Exactly How Much You Should Spend on a Bridesmaid Gift, According to an Etiquette Expert
While some brides choose to present their bridesmaids with something special when they ask them to join their party (though it's not necessary, according to the author of Modern Etiquette for a Better Life and founder of The Protocol School of Texas, Diane Gottsman), a token of your appreciation closer to your wedding date is something every bride should plan for. "They have gone through the journey with you and given you a shower, and put in a lot of time and effort in making all of your plans come to fruition. You would give them something nice and something substantial," Diane tells Real Simple.
And while there's no set price point you should abide by, Diane recommends gifting something that feels personal in the $45–$75 range, or more if your budget allows. "They're showing you effort, so you want to follow suit," she says. "There is no set fee, however it has to be something that they like. And you should make it personal with a handwritten note for each of them."
Ahead, you'll find bridesmaid gift ideas that you simply can't go wrong with. Happy gifting!
PJ Salvage Women’s Long Sleeve Cozy Pajama Set
From feminine florals to playful polka dots, these luxe-looking pajamas come in 16 various prints and colors allowing you to choose a set that feels just right for your friend.
To buy: $35–$107, amazon.com.
Fitz and Floyd Luster Stemless Gold Glasses Set of Four
Keep the celebrations going with this elegant set of wine glasses, which your friend can use during your next girls’ night or dinner at her place.
To buy: $48, amazon.com.
Skinnydip Women’s Makeup Brush Portfolio Set
Inside this sleek case you’ll find five very chic makeup brushes and a compact mirror, which are perfect for upcoming travels (like your wedding!) as well as everyday use.
To buy: $45, amazon.com.
Kate Spade New York Heart of Gold Bangle
Let your bridesmaid know you love their “heart of gold” with this elegant bangle bracelet.
To buy: $32, amazon.com.
Nest Fragrances Luxury Mini Votive Candle Set
Candle collectors will love this high-end set featuring scents like grapefruit, moroccan amber, ocean mist, and more.
To buy: $44, amazon.com.
Vlando Jewelry Box Organizer
Yumi Kim Women’s Dream Lover Robe
Your friends can wear these while they get ready for your big day—and continue to use them long after your wedding celebrations have ended.
To buy: $38–$68, amazon.com.
Kate Spade New York Alphabet Pendant Necklace
This timeless necklace features a monogram on the front and with the message “one in a million” inscribed on the back, making this a present that feels extra thoughtful.
To buy: $58, amazon.com.
Rabbit Freezable Cocktail Maker
Your girls can whip up delicious frosé cocktails, margaritas, and other tasty treats with this handy cocktail maker.
To buy: $40, amazon.com.
The Laundress Women’s No 10 Bundle
The tidiest person you know will love using these high-end detergents designed to make their clothes look and smell their best. Plus, they can throw the fabric freshener spray in their bag to give clothes a quick refresh on the fly.
To buy: $60, amazon.com.
Ban.do Women’s Getaway Duffle Bag
The girl who’s always on the go will appreciate this pretty duffle, which is perfect for weekend getaways, short trips, and of course, your wedding weekend.
To buy: $58, amazon.com.
Lula’s Garden Live Succulent Centerpiece and Gift Box
Brighten up her desk, dining room table, or favorite reading nook with this pretty plant display.
To buy: $73, amazon.com.
Bluebella Women’s Abigail Shirt and Short Pajama Set
Gift a set to all of your bridesmaids ahead of your nuptials, so everyone can wear these Instagram-worthy pajamas while getting ready.
To buy: $23-$54, amazon.com.
White Freshwater Cultured Pearl Fiona Necklace
This simple pearl necklace will always be in style making it a great addition to anyone’s jewelry box.
To buy: $49, amazon.com.
Passport Cover and Luggage Tag Set
This high-quality leather set will serve your favorite jetsetter for years to come.
To buy: $65, amazon.com.
L’Occitane Silky Roses Bath and Body Gift Set
Encourage your bride squad to pamper themselves with this sweet set featuring everything they need to have a spa day at home.
To buy: $59, amazon.com.
Kate Spade New York Women’s Cameron Street Lanyard
The most fashion forward person you know will love toting this sleek lanyard to concerts and events this spring and summer.
To buy: $46, amazon.com.
Bindle Stainless Steel Vacuum Water Bottle
The bottle’s concealed storage compartment features enough room for keys, cards, and other essentials making it the perfect piece for your friends to bring along on their next hike or gym session.
To buy: $39, amazon.com.
Smith and Cult Gift Set
Treat your friends to this versatile set so they can get a salon-worthy mani right at home whenever they want.
To buy: $36, amazon.com.
Kate Spade New York Pearls Hoop Earrings
From your rehearsal dinner to your next girls night out, your group of friends can wear these very glam pearl earrings just about anywhere.
To buy: $62, amazon.com.