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20 Creative (and Thoughtful!) Bridesmaid Gifts for the Bride

These thoughtful gifts from the bridesmaid to the bride are sure to make your best gal smile, and maybe shed a few happy tears, too.

bride holding a gift

The big day is approaching, and as a bridesmaid for a very special bride, you may be finding that you’d like to give her a gift to show her how much you love her and value your relationship. Since you’ve likely splashed out a bit of cash for the wedding already, it’s fine to keep a bridesmaid gift to the bride rather small. There’s no need to go overboard; just a little token of your affection is totally suitable. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some of the best gift ideas for the bride from a bridesmaid. Some are sentimental, some are funny, all are just right for gifting. 

So whether you want to present the bride with a gift at her shower or wait until her big day, we know she’ll love these bridesmaid gifts to the bride. 

beach towel

Send the bride off on her honeymoon in style with this trendy beach towel sporting her new name. Choose from two different sizes so she can wrap herself in luxury. Adorned in pretty pink flowers, this beach towel makes the perfect bridesmaid gift to the bride.

Printed Designs Co. Bride beach towel, from $31, Etsy

wind chime

Looking for great gift ideas for the bride from a bridesmaid? These tinkling wind chimes will make the newlywed couples’ outdoor space complete. A wooden plaque is personalizable with their last name, a monogram, or their wedding date. What better way to remember their special day every time the wind blows? 

Weathered Raindrop wedding anniversary wind chime, $59, Etsy

jewelry box

What bride wouldn’t love this Tiffany-inspired jewelry box for all her favorite pieces? And what makes it even better is the gold-embossed, “Girl, you’re amazing.” You know, just in case she was wondering. With plenty of room for rings, bracelets and necklaces too, this aqua jewelry case from the WeddingWire Shop is a great bridesmaid gift to the bride. 

WeddingWire Shop large faux leather jewelry case, $20, WeddingWire Shop


We can’t think of a more appropriate bridesmaid gift to the bride than a custom hanger to display her gorgeous wedding gown. This one, from Etsy shop Custom Bridal Hanger, artfully displays her wedding date and new last name on an attractive wooden hanger. It’s a gift she’ll never forget. 

Custom Bridal Hanger personalized bridal hanger, $12, Etsy

personalized lanterns

Adorn her mantle with this chic, trendy lantern that proudly displays her new last name. Available in black or white, the glass opening allows the inscription to pop against the soft candlelight inside. 

Qualtry personalized lantern, $40, Etsy

pearl necklace

There’s no better time to gift the bride with the perfect layering necklace that proclaims her brand-new initial. That’s why this pearl initial pendant from BaubleBar makes such a perfect bridesmaid gift to the bride. This 18-inch statement necklace will quickly become one of her daily go-to pieces. 

BaubleBar Blair Hera pearl initial necklace, $58, BaubleBar

pearl bracelet

Nothing says that a bridesmaid gift to the bride can’t be jewelry. Gift the bride this lovely, dainty gold and freshwater pearl bracelet without breaking the bank. Whether she chooses to wear it on her wedding day or not, we think you’ll see her wearing it more than once! 

Dareth Colburn Designs freshwater pearl bridal bracelet, $34, Etsy

rose gold compact

This personalized rose gold glitter compact is your go-to gift if you’re looking to give the bride just a small token of your friendship as her wedding day approaches. After all, who doesn’t need a bit of bling in their makeup bag? 

WeddingWire Shop personalized rose gold glitter compact, $10, WeddingWire Shop

white lace robe

The best gift ideas for bride from her bridesmaid is one she doesn’t know she needs, like this beautiful lace robe. It’s the perfect piece for her to slip into after her wedding dress comes off, but it’s also just right for getting-ready pictures or to tuck into her suitcase and bring on her honeymoon.

To Happily Ever After lace wedding robe, $60, Etsy

bride gift box

Always a classic, this bridal gift box is a great way to celebrate the bride-to-be. Show her you’ll always be there for her with this beautiful box full of bridal goodies. A pretty, feminine robe in a variety of colors, fun sunglasses and a trendy “Bride” cup are just a few of the items she’ll receive. 

My Handmade Wedding Co. bridal gift box, $55, Etsy


Looking for something inexpensive to show the bride you’re thinking of her? We love this “Little notes for the big day” journal. It’s a great place for her to store all her wedding-related thoughts and ideas, or keep a journal of her first months as a newlywed.

Mister Scribbles Little Notes for the Big Day journal, $13, Etsy

bride and maid of honor mug

This sweet ceramic mug makes a perfect gift to a bride from bridesmaids. It features an adorably heart-melting sketch of a bride sitting side-by-side with one of her leading ladies. It’s proof that it doesn’t take a bunch of money to give her a meaningful gift she’ll use over and over again. 

Waldeal bride with bridesmaid ceramic mug, $19, Amazon

bride canvas bag

What bride wouldn’t love this sweet gift from her bridesmaid? This canvas makeup bag features a beautiful floral design with the word bride inscribed in the middle. She can use it on her wedding day and beyond. 

Moonwake Designs bride canvas makeup bag, $15, Amazon

jewelry box

Another of our favorite gift ideas for a bride from a bridesmaid is this ceramic ring dish. She’ll be getting a very special piece of jewelry on her big day, so chances are she’ll want to store it in a safe place when it’s not on her finger. This cream-and-gold ring dish with gold Mrs lettering is a just-right gift she’ll love. 

Quany Life ceramic jewelry dish, $12, Amazon

personalized tote bag

If you’d like to give the bride a gift that she’ll use on her wedding day and beyond, this pretty, feminine pink and white colorblock tote makes a great choice. It’s roomy enough to use as a purse or a weekend bag, and you can even personalize it with her initials—her new ones, of course! 

WeddingWire Shop large personalized tote bag, $20, WeddingWire Shop

stress release putty

Looking for a cute, whimsical bridesmaid gift to the bride? This glitter-studded putty is what you’ve been searching for! The bride can reduce stress and keep those bridezilla moments at bay when she stretches, folds, and smoothes this premium putty. 

Gears Out Bridezilla stress relief putty, $10, Amazon

marriage endless sleepover

Giving a sentimental gift to the bride is totally not a requirement. There’s nothing saying she wouldn’t love a funny bridesmaid gift to the bride. Check the box with this hilarious mug that pays tribute to her hitched status. It’s sure to be a hit. 

Humor Us Home Goods marriage mug, $13, Amazon

diptyque candle

Our favorite gift ideas for the bride from a bridesmaid are the ones she’ll love and use over and over. And since this Diptyque candle is a fan favorite, we’re guessing it’s a pretty good choice. With an amazing berry scent and long-lasting wax, it’ll be right at home on her mantle or at her bedside. Choose from 2.4 or 6.5 ounce sizes. 

Diptyque Berries candle, from $36, Nordstrom

shower steamers

Mimosas are the perfect wedding beverage: these light and sweet drinks take center stage at any festive event. That’s why we love these mimosa-scented shower steamers as a bridesmaid gift to the bride. She’ll feel totally pampered when she showers with these handmade shower steamers, which come beautifully gift wrapped in a rustic tag.

Herbs and Soil mimosa shower steamers, $6, Etsy


If that special bride in your life is a fan of functional gifts she can actually use, consider this ultrasonic essential oil diffuser as a bridesmaid gift to the bride. An attractive white outer boasts a trendy pattern that’ll coordinate with any home decor, and the steam diffuser will have her home spelling amazing every single day. It’s a gift she’s sure to appreciate. 

Serene House cool mist diffuser, $40, Nordstrom

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