Gifts for the Wedding Party
The best weddings are a celebration of the two individuals bringing their lives together, and while the bride and groom are understandably the focus, what makes their marriage vows even more touching are the friends and family gathered to witness their pledge of devotion. These folks are often an integral part of the ceremony as well. How should you thank your loved ones? Read on for gifts that express gracious gratitude.
Bridesmaid Gifts: Girl Power
The best thank you gifts for a bride's bevy of girlfriends run the gamut from casually cute to elegantly delicate. Personalized totes, such as budget-friendly cotton canvas versions or pricier leather bags, can be gifted on their own or filled with extra trinkets: Tuck a Bridesmaid Survival Kit inside for one-stop stress relief. Specialized photo frames come branded with the word "bridesmaid," while others can be etched with her name or initials (personalizing a gift means you can buy everyone the same item, yet still add a personal touch for each recipient). Engraved glass photo vases multitask beautifully, while monogrammed cashmere scarfs can be given to all, or perhaps saved as a special gift just for the maid of honor. Other popular gift picks include glass jewelry boxes, makeup brush and pouch sets and candles.
Groomsmen Gifts: Include the Dudes
As with that matrimonial gathering of gals, if you're buying the same gift for your gang of guys, personalizing the presents will show you went the extra mile. Think: monogrammed flasks or flask sets, engraved charging stations, or cuff link and tie clip sets etched with their initials. Even practical gifts like backpack coolers and travel mugs can be emblazoned with the groomsmen's names. A classic gift for the masculine side of the wedding party is a macho multi-tool, and, of course, these can be personalized as well. Engraved sets of pilsner-style beer glasses are a great choice, especially if you include the dude's favorite brew to christen them with. Our pick for the most unique groomsmen gift is a hit with grillmasters: Personalized steak branding irons make the hottest initial impression.