Being in the bridal party is an honor, but it’s also a tremendous amount of work. They’ll welcome small gifts of appreciation and something to remember their friends.
With all the hectic planning and last-minute details to take care of before the big wedding day, don’t forget to reward those special people who have agreed to be there every step of the way. The maid of honor, best man, bridesmaids, and groomsmen have put quite a bit of time and money into the honor, so surprise them with something special.
Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids’ Gifts
Pretty tote bags in the bridal colors, filled with essentials for the day, such as moisturizing lotions, combs, brushes, miniature sewing kits, tissues, and premium chocolate. Makeup cases with their initials, filled with tissues, makeup brushes, sponges, and pretty lipstick. Monogrammed travel silk jewelry roll. Matching keychain and wallet—may be monogrammed or embroidered. Monogrammed manicure or pedicure kit. Monogrammed, warm fuzzy slippers.
Best Man and Groomsmen’s Gifts
Engraved metal party tub that can be filled with ice and beer. Personalized travel case filled with shave cream, a shaving brush, a razor, and travel size toiletries. Engraved money clip with a few dollar bills attached. Autographed sports memorabilia. Engraved Swiss army knife or another multipurpose tool. Monogrammed duffle bag.
Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom
Personalized bookmark tucked inside a journal with a special message written inside to let them know how much they're loved. Engraved double picture frame with a poem or verse on one side and room for a bridal picture on the other. Any of the items on the maid of honor and bridesmaid list.
Father of the Bride and Father of the Groom
Engraved pipe or cigar case for fathers who smoke. Engraved pocket watch. Any of the items on the best man and groomsmen list.
Pretty personalized tote filled with a coloring book, crayons, puzzles, dolls, and any other toys appropriate for her age. Monogrammed bracelet and locket set. Heart-shaped or ballerina musical jewelry box. Tiara with rhinestones. Flower girl T-shirt.
Sport shaped, engraved coin bank. Personalized backpack filled with a coloring book, crayons, puzzles, Legos, and any other toys appropriate for his age. Commemorative engraved metal truck or boat. Ring bearer T-shirt.
For a themed wedding, the bride and groom might consider carrying it over to the bridal party gifts.
Beach theme—Beach bags filled with beach towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, and other beach accessories. Luau theme—Beach bags filled with beach accessories, macadamia nuts, and other products from the islands. Seasonal theme—Toiletry bags filled with items for that particular season (sunscreen and lip balm for spring and summer, moisturizer, lip balm, and tissues for fall and winter). Hollywood theme—Totes or elegant bags filled with sunglasses, DVDs, popcorn, movie theater gift cards, and premium chocolate.