As a bride-to-be, you’ve carefully selected your bridesmaids. They are likely family members or close friends, and you should be honored that they have agreed to be part of your special day. Don’t forget that your bridesmaids dedicate a lot of time and money into helping make your day perfect; buying dresses, shoes, and accessories, celebrating with loved ones at your shower, maybe even hosting a bachelorette party for you. Most brides want to do something special for their bridesmaids to show their appreciation for them, and to celebrate the friendship they share. You have a wide variety of bridesmaid gifts to choose from, from simple to elaborate, from inexpensive to priceless, all depending on you, the bride, and your personal preference.
With your outdoor-themed wedding come many unique options for bridesmaid gifts. Your wedding is going to be rustic, so why not give away rustic, yet elegant, gifts to those who have helped make your day everything you hoped it would be? The possibilities are endless, but here are a few of our favorite rustic bridesmaids’ gifts.
Photo frame. You really can’t go wrong with giving a picture frame to your bridesmaids. You can purchase rustic frames easily enough at any store, or to make the gift more meaningful, have a wooden frame engraved or wood burned with the date or your bridesmaid’s name. Include a picture of you and your bridesmaid, and you have a gift they will treasure for years.
Wooden boxes. Wooden boxes for jewelry or nick knacks are also a rustic gift your friends will love. Again, these can be engraved or decorated with lace, ribbon, or flowers to add some elegance.
Jewelry. Jewelry is always a popular bridesmaid gift, and for your rustic wedding, consider a simple silver pendant or a locket. Earrings or rings can also be given to your bridesmaids to wear at your wedding and long afterward.
Satchels. A less expensive option for bridesmaid gifts is to make satchels filled with flower seeds or herbs for your wedding party. Your friends will be able to plant the seeds and enjoy them during the next season.
Handbags. Another idea is to give your bridesmaids personalized handbags. These can be purchased or made out of burlap or another sturdy fabric to fit with your day’s theme. Sew initials on for each girl and you will have a gift they will remember you by.
If you are crafty, there are countless gifts you can make on your own. Paint mason jars with your bridesmaid’s name or your wedding date as a thank you. Or, create a wall hanging with a phrase that is meaningful to you both about your friendship. Homemade soaps, lotions, jelly, candles, or bread mix will help you celebrate your country theme. A handmade scarf or blanket will get years of use and are good options for special gifts as well.