unique & crafty gifts {bridesmaids}

Having just participated in my best friend's wedding, I am very present to how I would like to thank my bridesmaids for being in my wedding. Shana (the fabulous Maui bride from last week's post) gave us the most darling gifts. We all got monogrammed totes- mine has my future initials on it :) within the totes were goodies like a magazine, a beautiful necklace, and a fun kimono robe to get ready in- which made for great photos of all of us together. Here are some items that inspired me online, which I'll likely end up gifting to my lovely ladies.

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Source: Etsy.com

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And for those of you ladies who are looking for a cute and easy DIY tutorial on making personalized bridesmaid hangers, CLICK HERE!

A little update on my planning: next week I'm going out with my wedding planner, Linda, to look at linens and flowers!!!! Stay tuned for a fun report on that soon :) HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!! xo, Taya

Gifts for the Girls.

Ever since seeing these gorgeous robes from Plum Pretty Sugar featured here I've been obsessing about getting them or something similar for my 'maids and me to get ready in.  Aren't they pretty?!

It has also got me thinking more and more about what other gifts I could give my girls as a "thank you" for playing such an important role not only in my wedding but in my life in general.  I want to get them something they'll love, something unique and something unexpected.  I've only been in one wedding but received some fun gifts (blinged out Havaianas to wear at the reception, a personalized &  hand-painted wine glass, a bracelet to wear for the wedding and a necklace).  However, as cute as the gifts were, I don't want to repeat any since half of my bridesmaids were also in the same wedding ;)

Credits: jewelry rollsnecklacesday planners

Some of my picks for possible gifts are above.  I am trying to stay away from items that can only be used for the wedding.  Coming up with ideas has been harder than I thought!  So ladies, help me out.  Have you started planning gifts for your girls?  Have you set a budget?  Ever been a bridesmaid and received a gift that you loved? Or maybe one that you didnt love so much (it's okay, we wont tell....).