Best Bridesmaids Gifts (Old Saybrook Edition!)

Your bridesmaids are an essential part of your special day. Whether its your best friend from high school, your roommate for college or your fiancés sister, these girls play an important role in making your wedding experience fabulous. With all the work they do to get you down the aisle its suggested that you show your gratitude with small, meaningful gifts that remind them just how much they mean to you and how thankful you are for their role in your extravaganza.


One of the best gifts I ever received as a member of a bridal party was a lifelong guilty pleasure of mine, the L.L. Bean Tote. With so many color choices and patterns how can you not fall in love with these preppy beach essentials? The ability to monogram them adds a personal touch that will make your bridesmaids smile. On the wedding day they can stock these totes to the brim with wedding necessities and years after the wedding the tote will still serve as their go to bag. The lifetime warranty doesn’t hurt either, and neither does the wallet friendly price!

Now as far as stuffing that tote with little goodies goes we have a few ideas for you. Main Street in Old Saybrook, Connecticut is the place to be for a Connecticut Bride searching for little somethings for her bridesmaids.



  • A Silver Lining in Old Saybrook will engrave jewelry for you at price that’s friendly to the rest of you matrimonial needs. A personal favorite of mine are their charm bracelets. Your girls can continue to collect charms long after your special day.
  • SWAG, a store located on Main Street in Old Saybrook, is choked full of little goodies. From photo frames, to silly notebooks, to soap, to beautiful jewelry to match any shade of taffeta; this is your one stop shop to a great bridesmaids gift bag. Their stock is ever changing, and there’s never a time I don’t walk into the store and say, “Wow, I have to have that.”  They work directly with vendors so they can offer your rock bottom prices on fabulous inventory. The only downfall of this store is how much you’re going to want!
  • Saybrook Country Barn at the head of Main Street has a wonderful collection of Vera Bradley. With Vera’s wide array of patterns there’s bound to be a pattern to match your wedding. Scoop up a few clutches for your girls to stuff their lip gloss, makeup touch ups, and personal items in. You’ll love the coordination and your girls will love having these wallets or clutches to use for the next few seasons.
  • Cozy Nail Spa offers great salon services at wonderful prices. Their staff pays attention to detail and does a great job working with bridal parties of all sizes. Grab your girls a gift card for a manicure! They can use it before the wedding or after to unwind. They will love being pampered and while their backs are being massaged and their nails tended to they will sit back and think of your friendship.

On your way out stop at Starbucks and grab a much needed coffee and some gift cards for your girls. They have a wide selection of mugs and travel cups that you can stick the gift cards in for a cute touch.

Does anyone else have any great go-to stores for bridesmaid’s gifts in CT?

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