We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.
The people that make up your bridal party are some of the nearest and dearest. They’ve stood by your side through thick and thin, and now they'll be supporting you as your squad on the big day. They're also an integral part of your wedding journey—from celebrating your engagement to helping host a blow-out bachelorette party, they're part of the party from day one.
Whether you met them on the playground or were desk partners at your first job, you and your bridal party have a special bond that will only grow stronger as you share life’s milestones—like your wedding day! That’s why it’s important to show them just how much you appreciate their friendship with a thoughtful token of your appreciation. Bridal salon manager Olga Pomeransky recommends useful presents they'll use every day, long after the wedding has passed. "Makeup bags with their initials on them, blinged-out coffee cups, or jewelry boxes engraved with their names are all great gifts," she says. "And if you want to go a step further, add another gift that's tailored to each bridesmaid's personal tastes."
Event planner Heather Dwight advises that unforgettable shine is the way to go. You can’t go wrong with a little bit of sparkle!" she says. Think pretty earrings or a bedazzled frame with a photo of the two of you inside. Whether you indulge them with a fancy set of PJs or shower them in sparkling jewels, we've rounded up some of the best celebratory presents that they'll be sure to love.
Meet the Expert
Read on for the best bridal party gifts.
Mod Party Bridesmaid Tumblers Set
When it comes to wedding-day essentials, staying hydrated tops the list, so these personalized water bottles are bound to come in handy! Made of BPA-free acrylic, they feature metallic tops to add a bit of bling to their daily H2O.
Divine Bridal Shop Bridesmaid Robes
Deck your squad out in these lovely floral cotton robes, perfect for day-of prep and beyond. They come in a range of vibrant shades to match your palette—or to mix and match so that each person has their very own robe. Packaged in an organza bag, it's ready to gift right away!
MOSBEY Studio Personalized Soy Candle
After the festivities are over, your bridesmaids may need a little downtime. So invite your besties to kick up their feet and relax by the light of these personalized candles. They come in a range of soothing scents—think lemongrass or sage—and make for a thoughtful self-care gift.
Le Rose Gifts Bridesmaid Pajamas
Luxurious satin pajamas? Yes, please! These super soft pjs come with embroidered monograms that can be customized with initials and wedding date. Your bridal party will look—and feel—like the queens that they are.
Naves Design Personalized Foldover Clutches
It will be a down-to-every-detail moment when your bridal party appears with these matching clutches. Made of high-quality vegan leather and custom printed with gold initials, they’re refined enough for the wedding day and chic enough to use after the big day.
Mod Party Personalized Floral Compact
Here’s a gift that’s bound to come in handy on the big day. These pretty compact mirrors make it easy for your leading ladies to check their lipstick one last time before heading down the aisle or hitting it on the dance floor! Plus, they’re the perfect size to carry in her clutch.
LLD Gifts By Lauren Lash Bridal Purse
Here’s a gift that brings on the glam! This acrylic and gold cross-body purse is an elegant accessory for the special people in your wedding party. Choose a color that matches your palette and personalize them with names for a gift they can use on and after your wedding day.
Minted Garden Club Snap Tote by Angela Marzuki
If you’re looking for a bag that’s more than just your average tote, here it is! This 100% cotton canvas bag features a bold, garden-inspired print and a brushed copper snap closure. It comes complete with a personalized, embossed leather tag for a gift that goes above and beyond.
Uncommon Goods Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube Trio
An instant upgrade to any glass of bubbly, these flavored sugar cubes add a festive and delicious surprise to every glass. So if your crew loves cocktails, this gift will keep the champagne flowing well into the night. Cheers to that!
EMU Australia Mayberry Slippers
They’ve walked down the aisle, stood by your side, partied on the dance floor—now it’s time to invite your ride-or-die crew to kick up their feet and take a load off. These shearling slippers are both fun and fashionable, so they’ll be relaxing in style.
Mark & Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case
These chic, monogrammed jewelry cases make it easy for your crew to pack up their diamonds and pearls in preparation for your big day. Made of high-quality vegan leather, these cases come in a variety of shades, so they can suit each person's style or your wedding palette.
Olive + Piper Primrose Studs
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they might be out of the budget when it comes to bridal party gifts. While these pretty primrose studs aren’t made with real diamonds, they are covered in glittering crystals.
Z Create Design Personalized Makeup Bag
If your bridal party skews towards all things pretty and feminine, they’ll appreciate these handmade, personalized makeup bags. Gifted alone or filled with a few treats—think lip gloss, nail polish, and hand cream—this gift provides a perfect place for them to keep all of their personal items for the big day and beyond.
Simone LeBlanc Relax & Renew Suite
Invite your bridal party to relax and renew with this luxe gift box. Packed with restorative treasures and treats to indulge the spirit and senses, this gift lets your crew know how much you appreciate all that they’ve done to make your wedding special.
What to look for in a bridal party gift
Think about what your bridal party members might need throughout the wedding weekend. Maybe it's a tumbler to stay hydrated, hand cream or fragrance to feel refreshed, a pretty robe, or favorite snacks. It's also a good idea to gift them something that feels special, personalized, and long-lasting—think custom jewelry or a chic clutch.
Dwight also loves to use tote bags for the bridal party. "Stuff them goodies based on the personality of each bridesmaid. Is she a total fashionista? Fill the bag with a gift card to her favorite store, magazines, or fun accessories. Is she a yoga or fitness queen? Pack her new tote with a fabulous yoga outfit or a trendy new mat."
What types of experiential gifts are good for a bridal party gift?
"A spa day is a perfect way to relax with your favorite gals and thank them for sticking by your side," recommends Dwight. "Whether it's just manicures or a full day of treatments, it will give everybody a chance to unwind together." If your bridal party is scattered geographically, send each person a gift certificate for spa that's local to them.
Should I make a bridal party gift box or bag?
It's possible to buy pre-made gift sets, but it's also easy to make your own. Choose several small personalized items like a wine tumbler, compact, or piece of jewelry to start, and add in beauty products, day-of essentials, or self-care treats.
Should I give a gift when I ask them to be part of my bridal party?
If possible, it's a great idea to also send a small gift when you're "proposing" to your bridal party. It's definitely not necessary (a pretty card is ok too!), but it's nice let them know how truly excited you are to have them by your side on the big day.
Why Trust Brides
Brides contributor Elizabeth MacLennan has been scouring marketplaces around the world— and web— hunting down that just right object for over 15 years as a prop stylist. Read: she’s seen just about everything when it comes to gifts! With a discerning eye and astute mind, she considers quality, function, and design when she’s vetting products.