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25 gift ideas for your bridesmaids - how far are you willing to go?

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I have married off eleven friends in the last 3 years. Even though this means I have spent an ungodly amount of money on asoebi, it has also made me reflective and grateful for the friendships I have built over the years with these ladies.

You are marrying the love of your life, your partner for the rest of your life, but maybe a small part of it can be about your other ride-or-dies

They’ve been there for you. They’ve been at your birthdays, graduation, perhaps held your hand in the hospital. They’ve supported your dreams and shared theirs with you. You’ve laughed hard together, fought loudly, cried big ugly make-up and heartbreak tears. They’ve seen you with pre-weave cornrows, no makeup, and your hair wrapped in a scarf. They are your sisters, your cousins, your friends. Sometimes they are all three rolled into one. They are your mentors, support system, confidantes, cheerleaders, irritants.

They cracked up when you talked about the arrogant joker you met at the party that followed you around the place, all of you sure that he’d never stand a chance. They didn’t smirk when you gave an embarrassed smile and said a few days later that his big ears were actually kind of cute and you were going out with him on the first date... and the second…and the third… They sat with you when you cried about your first big fight with him…they went nuts with joy when he asked you to marry him and you said yes… and now they’ll help you down the aisle as you begin your new journey with him.

How far are you willing to go to appreciate these ladies. It might be one of the few chances to express your love and appreciation towards them. Here are a few gift ideas i’ve come up with. Nothing is too small

  1. Thank you cards    

2. Monogrammed items (Mug, Robe, towel, t-shirt, pyjama set, lingerie bag)

3. Phone case

4. Initialized necklace or ring


5. Earring Gift pack

6. Tote Bags

7. Picture frames


8. Headphones

9. Candles, wine, nailpolish, chocolate

`10. Pocket hair brush set, Mini Blow drier, Hair Straightener

11. Shades

12. Turbans/Pashmina/ scarfs

13. Personalized Fragrance

14. Soap set

15. Flats

16. Compact mirror

17. Spa Day (Voucher)

18. Leather Clutch

19. Customized earrings or pearl earrings

20. Bridesmaid's emergency kit

21.Personalized travel jewelry box

22. Sleeping eye mask

23. Lip Balm

24. Leather notebook / Journal


25. Portable phone charger


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