Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone in Your Wedding Party
Every holiday season, it's the same story: There are so many people you're planning to give gifts to, but there's so little time to buy presents! Don't start freaking out just yet. Before you embark on your shopping spree, consult our ultimate gift guide. This list is filled with fresh, creative finds, so that you can devote more energy to wedding planning or to enjoying this special time of year.
Whether you're newly-engaged, about to tie the knot, or recently married, the members of your wedding party deserve something special this holiday season. Show your appreciation for all that they've done and honor the important roles that they have or had in your big day. Thoughtful, meaningful, and unique gifts are a great way to demonstrate your gratitude.
To help you give the perfect presents, our editors handpicked goodies for every member of your wedding party. There are ideas for your besties, a.k.a. your bridesmaids and groomsmen. There's also inspiration for your flower girl and ring bearer, because the littlest attendants deserve some love, too. Our comprehensive list even includes gifts for your in-laws, who can be extra tricky to shop for. And if you're buying for your spouse or fiancé(e), or you're a guest shopping for the bride and groom, we've got recommendations for you, too.
Click through for tons of great suggestions for this holiday season. Bonus: Many of these gift ideas also make great wedding-party presents for the big day itself. Happy shopping!
For the Bride: Newlywed Cookbook
Cooking and sharing meals together is important for any couple, and with this cookbook from the editors of Martha Stewart, a couple will eat especially well during their first year of marriage. Gift this handy book to a new bride so that she can plan a romantic dinner for two or the full week's meals with ease.
"Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen" Cookbook, $26.96, amazon.com
For the Bride: Perfume
This warm and spicy black cherry-forward scent smells as good as it looks.
Tom Ford "Lost Cherry" Perfume, $320, sephora.com
For the Bride: Initial Necklace
For the Groom: Cologne
You can't resist him already, but add a scintillating scent to the mix and it's even harder. This cologne was inspired by charred shaving tonics saved from a fire in an old barber shop.
D.S. & Durga "Burning Barbershop" Cologne, $224.95, oldfaithfulshop.com
For the Groom: Stainless Steel Flask
Help him phase out the plastic in his life with this stylish stainless steel flask. If you supply him with his favorite liquor to pour inside, he'll be set.
One Kings Lane Stainless-Steel "Bevel" Flask, $26, onekingslane.com
For the Groom: Speaker Table
What looks like a retro table actually doubles as a speaker. Sounds cool to us! He can plug in and jam out.
Victrola "Bluetooth Speaker Table," $230, urbanoutfitters.com
For Your Maid of Honor: Leather Scrunchie
This leather scrunchie's intended use may be for holding her ponytail in place, but we don't blame her if she wants to keep it front-and-center on her wrist.
Veda Leather Scrunchie, $28, thereformation.com
For Your Maid of Honor: Jade Roller
Who doesn't need a little pick-me-up this time of year? This jade roller will have her putting her best face forward in no time, since using the tool helps improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage.
Shiffa Jade Roller, $63, shop.nordstrom.com
For Your Maid of Honor: Gold Signet Ring
For Your Bridesmaids: Astrological Candle
Celebrate her star sign with one of four candles. The assorted scents are intended to remind her of her best qualities—although you already know what those are.
Nova Astrological Candle, $65, hello-nova.com
For Your Bridesmaids: Weekend Bag
We love when a gift is not only useful but also pretty. Case in point, this washed canvas weekend bag in a lovely shade of pink. Stash shoes or dirty laundry in the bottom compartment to keep everything else clean up top.
Lo & Sons "Catalina Deluxe" Canvas Weekender Bag in "Rose," $128, loandsons.com
For Your Bridesmaids: Cute Tray
Seal your gift with a kiss, kind of. This ceramic lip-shaped dish (accented with a gold stud in the middle) is an adorable catchall.
Lux Eros "Kiss Tray" in Vanilla, $35, lux-eros.com
For Your Groomsmen: Shaving Kit
Help him get the shave he deserves with this starter kit. It's an old-school approach for the modern man.
The Art of Shaving Unscented Starter Kit, $30, theartofshaving.com
For Your Groomsmen: Portable Speaker
It's time he pulls the plug—by going cordless with this super small portable speaker. He can even take his favorite podcasts and playlists on the go thanks to the waterproof case and handy strap.
Bose "SoundLink Micro Bluetooth" Speaker, $99.95, bose.com
For Your Groomsmen: Personalized Tie Bars
For Your Mom: Picture Frame
This deep picture frame with a linen mat is perfect for showcasing memories from your wedding day. Whether for your mother or mother-in-law, order a print of the two of you to include as a personal touch.
Martha Stewart Collection Shadowbox Linen Frame, $86, macys.com
For Your Mom: Organic Cotton Blanket
As a kid you made mom countless gifts—with construction paper, paint, and all sorts of materials found around the house. Now that you're an adult, consider giving her this handmade blanket—hand-loomed in Turkey using organic cotton threads. Even though you didn't craft it yourself, she'll still appreciate the artistry.
Weft End "The Seaforth" Blanket, $247.78, weftend.com
For Your Mom: Floral Coffee Table Book
The only thing better than an arrangement of fresh blooms on her coffee table? This book about growing, gathering, and enjoying flowers from Martha Stewart herself. Mom can turn the pages for beautiful images and helpful tips.
Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey "Martha's Flowers," $46.39, penguinrandomhouse.com
For Your Dad: Cocktail Kit
He's an old fashioned guy, and now he can easily make Old Fashioneds when entertaining thanks to this handy kit with all the fixin's.
Teak and Twine "The Old Fashioned" Box, $142, teakandtwine.com
For Your Dad: Sports History Book
Your dad or father-in-law can dive in to the history of his beloved football team through reprinted articles from the New York Times. Not a pigskin fanatic? There's a slew of other personalized options, including basketball, hockey, and non-sports like aviation, space, and even The Beatles.
New York Times Football History Book, $80, store.nytimes.com
For Your Dad: Destination-Inspired Tie
The Tie Bar and Destination Hotels partnered up on a collection of ties inspired by six properties across the country. Book a family trip and then pick up one of the accessories (this one's from Cliff House Maine) as a memento of your time together. The neckwear is only available at the locations—L'Auberge del Mar, Terranea Resort, the Carolina Inn, Woodmark Hotel & Spa, Cliff House Maine, and Manor Vail Lodge—but we bet he could use a vacation.
The Tie Bar x Destination Hotels Capsule Collection, starting at $8, thetiebar.com
For Your Flower Girl: Women in Black History Book
This children's book highlights nearly four dozen trailblazing women who paved the way for today's girls and generations to come.
Vashti Harrison "Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History" Book, $11.89, amazon.com
For Your Flower Girl: Rideable Unicorn
Since you can't buy her an actual pony and you won't tell her unicorns aren't real, get her the next best thing to ride on: a mechanical unicorn.
PonyCycle Unicorn Mechanical Ride-On, $219, amazon.com
For Your Flower Girl: Sticker Book
Check out this new spin on a classic coloring book which allows little ones to create art using only stickers. No markers or crayons needed!
"Paint By Sticker: Kids" Book, $7.96, target.com
For Your Ring Bearer: Dinosaur Hat and Mittens
Little boys—from babies to 4-year-olds—will look adorable in this fleece-lined dinosaur hat and matching mittens.
Boden Dinosaur Hat and Mittens Set, $45, bodenusa.com
For Your Ring Bearer: Toy Fishing Set
Teach a boy to fish and he'll have a hobby for life. Start him off with this wooden rod and multicolor cotton catches.
Little Miss Workbench Inc "Catch Kids" Toy Fishing Rod and Reel, $50, onekingslane.com
For Your Ring Bearer: Wooden Town Play Set
He can map out a town with this wooden play set complete with a variety of buildings, trees, and even traffic lights.
Kukkai Wooden Town Play Set, $47, garmentory.com