I really wanted to give the bridesmaids something with a decent degree of permanency. I didn't want to gift them something that would be tossed out at the first post-wedding apartment purge. I was dorkishly enchanted with them having something that would see them through many years; even if they didn't gaze upon it and fondly recall my wedding, I still liked the idea of them just having it years from now, period.
Oh, and in addition to permanency, I liked the idea of playing up the label whore in all of us. I don't really think they'll mind.
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Tiffany Plaid Bowl ($40) via Tiffany & Co.
The way I see it, this is a pretty stellar solution. I think all of the 'maids, regardless of their personal styles and lifestyles, can use a classic crystal bowl with clean lines. I see them tossing anything in it from spare change to car keys. It's small enough to fit in even the tiniest apartment, but it's large enough to serve a purpose and be a nice piece of crystal. Best of all, in order to maintain the pristine Tiffany blue box and white ribbon... I don't have to exercise my abysmal gift-wrapping skills on these gifts! Everybody wins!
What are you gifting your 'maids?