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34 Cheap Bridesmaid Gift Ideas They'll Love

Dec 27, 2019
By Wedding Spot

With wedding planning in full swing and the big day coming up, you may feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to buying bridesmaid gifts. We’ve got answers to all your important questions along with a list of cheap bridesmaid gift ideas to ease any worries you might have.

Discover all you need to know to make sure your bridesmaids feel special and cherished for everything they’ve done to make your wedding perfect.

Explore 34 of our favorite cheap bridesmaid gift ideas for 2020:

Personalized bridesmaid gifts

1. Stackable Coordinate Ring

Commemorate a meaningful location for the two of you whether that be where you met, the house you shared together, or the wedding venue itself with these stackable coordinate rings.

2. Personalized Throw Blanket

Nothing is better than cozying up with a nice blanket and binge watching Love Island. Oh wait. Cozying up with a monogrammed blanket is.

3. Monogrammed Catch-All Tray

From car keys to makeup and everything in between, these customizable acrylic catch-all trays are sure to be a hit with every bridesmaid.

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4. Personalized Hair Clips

Personalization is a great way to make your bridesmaids feel special, especially if they can use the gift in your wedding like you can with these hair clips.

5. Customized Pendant Necklace

The best part of a pendant necklace is that it works with any outfit and it never goes out of style. Add your bridemaid’s initials and you’ve got the perfect gift.

6. Customized Cosmetic Case

A cosmetic case is a stellar gift for a bridesmaid because she will use it everyday, including the day of your wedding.

7. Monogrammed Coaster

Add some pizzazz to your bridesmaids’ home decor with these monogrammed coasters, sure to class up any table.

8. Personalized Robe

These personalized robes are not only a chic way to not only get ready in the day of the wedding (the photos will be so fun!), but they will also be used every day by your bridesmaids thereafter too!

Unique bridesmaid gifts

9. A Uniquely-Framed Photo

Frame a photo of the two of you, or even a collage of photos with found objects to create a unique ode to your friendship.

10. Succulent Garden

This trio of potted succulents is a fabulous way your bridesmaids can dress up their desk, kitchen, or home office. They also make wonderful wedding favors!

11. Coffee-Table Book

There is nothing better than good coffee-table book to bring life to a living room. Find a book that has a special meaning between the two of you to make this gift even more special.

12. Metallic Spiked 500ML Water Bottle

We’ve never seen a water bottle as cool as this one from bkr. Choose from various colors and sizes so your bridesmaids stay hydrated and fashionable.

13. USB Mixtape

Bring back memories with this personalized retro USB mixtape. From tear-jerkers to bops from your wedding reception, put all of your favorite songs on this one-of-a-kind gift.

14. Prosecco Pong

What’s better than a good ole fashioned game? A good ole fashioned game that involves prosecco!

15. Lipstick Powerbank

A powerbank is always a good thing to have in your purse. Help keep your bridesmaids powered up in style with this lipstick power bank.

16. Gold Mirror Embroidery Kit

Created specifically for embroidery beginners, this gold mirror embroidery kit is perfect for the bridesmaid who loves everything crafty and DIY.

Reusable bridesmaid gifts

17. Hydroflask

For the eco-conscious bridesmaid, a Hydro Flask is a great gift you can feel good about that you know will be used daily.

18. Aromatherapy Diffuser

Diffusers don’t only make the air smell wonderful, they’re also great for your respiratory system, especially during Winter months when the air is dry. Pair it with some essential oils that have scents which reflect your wedding location, and you’ve got a fabulous bridesmaid gift.

19. Knick-Knack Tray

Bring some retro, rock-n-roll vibes into your bridesmaids’ homes with this bold porcelain tray from Jonathon Adler.

20. Comfortable Slippers

Give this gift before the big day so all of your bridesmaids can wear matching slippers as you get ready together for the ceremony.

21. Cute Notebooks

For the bridesmaid who is always on-the-go, this gift set of a notebook, to-do list pad, and a powerbank is perfection. Knack also lets you create your own gift sets, so you can customize, giving each bridesmaid something specific to her personality.

22. Hoop Earrings

Hoops never go out of style. Gift your bridesmaids these 14k gold-filled hoop earrings that she’ll wear over and over again.

23. Manicure Set

Set your ladies up to pamper themselves any time whether they’re home or away!

24. Champagne Flutes

This assorted champagne flute set comes with four flutes, all in different shapes and styles, perfect to be used during the wedding weekend and future shin-digs alike.

25. Pince Medium Hair Clip

This opalescent rose hair clip is versatile enough to be used to put your hair back when you’re washing your face, but elegant enough to wear as a hair accessory for a night on the town.

26. Travel Case

Travel chicly with this water-resistant travel case. It’s designed not only to look stylish, but to also keep your essentials safe with an easily cleanable material.

27. Sigma Beauty Brush Set

Sigma combined their four best-selling makeup brushes into one kit to make sure you have the essentials you need, especially great for when you’re traveling.

Bridesmaid gifts for the wedding weekend

28. In-Flight Travel Kit

This kit includes ear plugs, a sleeping mask, slippers and an inflatable neck pillow, perfect if your bridesmaids are travelling in from out of town for the wedding.

29. Lush Bath Set

Give the gift of relaxation with the Lush bath set, complete with bestselling Dream Cream body lotion along with shower gel, shower scrub, bath bomb, bubble bars, and facial moisturizer.

30. Mini Fiona Hoop Earrings

These earrings are perfect for your bridesmaids to wear at the wedding because they are all the same style, but have four different colors to choose from. Have your bridesmaids wear all the same color and mix it up for a more unique feel.

31. Garment Bag

A garment bag is perfect if your bridesmaids are traveling from out of town for the wedding. Bonus: she can use it for future trips!

32. Sleep Mask

Take your bridetribe’s snooze game to the next level with these pink silk sleep masks, complete with the text “bridesmaid”.

33. Wedding Party Kit

From bandaids to earring backs, this wedding party emergency kit has it all. Pair it with another item from this wedding section and your bridesmaids will be stylishly prepared for anything.

34. Sunday Riley Skincare Kit

Whether she wants to use it before the wedding or the day after the party, this Sunday Riley skincare kit is full of products with vitamin C to give your bridesmaids healthy and glowing skin.

Do you have to get bridesmaid gifts?

Bridesmaid gifts are your opportunity to thank your friends and family for being a special part of your wedding. These gifts aren’t mandatory, but if your bridal party had a big hand in planning your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or had to travel a long distance to attend your wedding, it’s not a bad idea to show your love and appreciation.

When should you give your bridesmaid gifts?

You can really give them whenever you want, but three of the most common times are at the bachelorette, at the rehearsal dinner, or the day of. The time you choose can be determined by what the gift is and how your bridesmaid will use it. For instance, if it’s a blowup pool toy for your bachelorette party in Palm Springs, give it then. Or if its a monogrammed robe you’d like your whole wedding party to get ready in on the big day, consider giving it at the rehearsal dinner.

How much should you spend on bridesmaid gifts?

The average amount spent is $75-$150 per bridesmaid or 10% of the total cost of being a bridesmaid in your wedding (dress, bachelorette party, travel expenses, etc.). That being said, it’s important to remember that bridesmaid gifts don’t have to break the bank. In fact, the best gifts are ones that have meaning and are from the heart. Plus, there are plenty of fantastic affordable options out there as well. Give a single item or pair a few together for a cute kit if your budget allows.

UP NEXT: Now that you’re all set on bridesmaid gifts, let’s talk about the best wedding registry gift ideas for you! Discover six tips to come up with registry ideas, how to share them the right way, and more.

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