Talia
Super October 2020

What gifts do bridesmaids really want?

Talia, on June 10, 2020 at 2:33 PM Posted in Planning 1 33
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I'm deciding now on what to get my bridesmaids for their gifts. They've been great throughout all of this. I want to show gratitude towards them. What are you guys getting them?

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Latest activity by Ally, on June 16, 2020 at 7:11 AM
  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Something not wedding-related that fits their individual interests. Also does not have their names/role or your date on them.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I got them this stuff aha I know I got them some pretty typical stuff. Not pictured are a couple of gift cards and bath salts
    What gifts do bridesmaids really want? 1
    I actually don’t think it’s terrible if you get them something that says bridesmaid on it cause it’s a memento of their time in your special day
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    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.
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  • Kerin
    Super February 2021
    Kerin ·
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    I bought mine jewelry, but not like bulk, something I think they would like and wear on their own, that matches their personality, with a note in each box.
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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    So far I got them a robe because why not lol. Plus they all wanted one and it doesn't say bridesmaid on it or even their names. I have 4 months so kind of a pretty long time to shop around.

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  • K
    Dedicated October 2021
    Kayla ·
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    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.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    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.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    That's a nice gift

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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    I paid for either hair or makeup and then got them a gift card to a place they really liked. As a bridesmaid I’ve never reused a tote bag or cup or robe etc.
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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    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!!

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    I'll probably get them something more personable for sure. 2 of my bridesmaids are 20 and 15 so can't get them wine or liquor or anything.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    I'm definitely getting them a gift card somewhere. Can't really do hair and makeup since my aunt is a hair dresser and is doing their hair so that kind of stinks haha

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  • Anna
    Super August 2020
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    I got them a robe (but a nice one that they could wear again- not one of the thin cheap ones just for photos). I also got them each a Kate Spade purse.

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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
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    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.

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
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    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.

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  • A
    Devoted July 2020
    Ali ·
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    We were going to get them a bottle of whatever they like to drink, but they don't drink anymore so we talked and decided we are going to give each other nothing and that way we are getting money lol
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  • Samantha
    Expert October 2021
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    Food, always food.
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  • Jessica
    Beginner February 2021
    Jessica ·
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    I've purchased their dress and will be paying for hair and makeup. Is this considered a gift? I'm also thinking of getting them something small but personalized for the day of.

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  • Talia
    Super October 2020
    Talia ·
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    That's most definitely a gift!
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  • Stephanie
    Dedicated July 2021
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    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!

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