From award shows to conventions, everybody loves a nice swag bag, gift set, or whatever you want to call it. The packaging doesn’t matter, though. It’s what’s on the inside that counts and will show your girls how much you appreciate them.
You can find lots of pre-filled bags, boxes, and kits, like this personalized wooden box from Etsy.
Or maybe you need a little something to help pop the question. Available from Amazon, this elegant gift set helps you ask “Will you be my bridesmaid?” in style.
Sometimes, though, a pre-filled gift set might lack some of the personal touches that make any bridesmaid-to-be blush. Why not start with a blank canvas and make your own gift-filled masterpiece? A great place to start is with this hand-dyed canvas bag from Minted. Choose your wedding colors for an added touch.
In the past, brides we’ve worked with love packing these items in their own, personalized gift sets.
Equal parts thoughtful and practical, gifting makeup to your bridal party is a great way to show your girls you’re thinking about them. At the same time, you’ll be giving everyone the gift of a much-needed touch-up during the big day.
Go for something practical, like this extra large setting spray from Urban decay Cosmetics, which can help neutralize all the sweat and, let’s face it, tears that will no doubt plague the big day. Or go for an always useful compact mirror with a personal touch from Etsy. And last but not least, how about a stylish bag to put it all in? Try this quilted velvet bag from The Knot.
The run-up to the big day can be hectic. Give your girls the chance to unwind with a cocktail-ready gift set. Make each one of your bridesmaids feel extra special by including a bottle of their favorite spirit. Add some champagne flutes or tumblers to ensure your crew is sipping in style.
Try this dazzling flask set from Lasting Impressions Engraving, or put a twist on your open bar with these fun Etsy stickers.
Here’s another cute but practical gift solution. A journal or notebook with a personalized cover isn’t just thoughtful; it’s a great way to encourage your bridal party to take notes. There will be a lot to remember, after all.
This Wrap and write” gift set from Bridesmaid Boutique features a comfortable shawl and a personalized journal, blending style with practicality.
We’ll keep this one short and sweet: everybody loves a little treat now and then. Bring the goodies with a personalized candy cone and let the good times roll.
You might be wondering what flip flops are doing on this list. Well, if you have ever been a bridesmaid, you’re probably nodding your head in agreement right now.
Trust us, there’s nothing quite like switching to a comfy pair of flip flops after a long day of rocking heels. Your bridesmaids (and their aching feet) will thank you.
If everyone in your wedding party is wearing the same kind of dress, some extra bling might be just the thing to say “I appreciate you.” Whether it’s something flashy you’re looking for, or maybe something a little more personal, some shining surprises include this necklace from Etsy, a dainty bracelet (also from Etsy), and this bespoke plate bracelet from Gorjana.
Getting Ready Ware
Getting dolled up for a wedding can take a long time. Do your flock a solid and keep them comfortable through it all. Some cozy options include this Pajama set from Flora Nikrooz, or this customizable, comfort-filled set from Etsy complete with robe, champagne flutes and hair ties.
Last but certainly not least, you may want a way for your favorite ladies to de-stress. With so many spa-themed gift sets, you’re bound to find the perfect way to pamper your girlfriends. Whether you choose this Reset & Refresh skincare set from Nordstrom, or this spa set full of rejuvenating bath salts from Amazon, your relaxed bridesmaids will surely thank you.
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Post written by Des Delgadillo for Events Unleashed.