What to Get Bridesmaids for Gifts: 3 Beautifully Simple Ideas
Struggling for bridesmaids gift ideas? Your beautiful bridesmaids are there to help you plan and enjoy your wedding day, so how do you make sure you say thank you properly? The good news is there are all sorts of ways to treat your bridesmaids, with ideas to suit all budgets and personalities. Here are three super simple-yet-special bridesmaids gift ideas to help you say it, and say it right.
Bridesmaid Goodie Bag Gifts: Low Budget
A goodie bag filled with little treats is the simplest way to give your bridesmaids the thanks they deserve without blowing your budget. All you’ll need is a bag – you can get decorative drawstring hessian bags for just a few pounds online, or a simple paper gift bag works just as perfectly – and then you can fill it with lots of lovely little things.
Good ideas for mini gifts for bridesmaids include miniature luxury hand creams, lip gloss, miniature perfumes, sweets, badges and even sentimental trinkets. Place them on your bridesmaids’ table at the wedding breakfast to give them a wonderful little surprise to sit down to on the day; they will love it!
Bridesmaid Jewellery Gifts: Medium Budget
Jewellery makes the perfect bridesmaids gift idea for something they’re guaranteed to love and use. A piece of pretty jewellery is something your bridesmaids can treasure forever, and can even become a super practical gift that they can wear on the wedding day itself. Whether it’s wedding day jewellery or simply a thank you gift for after the wedding, there are plenty of options to suit varying budgets.
A simple pair of elegant stud earrings with a thank you note makes a beautifully simple jewellery gesture that your bridesmaids can wear for any occasion. Alternatively, an elegant bangle is a wonderful symbol of eternal friendship and gratitude, proving a highly popular choice for brides looking for the perfect bridesmaid gifts. Or, why not gift your bridesmaids with a matching necklace each to wear during the ceremony? They can be as simple or as decadent as your style and budget allows, and wearing it during the ceremony means your maids will have a stunning memento from your big day.
Another sweet idea would be to gift each of your bridesmaids a Nomination charm to celebrate the occasion, whether that might be a link engraved with their name and the date of the big day, or a friendship themed charm to show them how much you appreciate their love and support.
And jewellery doesn’t have to mean just the classics; why not go for something a little different like a sparkling Swarovski crystal pen? You could even choose a jewelled compact mirror for each of your girls; practical and beautiful!
Bridesmaid Spa Day Gift: Higher Budget
Rather than a physical gift, why not treat your bridesmaids to an unforgettable experience instead? If you’ve got the budget and you’re stuck for bridesmaid gift ideas, nothing can really beat the gift of spending a bit of quality time with your girls once the wedding is over and you can all relax together. Lots of brides are turning to this more modern, experience-based approach to thanking their bridesmaids for all their hard work and support. Whether you choose a full spa day for a bit of pampering, or opt for a spot of afternoon tea and champagne, this is the ideal solution for brides who simply can’t decide on the perfect gift.
And what about your groomsmen?
Grooms, you’re not off the hook. The giving of groomsmen gifts is becoming more and more common, and it’s a great gesture of gratitude for your closest friends and family. Some great ideas include classic men’s jewellery and accessories, small enough not to break budgets but special enough to demonstrate how thankful you are.
An ideal groomsmen gift option is the classic cufflink set. Doubling up as a practical item for wearing on the big day, a set of cufflinks is a stylish and affordable bulk gift that your guys can keep and wear for years to come. Slightly bigger budget available? A set of matching men’s watches makes a super-suave groomsmen gifting gesture; acting as an incredible memento of the wedding for your entire Team Groom.
Other highly popular groomsmen gift ideas include bow ties, personalised pocket squares, luxury grooming kits and hip flasks, all affordable to suit a range of budgets and tastes.
Got your own wedding jewellery sorted yet?
Before you start thinking about groomsmen and bridesmaid wedding gifts, let’s make sure you’ve got your own wedding jewellery chosen and sorted. Most importantly, your wedding rings. Are you going sleek and modern with white or rose gold? Or are you sticking to tradition with plain yellow gold bands? Whichever style floats your marriage boat, our complete collection of wedding rings here at Joshua James Jewellery has something that will make you want to say ‘I Do’.