I know I'm definitely doing a "survival kit," that will contain a jumble of Advil, Pepto, gum, fashion tape, shoe cushions, and a bottle of wine. Something like this:
This picture is by Mrs. Lace on Weddingbee, and I definitely plan to do a riff on her cute packaging too- love it!
But for the "meat" of the gift, I'm a little undecided.
My current frontrunner is monogrammed robes:
From Etsy seller Oak Embroidery Loft
I would love to receive this as a BM, and I think we would look cute taking the getting-ready pictures in matching robes. But I'm not sure if this might be a smidge boring to people.
Going with the monogram vein, I considered monogrammed blankets as well:
From Etsy seller Ezembroidery
I'm also thinking about clutches. Not a wedding day clutch to match the dress, but just a regular bag for going out, something they could wear with jeans and heels on a date with their guys. It would be fun to pick out a bag to suit each girl's personality. I know BM Laura would love the one below:
I'm just not sure if a clutch they'll use for one or two seasons is that great of a gift- maybe it's more appropriate for a birthday.
My last idea is a little offbeat, but it is gift certificates to The Fragrance Shop, a make your own perfume store in NYC. It costs $10 for the formula, and $36 to get a 1 oz bottle of perfume made. If you didn't want perfume, you could make home fragrance, bath salts, lotion, etc.
My hesitation with that is I am not sure if it's the kind of thing that people will think is cool but never wind up using. The bulk of my girls live within a 20 minute train ride to the city, but that doesn't mean they necessarily get in there a lot. It's a cool idea, but I don't want to saddle them with a day of travelling or have it go to waste.
So what would you guys like to receive? Or, anyone have better ideas? What are you getting your girls?