Bridesmaids: what to buy the bride as a wedding gift

Being a bridesmaid means your wedding gift to the bride can be personal instead of practical. You’ve been involved in all the lead up to the big day, and may have even helped out with some of the many intricate decisions involved in the making of a wedding. So buying a toaster doesn’t seem to suffice as the perfect gift.


Creating a scrapbook or photo album is a beautiful idea for a personalised gift. This gift can make a wonderful memento showcasing photos and memories from the wedding planning. It could also include photos from the couple’s relationship in the earlier days or even your friendship with the bride.

Personalise it

As every bride wants to be able to cherish the memories made on their big day, a gift that is a wedding keepsake is a great idea. Personalised gifts that the bride can continue using in their everyday life are a great idea. It means every time they see or use your gift they will be reminded of their beautiful celebration. Something such as a personalised perfume or an engraved ring holder are great gift ideas.

Commissioned art

A commissioned illustration is also another beautiful personalised gift. This illustration could be of the beautiful couple or of just the bride. Either way it will be a beautiful keepsake for the couple and a great art piece the couple can add to their home as they build their life together.

Pamper session

Another really thoughtful gift is to gift the bride, or newlywed couple, with a pampering session. A gift like this allows for time to de-stress and relax after the madness that can be planning a wedding. Whether it’s a massage, facial or whole body scrub this gift is sure to get the bride relaxed and ready for life as a newlywed.

Travel essentials

Don’t forget that your gift doesn’t have to be about the wedding, it can be able the next big celebration in store; the honeymoon. A honeymoon hamper or ‘survival kit’ is a cute way to put together a couple of honeymoon essentials. Think personalised travel wallets or luggage tags, a disposable camera for the couple to take some fun photos, a travel guide of where they are going to and maybe even a travel journal to write about details their trip… anything to add to their experience. You can even theme your hamper depending on where the couple are heading off too – perhaps cute new pair of bikinis are in order if an island getaway is on the itinerary?

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