1. Tote Bag
The trend of meticulous embroidery is undoubtedly here to stay. Aranaz,
Aranaz Blue Flamingo Tote, P6,300, aranaz.ph.
2. Charm Bracelet
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.
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. Pamper Kit
Pamper your bridesmaid with this sweet-smelling set of Pomegranate Noir in three different forms: a body and hand wash, body crème, and cologne. 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 Pomegranate Noir Collection, Greenbelt 5, 729.9491.
5. Skincare Kit
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
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.
7. Spa Trip
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.
Since bridesmaids wear matching dresses, why not wear matching fragrances? The sensual scents of ginger and tuberose are some that women can easily appreciate.
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
10. Coffee Brewer
It’s important to keep your bridesmaids happy and alert—and as adults, we all know a cup of coffee solves everything. This particular set by Japanese brand Kinto also doubles as a sleek accessory to grace the counter.
Kinto Slow Coffee Style Brewer Stand Set, $188, Ahalife.com
11. Champagne Bucket and Set
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.
12. Fitness Accessory
In an act of solidarity, have your bridesmaids join you
Fitbit Flex 2 Accessory Bangle, Fitbit.com/ph
13. Beauty Case
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.
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.
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
Present a gift that satisfies both the olfactory and visual senses by choosing incense sticks with a well-designed holder.
Gucci Home stag beetle support and incense sticks, Greenbelt 4, 757.6291.
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
Opt for a no-fuss all-around palette that includes all the essential neutrals with materials suitable for any skin type, such as this all-in-one set from Jane Iredale.
Jane Iredale Pure & Simple makeup kit, Rustan's Makati, 813.3739.
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.