Best Gifts to Give your Bridesmaids


Your bridesmaids do a lot to help you prepare for your big day. They planned the bridal shower, gave you an unforgettable bachelorette, and have been with you every step of the way. As the bride it is customary to give your bridesmaids a gift to thank them for being part of your celebration…and for putting up with your bridezilla moments! There are much better gift ideas than just key chains and cards! We’ve asked the brides from our Toronto banquet hall what some of their ideas were in showering their bridesmaids with personal gifts.


Lets face it-wearing the dress may be the most challenging part for your bridesmaids. They may disagree with your choice of style or fabric, but ultimately it is your vision. What better way than to say thank you for wearing what I want than buying the dress! This may be the most costly item but thanks to many bridal stores across the GTA, the dress can be stunning and affordable. For more ideas on bridesmaid dresses check out our blog post here.


Kimonos or Robes

A floral, silky robe or kimono may be the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. They not only can indulge at home in them, but they can wear them on the wedding day while you all get ready. All of the bridesmaids in floral uniform make for super cute pictures!


One Day Vacay

A flawless and always enjoyable gift is a day of pamper. You can always buy each of your bridesmaids a spa gift certificate for massages, manicures, and pedicures. Another great idea is to treat them all to a spa day together. The day before the wedding head over to spas like The Elmwood or The Stillwater for a relaxing day. The Elmwood is amazing as it has a room full of water therapies, perfect for hanging out with the girls.


Hair and Make Up

Another simple gift, that many bridesmaids on a budget will appreciate, is if you pay for their day of make up and hair. Most make up artists and hairdressers will come to the banquet hall. That way, you can treat your girls to getting dolled up and do it together!



A great and practical gift that your bridesmaids will use, even after the wedding, are accessories! Buy your girls evening bags that match their dress. They’ll be able to use it for any other dressy occasion after the wedding is done. You can also buy their earrings if you want them to match or not!

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Most girls will probably want to pick their shoes, but when they have had enough of the heels there are going to want to change into something a bit more comfortable. Buy each of the girls a pair of sparkly Toms or Havaianas with Swarovski crystals on the straps. They will appreciate the gesture more than you know!

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