Calling all thrifty brides- if you’re planning your big bash on a budget, first of all, way to go! May the odds be ever in your favor.
Budgets are tough and tricky. They’ll require a bit of flexibility down the line as more and more things get solidified, but we have faith in you!
So how does a bride encapsulate her love for her sisters, cousins, or besties when there are so many people and things to budget for? Don’t despair- you’ve got options.
There’s plenty of beautiful jewelry, fun drinkware, cozy garments, and great accessories out there. So whether you’re proposing to your bridesmaid or surprising her with a gift on the big day, check out our list of ideas for affordable bridesmaid’s gifts under $20!
Customized Flower Name Necklace
What goes better together than bridesmaids and flowers?
Surprise your girlfriends with this beautiful, minimalist name necklace complete with their birth flower.
There’s a handy chart in case you aren’t sure which flower is hers, and if you don’t know her birth month… then we can’t help you with that.
“Tie the Knot” Bracelet
We love this darling, simple, little bracelet.
It’s available in nickel-free stainless steel, gold, rose gold, or silver.
Add your bridesmaid’s first name initial as a charm on this adjustable bracelet and presto, you’ve got an easy, thoughtful gift.
Jewelry Travel Case
This perfect little case is sure to be enjoyed for a long time after the big day!
You can personalize your bridesmaid’s name and pick the perfect colored satin ribbon for them.
If you want to go above and beyond, consider filling it with something sparkly they could wear on the big day. We’ve got lots of ideas in that department in this list, so keep reading…
Gold and Cubic Zirconia Earrings
We love a pun around these parts, and “I couldn’t tie the knot without you!” is one of the sweetest sentiments for a gal you cherish.
Gift her these chic, classic gold knot earrings to wear as wedding jewelry or just as a simple gift to say “thank you” for being by your side.
14K Gold Initial Necklace
When it comes to jewelry trends, dainty and minimalistic are in!
Plus, everybody loves a personalized gift, so if you’re on a tight budget, this is a great choice.
You can customize the chain length to each bridesmaid’s preference, too! Try to get a photo of all of you with your necklaces on for all the matching vibes.
Dainty Crystal Bracelet
This delicate cubic zirconia bracelet is the perfect gift for any bridesmaid.
The simple vine shape is super flattering and goes with many wedding aesthetics.
What we also love about this bracelet is that it complements a lot of jewelry. Consider stacking it with other chains or bling!
Small Proposal Box
If you’ve found a ton of beautiful goodies for your bridesmaids, arrange them in this adorable proposal box. It’s as easy as that!
We love that you can customize the text- so this is a versatile idea for either “Will You Be My Bridesmaid” or “Thank You For Standing By My Side.”
Personalized Proposal Gift Set
Can’t decide on anything? We get it; the struggle is real!
This proposal box set is an adorable way to combine all of the things any girl loves- an insulated tumbler, plants, a scrunchie, and a sweet candle.
Choose the upgraded premium option for the works if you feel like maybe it’s okay to stretch the budget, just this once. The girls are worth it!
Rose Gold Stemless Champagne Flutes
These flutes are not only a good idea for a guaranteed fun time, but probably necessary! They’re embossed with lowercase names and just begging for a champagne toast.
Bring them back out for mimosas the morning after- nobody said the party had to stop!
“Pairs with Bridesmaid Duties” Wine Labels
An easy way to jazz up a bottle of wine is a personalized label. Surprise your bridesmaid with a bottle of their favorite red, white, rose, or sparkling bubbles with a cute proposal label!
If you think these easy peel-and-stick labels are affordable, you’ll definitely be able to find a bottle of something delicious under $20 too! Voila!
Round Flask with Rhinestone Lid
Let’s face it, Rhinestones had their moment in the 2000s but have recently made a comeback.
But we love bling! And even better, gifting tasteful bling on a round flask that’s in your budget is the best.
Flasks are a great accessory for some really fun pictures on the wedding day. What they choose to put in them… well, good luck.
Skinny Seltzer Holder
Hard seltzer lovers rejoice! These coolers will keep your refreshing drink cold for many festive gatherings in the future.
Gift these permanently engraved coolers to your bridesmaids for the biggest party of your life. As they say: “No laws when you’re drinking Claws!”
Personal Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw
On the flip side, it’s also important to stay hydrated! These steel tumblers are so chic with their beautiful scripted names and colorful choices.
The best part is, you can choose to include a second line of script on the tumblers if you want to include each girl’s role in your wedding!
Soft Can Coozies
These simple party gifts are so fun, and at $2 a pop, you can buy one for your bridesmaids as well as the groomsmen, if you’re feeling generous! Coozies make for great photo ops, too.
After all these drinkware ideas, we’re getting kinda thirsty.
Bridesmaid Tote Bag
At 15-inches tall and 14-inches wide, this bag can be stuffed with tons of goodies!
Every gal needs a chic tote to lug all of her stuff, especially when she’s there to support a bride! There are a few available colors and styles to customize each bag to the bridesmaid’s aesthetic.
So grab a few of these quality bags and they will *totes* be a hit!
Lace Trim Satin Robes
The most necessary thing above all on the wedding day is to be comfortable; after all, it’s a long day!
Gift these gorgeous satin robes to your bridesmaids so they can lounge while they get ready.
With so many colors available, think about all the fun photos you can take with color combinations. Just don’t forget to get a lacy white one for yourself!
Comfy Fuzzy Slippers
Now generally, when you and the girls are in makeup and hair the morning of the wedding day, it’s not advised to wear anything that you’ll have to pull over your head, lest you ruin your makeup.
However, these shirts would be perfect for brunch afterward- comfy, preshrunk, popular Bella & Canvas blends go great with a slight hangover.
Bridesmaid Makeup Bags
Can we ever have enough little makeup bags to store our stuff?
These cute affordable bags can easily be a part of a bigger gift, or as packaging for small gifted toiletries and accessories.
Toss in lipstick, small perfume, and extra bobby pins because you never know what they might need!
Bridesmaid Compact Mirror
To keep your team fresh and fabulous, these little one-sided flat compacts would go great in those aforementioned makeup bags!
Metallic Fanny Pack
Okay, this probably dates us but we love a fanny pack!
For the unconventional bridal gang, these metallic packs are giving us straight 80s nostalgia.
They’re not for everybody, but fans of the fanny pack will be over the moon to receive these!
“To Have and to Hold” Scrunchies
For the girls that held your hair back after one too many on a night out, include this little punny scrunchie in their bridesmaid gifts!
There are a ton of colors available, so why not consider matching the soft velvet scrunchy to their bridesmaid dress? Or maybe get one in their favorite color?
Jelly Favor Bag
Raise your hand if you remember the jelly trend from the 90s? Jelly shoes were all the rage, and we loved them.
Perhaps this signifies a new rise in the jelly trend- these bags are perfect for holding lots of fun party favors for either the bachelorette party or a bridal shower!
So imagine this. You’re getting ready with your girls; you’ve got your robe or pajamas on, your hair and makeup are almost done, and now it’s time to take pictures.
Don’t forget the cute footwear! These socks will keep your toes cozy and will make all the photos so much more matchy-matchy (and adorable.)
Custom Acrylic Clutch
Clear clutches are all the rage, so grab a few of these personalized purses and watch your bridesmaids squeal with glee!
These are fashionable and go with every outfit, whether it’s a bridesmaid dress or a night out on the town ensemble.
Bonus: the gold chain is detachable, so they can accessorize as they see fit!
Bridesmaid Save The Date Mini Calendar
These simple and minimalistic mini calendars are a super cute way to ask your gal pals if they will stand by you on a very, very, very important day.
Bridesmaid Dress Hangers
It’s traditional for the bride to have her own hanger for the wedding dress, but why keep all the fun to yourself?
At $8 a pop, give the bridesmaids their own hanger for their bridesmaid gowns and it’ll be a great keepsake for ages to come.
Monogrammed Beach Towel
If you’re having a beachfront or beach-themed wedding, these beautiful towels are affordable and also make for a great gift that can be used in the future.
The best thing about these towels is how eco-friendly and lightweight they are. Your girls will be sure to bring these along to show off at any future pool or lakeside gatherings!
Bridesmaid Wedding Cake Candle
A perfect little wedding cake-scented candle for the girlfriend that knows how to get lit (sorry, not sorry).
With the super cute packaging, you’ve got an affordable, ready-to-send gift with a few clicks.
Toss this into an assorted gift box with some other goodies and you’ll be set!
Personalized Bridesmaid Passport Cover
Are you having a destination wedding? Surprise your girls with these fine, faux leather passport covers and luggage tags!
With various color options, you’ll be sure to find something for everybody. You can also go with the wedding theme route and coordinate colors for the bridesmaids, so the whole gang can travel in style!
Jigsaw Heart Keyrings
Keep your girls together today, and remind them of their unique bond for days to come with these jigsaw heart keyrings.
You can customize the message across the pieces, or have separate messages on each piece to really make it personal.
If you ever get together for a reunion, be sure to snag a pic of all the keychains together!
Bath Salts Tube
These gorgeous and unique bath salts are filled with dried lavender, chamomile, rose petals and infused Himalayan salt rock. Each test tube comes in at $7, smells heavenly, and is a great addition to any bridesmaid gift.
The ladies will be sure to unwind and soak in comfort the day after dancing and partying!
Print at Home Bridal Party Keepsake
Memorialize your bridal gang with this adorable print. You can get one for every girlfriend!
Customize everything, from their hair color, skin tone, and back of the dress. This keepsake is truly unique and a loving way to show your bridesmaids how much you care.