Thank them for standing by your side with a present emblazoned with their initials, zodiac constellation, or birth stone.
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On your wedding day, there are two words you won't be able to say enough: "Thank you." Expressing gratitude to the families who helped raise and shape you and your soon-to-be spouse is a big-day must. You'll quickly realize that it's just as important to say thanks to your bridesmaids as it is to your mom and dad. They've supported you in different—but just as meaningful—ways. These women have seen you through childhood, college, and beyond; they've been there through every low (and high!) life has ever thrown your way. They watched you fall in love and, perhaps most importantly, carried you through the wedding-planning process. It's easy to understand why thanking your attendants appropriately should be high up on your priority list.
Though no gift could ever express how you feel about your 'maids, giving them something to open on the morning of the wedding is a thoughtful gesture—one they'll certainly appreciate, especially if that gift goes beyond the generic. To help you find the perfect option, we went ahead and rounded up our favorite personalized bridesmaids' gifts that are available right now. From initial-embroidered wicker bags and birth stone necklaces to hand-painted leather clutches and constellation-adorned ceramic catch-all, there's something here that your best friends (and sisters!) are sure to love.
While all of the following gifts are customizable, we'd like to suggest one additional tip for making these presents as personal as they can be: Buy each 'maid something different. After all, the women in your life have different personalities and interests, meaning no one gift could ever fit all.
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If you know her go-to fragrance—and, therefore, whether she gravitates towards spicy, musky or floral, sweet aromas—create her very own bottle, note by note. With Waft, not only can you build a completely customized perfume, but you can also name the final product. Label the bottle with her nickname, an inside joke, or another fun phrase that speaks to your relationship.
Waft Custom Fragrance, from $95, waft.com.
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The best type of personalized bridesmaid gift? One she can use on the morning of the wedding—and beyond. Gift your attendants matching floral robes, emblazoned with their initials. Just make sure to snap a photo in your getups as you get ready ahead of the big day's festivities.
Mark & Graham Flutter Robe, $95 with monogram, markandgraham.com.
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Mini Summer Tote
Basket bags are a summer trend that's here to stay—so gift her a mini option that's perfect for weekend shopping excursions to the flower or farmer's market. We love this one for its wrapped handles, fluffy pom-poms, and embroidered initial work.
Kayu Mini St. Tropez Bag, $105, shop.kayudesign.com.
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Professional Enthusiast Tee
Is she a dog enthusiast? An avid reader? Both? Spell out her passions, hobbies, and interests on this fun tee, which can be personalized with just about anything she's into.
Of a Kind "Professional Enthusiast" Tee, from $29, ofakind.com.
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Birth Flower Necklace
We're all for a personalized initial necklace, but a piece of jewelry that speaks to another component of who she is makes for a gift that's a less expected. Consider these charm baubles, engraved with each month's birth flower, for example. They're dainty enough to blend in with the rest of her gold pieces, but special enough to stand out, however many chains she decides to layer.
A Box for My Treasure Birth Flower Necklace, from $58.81, etsy.com.
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Here's a simple, personal gift option that won't break the bank—which might be particularly helpful if you have a large bridal party. These woven initial keychains are the perfect gift, especially if you're getting married in the summertime (they feel subtly beachy!).
Anthropologie Wicker Monogram Keychain, $20, anthropologie.com.
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Consider her birth stone when shopping for your bridesmaids' gifts. We love this interpretation—the tiny gemstone is barely-there, which makes it the perfect layering piece.
Gorjana Power Birthstone Necklace, $70, gorjana.com.
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Constellation Jewelry Box
A ceramic jewelry box is a classic bridesmaid's gift. But a jewelry box customized with her zodiac sign's corresponding constellation? That extra touch goes a long way.
Urban Outfitters Zodiac Trinket Catch-All Dish, $18, urbanoutfitters.com.
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Travel Jewelry Bag
If your attendants are going the distance for your destination wedding, gift them something—ahead of the flight—that will help them keep their accessories safe and accounted for. This color-blocked bag is the ultimate option; be sure to finish off the present with a monogram, of course.
Parker Thatch Travel Jewelry Box in Natural Red and Thin Pink Stripe, $78, parkerthatch.com.
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Here's another bridesmaid gift that speaks to your destination wedding. This tried-and-true luggage company offers a hand-painted customization service—add her initials or spelled-out first name to a carry-on in her favorite color (there are a myriad to choose from, so chances are, her go-to shade is covered).
Away Personalized Carry-On, from $275, away.com.
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Know what's better than a stationery set with her name on it? A stationery set with her face on it. All you have to do is send along her photo with your card order and voilà—Rifle Paper Co. will create a personalized suite she'll absolutely love to use (you'll get a thank-you note written on one of them, guaranteed).
Rifle Paper Co. Custom Portrait Stationery, from $250, riflepaperco.com.
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Prepare her for all her upcoming trips with a travel accessory set—from luggage tags and passport sleeves to clip-on, easy-to-access card holders—personalized with her monogram.
Pottery Barn Leather Travel Accessories, from $20, potterybarn.com.
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Planning a tropical-themed wedding (or an event in paradise)? These palm-leaf printed sleep masks, which can be personalized with each 'maids name, nod to your nuptials, turning the gift into a big-day keepsake for your best friends.
Mark & Graham Palm Leaf Eye Mask, $29, markandgraham.com.
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Beyond its cover—which shows off her sign's accompanying symbol—these astrology notebooks are filled with daily prompts and fun horoscope facts.
Anthropologie Zodiac Daily Journal, $14, anthropologie.com.
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If you want to splurge on your best friends, gift them a leather clutch from a cool-girl designer brand. Mansur Gavriel's hand-painted monogramming service allows you to transform any of their products, from their ballet flats and bucket bags to these sweet half-moon clutches, into personal accessories they'll turn to every day.
Mansur Gavriel "Mini Moon" Clutch, from $225, mansurgavriel.com.
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These soap bars aren't just personal (how sweet are the floral-accented letters on each?)—they smell pretty, too, thanks to their citrus, verbena, and musk notes.
Anthropologie "Garden Stories" Monogram Bar Soap, $9, anthropologie.com.
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These modern hexagonal catch-alls—they're the perfect size for rings, earrings, and bracelets—look like mini nigh-sky scenes, complete zodiac star signs.
Urban Outfitters Zodiac Catch-All Dish, $8, urbanoutfitters.com.
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This iconic candle (there's a chance she has Le Labo's Santal 26 in fragrance form) now comes with a fun personalization opportunity: You can add a phrase, saying, or name (you have 23 characters, total!) to the label.
Le Labo "Santal 26" Candle, $75, lelabofragrances.com.
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The sky's the limit when it comes to customizing these hand-embroidered cashmere sweaters—but we're all for personalizing them with her favorite feminist manifesto.
Lingua Franca "The Future Is Female" Cashmere Sweater, $380, linguafranca.com.
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Customized Lunch Bag
Though these small, water-resistant market totes are the perfect size for lunches, they're also great for picnics, groceries, and more. The best part? You have three lines of text to work with on the personalization front.
Apolis Lunch bag, $48, store.apolisglobal.com.