Choosing gifts for your bridesmaids

Choosing gifts for your bridesmaids
Find the perfect gifts for your bridesmaids. Gowns by Little Bevan; image by Roberta Facchini

Stuck for ideas for gifts for your bridesmaids? Here are six of our favourite picks to please your young and adult support crew. Best of all, these gifts can be customised to create a unique memento of your wedding celebration

Giving gifts to your bridesmaids and flowergirls is a wedding tradition, but what to buy that feels significant? Our suggestion is to opt for something your team can wear or carry on the day, making it memorable for that reason alone. Here are some of our favourite picks to ensure the gift feels personal to your wedding day.

1. Living dolls – Little Bevan

These gorgeous handmade dolls by Little Bevan can be dressed to match your flowergirl outfits

If you only have tiny flowergirls, then our pick is definitely the beautiful handmade dolls that are created by bespoke bridesmaid designer Little Bevan. They are knitted and then dressed in the same organza as the gorgeous made-to-order gowns created by Little Bevan. The dolls can even be personalised when it comes to hair colour and sash and cost £32 each. littlebevan.co.uk

2. Charm offensive – LL Loves

LL Loves’ charm bracelets are a great choice if you have a large crew of bridesmaids of all ages

If you have a large crew of bridesmaids of ages from junior to adult, then budgets can be an issue and that makes LL Loves’ bracelets a good choice. Alongside the main collection, there’s now a Little LL Loves collection, so the entire team can wear the same design. You can add charms, initials or a monogram to personalise the gift and prices start at £20 for children and £25 for adults. llloves.co.uk

3. All in the bag – Pop & Suki

Pop & Suki’s camera bags can not only be personalised, but also are surprisingly capacious so your bridesmaids can carry your stuff. Image: Samuel Douek

Cool US brand Pop & Suki has nailed the ‘what to buy the bridesmaids?’ dilemma with its smart camera bags. They look diminutive, but hold an awful lot of stuff – which is good news if you want your support crew to hold on to your wedding-day essentials. The bags come in a range of great colours and can be personalised with a printed name or motif on the base. There are also all sorts of add-ons, from thicker straps (as shown) to tassels and charms. From £143 each, with flat rate shipping of $10 (around £7.50). If you’re ordering a fair few bags, drop the team a line to find out about the bulk order rate. popandsuki.com

4. Top dressing – Team Glam

Team Glam’s hair accessories are made to order and can be customised

The new Team Glam hair accessories range is a great way to ensure your bridesmaids all look the part, and will have a keepsake they can wear again. The range includes lovely hair pins such as the Natalia above (£30), featuring Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls. Each piece is made to order, with a lead time of around six weeks, and with lots of customisation options. teamglam.com

5. Silver stars – Giovanni Raspini

Giovanni Raspini is a great place for bridesmaids’ gifts, with gorgeous silver keepsakes in a wide range of price points

We think Giovanni Raspini is a go-to name if you’re searching for gifts for bridesmaids of all ages – the quality of workmanship is lovely and its store on South Molton Street is a treasure-house of covetable objects large and small. This butterfly boule ring (£170) is great for a special bridesmaid, but you’ll also find smaller items that are perfect for little ones, including a huge selection of silver charms (from £35). These can be bought individually or used to dress a silver chain or bracelet. giovanniraspini.com

6. If the shoe fits – Aruna Seth slippers

Delectable Aruna Seth butterfly slippers now come in sizes from baby up to adult

If you really want to go for broke, then we love Aruna Seth’s signature butterfly silk slippers. Again, you can now pick designs for both children and adults – of course your grown-up crew will live in them after the wedding, but the children’s slippers can be kept as a beautiful keepsake even when they grow out of them. Baby shoes cost from £175; children’s from £265. Expect to pay from £445 for adult ballerina slippers. arunaseth.com

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