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If your bridesmaids are fun, silly, and you refer to them more as your beeeaches than your “besties”, you’ll love this list. We see so many traditional and sappy gift ideas out there, but those don’t necessarily apply to everyone. Some brides want to give non-cheesy bridesmaid gifts to their friends… practical, unique bridesmaid gifts they’ll truly appreciate + enjoy.
You know, something they’ll actually use! :)
We decided this list had to kick some serious you-know-what, so there are very few jewelry pieces here. We love jewelry, but we had to do some deep digging on this list to bring you truly unique bridesmaid presents.
These unique bridesmaid gifts aren’t what you’ll find everywhere else. They’re totally unique + perfect for gifting to your bridal party.
So, let the non-cheese fest begin! :)
Non Cheesy Bridesmaid Gifts
For starters, here’s a general rule when giving practical, non-cheesy bridesmaid gifts: skip right over anything emblazoned with “bridesmaid” on it. Secondly, skip over anything sappy in lieu of something with humor, if that’s her style. :)
1. Bridesmaid Cooler Bag
Nothing quite says, “Hey Beaches!” like a cooler bag to take to… the beach. We love this sweet cooler bag, perfect for filling up with ice and her favorite beverage. Great for picnics, day trips, vacations, and more. This is one of the most practical bridesmaid gifts ever. By ConfettiMommaParty.
See also: this trendy overnight bag.
2. State Necklace
For bridesmaid jewelry, opt for something that has significance behind it rather than something that states her role in the wedding or includes her name. Dig deep! For instance, a state necklace has a backstory; where you met, hung out, went to that festival in college, became colleagues at work, etc.
And it doesn’t even have to to with you, the bride, at all. These non cheesy bridesmaid gifts focus on the bridesmaid; choose a state with significance to her, maybe where she grew up or where she plans to travel or live someday. Necklace by MinimalistMagnolia.
3. Ceramic Hanging Planter
This is a practical idea and one of the most unique bridesmaid gifts in this list. If she loves to go green at any chance, this hanging planter gift is a sweet one that will cheer up any space. Insert a favorite plant and hang it up to see this ‘Maya on a Swing’ come to life. Cute gift and totally handmade, btw. By CeramicSense.
4. Functional Bridesmaid Gift for the Bath
OK — this gift means, “I love you and know how much you deserve relaxation + spa time”. Throw in a bottle of wine and a glass, she’s set! This gorgeous cedar bath tray is a totally giftable find anyone can appreciate. It even has a place to put your iPad or tablet so you can Netflix + soak after a long day’s work. By My Beachy Farmhouse.
5. Charm Tassel Necklace
This is a functional gift she can wear and rock to work, at home, or on the town. Pairs with a t-shirt and jeans or your favorite spring top, making this one of my favorite non-formal + practical bridesmaid gifts. By JillMakes.
I WANT THEM ALL! How do you even pick a favorite color?!
6. Personalized Wine Glasses
Ok, so she likes her wine or champagne, but she would probably like it EVEN MORE if there was a hand-painted portrait of her, am I right? Say no more! ;) This collection by MagicBrushesWorkshop is one of the most unique bridesmaid gifts right now. I love how totally personalized they are, made to look like her + there are even accessories you can add! A black cat on her shoulder, a puppy in her arms, a fishing rod, a baseball jersey, a college flag, a camera, etc. This is how you do practical bridesmaid gifts perfectly!
7. Leather Laptop / MacAir Case
This fine leather case is perfect for keeping her fave electronics looking their best. Choose from her favorite leather color and choose monogramming for an extra-special touch. I love the way these look! By TheLeatherExpert.
8. Cool Camera Strap
This cool photography strap (+ matching wrist strap, free) are made of paracord to last forever! This is the best practical bridesmaid gift for your camera-lovin’ friend. Many colors are available. By ZanderCreativeShop.
9. Minimalist Leather Keychain Wallet
This small leather wallet attaches to her keychain for a simple, minimalist design; great for running errands on a Saturday, or never leaving her wallet behind again! By HoltzLeather.
10. Funny Candle
11. My Favorite Btch to Btch About Btches With Socks
P.S. Want more sock-spiration? Read this post!
12. Monogrammed Makeup Bag
This makes wildly practical bridesmaid gifts! A place for her makeup + toiletries; great for travel, home, the gym, etc. By SEmbroideredBoutique. MANY colors are available and these are made with vegan leather! Love this!
13. Comfy Lounge Pajamas
FINALLY… non cheesy bridesmaid gifts she can wear, feel comfy in, and will wear in the future! Win-win-win. By SEmbroideredBoutique.
14. Sherpa Pullover
Also loving this monogrammed pullover made of super-cozy sherpa! By SEmbroidered Boutique
Prefer a crewneck? Here ya go! Talk about practical bridesmaid gifts! I want one of each!
15. Custom Floppy Hat
A gift she’ll wear to the beach, in the garden, and beyond. By SprinkledWithPink.
16. Custom Ring Dish
Who doesn’t need a small dish to hold earrings, rings, jewelry, etc. next to your bed or on the sink? It’s one of those practical bridesmaid gifts that have taken off this year, and for good reason. It’s simple, sweet, and a unique gift idea. By ThePaintedPress.
17. Leather Jackets
For bridesmaids who are there, ride or die. You may have seen this jacket by FabricsTattoo — it’s wildly popular! Get one for your whole crew here.
18. Keychain Bangle Bracelet
This unique bridesmaid gift is a keychain you can wear as a bracelet, making it stylish AND practical… shout-out to others who lose their keys, like me! ;) By TartDesignCo.
I also LOVE this style by Jill Makes:
Well, that just about does it: the best non cheesy bridesmaid gifts they’ll love!
Which of these ideas do YOU think make the most unique bridesmaid gifts?
What are you giving as gifts to your bridesmaids?
Tell us in the comments below!
Unique Bridesmaid Gifts 2022
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P.S. Popping the question? These make great ‘be my bridesmaid’ gifts, too! Just add one of these with it!