Wedding Planning Guide

bridesmaid gift ideas

Your bridesmaids are an essential part of not only your wedding day, but every step of the wedding-planning process. They’ll watch you try on wedding dress after wedding dress, pitch in for the bridal shower, and DIY lots of decorations, not to mention be by your side on the big day. Recognize and thank them for their time and energy (and money!) with thoughtful tokens of your gratitude.

To help get you inspired, we created this list of unique bridesmaid gift ideas your attendants will love.

Gifts for the bridesmaid “proposal” ideas:

Now it’s your turn to propose. Show your besties how much they mean to you by asking “Will you be my bridesmaid?” in a fun and memorable way. Personalize the gift even further by adding customizable tags and stickers to pop the question.

  • Bottle of wine or champagne and glasses
  • Jewelry personalized with their initials, birthstone, or favorite color
  • Glass candle
  • Nail polishes
  • Knot-shaped earrings or necklace

For the bachelorette party:

The bachelorette party might be all about the bride, but don’t forget to celebrate your squad too. These bachelorette party gift ideas are fun for the whole group and perfect for pre-wedding prep.

  • Robes
  • Group spa day
  • At-home mani-pedi kit
  • Dance class
  • Personalized hoodies or sweatpants
  • Travel makeup kit in a personalized clutch
  • Sunglasses

For the wedding day:

The big day has arrived, so let your wedding VIPs know you’re grateful to have them by your side. These gifts are sure to come in handy on the wedding day but will also be useful and appreciated post-wedding, too.  

  • Cashmere wrap
  • Instant Polaroid-style camera
  • Flask or water bottle
  • Personalized tote
  • Ballet flats (to change into at the reception)
  • Wedding-day heels or sandals

More bridesmaid gift ideas:

Bonus: We’ve come up with even more ideas for unique bridesmaid gifts based on your attendants’ personalities, hobbies, and interests.

Gifts for everyone:

For the foodie

  • French press or Chemex coffee maker, mug, and locally roasted coffee beans
  • Teapot, mug, and loose-leaf tea
  • Artisan chocolates
  • Macaron cookies
  • Wine subscription
  • Picnic basket
  • Cooking class
  • Cookbook
  • Tea towels
  • Napkin sets
  • Set of spices or sauces

  • For the bookworm

  • Kindle or e-Reader
  • Box set of classic novels
  • Collection of poetry
  • Special edition of their favorite book
  • Personalized notebook
  • Personalized stationery
  • Framed print of their favorite poem

  • For the jetsetter

  • Monogrammed weekender bag
  • Phone case and portable phone charger
  • Headphones
  • Personalized camera bag
  • Personalized clutch or makeup bag

  • DIY Bridesmaid Gifts

  • Hand-knit scarf or blanket
  • Framed photo of the two of you
  • Photo album
  • Personalized trinket or ring dishes
  • Sugar scrub
  • Homemade treats and snacks
  • Homemade jam or infused honey
  • Wood serving board

  • We've made it easy to put together personalized, color-coordinated gifts for your attendants with the Minted Weddings Color Library™. Discover gifts, favors, decor, and more in every hue.