The best advice I've heard is shop for them like it's their birthday. I personally don't like things that say "bridesmaid" or "bride" or anything like that, so I know I prefer items that are not directly stamped as "bridesmaid" gifts. They don't all need the same exact gift. I would just maybe make sure I spent around the same amount on each.
I agree. I have a couple of shirts with “bridesmaid” on them and i feel silly wearing them anywhere. Things like that just sit in my drawer. I feel like names are ok though. I live in Hawaii and am getting married in Hawaii, although my bridesmaids are coming from the mainland. So I’m trying to find some unique Hawaii themed items for them that they would not be able to get back home. If you are going to do a “getting ready” gift, I would consider PJs over robes because the are likely to get more use after the wedding. Especially if they have gotten robes already from other weddings.
I mixed and matched for bridesmaid gifts. I did get them personalized wine glasses that do have their role on them. But I also got them jewelry that they can wear that fits their personalities so it does not match completely; it is the same metal type though. I also got them robes for the day of; and a bottle of their favorite wine or apple bubbly for my matron of honor (she will be expecting by then). I am also going to get them a candle as well.
That's really cute!!!! It's everyone's first wedding that they're in. These robes are just plain since they didn I know me personally I wear a robe all the time especially while getting ready on the daily. I might sneak in PJ's for me self haha!!
My recommendation would be not to get anything with the word "bridesmaid," "bride squad," "bride tribe," etc., or anything with your wedding date. These often end up going in the trash later. I got each of my bridesmaids a piece of Kendra Scott jewelry and a satin pajama set with their initials monogrammed. I also paid for their hair and makeup but didn't really consider that a gift, per se.
I'm a big fan of individual, personal gifts that will mean something to each person in your wedding party. My husband opted to get all of his groomsmen the same set of gifts though (with something extra for his best man) so it just depends. He also gave two of his groomsmen their gifts at our elopement and is planning to give his other groomsmen their gifts at our wedding a full year from now, so to each their own.
Personally, I feel like my bridesmaids are all different people and would appreciate different things. They don't necessarily have common interests, so a typical gift like jewelry or custom robes or something would be something they would all appreciate, but it wouldn't feel special or meaningful.
I know there are already a bunch of suggestions, but I agree with Hannah! I'd avoid the "bridesmaid" or "bride tribe" type gifts. I don't think it's something you can use or want to use year round. For me I'm actually gifting my bridesmaids onesies instead of a robe to get ready in. In addition I think I want to get them each their favorite candy/chocolate bar and a few other little things that fits everyone's personality.
My sister for her wedding gave us all a candle, a pin based on our favorite Halloween movie (it was a Halloween wedding) and a lipstick based on a shade we usually wear/buy from a small Latinx owned business. It was great!