A Wedding Planner's Top 10 Fav Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

You have just asked your closest besties to stand up with you on your wedding day and now you are trying to figure out the perfect bridesmaid gift to thank them, one that will symbolize what the last several years of friendship have meant to you. No easy task!

As a wedding planner, I have seen many a bridesmaid gift exchanged. Here is a list of my top 10 favs:

1. Robes

Bridesmaid robes are a multi-purpose accessory. They are a useful gift that the girls can lounge around in as they get ready, they can be worn after the wedding and they also make for some great photo ops on the wedding day.


2. Hangers

Keep those bridal dresses organized with personalized hangers for your wedding party. A beautiful accessory and fun keepsake your girls will appreciate.


3. Jewelry

Matching earrings, bracelets or necklaces to wear during on the wedding day or a personalized necklace to have after the big day. Jewelry is a popular choice among brides as a gift for their bridal party.


4. Cups/Glasses

If there is one thing you and your wedding party should do on the wedding day…..it’s hydrate! And what better way than some cute drinking tumblers with a straw (so you don’t ruin your lipstick), a water bottle, mug or custom wine glass will also do the trick.


5. Bags/Totes

In a hotel room of women, it’s easy to misplace items while getting ready the morning of the wedding. Help keep things organized with personalized makeup bags, tote or clutches your maids can use at the wedding reception.


6. Wedding Day Accessories

If jewelry isn’t your thing, a wrap or pashmina goes a long way to keep your girls stylish and warm on a cool evening. Some brides even opt to buy the bridesmaids dresses as a gift or give the girls some dancing shoes to change into once they have had enough of their heels at the reception!


7. Personalized Clothing

Forming your bride tribe is easy with all of the fun bridesmaid clothing options that are available. You might want to get the ladies some comfy pants to lounge in while they have their hair and makeup done, shirts (button up work great so you don’t ruin your hair), bathing suits for a getaway or night shirts for a “night before the wedding” sleepover.


8. Subscription Box

Subscriptions boxes are all the rave (one of the best gifts I have personally ever received). Buy your bridesmaids one box or a few leading up to the wedding day as a thank you for all of their help with the wedding planning.


9. Gift box

If you are having a hard time deciding on just one item for a bridesmaid gift, why not make them a DIY bridesmaid box or order one off Etsy?! Fill it with a cute card and all of your (and their) favorite items:


10. Makeup

What girl doesn’t love a little makeup? Some brides will offer to pay for the bridesmaids to have their hair and makeup done for them on the wedding day or purchase a makeup kit they can use and keep after the wedding.

Those are a few of my favs I have seen over the years. Great for a “Will you be my bridesmaid?” proposal box or a thank you for standing up with you on the wedding day.

What will you choose for your bridesmaid gifts?

Photo credits: 1. Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar / 2. Hangers: ThreeTwo1 / 3. Jewelry: Prim and Prairie / 4. Cups/Glasses: The Mint Orchid / 5. Bags/Totes: Port and Leather / 6. Wedding Day Accessories: Mia Krafts Shop / 7. Personalized Clothing: Sister 9 Designs / 8. Subscription Box: Fab Fit Fun / 9. Gift Box: Marbella Dish / 10. Makeup: Beauty Counter