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Bride’s Besties


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!

Pottery Barn Elaine Glass Display BoxElaine 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 Jewellery Summer 2015Magnolia 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

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 a Journey Luggage TagLife 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 CosmeticsSST 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.

 

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105 Responses to “Bride’s Besties”
  1. Rachel C. says:

    I think the glass display boxes are the most unique and beautiful gift idea here!

  2. Heather Swanson says:

    treatment for nails

  3. CLC says:

    I always think that jewellery is a nice touch. You use it that day and then it can be used again.

  4. Gizele says:

    The necklace from Magnolia Jewellery is the best.

  5. Aimee says:

    Love the luggage tags.

  6. melissa marie says:

    I like the Magnolia Silver Jewellery for a gift

  7. edmontonjb says:

    I think the Trind nail kit would make a lovely gift

    Jonnie

  8. cookie3 says:

    The Trind nail care kit is a great present for bridesmaids

  9. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the glass display boxes.

  10. Janice Lewis says:

    Love the glass box!! I can think of so many beautiful pieces of jewelry I would display in it.

  11. Jennifer Deol says:

    Since I’m all about nails, I really like the Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit.

  12. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the glass display boxes.

  13. SandyS says:

    The Elaine Glass display box from Pottery Barn is my pick. It is something you could have forever!

  14. mousecat says:

    I really like the Life is Journey Luggage Tag

  15. Mary warner says:

    The Elaine Glass Display Box. Pretty and useful.

  16. debbie f says:

    I love the Elaine Glass Display boxes.

  17. Shelley N says:

    I like the Magnolia silver jewellery since it can be personalized to suit each bridesmaid so if one loves earrings but another is fond of bracelets etc

  18. katydidit21 says:

    My favourite are the Elaine Glass Display Boxes from Pottery Barn.

  19. tammy ta says:

    My fav. bridesmaid gift idea is the jewelery

  20. Susan says:

    I think the jewellery is a great idea — something personal that they can wear!

  21. Jessica Lord says:

    I like the Elaine display gift boxes

  22. Darlene Boyle says:

    silver jewellery

  23. The glass display boxes are brilliant, I can see so many different uses for them!

  24. Susan Patterson says:

    My favourite bridesmaid gift would be the SST cosmetics! Thank you!

  25. My favourite is the Magnoila silver jewelery

  26. kiraali says:

    The glass display boxes or the luggage tags. My goodness both are great. I think they are each useful and fun!

  27. Joan G. says:

    I think all brides need the SST cosmetics.

  28. Carrie G says:

    I love the Magnolia jewelry as well as the Trind nail treatment kits.

  29. linnett says:

    Love the Elaine Glass Display boxes, so pretty

  30. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the Elaine Glass Display Boxes @ Pottery Barn

  31. ksceviour says:

    I love the Trind Treatment for Nails kit,,what a great idea,and that is also something I have been wanting to try. I imagine most women would love that 🙂

  32. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite bridesmaid gift idea that is featured in this post is Magnolia Silver Jewellery. Thanks

  33. Alison K says:

    @Magnolia_Silver bonus entry: followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/611724442515972096

  34. intensev5 says:

    I like the Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit – $45 + Caring Colors Polishes – $13 each

  35. Julia H says:

    I like the Glass Display Boxes from Pottery barn! Lots of uses for those, and they’re unique. I’m already a subscriber. 🙂

  36. andrea amy says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Elaine Glass Display Boxes from Pottery Barn 🙂
    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  37. Donna L. says:

    I like the SST Cosmetics best.

  38. Renee Lacasse says:

    I like the glass display boxes.

  39. Debra says:

    I like the jewellry and the display boxes best. Both would be wonderful thank-you gifts.

  40. kittypride says:

    I think a keepsake like a piece of jewellry makes a lovely gift for a brides maid, the Magnolia Silver Jewellery is very delicate and beautiful.

  41. Joy D says:

    The glass display boxes are a beautiful idea

  42. dabrowne says:

    The glass display boxes add a nice touch.

  43. Holly says:

    I like the luggage tag!

  44. Lindsey says:

    The magnolia silver jewellery.

  45. marygaudet says:

    I love the jewelry option cause it’s timeless and memorable.

  46. Caroline says:

    I like the Magnolia Silver Jewellery.

  47. prairiebelle says:

    My favorite gift idea is the Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit

  48. prairiebelle says:

    following on twitter and tweeted

  49. Lynn Andersen says:

    SST cosmetics would be my choice

  50. Lisa Morrison says:

    My favourite is the Life is a Journey luggage tag.

  51. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite bridesmaid gift idea is the Life is Journey Luggage Tag.

  52. My favorite is the Magnolia Silver Jewellery

  53. Wendy L. says:

    I love the heart shaped earrings from Magnolia Jewellery!

  54. May says:

    I think the Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit would make a great bridesmaid gift!

  55. Lynn M says:

    All nice but I like the glass display boxes the most.

  56. yvonne says:

    my favourite bridesmaid gift idea would be something from Magnolia Jewellry.

  57. Rose Crane says:

    These are great briemaids gifts so lovey and exquisite

  58. Alayne Langford says:

    My favourite idea for Bridesmaids is the anklet by Magnolia Silver. I think my engaged daughter would agree! 🙂

  59. Love the anklet and display boxes

  60. Linda says:

    I think the Life is Journey Luggage Tag is the nicest gift.

  61. Anu Chopra says:

    I love the Magnolia Silver Jewellery as a gift idea!

  62. truckerofbc says:

    The Magnolia Silver Jewellry. What woman doesnt love some type of Jewellry

  63. Nicole B says:

    I love the Magnolia Silver Jewelry! Would make a wonderful gift!

  64. Gracie Mc says:

    My favourite gift idea is the luggage tag. I just love the message on it, and I think it would look awesome on my different types of luggage.

  65. Glogirl says:

    I like the Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit gift idea.

  66. The SST cosmetics set is great and super useful.

  67. Jessica e says:

    I like the pretty glass display boxes.

  68. Burcu says:

    I love the Life is Journey Luggage Tag

  69. Theresa C. says:

    I think the Pottery Barn’s Elaine Glass Display Boxes are a wonderful keepsake!

  70. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like the Elaine Glass Display Boxes from Pottery Barn. So pretty and unique.

  71. Harmony A. says:

    I love, love, love the Magnolia Silver jewelry. Beautiful.

  72. Brigitte Inderbitzin says:

    I love the Elaine Glass Display Boxes from Pottery Barn–very unique idea 🙂

  73. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Trind Nail treatments. I’ve been seeing it around a lot lately. It looks like a quality product.

  74. Cindy Schmidt says:

    Looks like a lot of great products that I would love to try! I think the ring would look great on a freshly manicured hand. The highlighted nail products look great.

  75. diane says:

    I like the Elaine Glass Display Boxes the best.

  76. Lauraleigh P says:

    My favourite bridesmaid gift on this post would be the beautiful glass boxes. How unique! 🙂

  77. Lauraleigh P says:

  78. Victoria Ess says:

    I really want to try the Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit!! Great gift idea!

  79. plovecky444 says:

    I love the sterling silver anklet bracelet made of little hearts.

  80. Juliee Fitze says:

    I would like to try the trend polish sounds great.

  81. Juliee Fitze says:

  82. aly3360 says:

    My favourite gift idea featured in this post was the Elaine Glass Display Boxes. They are lovely and you can put absolutely anything in them.

  83. Sherry Kinnear says:

    My Favourite is the Trind Keratin Set. I think it would really be great for my friends’ nails.

  84. beach650 says:

    Love the Magnolia jewelry – every time the bridesmaids wear it they’ll remember the happy event. also: shiny.

  85. My favourite gift that was featured was the Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit.

  86. SueSueper says:

    My favourite gift on this post is Elaine Glass Display Boxes,they are very classy to show off your perfect jewelry or trinket.

  87. Tina L. says:

    Trind Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit

  88. Robert Wise says:

    I like the glass display boxes the best ;verynice.

  89. Robert Wise says:

  90. stacey h says:

    i really like the glass display boxes – they have a lot of uses

  91. Janice says:

    I think the bridesmaid boxes are so unique.

  92. Colleen Rose says:

    Trind nail care kit is a great bridesmaid gift for everyone

  93. Andrea says:

    Love the Jewelery

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