Some of the best and most unforgettable gifts in the world are those that carry a special meaning. This is especially true when it comes to a once-in-a-lifetime day such as your wedding. While it’s always nice to get a gift from the wedding registry you spent time curating (or a check that can go towards big ticket items like a house), there are certain people you may prefer something from that has a bit more personality and sentiment—namely your bridesmaids.
Bridesmaids already spend a significant amount of money playing this all-important role in your wedding. From the bachelorette party and wedding shower, to the day-of expenses such as the dress, hair and makeup, bridesmaids sign up to contribute far more than a standard wedding guest might. As such, it’s customary not to expect such an exorbitant gift from them; but rather something that holds meaning and something that you can cherish forever.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of bridesmaid gifts out there that do just that—that remind the bride of the very special bond and relationship she shares with you, one of her dearest friends. If you’re looking for that perfect gift for the special bride in your life, here are some that hold meaning that will last for a lifetime.
Our Favorite Bridesmaid Gifts to the Bride
Wood Invitation Frame
There’s something magical about a wedding invitation. It’s exciting from the moment you open it to long after the special date has passed. That’s why wedding invitations make wonderful keepsakes, so long as they are preserved in the right way. This gift can provide just that. It’s a wood frame that displays the wedding invitation along with a favorite photo of the happy couple.
Monogram Tag Necklace
This gorgeous tag necklace is a perfect canvas for commemorating the wedding date. You can personalize both the front and the back with whatever you like, but if you’re designing this for a bride, consider marking it with their wedding date or short message to your dear friend from your heart. The monogram tag is about ¾ inch long by ½ inch wide and is accented with a 22kt gold heart and a sweet ruby stone. The fiery color of the Ruby symbolizes devotion and desire, a symbol of love and immortality.
Handwritten Recipe Personalized Maple Leaf Artisan Board
Whether the bride herself loves to cook or someone very special in her family has a recipe that holds a great deal of meaning, this can be a wonderful bridesmaid gift to a bride. Measuring about 12” x 12” x 1.25” and made out of North American Maple produced and manufactured right here in the U.S., this personalized cutting board can be engraved with anything you want—from a special saying to a family recipe. It will become a staple in your friend or family member’s kitchen for years to come.
‘Our Vows’ Art Piece
Price: From $50
If you’re looking for a last-minute bridesmaid gift that you don’t have to rush to get before the wedding, this is a wonderful option. It highlights the very sacred vows that the bride and groom exchanged on their wedding day in front of their guests and includes a favorite photo that holds special meaning. It’s easy to create and can be personalized in every way—including the frame color and materials. It also takes just a week or so to ship!
Happy Couple Personalized Pillow
Here’s another great bridesmaid gift that’s not too pricey. It’s a custom pillow that you can have personalized with the bride and groom’s name and the date in which they got married. It makes a wonderful addition to any living room or sunroom and is something that the couple can keep forever. Added bonus: The pillow takes just under two weeks to create and be shipped!
Simply Smart Home PhotoShare Digital Photo Frame
They say a picture is worth a thousand words—well, what about a picture that’s constantly changing? That’s what you can get with a smart photo frame like this one. You can easily add photos to the frame using the Simply Smart Home app (up to 50 at once!) and allow friends and
Hand-Embroidered Heart Maps
If you’re looking for something nice, meaningful, but also a gift that won’t break the bank, consider these hand-embroidered heart maps that feature pretty much any destination and can commemorate the place where a couple met, got engaged, or where they are getting married. You can even purchase a connecting hearts map for the couple from two far away places. Though simple, this sweet gift will be greatly appreciated by the special bride in your life.