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Bridal Party Gifts as Special as the Bridesmaids Themselves

I have a great article to share with you today that has unique ideas for bridal party gifts. Whether you are looking for a gift to thank them for being a part of your wedding day or a special gift for the holidays - here are 3 unique approaches to finding the perfect gift for your bridesmaids.


3 Unique Ways to Find the Perfect Gifts for your Bridesmaids
Standing up for a friend or relative at her wedding is an honor, but let's be honest, the bridal party gifts are also part of the fun. Take a unique approach to gifts for your bridesmaids. A purse or a trinket box are traditional go-to's but don't necessarily reflect the relationship you have with each member of your bridal party. Step outside the flower-lined aisle and give your girls a gift that will make them smile and think of you every time they use it.

1. Individualize

Just because your attendants are all wearing the same gown or same color doesn't mean they'll all like the same gift. Pick an overall theme and give each person a version of it that speaks to them.

Buy each bridesmaid a charm bracelet and adorn it with a wedding-related bauble and an ornament that represents them specifically. For example, a heart charm will remind each lady of you, while a dog charm for your pet enthusiast friend shows her you know where her heart lies.

Give each woman a bottle of her favorite wine or cocktail ingredient with matching glassware. Put a cosmopolitan mix or bottle of vodka in a bag with martini glasses and a fun cocktail recipe book. Or pair a bottle of wine with glasses and stemware charms.

2. Personalize

How about cashmere scarfs and pashmina wraps you can embroider with each bridesmaid's name or initials? Match the wraps to the color of their dresses if your wedding day might be chilly. Or get each girl her favorite color to wear the other 364 days of the year.

Pamper your attendants with a spa bag embroidered with their names. Fill the bag with massage oils, scented candles and body lotions. Match eye masks, moisturizing gloves and socks to the color of the bag. Oprah suggests including makeup and perfume samples, as well as other great 'freebie' gifts you may have received during your holiday shopping at department stores like Macy's. Make the at-home spa experience even more indulgent with a loofah and a CD of relaxing music.

3. Reminisce

If your bridal party members have been in your life for a long time, give a gift that celebrates your lasting bond.

Consider a heart-stamped, U.S. state pendant for each bridesmaid. If everyone hails from the same place, the matching state charms will evoke a sense of history. If each woman is from a different area, the variety of states will tell the story of your journey and the friendships you made along the way.

Buy photo albums or scrapbooks at your local craft store and create a memory book for each bridesmaid with mementos of the good times you've shared. Recount the memories each photo brings to mind with a caption beside it. Use images from the Internet of favorite movies, bands or hairstyles from times past for added history. Fill the album up or leave blank pages for each bridesmaid to add to as your shared memories continue.

No matter the gift you choose, make it unique with a modern-day "mix-tape" of songs on CD that mean something to you and each of your bridesmaids. Create your own liner notes and give the story behind each tune.

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Mojuba Wedding Bags

update on February 3rd, 2009: Jackie's Wedding Gift to you - thru February 28th, you can receive $50 off the price of each bag with complimentary ground shipping. The promotional code is: "brenda".

I recently received the most beautiful wedding day survival kit. It's called a Mojuba Wedding Bag and was created by event planner Jackie James.
The Bride and Groom Mojuba are luxurious wedding day survival bags (priced at $275 each) that are filled with everything you could possibly need for any mishaps on the wedding day. You can truly see the thought Jackie has put into this unique venture when you open the bag and see all the items. This is by no means a typical survival kit. The ultra portable bags come in a lovely keepsake box that can easily be used for storing romantic keepsakes in after your special day.

A little bit about the word "Mojuba" from the web site:

Jackie discovered that the word "Mojuba" in some South African cultures refers to a bag of magical items that bring joy and happiness. Also inside each Mojuba bag (both brides and grooms) is a little something extra from Jackie. The item is usually handcrafted and discovered during her travels - making the items distinct and ever-changing.

What I personally love about the Mojuba bags is they can easily be used after the wedding. The bride's bag (available in either ivory or black patent) can be used as a travel kit for the honeymoon and future trips. The groom's bag (available with either lime green or tangerine lining) can easily be converted into a briefcase for work.
The Mojuba bags can be purchased online at

update on February 3rd, 2009: Jackie's Wedding Gift to you - thru February 28th, you can receive $50 off the price of each bag with complimentary ground shipping. The promotional code is: "brenda".