Our family and friends are the most cherished part of the wedding day. They bring comfort, joy and those happy tears that will unavoidably flow. There is nothing more heartwarming than having your besties cheer you on during the big day.
Being a bridesmaid is great fun that comes with great responsibility. As a recent bride, I remember relying on my maid of honor for so many things. I wanted to appreciate her with a gift that she could use to prepare for the big day as well as in the years to come.
Here are my top ten choices for bridesmaid gift ideas to last beyond the big day!
THE HAPPY PLANNER
Bridesmaids are usually actively involved in wedding planning. Weather is organizing the Bachelorette Party, Buck & Doe, or putting together a Wedding shower, these ladies need to be organized and on top of their time management game. My good friend gifted me the Happy Planner and I used it throughout the year leading up to my wedding. Not only is it stunning to look at, it is also super practical and motivational for goal setting and productivity. Plus I fell in love with the mother-daughter duo at Living Creatively who design these beautiful planners and much more.
PERSONALIZED HAND-HELD MIRROR
You know what they say: “A mirror is a girls best friend”. And you can bet that your girl will need a mirror during her prep for the big day. I came across this beautifully minimal yet classic hand-held mirror on Etsy, and could not resist getting one for myself. Although I didn’t get it personalized, you have options of different wood as well as etched names or monograms. Also, Beyond Acrylic offers various styles, varying from simple designs to more elegant curves. Your bestie will use this practical keepsake for years to come.
GEL NAILS AT HOME KIT
If your girl spends money on gel manicures at a salon, this is a perfect gift for her. Not only will she be able to do her nails at home in preparation for the wedding, she can also save a ton of money on going to the salon for years to come. I personally use and highly reccomend MelodySusie brand. Its super easy to use and my nail color lasts for over two weeks. This LED Nail Dryer works for manicure as well as pedicure. I would also recommend getting a pair of top and base coat with this gift to get her started.
PERSONALIZED TOTE BAG
A tote bag is a must have during the big day. Bridesmaids are responsible for carrying important items for the bride. The personalized nature of the tote will make it easy to find and recognize. Not to mention that she can proudly use it beyond the wedding day. Handmade by Chelsea at SimplySaidPaperCo, Best Bridesmaid Ever Tote is a perfect choice.
This classically designed piece of jewellery has a hidden surprise. It carries essential oils in its porous mineral pearl. Since the wedding day can get quite stressful having the calming influence of essential oils is much welcome. Not to mention that the design and effects of this Essential oils diffuser necklace make it a great accessory for every day use. Claudia at Pure & Simple Life offers an array of options that will make any bridesmaid happy.
You best believe that your girlfriends will be bringing a pair of flats to the big day. These babies are a lifesaver when the party breaks out on the dance floor. Take them all shopping and treat them with a pair of Nude Flats that they can wear anywhere after the wedding. You can never go wrong with a nude flat. ALDO does affordable classic nudes in the best way!
FLANNEL PLAID ROBE
This is a fun and cozy twist on the quintessential bridesmaid robe. There are so many robes out there for brides and their wedding party. This warm flannel alternative will keep your BFFs cozy during the day and for years to come. Not to mention that you can pick different plaid designs from SS Weddings to complement each friend best.
Stud earrings are a staple for any girl to own. I especially love these Teardrop Crystal studs by Statement Grey shop from British Columbia. They are timeless and can be worn during the ceremony as well as in different settings. Also the owner of the shop, Molly at Statement Grey has lots of hand made, timeless designs to browse through.
This is a great contingency kit in case anything unplanned happens during the big day. Anything from bobby pins, and a mending kit to dental floss and pain relievers can be found in the Miniemergency kit for Bridesmaids. Personally, I carry one with myself every day, so I am sure you bridesmaid will make a good use of it outside of the big day.
HAIR REPAIR MASK
Hair repair mask is a perfect weapon to make your hair shine during the event. This gift is pure gold that will transform any hair type to its luscious state. Devacurl Melt into Moisture Hair Mask is girls best friend when it comes to making hair looking healthy and moisturized.