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Wedding party gifts for your New York gay wedding

Twists on gifts

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A trusty shot glass can be a fun memento of the big day, especially if it’s personalized (
You can never have too many makeup bags, and the monogram on this one by Sandra Smith Handmade is an extra special touch (
These modern scarves by Pretty Personal Gifts can let you personalize by initial, as well as pattern, for a gift that’s truly tailored to each member of your wedding party (
For a classic piece that you might also have your bridesmaids wear during the wedding, consider this simple pearl drop necklace by Kym Jewelry (
Who said bottle openers had to be boring? (
Think a pen is a boring gift? Think again. Your friends will cherish an engraved piece, like this masculine model by My Pen Place, for years to come (
You can customize by color and initial with this waffle robe by The Palm Gifts. Give it to your friends while you get ready so they can feel comfy, as well as provide for a great photo op (
It doesn’t look good on everyone, but if your group of friends can pull off the bowtie, consider a set of bold colors like these by Power and Jade Bridal. You could also have them wear theirs during the wedding for a coordinated look (
A city tote bag can be very practical on the day of your wedding — for yourself and your wedding party — as everyone migrates from hotel room to wedding ceremony, reception, and after. Gooseberry Designs creates bags for a number of cities, so you could give each member of your party their hometown (
Up the spa-factor with these monogrammed slippers by Happily Ever After XOXO (
This minimal necklace by BlueSunflowers is a dainty addition to her jewelry collection. The textured discs are also on-trend (
Personalized stainless steel flasks by The Crafty Geeks come in tux and wedding dress designs that are perfect for men, woman, and drag queens — of either gender (
A pocketknife is one of those essential items that most people don’t have, despite their practicality. The flat surface of this stainless steel model by Net Exchange allows you to engrave an initial or a full name, too (
No one will be late for your very important date with these cool, handsome pocket watches by Kreative Keepsakes for yourself (
These “his and hers” mason jars by Made by the Resarenee can make for a great photo prop during your wedding, and a fun keepsake item after (
This gold feather necklace by The Fabulous Jewelry is as sweet as your wedding party (

A gift is one of the most thoughtful ways you can tell someone “thank you” — and you may have a whole lot of someones to thank when it comes to your wedding party.

You can show appreciation in a variety of way: personalizing a present with a monogram, gifting something super practical yet trendy, giving your nearest and dearests a piece that can be incorporated into their wedding ensembles, or bestowing a token that will help them remember your wedding’s vibe.

Here are some ideas to help you figure out what gift is best for you wedding party:

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