When it comes to bridesmaids gifts, let’s be honest—your friends probably don’t need yet another set of wedding-themed koozies. What they might appreciate more is something that they'll enjoy in their daily lives, long after the wedding is over. Items like a monogrammed passport holder for their travels, a pretty necklace with their name on it, or zodiac-themed candle for an at-home spa night are gifts that feel thoughtful and personalized.
In addition to reflecting your bridesmaids' personalities with a custom touch, these presents can also be practical. "Utility is key when choosing a bridesmaid gift", says event planner Lee Ramsay, adding that you should think about what they will actually use and appreciate. “I find that we all have enough cups, tumblers, and bags—so look for something that's their style and doesn't signal to the world that ‘this was a bridesmaid gift!’”
Custom bridesmaid gifts go a long way in showing the love and gratitude you have for your friends—after all, they've been with you all through the wedding-planning process and are standing by your side on your big day. From a classic beach bag with a monogrammed leather handle to customized perfume, we’ve rounded up some of the best personalized gifts we know they’ll love, and at every price point.
Read on for the best personalized gifts for your bridesmaids.
Mark & Graham Leather Circle Handle Straw Beach Bag
This woven rattan bucket bag is a major upgrade to the typical beach tote. The design gives off breezy coastal vibes and a foil-embossed monogram adds a special touch. The sturdy leather handle and crisp linen interior makes the bag feel substantial, and it has ample room for seaside essentials like sunscreen, a towel, sunglasses, and a book.
Price at time of publish: $85
yaphansiang Personalized Jewelry Box
This petite jewelry box will come in handy every time she travels. Four small compartments for earrings, a pocket for necklaces, and slotted cushions for rings keep everything organized and untangled. It’s available in seven different colors and includes the option to personalize on the front in a delicate script.
Price at time of publish: $6+
Mejuri Engravable Bar Bracelet
This 14-karat solid gold chain is the perfect addition to the dainty bracelets already adorning her wrist. What makes this one stand out is a sleek bar that you can have engraved with her name, initials, or even the date the two of you became friends.
Price at time of publish: $198+
Zazzle Custom Passport Holder
You can't go wrong with a minimalist passport holder for your jet-setting crew. Available in a black or brown eco-friendly material, it sports a modern airplane icon paired with her initials stamped on the front. The sleek design will go with of her airport outfits or luggage sets.
Price at time of publish: $19
Fontem Personalized Rosa Clutch Bag
For a splurge that really shows your appreciation, this stylish clutch will do the trick. Crafted of Italian leather, it’s a roomy size that leaves ample space for a phone, lipstick, and keys. But the best part is inside—peek in to see a special custom message imprinted on the lining. It's a gift that's perfect for a maid of honor or a small group of special bridesmaids.
Price at time of publish: $380
Uncommon Goods Birth Month Flower Glass
These whimsical stemless wine glasses feature delicate florals that dance across the surface. There are 12 pretty options to choose from, each with a flower that represents the different months of the year. Personalize it for your bridesmaids by selecting their birthday months, andfor an extra themed gift, pair with a piece of jewelry featuring their birth stones.
Price at time of publish: $24
Wholesale Towels Personalized Turkish Beach Towel
No beach trip is complete without a lightweight Turkish cotton beach towel. Besides being fast-drying and easy to pack, these soft towels are effortlessly chic (and will look great styled with a picnic on your insta feed). We love these simple striped ones that come in a range of colors to complement any bathing suit. To make the gift personalized, get each one embroidered with each of your bestie’s names.
Price at time of publish: $11+
GLDN Micro Signet Ring
Boasting a single, tiny initial, this understated design is an elegant update to the classic signet ring. It’s just slender enough to stack with other rings, or it makes statement all on its own. With four materials to choose from, from sterling silver to 14-karat palladium white gold, there’s something for every budget.
Price at time of publish: $66+
Digibee Custom Prints Custom Friends Portrait Painting
Send in a favorite photo of you and your friends and this Etsy maker will transform it into a digital painting masterpiece, complete with custom text. Choose from a range of sizes and either matte or glossy paper for the finish. All you’ll need to do is frame it for the final touch.
Price at time of publish: $10+
Birdy Grey Holographic Fanny Pack
Haven’t you heard? Fanny packs are back in. With a holographic face and cotton candy colors, these ones pack a playful punch. Customize them with each bridesmaid's name and pack them full of wedding day necessities like bandaids, snacks, and mints.
Price at time of publish: $13
Lamariee New York Personalized Bridesmaids Robe
It's time to get ready! These personalized robes, made of lace and soft matte satin, are perfect for the day-of hair and makeup sessions. From sage to rosewood, there’s a color for every bride’s preference. You can choose to have your bridesmaids’ names stamped across the back, front, or both.
Price at time of publish: $17+
Mark & Graham Lips Ceramic Catchall Tray
This catchall tray is all sorts of fun with its oversized lip silhouette which comes either a neutral pink or bold red. Gold accents add a touch of glam—it's a stylish piece that's sure to make a statement on any dresser.
Price at time of publish: $39
Royce New York Personalized Small Cosmetic Bag
This leather cosmetic bag is a polished and classy way for her to corral all her makeup essentials. It’s available in classic neutrals and vivid colors, with three different monogram options including silver foil, gold foil, and simple debossing.
Price at time of publish: $135
Homesick Astrology Candle
Whether you believe in astrology or not, zodiac-themed candles are a fun way to connect with each of your individual personality traits. Each candle scent is a unique blend that reflects the characters of the signs: Scorpios can curl up with a book surrounded by the scent of balsam and eucalyptus, while a Sagittarius can practice yoga next to the aroma of sandalwood.
Price at time of publish: $38
Taniri Designs Soft Monogrammed Sleep PJ Short Set
If you want to go with something a little different than traditional getting-ready robes, matching pajamas are a cute alternative. These cotton short sets are soft as butter, making them a dream to sleep and lounge in. They come in a variety of colors, from forest green to dusty blue, with options for different colored piping.
Price at time of publish: $24+
Waft Personalized Perfume
Scent can be specific and personal for some people, but if you feel confident in your friends’ perfume taste, crafting your own concoction for them can be a fun and touching gift. Waft walks you through a quiz to pick out the best scent blend according to what you’re looking for. You can even name each one after its recipient.
Price at time of publish: $59
The Cotton & Canvas Co. Personalized Handwritten Monogram Cotton Canvas Tote Bag
Everyone knows the ideal errand bag is actually a canvas tote. Featuring a single handwritten initial, this one is simple and minimalist, creating a timeless look that goes with any outfit. Bonus: It’s pretty affordable, leaving ample room in your budget to buy a few other gifts to toss inside.
Price at time of publish: $19
What to Look for in a Personalized Bridesmaid Gift
Custom touches like a monogram on a functional gift go a long way in making the members of your bridal party feel special. A monogram featuring the letters of their name—whether it's custom-made or a singular letter—is a classic look that can go with many different styles.
When they feel it’s something that suits them, they’re that much more likely to use it again. Of course, this should all be well within your budget (more on that below). Above all else, make sure your gift reflects each bridesmaid's personality to let them know you’re thinking of them as individuals.
What do people actually want for bridesmaid gifts?
“While customized gifts are always special, people appreciate something that they can truly use or wear again,” Ramsay says. When presenting your bridesmaids with gifts on your big day, she suggests a simple, relaxed button-down shirt with their initials embroidered on the bottom of the hem. “It’s perfect for getting wedding-ready, and is classic enough to wear again and again,” she says. “Plus, bridesmaids will always appreciate the bride covering their hair or makeup expenses.”
How much should you spend on a bridesmaid gift?
Anywhere from $25 to $250 per gift, per bridesmaid, advises Ramsay. Essentially—whatever you’re comfortable spending. “As your closest friends and family, they will understand the time, effort, and money you have dedicated to their gifts,” she says. “And a thoughtful note is free!”
Meet the Expert
Lee Ramsay is the founder and owner of Lee Ramsay Events, a full-service event planning firm based in Manhattan.
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Hillary Hoffower has nearly a decade of experience writing for the wedding industry, covering everything from bridal fashion trends to wedding decor. She’s been a bridesmaid four times—soon going on five—so she’s well versed in the best gifts to receive.