Whether you just started or are finishing up your wedding planning, you know your bridesmaids are your girls. They’ve been with you through the tears at fittings, making all-important cake decisions, and have sat through enough brunches gawking over your ring. They deserve a kickass gift and you need a bridesmaids gift guide to make your life just a tiny bit easier.
Sure, your bridesmaids might all be into different things, but these goodies are so universally cool, they’re going to have a hard time not falling head-over-heels in love (with your gift-giving abilities — duh.) We know, we know — you can thank us later.
For the chill bridesmaid
Has your bridesmaid been talking about a spa retreat since the moment you asked her to be in your wedding party? Get this girl what she’s craving: a bit of TLC, without the resort price tag.
Gift this girl the tools she needs to make her own DIY spa. A facial cleansing tool will help chill her out, while a wintry candle will help soothe her senses. A couple of tried-and-true beauty bits will land you on her favorites list, too. Finally, a salt candle is the luxe buy she’ll never think to buy herself, but will be grateful you snagged.
For the party girl bridesmaid
Every bridal party is bound to have that one bridesmaid that’s way more excited for the after-party than the ceremony. Gift the party girl with necessities: a bracelet flask or a chic water bottle to hide booze in and a Polaroid to capture the night’s memories. If your girl’s nights have a tendency to turn into days, be sure to throw in a portable phone charger that doubles as a mirror and a pair of sunnies to hide last night’s tales.
For the flirty bridesmaid
No friend group is complete without a cheeky “Samantha”, so let her have her fun! Get your naughtiest bridesmaid the gifts she’ll really use, like a lacy lingerie set, or a candle that doubles as a massage oil. A Minimergency kit will help her after any planned or unplanned sleepovers, while a portable wine glass will ensure she’s making the most of a wild night. For the less overt bridesmaids, a dainty handcuff necklace or a coloring book featuring the likes of Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will strike her fancy.
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For the “mom” bridesmaid
The “mom” of your friend group has gotten you (and your girls) out of many a sticky situation, so it’s important to show your appreciation! A big bucket bag will house all of her necessities, while fashion tape makes a great stocking stuffer for any low-cut, strapless or backless fashion dilemma. A cute planner will help keep track of her life, as will a label-maker. Finally, pamper her with an extra-snuggly cashmere sweater (because she always needs an extra sweater) and a polish set with universally flattering shades.
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