I sent my bridesmaids each a customized puzzle asking them to be a bridesmaid! I found them on Etsy. They were inexpensive, fun for my bridesmaids to put together, and didn't put any pressure on them to say yes.
I did gift bags with little things like a makeup bag, face masks, nail polish, koozies, etc. and hand wrote the cards that said “will you be my…” I didn’t want to go too extravagant but wanted to give them something.
I found cute and cheap tote bags at Marshall's. I then filled those with 1 of those mini bottles of prosecco, a stemless champagne glass, a fake flower from the dollar store in their favorite color, a few pictures of us over the years, and a heartfelt note. It cost maybe $25 per person, with the tote bag being the most expensive part (I only had 4 women in my bridal party). I then took each person out for lunch/coffee individually and asked/gave them the bag. One of my bridesmaids was out of state and not visiting anytime soon (and I could visit her), so I mailed it instead (she's also been a super close friend for about 15 years).
I asked all my girls in person first. Then I gave them a gift box (found the boxes cheap on amazon) with a wine tumbler, a bracelet, gold under eye masks and then bought the mini bottles of wine from the liquor store. I put custom labels on the wine bottles that I made myself in Canva and printed at work. The tumblers, bracelets and under eye masks were all bought on amazon (packs of 4) and I think my total cost to purchase everything was just under $40 for 6 boxes.
I got packs of hairties that were personalized and said "Will you help me tie the knot?" They were like $5 each and I put them in an envelope with a handwritten note. I hand delivered some of them and they were still small enough to mail to one of my bridesmaids.
I did a spa themed box for my bridesmaids. I personalized the champagne flutes and candles. I only have 3 (maid of honor/best friend, my sister and fiancé’s sister) so it wasn’t too expensive. Excuse the screenshot from tik tok I realize now that I didn’t actually take any photos of them completed 😂
I got them personalized tumblers, and included an airplane bottle of tequila + mini bottle of margarita mix (found on sale at Marshall's, randomly). I made a Hamilton-inspired card that read "I'm not throwing away my shot to ask you..." and inside said "will you be my bridesmaid." I got the tumblers on sale on Etsy, and those were around $12 each, you could definitely find something cheaper at Target/dollar store/etc!