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Bridesmaid Gifts

What are some good bridesmaid gifts? I will be getting them their jewelry and paying for their hair, but I would like to get them something else. I like the idea of the tote bags with their inital, but I don't know what I should fill it with? Any suggestions? And if their are any ideas for parents gifts, feel free to share! :)

Re: Bridesmaid Gifts

  • akardiscoakardisco
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    edited December 2011
    A giftcard to their favorite store. A good book. Movie tickets. A Netflix subscription. A cute wine glass and bottle of wine.

    I got my girls all candles, decorative car air fresheners, and makeup/trinket cases.


    The cases are similar to this, but I bought each of them a different patterned one.

    I'm planning on getting my mom a nice necklace and my dad some gadgets for his grill. If I decide against that, we'll get them a giftcard to a nice restaurant for a night out alone.

    Just shop like it's Christmas or their birthday!
  • akardiscoakardisco
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    edited December 2011

    I forgot to add, if you want to do the tote bags, I wouldn't do their initials unless you know they like monogrammed things. Myself personally, I would love a cute totebag but would prefer not to have my initial on it.

    You could make it a beachbag and add flipflops, a beach towel, cute sunglasses, cute margarita glasses, margarita mix, a good book, etc.

  • HuskerfanzHuskerfanz
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    edited December 2011
    We did photo albums for our parents.  The bridesmaids got pashminas, jewelry rolls, and a note. 

    I wouldn't consider jewelry a gift if it is for the wedding.  When I was a BM, I got jewelry which I hated and gave to my little sister.  I also got a tote that was in the wedding color (pink) which I personally am not a fan of and that got thrown away. 

    Just don't make the gifts too weddingy.  PP had some good ideas.  Ditto shopping like it is their birthday.
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  • edited December 2011
    I got black pashmina shawls and black & white tote bags that were on sale at Target.  I also paid for the girls' hair.  They were most appreciative of the hair being paid for, but I also agree with not getting matching jewelry.  They have totally different styles, and I think they liked being able to pick out their own jewelry.
  • jamiellisjamiellis
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    edited December 2011
    I also like the idea of gifts that are not to weddingy. I wanted to get my bridesmaids something that they could keep and charish for a long time. So, I purchased a set of four Sax Fifth Avenue crystal wine goblets for each bridesmaid at Herbergers for around 15 dollars each. I am also getting them their jewelry.

    We got the groomsmen the same crystall but in the highball glasses.
  • lisa5556817lisa5556817
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    edited December 2011
    Akardisco ~
    Where did you find those cute makeup cases at?
  • akardiscoakardisco
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    edited December 2011
    Those aren't the exact ones I bought, but they are very, very similar. There's a small shop in Fremont called The Unique Boutique. They're from there!
  • lisa5556817lisa5556817
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks! :)
  • edited December 2011

    I am giving my girls travel bags with all different necessities to include flip flops, makeup kits from Smashbox, perfume, and a gift card to the spa where we are going the day before.
    The guys are all getting gift cards to Brix in a card  and my fiancee is taking them on an excursion the day before the wedding. 
    Our parents are getting albums and we have a all day excursion set up for them that is a surprise. 

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