When it comes to deciding on a gift for your bridesmaids, there are any number of ideas to consider, from jewelry and silk scarves to evening clutches and scented candles. And, of course, the more personal your gift is, the better. That's why I love the amazing products from Initials, inc. This company, founded by sisters, Ivy C. Hall and Britney C. Vickery, not only offers a wide variety of fantastic gift ideas for your gal pals (and yourself!), but with their iCare Foundation, it’s also dedicated to “supporting women who are making a difference.” In fact, $5 from each sale of the company’s $18 Zip Around (a clever compact case that unzips into a large tote) is donated to a different cause every six months.
Right now, the proceeds are going to support Registered Nurse Katherine Roberts’ dream of building a new sewing training center in Solwezi located in Zambia, Africa, where she currently lives. With this sewing center, the town’s disabled will be able to support themselves by making products they can sell in their local marketplace. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
You’ll find so many other handbags, wallets, totes and more on initials-inc.com that you’re sure to spot something unique for every member of your bridal party. Plus, almost every item can be personalized with your besties’ initials.
Here are a few handbag options:
The Soho Shopper, $40, holds a multitude of items:
The Soho Sling, $35, is a nifty cross-body bag with exterior pockets:
The sleek Town & Country, $47, is great for work or play:
And you can change the look of the more compact 180 East/West, $40, with a sash that buttons on top:
To tuck inside, there’s a colorful travel Portfolio Wallet, $19:
I also love the e-reader covers, $26:
The über-practical Tech Wallet, $18 not only holds your phone but also has a zippered coin pocket, four card slots and space for your greenbacks.
And for that little something extra, why not give them the Clip It case, $8 that easily attaches to a handbag handle or belt:
Or the Sneak A Peek mirror, $8, which also snaps on to a bag handle — no more scrounging around in your tote for a mirror when a quick touch-up is called for!
Initials-inc.com also carries toiletry bags, travel bags, organizers, duffels, coolers and more terrific items to suit your every need. You’ll find great travel pieces (perfect for the honeymoon), like the Trolley Bag ($115) and Carry On ($65):
So check out initials-inc.com and have fun choosing just the right gift for all your attendants. I’m sure they’ll love whatever you select.