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Top Maid of Honor Gift Ideas

As a bride, where would you be without your maid (or matron) of honor? Face it - your wedding day wouldn't be complete without her, right? She's the unsung hero behind all of the planning of your wedding day and all the little details and events leading up to it.

She is and has been your rock. Your sounding board. Your confidante. She's your bestie. Your BFF. She's been with you through all the good times and bad, through thick and thin. She's that special someone who's been along for the ride during all the ups and downs.

She is the force behind planning your bridal shower or bachelorette party. She helped you get through those overwhelming and stressful times when all the planning that goes into a wedding may have seemed insurmountable. And you trust her with almost everything, taking in her opinions like fresh cold thirst-quenching water on a hot summer day.

While all your bridesmaids are certainly deserving of a little thank-you gift to show your appreciation, your maid of honor deserves something extra special to express just how much she means to you.

Here are some creative and thoughtful ideas you can use to come up with the perfect gift for your maid of honor. What's more, you'll find many ideas won't break the bank. It's usually not the dollar amount that's important anyway. It's what your gift means and what it says to convey your heartfelt feelings toward this most special person in your life

Spa or Salon Gift Certificate

Gift certificates to a spa or a salon also make unique gift ideas for your maid of honor. She will likely spend a great deal of time and energy in helping you to plan your wedding. The week prior to your wedding was also probably especially hectic with a great deal of last minute details to attend to and errands to run. While you will have your honeymoon to relax and renew your energy your maid of honor does not have this luxury. So honor her with a gift certificate to a spa or salon. You are giving them the gift or being pampered and the gift of relaxation. She deserves it!

Photo Album

A photo album complete with a picture of you and your maid of honor or the entire wedding party can be another unique gift idea. You could purchase photo albums with the date of your wedding engraved on the front cover and start the photo album with a picture of you and your maid of honor. This is a wonderful gift idea because the she can place her photos from the wedding day in the album and will always have a precious souvenir from your wedding day.

Handcrafted or Homemade Gifts

A few more unique gift ideas for your maid of honor include handcrafted or homemade gifts. For example you could put together a CD of some of her favorite songs. You cab include a photo of the two of you on the cover and include a heartfelt poem on the inside of the CD cover. You could also create a scrapbook for her. You could either make the scrapbook a memory of your entire friendship together and include photos and other items from your various adventures throughout the years or if you plan ahead and take many photos documenting your wedding preparations, you could create scrapbooks as a remembrance of the wedding planning that you shared.


Any item that relates to a specific hobby your maid of honor enjoys is a great idea for a special wedding gift for her. This is a popular choice because giving a gift that relates to one of her hobbies shows that you understand her likes and that you want her to continue to find the joy and happiness she gets from that activity.

Gift Certificate to Favorite Restaurant

Another excellent gift idea for your maid of honor is a gift certificate to her favorite local restaurant. Assisting in your wedding preparations was probably extremely stressful and time consuming and she will very much appreciate a night on the town and the opportunity to not have to cook for a night. This simple gift lets her know you appreciate her efforts and that you want to thank her for all she has done to support you.

Gifts Related to the Wedding Theme

Unique gift ideas can stem from the wedding theme. For example if you are having a beach themed wedding you might want to give your maid of honor a gift of a tote bag, a beach towel and a novel to enjoy on the beach. This unique gift idea ensures that your maid of honor will remember your wedding fondly the next time they are at the beach.

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DIY Do It Yourself Maid Of Honor Gift

These tips should give you plenty of ideas for coming up with the perfect gift for your maid of honor, whether it's a proposal gift, i.e. something you give her when you ask, "will you be my maid of honor?"; or something to express your special thanks, love, and appreciation for all your maid of honor did culminating on your wedding day. Have fun!