Creative Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

You can find fun and interesting Bridesmaid Gifts with just a bit of looking. Check out these fun shirts at Bailywicks, an Etsy shop.

You can find fun and interesting Bridesmaid Gifts with just a bit of looking. Check out these fun shirts at Bailywicks, an Etsy shop.


If you are like many brides, there is nothing better than realizing that your fiance is your best friend. He is the one you want to laugh with, cry with, talk with. But even though you are at your happiest when he is with you or when you are thinking of him, your wedding is the perfect time to celebrate the other people who have been your support. Choosing your bridesmaids is also a great way to honor and to thank those who have been with you throughout your life. These are the women who listened to you cry over losing the wrong one and helped you become strong again and ready to find the right one. Not to mention, you have had a ton of fun with these girls through the years and you want them to know that they will always be special to you. This is why choosing bridesmaids, giving cool bridesmaid gifts, and honoring them can be a bit stressful; you want everything to be perfect for your best friends.

Creative Bridesmaid Gift Ideas:

Tips for Choosing Gifts

Giving your bridesmaids gifts is a tradition. From helping you pick out your dress, to throwing your bachelorette party, to helping your day be perfect, these ladies deserve a special treat. Typically, bridesmaid gifts include engraved items or jewelry but you may be more interested in some unique bridesmaids gifts. Here are some things to keep in mind while choosing.

Personalized hangers are inexpensive and super cute!

Personalized hangers are inexpensive and super cute!

    • Figure out some basics. Knowing how many bridesmaids you will have, if you want them to have the same gift or personalized gifts, and how much you can spend will get you on the right foot.
    • Gifts should have some function for after the wedding. If you are planning on buying their dresses and shoes, a great way to save some money is to buy shoes that not only compliment your wedding colors, but also capture the taste of each bridesmaid. Instead of throwing it in the back of their closet, they will be thrilled to wear their shoes for years to come.
Give your bridesmaids a Bridesmaid Survival Kit. This one is from Sweettalkdesigns, another Etsy shop.

Give your bridesmaids a Bridesmaid Survival Kit. This one is from Sweettalkdesigns, another Etsy shop.

  • Make a plan for how you want to present the gifts. Traditionally, bridesmaid gifts are given out during the rehearsal dinner after the bride toasts her bridesmaids. But be careful. If there are some in attendance who will not appreciate the personalized gifts or who are jealous that they are not a bridesmaid, you may want to do it in private. If you do, still make it memorable. While getting ready before the wedding, toast the bridesmaids and give them their gifts then. Make them feel special!
  • Keep in mind your friends’ sacrifices. If they are dropping money for hotels, travel, etc, insist on paying for some of that. Weddings can be financially stressful for bridesmaids, so making things as comfortable for them as possible is an important way to keep peace. If you expect a lot, give a lot.
  • Once you are engaged, you can start looking. Make a  list of creative bridesmaid gift ideas for each person and then keep that list on your phone or in your purse. This a great way to remember  to keep your bridesmaids in mind whenever you are shopping.Don’t hesitate if you find the perfect gift and the wedding is a year away. Keeping your eyes open early on help you avoid rushing for less meaningful, more expensive gifts.

Creative Bridesmaid Gift Ideas:

Inexpensive but cool bridesmaid gifts

Bridesmaid gifts can sometimes feel stressful when you feel that you are already spending a ton on the wedding. But some of the most special bridesmaid gifts can be homemade. Check out these ideas!