Bridesmaids don’t have it easy. They are often tasked with being errand-runners, advice-givers, planners and, most importantly, confidants. With costs for showers, dresses, travel and more, being a bridesmaid can also be an expensive proposition. That’s why bridesmaids deserve a gift that is both thoughtful and unique—something that they won’t just throw into a closet and forget. Do your girls a favor and give them one of these seven budget-friendly bridesmaids gifts they will actually love:
1. Monogrammed Chevron Wristlet
Chevron patterns and monogramming are all the rage lately, popping up everywhere from home décor to fashion and everything in between. This clutch encompasses both of those trends. The Monogrammed Chevron Wristlet from Memento is an adorable clutch that can be worn three different ways—in your hand, under your arm, or with the detachable wristlet. And with a price of $22, it’s a great option for those looking to stay on a budget.
2. J.Crew Factory Pointed Petal Necklace
Jewelry is always a popular choice when it comes to bridesmaid gifts, but finding the right piece at the right price can be a challenge. This J.Crew Factory Pointed Petal Necklace is a great statement piece that comes in three colors—navy, mint green and white. You can choose the same color for each bridesmaid or mix it up and choose the color based on each person’s personality. It can be worn with anything from a cocktail dress to jeans and a tee, so they’ll be able to wear it again and again. Plus, with a price of $34.50, this necklace has that J.Crew look without the J.Crew price tag.
3. Personalized stationary
Though some may say that notes and letters are antiquated forms of communication, most women still love having a beautiful set around the house for the occasional correspondence or thank you letter. Tiny Prints offers personalized stationary for as low as 79 cents per card, which means you can get each person a nice set for around $20. This is one of my favorite picks for bridesmaids because you can customize it to each personality with color and design. From bright and fun to streamlined and simple, they have something for everyone.
4. Monogrammed Dish
This Monogrammed Dish, which comes in your choice of 4″ round or a 4″ rounded square, features a swirl-textured background and a monogram with the letter and color of your choosing. This piece would make a great addition to any girl’s vanity to be used as a jewelry tray or catchall for keys. Even though they are only $15.50, your bridesmaids will surely think that you paid a hefty sum for these personalized trays!
5. Diamond Candles
Candles are a traditional bridesmaid’s gift, so why not keep that tradition and add a little twist? Diamond Candles are all-natural soy candles that come in fragrances such as Lavender Lemon, Cupcake, and Ocean Mist. But these candles come with a little something extra—each candle includes a hidden pouch that holds a ring worth anywhere from $10 to $5000! Diamond Candles are priced at $24.95 and can be purchased at DiamondCandles.com.
6. Bath & Body Works Scents and Suds Gift Set
The Scents and Suds Gift Set from Bath & Body Works includes their best-selling soaps and candles and comes in several varieties including Warm Vanilla, Farmstand Apple, and Japanese Cherry Blossom. It also comes with a gift bag and tissue so you can easily get your gifts together in the midst of all the wedding madness. Priced at just $20, these gift sets are a great value—it would cost you close to $30 to purchase these items separately.
7. Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set
Treat your bridesmaids to a collection of best-selling glosses, lipsticks and glazes from Sephora. The Give Me Some Lip Set contains Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Bare Pink, Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly, NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight, Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment, Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Rhubarb, and Tarte LipSurgence Lip Luster in Glitzy. This set, available exclusively at Sephora, is a great value with over $90 worth of products for a price of just $25.