Did your BFF just get engaged?
After you’ve toasted the event with your favorite bubbly (we suggest Nicolas Feuillatte “Réserve” Brut Champagne 🥂) the next thing on your mind is how do you help her get ready for the big day? We have a list of gifts & resources pulled from our favorite blogs, books, and friends that will simplify your role as her BFF.
Now onto finding the perfect gift for your BFF. Since everyone has a busy schedule, these gifts can be gathered in a short amount of time and are all budget-friendly.
1. Cute His & Her Coffee Mugs
2. Gifts for the Alternative Bride
Many Brides are choosing to let go of old traditions and styles for their wedding day look. And we here at Marti & Co. are cheering them on. Our focus is on having a wedding celebration that reflects the couple’s dream, comfort level and especially their fabulous individual style. A resource that we love is Kat Williams’s book: Rock N Roll Bride: The Ultimate Guide For Alternative Brides. Kat also has a magazine, a blog, and a website Rock N Roll Bride . Other sources we suggest:
- Wedding websites like burnettsboard.com – brides can search for inspiration based on color palettes, bhldn, aandbebridalshop, and thenaturalweddingcompany.
- Wedding Blogs: Green Wedding Shoes, Utterly Engaged, Rustic Wedding Chic, and Boho-Weddings.
Here are some of our favorite gift accessories for the Alternative Bride.
Personalized Jean Jacket
3. Gift a Personalized Jewelry Case
How about a personalized jewelry case to keep that fabulous engagement ring in? And a Bonus, this case can later be taken on the honeymoon and anniversary trips. Here are several styles to choose from:
4. Gift of Time
A budget-friendly gift is your time specified on a pretty gift certificate. Examples are: finding resources for her favorite flowers, cake, invitations, or for a DIY session for whatever she wants to make for her wedding. And one other idea, how about a shopping trip to pick out outfits for her engagement party, bridal shower and other wedding planning events?
5. Gift of Relaxation
A basket of calming everything — essential shower bombs, her favorite novel, loungewear, candles, chocolate, and her favorite beverage. She’ll go to this basket after a long day of wedding planning and find her nirvana.
6. Gift of a Workout Partner + Chic Workout Gear
To help your BFF get in even better shape for that stunning wedding gown offer her your time as her workout partner. Find an exercise routine that you both love. And if you’re on one coast and she’s on the other check out hiring a personal trainer for your friend.
Sources for Chic Workout Gear:
• net-a-porter – this is a good first stop for your search for a stylish workout outfit for your BFF. Many Brands are available and most at affordable prices.
• Girlfriend Collective available at net-a-porter.com
This brand is known for minimalism as it emphasizes in its mission statement: “Less is more is the mentality behind this eco-friendly activewear brand. All of its minimally-designed workout pieces are made using recycled fabric from post-consumer water bottles. With prices retailing under $68, it also makes for one of the most affordable activewear options of the moment. “
• Koral a brand that salutes Fashion + Sweat. Available at revolve.com
• Nagnata – know as a sustainable brand. Available at Goop.com
• Good American – available in sizes 0 -4x. Offers matching workout sets. GoodAmerican
• Free People Movement FreePeople. And Free People like some of these sources give to worthy causes. 1% of Free People Activewear Purchases Benefit Our Non-Profit Partner Girls Inc. ♡
7. Gift of a DIY Session
Gather her favorite supplies, snacks and a beverage of choice and help your BFF with one or two of her DIY projects for her wedding. I think this is one of my favorite gifts to give because it’s easy to do and brings such a sense of accomplishment, both important factors when you’re planning a wedding.
8. Gift of Cooking Classes
This gift is for the BFF who likes to cook and also for the BFF, who wants to up her cooking skills. Offer to join her in the class if you’re also into cooking. And be available for tasting and feedback. Surprise her when she’s done with a new apron in her favorite color.
9. Gift of Outfit Planning for Bridal Salon & Other Wedding Planning Appointments
Selecting outfits may have come easy for your BFF before she got engaged but she may feel overwhelmed now that there are many wedding planning outfits to plan for, especially her bridal salon appointment. Schedule a planning session with her and her current closet and make a list of outfits that will work for each of the appointments she has. Then make a shopping list for the gaps in her wardrobe or items that need updating. Try to work with 2-3 colors to give her flexibility and ease in getting ready for these appointments.
And a Bonus Gift Idea!!!
Because we like Bonuses here’s one more gift idea:
Is your genius zone gift wrapping? Then this is a great gift to give your BFF. She wants these gifts to be luxe and chic for family and friends and your just the person for the job. Gather gift wrapping materials in her wedding colors and wrap several sample gifts to give her choices to chose from then finalize the style of wrap and go fo it. And if you’re into it, offer to deliver the gifts to the designated location.
There you go. I hope you find a gift that your BFF will love. Enjoy this time together to celebrate the beauty of your BFF fallin’ in love. Keep focused on this beauty as you assist her in planning a celebration that is ultimately her.
Have more gift ideas? Leave a comment and share your gift ideas and I’ll include them in a future blog post.
Elegance is the only beauty that never fades – Audrey Hepburn