Your maid of honor works hard. There’s a seemingly endless checklist of tasks on her plate, which she’s graciously making her way through out of sheer love for you, your partner, and your public commitment to each other. Your girl deserves a gift! Few people, other than your soon-to-be-spouse, will share in the joys and stresses of planning your wedding quite like your maid of honor. To thank her for being your confidante, your shoulder to cry on, your BFF throughout it all, we suggest treating this wedding day wingman to a thoughtful and personalized maid of honor gift.
That said, we get it—choosing the perfect gift to communicate all your gratitude is no easy task. Plus, I’m sure your bank account is really thriving thanks to all those wedding expenses. But you’re in luck—we just happened to know a thing or two about great gifts. Here are 10 maid of honor gift ideas under $100 that say “thanks for putting up with all this wedding sh*t and still wanting to watch ‘Friends’ reruns with me and my bottle of sauv blanc every Tuesday night.”
Note: We realize that some of you might be purchasing a man of honor gift instead of a maid of honor gift, which we think is groovy. While the below article was written with a female MOH in mind, please mentally adapt the pronouns to work for your situation—many of the gift suggestions can work for any type of loyal friend.
For The Foodie Maid of Honor
This award-winning cookbook by renowned Charleston chef Sean Brock, which focuses on heritage foods of the South, will inspire any food-lover to get in the kitchen. Combine this New York Times bestseller with a chic yet practical place to store her recipes and culinary creations.
For The Hostess Maid of Honor
If your pal is the type of person who’s always hosting a crowd, she’ll absolutely love having this beautiful bar tool set on hand for spontaneous batches of margs or the occasional Manhattan. Bonus: the copper finish is so chic, this set functions just as nicely as a piece of living room décor.
For The Wine-Loving Maid of Honor
Is your MOH always slinging her latest wine store discovery at your BYOB dinner parties? Do you turn to her when it’s time to order vino at a restaurant? If yes, then give her the gift of never having to schlep her Sauvignon up to her 4-story walk-up again via Winc’s monthly wine club, which will deliver her picks from Winc’s vast assortment to her doorstep.
For The Techie Maid of Honor
She was the first one to show you how to use Snapchat, and programmed your Apple TV remote for you. Thank your techie BFF for all she’s done by giving her a Google Home Mini speaker. Powered by Google Assistant, she’ll soon have a hard remembering how she ever lived without a voice-activated robot in her kitchen.
For The #SelfCare Maid of Honor
This manicure set’s moody floral case is pretty enough to sit out on display—add in great functionality (clippers, scissors, cuticle trimmers, tweezers, you name it) and a gorgeous rose gold finish, and your maid of honor is guaranteed to swoon.
For The Jetsetting Maid of Honor
Encourage your travel bug bestie’s next adventure with this volume of suggestions and itineraries for destinations throughout the US and Canada, collected from The New York Time‘s popular column “36 Hours.” Throw in a funky-fresh pineapple luggage tag, and she’ll be reminded of you every time she sails through baggage claim.
For The Minimalist Maid of Honor
She’s stood by you through thick and thin, so why not give her a present that will equally last the test of time? This white topaz-studded bracelet by Catherine Weitzman is delicate enough to be wore daily, either paired with other jewelry or on its own. Its wood-grain texture (in 18K gold vermeil) was inspired by wood found in Hawaii—how special is that?
For the Party-Girl Maid of Honor
If Kei$ha was channeling your maid of honor when she wrote that “the party don’t start ’til I walk in,” then look no further. Celebrate the woman who’s a walking good time with this one-two punch of party essentials for on-the-go merriment: boozy travel accessories in feminine copper, and a way to keep the tunes flowing (even in water!).
For the Bibliophile Maid of Honor
If your right-hand lady has books piled up in every corner of her home, chances are she could use a stylish way to bring some order to her literary obsession. Help her out with this pair of pineapple bookends finished in of-the-minute brass—both stately and playful, they will feel timely for years to come.
For the Homebody Maid of Honor
This cuddle-inducer would make anyone want to cozy up on the sofa and never leave (except to perform all those maid of honor duties, of course). Help your buddy perfect her hygge skills with Matouk’s soft, brushed cotton throw neutral enough to match any interior style.
Featured Photo Credit || Meredith Ryncarz Photography