Thoughtful bridesmaid gift ideas

Is your big day getting closer and closer? First of all, the team here at thortful would like to congratulate the two of you and wish you the very best on what is sure to be a glorious day of celebrations. Secondly, if you’re finding it difficult to decide what to give as bridesmaid gifts, here are a few bridesmaid gift ideas that we’re confident will amaze and delight.

Bridesmaid gifts

The best place to start is with a bridesmaid card that allows you to express your gratitude in any way you wish. Whether it’s a heartfelt message, a funny poem or a rude joke, we guarantee that jotting down your thoughts in a lovely card will show your bridesmaids just how much you appreciate their support.

Needless to say, you want to treat them to luxurious bridesmaid gifts as well, as they each play a part in making sure that your wedding runs smoothly from start to finish. We love providing amazing presents for bridesmaids, so how about a bunch of beautiful flowers to accompany each card as a bridesmaid gift idea? These freshly picked floral bouquets will perfectly reflect just how much you cherish what your bridesmaids have brought to your wedding day.

Maid of honour gifts

When it comes to the maid of honour, we suggest gifting them something extra special. After all, they’re the one given the responsibility to organise your bridal shower and hen party (check out our hen do fancy dress themes), plus you’ve entrusted them with the prominent role of leading your bridesmaids throughout the wedding planning process to ensure your big day is flawless from start to finish.

Whilst flowers are still a great idea, for an additional maid of honour gift we recommend a high-quality sparkling wine. This means that once they’re home, your maid of honour can crack it open when they want to reminisce over a champagne flute brimming with playful bubbles.

Do you like the idea of sparkling wine as a maid of honour gift? We thought you would, which is why we can complement your thank you card with a bottle of classic cuvée from Nyetimber, a celebrated British creator of world-renowned sparkling wines made from grapes that are handpicked in Sussex, Hampshire and Kent. We guarantee your maid of honour will absolutely love this lavish token of appreciation, as Nyetimber presents an award-winning fizz with every glass.

Gin and card gift sets

If your bridesmaids and maid of honour prefer a good old G&T over ice, thortful has you covered. Check out our gin and card gift set as a bridesmaid gift idea. This perfect gifting option includes a bottle of Salcombe Distilling Company’s finest gin that’s available in classic and rosé varieties. In our humble opinion, the word “fabulous” doesn’t quite do justice to this incredible bridesmaid gift.

Flower girl gifts

When it comes to young flower girls, it’s probably best that you don’t give them a bottle of plonk. Instead, how about a chocolate card (available in a range of flavours) that combines a heart-warming message with a delicious treat? You can choose any gift card you like and thanks to our partnership with Gratitude we’ll also donate 50p to NHS Charities Together, which celebrates our frontline healthcare heroes.

If you want to go even bigger, Selfie Craft Co has made some awesome T-shirts that children can colour in and wear with pride. These are available in spaceship and unicorn designs, which make extra special gifts for flower girls and encourage kids to express themselves by being creative.

Candle and card bridesmaid gift sets

Don’t worry if there are members of your wedding entourage who either don’t drink or get a bit sniffly when there are flowers nearby, as we also have elegant candle and card sets that make ideal bridesmaid gift ideas.

We’ve teamed up with Aery, an ethical and sustainable brand that creates plant-based and plastic-free candles which look great and smell amazing. You can choose from three relaxing and invigorating fragrances called Happy Space, Positive Energy and Good Vibes, which give a subtle nod to what your maid of honour, bridesmaids and flower girls brought to your big day.

Best man gifts

You can’t forget the best man, as he’s the one who looks after the rings and makes sure that the groom turns up on time. If you’re looking for fantastic best man gifts, we also have a range of beers, pale ales and whiskies that will prove he really is a top bloke.

Wedding favours

Whilst we’re on the subject of bridesmaid gift ideas and all things related to your wedding, we simply must remind you of the importance of wedding favours. Whilst they may not be at the top of your list, wedding favours are a crucial part of your wedding day, as they’re given to each of your guests to thank them for joining you in celebrating one of the most wonderful days of your life.

It’s a misconception that wedding favours have to be expensive. In fact, they can be very small gifts that cost barely anything, just as long as they bring smiles to the faces of your guests. Believe it or not, sugar cubes were given as wedding favours a few centuries ago. These days sugar cubes are found in kitchen cupboards across the nation and even given to horses, so instead we’ve put together a list of wedding favour ideas that are both affordable and bound to delight.

Whilst it’s the mission of your maid of honour, bridesmaids and flower girls to make your wedding day truly unforgettable, we’re here to help you thank them in style for all of their hard work and dedication. Our blog offers creative ideas and expert advice for making your wedding absolutely perfect, which includes everything from how to choose a wedding colour scheme to the essential wedding planning checklist, and even a list of the most popular first dance songs at weddings. Have a look through our wedding blog and you’re sure to be inspired!