Beyond the pretty details of your big day, the people you surround yourself with are the ones who will truly make it beautiful and memorable. That’s especially true when it comes to your bridal party. It’s a group generally made up of the most important people in your life – your siblings, trusted friends, beloved family members. They’re there for you during the wedding planning process and beyond. So there’s no doubt they deserve some serious love and thanks come the wedding day! But finding the perfect wedding party gifts can be a challenge, especially when you’re dealing with a mix of personalities, tastes, and ages. Here are some great ideas for wedding party gifts that the whole crew will use and cherish long after the event.
Bridesmaid and Groomsmaid Gifts
Scented candle. A luxurious candle is always a gift to be appreciated. Once it has finished burning, it can be used as a bud vase or makeup brush holder. I spent years developing these candles with brides and maids in mind!
Personalized jewelry. You can never go wrong with jewelry, but having it personalized makes it even more special! And you don’t have to limit yourself to engraving her name on a piece of jewelry to make it personal either. For example, how about pretty earrings that feature her birthstone or a trendy pendant necklace with her zodiac sign? A signet ring is another on-trend choice she’s sure to love.
Vintage clutch or bag. To honor a once-in-a-lifetime friendship, give her a unique gift she’ll treasure and use for years to come. A beautiful vintage clutch can be used on special occasions (like being a bridesmaid!) or even to dress up a more casual outfit. I’ve curated a limited selection of my own vintage finds over in my shop. They’re each so gorgeous I almost can’t part with them! For example, this 1940s white cylinder bag, which would be darling carried by a bride or maid of honor.
Groomsman and Bridesman Gifts
Glassware. Customized whiskey or pilsner glasses are a great way to toast your friendship in style. Include a bottle or six-pack of his favorite beverage to complete the gift.
Tie bars. Cufflinks are a classic groomsman gift, but a stylish tie bar is another great option. Depending on the design, you could also get it engraved as a special keepsake.
Shave kit. Guarantee them a luxurious grooming experience with a sleek shaving set that includes a finely made safety razor, a shaving brush, and a selection of balms, creams, and oils.
Leather passport case. If you’re planning a destination wedding, a luxe passport case is a gift that’s both practical and lovely to own. It’s also the kind of thing they probably won’t splurge on for themselves. You can even get each person’s initials embossed on their case for an extra special touch. And most designer labels make their own version, in case your friend has a favorite!
Monthly coffee subscription. If your squad are coffee lovers, they’ll be delighted to receive a coffee subscription box that delivers fresh, artisanal beans to their door. Give them the subscription together with a fun coffee mug as a cute keepsake. This works for wine too!
Phone charger. There’s nothing more frustrating than running out of phone battery, is there? A wireless smartphone charger is a super useful gift for anyone (and will come in handy for taking those late-night dance floor pics at your wedding too!)
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Gifts
Personalized storybook. The wedding day can be a long one for little people, so to keep them entertained, give each of them a custom storybook with their name in the title. They’ll love it!
Charm bracelet. A charm bracelet is such a sweet idea for a little girl! Be sure to add a special charm from your wedding day to start her collection.
Backpack. A cute backpack will come in handy for any child. To make it an extra special gift, fill it with treats like colored pencils, a coloring book, and their favorite sweets.
Baby keepsake book. If you have a very little member of your wedding party (or a pregnant bridesmaid), my baby book and planner will make a great gift! Because it’s a binder, it’s completely customizable and includes both practical elements and memorabilia.
Whatever you choose, it’s always a good idea to include handwritten thank you notes with your wedding party gifts for that extra personal touch!