Bridesmaids Gifts Your Girls Will Actually Use
By Anna Katherine Baxley, Build-A-Bride™ Birmingham

Through thick and thin, your bridesmaids have been by your side, and chances are you’ve known them longer than your fiance! As brides, we ask a lot of our bridesmaids for our wedding--from the bachelorette trip to buying a bridesmaid dress and so much more--so it is only fitting to thank them with a few gifts for all they have done for you! 

We have put together a list of our favorite bridesmaid gifts that your girls will surely love and actually use for years to come, including a few of our favorite local Birmingham artists! 

Bridesmaid Gift for Getting Ready

From drinking mimosas to taking photos, you will want your bridesmaids to look cute and feel comfortable while they are getting ready for your wedding, making a pair of Piyama Pajamas the perfect pajama bridesmaid gift. These ultra soft pajamas come in a variety of designs and are ethically-produced pajamas in Bali. 

Shop on Piyamas’s website or Etsy shop for the latest styles and designs of bridesmaids pajamas, you are sure to find something you love for a bridesmaid gift.

Bridesmaid Gift for the Home

Birmingham artisan Susan Gordon Pottery is known for her modern pottery and fun, classic designs. The Susan Gordon Pottery ring dishes make a lovely bridesmaid gift for the home. These ring dishes are an item that your bridesmaids will proudly display in their home and be able to use for years to come--add their initials in gold for an extra touch. 

Shop online or in the Susan Gordon Pottery store in Homewood, AL for the latest designs.

Bridesmaid Gift for the Wedding Day

Tuscaloosa jewelry designer Susan Standeffer has become known to brides across the Birmingham area and the Southeast for her unique bridal jewelry. A pair of Susan Standeffer custom bridesmaid earrings are a perfect fashionable bridesmaid gift for your girls to wear on your wedding day. Select from Susan’s numerous existing designs or create a custom bridal earring for yourself and your bridesmaids! These gorgeous, custom earrings will be a gift your bridesmaids can wear again after the wedding day.

Bridesmaid Gift for the Bar Cart

Every bar cart needs a set of embroidered cocktail napkins, and your bridesmaids will be sure to love these custom cocktail napkins as a unique bridesmaid gift! Make it personal to each bridesmaid and select from a classic monogram or a funky design to fit their personality. Your bridesmaids will have memories of your special day each time they make a drink alongside this cocktail-inspired bridesmaid gift.

Bridesmaid Gift for Summer

If your wedding is in the spring or summer, these French shopping baskets are a fabulous and practical bridesmaid gift option! Fun and versatile, your girls can use this European-inspired gift for a day at the beach or to take to lunch. Include their name, initials, or a bright tassel for a personalized bridesmaid gift. 

Shop these baskets from various Etsy vendors for the perfect size and style!

Bridesmaid Gift for the Wine Lover

A lady can never have too many wine glasses, and the engraved wine glasses by Birmingham calligrapher Grace Calligraphy are sure to be a perfect bridesmaid gift! This fun take on a classic bridesmaid gift is sure to be one your girls use often and will make them think of you. The quality of the engraving and calligraphy style is sure to impress both them and their houseguests who use these engraved wine glasses.

Bridesmaid Gift for the Traveller

A button bag is the perfect travel-inspired bridesmaid gift for the girl that loves to jet set. The button bag will keep their jewelry organized, and every time they pack their bag, they will think of you! We love these seersucker button bags from Anna Claire Embroidery; select from various colors, then add a classic monogram or an embroidered motif to complement their personality.

Bridesmaid Gift for the Beach

For the girls that are beach lovers or just appreciate a unique bathroom linen, a Turkish towel makes a fun, yet practical bridesmaid gift. These turkish towels are ultra soft and absorbent, made from organic cotton, and woven in Turkey. Select from a variety of colors and designs to make it individual to each bridesmaid. 
Shop for Turkish towel bridesmaids gifts at a variety of shops from Serena and Lily Turkish towels to Etsy vendors Turkish towels.

Bridesmaid Gift for a Destination Wedding

If you are having a destination wedding, a passport cover and luggage tag set are the perfect  travel-friendly bridesmaid gift. These personalized passport cover and luggage tag sets from Mark and Graham will have your girls ready to jet set to your wedding! Consider sending the passport cover and luggage tag gift to your bridesmaids prior to the wedding so they can use it on the trip to your international affair!

June 15, 2021 — Heidi Baker