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DIY Groomsman Gift Box

Posted April 11, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Are you still looking for an awesome groomsmen gift? We’ve found it! Take a peek at this DIY groomsman gift box featuring hand-picked contents just for him. Grooms, select a few of your favorite manly gift items (a good book, necktie, bottle of liquor, cigar, flask, dress socks, pocket square, cuff links, wallet, etc.) and place the contents in a cigar box. Make each groomsman box unique (suited to his unique taste) and give as gifts the morning of the wedding.

DIY Groomsman Gift Box Idea (photo: leslee mitchell via style me pretty)

Embroidered Initial Necklaces (+ Giveaway!)

Posted March 17, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 47 Comments

Brides: have you picked out bridesmaid gifts yet? Not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place! I (Emma here!) love these charming initial necklaces spotted over at The Merriweather Council, one of the best bridesmaid gift ideas for 2014. These bridal party necklaces are hand-embroidered with your choice of fabric pattern and color (and thread color, too). You can coordinate with your wedding palette or pick unique combinations for each bridesmaid. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked a few of our favorite initial necklaces from the shop. PLUS, we’re giving away a HUGE prize pack of initial necklaces to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader in our newest wedding giveaway! Let’s begin, shall we?

Embroidered initial necklaces by The Merriweather Council via

21 Awesome Flower Girl Gift Ideas

Posted February 24, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 8 Comments

We’ve talked about flower girl trends in the past, from flower girl dresses (like ruffle flower girl dresses + eco-friendly cotton flower girl dresses) to basket alternatives for your ceremony. We’ve even told you how to keep your flower girl happy with five surefire tips and explained the answer to what does a flower girl do. Today, we’re adding to the list with our favorite hand-picked flower girl gift ideas. Giving your flower girl a gift is a great way to show her she did an awesome job as a bridal party attendant. Read on to explore twenty-one hand-picked flower girl gift ideas (all handmade!) and enter for a chance to win our newest wedding giveaway, too!

flower girl hanger

8 Useful (+ Fun!) Gift Ideas for the Bride

Posted February 18, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 5 Comments

If you’re the Maid of Honor (aka The MOH) or bridesmaid and need gift ideas for the bride, you’ve come to the right place. Rather than giving a gift that have been done over and over again, we’re sharing unique bridal gifts. Thoughtful. Practical. Handmade. Hand-picked. Delightfully planned. Gifts she’ll freaking love. High-five to EB reader, Jennie, who wrote us with an Ask Emmaline question + inspired this post. This one’s for you! Read on to see what made the list…

Gift Ideas for the Bride

1. A Bride Tote… + Essential Extras

You’ve seen/heard/thought about giving the bride a ‘Bride’ tote bag. Right? It’s been done several times before, but this time you’re doing it differently. Put things inside the bag she’ll actually use. Need ideas? We’ve got ‘em:

bride tote bag - Gift Ideas for the Bride

20 Fun (+ Creative!) Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted February 10, 2014 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Whether you love Valentine’s Day or you’re more like Ron Swanson (who believes it’s another scam invented by Hallmark), it’s still a fun holiday worth mentioning. And, with it coming up on Friday, we wanted to give you some last minute gift ideas. Valentine’s Day isn’t just for roses and candy (though I do love ‘em both); it’s an opportunity to give a creative gift to a loved one. Today we’re sharing twenty of our favorite Valentine’s Day gift ideas including some handmade finds we’ve never seen before. Which one is your favorite?

20 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

1. Heart Wallet

This heart wallet is a sweet gift idea for her! Available in a pretty array of colors.

20 Valentines Day Gift Ideas - heart wallet

5 (Stress-Free!) Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted December 24, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

Hi, loves! Merry Christmas Eve! If you’re still looking for a few last minute gift ideas, fear not: we’re here to help! We’re taking a quick break from wedding planning today to share some stress-free last minute gift ideas to keep your gift list in check. While many last minute gifts = stress, these are all intended to be quick + easy so you have more time to enjoy the holiday preparations. Enjoy our carefully hand-picked list… and don’t stress — remember, here at EB we’re all about stress-free ideas, so don’t let the holidays throw you off track. And… we’ll be back in full swing on Thursday with giveaways, wedding inspiration, and more, so be sure to stop by + visit us after Christmas. :) Read on for our hand-picked last minute gift ideas that we know they’ll love… plus a few of our favorite picks, recommendations, and recipes! Enjoy!

stress free and last minute gift ideas

Top 8 Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride

Posted December 17, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 41 Comments

Do you have a bride-to-be on your gift list? Or, are you a bride-to-be and want a day-of wedding gift for yourself? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered up eight of our favorite wedding day gifts the bride will love. When you’re shopping for a wedding day gift for the bride, keep in mind that there are many items she’s probably already purchased for herself. With that being said, an accessory like a dress sash, clutch purse, or jewelry to wear at the ceremony are more personal items, things she’ll want to pick out on her own. Our list of wedding day gifts include things she probably hasn’t purchased for herself or hasn’t thought of, all of which can commemorate the day. Read on to find out more… PLUS, win one of these amazing items (with a price tag of $136!) Enjoy!

Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride

1. Bride Tote

A bride tote is a great wedding gift idea! Plus, it can serve as a vessel for other gifts, too. Fill the tote with things she’ll love, like a bottle of champagne for toasting or a ‘wedding emergency kit’ (like this) or help her avoid six common high heel disasters, which we showed you yesterday.

Top 8 Wedding Day Gifts for the Bride

Mason Jar Shot Glasses

Posted December 12, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 1 Comment

Hey, mason jar lovers: you thought you’ve seen it all. Until now. Have you seen mason jar shot glasses? These tiny, 2.4oz shot glasses are threaded at the top to look like the real deal. There’s no lid, but then again, you don’t really need one. The front of each glass is appropriately stamped with, simply, “shots”. These mason jar shot glasses make a perfect wedding party gift (I can picture groomsmen toasting the groom with these) or post-celebration with the whole crew. Give them as gifts to your wedding party attendants or buy ‘em in bulk and give them out to guests as a charming barn wedding favor. Check ‘em out up close…

mason jar shot glasses

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look

Posted November 14, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 7 Comments

Subscription boxes are all the buzz right now, but the concept of a subscription box isn’t new. (I mean, we all remember the old Jelly of the Month club quote from Christmas Vacation, right?) Well, it’s not just for jelly anymore. I’ve seen subscription boxes for beauty, makeup, fitness, wedding, food, drink… even subscription boxes for your pet. A subscription box is a gift that keeps giving, whether sent for the holidays, to your wedding party as a thank you gift, or to yourself for a little surprise at your doorstep. To help you navigate between the boxes available, we’ve combed through our favorites to bring you a little bit of everything. I haven’t personally tried all of these myself, but I do find each of them to be a good value and gift idea. So, grab a (ginormous) cup of coffee and read on to explore some of the best subscription boxes out there. And, if you’re a bride-to-be, pay special attention to one of the subscription boxes below… there’s one specially designed for you up for grabs! Enjoy!

Subscription Boxes

1. Whimseybox

Feeling crafty? The Whimseybox sends you supplies + instructions to complete a project. Love, love, love. Perfect for DIY lovers!

9 Subscription Boxes Worth a Second Look - Whimsey Box

Win $100 Gift Certificate to LilyEmme Jewelry!

Posted October 8, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 85 Comments

Hello, loves! Are you still looking for the perfect wedding bands? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve teamed up with the always-inspiring Valerie of LilyEmme Jewelry to offer one lucky reader a $100 gift certificate towards wedding bands in her shop. At Emmaline Bride, you know we’re crazy about handmade… Valerie creates each of these handcrafted jewelry pieces from scratch using her own two hands and recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. (We love that!) Ready to get started? Read on to see some of our favorite pieces and enter for a chance to win!

handcrafted jewelry (by lily emme jewelry) - gold bands

15 Awesome Groomsmen Gift Ideas

Posted October 1, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 49 Comments

Hello! Today we’re talking about groomsmen gift ideas. It’s customary for the bride and groom to give a gift to bridesmaids and groomsmen as a token of their appreciation. If you’re wondering what to give as a gift to your groomsmen, we’re here to help! Read on to see fifteen awesome groomsmen gift ideas we think they’ll love… plus, a special giveaway featuring one of the items below!

Groomsmen Gift Ideas

1. Caricature Groomsmen Glassware

15 Awesome Groomsmen Gift Ideas (mugs: crystal peace studio)

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry

Posted September 25, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ Leave a Comment!

QUESTION. What do you get for your cheerful sidekicks – aka your bridesmaids – as a token of appreciation? A beautiful gift, of course! Jewelry is one of the most popular bridesmaid gift ideas because it can be worn for years to come. To inspire your rustic wedding, we’ve rounded up five of our favorites from Kristin Coffin Jewelry. These pieces are nature-inspired and include just the right amount of glam to be rustically elegant. Plus, unlike other bridesmaid gifts, these are ideal for everyday wear. Read on to find out which five made the list…

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry

1. Diamond Pebble Pendant

Rustic Bridesmaid Jewelry (by Kristin Coffin Jewelry) #rustic #wedding #bridesmaids

What is a Tie Bar + Why Does He Need One?

Posted September 6, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 28 Comments

Ooh, so many questions to kick off this Friday morning! What is a tie bar? Why does he need one? If your groom doesn’t already have a tie bar — also known as a tie clip — now is the time to surprise him with one. He might not know it yet, but a tie bar will seriously change his (formal) life. Read on to find out what a tie bar is, why he needs one, and throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win a free personalized tie bar from our friend Annie of Spiffing Jewelry! This Friday is off to a great start…

What is a Tie Bar + Why Do You Need One? (tie bar: spiffing jewelry)

8 Creative Ways to Hold Your Ring

Posted September 4, 2013 by EmmalineBride | ♥ 23 Comments

Hi loves! So, over the weekend I had the pleasure of hanging with my awesome Mom and Dad and catching up. One of the things we talked about was how my parents met each other and their engagement. My Dad said that from the moment my Mom put his wedding ring on his finger, he has never taken it off. Ever. Like, not even when he had to have stitches in his hand and he told the doctor, sorry, this ring is staying on. (They had to put tape over it.) Isn’t that the sweetest thing ever? That’s certainly something you don’t hear very often, especially when people take their rings off daily for washing or to use cleaning products. And, as a side note, his ring cost $81 and still looks great thirty-eight years later. That’s amazing. For those of you who do take your ring off (and you’d like a secure place to temporary hold it), we’ve rounded up a few creative ring holders we know you’ll love. These ring holders can be used as a ring bearer ‘pillow’ and as a temporary holding spot at your sink afterward. Plus, you can even win one for free thanks to the lovely Elycia Camille. These make great gifts, too! Enjoy!

8 Creative Ring Holders

1. Ring Holder Flower Dish

First, check out this unique ring holder set inside a dish. I love this one because it not only has a easy place to hold your ring, but it can be custom-stamped with your names, too. By Miss Pottery.

8 Creative Ring Holders (ring dish by Miss Pottery)

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