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Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids
Let’s face it: being in a wedding is a lot of work! Work not just for the bride, but also for her loyal entourage. There are bridesmaid dresses, shoes, fittings, showers, presents and countless responsibilities.
Your bridesmaids will be happy to help you with it all, but what gift will say “thanks” for listening to me vent and putting up with me for the last 18 months? Here are a few suggestions:
- Personalize Your Gift If you have the time and creativity, think of something personal for each of your bridesmaids. A gift that is specific to them or one that reflects your individual relationship is always a great idea. If your friend likes to read, a selection of the hottest books is a great choice. If your friend is a great cook, make a pasta gift basket packed with spaghetti noodles, sauce and a noodle strainer. A wine connessiour? How about a bottle of her favorite wine, along with chocolates and wine glasses? Fancy paper, pens and stamps are a great gift idea for a long distance friendship. Whatever the gift, make it personal and your friend will love it!
- Pamper Your Bridesmaids Everyone wants to look their best on “the big day”—especially all the girls in the matching dresses! Why not pamper your bridesmaids so they look and feel wonderful as they walk down the aisle? A spa day full of manicures and pedicures is a wonderful treat, but if it doesn’t fit your budget, don’t worry. Give your bridesmaids their own manicure/pedicure kits. A basket with a foot soak, sugar scrub, foot pumice and a yummy moisturizer are a great treat. Your bridesmaids will look gorgeous and they will have you to thank!
- Relax Your Bridesmaids Being part of the event of the season can be stressful. Why not relax your bridesmaids with a selection of massage and bath treats? A gift basket filled with massage oils, bath soaks and other bath indulgences in soothing scents will help your bridesmaids to relax and enjoy the big day.
No matter what you decide to give your bridesmaids, a hand written thank you note is a must to complete your gift. Your bridesmaids will appreciate the time you put into selecting their gift, as well as your thoughtfully written note.