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Are you searching for the perfect bridesmaid’s gifts to say thank you? When it comes to gift-giving, you’re always better off choosing something that is thoughtful, meaningful, and useful. Finding the best gift doesn’t have to be a difficult task. In this blog post, we’re sharing 50 bridesmaid gift ideas that are useful, practical, and thoughtful, so they have a gift they’ll enjoy for years to come.
And to make this even more fun, we’re doing a giveaway inside this post: scroll down to find out which item we’re giving away to one lucky bride-to-be! The giveaway entry form is at the bottom of this blog post. Enjoy!
Thoughtful & Practical: Bridesmaid Gifts That Look Good — And Are Also Useful
1. Burlap Bridesmaid Bags, $17+
This is currently one sale, so act quickly! These bags are one of the most functional bridesmaid gifts you can give! Perfect for this time of year, these burlap bridesmaid bags feature her initial and will become her favorite go-to for beach days, lounge days, and all days. She can even use it on the wedding day to bring her essentials with her, so it’s the ultimate in practicality. In addition, you can pair it with these other useful bridesmaid gifts: sunglasses, a cute sun hat, a tumbler, and more. Fill the bag up with all of the items you think she’ll love, and toss a gift card in there for the finishing touch! By ModParty.
Prefer an alternate style? I’m also loving these pom-pom straw purses you can get from the same shop here. ADORABLE!
You can get all of those items and more here.
2. Name Necklace, $25.90+
This is currently on sale (regular price, $37). When you’re considering bridesmaid gifts that are practical, consider a jewelry piece that will be useful to wear every day, not just on special occasions. This popular necklace will make a cute gift and she’ll love to wear it. By CaitlynMinimalist.
3. Personalized Duffle Bag, $34+ (Normally $60)
Talk about utility! This is one of the bridesmaid gifts that are useful for many reasons: she can have her new carryon bag, take it to the beach, go on a weekend trip, etc. Get it personalized and choose a favorite color! On sale now at an affordable price. By SSWeddings.
4. Tropical Print Bridesmaid Robes, $15+
If you love the look of robes, but you want to give bridesmaid gifts that are useful, don’t get one with ‘Bridesmaid’ printed on it. Instead, look for a fun pattern or print she can wear as a swimsuit coverup, wear to the beach, while lounging at home, etc. If you get one with her title on it, you’ll limit the amount of time she’ll actually use it. This fun palm print is a great option and can be personalized with her initial. Get it at ModParty.
5. Bridal Party Candle, $21
This smells like… a bridesmaid gift they’ll actually use! By CrudeWicks.
6. Dainty Bracelet, $24+
This bracelet is perfectly simple for daily wear, yet elegant enough for the wedding day. It makes a beautiful jewelry gift idea for bridesmaids. By TomDesign.
7. Name Ring Dish, $12.75+
Ooh, I love these: they’re stylish, useful bridesmaid gifts they can use to hold small jewelry or a ring in a safe spot. Cute, too! Handmade by WillowLaneCollective.
8. Personalized Champagne Flute, $5+
Toast on the wedding day and beyond with her very own personalized flute by HappilyChicDesigns. Practical and useful!
9. Cozy Name Slippers, $16+
* This is the giveaway item! See details at bottom of the blog post.
Give her the gift of ultimate foot comfort in these adorable and fuzzy slippers, featuring her name printed on the sides! By ModParty.
10. + 11. Personalized Pocket Mirror, $9+
This practical bridesmaid gift ensure she doesn’t have anything in her teeth prior to making that big toast! ;) By ChristineShopCie.
Prefer something a bit more custom? Opt for this hand-embroidered pocket mirror, $16, by HANaCasChoice. Each one is one-of-a-kind!
12. + 13. Pearl Bead Initial Bracelet, $13.35
A cute and dainty bracelet like this is one she’ll actually wear, and not just on the wedding day. By PetalsAndPicasso.
Also loving this metal link chain bracelet with the daintiest initial! Perfect for minimalist style. By PetalsAndPicasso.
14. Personalized Jewelry Box, $16.95
This cute jewelry box is perfect for travel size. Your bridesmaids will appreciate the thoughtfulness here, as you can include a piece of jewelry if you’d like or give it as-is. It’s a safe place to keep her jewelry at home or while traveling, and it is one of the most useful bridesmaid gifts on this list. By TheWhiteInviteGifts.
15. Makeup Bag, $6.99+
Stylish yet versatile, this personalized makeup bag makes a perfect bridesmaid gift idea that is useful and practical. She can store her favorite daily go-to products at home or bring it on-the-go in her purse. By HundredHearts.
16. + 17. Bridesmaid Scrunchies, $4.70
Affordable and cute, this practical gift is perfect for your bridesmaid! Who couldn’t use a nice silky scrunchie to have on hand? By LoveLinax.
Also loving this style from the same shop:
18. Clay Knot Earrings, $10
These precious clay knot earrings are beautiful in two ways: one, they’re entirely handmade. Two, they play on the ‘knot’ you’re tying for the wedding day, where you need your bridesmaids to stand by your side. This is a thoughtful and practical bridesmaid gift they’ll love to use again. By LauraJamesClay.
19. Name Mug, $13.89+
Who doesn’t need a cute coffee mug with her name on it? This script writing is super stylish and fun to drink from by HappilyChicDesigns.
20. Keychain, $9+
This makes a great alternative to a simple tag on a tote bag gift! Add a custom keychain for a more useful bridal party gift. By TheStudioJoy.
21. PJ Tees and Shorts, $22+
If you’re going the route of robes or pajamas, I highly recommend these pj shorts and tees. Instead of your basic ‘bridesmaid’ look, these are fun and relaxed, perfect and more useful for wearing again and again! By ModParty.
22. Monogrammed Vegan Leather Bag, $34
With the versatility of a makeup bag or evening bag and the durability of vegan leather, this ultra-stylish bag is handmade and perfect for giving as a bridesmaid gift. By SEmbroideredBoutique.
23. Monogrammed Straw Bags, $64
This is the sort of gift that is useful and luxurious: it’s something she wouldn’t normally buy for herself, but she’ll definitely put it to good use! Love the way these straw bags look with the custom monogramming. So cute! By BOHOPeach.
24. Pashmina, $4.75+
Affordable yet incredibly practical, this pashmina is soft and warm! It is the perfect addition to her bridesmaid look during the cooler months. By MiaKraftsShop.
25. Nylon Cosmetic Bag, $13+
A cute bag she can use for cosmetics, toiletries when traveling, etc. The usefulness here goes even further: it features her name on it vs. bridesmaid. Get it at ModParty.
26. Bridesmaid Socks, $7.50
This is one of my favorite bridesmaid gifts that aren’t robes: it’s the same fun photo op yet in a much more practical sock version! By BlissfulSocks.
27. Personalized Stemless Wine Glass, $15.99
Give your girls a cute new wine glass for cheers on the big day and beyond. Get it at ModParty.
28. Embroidered Bookmark, $11.99+
A cute bookmark for your fave bookworm! Cute and handmade with love by CupcakeFootwear. Goes great with a new book by a top author or a gift card to her fave bookstore.
29. Suede Jewelry Roll, $25+
Give her the gift of this luxe suede jewelry roll. It keeps her favorite jewelry neat and organized at home or when she is traveling. By MadeInRose.
30. Birthstone Ring, $30+
Give her a gift that is thoughtful, like this elegant birthstone ring that she can wear. By GoldLizJewelry.
31. Tumbler, $14.99
This cute tumbler will be her new go-to cup! By GlitzGlamourStudio.
32. Sun Hat and Sunglasses, $18+
This gift isn’t just practical, it’s super cute, too! She can keep the sun out of her eyes on the beach with this Beach, Please sun hat and sunglasses. Add the bag if you’d like from the same store! By ModParty.
33. Personalized Flask, $9+
You can pretty much guarantee she doesn’t already have a custom flask, let alone one with a rhinestone top! By HisCorner. These make very practical and popular bridesmaid gifts.
34. Modern Luggage Tag, $4+
This will be her new fave luggage tag, made modern with acrylic and a bright and colorful initial. By ModernSilo.
35. Dainty Initial Tag Necklace, $28+
This beautiful necklace is minimalist in style and goes with every outfit. She’ll love it! By CaitlynMinimalist.
36. Leather Tote Bag, $68+
This is a luxe gift for your bridesmaids, one they’ll really use and enjoy! Get it at SSweddings and customize with her monogram for an extra-special present. Currently on sale, normally $128+.
37. Bridesmaid Wristlet Clutch, $11.99+
What a deal! These cute wristlets are easy to bring anywhere she goes! Get it personalized for a meaningful bridesmaid gift. By CALGiftery.
38. Floral Coffee Mug, $19.99
What an elegant coffee mug! She’ll love the floral design and her name, personalized on the side. By BellaAndOakGifts.
39. Personalized Keychain, $16+
Carry her keys in style with this custom keychain available in many colors. By SereniiKey.
40. Bridesmaid Hair Clips, $3.99
Add this to a gift bag full of her favorites! She’ll love to wear this hair clip, packaged up so cute by LoveLinax.
41. Initial Ring, $13+
Simple and minimalist, this initial ring will become her new go-to for everyday jewelry. Love how it sparkles! By VasiJewelry.
42. Acrylic Box Clutch, $21+
These cute purses will be a lot of fun to use on the wedding day and beyond! Get it personalized with her name on the front in shimmery gold foil. By ModParty.
43. Polka Dot Tote Bags, $25
These practical bridesmaid tote bags are perfect for the wedding day and beyond. What I like most is how these are bridesmaid gifts that don’t say bridesmaid… meaning they’ll get more practical use out of them for a longer period of time. By JoyfulTidingsBridal.
44. Silicone and Wood Bead Wristlet Keychains, $6.99
Keep your keys close at hand with this utility gift: a cute keychain with her name on it! Made of silicone and wood beads. By PlumHouseGallery.
45. Large Travel Jewelry Case with Mirror, $26+
This amazing jewelry case features all the space you need and even includes a mirror! By MadeInRose.
46. Passport Cover, $14.99+
Give your bridesmaids these useful gifts: passport covers with their names on them! Great for destination weddings or for bridesmaids who love to travel. By ArrowSkyWeddingStore.
47. Birth Month Flower Necklace, $41.99
Give bridesmaid gifts that are meaningful, something she doesn’t already own. One of the items we love in this list is this birth month flower necklace which includes real pressed flowers set in resin. No two are the same, as each one is handmade and unique. By NThandmadeJewelry.
For gifts #48-#50, see the below suggestions for alternative and practical bridesmaid gift suggestions.
Utility Gifts for Bridesmaids
In addition to the above, here are other ways you can provide necessary things to bridesmaids they may need to otherwise purchase. Some of the best gifts you can give of things bridesmaids can use are:
• Paying for the Bridesmaid Dress
Although it is customary for the bridesmaids to buy their own dresses, if you wish to give it as part of their gift, you may.
• Hair and Makeup
Covering the cost of hair and makeup is a nice gesture by the bride and goes a long way towards giving them something they may otherwise pay for out of pocket.
If yours is a destination wedding, consider covering the cost of some travel, i.e. the hotel room or plane ticket to get there as a majority of their gift.
NOTE: If you do any of these things, it is still proper etiquette to give a small gift on the wedding day just as a way to thank them for being in your wedding, the time spent, travel, support, friendship, etc.
Having a survival kit for the wedding day itself is a nice gesture. A bridesmaid may like to have an emergency kit with things in it that she may forget to pack, could come in handy for feeling ill, or in some cases, come to your aid when you need it (a spill, a rip or tear in your bridal gown, running mascara, etc.)
You can get survival kits for bridesmaid gifts they’ll use from Pinch, which offers this fun Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit with all the essentials. It even comes in a chic clutch pouch, perfect for your bridal party attendants. It includes 21 must-haves including curated beauty, fashion, first aid, practical needs like stain remover and hair elastics, a small sewing kit, safety pin, pain reliever, and more.
You can buy it here.
Ah, the gift of the spa: is there a more luxurious or relaxing treat? Some brides forego the small tokens of appreciation in lieu of a spa gift, one of the most useful and practical bridesmaid gift ideas you can think of. Who needs a destress? Who could use a relaxing spa day? If you want to go with your girls on a spa-cation prior to the wedding and cover the costs, it’s a nice way to kick off wedding week. Or give bridesmaid gift cards to the spa or a local salon where she can get pampered post-wedding weekend. Something like a SpaFinder gift card comes in handy or find her favorite local spa or salon and order a gift card directly.
You can also bring the spa to her directly with a spa gift for bridesmaids, something everyone can use! This particular spa gift includes a candle, lip balm, bath salts, and chamomile tea in a sweet bridesmaid-themed box. This also makes a practical bridesmaid gift for asking if they’ll be a part of your wedding.
There are great gift sets you can also purchase (I’ve tried them myself!) from KORA Organics. It’s my go-to when I want to spoil someone with spa products, especially if they’re into nice skincare routines. This gift set, below, includes one of my faves: the turmeric exfoliating face wash. It’s awesome!
Loungewear and Attire
One luxe gift you can give bridesmaids that is useful is a robe. But don’t make it a ‘bridesmaid’ robe, unless you plan to also give them additional gifts with it. The key to good bridesmaid gift-giving is to look for practicality: she probably won’t want to wear a robe after the wedding with the word Bridesmaid or Maid of Honor emblazoned on it. Feel free to give gifts that have the title on them, but also give her an additional small token of your appreciation so she has a gift that she can use again.
Here is one example of a robe she’ll definitely wear again. It is made of soft luxurious velvet and is available in eight colors. She’ll find this gift useful because she can wear it after the wedding while lounging or getting ready for a night out. Handmade with love by Ella Winston, $34.50 (on sale now, usually $49!) Get it here.
Another option? Sleepwear! In addition to cute pajamas like the ones earlier, sleep shirts are a popular choice. This one by ModParty is cute for loungewear all year long.
In addition to the spa gift card we mentioned, have you considered spoiling her with a gift card to her favorite store? If she’s into books, consider a gift card to purchase favorite new titles; if she loves her local coffee shop, give her a gift card so she can refuel on her busy mornings. Does she love clothing? Consider a Stitch Fix gift card or an online retailer she can find cute attire. She’ll appreciate the thought and the ability to spoil herself on something she can really use, want, or need.
You can even send it digitally or have a tangible card sent to your door, like this one from Lulu’s:
Now’s the moment you’ve been waiting for… the giveaway item! We can’t wait to send a pair of fuzzy slippers to one lucky reader with her name on them!
Now that you know what the most practical and useful bridesmaid gift ideas, it’s time to win one! We’re giving away a pair of personalized fluffy slippers to one lucky reader. Will it be you? Enter using the entry form below and good luck!
• Giveaway Dates: 4/20/23-5/3/23 (11:59pm EST)
• Prize: One (1) pair of personalized fuzzy slippers by ModParty shown in photo below:
• Prize Value: $20.95 plus free shipping to USA | International winner pays shipping
• No cash value
• One winner will receive one pair of slippers. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on this blog post on 5/4/23 and emailed directly
• Winner must respond to winning email to confirm within 72 business hours or new winner will be selected
• Use entry form below to enter
In conclusion, finding the perfect gift for bridesmaids that is useful, meaningful, affordable, and thoughtful isn’t hard to do, especially with this gift guide. With a little effort, you can make each gift unique and customize it to make sure your bridesmaids feel appreciated on the wedding day.
On to you: now that you’ve seen the perfect gift suggestions, it’s time to pick out yours! Click on a link above or a photo of the item you’re interested in to see details and/or to purchase yours. If you do, tell us which one you chose in the comment box below. We’d love to hear from you!