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DIY Bridesmaid Gifts

DIY bridesmaid gifts are a great way to personalize and really share how much you care. Don't waste money on generic bridesmaid gifts! With a little thought and creativity you can come up with something unique and personal that they'll be thrilled to receive.

The most fun (and extravagant) bridesmaid gift that I ever received was being taken to the spa. All of us went together for a day of massage and pampering. (This is also a great idea for the start of a bachelorette party day, where everybody chips in of course!) If you are like most of us and don't have that kind of cash for bridemaid gifts, other pampering gifts are just as great. Fancy soaps, lotions and other skin care products are great choices. If you are a "do it yourselfer" like me, and want to save money, there are hundreds of things you can do!

Homemade DIY Bridesmaid Gifts:

Freezer Paper Stenciled Shirts & Totes
Hip gifts that are easy to make...freezer paper stencils can be used on totes, shirts or any fabric. Decorate and customize these gifts that are sure to be loved forever. I promise you'll get addicted to this craft!

Bath Scrub Bridesmaid Gifts
Instructions on creating your own bath scrub, a great bridesmaid gift or a great thing to make for yourself! Cheap too!

Cheap (yet heartfelt) Bridesmaid Gift Idea
Idea for a cheap yet still heartfelt bridesmaid gift idea using soap...and your words.

Creative & Simple Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
Guest author, Melanie Farkas lists a whole slew of great ideas for the creative types...and for those of you with zero time! Great unique ideas.

It is the thought that counts, and bridesmaid gifts are no exception. It doesn't matter how much or how little you spend on them as long as the gift is thoughtful and meaningful. There are many unique things to choose from and you can certainly give something homemade. You chose these girls to be in your wedding for a reason - they are people you care about and they care about you too. Presents to them are a special way to say thanks to for being part of your day. It is also a unique token of your past and continuing friendship.

DIY bridesmaid gifts
There are so many options when it comes to choosing unique bridesmaid gifts and only you know your friends the best. Most people give the same gift for each bridesmaid, but you don't have to do it this way-although it is easier! If you do go with different gifts, make sure that they are all in the same price range.

Engraved items are often a way to personalize unique bridesmaid gifts and what you chose to say can be different on each one. Engrave their names, a quote about friendship or some word or phrase that has special meaning for just the two of you. Make a reference to an inside joke-those types of things will be cherished. Try to resist the urge to engrave your name and your groom's name on their gifts. That is a keepsake that would be meaningful to you, not to your bridesmaids. The gift to your bridesmaids is about you and them - not you and your groom.

Virtually anything can be engraved these days at your local engraving shop if you chose something very unique. Of course, there are many of sites online that have a wide selection of items they'll engrave for you. Silver mirror compacts, champagne glasses, jewelry, glass vases, pens, jewelry boxes and so much more to choose from!

Other more homemade oriented and certainly unique bridesmaid gift ideas are giving a photo of the two of you in a frame. How about making a photo scrapbook of your friendship and include stories of your most cherished memories with her? Was she a childhood friend that you memorized Grease with? Give her Grease memorabilia! Is she someone you always went out to bars with and drank martinis? Give her a martini shaker! There is no reason you need to stick to the traditional gifts if it doesn't fit with you and your friends. Find something that feels right to you. Hey, if they hate it...they are your best friends and they'll love you anyway.

It's your wedding, do it the way you want!

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