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Stylish Trends- Local Gifts for the Ladies
There are so many options for gifts to give to your bridesmaids. We have taken some of the most traditional gifts and found some awesome local places to find them. This way you give your bridesmaids a little piece of Austin to take home with them, or if they are from here a new place to shop!
A very traditional bridesmaid gift is Jewelry. One of our favorite local Jewelry companies is Kendra Scott. There are multiple locations across the South but is headquartered right here in Austin Texas on Congress street. Their "Color Bar" is a way to create a one of a kind piece of Jewelry for your bridesmaids. You can match it to your wedding colors or make it in a color she will love. You can create your piece right online or visit her in the store. Here is the "Livia statement necklace" that we created in our favorite spring color:
If you join the Kendra Scott email list- they do a “ladies night out” special where you can get a percentage off your purchase. Which is a perfect time to buy for your ladies. We will warn you there are so many options it might be hard to choose! These are a few of our favorites for the bridesmaids in your wedding party:
Another awesome local Jeweler is Benold’s. They have a wide variety of options of Jewelry for your ladies. These beautiful Alwand Vahan Bracelets are just a few of many different styles. They come in sterling silver and yellow gold with diamonds on the tips. These look great stacked or alone as a statement piece. You can start the collection for one of the lovely ladies in your wedding party!
Another Great gift is a clutch. You can go with the traditional designer labels, but we really love this local option: Purse & Clutch. Their mission is to partner with reputable organizations who employ artisans from developing economies to create reliable, dignified, living wage jobs for those in need. These are some of the clutches from their spring line. The colors & patterns are always changing so make sure to check the website for the latest styles. Don’t just pick one color give each of your bridesmaids a different one to reflect their personal style!
Often you will want to fill your bridesmaids clutch with some extra goodies. Makeup and bath accessories come to mind. We adore the Rae Cosmetic Collection created by Rochelle Rae. Her line of products is both animal and earth friendly! All of the ingredient suppliers, manufactures and laboratories also support the cruelty-free commitment. She has so many options- throw in her "Lucky Lip Gloss” or an eye shadow compact that will go with your bridesmaids dresses into the clutch you pick for your girls. Visit Rae cosmetics website for all the makeup options. She is also a great pick for a makeup artist for you and your girls!
What about a Spa day? Your ladies will love you! You can do a full day at the spa or get matching mani/pedi’s for the big day. Be Belle & Betty Lash offer all types of services for your wedding and now have started doing shellac! Visit their shop on 15th street or their website to set up your spa day: Be Belle: http://bebellebeauty.com/ Betty Lash: http://www.bettylash.com/
We only tapped into a few of the many local options you have here for gifts for your bridesmaids. When planning your Austin Wedding tap into your local resources and give your guests a flavor of Austin! Stay tuned for local gift ideas for the grooms!