11 Bridesmaid Gifts They’ll Actually Use (And Love)

It’s customary to do something lovely to thank your bridesmaids. They have helped (or most likely will help) you choose a dress, plan your bachelorette, calm you when your MIL is making you crazy, manage the loo with your dress on, and so much more. Short of paying for everyone’s dress—seriously, though, they will love you for it if you do—what can you get them as a token of thanks? Keep this in mind: Make it useful. Buy them something they’ll use again, on the wedding day and beyond. And no, a monogrammed flask isn’t really useful unless you have a seriously hard-drinking group, and that rhinestone-studded “Team Bride” robe will never be worn again. Instead, go for a classic clutch they carry day-of and then slip in their handbag going forward; a bottle of the nail polish color you want them to wear on the wedding day; or if you want them to sport matching shoes, foot the bill for the pair (think: a prep-classic pair of Jack Rogers—bonus points if you add a monogram).