Your bridesmaids play a pretty essential role in your big day and in the lead up to it, being there for you as only best friends can be. With that in mind, many brides like to say “thank you” with a special gift. Here’s our list of 12 of the best bridesmaid gifts, ready to inspire you!
The classic go-to gift is jewellery as there’s such an enormous variety to choose from. Necklaces, bracelets, rings, charms, earrings, etc. But just because it’s the most common gift doesn’t mean it’s a boring choice—you should see our trendy rose gold flasks disguised as bangles!
Featured above: Crystal Double Swing Heart Necklace – Matte Rose Gold
2) Jewellery Box
Another popular gift choice is a jewellery box as they come in all manner of shapes, styles, and sizes. We’re particularly fond of our collection of jewellery boxes, such as our versatile glass-and-rose-gold boxes that don’t have to hold jewellery at all—you could fill it with hair care accessories, makeup, or just some pretty confetti.
Featured above: Personalised Vintage Inspired Glass Jewellery Box | “XO” Modern Gold Heart Jewellery Box with Faux Leather Compact Mirror with Initial Monogram Emboss and “Love Made Me Do It” Polished Rose Gold Hip Flask
A reusable water bottle, cup, tea infuser, tumbler, or flask is perfect for the sport-lover or someone who’s always on the go. On the other hand, there’s also a wide range of personalised drinkware like mugs and steins and personalised glassware such as wine glasses, shot glasses, and flutes to choose from.
Featured above, from left to right: Sleek White Insulated Water Bottle with Contemporary Vertical Line Printing, Personalised Plastic Drink Tumbler with Contemporary Vertical Line Printing, Gold Cola Bottle Insulated Water Bottle with “Thirst Aid” Printing, Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Custom Monogram Printing, Bottle Green Water Bottle, Glass Tea Infuser Travel Cup with Calligraphy Text Printing, Personalised Stemless Travel Tumbler with Calligraphy Text Printing, Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw, and Personalised Chrome Water Bottle With Handle with Custom Monogram Print
Featured above: Personalised Stemless Wine Glasses
To ensure a gift that’s perfect for everyday use, consider gifting your bridesmaid a personalised tote bag that’s ideal as a beach bag or carry-all, or a personalised cosmetic bag that’s great for daily beauty products or as a travel/toiletry bag.
Featured above: Chevron Cabana Tote Bag with Multicolour Pom Pom Tassel and Striped Cabana Tote in Pink | Dalmatian Dot Tote and Black on White Geo Prism ToteFeatured above, left ro right: Large, Cotton Waffle Makeup Bag, Spa Blue Quilted Velvet Travel Bag, Canvas Makeup Bag With Metallic Gold, Blush Pink Cotton Waffle Makeup Bag, Dalmatian Dot Small Makeup Bag, Grey Cotton Waffle Makeup Bag, and Napa Linen Makeup Bag
For a very personal, heartfelt gift that your bridesmaid can treasure forever, consider a framed photo or a creative DIY shadow box.
7) Yoga Mats or Towels
Alternatively, a trendy personalised beach or bath towel is great whether in the bathroom or on the beach.
Featured above: Tribal Print Round Beach Towel
8) Plants or Flowers
Flowers are traditional gifts that are perfect for all occassions. As a bridesmaid gift, consider your bridesmaid’s favourite flowers or favourite colours (yellow is a colour often used to symbolise friendship), or go even deeper by looking at the meanings of flowers for something extra special. A gift of flowers can be anything from a bouquet to a potted plant, or some pretty flower cuttings in a decorative vase.
Featured above: Mini Vintage Creamer Vases
Featured above: DIY Succulent Mini Mason Jar Wedding Favours
Cakes, sweets, or other treats are lovely, affordable bridesmaid gifts that won’t break the bank (unless you want to go all-out with luxury chocolates or something). You may even want to create something homemade for that personal touch.
Bottles of wine, champagne, or other favourite tipples (perhaps presented in a personalised wine bag, gift box, or stylish wooden caddy) are classic gift ideas for anyone who enjoys the good stuff. But your gift doesn’t have to be alcoholic—consider miniature hampers of tea or coffee, homemade smoothies, or bottles of soft drinks instead.
Featured above: Wooden Bottle Caddy with Opener
Sometimes the most useful gift is a gift of cash, whether that’s money in-hand or a gift card to a favourite retailer. For extra brownie points however, present your cash or gift card to your bridesmaid in a beautiful card or envelope.
It’s widely accepted that experiences make some of, if not the, most memorable gifts, so for all the hard work she’s done (or will do) for your wedding you may want to treat your bridesmaid with a short break at home or abroad, to a spa weekend, or a fun day out at an amusement park or some kind of arts-and-crafts course. Go together and make it even more special.
Featured above: Bishopstrow Hotel and Spa
Featured above: Patchwork Gift List
Featured above: Faux Leather Personalised Passport Covers
If you like the sound of multiple bridesmaid gift ideas on this list, consider combining a selection of them in a gift box or bag, like the below “For My Bridesmaid” premium gift box complete with a “Bridesmaid” headband, “Lattes and Sunny Days” personalised coffee mug, floral print sunglasses, compact mirror, lip balm, and “Mwah” pocket box for little bits and bobs, finished with a sprinkle of “Bright Summer Mix” pink, green, and blue jumbo party confetti.
Furthermore, you’ll find an even bigger treasure trove of bridesmaid gifts in our “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” article. Have you popped the big question to your bridesmaids-to-be yet? Be inspired by the best bridesmaid proposal ideas from gift boxes and gift bags to confetti-filled balloons and personalised music collections.
Our Favourite Bridesmaid Gifts
Now you have taken a look at some of the best bridesmaid present ideas, take a look at some of our favourite gifts you can buy for your best girls.
Personalised Mixed Metal Charm Necklace – £19.00, Lisa Angel
These personalised charms are available in 18ct rose gold plated brass, sterling silver plated brass or 18ct gold plated brass. Each is handmade and can be engraved with your own message, choose from one two or three charms.
Personalised Birthstone Necklace – £18.00, Bloom Boutique
We love these pretty, personal bridesmaid gifts, individually customised to match your bridesmaid’s initials and birthstone.
Personalised Floral Kimono – £38.50, Mini Lunn
This beautiful blossom kimono robe can be personalised, making each bridesmaid gift even more special. We love this design – perfect for the morning wedding photos too.
Junior Floral Kimono – £28.00, Confetti
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your younger bridesmaids why not treat them to their very own mini dressing gown for the morning of the wedding and get ready for some very cute photos!
Custom Pocket Mirror – £5.99, Willow
If you have lots of bridesmaids, or bridesmaids of different ages these custom pocket mirrors are a great bridesmaid gift idea. Each pretty vintage style mirror can be customised with initials, available in both gold and rose gold.
Canvas Makeup Bag – £17.00, Confetti
We love this simple canvas makeup bag which can be personalised for each of your bridesmaids. Add an engraved compact mirror or some nice toiletries inside each bag to create the perfect girly bridesmaid gift.
Darcie Personalised Makeup Bag – £12.90, BespokeWeddingGiftCo
The Darcie makeup bag is available in 3 colours and two sizes these pretty zip bags can be also customised.
Apothecary Candle – £15.50, Norma & Dorothy
These gorgeous apothecary candles are filled with natural soy wax and hand poured at the Norma & Dorothy Manchester workshop. You can also upgrade your candle order to include a natural bath salt infusion, boxed with a gold foil motif. These super stylish candles are available in six different scents and can include your own message – what is not to love about this thoughtful bridesmaid gift.
Flower Subscription – from £60.00, Bloom & Wild
If you’re trying to think of something different to the usual bridesmaid gift ideas take a look at the beautiful range of flower subscriptions available. Bloom & Wild offer a selection of letterbox flowers and hand-tied bouquets, delivered once a month – the perfect thank you bridesmaid gift for someone special.
Unframed Print – £15.00, Sketchy Mumma
We adore these thoughtful prints by Sketchy Mumma, choose from a wide selection of lovely friendship/love messages and drawings for the perfect bridesmaid gift from the heart.
Glass Compartment Jewellery Box – £29.95, Paper High
This glass compartment jewellery box makes a really special bridesmaid gift and could work for a range of styles and ages. Try writing individual thank you notes for each of your bridesmaids to add a little personal touch.
Wooden Jewellery box – £35.99, Warner’s End
We really like this simple chic wooden jewellery box which would make the perfect present for your bridesmaids. Each box can be personalised and is available in shabby white, whiskey wax and dark grainy old wood.
Vegan Leather Jewellery Tray – £17.00, Confetti
These pretty jewellery trays make lovely bridesmaid gifts, given as they are or with a small token inside you can also personalise each tray.
Enamel Mug – £15.95, Wild Fig Company
These pretty enamel mugs can be personalised with your own message – a thoughtful little keepsake present for your bridesmaids to say thanks.
Coffee Mug – £15.58, Unique Bridal Apparel
Choose the hair colours and add a loving message to personalise these sweet and thoughtful bridesmaid gift mugs for your bestie.
Circle of Friends – £18.00, PaperPaper
Customise this pretty peachy pink, green and navy print with as few or as many names as you like, this thoughtful contemporary bridesmaid gift can be ordered with a variety of size and frame options.
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