This is the piece they will love.
With bridal shower hostesses to thank, Mama to cherish, and bridesmaids to pamper, weddings can often feel like a gift-giving bonanza. Brides eager to uncover meaningful, personalized gifts for everyone on their list can all of a sudden find themselves two hours deep in an Etsy search still lacking those perfect presents. I mean, after Aunt Sue hand-piped those pretty pastel bridal shower pastries and your best friends pulled together a picture-perfect bachelorette party, they deserve more than the everyday thank you present, don’t they?
Luckily, Southern brides always have a little somethin’ up their sleeves when it comes to wow-worthy gifts – the treasured monogram. Add those three little letters to something lovely, and a simple gift is elevated to a present she’ll treasure. When it comes to monograms, though, Southern girls have been gifted these pieces for years, so it can be tricky to find something friends don’t already own (especially if they’re practically professional bridesmaids at this point). It’s also important to make sure it’s not something she’ll have to lug around at the wedding after unwrapping or find extra space in her suitcase to be able to bring home.
That’s why our favorite personalized bridesmaids gift is a simple yet stunning monogrammed necklace. We can’t think of a single gal in the South who wouldn’t unwrap and immediately put on a delicate gold necklace sporting her initials. Not only is it a piece she can dress up or down, but it’s actually a gift she’ll want to use long after the wedding (unlike that bridesmaids dress that, even with the best intensions, will probably collect dust in the back of her closet).
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Best yet, even if she already owns monogrammed jewelry, it’s unlikely she has something exactly like the piece you’ll gift her. Unlike the umpteenth monogrammed tote or tumbler cluttering her shelves, a second option in her jewelry box is sure to be welcomed with a smile. We can promise that you’ll be grinning, too, when she greats you flaunting her new favorite piece on a casual coffee date or a dressy Christmas party month’s after the big “I do.”