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Bridesmaids past and present will be quick to admit that although being asked to be part of a close friend or family member’s wedding is the utmost honor, it also comes with a whole lot of responsibility and stress. That’s why a small but meaningful token of appreciation for the bridal party is an essential part of the big day.
That said, selecting the right gifts for the bride’s nearest and dearest doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming affair. The top gifts will highlight the bride’s taste and the wedding theme and should ideally be practical enough to use or wear long after the wedding day comes to a close.
From meaningful pendants and personalized bracelets to cheeky handbags and accessories, here are eight sentimental and practical bridal party jewelry ideas to consider gifting on your special day.
1. This gorgeous North Star pendant necklace
The maid of honor truly is the guiding light that brings the entire wedding day together. This sparkling North Star diamond pendant will let her know exactly how much she is valued as a friend and bridesmaid and can easily be worn long after the big day, thanks to the subtle but striking silver pendant design.
2. These cheeky nineties-inspired personalized bracelets
Brides looking for a playful bridesmaid gift that speaks to their colorful personality should consider this nineties-inspired personalized bracelet from Baublebar. The beaded friendship bracelets can be customized with each bridesmaid’s initials or with the wedding date, plus the gold plated brass will suit both formal and casual attire.
3. These personalized cufflinks for the bridesman
Bridesmen have become a much more common part of the bridal party in recent years—but shopping for the man of honor can be a little more tricky to get right. Personalized and monogrammed items will always be well received, and these engraved wedding cufflinks come as a timeless token of appreciation and wedding day memento.
4. These personalized canvas beach bags for destination weddings
Planning a destination wedding somewhere tropical and warm? These monogrammed canvas beach bags will offer a seriously practical and cute gift for bridesmaids jetting off for a warm-weather wedding. The high-quality canvas material is water-resistant and made to handle getting a little sandy.
5. These charming and practical monogrammed jewelry trays
A delicate jewelry tray will always add a little something to a glam table or bathroom sink—and this monogrammed dish is one of the most elegant we’ve seen in a while. The stunning jewelry tray is handmade using polymer clay and gold leaf and can be personalized to add an extra special touch.
6. This pair of classic cultured pearl stud earrings
This pair of cultured pearl stud earrings make a serious case for sticking to tradition. The organic pearl earrings are delicate and understated which makes them an excellent option for brides searching for a gift that their wedding party will be able to get decades of wear. The stunning studs are also available in stunning rose gold and yellow gold colorways.
7. These personalized blushing rose gold compact mirrors
You don’t know how much a compact mirror will come in handy until you’ve had one or two glasses of Champagne in a full face of wedding day makeup. These life-saving monogrammed rose gold compact mirrors can easily be stored in bridal clutch bags for emergency touch-ups throughout the evening.
8. This delicate monogrammed “tie the knot” bracelet
This monogrammed “tie the knot” bracelet is an excellent option for brides looking for an Instagram-worthy wedding day keepsake for their bridal party. The delicate design comes in either silver or yellow gold and can be customized with each bridesmaid’s initials. The symbolic knot in the center of the bracelet represents the wedding day as well as the tight-knit relationships between bridesmaids.
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