Cheap Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
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 the 35 best cheap bridesmaid gift ideas for 2020:
Personalized bridesmaid gift ideas
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.
Dainty Coordinates Ring - Etsy, From $21.75
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.
Personalized Throw Blanket - Pottery Barn, from $48
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.
Printed acrylic tray - Mark and Graham, from $69
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.
Slim Custom Hair Clip - Baublebar, $28
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.
One in a million initial pendant necklace - Kate Spade New York, $58
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.
Clear Nesting Pouch - Mark and Graham, $64.99
7. Monogrammed Coaster
Add some pizzazz to your bridesmaids’ home decor with these monogrammed coasters, sure to class up any table.
Marina Monogram Coaster - Anthropologie, $14
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!
Personalized Bridesmaids Robes - Etsy, from $25
Unique bridesmaid gift ideas
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.
Estelle Hanging Frame - Anthropologie, $24-$58
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!
Deluxe Garden Verdant Succulent Garden - Saks Fifth Avenue, $55
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.
Books with Style - Shopbop, $20
12. Metallic Spiked 500ML Water Bottle
We’ve never seen a water bottle as cool as this spiked water bottle from bkr. Choose from various colors and sizes so your bridesmaids stay hydrated and fashionable.
bkr Spiked Water Bottle - Revolve, $45
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.
USB Mixtape - Etsy, from $17.15
14. Prosecco Pong
What’s better than a good ole fashioned game? A good ole fashioned game that involves prosecco!
Prosecco Pong Drinking Game - World Market, $24.99
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.
Lipstick Powerbank - Revolve, $39
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.
Embroidery Compact Kit - Etsy, $9
Reusable bridesmaid gift ideas
For the eco-conscious bridesmaid, a Hydro Flask is a great gift you can feel good about that you know will be used daily.
My Hydro - Hydro Flask, from $34
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.
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser - Nordstrom, $39.99
19. Knick-Knack Tray
Bring some retro, rock-n-roll vibes into your bridesmaids’ homes with this bold porcelain tray from Jonathon Adler.
Jonathan Adler Bijoux Tray - Shopbop, $68
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.
Helen slippers - Taryn Rose, $70
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.
The Goal Getter - Knack, $60
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.
14k Gold-Filled Large Hoops - Madewell, $45
23. Manicure Set
Set your ladies up to pamper themselves any time whether they’re home or away with this expert manicure set.
Pretty Useful Tools Manicure Kit - Shopbop, $49
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.
Lulu Assorted Champagne Flutes - Bloomingdales, $75
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.
Alexandre de Paris Hair Clip - Shopbop. $60
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.
Preto Nomad Round Travel Case - Hudson + Bleecker, $46
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.
Timeless Beauty Brush Set - Neiman Marcus, $58
Bridesmaid gift ideas 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.
Amenity Kit - Herschel Supply Company, $20.99
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.
Hello Gorgeous - Lush, $47.95
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.
Mignonne Gavigan Hoop Earrings - Neiman Marcus, $60
31. Origins Mask Set
Pamper your bridesmaids after a long, fun-filled weekend with this Origins mask must-haves.
Origins Mask & Go set - Sephora, $20
32. Garment Bag
A garment bag is perfect if your bridesmaids are travelling from out of town for the wedding. Bonus: she can use it for future trips!
Modoker convertible garment bag - Amazon, from $43.99
33. Sleep Mask
Take your bridetribe’s snooze game to the next level with these pink silk sleep masks, complete with the text “bridesmaid”.
Slipsilk Bridesmaid Sleep Mask - Shopbop, $50
34. 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.
Sugarfina Wedding Party Kit - Revolve, $24
35. 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.
Sunday Riley Modern Skincare - Neiman Marcus, $75
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 your bridesmaid gifts 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 bridesmaid 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.
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