Congratulations. Your wedding day is fast approaching and soon you will be a new bride. Dresses, cakes, and halls
are ready, and one of your last tasks is to choose your bridesmaids gifts. Here are some suggestions for unique and different bridesmaid gifts that will suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
One of the most popular types of gifts for members of your wedding party is a gift that highlights your special day. This present can be easily displayed, and whenever your bridesmaid looks at it she will can remember the day with a smile. Figurines fall into this category – Bridesmaid bears, angels, and Precious Moments are all available online and at gift stores. If you are having a professional photographer take your wedding pictures, have him or her take individual pictures of each bridesmaid and the maid of honor, and present them to each in a lovely 8 x 10 inch frame. Crystal candy dishes, bud vases, and perfume atomizers are also traditional bridesmaid gifts.
While brides and members of her wedding party will likely visit the beauty salon and/or spa prior to the wedding, women love to be pampered anytime. Spa gift certificates are available for facials, massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, scrub or mud treatments, and of course, manicures and pedicures. Another option is to present each bridesmaid with a necklace and earring set that is suitable to wear with their dresses on your wedding day. Choose simple sets that can be worn again – real or faux pearls, small diamonds, or blue sapphires are good choices.
Everyone loves a gift basket, and bridesmaids are no different. Gift hampers or baskets are an excellent opportunity to make unique homemade bridesmaid gifts, and personalize each thank you present. This option is also good for brides on a budget. Here are some suggestions to get you started: For spring weddings, include a collapsible umbrella in a fun print, matching rain slicker, packages of flower seeds for the garden (or flower bulbs for summer blooms,) garden gloves and trowel, maple syrup with organic pancake mix and a flipper. For summer weddings, items can include sunglasses, sunhat, sunblock, beach towel, beach book. Autumn brides can give spring bulbs, winter skin care kit, mulled-wine kit, and a cuddly lap-throw or afghan. Winter bridesmaids will look forward to gourmet hot chocolate in a travel mug, warm hand-knit socks, a handmade scarf and hand-warmers. A great gift basket for brides of all seasons is the Relaxing Bath Basket. Include bath oil or bubble bath, a loofah or bath scrunchy, bath pillow, scented candle, and a CD of relaxing music.
Be sure to include a personalized, hand-written thank-you note with the presents for your bridesmaids. These close friends or family members have honored you by standing with you on your wedding day, and whether your gift is traditional or unique, it should reflect your thanks for being part of your special day.