50 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Your bridesmaids deserve much more than the usual keychain. Get creative and personal with these unique ideas.
by Amy Elliott
Gold monogrammed bridesmaid clutches
photo by Corbin Gurkin Photography

Giving your bridesmaids a thank-you gift is not required, but it never goes unappreciated. Odds are, your wedding party will lend a hand on more than one occasion (think: pitching in for the bridal shower, organizing a bachelorette getaway and volunteering their time for bridesmaid dress fittings), and a gift is a thoughtful token of your gratitude.

There isn’t a right or wrong time to hand out bridesmaid gifts. If you’re gifting something that might be helpful to them leading up to the wedding, like an external battery charger for their cell phones or a monogrammed tote bag, the bridal shower would be a good opportunity to have everyone together and give them their gifts at the same time. Or, the rehearsal dinner is also a popular time to hand them out while giving them a heartfelt thank-you on the eve of your wedding. (Sentimental, right?)

If you’re stuck on what to give your bridesmaids, take a look at our list of 50 awesome gift ideas they’ll love.

Entertain Her

1. Tickets to a musical or dinner theater
2. A subscription gift
3. Headphones in her favorite color
4. Specialty playing cards
5. The latest best-selling book
6. A gift certificate to a movie theater or music venue
7. An e-reader like a Kindle Fire or iPad
8. A movie-themed gift basket
9. Tickets to a sporting event
10. A set of movies themed around a favorite actor, director or film era
11. A bottle of wine and a new board game

Pamper Her

12. Silk pajamas
13. Luxe robe
14. Personalized stationery
15. A gift certificate to a local boutique
16. A monogrammed set of bath towels
17. A designer clutch
18. A gift certificate to a luxury spa
19. A designer makeup bag
20. A sample size perfume gift set with a gift certificate to purchase her favorite scent
21. A hair blowout and beauty session at a local salon
22. A canvas weekender bag and beach towel set

Make Her Something

23. Personalized jewelry
24. A scented candle
25. All-natural soaps
26. Holistic beauty treatments such as bath salts and scented astringents
27. A hand-painted platter or ring dish, designed at a local ceramics studio and personalized with her favorite colors
28. A knitted scarf, throw or other cozy wool item 
29. A hand-bound photo album or scrapbook
30. Assorted jars of homemade jam and scones
31. A personalized poem, framed

Play Off Her Passion

32. A gift certificate for an introductory ballroom, salsa or flamenco dance class
33. Workout gear
34. A flight bag, camera case or classy travel kit bearing her initials
35. An introductory hobby class (like cooking, pottery or baking)
36. A gift certificate for a session with a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, reflexologist or nutritionist
37. A hot new cookbook or a first-edition classic by Julia Child
38. Gardening tools, a flowering plant or a gift certificate to her local gardening center
39. Vintage ashtrays, lace bureau scarves or Depression-era glass
40. A subscription to a niche magazine (like skiing or photography) and a matching accessory, like a hat and scarf

Wine and Dine Her

41. A French press with a pound of gourmet coffee
42. Sushi-making supplies
43. A fabulous bottle of bubbly, a nice ice bucket or a wine club membership
44. A gift certificate to a favorite restaurant
45. Luxe table linens, napkin rings and place card holders
46. Decadent chocolates
47. Caviar, foie gras or a gift certificate to a nearby gourmet grocer
48. A deluxe picnic basket
49. A cute apron
50. A collection of your favorite recipes with a tea towel or colorful colander

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