Bridesmaid Gifts Your ‘Maids Actually Want

Bridesmaid proposals are one of the first steps in the wedding planning process, as well as one of the most fun! Asking someone to be in your bridal party marks a huge milestone in your relationship, which is often commemorated with a gift. But what do you gift your bridesmaids? You don’t want to waste your wedding budget on gifts, just for them to end up in the trash. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of bridesmaid gifts that your ‘maids actually want, all of which are both cute and functional. 

A Beach Tote

If your girl gang consists of beach bums then a stylish tote will come in handy. For carrying extra clothes, cash, a towel, and sunscreen –  especially if you’re planning a bach bash at the beach. Go with a tote that can withstand multiple uses and is stylish. Think of a classic jute tote or a fashionable wicker-style material, and consider having it embroidered with their name or initials. We’re loving these adorable Pom Pom Straw Purses!


Simple Jewelry

Let’s face it, a girl can never have too much jewelry. This is especially true for jewelry that is minimal and can be worn for any occasion. Even better if it complements their bridesmaid dresses and can be worn on the day of the wedding. We recommend opting for silver or gold, and the fewer details the better. Think along the lines of a Signet Ring, a Gold Knot Bangle, or a plain Gold Chain.

A Self-Care Kit

Bridesmaids often take an active role in wedding planning, meaning they too can get a little stressed. To help them relax and unwind, give your girls a self-care kit. Think of items that you yourself would actually use! You can buy a pre-made kit, like a Gift Set from Lush, or make your own. Add a few face masks, a bath bomb or two, a lotion, lip balm, and an exfoliant.

A Custom Robe

Perfect for getting ready on the big day, you can’t go wrong with a custom robe. There are so many styles to choose from, including different colors and materials. You can even have them monogrammed. If robes aren’t your thing, consider matching bridal jammies instead! Like these super cute Bride & Babe Pajama Sets. For an extra little gift, you might even add in a pair of soft bath slippers.


Wedding Sneaks

After a long day on their feet, your bridesmaids will want nothing more than a comfy pair of sneakers. While sneakers are one of the pricier bridesmaid gifts, note that you don’t have to buy the most expensive pair. White Keds, bedazzled on your own time, or even plain slip-on are relatively affordable. Just be sure to keep them relatively simple, so that they can be worn again and again!

A Personalized Tumblr

A personalized tumbler is always a winner! For your bridesmaids, we recommend sticking to high-quality products that are sturdy and easy to clean. Preferably dishwasher and microwave safe. These will be your girl’s new go-to cups, which will be perfect for your bachelorette trip. Look for vacuum-sealed or insulated options, and always include a lid! Cups that easily spill are the last ones to be used.

Fanny Pack

Hear us out! If your girls know how to have a good time, then they will love a stylish fanny pack. They are perfect for a rowdy bachelorette trip when you don’t want to lose your phone or money. If your destination of choice is a little fancier, stick to neutral-colored fanny packs. If you want to keep the vibe light, opt for retro-inspired styles that boast neon colors. Fanny packs are very useful gifts, especially if your friends enjoy the outdoors or light travel.


A Custom Jean Jacket

Last but not least, a custom jean jacket! Jean jackets have peaked in popularity once again, and are a fashionable piece of clothing that we expect to stick around for a while. They can be found in next to any style, whether you want to stick with simple embroidery or glam it up with a pearl-studded collar. When having a jacket customized, choose wisely. We recommend sticking with their last name (if they’re married) or the word “babe”. If you want a sweet hidden detail that references your wedding, have your wedding date embroidered on the underside of the collar or sleeve.

Loving these bridesmaid gifts ideas? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Be sure to tell us how you proposed to your own girls!

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