The flower girl plays an important role in the wedding day, her walking ahead of the bride in a similar look symbolizes the bride moving forward from childhood into adulthood. A gift is a way to thank her for being there with you and for her to look back on your big day with sweet memories. In this post, we're answering common questions and offering inspiration for flower girl gifts.
Fun Fact: The tradition of a flower girl originated in ancient Rome with her placing wheat and herbs down the aisle to bless the couple. It has evolved to throwing petals, and there are now more modern options, such as ribbon wands, and mini bouquets.
Do You Give Gifts to Flower Girl?
Yes, flower girl gifts serve as a token of appreciation from the bride for being a part of the wedding.
Does the Flower Girl Give the Bride a Gift?
It is not an expectation for the flower girl to give the bride a gift. Traditionally, the bride will give the flower girl a thank you gift for participating in her wedding.
How Much Do You Spend on Gifts for Flower Girls?
A flower girl gift can be a smaller purchase than what you would spend on other bridal party roles, such as your bridesmaids. An average amount to spend is between $15 and $40, depending on your budget.
Another way to evaluate your spending range is to take 10-15% of the costs on the dress and try to spend something in that range.
For a modest budget, there are some great options under $10 listed down below. Check out numbers 6, 7, 17, and 19.
When to Give Your Flower Girls Their Gifts?
If they are attending the rehearsal dinner, that is the perfect time to present gifts to them. It's most likely when you'll be giving your other bridal party gifts, making it convenient for both you and them.
If they are not attending the rehearsal dinner, the day of the wedding would be the next best option.
What Do You Give a Flower Girl as a Gift?
Activities to occupy them on the day of the wedding is always a good idea, such as coloring books, storybooks, and puzzles. These can all be wedding related, but it's also okay to pick things you know they'll like, for example, items in the realm of their favorite princess.
Keepsakes for them to remember the day by is a sweet gesture. Options include jewelry, stuffed animals, photos, and blankets. A thoughtful idea is something old mementos for them to use at their future wedding.
Older girls may be more receptive to keepsakes while younger girls may need activities to help your wedding day go smoothly.
Miniature versions of what you're gifting the bridesmaids are also a way for them to feel included with the big girls. Great examples are similar robes, mini-spa kits, jewelry, makeup bags, and totes. It's never too early for some pampering and beauty gifts.
We have additional gift ideas on how to thank a flower girl listed below.
1. Flower Bracelet, $19+ at Green Peridot
This bracelet comes in a variety of sizes, and on a card that can be customized to your flower girl.
2. Dressed Up Stuffed Animal, $15+ at The Customise Company
Pick her favorite animal to personalize and mark the occasion.
3. Personalized Storybook, $35 at Put Me In The Story
This personalized book comes with a dedication page and makes a sweet memento of the day. There is a less expensive generic book version here.
4. Personalized Jewelry Box, $19 at Z Create Design
This box will be great on its own or paired with a piece of jewelry inside to get her collection started.
5. Personalized Water Bottle, $15 at Pink Posh Co
I'm loving the Petal Patrol title spin on Flower Girl for this tumbler.
6. Personalized Puzzle, $8+ at Two Crew Design
This puzzle is a fun and personal spin on princesses.
7. Sunglasses, $8+ at The Crafty Engineerx
These will come in handy for an outdoor wedding.
8. Handkerchief, $18+ at The Polka Dotted Bee
When it's her turn as the bride, this handkerchief is timeless for her something old.
9. Lace Robe $23+ at The Knot Shop
You can personalize this robe by picking her favorite color for the initial.
10. Watercolor Photo, $19 at Alison B Illustrations
Put this personalized illustration in a frame for her to have in her room.
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11. Tote Bag, $17 at My Wedding Favors
This tote bag would be great on its own or filled with trinkets.
12. Sequin Cushion, $16+ at Amy Lucy Designs
If she loves sparkles and unicorns, this would make a nice decor piece for her room.
13. Initial Flower Necklace, $16 at Brillants
This necklace makes a personalized keepsake for her.
14. Crayon Name, $14+ at LL Crayon Creations
These are perfect for a display piece or to be used for coloring.
15. Beauty Gift Box, $34 at Mod Party
This option is a sweet gesture for the older flower girls.
16. Personalized Bunny, $16+ at The Customise Company
A subtle personalization can be put on the ears of this bunny.
17. Activity Book, $4 at Target
This book is a sweet and inexpensive way to say thank you. It would also make a great pairing with number fourteen.
18. Keepsake Gift Box, $36 at Bubble and Berry
This gift box comes with a flower popper, a brush, and a charm she can tie on her bouquet when it's her turn.
19. Makeup Bag, $8+ at Million Weddings
This bag can be personalized with her name on the inside.
20. Bunny & Personalized Blanket, $20 at Lavender Eight
This soft duo will have her cozy while giving her something to cherish from your special day.
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Would your flower girls rather receive keepsakes or activities? Be sure to share your favorite flower girl gifts below, or what you did for the flower girls in your wedding.
Until next time,
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