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15 Thoughtful Gifts That Your Bridesmaids Will Love

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Design: theSkimm | Photos: Baublebar, LIVELY
Jul 26, 2022

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Getting married with your friends by your side is a special kind of experience. So how do you say ‘thank you’ to your Bride Tribe for being there on one of the most important days of your life? We have a few ideas.

From custom jewelry to luxurious skincare sets to cute accessories, these are our favorite gifts for your bridal party that we wouldn’t mind receiving ourselves.

A leather travel case perfected by jewelry makers…

We hope you’ve heard of Mejuri by now for their affordable, everyday pieces. But did you know that they also designed an incredibly durable travel case? Your bridesmaids will be able to stash their jewelry in it for each event. It’s available in beige or black, with an anti-tarnish microsuede interior. It has special holes for earrings, a mini bar for rings, and slots for necklaces. It makes a great gift for travel bugs and can be personalized with a monogram. ($78, Mejuri)

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Personalized portrait glasses they’ll hold onto forever…

Who doesn’t want their face on a champagne glass? Just send a photo of each person in your party, and their face will be hand-painted on either a wine, champagne, or beer glass. You can also choose to add accents like your wedding flowers, names, or dates at no extra charge. To say we’re obsessed is an understatement. ($39, pastinshs via Etsy)

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A silk sleep mask to help them catch some Zzz’s…

Ensure they get their beauty sleep for the big day with this 100% silk eye mask that will block out any unwanted light, but won’t crease their skin or snag their hair. It also won’t absorb any of their precious skincare serums after they meticulously do their five-step routines. It comes in a bunch of fun colors and patterns. Bonus: It’s great for traveling too. ($50, Amazon)

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A candle they wouldn’t normally splurge on…

Everyone loves being gifted a candle, though it may not seem like the most unique gift out there. This one is anything but ordinary, thanks to the cult status of the brand. Baies (berries in English) is a fresh and fruity scent that’s great for any season. There are two sizes to choose from, so grab one for yourself while you’re at it. ($38+, Nordstrom)

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A nameplate necklace they’ll wear way past the nuptials…

This custom nameplate necklace will quickly become a permanent part of their jewelry collection. It’s finished with a layer of 14-carat gold plating over sterling silver, and can be engraved with a name or phrase consisting of up to ten letters in either traditional script or trendy block font. Just note, once personalized, these necklaces are final sale. ($138, Baublebar)

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Chic PJ sets for the morning of…

Because getting ready is half the fun, isn’t it? It definitely will be when they throw these printed sets on. They come in three IG-ready patterns (no filter required). Plus they’re lightweight and comfy enough to wear through hours of hair, makeup, and mimosas. Oh, and the best part? Skimm’rs get a special bundle deal when they buy multiple sets. ($50, LIVELY)*

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A fuzzy pair of slippers to go with their matching pajamas…

What’s more adorable than padding around in a comfy pair of slippers that perfectly coordinates with their outfit? We’re convinced nothing is. These are made with Australian sheepskin but come in a sandal style, so their feet won’t get hot even in the summer. They also have a durable rubber sole, so they can run to the car to grab something if necessary. They come in ten colors. ($59.95, Amazon)

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A kit to make sure their skin is glowing and hydrated…

No one wants dry, dull shoulders when they’re wearing a strapless dress. Introduce them to some of our favorites with these body-focused minis from Osea. We seriously can’t get enough of the body oil that soaks in immediately and never leaves us feeling greasy. All the products are organic, plant-based, and smell downright delicious. Share the wealth. ($48, Revolve)

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A pair of retro socks for activities…

If your wedding weekend (or even bachelorette party) involves a group activity like hiking or hitting the tennis courts, these socks will let everyone know who’s in your crew. They’re super soft and have just the right amount of cushioning for all-day wear. Plus, they’re unisex and come in eight colors, including “powder pink.” S’cute. ($16, Alo Yoga)

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A bar bracelet with endless customization options…

Say hello to the new version of grown-up friendship bracelets. You can choose from one of seven fonts, whether the engraving should go on the right or left, and what to add (their name, a special date, coordinates, or even a symbol). They’ll love how personal it is. Each bracelet is either gold-, silver-, or rose gold-plated. ($14.40+, JewelryHills via Etsy)

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A makeup set for a dewy look…

Whether they’re getting their makeup professionally done or not, it doesn’t hurt to have a few essentials on hand. They’ll reach for these basics well past the wedding. They’ll get a glowy serum, a lip gloss that reminds us of our teens, and a cream blush. You can mix and match colors for each set. Done and done. ($54, Glossier)

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A shower steamer if they’re a little stressed…

If you’re aiming to feel relaxed leading up to the big day, you definitely want your bridal party to be equally as zen. These are meant to be added directly to a shower, as they’ll start dissolving instantly because of the heat and steam. A soothing eucalyptus scent will be left behind, enhancing their bath time experience. Each one is individually wrapped, so you can split up the bag. Customers say it’s great for muscle relaxation as well. ($29.97/15 pack, Amazon)

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A straw basket they can put all their stuff in…

No matter how many bags they own, everyone loves an adorable straw tote with their name on it. And it’s especially appropriate if you’ll be jetting off to a tropical location for your bachelorette. Each one is hand-woven in Marrakech and supports a small business. ($9.20, Bohemiamarrakech via Etsy)

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A stainless steel cup so everyone stays hydrated…

We have personally received this cup as a bridesmaid gift and ended up using it everyday for the rest of the year. It’s made of double-walled stainless steel, so their drink really will stay cool until the last drop. Plus, it’s BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. The lid has a magnet that keeps it shut unless they’re drinking, and it comes in several bright colors. ($35, Amazon)

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A giant claw clip to keep their locks in order…

We can also vouch for this claw clip: It’s pretty big, but holds our hair away from our faces with ease and looks darn cute while doing so. Trust us, it works for even the thickest hair and comes in two pink varieties and bright orange. The ‘90s called. ($34, Urban Outfitters)

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