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.


Group spa day

At-home mani-pedi kit

Dance class

Personalized hoodies or sweatpants

Travel makeup kit in a personalized clutch


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

Personalized 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:

Tickets to a movie, play, or concert


Monogrammed bath towels

Candle, bath salts in a bottle, and face mask

Monogrammed throw

Engraved cuff or bracelet

Bud vase

Jewelry box

Framed art print of their birthstone or astrological sign


Flower bouquet subscription

Foil-pressed map of their favorite city

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


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


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.