Whether you’re down to the short strokes on your June wedding plans, or you just need some bridesmaid gift ideas for the future, here are some tips for creating a unique and memorable takeaway. Once you’ve settled on your wedding theme and color scheme, consider tucking the special items featured below in your bridesmaids’ personalized tote bags or decorative hatboxes. They’re guaranteed to make your girlfriends smile long after your wedding pics are posted!
Jelly Hoop Earrings
Remember jellies, the colorful, waterproof sandals from the ‘90s? Well, the very same gumdrop colors and flexible materials are starring in summer’s hottest earrings—oversized hoops. Encourage your bridesmaids to wear and swap them all weekend; they’re whimsical, lightweight and totally pool-worthy.
Try buying your besties these hoops in several different sizes and colors…we’ve seen it-girls wearing more than one hoop in each ear piercing. Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski is a case in point; she’s the face of designer Alison Lou’s new Loucite Jelly Hoops, available from $125 to $165 at alisonlou.com.
Connoisseurs Fashion Jewelry Wipes™
Include a package of Connoisseurs Fashion Jewelry Wipes™ in each bridesmaid’s gift bag. They’re pre-moistened and portable, perfect for jellies and all costume jewelry styles. Your friends will thank you for introducing them to these must-have jewelry cleaners-on-the-go. Click here for more information.
Wedding Survival Kit
David’s Bridal makes a terrific little Floral Wedding Survival Kit that will come in handy at your wedding and many more to come. It includes a manicure set with nail clippers, tweezers, scissors, nail file, four hair ties, eight Bobby pins, paper clothing tape, twelve oil-absorbing wipes, and a sewing kit…all for only $16.95!
Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik™
By now (like most engaged women), you’re probably a big fan of the Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stik™, the portable cleaning wand for diamonds that’s no bigger than a mascara. Share the secret of your engagement ring’s dazzling success with all your bridesmaids. It works wonders on diamond studs and pendants too! Available at drug and big box stores nationwide…for more information, please click here.
Personalized Necklace…with a Twist
Move over, Carrie Bradshaw…nameplate jewelry is back. Personalize each bridesmaid’s gift bag with a handcrafted metal script necklace or bracelet. Even if they already own a nameplate design, chances are they don’t have one like those by the artisans at Atelier Paulin. Made of sterling silver or rose or yellow gold-filled wire, they come solid or twisted for added dimension. A single sterling silver ring sells for $95 and a gold-filled collar necklace retails for $325.