Weddings, as we all know, can be majestic, surreal and simply beautiful. However, they are also often filled with stress, anxiety and the constant fear that something will go wrong. Maybe the cake won’t be delivered on time or the bride’s veil will have an ugly stain on it or the florists got the color of the roses wrong or the worst of all – it starts to rain. In the midst of all this beautiful chaos and craziness, you really can only depend on your wedding squad. Hence, a wedding party gift is the perfect idea with which to thank them.
The bride and the groom’s squad made sure that everything was exactly the way it was supposed to be. Not just on the big day, but everything prior to that – the bridal shower, the bachelor/bachelorette parties, the rehearsal dinner. Just listing all this down makes me feel tired from all the work they must have had to do – phew!
If the bride and the groom are looking for a way to show how their hearts are filled with gratitude, here’s an idea – a wedding party gift. It’s your time to give back, show them how much you truly appreciate their help and more importantly, their friendship. Without them, you probably would have ended up having cold feet or worse – panic attacks, when you thought you would end up cutting a pizza on the big day instead of the 4-tier snow frosting, Belgian chocolate cake.
What Makes A Good Wedding Party Gift?
Any gift thoughtfully chosen with care will always be appreciated and acknowledged. However, you need to make sure that it’s not a last-minute present or that you aren’t stingy, especially when it concerns friends and family.
A wedding party gift need not be extravagant, but definitely requires a lot of thought, and emotions behind it. Friends like these are the strong pillars that support you when the ground beneath your feet seems shaky. Which is precisely why you need to be meticulous when giving them a wedding party gift.
Best Wedding Party Gift Ideas For Bridesmaids And Groomsmen
In our list below, we have made sure to include gifts that work individually for the bride squad and the groom squad. Plus, we have also added gifts that work for both the squads just in case the happy couple decided on one gift altogether. We assure you that this list of wedding party gift ideas is bound to make your friends very happy.
1. Gift bags
All the happy couple wants is to express your gratitude to your loving friends and family. The people who made sure you had your dream wedding without any major chaos occurring. These gift bags that say “Thank you from Mr. and Mrs. ” can be filled with whatever you desire – chocolates, toiletries, or even wine.
- Set of 12 gift bags
- Embossed gold foil letters on double side
- Easy to decorate with ribbons
- Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in
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2. Bridesmaid’s robes
Bridesmaid robes are classic gift items when it comes to wedding party gifts for bridesmaids! You see it in every movie – all of your girlfriends in robes which spell out ‘bridesmaids’, popping champagne bottles, and getting nostalgic after every glass. I can already imagine the thousand different photos the bride and her girlfriends will click with her gang posing in these beautiful robes.
- Available in multiple colors
- One size fits most
- Features belted kimono robe design, lightweight and breathable material
- Comfortable, yet stylish
3. Monogrammed beer glass
Everyone loves beer, but you know what they’ll love even more? Beer glasses with their initials monogrammed on them. These kinds of personalized wedding party gifts show your squad that you really did go the extra mile to make sure they love their gifts. I can already imagine everyone sitting together, reminiscing about good times while chugging beer from their new glasses.
- Capacity: 16 oz
- Customer reviews: 4.7/5 stars
- Dimensions: 6.38 x 4.76 x 4.29 in
- Sturdy and durable
4. Leather flask
Wedding party gifts for groomsmen need to have one major element – practicality. There is a big chance that they will love the gift more if they can use it. Once the groom presents this to his boys, there’s a good probability that you will see them carry these flasks throughout the wedding.
- Available to purchase individually or in a pack of 5
- Made from strong stainless steel material; highly polished
- Leak proof built-in cap
- Gift box included and 100% guaranteed
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5. Slim wallet
Here’s another idea if the groom is looking to buy wedding party gifts for guys! What better way to thank a closest friend and confidant than with a great wallet? Besides, guys tend to use their worn-out wallets until threads start coming loose. We are sure they will be more than ecstatic to receive such a quality gift.
- RFID protected lining
- Bifold closure
- Integrated money clip
- Available in multiple colors
6. Minibar kit
A minibar kit is the way to go if you’re looking to give back for all the wedding party favors your friends have provided. This bomb gift will ensure that wherever your friends go, they will always have a good time! It’s like carrying a party with you wherever you go.
- Contains 10 small bar tool pockets, 2 big foldaway pockets, 3 removable inserts, 1 big long mesh zipper pocket and 1 big zipper pocket on back side
- Ice tongs also included
- Dimensions: 12.5 x 13.8 x 4.7 in
Your bridesmaids are going to need something to hold their hair back by the end of the bachelorette party. These fluffy scrunchies will make such cute bridal party gifts that your girlfriends are sure to adore them. Plus, they can also be a great addition for your gift basket if you’re missing just one last item! And if you have a color theme in mind for any of your pre-wedding parties, see if you can match the scrunchie to the theme!
- 12 pieces in one set
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Available in 12 different colors
- Trendy enough to go with anything they choose to wear
8. Witty scented candles
Candles are a lovely, affordable wedding party gift that everyone will enjoy. The ‘friendly’ message on the bottle is just an added bonus. A great gift for the friends to use once they put their feet up and relax after all the wedding madness is over – one whiff of its calming aroma and you’re set for the day.
- Vanilla soy candles
- Made with high quality proprietary soy wax blend
- Environmental friendly – natural cotton wick used
- Candle burn time approximately 40-50 hours
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9. Ceramic coaster
Weddings are expensive. We know it, you know it and so do all of your friends. These ceramic coasters make the most affordable wedding party gift, especially if you’re running a little tight on the budget. They’re cute, they’re classy and they really do make very aesthetic home décor.
- Includes stain-resistant metal holder
- Ceramic materials keep condensation from leaving annoying rings on any surface
- Anti-slip cork backing for protection
- Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 0.28 in
10. Ground coffee
Your squad is undoubtedly in need of some amazing and refreshing coffee, especially after all those late nights of planning seating arrangements, the wedding menu, rehearsal dinner venue and whatnot. Give the squad this dark roast ground coffee as their wedding party gift and watch how they feel instantly rejuvenated.
- 100% Arabica Coffee
- Weight: 18 Oz
- Perfect to make drip or pour over in your coffeemaker
- Freshly roasted
11. Printed t-shirt
Is there going to be some heavy lifting involved in the wedding preps? Or, do you have an outdoorsy party planned for the boys? If yes, then these t-shirts are definitely some great wedding party gifts for guys. And if any of the guys happen to be a gym-freak, then he can easily flex his muscles in this tee and grab a few appreciative glances.
- Available in 8 different colors
- Sizes from S – 3XL
- Blend of cotton and polyester
- Perfect for summer
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12. Unisex jewelry box
Your squad will absolutely love these boxes as their wedding party gift to keep their cute necklaces, rings, cuffs, or chains and lockets safe and in one place. There’s a good chance if you lose a delicate piece of jewelry in a wedding, you’ll never see it again. Hence, this is just the right gift for all the clumsy friends who have a habit of misplacing things.
- Shade: marble white
- 25 boxes per order
- Travel size
- Prevents jewelry from scratches and breakage
13. Passport cases
If your wedding party will be traveling for the ceremony, consider providing them with something practical in their gift bags. Your pals can keep their passports in these amusing passport holders, keeping them visible and safe from daily wear and tear all the while looking chic and different.
- Leather material
- Dimensions: 5.9 x 3.9 x 0.6 in
- The passport cover is also a travel wallet; it can store documents, receipts, credit cards, pen, cash, ticket or boarding pass
- Portable travel accessory
14. Heart sunglasses
These sunglasses are there to set the vibe for the Big Day! Will the wedding be beautiful and majestic? Yes, but will it also be fun, charismatic, and memorable? Big yes. The heart sunglasses are fashionable and work great if there is a pool party. We suggest you get your hands on these babies fast before they sell out.
- Various colors available
- One size fits all
- Lightweight and skin friendly
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15. Zodiac pendants
These ethereal pendants are a considerate gesture for any cosmology member of your squad if you want to go the jewelry way. The thought that you would have put into this in order to make sure everyone gets the pendant of their respective zodiac signs is bound to make some of your gang very teary-eyed.
- 100% lead and nickel free; hypoallergenic
- All zodiac signs pendants available
- Easy to wear and take off
- Suitable for sensitive skin
16. Personalized ring dishes
A monogram ring dish is a lovely way to keep jewelry and other trinkets. These wedding party presents for your bridesmaids would look wonderful in gift baskets. And if you want to go the extra mile, then you can give them pretty rings along with these lovely ceramic dishes.
- Dimension: 4.75 x 4.75 in
- Made of lead-free, cadmium-free, high-quality ceramic
- Each tray comes beautifully packaged in gift box
- Works as home décor too
And with that, we come to the end of this list of wedding party gifts. Truth be told, making this list made us wish we had someone’s wedding to go to, and that too soon! No matter what gift you choose from the list above, rest assured that both the squads are going to love them and use them at every opportunity.
Yes, it is customary for bridesmaids to get the bride a present. All of them can choose to pitch in together to get the bride a big gift or they can each get her separate presents.
We believe based on the closeness and the bond you share with the couple, anywhere from $50 – $70 is deemed appropriate.