30 Memorable Gift Ideas the Maid of Honor Can Give to the Bride

Looking for a maid of honor gift to give the special bride in your life? We rounded up the best gifts a maid of honor can give.
by Elena Mauer

Of course, you want to get the bride a gift she'll love, but if you're the maid of honor, you want it to be extra special. After all, your friend or sister chose you to be her right-hand woman on one of the biggest days of her life, and a meaningful or clever gift is a way to show her how important she is to you too.

A maid of honor gift to a bride could be given on the wedding day itself, or it could be an engagement or bridal shower present. Some of the best surprises for the bride from the maid of honor are items that are personalized, sentimental or help her get a little R&R or pampering on or around the wedding day. These are our favorite gift ideas for a bride from the maid of honor.

  1. Personalized Kimono Robe

    personalized silky kimono robe

    Have this pretty kimono robe personalized with the bride's initials (maybe her new initials if she's changing her last name). She can wear it while getting ready for the wedding, on the honeymoon and beyond.

    The Knot Shop premium silky kimono robe with pockets, from $38, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  2. Wedding Vow Art Print

    Wedding Vow Art Print

    What an amazing wedding gift from the maid of honor to the bride and groom. To pay tribute to the most important part of their day—the vows—have those meaningful words printed as art to hang in their home. (Ask them to share their vows with you beforehand, give a gift card or send this gift to the bride and groom shortly after the wedding.)

    Minted your vows as a foil art print, $115 for 8x8 (unframed), Minted.com

  3. Monogram Necklace

    Monogram Necklace

    Some of the best surprises for the bride from the maid of honor look luxurious and are personalized just for her, which makes this monogram necklace a no-fail choice.

    Baublebar metal block letter monogram, $120, Baublebar.com

  4. Modern Design Tote Bag

    Modern Design Tote Bag

    Brides have a lot of stuff to haul around—wedding planning notes, magazines (like The Knot!), honeymoon supplies (beach gear, mostly likely)—which makes this personalized, modern design tote bag ultra useful.

    The Knot Shop geo prism tote in Black on White, $25, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  5. Friendship Necklace

    Friendship Necklace

    This is a gorgeous maid of honor gift to a bride who's also a BFF. The crystal, silver and gold vermeil friendship necklace tells her you've always got her back with the inscription: "Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them but you always know they are there."

    Mary Steratore Good Friends Are Like Stars necklace, $55, UncommonGoods.com

  6. Spa Gift Card

    Spa Gift Card

    Wedding planning can get more than a teensy bit stressful, so any bride would likely welcome a spa gift card to use toward a facial, massage or mani-pedi.

    Spa Week spa and wellness gift card, amount of your choice, SpaWeek.com

  7. Personalized Wedding Ring Box

    Personalized Wedding Ring Box

    How gorgeous is this personalized wooden wedding ring box? The bride can share it with her new spouse, or keep both her wedding ring and engagement ring tucked inside for safe keeping. It makes a wonderful gift for a bride on her wedding day from the maid of honor.  

    The Knot Shop natural charm personalized pocket-size wooden wedding ring box, $30, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  8. Framed Engagement Photo

    Framed Engagement Photo

    A meaningful wedding gift from the maid of honor is a framed engagement or wedding photo with a mat that's foil-printed with the wedding date.

    Framebridge The Stella with personalized mat, $89, Framebridge.com

  9. Rose Gold Compact Mirror

    Rose Gold Compact Mirror

    This gorgeous rose gold compact mirror is emblazoned with a diamond gemstone motif, which nods to the bride's engaged status but isn't overly “wedding-y,” so she'll use it forever.

    The Knot Shop designer compact mirror in Gem Stone print, $22, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  10. Sister Necklace

    Sister Necklace

    A perfect maid of honor gift to the bride who's also a sister, this sister necklace carries a sweet sentiment: A sister is a forever friend.

    Kathy Bransfield A Sister Is A Forever Friend necklace, $84, UncommonGoods.com

  11. Wedding Invitation and Photo Frame

     Wedding Invitation and Photo Frame

    Place the wedding invitation and a meaningful photo in this mother-of-pearl frame, for a keepsake the newlyweds can cherish long after the wedding day.

    Prinz 2-opening 5-inch x 7-inch mother of pearl frame, $50, BedBathandBeyond.com

  12. World Map Art

     World Map Art

    Looking for a wedding gift from the maid of honor to the bride and groom? If they love to travel, the newlyweds will adore this world map art piece. They can hang it in their home and mark all the places they go together—starting with their honeymoon destination.

    Cathy's Concepts our world travels canvas wall art, $75, Nordstrom.com

  13. Monogrammed Cosmetic Bag

    quilted makeup bag

    This monogrammed cosmetic bag not only looks expensive (it isn't), but it's also personalized, making it an extra-special addition to the bride's honeymoon luggage.

    The Knot Shop quilted velvet travel makeup bag in Spa Blue, $15, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  14. Instant Camera

    Instant Camera

    If the bride is a lover of all things old school, get her an instant camera to tote along on the honeymoon. With this wedding gift from the maid of honor, she can take some special photos to save in an album (or to share only with her new spouse).

    Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera in Smokey White, $70, Target.coms

  15. Ring Dish

    ring dish

    What bride wouldn't want a simply gorgeous (and safe) place to put her ring at the end of the day? This ring dish is inscribed with the phrase "with this ring" to remind her always of her wedding ceremony.

    Kate Spade New York Take the Cake ring dish, $30, Nordstrom.com

  16. Engagement Coffee Mug for Bride

    ring coffee mug

    "Does this ring make me look engaged?" This engagement coffee mug makes for a perfect selfie op. After all, a newly engaged bride likely loves to show off her new bling.

    The Knot Shop Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged? personalized coffee mug, $15, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  17. Bridal Gift Box

    bride gift box

    This gift box is ideal for a woman who's newly engaged. It's full of surprises for the bride from the maid of honor, including a makeup bag, soy candle, coffee mug, journal and pencils, each with a cheeky wedding theme. You can choose the candle scent (we recommend "champagne kisses").

    DefineDesignEtc Future Mrs. gift box, $75 with 9 oz. candle, Etsy.com

  18. Monogrammed Luggage Tag

    faux leather luggage tag

    Send the bride off on her destination wedding or honeymoon with a gold-monogrammed luggage tag made of pretty vegan leather.

    The Knot Shop faux leather luggage tag, $15, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  19. 'Bride' Wedding Dress Hanger

    wedding dress hangar

    A beautiful maid of honor gift to the bride, this wedding dress hanger is a special way to store the lovely dress she's so excited to wear.

    WhiskeynWeddingBells wedding dress hanger, $19 (for cherry with silver wire), Etsy.com

  20. Custom Cover Photo Album

    mr. and mrs. photo album

    The wood cover of this photo album is customizable (and can also read "Mr. and Mr." or "Mrs. and Mrs."), and it gives the bride a place to save important photos.

    Bed Bath & Beyond "Mr. & Mrs." photo album, $31, BedBathandBeyond.com

  21. Celebratory Champagne Flutes

    Celebratory Champagne Flutes

    The happy couple can toast their engagement, wedding and future milestones with these whimsical, celebratory champagne flutes, which say "Sip sip hooray!" and "Pop fizz drink!"

    Two's Company champagne glasses, $30 for set of 2, LordandTaylor.com

  22. Vine Motif Silver Locket

    Vine Motif Silver Locket

    We're in love with the antique look of this vine motif silver locket. It's got enough space inside to tuck in a meaningful memento, such as a love note from the groom or a sweet congratulatory note from the maid of honor.

    The Knot Shop filigree silver locket necklace, $20, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  23. Initial Ring Dish

    Initial Ring Dish

    Choose a ring dish with the bride's first or last initial. She's sure to get a lot of use out of it, no matter where she puts it or what important trinkets she lays on it. (We're willing to guess her engagement ring is one of them.)

    Emily Jeffords monogram trinket dish, $14, Anthropologie.com

  24. Personalized Coasters

    Personalized Coasters

    Personalized coasters are a fitting wedding gift from the maid of honor to a bride and groom who love to entertain.

    Williams Sonoma marble and copper monogram coasters, $23 for set of 4, Williams-Sonoma.com

  25. Bride's Journal

    Bride's Journal

    This bridal journal can hold all her "little notes for the big day," including her planning ideas, vendor notes, vow drafts and more. It's a great maid of honor gift to a bride at her engagement party.

    The Knot Shop charcoal linen pocket journal with Little Notes emboss, $20, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  26. Personalized Cutting Board

    Personalized Cutting Board

    We're really digging this chic personalized cutting board. Because it can be emblazoned with their initial (if the bride is changing her last name), it makes for a very thoughtful wedding gift from a maid of honor to a bride and groom—especially if they're foodies.

    Cathy's Concepts monogram marble and wood cutting board $63, Nordstrom.com

  27. Initial Throw Pillow

    Initial Throw Pillow

    A wedding gift from the maid of honor could be a simple accessory for the newlyweds' new home. This initial throw pillow fits the bill—either choose one with their shared last initial, or buy two: for their separate first or last initials.

    Pottery Barn personalized alphabet pillow cover, $36, PotteryBarn.com

  28. Wedding Emergency Kit

    Wedding Emergency Kit

    This gift idea for the bride from the maid of honor shows you want her wedding day to go off without a hitch. You'd be surprised how many unforeseen minor emergencies can pop up, but the makers of this petite wedding emergency kit have thought of all the most common ones. Inside are bandages, floss, stain remover, safety pins, double-sided tape and so much more. There are even faux wedding bands because, you know, someone really could forget, and the wedding must go on!

    The Knot Shop bride minimergency kit. $22, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

  29. Married AF Tote Bag

    Married AF Tote Bag

    Here's a maid of honor gift to the bride with a sense of humor. She'll love showing off the fact that she's "married AF" as she totes this bag on her honeymoon.

    PinkPoppyWeddings married AF bride tote bag, $18 (for black print on white bag), Etsy.com

  30. Just Married Doormat

    Just Married Doormat

    This is a simple but meaningful idea for a wedding gift from the maid of honor to a bride and groom. This doormat represents that the couple now share their home as newlyweds. This one says Mrs. & Mrs. but Mr. & Mr. and Mr. & Mrs. are also available.

    Pottery Barn Mrs. & Mrs. doormat, $69, PotteryBarn.com


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