When someone agrees to be in your wedding party, that person is making a big commitment. In addition to showing support for your impending union, she agrees to devote a substantial amount of time—and some of her finances as well. It’s no wonder gifts are a customary and gracious way to thank wedding attendants. While monogramed robes and pearl earrings are classic choices for bridesmaids, the list of creative gift ideas is endless.
Here are few gifts your bridesmaids will love:
Gifts for your bridesmaid on the day of the wedding.
Let’s be honest. Despite your best efforts, bridesmaids rarely wear the dress again. Custom jewelry, however, lasts a lifetime. Matching pieces, such as earrings, necklaces or bracelets will stand out in photos and can be worn long after the wedding day. Depending on the style of your wedding, sparkly studs, monogrammed necklaces or stackable bangles are all great options. And don’t forget about the clutch! A small purse or practical clutch that includes a few wedding-day essentials like Kleenex, lip gloss and breath mints is a thoughtful gift she’ll use again and again.
Gifts for the bridesmaid who loves to travel.
If you’re conflicted about what to give your bridesmaid, consider choosing a theme, like travel. A great item for any bridesmaid on the go is a tote bag, weekend duffle or cosmetic case. With so many options available in a wide variety of colors, prints and monograms, it’s easy to find a bag that fits the personality of every lady in your wedding party.
Gifts to match each bridesmaid’s style.
Thankfully, bridesmaid gifts are no longer a one-size-fits-all decision. Show your appreciation by giving each bridesmaid a gift that matches her personality. For the lady who loves yoga, an outfit or gift card from her favorite workout store is a good option. The foodie in the group is sure to enjoy a cooking class and a great bottle of wine. For the friend who loves to read, surprise her with an e-reader or magazine subscription. And for the creative friend with multiple hobbies, you may want to consider a gift of glass blowing or pottery classes.
Gifts for the group to enjoy together.
Experiences often make the best gifts. Instead of purchasing something for each bridesmaid, consider planning an event the whole group can enjoy together. Depending on the size of your party, a relaxing day at the spa or an afternoon of wine tasting are both popular choices. For larger groups, consider renting a theater and spend the evening munching popcorn and watching chick flicks, or sign everyone up for a wine and painting party.
Jeff Johnson & Co. is a full-service jeweler located in Upper Arlington, Ohio. We specialize in custom engagement rings, keepsakes for significant moments and giving new life to family heirlooms. Our gemologists are trained by the Gemological Institute of America, and they work closely with each customer to ensure that we meet your vision and beyond. Stop by our showroom at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd. (off Henderson Road), call 614-459-8890, or visit jjandcompany.com. You can also follow us on Facebook at Jeff Johnson & Co.