Anyone else have just a slightttt obsession with gifting? I’ve always been MUCH more excited about giving gifts than receiving them, so when I was a bride, I couldn’t wait to start thinking up gifts for my favorite girls. That being said, you’re not a bride for all that long before you realize it’s hella expensive - so, when it finally does come time to bulk up on those bridesmaids gifts, the stress kind of starts spilling over. It’s not a good time. Finding something that is perfectly thoughtful, yet equally practical for your bridal party just gets so overwhelming, and we’re not about that life for our brides. Hence why we scoured the web to find this year’s top bridesmaid gifts, and also came up with a revised game plan for gifting - so that you’re spending a little every once in awhile rather than a whole lot all at the end. The Paisley Box, you’re answering all of our 🙏🙏🙏.
Our favorite site to find bridal party presents is The Paisley Box. They specialize in bridal party gifts (literally, the site started as a blog for creative gift ideas for every occasion, and when brides/maids/everyone in the wedding sphere started going craze for the squad gift inspo, the founder knew she had something special on her hands), so they have tons of unique options to choose from, affordable prices, and free domestic shipping. Nothing is outrageously expensive either, so it’s fun to play around and pick up a few things for your crew throughout your engagement, not just right before “I Do.”
The ladies at TPB helped us come up with five gifts that your besties are sure to love and you’ll feel 👌about, because you won’t be going for broke by the time your wedding day comes around. From the cutest socks to the sweetest mugs, softest PJ sets to some extra special denim to wear on the big day, these gifts are giving us sooo many great vibes.
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Gift: Bridesmaid Socks, $10
We love the idea of asking your tribe to stand by your side with a special pair of socks. It’s not a huge gesture or expense, but it’s still adorable especially if you couple it with a card that says something like “I need you to make sure I don’t get cold feet, so keep yours nice and toasty!!” They’ll be obsessed. You’ll just need to remind them to keep them clean and pretty for your wedding day, because those perfect Gram pics are nothing without them.
Gift: Maid of Honor Mug, $15
A one-off gift for your VIP girl will always be appreciated. For sure, if you wake her up at night with your bride nightmares and concerns of every kind. We think she’d love to get a phone call or text one day that didn’t start with “Oh f, I’m sooo stressed about x, y, z,’ but instead said “hiii, can I get you a cup of coffee this morning? I need to know about YOUR life!” Plus, you can personalize this sweet mug for your Maid of Honor or beyond baller bridesmaid with the hair/skin color & year of your choosing.
Gift: Jersey Lace PJ Set, $45
If you’ll be doing a destination bachelorette or even just a sleepover weekend in the states, you can’t bachelorette without matching pajamas. It’s the ultimate throwback to your slumber parties of yore, and the perfect thing to make those 15 or 20-year challenge comparison photos pop. Limited Too satin pjs then, super cute and luxe jersey with lace jams now. They’ll be able to use them well beyond your wedding too! Monogramming is available too, just in case you want to bring back any adorable nicknames…
Gift: Party Sunnies, $4.50
Priyanka Chopra made sure her bachelorette group was well provided for after all her adventures in Amsterdam - meaning pink flasks and sleep masks that straight up told it like it was #hungover. Right before you head out to your last brunch with your BFFs, or as they’re all getting into their Ubers to the airport, make sure each of them has a pair of these adorable (and dark) heart sunglasses. If they’ll be hot mess-ing it all the way home, they might as well do it looking cute AF.
You’ve made it to your wedding day, due in no small part to your positively perfect posse. If you’re having a spring or summer soiree, there is truly no better piece of fashion to give your girls than a fresh jean jacket. You can monogram them with Brides babes or personalize them with each of the ladies’ names. Remember how cute Kaley Cuoco and her hubs were in their newlywed duo denim? Well, a whole entourage doing it together is even better! Have them bring back their ❤️ sunnies, and make sureeee your photographer has these squad snaps all queued up.
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