When you ask someone to be your bridesmaid, chances are you are asking them to do more than simply don a hideous dress and stand beside you on your wedding day. Instead, you will likely hand them a long list of responsibilities and favors that are expected to be taken care of in order to make your special day as stress free and perfect as possible. Because of this, it is customary to get gifts for bridesmaids as a way of thanking them for their help and for putting up with your demands. Below are a few ideas of gifts that can actually be enjoyed and appreciated by bridesmaids in your wedding party.
Gift certificates make great gifts for bridesmaids. The can be purchased for virtually and store or service that you can think of and can be a way of giving a gift while leaving some of the choice up to those who receive them. Gift certificated for spa services are a wonderful option as are those for your friends' favorite clothing stores or restaurants. This gift will be much more appreciated than a framed picture of you and your husband to be.
Jewelry is another good choice when it comes to gifts for bridesmaids. It doesn't have to be anything high end, but it should be a quality piece that demonstrates your thanks for your friends' hard work and care on your part. A silver bracelet engraved with a personal message of thanks is a great touch, or a simple piece of designer costume jewelry will be greatly appreciated by your bridesmaids.
Customized Gift Bags or Baskets
If you want to take a hands on approach to the gifts that are given to the women in your bridal party, then customized gift bags or baskets are a good option. Each one should be filled with your friends' or family members' favorite items. Perhaps a selection of their favorite candy or snack foods as well as their favorite scents and bath or body products would be a good touch. You can be as creative as you like, but the idea is to create a gift that is made just for the recipient and that has had a lot of thought put into it.
A Girls' Only Trip
Although it may sound funny, purchasing a girls' only trip for you and your bridesmaids could be the perfect thank-you gift. Break the news to the ladies and take the trip as an early bachelorette party before the wedding to make it even better. The women will thank-you for your generosity and you will have a blast living it up with the girls.
When it comes to choosing the perfect gifts for bridesmaids, many women choose items that are less than wonderful. The options above are gift ideas that would be truly appreciated by any woman in your wedding party.