Sneaky Savings: Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Under $20 to Keep You on Budget
As your wedding budget quickly spirals out of control, you might be looking for areas to scrimp and save ahead for your big day. But don’t forget to set aside funds to say thank you to the ladies who supported you throughout your wedding journey. Just remember: Bridesmaid gifts don’t have to be expensive to be meaningful. Here are a few out-of-the-box bridesmaids gift ideas under $20 each — and are sure to be appreciated by your gal pals long after your “I dos”!
Wedding Day Essentials
While your big day is sure to be filled with lots of love and laughter it can also be a very stressful day not only for you, but your bridesmaids too! There’s lots of possible duties that can come along with being a bridesmaid and helping to make the day special as it can. They may be responsible for helping you or your maid of honor with any planning-related tasks and helping you get dressed. They need to make certain that they have their dress, shoes and accessories prepared and be ready on time for everything including any pre-wedding photo-shoots. Sometimes they may even oversee minding, mixing and mingling with guests at the ceremony and reception.
To show these ladies appreciation for all they do and help keep their stress-levels at a minimum, many brides are choosing to get their bridesmaids gifts that they can use on the big day. While a fancy clutch or jewelry might be outside of your budget, you can easily put together a “Bridesmaid Survival Kit” in a customized DIY-designed tote bag. Include cheap flip-flops, a stain-removal pen, pain reliever, travel-size hairspray, fashion tape and any other inexpensive toiletries you think your favorite ladies might need. You can even make cute personalized bags for each of your bridesmaids’ shoes, keeping things fun and organized on your big day!
Create personalized champagne glass for all your bridal party members and give them a souvenir they get to take home with them afterwards! You can find affordable compact mirrors and get them engraved with your bridesmaids’ names along with a small thank you to show how much they mean to you and give them a stylish, discreet way to keep their hair and makeup throughout the whole occasion!
Pamper Your Bridesmaids
Your bridesmaids will be putting in long hours on your wedding day. Show them how much you care with their own personalized gift! Gather a few of their favorite pampering essentials in a customized DIY-designed tote bag. This is a fun approach for bridesmaids’ gifts under $20! Send them home with a little TLC after dancing the night away with a travel-size peppermint foot scrub, cheap face masks, bath bombs and luxurious lotions to use for an at-home spa day. You can also create some customized Spa & Comfort Hand Towels for them with your own text or images! Monogram their name or initials onto a makeup bag and put a few inexpensive bottles of nail polish or sample sized makeup products in there for them! You can even get monogrammed slipper or robes with their names or a “Bridesmaid” title on the back!
With all the stress and chaos that comes along with wedding planning and preparation, your bridesmaids will be grateful you took the time to put together a thoughtful gift just for them! Through all the stress that can go along with a wedding, it is still an occasion of celebrating love and happiness and your bridal party is your support-system! Show them how thankful you are for being there for you on your big day by taking care of them! Create a personalized tote bag with Cotton Creations today!
Cater to Kitchen Aficionados
If you’re looking for bridesmaid gift ideas under $20 for ladies who love to cook, consider putting together a thank-you gift that captures their personality! Pick up a bottle of fancy olive oil, splurge on some unique spices or find funky kitchen accessories you know they’ll love. Have a bridesmaid that loves to bake? Grab some fun cookie cutters, some new piping bags or recipe book for them to try out! No matter what kind of food your bridesmaids love to cook, you can treat them with some goodies they’ll love to take home to their own kitchens! You can also tie the gift together — and make it personal — by creating a custom flour sack towel to keep in their own kitchen. You can embroider your bridesmaids’ initials on each towel, stamp a fun pattern in your wedding colors or add an applique before gifting. Or wrap it all together in a personalized tote bag for them to keep and be able to use and reuse as a eco-friendly grocery bag!
Fill Their Cup
Chances are you have at least one wine and/or coffee fanatic in your party. For those ladies, a great bridesmaid gift idea on a budget would be to create a DIY custom double bottle wine tote bag with maybe your wedding details/designs, their name, an inside joke reference or a picture. You can fill the big with their favorite bottle of cheap wine, some cute wine glass accessories or even their own personalized glass. For your coffee devotees, you can easily design a custom mug with their name and/or your wedding details and designs. You can also get a couple bags of their favorite coffee brew, a gift card for their go-to place for a caffeine fix, or design a custom printed tea towel they can keep handy!
Travel in Style
As destination weddings increase in popularity, more and more brides are saying their vows on sandy beaches. If your bridesmaids went the distance to attend your nuptials, give them something that plays into that theme and won’t take up too much space in their carry on when they head home. Consider purchasing fun monogrammed luggage tags, colorful passport covers or other must-have travel essentials. Or make a personalized tote bag for the beach filled with monogrammed tumbler cups, koozies, hats, or even beach towel!
It’s your bridesmaids’ duty to make you feel special on your big day, so say thank you by getting them a specialized gift that shows how much you appreciate them and all that they do! Create customized tote bags, hand towels, flour sack towels, wine tote bags, tea towels and more with Cotton Creations today! Your bridesmaids will be thankful they said “I do” to being part of your wedding day with these thoughtful and budget-friendly gifts. Happy planning!