5 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas They’ll Love

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They were there when your spouse-to-be first caught your eye. They calmed your butterflies before your first date and lent you earrings on the second. They loved you through your DIY side bangs and college term paper meltdowns, your edgy phase and semester abroad. They’re your best friends on Snapchat and were the first ones to like your engagement photos. They’re your sisters, cousins, and friends, and now they’re your bridesmaids.

These girls will help you zip up your wedding gown, stand with you when you say “I do,” and remain your loyal support system throughout marriage. So how do you say “thank you” to these amazing ladies? Look no further (well, you will have to do some scrolling): here’s a list of five awesome bridesmaid gifts that your girls will love.

Bridesmaids arranging bride's gown

Photo Credit || Kidd Photography

1. Presents That Pamper

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Robes, Nightshirts, or Pajamas

Nothing says “bridesmaid” quite like a beautiful robe, personalized nightshirt, or a pair of fancy pjs that the girls can wear while getting their hair and makeup done the morning of your wedding. What might have first seemed like just a fad has proven to be one of the trustiest and most luxurious of bridesmaid gifts.

Not only are robes great for wearing while getting ready for the main event, but they also make for stunning pre-wedding pictures. If getting-ready wedding photography is part of your plan, either matching or coordinating robes and pajamas are the way to go. We love the robes from Plum Pretty Sugar and the pajama sets from beau-coup.

Bride and bridesmaids in robes

Photo Credit || Jen Fariello Photography

Book A Post-Wedding Spa Appointment

While hair, makeup, and nails might be part of the wedding-day itinerary, your bridesmaids will love a massage or facial after the busy weekend. After all the dancing they’ll do at your reception, (not to mention hours of running around in heels), treat their sore feet and tired gams to some some post-wedding TLC.

Luxury Candles

Artisanal candle companies are popping up left and right. With unbelievable scents and beautiful packaging, these hand-crafted candles make for perfect bridesmaid gifts. Even better, with such eye-catching containers, these glasses and tins can be used as vanity or countertop catchalls once the wax has burned away. Give her a subtle hint for how to unwind post-wedding with Snowe’s Staycation candle, or go super high-end with Mad et Lin’s raw, hand-poured French apothecary candles.

Scents like rose and honeysuckle symbolize love, gratitude, and appreciation, while scents like chrysanthemum symbolize friendship. Mix up the scents to make each bridesmaid’s gift unique. (Psst! Want some candles of your own? Check out Zola’s selection and add them to your registry!)

2. Bridesmaid Bags

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Whether it’s a tote (like this cute one from Zola), a clutch, or a cosmetic case, bags make for great bridesmaid gifts. Not only will your commitment crew look super cute while carrying around their wedding day essentials, they can also use the bags after the “I do”s are done.

Add a personal touch: fill your bridesmaids’ bags with keepsakes like framed pictures or handwritten notes. Consider also including kits from Pinch Provisions, which include 21 must-have items every bridesmaid should have at the ready, like an emery board, earring backs, clear elastics, a mending kit, and safety pins.

Bride and bridesmaids with matching clutches

Photo Credit || Jen Fariello Photography

3. Fancy Feet

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Stilettos or pretty peep-toes might look great with your bridesmaids’ dresses, but spending an entire night in heels can take a toll on their toes. Comfortable but cute flats make for great bridesmaids gifts that, again, can be used after your wedding.

Looking for the perfect pair? We love these foldable flats that fit easily into any clutch or purse. TOMS also has some great bridal options that your bridesmaids will use for years to come.

Bride and bridesmaids wearing TOMS

Photo Credit || Cuppa Photography

4. Personalized Presents

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If you want to make your bridesmaid gifts a bit more personal, consider buying things that can be monogrammed or marked with each ‘maid’s name. This is an awesome way to turn a sweet gift into a treasured keepsake. Here are some ideas for personalized gifts:

  • Customize stationery with bridesmaids’ names for a classic standalone gift or a great addition to a tote bag.
  • Personalized wine bottle labels turn a Friday night staple into a sweet wedding memory.
  • Monogrammed and name-inspired jewelry is a timeless gift that can be worn during and after the wedding. See below for two different pendant necklace designs sold on Zola that can be personalized with bridesmaids’ first initials.

For tons of other personalized gift options, check out Cathy’s Concepts entire product line on Zola to find affordable, monogrammable gifts of all sort, from wine glasses to keepsake boxes to weekender bags.

5. Gift Subscriptions

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Gift subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving. Whether you give one month, six months, or a full year of goodies, your bridesmaids will be ecstatic to receive something fun in the mail every few weeks. Remind us to give you our addresses.

Here are some great gift subscriptions to consider:

Winc Monthly Wine Club

Winc’s monthly wine club delivers the nectar of the gods straight to your pals’ doorsteps. Choose from one, three, or six-month memberships and let your friends choose what kinds of wine they like best from Winc’s curated assortment of delicious vinos.

Taste of Bliss Membership

Give your support crew a key to their most beautiful, pampered selves with a one-month bliss membership. From monthly treatments to exclusive perks, this exclusive offer through Zola entitles each bridesmaid to one month of bliss’s membership program benefits, including a 60-minute “blissage” or a signature “fabulousfacial,” plus 20% off bliss products and 10% off spa add-on services.

Birchbox

Birchbox is your go-to bridesmaid gift for girls who love all things beauty. Once a month, your bridesmaids will receive a box in the mail filled with makeup, skincare, hair, and fragrance products. Luxury in a box.

Stitchfix

If your friends are fashion-forward, Stitchfix is an awesome choice. You choose the gifted amount for each bridesmaid and from there, they can each work with an online personal stylist and receive a monthly box filled with five hand-picked pieces of clothing and accessories. Trust us, they’ll feel like VIPs with this trendy gift subscription.

BootayBag

Step aside, BootayBag is about to become your bridesmaids’ new BFF. This cheeky (get it?) underwear club sends one or two pairs of hot undies to your door once a month. Your girls can choose what size and styles they like online and enjoy sexy (and comfortable) new underwear with every delivery.

Your big day wouldn’t be quite as special without these important friends by your side, so make sure they feel the love with thoughtful bridesmaid gifts they’ll cherish forever. Now, is it too late for us to join your bridal party?

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