All Things Wedding, Gifts

Bridesmaids Gift Ideas

by Chante Walker
Posted June 10, 2022

So you jumped to the internet and searched: bridesmaids gift ideas. Well you’ve come to the right place.

We know coming up with something great can be overwhelming when you are already busy planning your wedding day.

Your schedule can fill up fast with coordinating the flowers, planning the service, and finalizing the reception details.

Sure, bridesmaid tote bags, mugs, and personalized robes tend to be the most popular gifts. Yes, they do make a lovely gift, but there are other options.

Why not go out with a bridesmaid gift that will leave them gasping with joy?

We compiled a list of some of our favorite bridesmaid gift ideas for the best bridal party around.

The History Behind Bridesmaid Gifts

Bridesmaids are the unsung heroes of weddings. They support the bride and do it with enthusiasm that can be hard to find elsewhere. In return, we often lavish them with heartfelt gifts.

It is a relatively new tradition. It was not until the 20th century that it became common for brides to give their bridesmaids gifts.

Before then, her family was responsible for paying for all aspects of the wedding and providing the dresses or accessories necessary for their bridesmaids.

Today, however, it is customary for a bride to give her lovely bridesmaids their presents before or on their big day. It’s a token of gratitude for all they contributed to making the wedding special.

We have a gift for every occasion: from the bachelorette party to the rehearsal dinner to the wedding.

Tips on How to Choose Bridesmaid Gifts

There is no denying how difficult it is to think up the best bridesmaid gift ideas.

You want to give them something meaningful, but not something that requires a trip back to the store after your big day because of fit or impracticality.

Try thinking of the following when considering what you want to gift your bridal party:

When is your wedding? 

Want to consider gifting something your bridesmaids will wear? Think about when your wedding day is.

Spring and summer weddings require cool clothing.

Fall weddings, especially winter weddings, may require extra layers for the bridal party to stay warm.

What color are your bridesmaid dresses? 

When looking for jewelry, it may be nice to compliment the tones of your bridal party dresses.

An icy blue bridesmaid dress would go well with the cool tones of white gold or platinum.

Yellow gold metals are sure to complement a deep burgundy bridesmaid dress.

What are the personal preferences of your bridal party? 

Take a minute to reflect on what type of gift your bridesmaids might appreciate the most.

While some bridesmaids may jump for joy at the prospect of receiving a gift certificate to their favorite spa, others might consider jewelry a great bridesmaid gift.

When searching for bridal party gift ideas, the most important thing to remember is to take your time and listen to your heart.

After all, the best bridesmaid gift ideas are always the ones that come straight from the heart.

Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts

A personalized gift is thoughtful and shows that you appreciate each one of them for who they are and what they uniquely bring to your life.

It is common to see bridesmaid robes customized with initials, but why not take it a step further? Provide glittery custom gifts that sparkle and shine?

Functional Bridesmaid Gifts

It can be hard to pin the nose on what a functional bridesmaid gift is.

Is it something your bridal party can use often? Does it have a purpose on your wedding day?

Generally, we define it as a gift that your bridal party can use again and again for many different events and situations. If the gift is jewelry, it helps if it matches their bridesmaid dresses!

10 Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

In all, unique bridesmaid gifts can include their favorite food or personalized fun gifts, like socks. 

We, however, think jewelry is one of the best unique bridesmaid gifts out there. 

Here are our 10 bridesmaid gift ideas. 

1. Tulip Ring

A simple yet stunning stackable ring is a cute bridesmaid gift idea that allows you to match your party’s personalities to a shiny solid precious metal.

Tulip Ring

The best part about the Tulip Ring? It is sleek and elegant enough for everyday wear so your bridesmaids can wear their unique bridesmaid gift every day instead of just on your wedding day!

2. Loose Diamonds

What is a sweeter bridal party gift than the personalized gift of a loose diamond?

Princess Cut Diamond

Just remember to bestow your bridesmaid gifts in advance of the wedding day. Consider gifting it at the bridal shower, so your bridal party can have enough time to set their diamond.

3. Erika Ring

Unique bridesmaid gift ideas are a difficult find. Luckily, the Erika Ring makes it a no-brainer.

Erika Ring

Unique bridesmaid gift ideas are a difficult find. Luckily, the Erika Ring makes it a no-brainer.

This gold and the intricately twisted ring has a single solitaire diamond with maximum sparkle and fire.

4. Evermore Diamond Ring

Evermore Diamond Ring

If you want a slim unique gift idea, look no further than the Evermore Diamond Ring.

The Evermore has a similar wave pattern to the Erika but has a thinner band and forty-stunning lab-created melee diamonds.

The resulting ring is a beautiful mix of glimmering metal and shining diamonds that put all other bridesmaid gifts to shame.

5. Emerald-Cut Tennis Bracelet

7 ct. tw. Emerald Cut Tennis Bracelet

When you want to provide the best bridal party gifts ever, consider this Emerald-Cut Tennis Bracelet. It is a perfect bridesmaid gift for your bride tribe that has everything.

The Emerald Cut Tennis Bracelet has 82 sparkling lab-grown diamonds and is available in 14 karats of white gold.

You can bet that this bracelet will even have your wedding planner gasping.

6. Luminescent Halo Pendant

1 CT. TW. Luminescent Halo Pendant

The Luminescent Halo Pendant makes an incredible bridesmaid gift for your bridal party.

Sixteen luminous stones surround a larger solitaire diamond that sparkles and shines from any angle.

Plus, the 18-inch chain has a lobster clasp for easy removal.

7. Diamond Studs

1/2 ct. tw. 4 Prong Certified Diamond Studs

Your bridesmaids will sparkle the day away with these beautiful 1/2 ct. TW 4 Prong Certified Diamond Studs.

The stunning brilliant round cut diamonds are perfect for your bridesmaids to wear on your wedding day or other special occasions.

They bring a brightness to the most casual look or a little glitz to evening attire.

8. Blue Oval Stud Earrings

3/4 CT Blue Oval Stud Earrings

These 3/4 CT Blue Oval Stud Earrings are the perfect functional gift for your bridal party.

With the vibrant blue diamond at the center, they stand out in your bridal party photos and last well beyond the wedding day.

9. Perfect Fit Solitaire Band

Perfect Fit Solitaire Band

Lastly, if you’re already providing bridal party gifts, why not consider honoring your wedding party with coordinated gifts? As a bonus, your wedding day pictures will pop!

Gift the Perfect Fit Solitaire Band to the groomsmen (and brides-men alike).

Available in stunning white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum, the Solitaire Band is a statement piece that the groomsmen will appreciate for years to come.

10. Perfect Fit Channel Set Petite

This classic ring is a thoughtful gift that perfectly compliments the Perfect Fit Channel Set Petite Band.

Perfect Fit Channel Set Petite Band

 It is available in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum. Additionally, it has a delicate row of channel-set diamonds that aren’t afraid to bring the sparkle.

When to Give Bridesmaid Gifts

So you’ve figured out the best bridesmaid gifts for your bridal party! Now, when should you present it to them?

As mentioned above, modern tradition states that the bride should provide her bridesmaid gifts either after the rehearsal dinner or on the actual day of the wedding.

In reality, any occasion is alright for your bridesmaids to receive their perfect gift.

It could be on the bachelorette weekend, bridal shower, or any other pre-wedding parties they will attend.

Your bridesmaids will appreciate the time, energy, and thought you have put into selecting the items.

Bridesmaid Gifts Show You Care

Bridesmaids put so much energy into your wedding because they care deeply about you. Certainly, bridesmaids deserve a beautiful gift that they can hold onto and cherish for years to come.

Gifting your bridal party shows them that you appreciate and are grateful that they are with you on your special day.

It tells them that you wouldn’t have made it without them and that they’ll always hold a warm place in your heart. At the end of the day they’ll appreciate you honoring them and proudly stand by your side.