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Tis the season of giving! It is the holidays and we are all hustling and bustling around to find the perfect gifts for our family and friends. While my head is full of a list of Christmas “to dos”, my mind some how still goes to “I dos”; therefore, the idea for this post was born… BRIDAL PARTY PRESENTS! Your bridesmaids and groomsmen are putting a lot of time and energy ( and money) into being a part of your wedding and it is a nice idea to give them a gift to show your gratitude. However, it can be difficult to decide what to give them. Whether you are on a budget or have eclectic members of your party, there is a gift to suit everyone! For great gift ideas that say thank you, keep reading…
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Budget Bride and Groom
If you are on a budget there is no reason to forget about your bridal party. There are plenty of gift options that won’t break the bank. There are lots of great websites that offer personalized products that your friends will love. It is a great idea to give something that your party will get use out of long past your wedding, such as a silk robe, or beautiful stationary. Even a cute bridesmaid survival kit( including bobby pins, kleenex, and flip flops) makes a great gift! Beau Coup is one of my favorite spots for personalized budget friendly gifts. This site offers some great gifts such as personalized frames and jewelry boxes. Being able to personalize shows extra thought but these options still allow you to spend what you are comfortable with. My favorites are jewelry boxes for your maids, and a monogram flask for the groomsmen.
Monogram Jewelry Box by Beau Coup
Monogram Flask by Beau Coup
If budget isn’t your biggest concern and you are looking to splurge to express your gratitude, these gift ideas may be for you! A very generous way to say thank you could be to buy your bridesmaids their dresses. If this is within reason for your budget, purchasing the dresses could alleviate pressure that your maids are put under when you ask them to be in your wedding. This is actually the custom in some cultures! However, if you can’t afford to spend that much, you could buy the jewelry or shoes they wear on the day of your wedding, which they could wear again. Stella & Dot has lots of fun accessories and jewelry for your maids!
Stella & Dot Necklace
If you want to splurge on your groomsmen, there are plenty of great options. There are many man’s man gifts that will leave your friends impressed and feeling appreciated. If they have an affinity for cigars, you could get them a personalized humidor for their man caves. A pair of nice cufflinks or a watch that they can wear on your special day also makes for a great way to say thank you! One of my favorite gift ideas is a personalized shaving kit. What man doesn’t need a shaving kit! Groomstand has these gifts and many other ideas.
Shaving Kit from Groomstand
There is no limit to your gift giving ideas. Don’t let budget get in your way of saying thank you to your family and friends who have helped make your wedding special. Just get creative! From budget friendly to splurge worthy, the possibilities are endless. You can individualize the gifts or give everyone the same thing. All in all in doesn’t matter how grand or small, as long as you say thanks!