9 Awesome Bridesmaid Gifts That Make Up for Being a Bridezilla
OK, so you’ve been a teensy bit demanding of your bridesmaids over the past, errr, 17 months, but that’s the job they signed up for, right? (No stress, they love you the most.) Still, it doesn’t hurt to offer an apology show your gratitude with something thoughtful and sweet. Here, nine bridesmaids gifts that are totally on point.
An Elegant Robe
Sure, you want something matchy-matchy that you can all wear while you get ready together, but trust, it pays to spend a little more for something chic and luxe. (And he or she will actually want to wear it again.)
An Updated Friendship Necklace
A delicate chain layered with both your first initials is a meaningful way to remind each one of your 'maids that, no matter how often your Oscar the Grouch alter ego surfaced, you'll always hold her near and dear to your heart.
Lisa Leonard ($119)
A Monogrammed Travel Case
Available in pearl gray—or a variety of other colors like sky blue and pistachio—this leather pouch is the perfect size to stash travel toiletries (and day-of wedding essentials like safety pins, nail polish and, ya know, tissues).
A Luxury Candle
Personalize the label of a gorgeous scented candle—a fresh and fragrant blend of cedarwood and patchouli—with the name of your pal. Then, when the candle burns out, he or she can repurpose the glass as a vase.
Le Labo ($75)
A Personalized (and Framed) Portrait
Commission artist and illustrator Inslee Fariss to create custom portraits of your bridesmaids. They'll love the unique style and the ability to cherish the one or two flattering pics you managed to snap at your bachelorette.
Inslee (price upon request)
A Chatbooks Photo Album
Upload pics straight from your social media feeds and create a memento that captures all of the past year’s events, including everything from wedding dress fittings to your Charleston bachelorette. (Bonus: You can even nab a wedding-themed album cover for a limited time.)
Chatbooks (starting at $14)
Wine of the Month Club
You can’t go wrong with wine. Send your bestie three premium—and hard to find—bottles a month. (BTW, a one-month subscription is plenty, but depending on your bridezilla status, you might want to up the ante.)
Pour This ($125/month for three bottles)
This bracelet is subtle and sophisticated—not to mention a reminder of the special weekend and the bond that you and your bridesmaids all shared.
Kate Spade ($68)
A Gift Certificate to Rent the Runway
Don’t forget to include a cheeky note that nods to the fact that thanks to your incredibly thoughtful gift, he or she won’t have to buy their next piece of formalwear.
Rent the Runway ($100)