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 of 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 bridesmaid gift ideas under $20 each — and are sure to be appreciated by your gal pals long after your “I dos”!
Wedding Day Essentials
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 create a “Bridesmaid Survival Kit” in a custom 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.
Pamper Your Bridesmaids
Your bridesmaids will be putting in long hours on your wedding day. Show them you care by gathering pampering essentials in a monogrammed tote, basket or bin. Send them home with a little TLC for their tootsies after dancing the night away with a travel-size peppermint foot scrub, or face masks, bubble bath and a luxurious lotion to use during a future at-home spa day.
Cater to Kitchen Aficionados
If your bridesmaids 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. You can tie the gift together — and make it personal — by creating a custom flour sack towel. Embroider your bridesmaids’ initials on each towel, stamp a fun pattern in your wedding colors or add an applique before gifting.
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.
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!