If you have been far too busy taking care of all the other details for your wedding and have forgotten to get gifts for your bridesmaids, these are some last-minute gift ideas. All of them can be acquired at normal stores, and many of them can be personalized to fit each of your bridesmaids’ tastes and personalities.
Bridesmaid Gift: Framed Childhood Photo
If you have known your bridesmaid for a long time, consider buying a frame with space for at least one photo. Then call your mom and have her find some good photos of you with that bridesmaid at various ages, and arrange them in the frame. Your bridesmaid will enjoy remembering the times you shared together as children.
Bridesmaid Gift: Romantic Comedy DVD
Purchasing a romantic comedy on DVD is a great gift for both single and married bridesmaids. For the single ones, they can watch it alone or with other girls as they wait for love, and the married ones can have something to watch other than their husbands’ action flicks.
Bridesmaid Gift: Fancy Chocolates
Every girl loves some good chocolates, and your bridesmaid is no exception. Go to a gourmet chocolate store (or the gourmet chocolate section of your average grocery store) and pick out a selection of chocolates. Wrap them up in a nice basket or bag if they are not already fancily boxed.
Bridesmaid Gift: Spa Gift Certificate
Get each bridesmaid a gift certificate for a treatment at a spa in the town she lives in. That way, while you’re off enjoying your tropical honeymoon, she’ll be able to enjoy some pampering of her own.
Bridesmaid Gift: Purse or Handbag
No woman can have too many handbags or purses. With each girl’s taste in mind, go to a department store and pick out a handbag for her to add to her collection. For an extra surprise, fill it with some candy or a fun stuffed animal.
Bridesmaid Gift: Tea Set
If your bridesmaids are tea drinkers (or even if they aren’t and you want them to be), get them fancy tea sets. Blooming tea sets are beautiful and novel items, and they usually come with a pretty glass teapot and a few blooming teas that open up to look like flowers when they are put in hot water.
Bridesmaid Gift: Pampering Basket
Put together a small basket for each bridesmaid full of bath salts, special soaps, body washes, and lotions. Keep her fragrance preferences in mind as you pick out the items for each pampering gift basket.
Bridesmaid Gift: Flower Plants
If your bridesmaids live in the area, get them each a potted flower or another potted plant. They can either keep them indoors in the pots, or plant them in their gardens. Each time they see the plant, they can think of you, and you can even ask them to say a quick prayer for you every time they water the plant.
Bridesmaid Gift: Clothing
If you know your bridesmaids’ tastes in clothing and sizes, you can pick out some cute summer dresses, skirts, or tops for them. Even better, you can take them shopping and let them pick out something they want. If you do the shopping yourself, make sure to give gift receipts so they can exchange the items if they need to.
Bridesmaid Gift: Wedding Photo Album
If you are really last-minute and just can’t get something before the wedding, consider taking a rain check and waiting until you have your wedding photos. Then put together a small photo album or scrapbook for each of your bridesmaids to help them remember the special day you shared together.