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Christina Ney

Christina Ney

EST. 2018

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They’ve been there for you since you first laid eyes on him. You’ve all shared wine, stories, and secrets, and they’ve all, in some special way, helped lay out a stepping stone or two that led you to the wedding of your dreams. While everyone is celebrating you and your new beau, you want to make sure your girls know how much you appreciate their support and sisterhood.

There’s nothing like showing your femme wolf pack you adore them than by getting them fun and unique bridesmaid gifts! But before we get to perfect bridesmaid gift ideas, let’s run through some really important info.

Bride and her Bridesmaids

Hold Up… Do I Really Need to Get My Bridesmaids Gifts?

Yes, yes, yes, yes… and a resounding YES! Some brides believe that offering to pay for hair and makeup or their dresses is gift enough. But pay mind that most bridesmaids realize that putting down their own funds for some hair and makeup flair is not only expected — they’re happy to do it. Rather than offload this typical purchase, it’s best to present them with a token of your affection.

Bride and her Bridesmaids

How Much Should I Spend on Bridesmaid Gifts?

Your wedding has likely cost you an arm, a leg, and potentially the rest of your body. But from day one, it’s essential that you set aside funds specifically for bridesmaid gifts.

Normally, brides can expect to spend between $30 and $100 per bridesmaid on bridesmaid gifts. This is a general range — if you’re on a budget, some well-thought-out DIY can help bring your costs down. If you have funds galore and want to up the ante, by all means.

Bride dancing with her bridesmaids

Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Make the happiest bridesmaids by picking one of the bridesmaid gift options below!

Quick tip: Go the extra mile by adding a personal touch to the gift, such as their name or something that symbolizes something special about your relationship. But remember — think cute, not corny!

Literally Anything from Brumate

Whether it’s the MargTini, Winesulator, or a handy little beer insulator, Brumate has everything a gal needs to keep all of their favorite drinks cold as ice. Pick an insulator for your gal’s DOC (yep, there’s even a glitter flask).

Delightfully Cozy Robes

On your big day, you’re going to be lounging and laughing together for a few hours while you get painted up with hair and makeup. And there’s a simple formula for this — lounging plus girls equals cozy (and pretty!) robes.

Bride with her mom and sister in silk robes

Ear Bling

Earrings are one of the best gal gifts money can buy. You can never have enough of them — especially since you’re losing one every other day. But special and elegant earrings that add a touch of sparkle to your bridesmaids will be a gift that they’ll hold onto forever.

Clutch of Surprises

Clutches are perfect gifts because they’re compact, cute, and every girl loves them. But the benefits don’t stop there. When gifting a clutch to your girls, you can fill them to the brim with mini day-of essentials like tiny hairsprays, personalized compact mirrors, lip gloss, and other little trinkets that they’ll love (and will likely need!).

UGG Slippers

We all keep this to ourselves but know it to be true: heels aren’t fun. And more than likely, you and your bridesmaids will be wearing them for what will feel like endless hours. But you can get their feet prepped and happy with some extra-plush UGG slippers that will have them ready to dance the night away!

Personalized Tote Bag

Whether it’s for the market, the beach, or a shopping spree, you can never have enough tote bags. But a special personalized tote bag from their bestie’s wedding is sure to be their most prized tote for the rest of forever.

Bride hugging her sister after a speech

One More Thing: Don’t Forget to Do THIS!

With every bridesmaid gift, take some time out of one of your (busy) days to create an extra-personal handwritten card to each of your girls. Simply giving a gift without a caring note is kind of like having a guest over for dinner — but ordering fancy takeout and slapping it on a plate. It’s still going to be really tasty, but there’s nothing like putting the time in to make a home-cooked meal. Similarly, you’ll want to spend at least 20 minutes neatly scribing a thoughtful, tear-jerker note to accompany a lovely gift.

Signature, xo, Christina

6 Perfect Bridesmaid Gifts Your Girls Will Love

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Darian + Nick

"She is so fun to work with and makes you and your partner feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She perfectly illustrated the feeling of love on our big day and that is something I will forever be grateful for. I would highly recommend her, not only for her incredible photography skills, but also for her professionalism, timeliness, organization. 

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