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02/23/2018 02:53 pm ET

17 Lovely Bridesmaid Gifts That Aren't Jewelry

Think outside the jewelry box.
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The bridesmaid proposal is an important milestone for brides, but there’s a lot to consider: Who do you ask to be a bridesmaid, and when do you ask them? How do you ask them, and what kind of gift do you give when you do?

Finding a unique and thoughtful bridesmaid gift that’s not cheesy (or that your girlfriends haven’t been given a dozen times for weddings throughout the years) is one monumental task. 

Fortunately, there are bridesmaid gift ideas out there that don’t involve a jewelry box. Instead, we’ve found bridesmaid gifts that are fun, practical and can even be used for cute photos on the big day. 

Take a look below at these 17 bridesmaid gift ideas that aren’t jewelry: 

  • 1 A robe they can use to get ready on the big day, and beyond
    Check out <a href="http://www.plumprettysugar.com/bridal/getting-ready-sets/robe-sets" target="_blank">Plum Pretty Sugar's hu
    Plum Pretty Sugar
    Check out Plum Pretty Sugar's huge selection of floral, satin, lacy and cotton bridesmaid robes. 
  • 2 Or, a button-down tunic to wear while getting ready for a more everyday look
    Bonus points if you're having a beach-side wedding where they can re-wear the tunic as a beach or pool coverup. Get <a href="
    JCrew Factory
    Bonus points if you're having a beach-side wedding where they can re-wear the tunic as a beach or pool coverup. Get this loose tunic from J.Crew Factory
  • 3 Custom hangers to keep track of their gowns
    Get them <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/560015299/personalized-bridesmaid-hangers-wedding?ga_order=most_relevant&amp;g
    Etsy // Willow Grace Bridal
    Get them here
  • 4 A pair of slippers to wear on the big day
    Think of the adorable photo opps. Get them <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/573138920/bridesmaids-gifts-bridesmaid-slipp
    Etsy // Ceramically Funny
    Think of the adorable photo opps. Get them here
  • 5 A fun subscription box for gifts that keep on giving
    We recommend a fun beauty subscription box like <a href="https://www.glossybox.com/" target="_blank">GlossyBox</a> or <a href
    GlossyBox
    We recommend a fun beauty subscription box like GlossyBox or FabFitFun
  • 6 A pair of the new Kate Spade Keds to wear to the bachelorette party, bridal shower, wedding, and beyond
    The 30 new styles range from $40 to $120, and include sizes for the kids in your bridal party. Check out <a href="https://www
    Keds
    The 30 new styles range from $40 to $120, and include sizes for the kids in your bridal party. Check out the full Kate Spade Keds collection
  • 7 This blister-prevention spray to save their feet on the wedding day
    Get it on <a href="https://www.amazon.com/PreHeels-Updated-Formula-Advanced-Prevention/dp/B017AU614Q?tag=thehuffingtop-20" ta
    PreHeels
    Get it on Amazon
  • 8 These adorable bridesmaid proposal can coolers
    Get them <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/584149919/bridesmaid-proposal-bachelorette-party?ref=shop_home_feat_3" target=
    Etsy // MCDesigns and More
    Get them here
  • 9 And, a custom makeup bag to hold all of her wedding-day beauty essentials
    Check out the other styles <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/585482939/custom-makeup-bag-bridesmaid-gift-make" target="_b
    Etsy // Nellie and Darcey
    Check out the other styles here
  • 10 These matching eye masks so they catch up on their beauty rest
    Get them <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/471083277/custom-colors-party-pack-eyelashes-sleep?ref=shop_home_active_16" ta
    Etsy // The Sleepy Cottage
    Get them here
  • 11 Cute champagne flutes they'd actually want to use long after your wedding day
    Get them <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/549297911/bridesmaid-champagne-flutebridesmaid?ga_order=most_relevant&amp;ga_s
    Etsy // Fuchsia Blooms
    Get them here
  • 12 Custom dishes to hold their wedding jewelry
    Get them <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/502516673/monogram-jewelry-dish-personalized-ring" target="_blank">here</a>.&n
    Etsy // ModParty
    Get them here
  • 13 A cute pair of TOMS they can wear to the bachelorette party
    Get them <a href="http://www.toms.com/featured-shops/petal-grosgrain-womens-classics" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;
    TOMS
    Get them here
  • 14 A personalized tote bag to hold all of their new goodies
    Get it <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/498528754/bridal-party-gifts-bridesmaid-totes?ga_order=most_relevant&amp;ga_sear
    Etsy // Graceful Greeting Co
    Get it here
  • 15 Pay for them to get their hair and makeup done for the wedding
    A <a href="https://www.sephora.com/store-locations-events?icid2=meganav_stores_reserve_med_us_image&amp;action=reserve&amp;ch
    Tom Merton via Getty Images
    A gift card from a well-known beauty retailer like Sephora is an easy way to surprise your long-distance bridesmaids, too. 
  • 16 A Patagonia rain coat for your outdoor wedding
    If you're having an outdoor wedding, a rain coat is a great way to gift something you know they'll use time and time again. G
    Nordstrom
    If you're having an outdoor wedding, a rain coat is a great way to gift something you know they'll use time and time again. Get it here
  • 17 For more practical purchasers, a monogrammed umbrella they'll be happy to have
    Get it <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/248184769/monogrammed-umbrella-personalized" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;
    Etsy // Angelas Gift Shop
    Get it here

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