What Do Bridesmaids Really Want for Gifts?

Whether you’re having a virtual wedding or waiting for your IRL celebration, chances are one of the first things you’ll do after getting engaged is figure out what your team of bridesmaids will look like. As your second-in-commands, your bridesmaids are not only some of your best friends, but also there to make sure your entire wedding process goes smoothly, from hosting a fun bachelorette party to helping you get ready on your big day. So you’re probably wondering — how will you say thank you?

Pearl earrings and necklace with mother-of-pearl earrings and necklace.

Are bridesmaids’ gifts necessary?

It’s become a popular tradition to give your bridesmaids gifts. Small or big, offering a token of your appreciation is a beautiful way to let your closest friends know you not only love having them in your life, but you also appreciate their role in your wedding day.

When should you give out bridesmaids’ gifts?

You can give out your bridesmaids’ gifts at any time, but we suggest choosing from three options:

  • When you ask them. You can include your bridesmaids’ gifts with a card asking them to be your bridesmaids. If you’re choosing to give jewelry, they’ll be able to wear their gifts all throughout the wedding planning, including the plethora of wedding-related events.
  • At the bachelorette party. A bachelorette party is meant to be a bonding experience between you and your besties — so it’s the perfect place to say thanks for everything that they’ve done for you in your single life.
  • Before the wedding. The ritual of getting ready before the wedding offers the perfect space to give a heartfelt thanks and hand out gifts to your bridesmaids. If you were hoping they’d wear their gifts for the wedding, this also ensures nothing will be misplaced or left behind beforehand.

How much should you spend on your bridesmaids?

How much you spend on bridesmaids’ gifts really depends on your own personal finances and plans for your wedding. Maybe you only have one or two bridesmaids, so you want to splurge a little more on your gifts — or maybe you’re paying for other aspects of their trip and want to save a little when it comes to gifts. It’s entirely up to you! At Shane Co., we have a wide selection of bridesmaids’ gifts in every price range, including gifts $150 and below.

Bridesmaids’ gift ideas

Fine jewelry makes the perfect bridesmaids’ gift! Not only is it meaningful and a wonderful surprise for your bridesmaids, but it can also be personalized to commemorate their involvement in your special day. Plus, it doubles as an accessory to wear to wedding-related events, or even the wedding itself. Our bridesmaids’ jewelry, like everything else we make, is built to last — so your loved ones will be getting a gift they can truly treasure for a lifetime. Read on for some of our favorite ideas for bridesmaids’ gifts.

Colorful stones

Gemstone earrings and necklace.

Synchronize your bridesmaids’ gifts with your wedding colors or dress themes for the perfect addition to your big day. With gemstones from deep purple amethyst to sparkling aquamarine, our selection of gemstone jewelry is the perfect way to show your bridesmaids you care.

Sterling silver

Sterling silver necklace.

With a price point much lower than 14k gold, there’s no need to sacrifice quality with a gift of sterling silver jewelry. From this on-trend Ice Blue Sapphire Star Pendant to this vintage-inspired pair of White Sapphire Earrings, you’re sure to find the perfect bridesmaids’ gifts on ShaneCo.com.

Cultured pearls

Cultured pearl strand.

Pearls are always a timeless choice for a wedding, and with a variety of kinds and colors to choose from, you can give a gift that she’ll love to wear with our selection of pearl jewelry. Go with a classic pearl strand or switch it up with stylish Tahitian pearls — either way, they’ll be a hit!

Personalized jewelry

Gemstone harms and 14k gold pendant necklace.

Engrave their initials onto a simple 14k gold disk, or create a totally unique charm necklace with our gemstone and letter charms. Either way, it’s easy to create personalized jewelry that will mark the occasion at Shane Co.

Still looking for more ideas? See our entire collection of bridesmaids’ gifts on ShaneCo.com. You can also book a virtual or in-store appointment to speak with one of our expert jewelry consultants, who can help you pick out the perfect gifts.

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