You are so busy planning your wedding, but on the other hand, you couldn’t make it happen without your bridesmaids. Presenting a gift to the bridesmaid or bridesmaids is a traditional way to thank them for the time and effort they put into participating in your wedding.
Bridesmaids’ gifts need not be expensive. It’s perfectly appropriate to spend around $20 to $30 on each bridesmaid. This, of course, depends on your budget. If your maid-of-honor is a special friend or has gone out of her way to assist you with wedding plans and preparation it is also appropriate to spend a little more on her gift.
Bridesmaids’ Gift ideas – Jewelry
Jewelry is always an easy bridesmaids’ gift option. It is both popular and efficient to choose a necklace and earring set that can be worn with their wedding attire. Bracelets are another popular option, with pearl being among the most favored bracelets for bridesmaids. .
Bridesmaids’ Gift Ideas – Elegant Cosmetic Bag
An elegant cosmetic bag is another bridesmaid gift idea that can also be useful on your wedding day. Fill it with brushes and shades of make-up that work with your wedding colors. There are many places that offer monogrammed cosmetic bags for around $20.
Bridesmaids’ Gift Ideas – Elegant Compact
Treat your bridesmaid’s to an elegant gift they will use over and over, an elegant compact. Silver finished compacts can be plain, engraved, or ornately decorated. American Bridal offers a selection of beautiful compacts for the bridesmaids or maid of honor for around $20.
Bridesmaids’ Gift Ideas – Evening Purse or Clutch
Another useful bridesmaids’ gift is an evening purse or clutch. This can also be purchased anywhere from $15 to $25. Pick a color to match the bridesmaids’ dresses, or a fancy black clutch your friends may never have bought for themselves, but one which they will enjoy carrying out on evening outings.
Bridesmaids’ Gift Ideas – Picture Frames
Though not very original, picture frames are a traditional favorite for a bridesmaid’s gift. Silver picture frames, engraved or embossed with stunning stones are beautiful. You can find a variety of frames in a variety of designs at local discount outlets like Marshall’s or Ross. Personalize the gift of a picture frame by adding pictures from wedding planning sessions, rehearsal, or pictures of the bride or groom with the bridesmaid who will receive the frame.
Bridesmaids’ Gift Ideas – Small Jewelry Box
Another inexpensive but elegant gift idea for your bridesmaids or maid of honor is a small jewelry box. Small scalloped jewelry boxes made of crystal are not expensive, but will be a constant and useful reminder of your special day. There are a variety of crystal shaped jewelry boxes available or you may choose to find a small, but elegant all wood box.
The important thing to remember about your bridesmaids’ gifts and the gift for your maid of honor is not that the gift be expensive, but that it is heartfelt and memorable in some way. Your wedding is truly a time when your bridesmaids understand that it is the thought that counts. Reciprocate their kindness and cooperation in assisting with the wedding with a gift that is thoughtful, without spending a fortune.