Wedding Planning Guide
bridesmaid gift ideas
Show your wedding VIPs your appreciation with a thoughtful bridesmaid gift.
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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
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
- 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.
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
- 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
- Spa gift certificate
GIFTS FOR THE FOODIE
GIFTS FOR THE BOOKWORM
GIFTS FOR THE JETSETTER
DIY BRIDESMAID GIFTS
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.