ChewBekka
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Bridesmaid Gifts--What did/are you giving?

ChewBekka, on August 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 42
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I'm starting to think about bridesmaid gifts and looking for ideas. I have already bought them these bags http://weddingshop.theknot.com/everyday-tote-bag.aspx and want to fill them with stuff. I'm thinking their jewelry for sure and maybe a pashmina or wrap since it is a winter wedding but what other ideas are there?

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  • C + R
    Master November 2014
    C + R ·
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    I bought my girls each a personalized wine glass, a bottle of wine, a tumbler with a mini vodka inside (going to buy them an individual-sized OJ as well for morning-of mimosas), a pair of earrings, a bracelet, and a 5-year journal. I'm also going to give them a framed picture of us from my shower and a pashmina because it's going to be chilly. I might give them a gift card to their favorite stores as well unless I can find a better idea before then!

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  • MrsWilliams
    VIP September 2014
    MrsWilliams ·
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    Jewelry

    Old Navy flop flops

    Wallets

    Robes/Slippers

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  • Maltese
    Master June 2015
    Maltese ·
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    So far I have bought them personalized tote bags (with only their names) and plan on filling it with a bunch of fun stuff. So far I have bought them Coach clutches and plan on adding, personalized tumblers filled with mini bottles of their favorite liquors, a compact mirror, Diamond Candle, cute infinity bracelets, flats or flip flops to wear at the reception and a few other things. I also plan on buying their jewelry for the day of, of course, but I don't consider that part of their gift

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  • E
    Master July 2015
    Emma ·
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    Personalized Robes.

    Coach Wristlets.

    Make Up Bags with a personalized mirror and a little emergency kit.

    I also got my MOH, Kate Spade earrings.

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  • Dr. & Mrs. R
    Devoted June 2015
    Dr. & Mrs. R ·
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    I was going to do Toms but they're a little too expensive. We are having a summer garden wedding so I'm sure I'll theme it to that. I've read that it's best to personalize each gift. Make each one different so that's it's personal to each girls taste. When I was a bridesmaid, we all got bridesmaid bags with a bridesmaid tank, shot glass, flask, and nail polish. I've never used any of them since that wedding.

    Also, thanks for the intro to that site! I'll be using it to get bags for the girls!

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  • Emmy
    Master January 2015
    Emmy ·
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    I have separate things for all of them. For my SIL Matron of honor I'm "adopting" an endangered animal for her through the WWF, for my BFF maid of honor I'm getting a watch designed themed like her favorite book, for my FSIL I'm getting a Swarovski bracelet, for my other bridesmaid I'm getting a locket necklace and for the other I'm getting a cat tree house for her baby (she's as big of a cat lady as I am) They are also getting pashminas, super important for a January wedding.

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  • RequiresSnacks
    Devoted October 2014
    RequiresSnacks ·
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    I got them each a necklace, personalized wine glasses from PB, a flask and then I'm getting them individualized gifts that i would do for a birthday present or something along those lines. I'm thinking of maybe throwing in a birchbox because thats fun.

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  • S
    Dedicated September 2014
    Strawberry Cheeks ·
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    You girls are so generous! I bought my girls matching pearl necklace, bracelet, and earrings. The MOH is getting a fancier style but the same items. So is the flower girl (even though she's not even 3 yet lol, I thought she'd love being a big girl). I am putting them in these really cute tin boxes that look like mini-purses.

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  • AndixLyn
    Master June 2015
    AndixLyn ·
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    Rose gold jewelry

    bottle of favorite champagne

    lush bath set

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  • Emmy
    Master January 2015
    Emmy ·
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    Well, I kind of used up the typical gift, I got them personal wine glasses with their favorite animal/saying/thing and wine when I saw them last, so I don't think my MOH needs another wine glass that says bestieslut and has a fenec fox on it.

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  • jnissa
    Expert September 2014
    jnissa ·
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    - Necklace

    - Earrings

    - Robe

    - Flip Flops

    - These: http://www.rollasole.com/

    - A bunch of Austrian candy (FI is Austrian)

    - Nail polish in my wedding colors

    - Bottle of liquor

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  • LaToya
    Devoted September 2014
    LaToya ·
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    I am getting Alex and Ani bracelets. Haven't decided on the groomsmen yet.

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  • Magz1018
    Devoted October 2014
    Magz1018 ·
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    Tote bags initialed from LandsEnd

    personalized robe and make-up bag

    havaiannas (grey to wear after ceremony if they want)

    pashminas

    mini bottles of boos (their favorite kinds for each and for my sister who doesn't drink Apple juice)

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  • KayDwitWill
    Master May 2015
    KayDwitWill ·
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    I'm not good at gifts at all.

    I'm giving each of them $50 gift card to VS and I have also purchased their jewelry but I don't consider that a gift. They can wear it again if they choose.

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  • TexasBeThyFrontier
    Super September 2014
    TexasBeThyFrontier ·
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    I'm so irritated with myself b/c i found awesome personalized clutches at a reasonable price ( http://etsy.me/1pRju7W ) and ordered them at 1 AM on the night of August 12 week with the intention of PMing the Etsy shop owner and upgrading shipping in the morning since they were coming from Mexico and I'm getting married September 6.

    Well, somehow, she worked really fast and stitched everything up before I could message her! The bags are now stuck in limbo in the terribly-rated Mexican postal service ... they literally have not updated any movement since August 13 when they were entered into the system. Tack on Customs and the bags are basically dead in the water. I am crestfallen, but I guess I can give them to my ladies after-the-fact ... UGH!

    I got them two non-counting/please-use-for-the-wedding things:

    * earrings ( http://www.bit.ly/1AEJZB5 ) and

    * hangers ( http://www.etsy.me/1qxyQuA ).

    Here are my other ideas to supplement the theoretically existing bags:

    * Cards Against Humanity:

    http://amzn.to/1bf1POS

    * XBoom Portable Phone Speakers (LOVE these! I have two and use them for music when cycling or getting ready -- they work with any phone):

    http://amzn.to/1oZlThq

    * Sweaty Bands (GAAH LOVE THESE, too -- they stay put exceedingly well, even at hot yoga or when running in Texas in August):

    http://bit.ly/VI45uE

    * Perfume solids (for traveling):

    http://bit.ly/1rqr10a

    * Sleep mask from Brookstone:

    http://bit.ly/1njzhrl

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  • Lauren
    Super October 2014
    Lauren ·
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    Everyone is getting some sort of jewelry, and gourmet chocolates in their gift bag.

    For my Matron of Honor and little sister - a set of pearl earrings from Tory Burch with the Tory logo in gold on them. I'm also getting a framed photo of the two of us with some sort of sister quote on it.

    For my Maid of Honor and other little sister - a Pandora charm and bracelet. She'll also get a similar framed photo/sister quote.

    BM 1 FSIL - a sterling silver serenity cross necklace from James Avery.

    BM 2 FSIL - a sterling silver St. Terersa's cross necklace from James Avery.

    BM 3 BFF - a Tree of Life necklace that has two leaves hanging from it with her initials and a giftcard.

    BM 4 BFF - a necklace from Etsy with a "Reading is my Superpower" charm and book charm and a giftcard to Barnes & Noble.

    For our groomsmen we had custom made wooden beer bottle openers with their favorite sports teams logos laser engraved on them.

    For our flowergirl, I got her a necklace from James Avery with a pearl charm and a disc with her monogram engraved on it and a short message on the back from me and FH.

    For our ringbearer, a Daisy Red Ryder bb gun, bbs, and some paper targets.

    For our parents we made custom wooden cutting boards out of exotic woods. I'm having a short message laser engraved on the back of them and I still need to add cast iron handles and then seal them.

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  • Ali Ess
    Devoted May 2014
    Ali Ess ·
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    I had originally purchased a handmade clutch from an Etsy vendor, but it did not come in time, so I went on a little shopping spree at the Kate Spade outlet. I got my MOH a clutch, a pair of black bow earrings, and sunglasses. I also got her an antique cat ring holder, as I knew from her boyfriend that he was planning to propose and I wanted her to have something to hold the ring.

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  • Emily
    Super June 2014
    Emily ·
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    I bought all my girls Givenchy jewelry from Macy's... sounds & looks expensive but the price was reasonable! I love anything that is customized (with the bridesmaid's initials) or can easily be used after the wedding... I wouldn't put your wedding date on anything that's a gift for someone else unless it's a picture frame!

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  • Courtney
    VIP January 2015
    Courtney ·
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    I got my girls one of those candles with the rings in it, and I think I will be getting them get ready robes too.

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  • Madeline
    Expert September 2014
    Madeline ·
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    I got them personalized totes, inside will be a clutch that they can use at the wedding, a personal note to each girl, and their favorite booze.

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