18 Gorgeous Bridesmaid Gifts Your Gals Will Love
Great friends are hard to come by; great gifts shouldn't be.
From late night tears to carpool karaoke, they've been there with you through it all. And now they've graciously agreed to stand by you on one of the most important days of your life. Show your best girls just how much you appreciate them with handpicked gifts that are almost as beautiful and unique as they are.
Perfect for holding tissues, lipstick and other wedding day essentials, these beautiful clutches from Oatmeal and Lace can be fully customized with your choice of interior lining and exterior fabrics to suit any bridesmaid's style.
Custom Clutches, $50; etsy.com
Beautiful and practical, compacts are great for quick makeup checks on the big day. These gorgeous wreath-embellished ones from The Knot come with a monogrammed lid and can be engraved on the reverse side for an extra special touch.
Designer Compact, $15; theknot.com
Spa Day Box
Your bridesmaids work hard for you in the months leading up to your wedding day. Pamper them with a relaxing spa kit filled with fizzy bath salts, handmade soaps and more soothing spa goodies.
Spa Day Gift Set, $29; etsy.com
Hankies for Happy Tears
This thoughtful gift will hold up through an entire day of waterworks, then it can be washed and kept as a sweet reminder of your special day.
Happy Tears Handkerchief, $18; etsy.com
With a gorgeous array of personalization and design options, a notebook from May Designs will help keep your girls stylishly organized throughout wedding season and beyond.
Personalized Designer Notebooks; maydesigns.com
Champagne Gummy Bears
Because who wouldn't want a box of Dom Pérignon-infused bears? P.S.: the cooking process renders the bears non-alcoholic so even your young maids can enjoy these delicious gummy treats!
Baby Champagne Bears, $8.50; sugarfina.com
'Day of' Jewelry
Show your love with a chic piece of jewelry that will suit even the pickiest among you. These dainty teardrop earrings by For the Maids are not only beautiful and inexpensive, but come gift-wrapped with a sweet, personal note you can customize for each girl.
Teardrop Stud Earrings, $32; etsy.com
A good coffee cup is equivalent to gold in my book. Especially if that coffee cup is made out of real gold like this polka dot mug from Lucy Sui. To complete the gift, pair with a bag of her favorite brew, coffee creamer and/or sweetener.
Joyful Mug, $12; lucysui.com
Give to Her Favorite Charity
In lieu of a traditional store-bought gift, consider making a donation in her name to a charity that aligns with her values and passions.
Sometimes a Gift Card Says It All
Gift cards to their favorite restaurants, shops or coffee spots are always welcome and appreciated. Plus, it saves you the stress of choosing and fretting over gifts they may or may not want or need. Add a special touch by wrapping the cards with pretty doilies and ribbon, and attaching a hand-written note.
Make This: Beautifully-Wrapped Gift Cards
Nothing Beats a Good Book
Whether it's a cookbook, a juicy thriller or an old favorite, the gift of a great book is akin to giving your gals a mini vacation. Wrap these treasured tomes in pretty paper and ribbon and don't forget to snap a pic with their new reads before the day is over!
Fully-Stocked Cocktail Kit
Fill a bag, box or wooden crate with all the essentials to make a favorite classic or signature cocktail. We love the way this bride styled her DIY margarita kit with handmade bottle labels and a mini lime tree!
Make This: DIY Margarita Gift Crate
High-Quality Eye Shadow Palette
Keyword here: quality. A premium eyeshadow palette like this sultry Too Faced collection is a luxury many bridesmaids would love to have, but would rarely buy for themselves. Choose colors that suit your girls' individual complexions and/or a palette that fits with your wedding color and theme.
Too Faced Boudoir Eyes, $36; sephora.com
Friendship Bracelets That Give Back
Each time you purchase one of these artisan-crafted, semi-precious stone bracelets from Divinity LA, a portion of the sale is donated to select charitable foundations like Water.org, Relay for Life, Sea Turtle Conservancy and many more.
Divinity Bracelets, $16; divinityla.com
These adorable kits from Pinch Provisions come packed with 21 wedding day essentials like bobby pins, deodorant, a sewing kit and much more.
Minimergency Kit for Bridesmaids, $18; pinchprovisions.com
Engraved Dress Hangers
Not only do these engraved wooden hangers make sweet, personal gifts, but they're extra handy if all your girls are wearing the same dress.
Personalized Dress Hangers, $10; etsy.com
To Have & to Hold In Case They Get Cold
Planning a winter wedding? Use the chilly theme as an excuse to give your pals these chic and cozy handmade blanket scarves.
Plaid Blanket Scarf, $10; etsy.com
Rose Gold Flasks
With a simple, elegant design, these rose gold hip flasks make hiding your liquor look oh-so-stylish. If you're feeling extra thoughtful, fill each lady's flask with her favorite booze before gifting.
Monogram Rose Gold Hip Flask, $18; theknot.com
Bingo Gift Game
Download and print blank bingo cards for each guest. Have the guests fill in the blank squares with wedding gifts they think the bride will receive. During gift opening, guests mark off their bingo card as gifts are opened. The center square with the heart is a free space. Give guests a small sheet of heart stickers or a pen to mark off the squares. The first guest with five in a row wins.
Take this classic game to the next level by having guests pair up and play against another couple. The twist: Tie the couples' hands together to make it harder to play. The couple that wins continues on to play the next couple. Last couple standing wins. Download signs for each of these games.
Romantic Movie Quotes
Download and print the game worksheet which features quotes from popular romantic movies. Give a form to each guest along with a pen and have them fill out as many as movie titles as they recognize. The highest number of correct answers wins.
(Answers: 1. New Moon; 2. Notting Hill; 3. City of Angels; 4. The Notebook; 5. Dirty Dancing; 6. Say Anything; 7. Jerry Maguire)
Ball and Chain Game
The old ball and chain: Teams pair up and try to get foam balls and chains from one bucket to another. The hitch is that you can only use your knees to transport the balls. The couple with the most balls in the bucket at the end of a minute wins. Use spray-painted foam balls and string to create the balls and chains.
Married or Not Married?
Download and print the list of celebrity couples. Give each guest one of the lists and a pen and ask them to guess if the couple is married or not married. The guest who gets the most correct answers wins.
Wedding Catch Phrase
Guests will need to think quickly on their feet as they try to get through as many wedding words as possible before time runs out. The team with the most words at the end of two minutes wins. Before the shower, download, print and cut out the wedding catch-phrase cards.
What's in the Bag Memory Game
Fill a purse or tote bag with items that the bride might pack for her honeymoon (15 to 20 items). Download and print the "What's in the Bag" game cards for each guest. Have the hostess take out each item one at a time from the bag to show the guests. Once all items have been shown, quickly hand out a card and pen to each person and give them one minute to write down as many items as they remember. The guest with the most correct answers wins. Present the filled bag as a gift to the bride-to-be.
He Said/She Said
Download the editable game card for this fun game. Have the host of the shower interview the bride and groom in advance. Ask the happy couple to answer a series of questions to help generate the quotes for the list. Once your document is created, print a copy for each guest. Set up a station for guests to fill in their guesses of who said what. At the end of the shower, tally up the answers and see who has the highest amount of correct answers.
Memories and Advice
Create a sweet memory book for the bride-to-be. Set up a photo area where guests can have their photo taken with the bride or other guests at the shower. After taking a photo, have the guest fill out a card (download and print before the shower) to insert into the book. The guests can provide a piece of advice for the bride and groom or share a favorite memory. The shower hostess can have the photos printed and add them to the book after the shower, next to the written message from each guest.
Try a fresh take on a classic game. Download and print the memory cards that are all about marriage. For a new twist, hang the cards on twine/string on an empty wall and have guests take turns going up to the wall to try to make a match. If they make a match, they hold on to the pair of cards. The couple with the most cards in the end wins.