Cheers! The best gifts for your wedding party
Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life, and it wouldn’t be the same without the special people in your life. Why not show them how much they mean to you with gifts for your wedding party that suit them perfectly?
To take the pressure out of gift shopping, we’ve pulled together some ideas for gift cards that will show just how well you know them.
1. The Best Man
Being best man isn’t easy. There’s so much to remember… the bachelor party, the rings and that all-important best man’s speech. So, if you’re wondering what to get your best man as a wedding gift, why not show your best buddy how grateful you are with a gift that’s personal to him?
Comedy tickets ($20-$40) – If he’s the joker of the group and has proven his comedy timing with his best man’s speech, why not treat him to a trip to see the pros in action. Online deals site Groupon regularly has offers on comedy club tickets for around $20, so treat him to a gift card and let him choose his perfect night out.
A night in the great outdoors ($10+) – Is your best man a big fan of a night under canvas? Get him outfitted for your next camping trip together with a gift card from Camping World. Valid at Camping World, Overton’s and Gander Outdoors, he can treat himself to the coolest camping kit on you. With cool gadgets from around $10, you can spend as much or as little as you like.
2. The Maid of Honor
When you get the wedding day jitters, you need a wing woman who’s going to help you keep it together. Your maid of honor is one of the most important people in your wedding party and she deserves something special to say thank you.
A post-wedding wind down ($30-$50) – The build up to a wedding can be stressful for everyone, so why not help her wind down after the big day with a luxury massage in her very own home. Zeel offers at-home massages from experienced therapists and she can choose from a range of treatments to help her relax.
A girls’ shopping trip ($15+) – When you’re home from your honeymoon, you’ll be ready to catch-up, so why not plan a girl’s day out at the mall. With a Happy Her gift card you can spend your credit at a range of big-name brands, whether she wants to update her wardrobe or indulge herself with a sweet treat between stores. It’s valid at Sephora, Ulta Beauty, The Cheesecake Factory, Panera, Peet’s Coffee, Macy’s, Express, Under Armour and Bed Bath & Beyond so even a $15 card will guarantee her a treat.
3. Your parents
After the bride and groom, the parents are THE most important people at your wedding. Whether they’ve been saving for years to pay for a fairytale wedding or were there every step of the way helping you plan and prepare, what you get parents for a wedding gift really shows them how much you care.
Something to keep them busy ($15+) – After months of wedding planning, your parents are going to have some time on their hands. And if mom and pop haven’t jumped on the boxset bandwagon yet, why not treat them to a streaming gift card. Buy them credit for a service like Netflix and present it with a list of shows and movies you know they’ll love.
Something to show off their memories ($25-$50) – When the wedding photos arrive, your parents are sure to want to show them off. Why not let them pick their own way to show off their precious memories with a gift card for a home accessory store like Wayfair? Multi-photo frames start from around $25.
4. Flower girls
They brought some serious ‘aahh’ factor to your big day and were on their very best behavior, so your flower girls deserve a little treat. When you’ve got a mix of ages and interests, it can be tough to find a gift they all like, so treat them to a gift card and they can choose something they’ll really love.
A little bit of magic ($10-$40) – Whatever their age, everyone loves Disney. From glittery princess dresses to quirky clothes, there’s something in the Magic Kingdom for every little girl. A Disney gift card is valid in stores for a $10 toy right up to treats and tickets at Disney resorts, if you really want to spoil her!
Some everyday flower girl magic ($10-$20) – If walking down the aisle in a pretty dress and tiara has given her a taste for glitter, why not help her incorporate some of her flower girl style into everyday life? With a gift card from Claire’s she can treat herself to jewelry, hair accessories and lots and lots of glitter, so she can relive her starring role over and over again – and all from just a couple of dollars.
5. The Ring Bearer
How cute do little boys look dressed up for weddings? Those tiny tuxes are sure to make them the star of the show. And when they’ve stood nicely and posed for photos, it’s time to treat them to a little ‘thank you’ gift to reward their patience.
A little something from Mario ($10-$20) – After working hard looking cute all day, it’s time for a little play. Whether they’re five or 15, every boy loves a game. With a Nintendo gift card, they can treat themselves to a new game for their Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, and Wii U, or even a collectible or toy, if they’re too little for video games.
A fairytale ending ($10-$30) – You’ve got your happy ending. Help them find theirs with access to a whole world of children’s books. A Barnes & Noble gift card gives them the choice of thousands of action, adventure and fantasy books starring wonderful characters. And when you’re a kid, a trip to the bookstore is a day out in itself.
Your bridesmaids keep the show on the road and make your wedding a whole lot prettier too. So, why not treat your bride squad to ‘thank you’ gifts that suit every kind of girl? From massages to flowers, meals out to a new dress, gift cards let you buy one gift with endless options.
A girls’ night out ($30-$50) – When the excitement of the wedding’s over, you’re going to want a night out with your girls to swap stories. So, why not treat your bridesmaids to a gift card for Darden Restaurants and get your next night out together planned? Valid at Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Yard House, Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze, you can catch up over dinner whenever you like.
Some everyday glamor ($20+) – Your girls looked beautiful on your big day, so help them keep that glamorous glow with a gift card from beauty store Sephora. With brands including Clinique, bareMinerals, Dior and Philosophy, they can invest in that lipstick shade they love or give their look a total overhaul, depending on your budget.
Every groom needs a wingman. In fact, he needs a whole team of them. Your ushers take care of the practicalities, so you don’t have to, and a big ‘thank you’ is definitely required. When your ushers have different interests, gift cards are the perfect ‘one-size-fits all’ gift.
Hours of entertainment ($15-$30) – When your brother loves mobile gaming but your best buddy’s into movies, a Google Play gift card is the perfect choice. With access to apps, games, movies and music, they can choose to spend their credit on however they like to pass their time.
Breakfast on you ($20-$30) – After the big wedding party, they’re going to need a good breakfast to get them back on track. Show how much you care with a morning-after feast at IHOP. Load a gift card and help them chase off that post-party hangover with a hearty breakfast or plan a meet up after the honeymoon to reconnect.
Whether you’re planning a small, intimate affair or the party to end all parties, wedding favors are a must. Instead of spending hours bagging up sugared almonds or making personalized gift bags, why not pop a versatile gift card in an envelope so they can choose the ‘thank you’ gift they really want.
Dinner on you ($20-$50) – When you’ve spent the weekend celebrating, the last thing you want to do is cook. Spoil those guests that went the extra mile with dinner on you. Load a gift card from Grubhub and they can choose from a range of well-known restaurants to get dinner delivered direct to their door.
Lots more memories ($10-$20) – These days, how often do you get the photos on your phone printed? With a gift card from Shutterfly, they can get their favorite memories from your big day made up into prints, mugs, photo books and lots more, so they can look back and smile whenever they like.
Buying gifts for your wedding party shouldn’t be stressful. With gift cards from the Kroger Family of Stores, you can cover all tastes and ages in minutes. Browse our full gift card range online today to find even more great thank you gifts for wedding guests to make your big day even more special.