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Gifts That Won't Make Your Bridesmaids Regret Saying "Yes" to Being in Your Wedding

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Every bride’s instinct is to buy her bridesmaids and maid of honor something that has “bride crew” written on it. And you should! But should every gift you buy for your group have that written on it? Absolutely not. Also, your bridal party is most likely going to buy all of that stuff for you, either for your bridal shower or bachelorette party, and no one needs two shirts that say “Becky’s Bride Tribe,” no matter how cute the font is.

Instead, opt for thoughtful, useful gifts that your friends will cherish beyond just your wedding. After all, they’re putting a lot of time (and money) into your special day. Whether you’re buying small gifts or big gifts for a group of 3 or a group of 12, we have you covered with our gift guide.

Personalized Slippers

Everyone buys their bridesmaids a robe, literally everyone. If you hate being a cliche, don’t do it. Your bridesmaids probably all already have robes, especially if you’re not the first in the group to get married. Instead, treat their feet with a cute pair of slippers. While getting your hair and makeup done on the day of the wedding, the room is usually pretty cold. This is so no one’s foundation melts off, but that means some people will have very cold toes. Everyone can be extra comfy with these open-toe ones, and they can wear them around their own houses after the wedding, too.

“Thank You for Being my Bridesmaid” Card

Thank You Card | $6 | Etsy

One of the most important gifts you’ll get your bridesmaids is a card thanking them for all that they’ve done. It is often overlooked, but after everything is said and done, you’re going to want to write down exactly how grateful you are for the friends and family who were there for you from the day you got engaged until the day you walked down the aisle.

BrüMate Uncork’D Wine Glass

Brumate Uncork’D Wine Glass | $23 | Amazon
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Cold wine is not the most important part of the wedding day, but it can still be a priority. BrüMate sells insulated wine glasses, so your bridal party can have a nice chilled glass of pinot grigio before they walk down the aisle or start their day of hair and makeup prep with mimosas. Your friends are going to totally steal this idea when they get married.

Personalized Sun Hat

There are a lot of moments leading up to a wedding that were made for the ‘gram. An entire bachelorette party wearing matching sun hats while sipping cocktails at the beach or by the pool is one of them. If you’re getting married somewhere warm or plan to hit the beach for your pre-wedding celebrations, these hats are a great gift for your group. You can have them personalized with everyone’s name and you can choose from three color options: white, tan, and blush.

Personalized Makeup Bag

Everyone needs a makeup bag. Whether your friends are YouTube makeup sensations or they only wear mascara on the weekends, and they’ll still love this customizable one. It can hold a solid amount of products, and it’s still the perfect size for tossing into their purse.

Bride Tribe Hair Ties

Bride Tribe Hair Ties | $19 | Amazon
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Hair ties are important but somehow always overlooked during wedding prep. And it’s like these little bits of elastic have minds of their own. Wherever our hair ties disappear off to, we hope they are happy there. But you can make sure your bride tribe has hair ties on hand with these “bride tribe” hair tie sets, available in six colors.

Build Your Own Hangover Kit

Hangover Kit Bags, 10 Pieces | $10 | Amazon
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Hangovers happen to the best of us. Whether you’re gifting this for the bachelorette party or the week of the wedding, it will come in handy. I like to call this an “Oh Shit Kit” for that morning after a few too many glasses of wine (or a couple of tequila shots and ’00s karaoke). The kit will need to include Advil and electrolyte powder to keep headaches at bay, as well as Emergen-C and Pepto. Hopefully, it will keep everyone on track for the next day’s itinerary.

Arrows of Friendship Charm Bracelet

Arrows of Friendship Bracelet | $38 | Alex & Ani
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Is it corny to get your friends an Alex & Ani bracelet to tell them you love them? Maybe. But this Arrows of Friendship bracelet was designed as a reminder of how friends intersect in each other’s lives. It is a gorgeous bracelet that your crew can wear on the big day, but they can also wear afterward as a nice reminder of your friendship.

Kate Spade Bright Ideas Pavé Halo Stud Earrings

Bright Ideas Pave Earrings | $48 | Kate Spade
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If you’re looking to give your bridesmaids a pair of earrings to wear on the big day, these are tasteful and can be worn again and again. Everyone has varying tastes when it comes to jewelry, so it can be very tough to buy earrings for a group of people. But your friends will agree that these are beautiful on anyone, plus, they come in four different colors: jet, gold, silver, and rose gold.

Luxury Thick Round Beach Towel

Luxury Thick Round Cabana Beach Towel | $45 | Amazon
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It seems like every wedding somehow involves a trip to the beach. This round beach towel is oversized so your friend will have plenty of room to stretch out at the beach or the pool and take a nice nap.

Matching Pajamas

Matching Pajamas | $43 | Etsy

Everyone does matching robes for their bridesmaids, but you know what is more comfortable? Pajamas! If your friends are spending the night before the wedding with you, why not make it an even bigger bonding experience by getting everyone pajamas to match. This will be a slightly more original photo to take together on the morning of the wedding. Plus, your bridesmaids are much more likely to re-wear these pajamas than a silk robe.

Kate Spade One in a Million Initial Pendant Necklace

As previously mentioned, it can be hard to pick a piece of jewelry that all of your friends with various styles will like. An initial pendant is broad enough that everyone in the group will be able to wear it time and time again. And spoiler: Their first name will never change, so you’re picking a gift they can essentially keep for life as a memory of your friendship and your special day.

Sam Edelman Odila Sandal

Sam Edelman Odila Sandal | $100 | Nordstrom
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Your bridesmaids are spending a lot of money to support you on your big day. They have to pay for their dress, their hair and makeup, your bachelorette party, your bridal shower gift, and more little things along the way. You can help them cut costs by buying the shoes they’ll need to wear that day. These Sam Edelman shoes come in eight shades, which can work with practically any bridesmaid dress. Your crew can use these sandals as their go-to wedding shoe moving forward.

Oversized Overnight Tote

Cathy’s Concepts Monogrammed Oversized Tote | $70 | Nordstrom
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Weddings = overnight trips. Whether people are flying out of town for a bachelorette party, into town for a bridal shower, or back again for the actual wedding, it often means a lot of sleeping away from home. This oversized tote is the perfect size for a weekend away. It comes with a durable shoulder strap so your friends won’t be in pain lugging this around an airport or hotel, and a nice monogram to make it unique.

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Ana Suarez

Ana works as a commerce editor, but her dream job would be making her senior Yorkie, Tyrone, Insta famous.