Bridesmaids are an invaluable part of the wedding experience. And let’s face it: they sometimes put up with a whole lot from demanding brides who not only want everything to be perfect, but who can also be stressed out and cranky in the process.
Do what you can to show your bridesmaid how very much she is appreciated by giving her a special gift. It’s not necessary (or even the best idea) to give all of your bridesmaids the same gift, so approach the task of shopping for your bridesmaids individually, keeping their distinct personalities in mind. Need some ideas? Here are tips for choosing the perfect bridesmaid gift:
Keepsake gifts. It is a good idea to choose a gift that will be cherished for years to come. Great examples of keepsake gifts are framed photos, scrap books, figurines, and keepsake boxes. Keep your bridesmaid’s taste and interests in mind when choosing a suitable keepsake.
Personalization. Whatever type of gift you get – especially if it is a keepsake – it is a great idea to personalize the gift. You can do this for almost any gift, using engraving, monogramming, embroidery, or calligraphy . . . or, for gifts like albums and scrap books, you can include a hand-written note with a special memory of you and the bridesmaid. If you are creative, you can find a way to personalize any gift to create a unique display of affection and appreciation for your bridesmaid.
Pampering. There is no doubt that your bridesmaids endured a lot of stress, pressure, and hard work in order to make your special day as amazing and unforgettable as possible for you. A bridesmaid gift is a great opportunity for you to give back some, so why not give some pampering? Treat your bridesmaid to a spa treatment or a back massage, or take your friend out for a one-on-one night of dinner, drinks and dancing (when you get back from your honeymoon, of course).
Splurge. Women love jewelry, and your bridesmaids are no exception. One of the best gift ideas for bridesmaids is engraved jewelry. What’s more, there are so many options and styles to choose from, you can purchase a different piece for each bridesmaid to show her how special she is. Consider bracelets, lockets, and pendant necklaces when weighing your options.
Your wedding will be one of the most important days in your lifetime, and your bridesmaids will be right there by your side. Show them how much they mean to you by choosing unique, individual, personalized gifts to commemorate the big day (and the friendship you share).