May 3, 2012

Gifts for the Girls, Part 2

A little while back, I brainstormed lots of bridesmaid gift ideas

Then I forgot about it for a while.

Then I realized my wedding is really soon, and I didn't have time to waste.

I started with the monogrammed robes, one for each girl. They were a bright aqua with white monogramming; I got one for myself as well, in the reverse color scheme.

They came from Etsy seller Oak Embroidery Loft, who I have to highly recommend. Holly was very sweet, responsive, and prompt, and even gave me a discount for ordering six (I think they wound up being like $20 each). The robes are a medium weight waffle knit cotton.

I also purchased matching Old Navy flip flops.

In keeping with the personalized theme, I also purchased monogrammed acrylic trays. The idea came from The Peak of Tres Chic, an interior design blog I like to read, and I scoured Etsy to find a cheaper alternative.

I found seller Lime Tree Gifts, who also was super sweet, prompt, and also gave me a bulk discount ($17 each), and ordered five engraved acrylic trays:

I was obsessed with these- I'm ordering five more as gifts for our readers and moms, and myself!

I'm using them to hold the bridesmaid's "Survival Kit," which contains:
  • Shout wipes
  • Tissues
  • Cute heart shaped shoe cushions for painful high heels
  • Mini hair spray
  • Makeup remover wipes
  • Fashion tape
My mom packaged up the survival kits for me with cellophane and aqua ribbon:

And then we combined that with the robes and flip flops, into a bigger version:

(We'll be adding a nice bow to it)

I will be making and handwriting thank you cards to each girl (I am so nervous to do that, I sometimes have a hard time putting sentimental things out there), and I am also paying for their hair.

So what do you think? Nice gift?  I keep feeling like it's not enough!

1 comment:

  1. Ooohhh great gifts! I gave my girls personalized spa towels!