It’s wedding week here on Dear Wendy, and, to celebrate, I have some handy-dandy wedding-related gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for the brides, grooms, bachelorettes, and bridesmaids in your life. A popular convention around bridesmaids’ gifts is to give something that you’d like your bridesmaids to wear during the wedding, like matching necklaces or fascinators. Boo, I say. The point of a gift is to give something you think the recipient would enjoy and appreciate . . . and maybe use beyond the occasion of your wedding. With that in mind, here are some of my favorite bridesmaid gift ideas of 2015 — gifts your bridesmaids will actually like receiving. Unless they hate awesome stuff.
I love these sweet tea towels. Pair with some tea (I like David’s tea) or some fancy chocolates or a box of handcrafted caramels.
How adorable are these ceramic mini mason jar shot glasses? Perfect for espresso, desserts, and of course, shots!
A pretty Vera Bradley cosmetic bag (Etsy also has a bunch of cute cosmetic bags. I love this one). You could add a few goodies inside, like this Essie lovely sheer nail polish set, a beautiful smelling travel candle (I love this brand!) and super cute matchbook, and some lip balm appropriate for a wedding celebration (or any special occasion).
I love these Kate Spade stud earrings with so many different colors to choose from to complement your bridesmaids’ different hair and and skin colors. I also love these studs and these, too.
Oh, and little bowl to keep them in. (DW readers can use the coupon code DEARWENDY to get 20% off their purchase until May 31, 2015!).
Personalize your gift with these initial pendant necklaces. Simple and pretty enough for everyday wear.
This “depth of friendship frame” would be perfect with a favorite photo of you and your bridesmaid(s).
And if you’re putting together a few smaller items, how about a little favor bag to present them in, like this sweet bridesmaid bag (made by the same artist who designed my DW tote bags!).
For more bridesmaids gift ideas, check out the gifts guides from 2014 and 2013.
ktfran May 5, 2015, 12:43 pm
I want everything on this list! So fun. Maybe I’ll save and send to my mom next year for Christmas and just tell her to do this.
niki May 5, 2015, 12:56 pm
I bought my bridesmaids a chocolate covered bottle of wine and a gift card to a store they liked. The place that sells the wine actually pairs the chocolate and a flavoring that compliments the wine. I was able to tailor it to each bridesmaid’s unique tastes. They loved it.
ktfran May 5, 2015, 1:12 pm
Hold the phone. A chocolate covered bottle of wine?!? I’m intrigued.
niki May 5, 2015, 3:04 pm
Bliss in a Bottle
http://blissinabottle.com/shop/ (sorry Wendy. I know this isn’t one of your affiliates.)
Portia May 5, 2015, 4:28 pm
Oh good, now I know what to get my sister for MOH gift! Hopefully she’ll share.
ktfran May 6, 2015, 8:23 am
This is absolutely insane. I love it!
Jocelyn May 5, 2015, 10:44 pm
Thanks for featuring my polka dot wood bowls, Wendy! They are an extremely popular choice for bridesmaids and gift giving of any kind (psst, they also make a lovely wedding gift)!
Readers can use the coupon code DEARWENDY to get 20% off their purchase until May 31, 2015. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Cheers!
Dear Wendy May 6, 2015, 5:22 am
Thanks, Jocelyn! I’ll update the text to reflect the code. Take care.
Lauren May 7, 2015, 4:00 pm
These are all wonderful bridesmaid gift ideas. I love the initial pendant necklace – so pretty! Thanks for sharing.