April 5, 2012

Bridesmaid Gift Guide

As you know, I'm getting married in August. I'm fortunate to have a wonderful group of friends that are going to stand up with me on the big day. And, of course, I need to get them a little something to show my appreciation. With wedding season on the way, I thought a bridesmaid gift guide would be helpful to all of you brides out there or anyone looking for something special for their girl friends.

Everyone needs a good tote bag, whether it's for the gym or the beach. A monogrammed L.L. Bean Boat and Tote is cute and useful. Definitely a contender for my own wedding party. I've got the extra-large one and use it all the time for weekend trips!

L.L. Bean Boat and Tote Bag

I love my gold monogram necklace, and to give my favorite friends their own version would be such a treat. The Moon and Lola Acrylic Monogram necklaces come in a variety of fonts and colors, meaning you can really personalize it. They range in price from $58 - $78 depending on the size.

Moon and Lola Acrylic Monogram Necklace

If you are having a beach wedding, or your girls love the water, the Dot Beach Towel from Land's End will definitely make a splash. You could even put it inside the tote bag! It comes in navy, yellow, green, and pink!
Land's End Dot Beach Towel

It's no secret that the Kate Spade Gumdrop earrings are a favorite of mine. What better way to show your friends you care than with one of your favorite accessories! And they come in an assortment of colors, so you could get them all the same ones to wear on the big day, or pick their favorite color.

Kate Spade Gumdrop Studs

Who doesn't love a new cosmetic bag?! These monogrammed hand-blocked cosmetic bags from West Elm would definitely come in handy down the line...unlike the bridesmaid dress.

West Elm Hand-Blocked Cosmetic Bags
If you're getting married in a major city, or all your bridesmaids live in big cities, check out these awesome prints from a Portland, Oregon artist. A 11 x 14 print is $30. Certainly a gift your friends will never forget.
11 x 14 Print from AlbieDesigns

If you haven't heard of Birchbox, you've been missing out! Each month for $10 you receive a box of luxurious beauty samples. Depending on your budget, you can send the gift to your girls after the wedding and they'll be remembering how much fun you had for months to come!

These are just a few of many options out there. Send us a note if you need ideas! Regan and I are always up for a challenge.


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  1. great ideas! i love the beach towel, birch box and kate spade earrings! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  2. Thanks Jillian! I hope your wedding planning is going well!

  3. Such fun stuff! I love the monogram necklaces.

    I held an afternoon party at the Jo Malone store in NYC for my bridesmaids before the rehearsal, and we created signature scents to wear for the wedding. It was wonderful to spend time sipping champagne, getting hand massages, and having a unique experience with my fave ladies. And now, all of our perfumes remind us of the special day.

  4. Katie, thank you so much for your wonderful ideas! I can now check that box off my list of things to do for our wedding :) Congrats on your engagement again, and love your blog! xo Sara