October 09, 2018

Bridesmaid Gifts: What do I get my Bridesmaids as a gift?

Choosing your bridesmaids is the easy part.  But what do you get them as a gift return for their help and support? We've got the low down on Bridesmaid Gifts your gals actually want! They understand their role as bridesmaids – organise a kick ass hen party, look good, smile at the relatives, and generally deal with your inner brideszilla. Now you've got to come up with a Bridesmaid Gift to honour all the hard work. 

Generally speaking the brides will purchase the dresses, but unfortunately even the stunning sequin numbers rarely get worn again. Often brides treat their bridesmaids to hair, makeup and nails on the day (or a combination of these). 

Many brides also want to give their bridesmaids a gift, something that shows your girls how much you appreciate them. We’ve put our heads together (i.e. a serious collective of shopping experience) and come up with 5 alternative bridesmaid gifts that will help to make your wedding day a memorable one for your bridesmaids also.

1. The Obvious Bridesmaid Gift - Jewellery

Jewellery is the obvious choice, after all diamonds are a girls best friend. Also it makes a nice keepsake that they can wear throughout the year. And every time they wear it they will be reminded of the honour they had of being your bridesmaid. If you have multiple bridesmaids you can either get them matching jewellery as a gift or something unique to suit their style

2. The Practical Bridesmaid Gift - Robes

It’s your big day. You’re having the girls over early to get your hair and makeup done and to help you get your dress on. But the photographer will be there. What do the ladies wear before they put their dresses on? Well, we love the idea of matching robes. They make for a nice keepsake for your bridesmaids that they can wear whenever they are getting their makeup done.

Bridesmaid Gifts that are eco friendly!

At The Lovely Little Label we don't write anything on the back of our robes, because we want them to be used again. It's the perfect robe to throw in your bag for a weekend away or to get ready for a special night out in. 

3. The Personal Bridesmaid Gift - Perfume

As a gift for a bride we love the Something Blue perfume by Oscar de la Renta. But what about for your bridesmaids? Well, you can either get them their favourite perfume. Or you can go a little left field and pick one you think they will like. The great thing about perfume is that you can pick a different scent for each bridesmaid. This makes each Bridesmaid gift unique.

Wedding Day Gift Perfume

4. The Use it again Bridesmaid Gift - Bags

Ofcourse we have our beautiful clutch bags specifically for Bridesmaids. However if your look for a gift that your bridesmaids can use again after the wedding, then consider something like a sparkly clutch bag as part of the Bridesmaid Gifts. More often now we say Brides putting together Bridesmaid Gift Boxes. A Clutch bag is a practical and beautiful addition. Maybe throw in a tiny bottle of Processco to cheers with.

5. The Optional Bridesmaid Gift - Umbrellas

How could we compile a list of our favourite bridesmaids’ gifts without mentioning our infamous umbrellas?! These are so popular with our brides and bridesmaids. Why? They look great in photos, are practical for when it rains (did you know you have over a 60% chance of rain on your wedding day in Ireland), and can be used again by your bridesmaids. It’s something they will get great use out of, particularly in the UK and Ireland! Our favourite are the wooden handle umbrellas for your bridesmaids, which are good quality and practical for future use. And then as a bonus you can treat yourself to a heart shaped umbrella for yourself to add a pop to your wedding photos.

Bridesmaid Gift Wedding Umbrella

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