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5 Fall Gifts Your Bridal Party Will Actually Use

You love the ladies, or fellas, you chose to stand by your side and you want to give them a heartfelt thank you for buying a dress, throwing you a hen's party and helping you with all those pesky DIY projects that took all night and lots of wine. There are some typical things that are gifted such as robes, tote bags and pearl necklaces. These are very sweet gifts but I am challenging you to push yourself to come up with something a bit more custom, creative and seasonally appropriate and sustainable. Choose a gift that lasts for years to come.


To give you a head start I've come up with a few things that your Bride Tribe are likely to "Fall in Love" with (seasonal pun intended) . So be a pumpkin (another seasonal knee slapper) and read through the wish list I've created...


Scarf

Price Point : $92

There is nothing better on a chilly day than a hand knit thick chunky scarf to wrap up in. I'm a sucker for scarves and although I usually go for thin, light fashion scarves, living in California, when I travel back East I have to have one of my heavy hitters. I found this gorgeous scarf that resembled Fall, looks handmade but still high end and is a little more luxury and high end than a usual outerwear piece. Chose colors that compliment each person and their personality from this cute Etsy Shop by clicking HERE. Lot's of times people won't splurge to buy a luxury version of common item event they would really enjoy one.


Pet Portrait

Price Point : $39.99 - $69.99

We are in an age where most people treat their pets like their own kids. If your group of friends has little furry family members, they would love a cool portrait of them. I really liked the style and affordability of this Etsy Store JustArtinAround, if you need a cool custom gift, or just want to spruce up your own love nest, click this LINK to check out their online shop.


Espresso Maker with Mugs

Price Point : About $30 - Espresso Mugs & $30 - Small Espresso Maker

Most people have a coffee maker but spend lots of dough going out for lattes and cappuccinos. With the new smaller, more compact and easy to use Espresso Makers it's a fun idea for a homebody that may love some warm drinks as the temperatures drop. I did not tag a specific one here but Target has a really affordable attractive version and I suggest sourcing the cups from Etsy to get ones that match the tone and style of the person receiving the gift.


Luggage Tags

Price Point : $8.00 - $13.20

With Holidays right around the corner it's almost time for travel. A useful and thoughtful gift idea is custom Luggage Tags. I really liked this particular Etsy Store because I was attracted to their font and also their colors are in a really beautiful Fall palette. To see their full customizations check out this LINK.


Door Mat

Price Point : $39.60

This is one of those things you rarely go shopping for but if you're gifted it you squeal because it's witty and functional, a match made in present heaven. I love the variety that Fox & Clover Boutique offers. Check out their different options that include holiday chic, football references and coffee humor by clicking HERE.


You know your friends better than anyone and I'm sure you will find the perfect gift for each special person participating in your big day. I hope these ideas helped you think outside the norm and stretched your imagination to see the beauty in funcuality.


Happy Fall Y'all!

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