Gifts for the bridal party
Thank your attendants with gifts that are as individual as they are.
PICTURE THIS: Capture memories of your crazy adventures in bridal-land by slipping photos of you and your bridesmaids into fabulous frames. Layla Grace offers dozens of motifs, from delicate toile to zippy zebra stripes. Each 8-by-10-inch frame holds a 4-by-6-inch photo and can be personalized with a monogram, name or short message; $48 each. Visit laylagrace.com or call 877-907-1322.
SIGNATURE STYLE: In this age of tweeting and texting, a handwritten note really stands out, especially one written on personalized stationery cards from Minted. The company offers dozens of options, but our fave is this Half and Half design, which boldly slices her name in two. The 4-1/ 4-by-5-1/ 2-inch flat cards feature a solid or striped back. Packets are $35 for 15; $50 for 25; and $65 for 35. Visit minted.com or call 888-828-6468.
CHARMED: Bridesmaid dresses may come and go, but she'll never grow tired of photo-charm jewelry by WellsWare. Send them a photo -- of her or the both of you -- and they'll do the rest. A sterling silver charm bracelet with two picture charms and three pre-made "memory" charms is $110. A two-inch nickel silver pin with one photo charm and two memory charms is $78. For details, visit wellsware.com or call 888-90-WELLS.
SMART FIT: No chance of her cellphone getting lost when it's clad in a brightly colored snap-on case. This chevron-patterned cover from Le Papier Studio is available in 25 colors, but why stop there? Make it truly hers by adding her monogram or, even jazzier, a silhouette, $42, plus $10 for a custom silhouette; at lepapierstudio.com, or call 847-922-6474.<
LETTER PERFECT: Show your attendants just how one-of-a-kind they are with monogrammed necklaces. This graceful design by West Avenue Jewelry features a one-inch script pendant on a 16-inch chain. It's $160 in sterling silver or 14k gold-fill. Order from maxandchloe.com or call 888-629-2456.
HOLD IT: Emma Gordon's satin clutches effortlessly mix sophistication with a touch of whimsy. The turquoise and gray Eva purse ($74) pinpoints her wizardry with a needle. The London-based Gordon will custom-make any of her designs in your choice of colors. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit emmagordonlondon.etsy.com.
COOL COVER-UPS: Transform a basic iPad into something special with distinctive folio-style hard covers from Powis iCase. With two dozen patterns to choose from -- everything from polka dots to a vintage mystery novel -- there's one to match every bridesmaid's personality. Or custom-craft covers using photos of your attendants at their favorite vacation spots. From $60 to $80; monogramming is $10 for three lines. Order at powisicase.com or 877-290-6558.