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.
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).
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).