It's understandable that some brides cringe when they hear the word bridesmaids gifts
. The thought of wasting valuable money on picture frames or a piece of cheap jewelry that will be thrown away in a drawer somewhere is heartbreaking. So instead of loathing the buying of a keepsake that you're unsure your bridesmaids will appreciate, why not give them something useful that you know they'll actually use? That's why practical bridesmaid gifts
are such a great idea, because you know it won't go to waste!
Sure, you can go ahead and chew your nails while trying to pick a gift from the many great ideas in the section. Or you can just keep on reading for Little Things' Top 5 favorite practical bridesmaids' gifts. Not only do we love them, but brides love them too!1. "Letís Do Lunch" Personalized Insulated Lunch Tote
Shown Above (LKA-29020NA) - A fairly new addition to our bridesmaids' gift collection, but certainly not something we're worried about not being popular! Nowadays women everywhere are bringing their own food to work in order to cut down on spending or to eat healthier. Whatever the reasoning, "brown bagging" can now be done in style with this adorable lunch tote. The houndstooth print is more than trendy, and the insulation on the inside ensures freshness for sandwich and snacks. Have it embroidered for only $5.00 extra!2. Personalized Leather Travel Mugs
(LCC-4019B-P) - Hey, we get it: stopping at a coffee shop, convenience store or cafe every morning for tea or coffee adds up. Now ladies are still able to get their daily caffeine fix for a much lower price with these travel mugs! Available in brown or pink and offered with free monogram initials of your choice, it's the perfect companion for any traveler. And just think of all the paper that isn't being wasted now!3. Personalized Aluminum Water Bottles
(LCC-375) - It's almost 2011 and people everywhere are trying to go green by reducing, reusing, recycling. You're doing just that by purchasing these water bottles for your bridesmaids. Large enough to hold 24 ounces of the beverage of choice, each of these are available in four different colors with free personalization. They're ideal for the gym, walks, or just traveling in general!4. Diamond Shaped Paperweight
(lws-7016) - Don't panic! It may look like a keepsake, but it really is useful! In this day and age there are many, many women who work at desks. Even if they don't, this paperweight is the perfect addition to any home or office to prevent important documents from flying away. Available in crystal clear, this mega carat can be engraved with up to three lines of text to make them as special as the bridesmaids you're giving them to. Engraving is an additional $10.00.5. Swarovski Ball Point Pen & Heart Strap Gift Set
(LWS-7058) - Whether at home or in the office, doesn't everyone have that one pen that they favor more than the others? Give this high quality pen to your bridesmaids and it's sure to become their new favorite. It's studded with Swarovski crytals and includes a heart strap that can be attached to prevent losing the pen. The strap could alternately be used as a cell phone strap. Engrave the heart for an additional $8.00.
Give a practical gift to your bridesmaids to save you the worry of wasting money. Whether a shot or drinking glass, a set of coasters or a unique plate set, practical bridesmaid gifts
are great ideas sure to be appreciated by all of the girls.
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