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Creative Bridesmaids Thank You Gift Bags: What to Put Inside

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“How do I thank thee? Let me find a way!” That’s the sentiment behind putting together thank you bags for your beloved bridesmaids. Pressure, yes. But fun, too! From the tote you’ll present the goodies in to the gift items inside, you’ll want to give each detail careful thought and planning – not just to match your wedding theme and your ladies’ personalities, but to keep within a practical budget as well.

So, as always, we’re here to help. We’ve assembled 5 sample Bridesmaid Thank You Bags, each focused on a different theme with a unique look, and showing an estimated total cost for the bag and fillings (note: without shipping). This should make the shopping easier – the fun part is a given anyway! (*this post contains affiliate links)

BRIDESMAID BAG THEME: WHIMSICAL AND FUN

Approximate cost of bag + fillings: $80
A canvas tote costs more than a paper gift bag, but works beautifully with personalized names. So the trick is to balance this with delightful but budget-friendly gift items inside. Another smart option is to buy things in bulk or in sets that you can open up and distribute among the bags.

BRIDESMAID BAG THEME: WHIMSICAL AND FUN

  1. Personalized Glam Wedding Tote Bag – Ships from and sold by ZCreateDesign, via Amazon. Made of canvas, customized with each lady’s name, and trimmed with a striped bow on the handle.
  2. Canvas Make-up Bag with Color Trim – available from Swoozies
  3. Daily Cup of Inspiration Personalized Coffee Mug – from Personalization Mall
  4. Thin Summer Fashion Scarves – from Dollar Tree
  5. Bridesmaid Bangle Bracelet – ships from and sold by Amazon.com
  6. TONYMOLY Bbo Bbo Lip Essence Balm – from Macy’s

BRIDESMAID BAG THEME: MODERN GLAM

Approximate cost of bag + fillings: $55
This kraft bag, sold in a set, is very affordable despite its glam look with embossed gold foil lettering. What you save on the bag, you can splurge a bit more on the gift items! Note how we chose items with gold, too.

Modern Glam Bridesmaid Gift Bag fillers

  1. “She Believed She Could So She Did” Journal – Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
  2. Gold Embossed “I Do Crew” Kraft Paper Bridesmaid Bags (set of 12) – Sold by lingsbridalshop and Fulfilled by Amazon
  3. Folding Travel Mirror LED Lighted Magnifying, Rose Gold – Sold by Easehold Life and Fulfilled by Amazon
  4. The Minimergency® Kit for Brides – Ships from and sold by OADUS, via Amazon
  5. Bridesmaid Acrylic Tumbler with Lid – Ships from and sold by Country/rustic weddings, via Amazon

BRIDESMAID BAG THEME: TROPICAL / BEACH BABE

Approximate cost of bag + fillings: $55
Such a cool way to celebrate the sun at a beach wedding! Fill the cutest rope-handled colored tote with super-fun fruit and flamingo inspired gift items.

Tropical beach babe bridesmaids gift bag fillers

  1. Ladies’ Rubber Flip Flops – from Dollar Tree
  2. Cabana Tote, Green – Roomy nylon/cotton blend bag; may be personalized with a monogram, name, title or hashtag; comes in other colors. Available from Wedding Star
  3. Key West Flamingo Sleep Mask – Ships from and sold by The Sleepy Cottage, via Amazon
  4. Tossed Pineapple Cotton Graphic-print Beach Towel – from Macy’s Martha Stewart Collection
  5. Burt’s Bees 4-Pc. Superfruit Lip Balm – from Macy’s
  6. Fruits Beverage Boats (set of 3) – from Swoozies

BRIDESMAID BAG THEME: PREPPY

Approximate cost of bag + fillings:$80
A personalized canvas tote again, but this time with a smart and chic look. Carried through to the stylish black and red bag fillers.

Preppy bridesmaid thank you gift bag fillers

  1. Mud Pie 501110 K-Initial Canvas Tote – Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
  2. MAC Little MAC Lipstick – Ruby Woo color, from Macy’s
  3. Initial Impressions Personalized Travel Tumbler – from Personalization Mall
  4. Kate Spade New York French Dictionary Mini Notebook with Pen – from Swoozies
  5. Bridesmaid Engraved Wood Hanger – from Personalization Mall
  6. Essie Nail Color A-List – from Macy’s

BRIDESMAID BAG THEME: CLASSIC

Approximate cost of bag + fillings: $75
No distinct theme to match? You can’t go wrong if you go for classic thank-you bag choices: a pretty paper gift bag filled with well-chosen, sophisticated gift items.

Classic bridesmaids thank you gift bag fillers and contents

  1. Personalized Wedding Party Stemless Champagne Flute – from Personalization Mall
  2. Fun Express White Paper Thank You Bridesmaid Party Bags (12 pack) – via Amazon
  3. Mini Silver and Ivory Enamel Frames (set of 5) – a Bellenza exclusive
  4. Godiva Classic Chocolate Bars (pack of 5) – via Amazon

Other items you may want to include , but not featured in the palette above:

Origins Ginger Hand Lotion – from Macy’s

Luggage Tags – via Amazon

Spray Pen – from Macy’s

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