The 45 Best Maid Of Honor Gifts That Go The Extra Mile

The 45 Best Maid Of Honor Gifts That Go The Extra Mile

This article was first published in Forbes on Feb. 6, 2024

Finding the perfect maid of honor gift is a task almost as daunting as filling the role itself. So we asked a wedding planner and our on-staff gifting experts to curate a list of the best maid of honor gifts that convey gratitude and everlasting friendship—and we considered various budgets, too. From Mejuri’s Vermeil Linked Necklace, one of our favorite picks overall, to the budget-friendly but ever-practical Personalized Maid Of Honor Mug, you’ll find an array of heartfelt tokens she’ll treasure long after the big day.

So what exactly takes a maid of honor gift from great to truly memorable? In addition to holding sentimental value, look for something that helps the maid of honor stand out from the rest of your bridal party in a “subtle yet significant way,” says Los Cabos, Mexico-based wedding planner Amy Abbott. “Think about items like matching earrings or a necklace that complements the bridesmaid dresses, creating a cohesive and stylish look,” she suggests. Another popular choice is to go the personalized route; Abbott recommends brands like Leatherology and Paravel for classic, customizable items that the maid of honor can use at the ceremony and beyond.

Of course, you can also go the extra mile with a luxury gift, like designer perfume or an entire spa weekend. But, Abbott says, “The monetary value of the gift is not the focus; what matters most is the effort and consideration put into making your maid of honor feel not just appreciated, but truly special on your wedding day.” With those tips in mind—and based on our extensive gift guide expertise—we assembled 45 of the very best maid of honor gifts she’s bound to cherish. And for more inspiration, check out our guides on the best bridesmaid gifts and best groomsmen gifts.

A Cute And Convenient Cosmetics Case:

The Duo Vanity Case

Whether she’s a beauty junkie or not, this roomy and oh-so-pretty vanity case from ETOILE will come in handy long after she puts it to use during your wedding weekend. It’ll keep all of her makeup MVPs and toiletries organized when she’s on the move, and since it’s tall enough to store most bottles upright, she’ll never travel without it again.