This time of the year seems to exist in something of a timewarp. Christmas is racing towards us at a rate of knots, and before we know it, it’ll be time for Auld Lang Syne and a whole new calendar. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking at your list of loved ones and thinking ‘I really should start my Christmas shopping!’ While the season of giving and goodwill is upon us, why not extend your generosity towards your wedding planning with these fabulous thank you gift ideas for your wedding party?
The Bridal Party – Thoughtful Gifts Ideas for Your Best Girls
Say It With Flowers
A bouquet might seem a somewhat obvious choice, but I truly believe there is nothing quite as cheering as the bright splash of colour and delicate perfume of a beautifully put together bunch of blooms.
Why not sign your bridesmaids up to a flower subscription, guaranteeing them a seasonal, colourful delivery every month to brighten up their home and make them feel special? Here are some of my favourites out there at the moment.
Bloom and Wild: One of the original purveyors of letterbox flowers, Bloom and Wild offer a range of monthly subscription options – from pops of bright colour to luxe, hand-tied bouquets. They’re currently collaborating with rockstar florist Nikki Tibbles, and the bouquets showcased across the site are enough to fulfil anyone’s floral fantasies.
Freddie’s Flowers: I love Freddie’s story. He started delivering veg boxes for Abel and Cole, before swapping his potatoes for peonies, starting Freddie’s Flowers and setting out to deliver fresh flowers across London on a milk float! Now offering a fabulous weekly or monthly delivery service, his fresh flowers are carefully selected and beautifully cared for before making it to your doorstep.
The Odd Flower: Seasonality and artistic selection is the name of the game at The Odd Flower. With weekly subscription available, this elegant and unusual flower subscription service allows you to celebrate the changing seasons.
Show how well you know each of your bridesmaids as well as how much you love them with a personal piece of artwork. Chat with your stationer about creating some heartfelt calligraphied messages of love and thanks, or check out these fabulous gift ideas below:
Sophia Victoria Joy: Hampshire based designer Sophia has a range of lovely gifts and homeware items that can be personalised, but my favourite is this bold and modern foil blocked ‘favourites’ print. Available in a range of colours, you’re in charge of the wording, and can create it to represent each of your favourite lady’s favourite things. What would yours read?
De Winton Paper Co: Harriet is a talented artist and stationer. Her watercolours are absolutely stunning, and have a bit of a cheeky twinkle about them too. I love her whole collection, but my favourites are the cocktail and crystal series.
Select an artistic print of each bridesmaid’s favourite cocktail, or why not choose a crystal with just the right qualities to suit your friends’ personalities? From quartz and citrine to cosmos and margaritas, Harriet’s got you covered, whatever your style.
Something a Bit Naughty
Speaking of cocktails – why not think outside the box with an extraordinary tipple-based treat for your bridal party to enjoy?
Sip Sip Hooray: Professionally mixed cocktails in personalised bottles – what’s not to love? Pick from a range of bottle styles, and a fantastic selection of cocktails and flavours. I particularly like the sound of the Watermelon and Wild Blueberry Sling, or how about the deliciously seasonal Clove and Clementine Sour. Select your bottle, pick your spirit and get designing your personalised labels.
Smith and Sinclair: Who says cocktails are just for drinking? Avant garde imagineers Smith and Sinclair offer a range of new ways to enjoy your favourite drinks, from gummy sweets to edible fragrances.
Don’t Forget The Groomsmen Gifts
Up the charm levels with these seriously suave gift ideas for your groomsmen and ushers.
Dapper and Suave: Whether they’re worn on your wedding day or not, a bowtie and pocket square can jazz up any occasion. I love Dapper & Suave’s handmade collection. It brings just the right amount of kitsch to the table, with a range of modern and fun designs that don’t compromise on elegance.
Badger and Brown: A veritable online emporium of cufflinks. From the novelty to the personalised and everything in between, you’re bound to find the perfect sleeve accessory for each of your groomsmen here, no matter their personal style.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little round up of some of my favourite gift ideas for your wedding party. There’s always a little bit of a thrill about finding the perfect gift for a loved one, so as Christmas approaches I’m intrigued to find out what the best gift you’ve ever given was, and the best you’ve ever received. Leave me a comment and let me know, I’d love to hear from you.