The Go-to Guide for Wedding Gift Ideas – From Bridesmaids Gifts to Vendor Gifts
Q: Who should be included on my wedding gift list?
A: Gift giving is an extension of Southern hospitality. It’s a nice touch to leave a welcome bag with some local and personal touches for each guest who is traveling from out of town. Next up, etiquette calls for a gift to each wedding party member. They have, after all, gone above and beyond for your wedding. Show your parents that you appreciate all they’ve done to help you with your wedding. We also love the idea of thanking your wedding vendors for all they’ve done with a gift and a tip for service vendors. Of course, a gift exchange between you and your partner is also a tradition. Discuss this as a pair and decide if you’d like to do this (or if a love letter will suffice).
Keep scrolling for 30 wedding gift ideas that your loved ones will appreciate and enjoy!
Wedding Gift Ideas
Welcome Bag: Order a custom tote bag with your wedding date on it or visit your local paper store for cute wedding gift bags and fill them with snacks, candy, water, a small bottle of bubbly, tiny toiletries and a printed weekend agenda of events. Bonus points if you add a touch of local flavor to your welcome bag, like coffee or chocolate from Small Batch Gallery + Goods.
For Bridesmaids: Your besties are going to be exhausted from all the wedding fun – so give them a luxury set of pajamas or a silky bathrobe from Poppy & Co.! The key to bridesmaids gifts is self-care products. Go for candles, monogrammed tumblers, or even a sparkly set of earrings to wear on the big day. In this day and age – handmade face masks are not off the table!
For Groomsmen: Give your bestfriends something classy or hilarious. Why not both? Consider giving your groomsmen personalized whiskey glasses, flasks, funky socks, or a handsome tie or bow tie to wear on the big day.
For Parents: Show your parents that you appreciate all they’ve done to help you with your wedding. Consider these gift options: custom framed wedding day photos, local wine subscription, personalized cutting board, a gift card to their favorite restaurant, tickets to their favorite theatre, or a weekend retreat to a cozy bed and breakfast! Check out Small Batch Gallery + Goods for curated gift boxes filled with local goodies.
For Vendors: When it comes to thanking your wedding vendors, a little goes a long way. Number one, write them a thank you note. Number two, leave them a tip. Anything else is going above and beyond! Write them a positive review online, recommend them to other engaged couples, or send them a small gift such as a bottle of wine or a candle.
For Your Partner: First, discuss with your fiance and decide if you want to participate in this gift exchange. If no, exchange love letters before the ceremony. If yes, exchange love letters along with a thoughtful gift. You know your partner best – this could be a new watch, sentimental perfume or an inside joke hand stitched on a pillow!
For the Newlyweds: Check out the couple’s wedding gift registry – this is a no brainer. Start with selecting something the couple has expressed that they need, then make your gift more personalized. For example, gift the newlyweds with that set of towels you know they need then embellish with handmade soap and a shower bluetooth speaker. The last thing you want to do is buy them a third, unwanted crockpot …