty, click here. Who doesn’t want 10% off when buying their bridesmaids gift?
Want to always have something new to wear? I bet your bridesmaids do, too. If you’ve ever stared into a full closet and thought “I have nothing to wear!” then you will love this subscription box. Le Tote is basically the Netflix for fashion, featuring unlimited clothing and accessories from brands like Cole Haan, House of Harlow, BCBG, Kensie, Gorjana and French Connection. Each box comes with 3 select garments and 2 accessories – pre-styled for you based on a style quiz, but you have a couple days to make edits if you want to swap things out! I have been using Le Tote for over two years and I can’t recommend it enough! I would LOVE to get this as a bridesmaids gift!
9. Cahn Beige Wooden Watch ($125)
Wooden watches are starting to become a huge trend, and I love their natural vibe with a feminine-meets-masculine twist. One of my favorites lately is this beautiful maple watch from WeWOOD Watches, and your bridesmaids will be sure to love this thoughtful and timeless (haha, watch puns!) gift as well. For a well-made timepiece, this is a great price, and it would be the perfect gift for a wedding in any kind of natural, outdoor or barn-type setting. Vineyard, anyone?
10. The Perfect Wedding Day Handbag ($68)
It’s traditional to get the bridesmaids something they wear with their wedding day outfits as their attendant gift, but that doesn’t mean it has to be stale and boring. Your ladies will have as much pop as the champagne toast when you gift this killer We Now Present You Bag from ModCloth to match their gorgeous day-of gowns. There’s plenty of room in these adorable “bridesmaids gift box” purses for makeup touchups, cell phones and more, and your maids won’t have to scramble to find a fancy handbag that matches your particular shade of mauve or gold or blush or lavender.
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