5 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Bridesmaids

Everyone knows May is the unofficial start to wedding season and soon enough your weekends will be fully booked up with bachelorette parties, bridal showers and gorgeous outdoor ceremonies. If it’s finally your turn to walk down the aisle, there’s certainly a lot on your mind. Let us take one thing off your plate and help plan your bridesmaids’ gifts. Your very best girlfriends have been with you through thick and thin, and can’t wait to stand with you on your biggest day yet! Show them a little love with our favorite gifts that are both unique and thoughtful.



Your girls are going to have their hands full on the morning of the big day, helping you get ready in every way they can. In addition to their own beauty essentials, they’re going to be bringing emergency kits to ensure your special day goes off without a hitch (no pun intended). A pretty tote with their initials monogrammed will prevent the girls from mixing up their bags and serve as a timeless reminder they can carry long after the champagne is popped. The Iconic Vera Tote is offered in both patterns and solids, so you’ll easily be able to find something to match your wedding theme.

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cosmetic bag

One of our favorite gifts for your bridesmaids is a monogrammed cosmetic bag. Much like the tote, this is something they can use for years to come. It’s great for storing beauty essentials on a day-to-day basis and can be just popped into a travel bag for her next trip! Adding her initial makes it even more thoughtful. The Iconic Medium Cosmetic is one of our favorites, but you can’t go wrong with the Iconic Large Cosmetic either!

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travel tumbler

Many former brides at Vera Bradley used the Travel Tumbler as a gift at their bachelorette parties. The girls can use them during the weekend and again on the big day (they’ll definitely need to stay hydrated for all those pictures in the sun)! Plus, they make the most stylish desk accessory at the office.

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throw blanket

We’re firm believers that throw blankets make one of the best gifts for any occasion! They’re oversized, so soft and come in the prettiest patterns. Although we know she’ll love curling up in it for movie nights, we have a feeling she’ll want to put it on display with her name monogrammed on the corner. Another cute idea — give her one of our collegiate throw blankets so she can represent her alma mater!

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wine glasses

Once the honeymoon is over, you’ll want to meet up with your girlfriends to catch up and tell them all about the trip! These wine glasses are definitely Insta-worthy and perfect for all of her girls’ nights for years to come.

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Planning your honeymoon? Don’t forget to pack these five honeymoon must-haves. If you’re a bridesmaid this time around, check out ten-time bridesmaid Anna’s tips for being a better bridesmaid.


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