Wedding gift guide: what to buy your bridesmaid

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Wedding gift guide: what to buy your bridesmaid

Your wedding day is fast approaching and everything is almost ticked off the list but you still haven’t figured out what to get your bridesmaids. They probably helped ticked off a lot of those items so you want to get them something special so that they know how much they are loved and appreciated. There are so many different presents you can get for them, so we have selected four types of gift categories that could potentially help you find the perfect gift a lot easier than it was to find the perfect partner!

Something for the big day

Why not gift your bridesmaids something that they can use on the day? Whether it’s jewellery or the same shade of lipstick that they can wear because they will all be matching on the day and all have something to remember from this special occasion. You could even go as functional as a compact mirror that is perfect for a handbag and it great for making sure that everything is in order before the photos start. Here are a few things that may spark some gift buying:

  • Jewellery- earrings, necklace, bracelet, ring
  • Clutch
  • Perfume
  • Compact mirror
  • Lipstick
  • Nail polish
  • Eyeshadow

    Pictured above, clockwise from the top left corner: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream from Farmers, Pandora Rose Modern Lovepods bracelet, Revlon Photoready eye shadow from Life Pharmacy, OPI Iconic Shades In Infinite Shine nail polish from Farmers, Colette by Colette Hayman Jaimi clutch, Swarovski However necklace, Diamante Stone Fine Leaf 2 pack hair pins from Colette by Colette Hayman, Swarovski Mayfly ring.

Just a little something to say thank you

Treat your bridesmaids like the queens they are with a gift that will show them how much you appreciate them. Matching dressing gowns, slippers or even pjs are perfect for the night before or morning of the big day and will look great in photos. If the lead up to the wedding has been crazy to say to least, treat them with some bath bombs and a bottle of bubbles so they can relax and take in the excitement before the wedding bells ring. If you want to go all out, make a little bridesmaid box for them including some of the things listed above as well as anything else they might love.

  • Dressing gown
  • Pjs
  • Sleeping eye mask
  • Slippers
  • Bath bomb
  • Champagne
  • Bridesmaid sash

    Pictured above, clockwise from the top left corner: Cotton On Body Kimono gown, Peter Alexander Chic Poly Satin Classic Navy pj set, Colette by Colette Hayman Bridal eyemask, Colette by Colette Hayman Bridal Party sash, Peter Alexander Pom Pom Scuff, Soap and Glory Fizz-a-ball bath bomb from Mecca Maxima, Nachtmann Imperial Champagne Glass Set from Farmers.

Pre-day prep and pamper

A practical gift that will also have your bridesmaids smiling with excitement, is a day of wedding prep that involves a little pampering. Whether it’s a manicure, blow wave or facial a day or two before the wedding, it will have your bridesmaids feeling the love, you will get to relax a bit before the big day and you will all be ready for hair and make up the next day. If you want to surprise them, a gift card will be perfect for the occasion. Just estimate how much you are planning to spend on pampering and gift them a gift card of that value and that way you are all ready to go spend the day treating yourselves without them trying to pay.


Pictured above: Westfield Gift Cardhttps://giftcards.westfield.co.nz/

Something special

If you want to get them something unique and a bit different here are some ideas that will help to get your creative juices flowing. From a polaroid camera to a weekender bag these gifts can still be useful for the wedding weekend but won’t become redundant after the celebrations end.


Pictured above, clockwise from the top left corner: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant camera from JB HI-FI, Fujifilm Instax Mini film (50 Pack) from JB HI-F, Personalised iphone case from Kikki K, Peter Alexander Navy Floral Large Cos bag, Country Road Sheepskin boot, Country Road Cashmere scarf, Country Road personalised cosmetic case, Country Road personalise duffel bag.

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