From organising your hen party and helping you plan your day, to removing the confetti in your hair and delving in the depths of your dress to find that hidden hook for your train. Bridesmaids go above and beyond for their loved ones, so it is only natural to want to thank them with a gift as wonderful as they are.
Your bridesmaid tribe are an invaluable part of your wedding day team, so if you are looking for the perfect way to show your gratitude, keep reading for our pick of the best bridesmaid gifts for all budgets…
Gifts Tailored to Them
Thoughtfulness is the key to a great bridesmaid gift, so what better than a personalised present? Whether they love all things botanical, live for interiors or have an appetite for fashion and jewellery, lots of lovely businesses are now offering an in-house personalisation service – perfect for saying thank you for being on team bride.
The possibilities for personalised bridesmaid presents really are endless but below are just a few of our favourites…
Leading fragrance house, Jo Malone, offer some lovely options for personalisation on their candles, colognes and gift boxes. With a variety of scents ranging from their famous Lime, Basil and Mandarin to the quintessentially British English Pear & Freesia, there is a something to suit all tastes. A gift from this popular brand is guaranteed to be a hit in your bridesmaid gift bag.
Local to our wedding venue, West Sussex brand The Little Botanical offers personalisation on many of their gorgeous plant pots. Whether you are looking for a special Maid of Honour gift or just want to say ‘thank you for being my bridesmaid’, a houseplant with a thoughtful imprint makes a lovely bridesmaid gift that will continue to grow as your friendship blossoms.
Jewellery is a popular option for bridal party gifts and can also be worn as a bridesmaid accessory on the day, so why not take it one step further with a piece inscribed especially for your besties? From sweet pendants carved with their initials, to bejewelled earrings featuring their birthstone, the possibilities for thank you presents are endless and can be tweaked to suit the taste and style of each bridesmaid.
If you are looking for a wedding party gift they will treasure forever why not opt for a framed picture of the two of you. Whether taken during a special shared moment or from the wedding itself, this sweet bridesmaid present is guaranteed to bring a tear to her eye.
As well as wedding day gifts for the bridal party, couples are also becoming more and more creative with their bridesmaid proposals – personalisation is a great option if you are looking for a sweet way to ask the big ‘will you be my bridesmaid?’ question.
How about a personal and useful gift such as these personalised accessories from Katie Loxton? Choose from pouches, makeup bags and passport holders to bags and purses – all stylishly embellished with your bridesmaids’ initials or names.
Traditional Thank You Gifts
They are classics for a reason. These traditional bridesmaid gifts are a wonderful way to say thank you to bridesmaids, no matter what their personal style is.
Treat them to their tipple of choice, from a much-loved flavoured gin to a vintage bottle of bubbles.
One of our favourites, which we think makes a great choice as a wedding day gift is a bottle of sparkling wine from local West Sussex vineyard Tinwood Estate. A stone’s throw from Southend Barns, Tinwood offer a trio of delectable sparkling wines ranging from the soft pink Brut Rosé to the delicate Blanc de Blancs and of course the vineyard’s very first offering, Tinwood Brut. We think they are so good that the wines also feature as part of our Roots drinks menu!
If your bridesmaids are more about the florals than the bubbles, a beautiful bouquet delivered to their door might be just the thing to show them how much you care.
Chichester is full of beautiful flower shops many of whom offer same day delivery to the local area. Choose from a seasonal array of bouquets or alternatively go bespoke with an arrangement created with your bridesmaid in mind. Don’t forget to add a thoughtful handwritten card for that added personal touch.
The sweetest of treats will always be indulgent chocolate. With a range of luxury options available, chocolate now holds its own in the world of wedding party gifting. From the decadent delights of champagne truffles to Hotel Chocolat’s most mouth-watering chocolate box, this is a classic – but always popular – way to thank your bridesmaids.
Who doesn’t love a candle? Whether you’re led by the beautiful packaging, fabulous fragrances or those with personalisation options, this is always a great gift for bridesmaids. Here at Southend Barns, we have our own range of luxury candles that would make lovely keepsakes.
The Gift of Relaxation
It is always lovely to have something to look forward to once the big day is over. Whilst for you that might mean a honeymoon, why not give your tribe something special to look forward to with a group spa day? Not only is this a great opportunity for you all to get together once again, it is also a lovely way to thank your bridesmaids and reward them for all their hard work.
If you are looking for an extra special way to treat your Maid of Honour then why not gift her a stay in our luxury shepherd’s hut? Located on our farm in the tranquil West Sussex countryside, the hut comes fully equipped for ultimate relaxation – complete with sparkling wine and a delicious breakfast hamper from our Roots kitchen.
DIY Bridesmaid Gifts
Wanting to do something a bit more sentimental? Why not put your creative skills to good use and create some handmade bridesmaid gifts. You could present them with a surprise getting ready kit on the morning of your wedding with customised dressing gowns, slippers or PJs and a mini bottle of bubbly. Or create goodie bags filled with all their favourite things in celebration of your friendship – their favourite sweets, a photo montage, nail varnish or a charm as well as a well written thank you card.
Whether you are looking for something fun, meaningful or practical, there are so many ways to say thank you to your bridesmaid team. There are no set rules on budget either – from splashing out to creating something low-cost but made with love, your bridesmaid besties will appreciate the token.