Wedding Planning Guide

bridesmaid gift ideas

Show your wedding VIPs your appreciation with a thoughtful bridesmaid gift.

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, organize a bachelorette getaway, 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.

The best bridesmaid gifts are ones that show you've put thought into choosing them. That could mean personalizing the item, picking something that suits their interests, choosing cute pieces in their style, or assembling bridesmaid gift baskets full of useful goodies and treats.

There isn’t a right or wrong time to hand out bridesmaid gifts, but some of the key gift-giving opportunities are: during the "bridesmaid proposal" (a.k.a. when you ask them to be a bridesmaid), at the bachelorette, and right before the wedding day (often during the rehearsal dinner). To help get you inspired, we created this list of unique bridesmaid gift ideas your attendants will love.

GIFTS FOR THE BRIDESMAID PROPOSAL

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.)

RELATED: See more bridesmaid proposal ideas here

  • "Will You Be My Bridesmaid" card
  • Mini bottles of champagne and personalized glasses
  • Jewelry personalized with their initials, birthstone, or zodiac
  • Candle
  • Nail polishes
  • Knot-shaped earrings or necklace

GIFTS FOR THE BACHELORETTE PARTY

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

  • Mini spa kit (bath salts, travel candle, eye mask)
  • At-home mani-pedi kit (nail polishes, files, hand cream)
  • Personalized hoodies or sweatpants
  • Travel makeup kit in a personalized clutch
  • Sunglasses
  • Mini bottles of champagne and personalized glasses

GIFTS TO USE ON 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.  

  • Patterned robes or PJs
  • Cozy wrap or scarf
  • Flask or water bottle
  • Personalized tote
  • Ballet flats (to change into at the reception)
  • Wedding-day wedge heels or sandals
  • Leather makeup bag/travel case
  • Perfume
  • Personalized luggage tag

MORE BRIDESMAID GIFT IDEAS

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



Gifts for everyone



GIFTS 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
  • Chocolate subscription
  • Picnic basket
  • Cooking class
  • Cookbook
  • Tea towels
  • Napkin sets
  • Set of spices or sauces


  • GIFTS 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


  • GIFTS FOR THE JETSETTER

  • Monogrammed weekender bag
  • Phone case and portable phone charger
  • Headphones
  • Personalized camera bag
  • Personalized clutch or makeup bag
  • Travel blanket and eye mask set


  • 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.