Wedding season is basically upon us, and one of the last things a lot of ladies will tackle are gifts for their bridesmaids. Today I’m highlighting five fantastic bridesmaid gift ideas you can nab in Canada. Enjoy!
Elaine Glass Display Boxes – From $44 @ Pottery Barn
A monogrammed item is always an ace choice for your bridesmaids. These pretty display cubes are an elegant twist on a timeless tradition. Available in three sizes, I love the idea of showcasing some favourite pieces so you always have them on hand, or filling it sky high with glittering gems for a piece of dresser art. The tops can be monogrammed with your friend’s initial to make it feel entirely hers. As a bonus, include a piece of jewellery inside for a unique twist on a ‘gift box’.
Magnolia Silver Jewellery – From $20
Speaking of things that sparkle…I’ve featured Magnolia Jewellery in the past, but thought it was worth mentioning again, as this is one of the largest suppliers of fine sterling silver jewellery in Canada (if not the world). With such breadth, the brand not only carries hundreds of different pieces, they offer really amazing prices for pieces that will last well past your big day. And they’ve added a bunch of new items lately that are perfect for the summer – like the sweet heart anklet you see above ($27) and the funky toe rings for a boho vibe. With so many picks, you can also customize what each girl in your wedding party gets, making them feel special but unified at the same time.
Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit – $45 + Caring Colors Polishes – $13 each
Looking for a fun way to connect with your girls before the big day? Why not hire an esthetician or two for an at-home mani / pedi party? Of course, such a party wouldn’t be complete without buckets of polish to choose from. I highly recommend Trind, a European cult favourite that’s making a splash overseas. They focus on total hand health, with soothing treatments like their Keratin kits to help strengthen your nails and prevent cracking or breaking, as well as their awesome Cuticle Balsam ($19.95) to prevent hang nails and and dry cuticles. They’ve also got an extensive line of coloured polishes that are three-free from some of the harsher chemicals in other brands. Line ’em up and let your ladies pick their faves to take home or get dolled up on the spot. You’ll easily find shades to match your wedding scheme or your bridemaids’ tastes.
Life is Journey Luggage Tag – $44 @ Dina Denuevo
If your wedding is taking your bridemaids abroad – even just out to the lake – treat them to a sweet token of your time outside of city limits with a laser engraved luggage tag from Canadian Etsy shop Dina Denuevo. There are actually plenty of styles to choose from, including a sweet one that reads ‘Darling, Let’s Be Adventurers’ and a coordinating set to celebrate your wedding anniversary, meaning you can once again tailor them to each of your gal’s bags or lifestyles. You may even be able to get some custom tags whipped up – just reach out to the shopkeeper for details!
SST Cosmetics – From $21
I have a general rule of thumb – no one knows makeup better than a makeup artist. Whether you want your bridesmaids to look dewy fresh or classically matte on your wedding day, consider investing in some items from makeup artist Sharon Sharpe-Titus’ amazing line. While I’ve only featured a handful of the beauty products above, the line also encompasses tools and skincare, so you can actually outfit an entire get pretty kit for each of your gals, tailored to their colouring, skincare, and tastes. Free from harsh chemicals, this beautiful collection of products has lavish textures and fabulous colours to pick from, so get shopping!
As a lovely piece of good news, in celebration of my blog’s five-year anniversary, we’re giving away an awesome bridesmaid prize package, including a $70+ necklace from Magnolia Jewellery, $100 in Trind products (including their Keratin Treatment Kit, Cuticle Balsam, and 3 Polishes), and $60 in SST Cosmetics (including a Hydrating Lipstick, High Shine Lip Polish, and Silky Eyeshadow). Here’s how to enter for your chance at nabbing over $230 in awesome prizes!
1) First of all! You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below telling me what your favourite bridesmaid gift idea is that was featured in this post. You have until July 4, 2015 to share your pick.
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 5, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Follow @Magnolia_Silver on Twitter and send out a Tweet that tags them and me (@cdngiftguide) AND links back to this post. Be sure to leave a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.