Wedding planning can take some serious time and moola these days. From the venue to the wedding cake, you've got a lot to think about. But something that seems to always get pushed to the last minute is the perfect gifts for your bridesmaids.
So, we lined up some eco-friendly bridesmaid's gifts that say, "thanks, besties," while giving some love to Mother Earth. When you can do both things, why not?!
Personalized Gifts Say It All
Nothing says I love you more than personalized gifts. From the message to the time it took to design the creation, the end result is sure to pull some heartstrings. Nothing pulls them harder than a personalized bridal handbag. The Camryn Monogram Tote is by far our most popular bag (and for good reasons).
The tote is roomy, handmade, and wedding-ready. You can hold everything from a water bottle to tissues (yes, weddings make you cry). But the best part, and yes, you guessed it, you can have your maid of honor's name handsewn on the front.
Although that may not be the best part. The tote bag is super durable and will last until your 50th wedding anniversary. Yeah, so your bridesmaid's gift is touching and long-lasting. Now, can you say that about the bridesmaid's dress?
Bag of Treasures
One super fun idea for your bridesmaids' gifts is to create a bag of treasures. Invest in a handweaved straw picnic basket and fill it with goodies for your bridal party. You can go along with the eco-friendly gift theme by adding handmade soaps or lotions. Tuck a bridesmaid card inside full of heartfelt words and sentiments.
Or, if you're a jokester, add a few fake spiders to make them jump. Okay, maybe that doesn't follow the theme of love. But, you know what, put a copy of the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman in the bag. There's nothing wrong with the gift of sweet love. You may even save someone else's marriage as you're starting yours!
Sweet Smell of Appreciation
Candles make the best sustainable gifts. The sweet smell, the bright glow, and how they go with everything are sure to make them a great bridesmaid's present. We've never met a candle we didn't love, and neither will your bridesmaids. Especially if you give them a Sea & Grass Mangosteen Candle. It's part candle, part cocktail glass.
Each scent is hand batched and infused with tropical flavors. The smell will take you away to an island somewhere. Seriously! The candle comes wrapped in seagrass and, when burned clean, becomes a usable glass. We don't really think it becomes any more eco-friendly than that.
Frame Your Love
One unique gift sure to please your besties is a picture frame with your favorite shot together. Theses wooden frames are handmade and simply gorgeous.
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Put your mugs in the frame, and you may see a tear or two. People love thoughtful gifts and so will your maid of honor.
Market Bags That Last
Gifts for bridesmaids that need your consideration is a high-quality market bag. The gorgeous handmade Sara Market Tote is the perfect companion at the farmer's market or beach. It's big enough to hold all your goodies and looks so fashionable you may want to post a photo on Instagram.
Also, imagine the magical bridesmaid photos of your wedding party carrying the market bag. They can brag about falling in love with a zero-waste tote while they sip champagne.
Jewelry Says It All
When in doubt, go with a jewelry gift. You can put a handcrafted necklace, bracelet, or ring in a gift box and tie it with a bow. We love the idea of matching necklaces for everybody as a way to commemorate the occasion.
Plus, it's a fair trade jewelry item. We suggest going classic over unique so that everyone loves the jewelry as much as you do.
Groomsmen Gift Ideas
Okay, we've come up with a few bridesmaids' gift ideas, but what about the groomsmen. While you should probably check with the groom, our guess is that you'll be the one to forge ahead. One super popular groomsmen gift for the eco-friendly crowd is a monogrammed pocket watch and cufflinks.
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The groomsmen's gift comes in a wooden box personalized with the date of the wedding and so on. While pocket watches may take you back to a bygone era, they are also a thoughtful and fun gift for your best man and groomsmen.
The Perfect Blend Wedding favors
It wouldn't be complete without mentioning some wedding favor ideas for everyone who attends the wedding. We love these small packets of coffee (who doesn't love coffee) with the words "The Perfect Blend" and the couple's name underneath. It's simple, smells great, and affordable.
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Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. And all the details matter. You want a bridesmaid gift that says thank you, bestie, I love you. After all, they were around before your partner and deserve something special.
Showering them with some appreciation by giving them an eco-friendly bridesmaid gift they'll love says it all and more (if we don't say so ourselves)!