As a bride, it’s easy to get caught up in the attention vortex that’s laser-focused on you leading up to the wedding day. But no one deserves more of a thank you—or a pretty present—than your bridesmaids.

Who else but your faithful besties will plan your bachelorette party, listen to unfettered wedding talk without interruption, and hold your gown up during impromptu trips to the bathroom on the most special day of your life? Bridesmaids are the unsung heroes of the wedding process—and just as not all heroes wear capes, not all heroes have to wear dupioni silk.

Stumped on a way to honour your bridesmaids with something unique? We did the homework for you! Browse below for 45 unique and timeless bridesmaids gifts perfect for everyone in the bridal party, from your traditional sorority sisters to your boho maid of honour.

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Monogrammed Compact

Without fail, you’ll find a bevy of happy tears springing from the eyes of your maids on the big day. Make sure they’re prepared to combat mascara smudges with this beautiful compact, which can be monogrammed. (“City Hexagon” compact, $35, Mark and Graham)

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Hand Embroidered Heirloom Handkerchief

A compact and a hanky go hand in hand—one to check their makeup, one to dry their eyes! (Hand-embroidered heirloom handkerchief, $24, Mark and Graham)

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Monogrammed Moscow Mule Mug

Pre-aisle jitters? Nothing a little vodka and ginger beer can’t fix. These pretty monogrammed mugs are perfect for a (small) fiesta before the festivities. (Moscow mule mug, $38, Cathy’s Concept)

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Linen Wedges

Outdoor wedding? Save your girls the dreaded heel-in-grass sinkhole moment and gift them some gorgeous wedges to dance the night away in. (Tall linen wedges, $94.95, Soludos available at Zappos)

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Eberjey PJ Set

Between hair and makeup, getting ready with your girls can take a while—make sure everyone stays comfortable (and cute!) in these adorable PJ sets. (PJ set, starting at $102, Eberjey)

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Monogrammed Waffle Knit Robe

Everyone can use a waffle knit hotel robe in their life, and what’s better than a monogrammed one to get ready in before the big day? (Waffle weave cotton robe, $95, Matouk)

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Silk Dangle Earrings

With blush claiming the throne as the reigning color of spring 2017, accent your bridesmaids’ dresses with a pair of beautiful earrings by Rebecca de Ravenel. (“Classic Short Earrings” $295, Rebecca de Ravenel available at Moda Operandi)

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Lingerie Bags

Everyone needs something to house their unmentionables in. (“Go Clean” lingerie bag, $20, Flight 001 available at Shopbop)

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Canvas and Leather Tote Bag

Perfect for destination weddings, give the gift of space—all the more room to tote home goodies from the big weekend! (“Lucy” natural canvas and white leather tote bag, $198, Parker Thatch)

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A Luxury Candle

Keep the good vibes rolling with Le Labo’s newest iteration of their luxurious, covetable candles. Made with palo santo wood, the essence of the candle is said to be sacred for its ability to clear bad vibes—making it the perfect multipurpose gift to usher in happy spirits on the big day. Plus, you can customise each candle with a personal message, making each a deliciously scented thank you from you to your girls. (“Palo Santo 14” candle, $75, Le Labo)

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Set of Leather Travel Cases

Cuyana has mastered the perfect makeup and wash bag set. With eleven different colours, plus the option to monogram, you really can’t go wrong. (Leather travel case set, $110, Cuyana)

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Monogrammed French Basket Bag

Tropical wedding? This adorable straw basket is perfect for toting bathing suits and cover-ups to and from the beach—before and after the main event, of course. (Monogrammed leather handle french basket, $145, Tuckernuck)

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Nude Nail Polish Set

The perfect nudes for a blushing bridal party, from celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippman. (“Undressed” nail polish set, $34, Deborah Lippmann available at Net-A-Porter)

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A Locale-Inspired Fragrance

They say scent is the fastest way to access a memory, so bottle up the essence of your big day and gift a perfume that will help them remember on first whiff. For scent inspiration, take note of the locale—for example, Bond No. 9’s Hamptons perfume works beautifully for a summer Sagaponack nuptials. (“Hamptons” perfume, $300, Bond No. 9)

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Spa Day

The wedding process isn’t just stressful for the bride—your girls absorb the brunt of that energy, too. Treat them with gift certificates for massages or mani pedis to inspire a sense of camaraderie in the bridal party—and to relax those aisle walking jitters. (Spa gift cards, available at The Red Door)

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Travel-Themed Coffee Table Book

Everyone loves a good coffee table book. Consider gifting one inspired by your wedding locale, and the bridal party can take a little piece of town back with them. (“In the Spirit of Palm Beach” coffee table book, $50, Assouline)

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Personalized Slippers

With monograms and icons galore, not to mention tons of fabric and color choices, Del Toro’s slippers are the perfect custom gift that will be worn for years after the wedding. (Women’s custom slipper with monogram, $495, Del Toro)

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Leather Clutch

With interchangeable covers, Riley Versa’s bags are a genius addition to any woman’s closet. Their “My Girl” cover is the perfect way to let your girls know that you cherish them as your own—while allowing them the freedom to have multiple clutches in one! (“Versa” base bag, $200, Riley Versa)

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Custom Bridesmaid Illustration

Meredith Wing uses beautiful pressed flowers and gorgeous watercolors to create custom images of your bridesmaids in their day-of dresses for a gift that they’ll always remember—and keep hanging in their homes! (Custom bridesmaid illustration, $180, MooMooi by Meredith Wing)

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Gemstone Earrings

Gift some Art Deco–inspired bling they can wear long after the wedding. (Antoinette gem drops, $32, Bauble Bar)

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Floating Freshwater Pearl Necklace

Timeless and classic, it also comes with a heartfelt note. (Floating freshwater pearl necklace, starting at $29.96, Beaucoup)

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Floral Robe

A printed robe is fun, playful, and photographs perfectly. (“Botanic Garden” robe, $68, Plum Pretty Sugar available at BHLDN)

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Bridesmaid Proposal Wine Labels

How better to pop the question than with a bottle of bubbly? (Bridesmaid proposal wine labels, starting at $9.92, Relax Event Studio available on Etsy)

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Foil-Flourished Thank You Card

Sometimes the best way to say thank you is, well, to say thank you. Heartfelt, handwritten notes never go out of style. (Quilled thank you card, $6, BHLDN)

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Bridesmaid Emergency Kit

All the essentials. (Seriously, all of them.) (“Will You Be My Bridesmaid” emergency kit, $24, BHLDN)

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Bridesmaid Candle

Notes of mandarin, jasmine, and vanilla combine for a delicate scent fit for your besties. (“Be My Maids” candle, $34, Capri Blue available at BHLDN)

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Personalised Travel Jewellery Box

Because what you house your jewels in should be just as pretty as the bling itself. (Travel jewel box, $58, Parker Thatch)

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Leather Luggage Tag

Your bridesmaids need something blue, too. (“Panama” leather luggage tag, $79, Smythson available at Matches Fashion)

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Sleeping Eye Mask

Let them know your love runs deep with this limited edition Morgan Lane x Baron Von Fancy silk eye mask—they’ll be dreaming of you! (“To the Moon” sleeping eye mask, $110, Morgan Lane)

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A Gift Set for Sweet Dreams

With Oribe, Diptyque, and Morgan Lane all in one gorgeous box—what more could a girl want? (“Take Me With You” gift set, $120, Morgan Lane)

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Morgan Lane PJ Set

Not only super comfy, but customisation. Engrave the matching bag with a sweet note. (“Cara” PJ set, $278, Morgan Lane)

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Matching Floral Rompers

Piyama’s gorgeous collection of robes, rompers, and PJ sets will have everyone smiling wide for photos. Plus, you can buy in bulk! (Wild flower romper, $53, Piyama available on Etsy)

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S’Well Bottle

A gym bag’s best friend, S’well bottles keep cold drinks (like water, juice—even wine!) cold for up to 24 hours, and hot drinks for up to 12. With tons of colour options, you’re bound to fit a shade that fits with your scheme. (Hot/cold reusable bottle, starting at $25, S’Well)

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Fuji Film INSTAX Camera

With your best friends shadowing your photog, you’re bound to get shots you’ll treasure forever. (“INSTAX” camera, $58.62, Fuji Film available on Amazon)

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Drybar Blowouts

Because the best gift is a great hair day. (Blowout gift certificate, available at Drybar)

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Handcrafted Leather Notebook

Self-explanatory. (“Second to None” notebook, $75, Panama available at Smythson)

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Weekly Flower Subscription

Every time they see that bouquet of roses, they’ll thank you. (Weekly flower subscription, starting at $35 per week, Stem and Bloom)

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A Book of Hot Dudes

Because, really, it never gets old. (“Hot Dudes Reading” $4.62, Atria Books available on Amazon)

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Carry-On Cocktail Kit

Perfect to keep the party going on the plane ride home! (Champagne carry-on cocktail kit, $24, W&P Design available at Uncommon Goods)

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Initial Disc Ring

Nothing says “thoughtful” like a delicate personalised ring. Perfect for stacking. (Disc ring, $88, Vrai & Oro)

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The Future Is Female Tee

Need we say more? (“The Future Is Female” t-shirt, $30, Otherwild)

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Glossier Makeup Set

So they don’t have to worry about midwedding makeup touch-ups. (“Phase 2” makeup set, $50, Glossier)

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Macarons

If your girls have a sweet tooth this is a perfect way to keep them thinking of you once a month. (Macaron of the month club, starting at $30, Dana’s Bakery)

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Agate Coasters

Your girls will always think of you when they use these for their morning coffee. (Agate trivet coasters, $22, Leif)

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Chanel Book Set

A set of Chanel books never go out of style. (Chanel 3-book slipcase, $75, Assouline)

One thought on “45 UNIQUE BRIDESMAID IDEAS”

  1. Aw, this was a really nice post. Spending some time and actual effort to make a great article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

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