So you’ve popped the question to your bridesmaids and they’ve said a big, fat “yes”, now you get to look forward to planning your very special day surrounded by the favourite ladies in your life. Your bridesmaids will play essential roles in the run-up to your wedding date.
They’ll plan your hen party and provide vital support during the ups and downs you’re certain to experience as you approach your big day, so what better way to say thank you than with a little gift?
Here we share our top gifts for bridesmaids so you can show them just how much they mean to you at this very important milestone.
The bridesmaid planner
One of the many responsibilities of a bridesmaid is to share the burden of wedding planning in those months, weeks and days before your big day. Your bridesmaids will be a real asset to you as you overcome wedding planning stress.
Here Hitched reveals more about the role every bridesmaid should play in supporting their bride-to-be at this nerve-wracking time:
“The bridesmaids can help the bride with various parts of the wedding planning, and may be asked to help with specific tasks depending on their individual skills and talents. If you’re good at crafts, the bride might ask you to help with DIY wedding favours, whilst those with a knack for design might assist with the stationery.
You might also be asked to sort through RSVPs, categorise menu choices or offer your opinions on wedding suppliers. Be prepared to help with any wedmin – and do so with a smile. It’s all part of the role of bridesmaid!”
Gifting your maid of honour or bridesmaid with a planner is a great idea and it’ll certainly come in handy. The Busy B Gold Bridesmaid Planner offers 128 pages of checklists and tips to help your bridesmaid focus on the task in hand. You can even write a personalised note from you to her inside for an extra sweet touch.
The ultimate pamper kit
Make sure your bridesmaid looks and feels fabulous for your wedding by gifting the ultimate pamper kit.
Wedding planning can take its toll on everyone involved, including your helpful bridesmaid, so make sure she has all she needs to be her best and most relaxed self on your wedding day.
With this luxury pamper kit from Etsy, you can build your own selection of handmade essentials based on your bridesmaid’s unique personality.
There’s also an option to upgrade to a personalised wooden box making this gift not just a pamper set, but a keepsake.
The bridesmaid bracelet
There’s no better memento than a beautiful piece of personalised jewellery. Every time your bridesmaid looks at it, she’ll remember the vital role she played in supporting you as your special day approached.
This personalised sequin bridesmaid bracelet from Bloom Boutique is a great choice that’s also budget-friendly, making it the perfect pick if you have several bridesmaids to buy gifts for.
The colour, size, and gift-wrapping can all be personalised, and you can add a Swarovski crystal birthstone charm to its delicate chain to tailor the piece further.
For brides with a little more to spend, this ‘I couldn’t tie the knot without you’ bridesmaid bangle from Junk Jewels makes a beautiful gift.
The wedding day accessory
Why not buy a gift that your bridesmaid can use on your wedding day? From monogrammed clutches to personalised champagne flutes, the possibilities are endless so think outside the box to grab a great gift for your bridesmaid.
Those looking to stick with tradition, can’t go wrong with a bridesmaid robe. This floral bridesmaid robe from Little England Gifts comes in an array of colours and finishes and can be personalised with the bridesmaid’s name and role.