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23 Fabulous Gift Ideas For Your Bridesmaids (Or Your Best Girl Friends)

Gifts, after all, should never be dull.
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It takes a trustworthy pack of women to help a bride get through her wedding preparations and through the nerves of walking down the aisle, which is why bridesmaids should be shown gratitude for accepting their roles. Here are some presents any member of the female entourage is sure to appreciate:

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1. Lipstick

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She may have a lipstick in every shade but the signature velvety smoothness of the Rouge G de Guerlain housed in a compact lipstick case that comes with a mirror is sure to delight any beauty lover. One of its greatest draws is the customizable flap, which can come with various patterns, colors, and materials. It’s a gift she’ll never wish to part with.

Guerlain, Rustan’s Makati, 813.3739

2. Charm Bracelet


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These charm bracelets are your way of showing her that you’ve graduated from the handmade friendship bracelets of your childhood to a more stylish accessory to mark your decades-long relationship. These baubles should also serve as stunning reminders of the celebrations during your big day.

Pandora charm bracelet, Greenbelt 5, 239.9766.

3. Earrings


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As wedding accessories should remain subtle, go with simple yet elegant designs. A contemporary style with a touch of the classics should do the trick.

Tiffany Hardwear Bead Double Drop Earring, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.

4. Scented Soaps

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Pamper your bridesmaid with a sweet-smelling set of bath soaps that will gently cleanse and clear the skin. She may not have time to pamper herself with all the preparations for your big day, so this will be a nice treat.

Jo Malone London bath soaps, Greenbelt 5, 729.9491.

5. Skincare Kit


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Every woman needs this kit in her life. Inside, Aesop’s bestselling Resurrection Aromatique hand balm, hand wash, and the Geranium leaf body cleanser and balm. It’s the ideal getaway kit. You will likely be tempted to get one for yourself.

Aesop Sway Kit, $115, Aesop.com

6. A Collectible Coffee Table Book


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The Audrey Hepburn Treasures: Pictures and Mementos From a Life of Style and Purpose is a rare tome about the style icon, containing actual-size replicas of Hepburn's favorite things packaged in each chapter opener. These include personal letters, photographs, a copy of her UNICEF passport, her drawings, scripts, playbills, and more. 

To order from National Book Store or $49.95 at Barnes & Noble.

7. Spa Trip


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Admit that during the pre-wedding preps, you need to take a breather. Treat yourself and your bridesmaids to an intimate spa day to de-stress.

Willow Stream Spa, Raffles Makati, 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati, 795.1822.

8. Fragrance


Since bridesmaids wear matching dresses, why not wear matching fragrances? The sensual scents of ginger and tuberose are some that women can easily appreciate.

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Twilly d’Hermès, Greenbelt 3, 757.8910.

9. Picture Frame


A true friend takes pride in sentimental treasures. A small and simple photograph of you and your bridesmaid in an elegant frame will surely make her smile.

Kate Spade New York Garden Drive Hinged Pocket Frame, Central Square Mall, Bonifacio High Street

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10. Coffee Machine

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It’s important to keep your bridesmaids happy and alert—and as adults, we all know a cup of coffee solves everything. A Nespresso coffee machine is the gift that keeps on giving in this case, and will make a fine supplement on any breakfast nook or counter.

Nespresso Essenza Mini, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, 477.7870

11. Champagne Bucket and Set


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Here's a bridesmaid present you and your friends will toast to. The decadent metals are for more than pre-wedding and bridal shower use. They will give your bridesmaids a stylish edge to elevate their home bars.

Crate & Barrel Orb-Wine Champagne Bucket, SM Makati, 834.2780.

More: 5 Rules for Creating a Great Wedding Registry

12. Fitness Accessory

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In an act of solidarity, have your bridesmaids join you in your fitness journey before the wedding day. It doesn’t hurt that this Fitbit marries both style and utility.

Fitbit Inspire HR, Fitbit.com/ph

13. Beauty Case


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With the number of beauty products women keep, it’s almost impossible to keep them in check. This where a trusty organizer comes in. Make sure you choose one that’s reliable and sturdy.

Rimowa Topas Titanium Beauty Case, Adora, Greenbelt 5, 0917.557.7405.

14. Nail Lacquer


A perfectly painted set of nails readily complements the bouquet it holds. Gift your bridesmaids with a set of neutral-colored nail polish to last them through the day and night.

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Chanel Le Vernis Longwear nail color, Rustan’s Beauty Source, Rustan’s Makati, 813.3739.

15. Driving Shoes


Driving shoes are a safe bet when it comes to presenting anyone with footwear. These everyday staples put comfort first, which no man or woman can resist.

TOD’S Gommino shoes, Greenbelt 4, 757.6292.

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16. Robe


What would a bridesmaid’s gift guide be without that classic satin robe? However, do not hesitate to break from tradition and choose a more daring design. And perhaps even have it personalized as you see fit.

Natori Feathers, Satin Solid Wrap, Rustan’s Makati, 813.3739.

17. Home Fragrance

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Present a gift that satisfies both the olfactory and visual senses by choosing a well-designed home diffuser with an iconic scent.

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Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser, Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, 243.1685

18. Sunglasses


Treat your bridesmaids to an unashamedly flamboyant pair of shades. 

Miu Miu Noir Evolution model MU05SS, Eye Society, Adora, Greenbelt 5,  0917.557.7405.

19. Beauty Palette 

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Opt for a no-fuss all-around palette that includes all the essential neutrals with materials suitable for any skin type. You want your bridesmaids looking their absolute best on your big day. 

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Tom Ford Beauty Eye Quad in Golden Mink, Adora, Greenbelt 5, 0917.557.7405

20. Macarons


Do snacks count as gifts? They certainly do, especially when they're as eye-catching and vibrant as a box of macarons.

Laduree Pink Napoleon Gift Box of 12, 8 Rockwell Center, Hidalgo Drive, Makati, 0917.579.5447.

21. Customized Gift Boxes

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If pre-wedding preps have taken up all of your energy, then there are, thankfully, stores that provide gift boxes that contain an array of goodies neatly packed and ready to distribute. Brands such as Grateful Gifts and Las Arca will only require a feel of what their clients want and from then on, their experts will take care of the rest.

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22. Serving Platter

A universal gift idea that any homeowner and seasoned host would appreciate is a set of chic serving platters. Cheese boards, trays, or cake holders will make a lovely and useful addition to any kitchen. The treats that will be served on these wares are a (welcome) option.

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23. Personalized Stationery 

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A stationery set with its recipient’s name is a thoughtful present that bridesmaids of any age will adore. Everything, from the envelope linings down to the type of paper, can be selected to suit the receiver’s personality. 

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More: Rules on Making Classy Wedding Invitations

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