Courtesy of Debra Sephard
I saw these Debra Shepard earrings at a gift show last week and immediately thought that they would make ideal bridesmaid presents. Created with Swarovski crystals, the "threader" earrings are designed to be light and comfortable. Instead of a post backing, each earring has a thin chain threads through your piecing. The result? Playful, fun earrings that your bridesmaids will definitely wear again. Best of all, you don't have to break the bank to give your girls great gifts: the earrings range from about $50 to $100 at debrashepard.com. —Kathryn Papanek
Wedding Wisdom: Your bridesmaid gift does not have to be something to wear on your wedding day. You can buy each 'maid a personal gift that you think each one will appreciate. If you do decide to get everyone the same item, you can easily personalize it by monogramming it with their initials.