When most people think about weddings and the gifts involved, they think of the gift registry and all the gifts the couple will receive.
However, there’s another set of wedding gifts that take some thought too.
The groom will be buying his groomsmen thank you gifts for participating in the wedding and the bride will do the same with a maid of honor gift as well as gifts for her bridesmaids and flower girls.
While typically the bridesmaids all receive the same gift or a variation of gifts, the maid of honor may receive a slightly nicer version of the same gift. For example, the entire female population of the wedding party may receive simple but pretty necklaces for being in the wedding, but the maid of honor will get a pearl necklace and matching earrings. It’s just a bonus perk of the job.
One of the popular gifts right now is a spa treatment. You could treat all the bridesmaids to manicure and pedicures and give the maid of honor a facial too. Or, you may get the girls a massage at the spa and the maid of honor gets a massage towel wrap that is engraved with her monogram. This gets everyone relaxed and in a pampering mood and promotes female bonding time too.
Another cool idea for a gift is tote bags with their name on it. They come in various colors and themes and can be purchased with individual tastes in mind. This will come in handy on the wedding day for toting all the various items to the church to get ready.
Jewelry, as mentioned before, is great as a maid of honor gift. You can pick out earrings that match the dresses used in the wedding and can also be used later on. Matching necklaces also make great gifts. To go along with this gift are personalized silk jewelry pouches to put the jewelry in.
The bridesmaids and maid of honor will use them for many years to come and remember your thoughtfulness at the same time. You may also consider giving a monogrammed silver compact mirror. Again, they’re very useful and not something most people are likely to buy for themselves.
Buy early so you don’t feel rushed to make a decision as your big day approaches. You don’t want to be running around trying to decide at the last minute as hasty decisions are often times regretted. Enjoy your day and the people around you will enjoy being in it with you.