With dresses, catering, photography and venues, the costs associated with a wedding can add up quickly. However, it is customary to give gifts to members of your bridal party as a way to thank them for being part of your special day. Thankfully, you can express your gratitude without breaking the bank. There are several inexpensive, yet thoughtful gifts available if you know where to look.
2490 W. Main St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Lola’s Sugar Rush is a cute, old-time candy shop located in Downtown Littleton. Along with sweets, the store carries unique gifts for under $20. If you want to do something a little different, check out Lola’s collection of journals, coffee mugs, charm necklaces and more. The store also offers customizable gift baskets to indulge any sweet tooth.
307 W. 11th Ave.
Denver, CO 80204
Taking the girls out for a spa day can get pricey, so bring the spa to them. This full-service skincare salon offers products as well. With several options under $20, you can make a customized gift basket that will let your bridesmaids pamper themselves whenever they want. The salon also has gift baskets from Dream Time. Throw a gift card into the basket as well, and give your bridesmaids a little discount on a spa service by covering part of it.
633 S. Broadway, Unit A
Boulder, CO 80305
Nothing says Colorado wedding like groomsmen gifts made for outdoor sports. Family owned and operated since 1973, Neptune Mountaineering has a wide selection of equipment for climbing, camping, cross country skiing and other mountain activities. Personalize gift bags and fill them with items under $10, like water bottles, carabiners and camping accessories. Or throw in a guidebook and plan a guys’ trip as a way to show them your appreciation.
1235 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Peppercorn sells a wide range of home products at affordable prices. Pick up some glassware, such as Pilsner glasses or double-walled glasses. Most of the glassware is sold in sets, and prices are under $20 per glass. Add a little something extra by putting a gift card or a bag of golf tees in the glasses. Or throw in some barbecue accessories for something a little different.
9255 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
If your wedding party consists of coffee fanatics, consider giving them gift baskets from Village Roaster. More than just a coffee shop, Village Roaster offers a wide assortment of coffee, tea, specialty foods, candy and accessories. There are several inexpensive gift baskets from which to choose, or you can pick out individual items and create your own. Add a travel mug to the basket for a gift your bridal party will use all the time.
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Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.