7 Brilliant Bridesmaid Gifts

July 3, 2013    |    By +
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Weddings cost a fortune these days. No matter what your budget, you will probably go over it and you’ll discover things you need that you never even knew existed. But, luckily you have a team of fabulous ladies to help you weigh the necessities from the luxuries and to help you through the planning of the most magical day of your life.

But, one thing that they can’t help you with is picking out the gifts for them. And whether you’re a bridezilla or not, let’s face it, they deserve gifts for being your golden girls.  But thanking them doesn’t have to mean another year of wedding related credit card debt. I’ve found a handful of colorful and useful gifts as outstanding as your bridesmaids. You’ll also love that they all come in at or under $50 … except for one that I couldn’t resist!


If you end up choosing one of these or select something else, please share your bridesmaid gift ideas with our audience and help out other brides everywhere.

kate spade paper weight

Kate Spade New York paperweight $30

Kate Spade has a whole line of these adorable paperweights so there’s sure to be one as unique as each of your bridesmaids. How can you resist the fun pop colors and graphics? And, for $30 you won’t feel guilty about getting something designer.

spa card

Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week $50

I don’t know any women who would be disappointed to receive a spa gift certificate and bridesmaids are no exception. In fact, they probably need it more than most after all of that dancing at both the bachelorette party and the wedding itself … in heels!

birth flower necklaces

Birth Month Flower Necklace April $48

Honor each of your girls with a real preserved flower for their individual birth months.  These are colorful and great quality that dress up any casual outfit. Just know that these are pretty big (more than one inch square) so if you have a super petite bridesmaid, make sure that she’s comfortable with bold jewelry.

personalized mirror bridesmaid gift

Personalized Enamel Purse Mirror $29.95

If you want to do something classic without giving them another addition to the junk drawer, this personalized mirror is the way to go. It’s personalized with up to three initials and comes in five chic colors so you can pick one that reflects each bridesmaid. This is something that will stay in her purse for years. A compact mirror can be a girl’s best friend.

colorful phone charger for bridesmaids

Portable iPhone Charger $30.49

If your group of girls is full of go-getters who never seem to have a minute to recharge themselves, let alone their phones, then this is the gift for them! It’s also great if your wedding is a destination wedding where they may have charging issues because of plug adaptors. The colorful accessory stores a charge that can easily fill up their iPhone whenever they need it.

manicure-set-travelTravel Manicure Kit $20

Another gift that women never buy themselves that will come in handy time and time again is a mini manicure kit like this one from Sephora. She can keep it in her purse for emergency hang nails and snags, or put it in her travel bag so she’s prepared for anything wherever she jets off to next. This is also great if you’re having a destination wedding.

pjs for bridesmaids

Nordstrom Poplin Pajamas $58

I love the idea of giving all of your bridesmaids matching pajamas

Congratulations on your engagement and enjoy the planning process so that you have some great memories to think back on.

See our other wedding related posts just for the bride and groom:

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