Full disclosure: none of your bridesmaids are going to get angry and talk smack about you if you don’t buy them gifts. A lack of bridesmaid gifts will almost certainly not lead to this sort of angry post-wedding exchange. With that said, gifting your girls with small tokens of appreciation on your big day is a nice way to say: “thanks for listening to me gripe about my soon-to-be-in-laws for months”, “props for planning that epic bachelorette party in Vegas” and “you’re the actual bomb for spending an entire weekend in my basement gluing tags to wedding favours.” See where we’re going here?
Now that you’re in the market for a few awesome prezzies, listen carefully: no one wants a personalized hanger or a paisley clutch purse. Instead, consider items that your friends will actually love (and use). Think about things that your girls will be excited about but wouldn’t necessary splurge on themselves.
Your bridesmaid gifts don’t have to be insanely expensive. Our favourite items range from $17 to $170 and they’re all things your friends will put to use (and probably brag about) long past your wedding day.