When it comes to picking out gifts for your wedding party, thank them with something that rises to the occasion. After all, these are the people that got you through your wedding planning journey and will support you on your big day. So, give them thoughtful gifts they’ll actually want and can use.
Many bridesmaid gifts can be customized to really add that personal touch. You can include the names or initials of your bridesmaid, mark the occasion with your wedding date, or a short message just for your best friends. Here are some wedding party gifts for your bridesmaids or groomsmen (or both!) that they’ll be sure to love:
You and your crew are always up for an adventure. Whether it’s a weekend at the lake, taking on the ski slopes, or food-hopping in a new city, you like to get out and explore. Gift your wedding party members this weekender bag, which can be personalized with each of their initials. It’s roomy enough to hold all the essentials they’ll need for your next weekend getaway together.
If your wedding party traveled far and wide to be with you on your special day, give them a red-eye survival kit. It’s a must-have for long plane rides—or for the morning after a big party like, say, a wedding. You can include neck pillows and an eye mask, a bag with scrunchies and hair ties, and other items (like a compact mirror) to help get them through the flight home.
When the party’s over and reality sets back in, your best friends will be grateful for a thermal mug they can use daily. This camper mug is the perfect gift for your nature theme wedding high up in the mountains. You can also make this a personalized gift so Marge from HR can’t claim it as her own (because she will want to!).
If you plan to indulge in a few drinks pre-ceremony, your bridal party will love raising a personalized monogrammed glass. These rocks glasses are ideal for any cocktail or a pour of whiskey. You can choose to personalize these individually with each person’s initials or put the initial of your last name (or new last name!) so they can always remember the day.
If you are getting married in a sunny vineyard or are having a destination beach wedding, a chic straw brim hat will keep your girls sun safe. These hats can be personalized and they’re foldable, so they travel well. Your bridesmaids will think of you every time they pack for a sunny getaway.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on a unique bridesmaid gift if you’re on a budget. Fill this fun tote bag with a few other small gifts to make a nice gift bag for your girls. Then, your wedding party can re-use the bag for work, the farmer’s market, or just carrying around town on errands.
Whether they’re heavily imbibing on your wedding day or just need to rehydrate throughout the night, your besties will be grateful for a chic reusable water bottle to sip from. And you’ll be grateful to cut down on waste with BPA- and lead-free bottles for everyone. These glass water bottles are travel-friendly, too, so your girls can keep it with them on-the-go, wherever they go.
A fan favorite for any bride sending a bridesmaid proposal gift is to send your bridal party bridesmaid robes. Personalize these robes with the names of your bridal party for that added personal touch. Even after the wedding day, your friends can keep their robes as a wonderful reminder and keepsake from your big day.
Keep your bridal party hydrated in style with a monogram stainless steel tumbler. Not the right style for you? Not to worry; tumblers come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can match these gifts to your wedding theme. Pick a skinny tumbler with a straw—or a coffee tumbler if you know your besties need that kick of caffeine in the morning.
Thinking of sending your friends a “will you be my bridesmaid” gift box? If you are, then you can’t go wrong with this personalized gift box. Boxes come with each bridesmaid’s name printed on the cover in gold foil, and you can fill each box with gifts and goodies your bridesmaid will love—for example, bath bombs for the self-care queen or a new pair of sunglasses for the beach bunny. Each member of your wedding party will love the personal touch of a box created especially for them.
If you want classic bridesmaid gift ideas, you can’t go wrong with a jewelry box. Your bride squad can keep their favorite earrings and necklaces safely tucked inside this vegan leather jewelry organizer—or, if they’re also engaged or married (or just like to rock rings!), safely store their rings in this ring dish. And if you want to go the extra mile, add small jewelry gifts inside the travel jewelry case to pair with their bridesmaid dresses to wear on the day of the wedding.
You can’t go wrong with a cute makeup bag for your bridesmaids. This makes a great thank you gift for your bridesmaids because they can use it to store their makeup not only on your wedding day, but every day. So practical!
Maid of honor gifts for your bestie can show how much you appreciate all their help throughout this wedding journey. They aren’t just your best bridesmaid, but your best friend. And, as such, you want to get them something special—like these engraved initial charm bracelets. (You can even get matching bracelets for the two of you!)
Take it back to simpler times and host a sleepover bachelorette party. Gift all your bridesmaids a pajama set to wear during your slumber party. This pajama set comes in different colors, so you can mix and match your sets based on your bridesmaids’ personal style. Spend the night jumping on hotel beds, sipping champagne, and laughing until the sun comes up—but do it in cute pjs.
If your bridesmaids love to travel, stylish luggage tags can make a great gift. Personalize them with each bridesmaid’s name or initials, or pick a cute design your crew will love.
If your wedding party loves a great glass of red (or white!), this cute stemless wine glass could be the perfect gift. Gift them to your bridal crew at your bachelorette party and get the party started with a few drinks before heading out for a night out on the town! Or, if them on your wedding day for a pre-wedding toast. (Bonus? Wine glasses are great party favors to take home after the wedding as a reminder of the role they played on your big day.)
Get the bubbly ready, because these champagne flutes are ready to be filled! These flutes are designed with a frosted etching of wedding dresses—but if you have any bridesmen in your crew, you can also grab glasses designed with tuxedos. As you’re getting ready for the wedding, pop that bottle of champagne and share a toast with your bridal party.
We love a good bridesmaid proposal (who doesn’t?). If you’re putting together a bridesmaid gift box or a proposal box, add a touch of elegance with this lovely rose gold bangle. Its simple and elegant design will match any outfit or style, making it a versatile piece to have the bridesmaids wear during the wedding ceremony and after the wedding. You can even personalize the card for each person in your wedding party—including your maid of honor, matron of honor, and flower girl.
Gone are the days of gift cards and boring gift bags for your bridal party. There are so many ways to say thank you to your bridesmaids. From bridesmaid jewelry to pajama gift sets to personalized glassware. Whatever gift you choose, remember to include a note for each member of your wedding party, telling them how much they mean to you and thanking them for being there with you on that special day. And for even more gift ideas? Be sure to check out Zola’s gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen.