A bride usually chooses one of her best friends as her maid of honor to stand next to her and share in her special moment on the wedding day. The maid of honor is sometimes even the bride's childhood friend. The maid of honor and bridesmaids will be helping the bride with the wedding planning and helping her the day of the wedding. They even throw the wedding shower for the bride. They'll rent or buy their bridesmaids dresses and dyed shoes for the wedding.
The wedding couple will traditionally give gifts to the maid of honor and her bridesmaids as a way to say thank you and show their appreciation.
Jewelry If you are trying to come up with a good gift for your bridesmaids and maid of honor consider buying them jewelry. There are two benefits to this. First, you ensure that all bridesmaids and the maid of honor wear the same jewelry and two you know that all jewelry passes your approval. Many times bridesmaids and maids of honor spend a great deal of money on their dresses and shoes and having you buy their jewelry is a welcome gift. There are many different types of bridesmaid jewelry available from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. Just make sure you pick out jewelry that you like and that will look good with the bridesmaid dresses.
Hair and Makeup You probably want your bridesmaids to look beautiful on your wedding day, but just not as beautiful as the bride! Thatís okay and it makes for a wonderful gift idea. You can hire a hairstylist and makeup artist for the day and have someone on hand to makeover all of your bridesmaids as well as style their hair. This is a fabulous idea and it wonít cost that much money, as you typically can get a discount with more people. Not to mention your bridesmaids will love the idea and appreciate you thinking of it. Be sure to let your bridesmaids know ahead of time, however, so they donít make appointments to get their hair and makeup done somewhere else.
Monogrammed Tote Bag Get each bridesmaid a monogrammed canvas tote bag and fill it up with little presents. She will love the idea of having a bag that she can use after the wedding. Fill it with a set of candles, some fashion magazines, a pair of slippers, some hair accessories, and maybe her favorite candy or chocolate. This is a great way to show how much their support means to you. You can even get the maid of honor a different color tote than the rest of the bridal party, just so she can stand out a little more.
Personalized Compact Mirror Every woman could use a compact mirror to carry in her purse, so why not get your bridesmaids an elegant one that is personalized with her name or her initials? You can get simple and sleek silver ones, or get them embellished with gems or rhinestones. They come in different shapes and styles, so you can get each bridesmaid a different one. This is a gift that will be sure to remind her of you every time she pulls it out to use it. You can even have them come in a small bag in her favorite color, just to add a little something more special to her gift.
More Gift Ideas
- Cosmetic bag
- Wine or champagne glasses
- Cashmere scarf
- Purse hook or hanger
- Make-up brush set
- Journal or diary
- Aromatherapy candles
- Mini perfume bottles
- Jewelry - bracelets, necklaces or earrings
- Fitness books or memberships
- Bud vases
- Photo frames and photo albums with wedding pictures
- Perfume, bath oils, or massage oils
- Crystal bowls
- Collectibles key chains or clocks
- Hair clips, accessories
- Romance novel
- Flower bulb
- Gourmet gift basket
- Gift Certificates