As a bride, you have a lot to think about when you’re planning a wedding: venues, rentals, music, food… Don’t add the stress of finding an expensive gift for your bridesmaids to your list!
While they definitely deserve a thank you for sticking by your side through the ups and downs of the wedding planning process, there’s no need for you to break the bank on a token of your gratitude.
Here are seven bridesmaids’ gifts you can find here in Charlotte (some locally made, some not) for under $30.
Forget the bouquet—all of your bridesmaids will want this Camille Beckman Hand Therapy. Combining notes of carnation petals, cashmere, and the white iris flower, this best-selling hand cream will leave skin feeling soft and moisturized. Made with sweet almond oil and a signature herbal complex, your bridesmaids can work it into their morning or night routine.
CandleBravo Candles: $9 – 18
CandleBravo candles are handcrafted right here in Charlotte. With scents like Gingered Pumpkin, Champagne and Citrus, and Honeysuckle Jasmine, they’re perfect for any season and every bridesmaid. Buy a 7 oz. tin for $9 or a 12 oz. jar for $18, and bring comfort and relaxation to your bridal party for hours on end (that’s 35 hours and 50 hours of burn time respectively, depending on the size).
Blooming Beautiful Gift Set: $29.95
Any LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics gift set would be perfect for a bridesmaid, but this one in particular won’t break the bank. The Blooming Beautiful Gift Set comes with two deliciously scented bath bombs and a bubble bar, so your girls can relax in sweet-smelling luxury after your big day. It even comes pre-wrapped in an adorable package. What more could you ask for?
Make your way to LUSH at the SouthPark Mall (4400 Sharon Rd.) to snag this gift set for your bridal party.
Charlotte Mug: $12.95
Whether your bridesmaids are coming from far-away places or they simply love Charlotte, give them a gift that embodies the Queen City. These Charlotte-themed mugs paint the city’s beautiful and recognizable skyline in a burst of color. Remind your bridesmaids of your favorite city every time they sip their morning coffee.
Head to Paper Skyscraper (330 East Blvd.) for this local memento.
FREEZE Cooling Wine Glasses: $26.95
These cooling glasses are perfect for the bridesmaid who loves entertaining, romantic dinners, or, simply, wine. The price includes a pack of two cooling glasses that will keep any wine perfectly chilled for hours on end. There are a couple of other color options available, so it’s easy to pick out a pair of glasses for each of the ladies in your bridal party. For red wines, chill the glasses in the fridge beforehand to get that ideal cellar temperature. Put the glasses in the freezer for crisp, cold white wine.
Pick up this gift at Swoozie’s (4722 Sharon Rd., Suite G).
Sugar Scrub: $20
Treat your bridesmaids to a mini-spa day with these locally-produced sugar scrubs. Choose from four different scents (lavender, lavender chamomile, peppermint and lemongrass), then pick an oil (coconut or olive) for the perfect personalized gift for each of your bridesmaids. With beautiful, hand drawn packaging of all-natural products, give your favorite ladies the gift of pampering themselves.
Buy from Charlottean Latifahia Brown on her online shop, OliviaMadisonGifts.
Earring Gift Set and Dish: $16.99
Your bridesmaids will love these Earring Gift Sets from World Market. With four different options to choose from, it’s easy to find one that complements each of their distinct styles. The celestial set, bohemian elephant dish, artful leaf design, and simple pink heart each come with 3 sets of earrings. Tiny holes in each of the dishes are perfect for holding the pairs of earrings in place, whether your bridesmaids want to hang it on a wall or rest it on a table.
Pick up as many as you want at the World Market in Cotswold Village (330 S. Sharon Amity Rd.).