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How Much Does a Bridesmaid Gift Cost?

 
 average costRange: $20-$150 
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  Typical costs:
  • A basic bridesmaid gift -- for example, a book or DVD, a box of truffles, a French press, or an engraved picture frame with photo -- costs $20 to $50.
  • A typical bridesmaid gift --designer earrings or a simple gold necklace, a pair of silk pajamas or a robe or an iPod Shuffle -- costs $50 to $100.
  • A spa gift certificate a wine-of-the-month club, a large gourmet gift basket, or a cooking class or hot air balloon ride -- costs $100 to $150 and up.
  • For more ideas, Gifts.com offers top gift picks for bridesmaids in various categories: chocolate and gourmet gift boxes and baskets[1] , personalized items[2] , jewelry[3] , clothing[4] , electronics[5] and spa-related gifts[6] . SignatureDays.com[7] can be searched based on price and the recipient's personality type.
  • TheKnot.com[8] offers a list of gifts bought by real brides.
Related articles: Groomsman Gift, Bridesmaid Dress

What should be included:
  • The gifts usually are presented to the bridesmaids at the rehearsal dinner or on the morning of the wedding day. It is a good idea to take a few minutes privately with each bridesmaid to thank her for participating in the wedding.
Additional costs:
  • Professional gift wrapping, or gift wrap and ribbons, will cost $3 to $15 extra for each gift.
  • Personalization of the gift -- such as engraving -- usually costs extra, probably less that $10.
Shopping for a bridesmaid gift:
  • TheKnot.com[9] offers more etiquette and shopping tips for bridesmaids' gifts.
  • TheKnot.com also has alist of 50 creative ideas for bridesmaids' gifts[10] , as well as gift ideas for junior bridesmaids[11] .
  • TheKnot.com[12] offers a wedding shop with bridesmaid gifts.
  • Other popular websites for bridemaids' gift shopping include Fragments.com for trendy designer jewelry, Etsy.com[13] for craftsy handmade items, the more upscale Guild.com[14] , which allows you to work with an artist to create a custom gift, and Dean & DeLuca[15] , which has gourmet gift sets.
  • And Surprise.com[16] lets you find a gift based on the recipient's personality.
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  7.  www.signaturedays.com/signaturedays/pages/misc/index.aspx
  8.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/bridal-party.aspx
  9.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/bridal-party/articles/bridesmaid-gift-shoppin...
  10.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/bridal-party/articles/50-inspiring-bridesmaid...
  11.  wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/bridal-party.aspx
  12.  weddingshop.theknot.com/bridesmaid-gifts.aspx
  13.  www.etsy.com/
  14.  www.artfulhome.com/
  15.  www.deandeluca.com/
  16.  www.surprise.com/personality/
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