Gifts for the Bridesmaids

Who knew that finally making one of the biggest decisions of your life would result in the need to make so many more decisions? Once you’ve decided to settle down and marry the love of your life, you will find yourself having to make more decisions than you can imagine. These will be decisions about your dress, your dinner, your color palette, etc. But, one thing that normally doesn’t take too long is the decision of who you will have standing at your side. Sure it can be difficult at times to dwindle down your list, but once that is done you’ll have to make another important decision and that is what to buy them as a gift.

Typically you buy your gals a gift to let them know how much you appreciate them sharing in your special day. It’s a way of saying, “I know I’ve been a little demanding and maybe a little crazy lately. I’m sorry and I love you!” Because, no matter how calm and cool you typically are, you’re going to ruffle a few feathers when prepping for the big day.

For me; I chose my two sisters and my best friend since fifth grade. All of the gals are different and all I love various things about them. But, one thing they had in common was that they are beautiful and busy women. So my goal was buying things that would help them stay beautiful while being busy. And of course something they would actually use. You can in addition throw in a little something extra that is tailored just to that specific woman.

So take a moment and really thing about your bridesmaids. What kind of things do they do for fun? What is their personality type? What are the things you personally love about them? Use those answers as a guide on what to buy them for their thank you present.

My youngest sister assists in coaching the local high school’s volleyball team along with helping her boyfriend on his farm and her day job keeps her on the road a lot!  She may be past the age when carrying a duffle bag is appropriate but she can still keep the extra things she needs on hand and look like the stylish adult she is by carrying one of our canvas tote bags. Item number 3255 is ideal for the stylish gal on the go. This adorable canvas tote measures out to 10″ x 14″ x 5.5″ so it can fit all of those extras that just do not go in your purse. From a pair of flats, to a full size notebook and more!  The single initial design is very in right now and the bottom color almost has that diy dipped look! With your choice of latex bottom color and thread initial you can customize this bag to fit all of your gals’ personalities.  The inside contains a single pocket for small objects and there are two separate handles whether you choose to sling it over a shoulder or carry it by hand. For $39.95 this tote is a terrific price and provides plenty of room for you to add a few goodies like a small body spray and gum.

My middle sister loves the outdoors! Whether she’s hiking, hunting, camping, to her it doesn’t matter as long as she is outside. Taking in all of the wonders of nature has been important to her as far back as I can recall. But, because she is also a busy mother of two adorable boys, and has a full time job she doesn’t always get into the woods as often as she would like. Sending and receiving notes is part of her weekly if not daily routine. Something like item number 8157 is perfect for her. This digitally printed woodland note set is ideal for the outdoors lover. With this set you will receive 24 notes with 24 plain envelopes. Four different furry friends are featured with corresponding earth tone colors and your name. The set is just $34.95 and the cards measure out to a perfect 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2″. She can take these on the go with her and write a quick note waiting outside basketball practice and keep a few at her desk to thank a colleague. Wrap theme together with a new thermos and a pack of those super warm thermal socks and you’ve got yourself a few things to keep any nature lover happy.

Now, my best friend is eclectic to say the least. I don’t mean that in a negative way of course as I adore her. But, you know we all have that one friend that is just a little more artsy than the rest of us. That just gets to walk down that offbeat path that we all wish we could wander down a little further. Well, she’s that friend to me. She and her husband are both artists and their home is entirely black on the outside and almost all black on the inside with the exception of art hanging everywhere. So for her (or someone like her) Item 3250 is a great gift. It’s black like the theme of their home and you guessed it, they entertain a lot! So the personalized coasters are a great idea for her. The charcoal slate coasters come in a set of four and measure out to a perfect 4″ x 4″ size. One set is just $39.95, you could pack this in with a favorite bottle of wine, or a book on how to make cocktails and make your offbeat pal just as happy as a clam.

Remember your friends are likely to be thrilled in being part of your day. But, because you are likely to rattle nerves a bit and ask a lot of them, it’s important to give them a small treat. Of course you also want to show them how much you appreciate all of their help and how much you love them!

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