Unique Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
They’ve endured the tears, tantrums and hours of wedding planning. Now your big day is over, it’s time to show your bridesmaids just how grateful you are for their love and support. To show your appreciation, here are some unique bridesmaid gift ideas – from the traditional to downright fantastical.
1. Gifts inspired by nature
If your wedding embraced the great outdoors, a nature-inspired gift will be a perfect reminder of the day. Edinburgh-based Wishes on the Wind sells delicately romantic bridesmaid jewellery; designer Lana incorporates real flowers into her pieces, and also takes custom orders. We love her Forget Me Not Orb Necklace.
Continuing with the natural theme, Rococo Rose London create exquisite custom ‘thank you’ flower gifts, made with a real preserved rose and beautifully gift wrapped. To see their work up-close, head over to Greenwich Market – they are there most Fridays and Sundays.
2. Fun and quirky gifts
Your bridesmaid gift doesn’t have to be overly serious. In fact, an injection of fun can make your gift all the more memorable; especially if your bridesmaids have a quirky sense of humour. We love this range of handmade plush toys by Hey Cavey – inspired by creator Holly’s love for her pet guinea pigs! They’re fun, unique and with limited runs of each Cavey, very special too.
3. For the foodies
If your bridesmaids appreciate good food, a grub-based gift will go down well. This gift set of delicate, colourful macarons from London’s L’Orchidée Boutique Patisserie (pictured below) are truly special. With flavours including rose and pistachio, bourbon vanilla, and organic British strawberries to choose from, this is a gift for any bridesmaid with a sophisticated palette.
If your bridesmaids prefer savoury goodies, this selection of cheese hampers from The Cheese Shed will be a surefire success.
Gifts don’t have to be ‘things’, and after a long few months (or even years!) of wedding planning, it could be nice to treat your bridesmaids to a relaxed day or evening out. From a weekend at London’s West End to a spa break or a meal at a fine dining restaurant, treat your bridesmaids to the little bit of luxury and fun that they deserve!
5. A good old-fashioned thank you card
Not every bridesmaid expects a lavish gift, and for most good friends a simple thank you card will be good enough. Instead of buying from a big retailer, why not make your own, or find some handmade cards from a British maker. The more unique, the better! Take the time to write a personalised note, thanking each bridesmaid for their specific responsibilities in the run up to the wedding. A blanket ‘thank you’ will not do!
What gift ideas do you have for your bridesmaids? I would love to hear your ideas!