5 Tips For Picking The Perfect Gifts for Your Bridesmaids
Today I am sharing with you some advice on how to pick the perfect bridesmaid gifts! If can be so overwhelming when you start looking at all the pinterest inspiration!
For more bridesmaid gift inspiration check out my whole post on how I asked my bridesmaids and what I included in their gift boxes!
So let's get into it!
1. Pick a Theme and Let it Guide You
Weather this is your wedding theme, the theme for your bachelorette party, or just an individual theme, decide that part first and narrow down your gift search for items that work together in that theme.
Are you having your wedding at a vineyard? Personalized wine glasses would be perfect!
Will it be a destination wedding? Pick cute travel inspired gifts!
What are some things you and your honey love to do together? What are the feelings you imagine when you think about your dream wedding day? Answering these questions will help narrow down your theme and inform you what gifts might work best for your special day.
Tyler and I love gardening and spending time outdoors. I also love a luxurious vibe and we are having a destination wedding. I drew inspiration from my favorite luxe traveling items to help pick each gift!
See all the items in my box!
2. Pick Gift You Would Want To Receive
It can be hard to navigate picking affordable and adorable gifts for your crew, especially when you have a lot of them!
Something I did to help me narrow down the gifts I wanted to include was take myself shopping (one of my favorite things to do, obviously)! I went to my favorite stores and started looking for things I would want to buy myself if I were getting a box. I made sure to take note of the brands so I could look them up later.
I took tons of photos of stuff I wished I could afford to by and then went home and started doing research! It is AMAZING what you can find on Amazon. Beauty masks, makeup sets, luxe travel gifts - they were all so much cheaper than if I had purchased them in a store like Anthro!
Everything I ended up picking for my box was something I easily could have bought for myself, or it was a product I already knew I loved!
3. Get Personal
Do you LOVE Disney or have an all time favorite candle or bottle of wine? Do you know all your bridesmaids favorite colors or favorite flower?
Think of something personal that will remind your girls of you when they look at it! I opted for an adorable air plant because I love to garden, and have always been a bit of a Flower Child (hence the name, lol).
It is also a great idea to include a sweet note to each of your maids letting them know how they have impacted you and your future forever person!
4. Don't Forget The Packaging
One of the reasons we all love the bridesmaid boxes we see on Pinterest so much is because even if the gifts are simple, they are all BEAUTIFULLY packaged!
To me, this extra step is so worth it! It really brings your gift from cute to GLAM.
Think about the research and pictures you may have favorited - look at the color schemes and the overall theme of the box.
I stayed in a pretty neutral color pallet, with my pops of color being gold and pastel pink (two of my favorites).
Their are also so many great printables out there that you can use to personalize items in your box with! I cut out my bridesmaids names in gold vinyl with my Cricut machine to give them a personalized touch!
5. Make Sure To Ask The Question!
Making the perfect boxes can be so much fun, and even a little stressful, but don't forget why you are doing it! Your bridesmaids are your lifelong rocks - your ride or die girls (or guys!) who have been there for you and your future hubby or wifey. Don't forget to include the "Will you be my bridesmaid?" in your box somewhere or make sure to ask when you hand them the gift! You want to make sure it is obvious what you are asking so there is no confusion!
I chose to put my question on the inside lid of my box so it's front and center for my girls! There are so many creative ways to do this, though.
Include a card with the big question
Include a piece of jewelry like earrings, and have the question on the earring packaging
Print a cute sticker and place it on a bottle of wine or a candle
I hope this guide helps you build the perfect bridesmaid gifts! No matter what you get your crew, they will be so excited to celebrate with you!
Have you built bridesmaid boxes before? What did you include!?
Until next time,