10 Personalized Bridesmaid Gift Ideas Under $20
Weddings are many things. They are a celebration of love, the gathering of friends and family and where you exchange your “I dos.” However, they can also be expensive. After writing checks for your caterer, photographers and florists, you might be brainstorming ways to use your remaining budget for the perfect thank-you gifts for your bridesmaids.
Luckily, there are plenty of budget-friendly bridesmaid gift ideas under $20 that showcase your full gratitude for your bridesmaids’ help during your wedding journey.
What Do Bridesmaid Really Want for Gifts?
Your bridesmaids are a team of some of your closest friends. They agreed to be your bridesmaid because they value you and support the love you and your partner share. That means they don’t care about how expensive or how many gifts you give them — they care about the thought you put behind it.
Most bridesmaids really love personalized gifts. Additionally, many brides distribute gifts as everyone is getting ready, so bridesmaids also appreciate receiving something they can use on your actual wedding day. Bonus points if they can use it afterward, too!
Bridesmaid Gifts Ideas on a Budget
If you are on a tight budget, consider these personalized bridesmaids gifts under $20 that your bridesmaids will love.
1. Personalized Coffee or Tea Mugs
During the morning preparations on your wedding day, you and your bridesmaids will likely want a pick-me-up. Come prepared with personalized coffee or tea mugs, designed with each bridesmaid’s name or your wedding date.
To make your gift even more personal and useful, try pairing each mug with gourmet coffee from your local roaster. If your bridesmaids prefer tea, fill the mug with a bag of loose tea and an infuser.
2. Wine Glasses
The moment is finally here — you are sitting with your bridesmaids, and you’re almost ready to walk down the aisle. Celebrate the moment with a glass of wine! Gift your bridesmaids custom wine glasses designed with their name or favorite wine quote.
You can find preprinted bride, maid of honor and bridesmaid glasses. Custom wine glasses average a bit higher. However, you’ll still likely have room in your budget for a nice bottle of wine and an adorable, personalized wine tote bag to put it in.
3. Travel Tumblers
Being a bridesmaid is a lot of work. The many appointments to attend, guests to entertain and preparations to make can quickly tire your bridesmaids out. Keep your bridesmaids fueled with travel tumblers.
Custom travel tumblers act as your bridesmaid’s sidekick. Tumblers will keep their water cool and coffee warm, and they are compatible with all of your bridesmaids’ lifestyles — before and after your wedding!
4. Scented Candles
Remember to take some deep breaths on your wedding day. Encourage relaxation and warm feelings by gifting your bridesmaids a custom scented candle. Burn a candle as you are getting ready, and your bridesmaids can take one home with them to enjoy.
Custom candle prices vary, but most fall within the under $20 category. You can customize your own scent — like the same floral scents featured in your bridesmaids’ bouquets — or choose a premade scent with a customized label.
5. Spa Gift Basket
Your bridesmaids provided you with love and support for months leading up to your wedding day. Return the favor with some self-love spa gift baskets! Gift baskets are very budget-friendly if you go the DIY route.
In your basket, consider including:
- Lotions, which your bridesmaids can use before your wedding.
- Spa and comfort hand towels.
- Bath salts.
- Bath bombs.
- Natural loofas.
- Essential oil mist.
- Facial treatment masks.
Save a few dollars in your budget to purchase a gift basket to put everything in. You might even add accents like ribbon and other details in your wedding colors. And, if you can find a basket that your bridesmaids can repurpose, all the better!
6. Bridesmaid Survival Kit
Your wedding will be a long, busy and memorable day. Comfort your bridesmaids with a lighthearted bridesmaid survival kit, outfitted with everything they could need to help them navigate the day, like:
- Hair ties.
- Stain removal sticks.
- Blister cushions.
- Bobby pins.
- Energy bars.
- Lip gloss.
You can look for premade bridesmaid survival kits, or if you have time, you can take the DIY approach and make your own. Find custom cosmetic bags to put all of your necessities in. That way, your bridesmaids will have a custom gift to use long after your wedding day.
Gifting jewelry to your bridesmaids is like the childhood tradition of exchanging friendship bracelets. Your matching jewelry represents the love and once-in-a-lifetime experience you share. And, it does not have to be expensive.
If you are having difficulties deciding on a specific jewelry piece, another equally-meaningful gift to consider is a custom ring holder or trinket dish they can put their jewelry in when they aren’t wearing it. Every time your bridesmaids reach for their favorite jewelry, they will remember all the joy of your wedding day.
8. Fashionable Robes
Next on the list is a bridesmaid-gift classic — fashionable custom robes. As you and your bridesmaid are getting pampered with the hair and makeup glam-team, gift everyone a custom robe to wear. Plus, your matching robes will look great in pictures!
Costs for custom robes will vary depending on the style and fabric you choose.
9. Cotton Tote Bags
Customizable tote bags are blank canvases, limited only by your imagination. Decorate each 100% cotton canvas tote bag with each bridesmaid’s name, an inside joke or with a memento of your special day.
You can also combine your tote bags with other cheaper bridesmaid gift ideas on this list, or create something unique to your group — like a yoga kit if your group loves all-things wellness!
10. Customized Flour Sack Towels
Custom flour sack towels are timeless, versatile favorites. On your wedding day, outfit the room with custom flour sack towels. Keep a towel at each of your bridesmaid’s stations. Adorn their gift with a sweet bow and a thank-you card, outlining all of the ways you are grateful for their help.
Looking for a Budget-Friendly Bridesmaid Gift? Browse Customizable Gifts at Cotton Creations
When you’re planning a wedding, there’s a lot to keep track of. Take time to relax with your bridesmaids, and celebrate everyone’s hard work with budget-friendly, custom bridesmaid gifts from Cotton Creations. We offer 100% cotton products — like flour sack towels, cotton robes and canvas totes — and our custom-print services will help you deliver a design that your bridesmaids will love.