9 sweet bridesmaids proposal gifts to give when you’re on a budget

Julia Webb
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Picking your bridesmaids can be tricky. But once you’ve narrowed down the list, the fun can begin! After all, one of the most special things is getting to ask your friends to be a part of your wedding — a bridesmaid proposal, if you will.

You might be thinking, “Do you really have to give a gift when asking someone to be a bridesmaid?” The short answer is no, not necessarily. The only thing you should do is to make sure that you’re asking them in a way that feels true to you and your friendship.

However, bridesmaids’ proposals definitely are a thing, so you can give your group a few gifts when asking them to stand with you on your special day if you’d like. From personalized jewelry to hair accessories and candy, there are so many unique and thoughtful bridesmaid gifts out there that you can round up into one special “Will you be my bridesmaid?” gift package. 

Keep scrolling to check out nine bridesmaids’ gifts that they’ll actually want. And no worries if you’re on a budget — all of these gifts are under $80, too.

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1. Whim Monogram Pendant Necklace, $58

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A personalized present is a must when it comes to bridesmaids’ gifts. This pendant necklace from Anthropologie is made with 14k gold-filled metal and is so affordable. Make sure to get yourself one so you can match your ladies!

2. Otherland Chandelier Candle, $36

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This candle from Otherland has notes of champagne, saffron and leather, making it the perfect addition to any bridesmaid package. Plus, Otherland is an amazing woman-owned brand worth supporting.

3. Kitsch Satin Sleep Scrunchies, $8

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There’s no such thing as too many hair ties, and these satin ones from Kitsch do a great job at not leaving a crease. You can either gift the whole set to everyone or spread out the five hair ties amongst your friends. 

4. KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera, $49.99

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Help your friend capture all of the big moments with an instant camera. Plus, “the camera uses Kodak Zink Photo Paper, so no ink cartridges, toners or film are needed. The photo prints are durable, water-resistant, tear-resistant and smudge-free.”

5. Sugarfina Rosé Bears Pink Chocolate Bar, $2.99 (Orig. $9.95)

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This candy bar combines rosé and pink-colored white chocolate — what could be sweeter? If gummies are your preferred candy, Sugarfina also sells a bunch of other champagne-infused treats to choose from.

6. Stoney Clover Lane Blanc Mini Pouch with Rainbow Star Patch, $77

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Perfect to throw into a tote bag or a piece of luggage, this tiny pouch from Stoney Clover Lane can also hold wedding day essentials like lip gloss, tissues and gum!

7. Nars Mini Afterglow Lip Balm Duo, $22

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These pink lip balms from Nars offer a little color and a lot of moisture for your bridesmaids’ pout. This duo is travel-sized, so it’ll easily fit into their favorite clutch come wedding day. Better still, you can buy this set and break it apart to toss into multiple bridesmaids gift sets.

8. Corkcicle Stemless Glass (Set of 2), $35.96 (Orig. $44.95)

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What would a bridesmaids’ gift be without something to cheers with? These stemless glasses from Corkcicle are made of double-walled insulated glass, making them great for both hot and cold drinks. Plus, you get a set of two in each order so that you can toss one into each of your bridesmaid proposal boxes.

9. Masey Monogram Trinket Dish, $12.80 (Orig. $16)

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This little initial dish is ideal for safely storing jewelry or other special trinkets in a cute way. This tiny stone dish feels thoughtful without breaking $15. 

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