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Thoughtful and unusual bridesmaid gift ideas

Say thank you to your bridesmaids for being your right hand women in the most thoughtful way possible with these unique bridesmaid gift ideas.

Searching for unusual bridesmaid gifts that are as unique as your girls are? We’ve got your gifting all wrapped up with our expert guide to thoughtful and unusual presents that are guaranteed to impress even the fussiest of ‘maids.

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Chances are your girls have spent months agonising over wedding bouquets with you and helping you stick to your wedding workout plan and so they’ll be more than deserving of a thoughtful ‘thank you’ gift as the big day itself approaches.

Whether you’re planning to present them with something they can make use of at the hen party or deliver an emotional surprise on the wedding morning, your girls are guaranteed to be touched that you took the time to hand-pick something special just for them during such a busy period.

With that said, there are so many decisions to make when it comes to your big day and gifting can often feel like an extra choice that you simply don’t have time to make. From getting wedding dress choice whiteout to deciding whether or not you should have a free bar, we wouldn’t be surprised if you’re suffering from a serious case of decision fatigue – but don’t panic!

That’s where we come in; we’ve gleaned ideas from real brides and searched the shops for interesting and unusual bridesmaid gifts that your bride tribe will love. After all we know just how much your girls mean to you and how important it is to say ‘thank you’ in the most personal way possible.

From quirky cuffs to unique pieces of jewellery that can be treasured forever and bright and bold stationery, every one of your ‘maids is covered with these unique gifts. Grab your wedding budget spreadsheet, you’re going to want to factor in these unique and adorable little beauties!

Matthew Williamson candles

We’ve long been obsessed with Matthew Williamson’s bold and beautiful designs, and these gorgeous candles, £49 each, are no exception. They launched in September 2018 and come in so many gorgeous colours there’s one to suit each and every one of your bridal party.

Personalised bridesmaid gift hamper

If you’ve got time to put one together, a personalised thank you hamper is the most thoughtful gift – fill it with photos of the two of you, pampering treats and anything else you know she loves.

Helix Hoops, Jessie Harris

We love this quirky twist on a classic hoop from Jessie Harris. They will look amazing on any bridesmaid and you can buy them in either 18ct yellow gold plated sterling silver or sterling silver, from £140.

Tiffany XO pendant necklace

They say good things come in a little blue box and who wouldn’t fall head over heels for this Love & Kisses pendant, £165, from Tiffany?

Letter hair slide, Lelet NY, Net-A-Porter

How chic is this gold-plated hair slide, £60, from Net-A-Porter? If your ‘maids wear this on your wedding day, they’ll all have a personalised touch to their ensembles.

Rose Provence Candle, Floral Street

We love Floral Street’s fragrances, so were overjoyed to learn that the brand offers home fragrances too.  This Rose Provence candle, £28, is the perfect choice if your bridesmaids are carrying rose bouquets, as it’ll remind them of the big day every time they light it.

Bangle flask

Have you ever seen anything so ingenious as this bangle hip flask, £65, by David-Louis Design at Notonthehighstreet? It’s the perfect way to keep your drink with you, inconspicuously AND it can be engraved with a name, so there’s no muddling them up.

Pantone mug, nunido

This lovely Pantone mug, £15, from Nunido, comes in so many different colours you can buy them to match your bridesmaid’s dresses, or select their favourite colour for a truly thoughtful present.

BURLEIGH'S PINK LIMITED EDITION GIN LONDON DRY 70CL

Keep the party going long after your wedding day with Burleigh’s Pink limited edition gin, £42.95, The Whisky Exchange.

Ziggy round pendant charm, Monica Vinder

This cute and quirky personalised round pendant, from £55, by Monica Vinader, can be engraved with your own message or picture. We love this emoji engraving, but you can go for something more heartfelt like the date of your wedding, their initials or anything else your heart desires.

Prosecco tea towel, Pengelly

Yeah, yeah blame it on the fizz! Luxury large tea towel, 100% cotton  printed in pretty pantone pink would make a great hen do gift! £8 at Pengelly.

Themed pendants, Astra Jewellery

For a unique and charming bridesmaids gift that your best girls will wear again and again, Astra Jewellery are your one-stop shop. Beautiful themed pendants for every occasion are what we’d go for, as you can get each bridesmaid a different style to match their individual personality and look. Pendants not their thing? Earrings, bangles and rings are fabulous alternatives that they’ll treasure forever.

White Nectarine and Pear candle, Grace Cole

Treat your bridesmaid to a beautifully scented candle, courtesy of Grace Cole; it’s the perfect gift for them to unwind with after all of the wedding mayhem. We love them all but the white nectarine and pear fragrance is our absolute favourite.

Pineapple earrings, Jewlr

How fun are these Jewlr pineapple earrings? As well as being super cute and bang on trend for the tropical style that’s so hot right now, they’re also customisable, so you can design them to suit your maids perfectly. Chose different metals and stones to make their ideal earring set – we love this opal pair, but they also come with all the genuine birth stones, and cubic zirconia stones too, if you budget doesn’t stretch so far.

Wishbone Good Karma Ring, Daisy London

Daisy London’s collection of Good Karma rings are available in 14 different spiritual symbols, from peace signs to lotus flowers. Our personal favourite is this wishbone design, but with so many to choose from, you can pick one to suit your bridesmaids’ individual styles.

Bridesmaid gift ideas - a red notebook with zebra illustrations on the cover

Hands up if you’re a notebook addict! There’s nothing nicer than starting a brand new, shiny notebook or stationery set and recording all of your plans, wishes and adventures and we’ve fallen head over heels for these Sara Miller London tropical prints.

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In need of gifting inspiration for your mum or mum-in-law to be? We’ve got you covered.