Bright Ideas for Bridesmaid Gifts

Doting on the bride-to-be is hard work! To show your appreciation, skip the monogrammed sweats and give your girls some goodies they’ll really love. These brilliant bridesmaid gift ideas are sure to please your pals.

A Feminine Flask

Why should the groomsmen have all the fun? Give your bawdy bridesmaids a lady-like flask to stash in their purses, and put the party back into bridal party!


Practice the art of giving. A small original print or fine art photograph, carefully chosen to reflect the tastes of the recipient, is an unexpected and sweetly thoughtful thank you.

Personalized Stationery

Send each bridesmaid a whole box of thank-yous! Paperless Post actually carries pretty paper goods, including designer stationery that you can personalize with a pal’s name or monogram.

Red Peony Border stationary, $33 for 20 cards, Paperless Post

Constellation Necklace

Always a bridesmaid? Give your ladies a constellation prize! These beautiful brass pendants chart the stars in each maid’s astrological sign for a subtly personal take on a traditional bridesmaid gift.

Weekender Bag

Think outside of the tote bag and do a cute weekender instead! This chic striped number would be perfect for a destination wedding, or just a (well-) packed wedding weekend.

LULUS Exclusive Jet Setter Cream and Black Striped Weekender Bag, $48, LuLu’s

Make-up Class

Springing for a professional make up application will get them gorgeous for the big day, but a professional makeup lesson will give your gals a lifetime of glamour. Plus, it’s a great excuse for a girls’ night! Throw in a pretty gloss or compact for touch ups on the fly.

Coach Wristlet

A little luxury for the girl on the go! These Coach wristlets are classically stylish and super practical; choose your maid’s favorite color for a personal touch.

Corner zip wristlet in metallic crossgrain leather, $65, Coach

Bubbly Glasses

Festive gold-flecked champagne glasses are a delightful reminder of the big day and all the future celebrations you’ll share. After the honeymoon is over, bring out the bubbly and get the girls back together again.

Champagne Bubbles Highball Glasses, $58, Anthropologie


A subscription to Birchbox is the gift that keeps on giving! Even after they’ve hung up their bridesmaid dresses, beauty boxes full of fun products and girly surprises will arrive on their doorsteps each month.

Apron and Forest Feast Notebook Trio

These aprons from Anthropologie are adorable and come in an array of lovely patterns. Add a trio of Forest Feast notebooks for the creative cook to track her kitchen escapades.

Forest Feast Notebook Trio, $13, Terrain

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