THE TEN BEST BRIDESMAIDS GIFTS FOR YOUR STYLISH FRIENDS
Could you have organised your wedding without your bridesmaids? Probably. But they deserve a thank-you, even if it’s just for pretending to be all ears while you stress about the number of canapes to serve your guests. We’ve compiled a list of ten unique bridesmaid gift ideas that even the most style-conscious, anti-bridesmaid bridesmaid will love.
1. Something to get ready in
OWN’s oversized monogrammed shirts are a thoughtful gift that you can give your bridesmaids before the wedding so they can be worn on the wedding morning. If they’re staying with you the night before, lay them in their room as a surprise beforehand. They look great for the photos and can be worn again and again afterwards - on holiday, in bed, even to work.
2. Something they can carry their stuff in
This compact clutch from Whistles is great for carrying essentials on the wedding day - lipstick, confetti, aspirin. Get it monogrammed with their initials for extra thoughtful brownie points.
3. Something to remind them of the day
Our sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Wouldn't it be amazing for you and your best mates to wear the same scent on the day - something that will take you back to those special moments whenever you smell it. Here are some of the most incredible scents perfect for wedding days:
4. Something gold to wear on the day
OWN's collection of gold plated jewellery (presented in a super chic box) is the perfect memorable thank-you and something your bridesmaids can wear every day.
Earrings and bracelet all available at theownstudio.com
5. Something to travel in
If you’re having a destination wedding, these cosy travel sets are the perfect travel companion for your bridesmaids. Harpers says “They’re the sort of items you can imagine Joan Didion carrying in her hand luggage next to a Norman Mailer book; understated, chic pieces that are ageless and actually really useful.” Splash on the covetable full travel set if you’re feeling flush! We also love this luxe silk eye mask from Asceno - guaranteed to make you sleep, even with a hangover.
6. Something they can share with others
A handwritten letter remains one of the nicest things to receive in the post - especially when penned on headed notepaper. Spoil your bridesmaids with luxe personalised stationery such as these super chic sets from Papier.
7. Something you can debrief over
Treat your girls to a luxury Cowshed manicure - a great way for you all to debrief with a glass of champagne after the wedding.
8. Something for their bookshelves
Flowers as a thank-you are hardly original but we LOVE this idea from Worm London. Based on the information you give them they hand pick a very special book for the recipient and then make a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers to match (have a look at their Instagram feed to see the types of flowers they choose). As a special touch, ask the team to use the same flowers you had at the wedding.
9. Something for them to keep
List making has never been so indulgent with these luxury Smythson notebooks - get them monogrammed for the extra personal touch.
10. Something for the photo album
We all know that physical memories are better than digital ones and polaroid snaps are half way there, so gift your girls a polaroid camera each. Best of all, you get extra photographers on the day. Have a look on eBay if you're after more affordable versions
And where to ask them?
If you're London based, take them to the delightful Outdoor Patio at the Dalloway Terrace for champagne and cocktails.