Wedding season can be quite the whirlwind. There are engagement parties, bachelorette weekends, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, not to mention all the dress fittings, tastings, and seemingly endless decisions you need to make. (Who would have thought choosing paper stock for programs would be so fraught with indecision?) You may still have a million things to do—like creating a playlist of country wedding songs—but you also want to take some time to show appropriate thanks to your maid of honor—the person who has been right by your side through all of the above—with a unique and thoughtful maid of honor gift. (If you're early in the planning stages, don't miss these creative maid of honor proposal ideas!) Because she is your best friend—possibly even a sibling!—you already know whether she'll appreciate something sentimental, stylish, or downright silly, and these gifts thankfully run the gamut. (Some even playfully hint at your partner-in-crime's past—a topic that, for the record, is absolutely off-limits in her MOH toast!) There are also quite a few personalized and monogrammed options, which kindly conveys that your gesture was hardly an afterthought. Consider coupling your MOH gift with a note that includes one of these quotes about friendship, or quotes about sisterhood, and you may just leave her feeling positively verklempt. (Perhaps she can use a new monogrammed linen handkerchief to blot those watery eyes.)
Unlike a bridesmaid's dress, she'll get endless reuse from a monogrammed clutch ($12 for personalization), and it makes for an extra fitting find for a beach wedding. (Besides, someone's gotta hold the bride's lipstick.)
This incredibly thoughtful custom illustration of you and your have-your-back bestie may just make her tear up, so wrap it in Kleenex, okay? (Choose from various skin tones and hair colors.)
The packaging of this dainty 14K chain pretty much says it all, and this Etsy vendor also offers pretty pieces for pretty much anyone affiliated with your wedding day.
In a perfect world, each of your bridesmaids would get one of these personalized market totes before boarding the yacht at your bachelorette party in the South of France. But in this world, a girl's gotta pay the florist. C'est la vie! Fortunately, more than a dozen yarn colors mean you can coordinate your MOH's cute carryall to your Big Day's color scheme.
Every friendship has a soundtrack, right? Treat your BFF to a mixtape of your best musical memories—you know, those choreographed dance routines, the karaoke late-nights, that spring break in Mexico—that she can enjoy the modern way thanks to the USB drive.
She can wear these sweet earrings on the wedding day, and they'll be come a staple in her wardrobe after. Choose from gold, rose gold, or silver, and then personalize the delicate charm by adding her initial, her birth month flower, or a symbol (butterfly, paw print, bee, and more).
Available in three colors (white, peach, and navy), this lightweight kimono-style robe features a polka dot print and, for $12, your maid-of-honor's initials.
This stylish upgrade from those hand-woven camp wristlets of yore is the sort of accessory that will elicit oh-you-shouldn't-haves. But you did! (Available in other colorways.)
Just because you're (almost) newly married doesn't mean you won't need to hear her voice on the end of the line any less than usual. Make sure she stays ready to chat with this clever charger-vase hybrid.
If she's still sleeping in the same-old college T-shirt, treat her to this charming pajama set featuring fun illustrations of vintage radios, board games, picnic blankets, and more.
Planning a beach wedding? Send her home with this White Sand candle. With a 55-hour burn time, its notes of honeysuckle, mandarin, and sea salt will remind her of the special day.
Available in sterling silver, brass, or copper, and in a matte or polished finish, this sweet structured bracelet comes with the words "My Maid of Honor Today, My Sister Forever." (You can also specify a more personal note.)
We all have that one friend who is just effortlessly cool—like listens-to-vinyl, looks-good-with-bangs cool. If she happens to be your maid of honor, gift her with this retro record player with rose gold hardware.
Don't take our word for it—just check out all the 5-star reviews of this delicate fragrance described as "like winding through the English countryside."
Interlocking rings offer a sophisticated take on the old-school BFF heart necklace.
Bridesmaids' bouquets wilt, but a floral print fabric necklace in an iconic ditsy pattern will forever remind her of your friendship.
Fill this chic and simple tote with a miscellany of your MOH's favorite, so-very-her things (think everything from jewelry and wine to drugstore candy, and her, ahem, favorite magazine).
This two-quarter by Nostalgia Electrics makes a sweet gift for an equally sweet foodie friend—and it also gives you an excuse to get together in the name of chocolate ice cream and a chick flick.
So your MOH is hopping on a place for the engagement party and the bachelorette bash, not to mention the wedding? Pamper your BFF (Best Frequent Flier) with a cheeky neck pillow.
Let your favorite travel companion (apologies to the groom) know the adventures are just beginning with a striped passport case that pays tribute to an iconic camp motif.
What better way to say "thank you for being a friend" than this Golden Girls edition of a classic board game. (Who wants to bet that Blanche does pass go?)
You know just the fun-loving female who'd appreciate this twist on beer pong. Pair it with her favorite bottle of bubbly—and, perhaps, a two-pack of aspirin. (Because true friends look out for each other.)
You two have just "clicked" since the beginning. Will she love it? Yes. Will you be thankful for the candid photos she snaps at your wedding? For sure.
Tell her she's like a sister to you with this beautifully illustrated hardcover edition of a classic.
Remember those days you drank awful punch out of red plastic cups? You've now moved on to highly sophisticated barware from an iconic wedding dress designer.
This 6-piece set of glassware will communicate to her that you have good intentions of maintaining your margarita night traditions.
Pair this kitschy coffee mug with a fancy bottle of her favorite booze or wine. (A pair of these mugs also makes for a cute wedding day toast photo op.)
If your friend prefers jewelry of the understated sort, give her a little bit of luck with this simple mixed-metal ring in gold and sterling silver.
When adulthood sets in, sometimes "Girls' Night Out" becomes "Girls' Meet-You-in-the-Park-Around-Noon." If you want to go the extra mile, splurge on tickets to an al fresco event and slip them inside.
Is it a splurge? Yep. Did she fly to Bali for your bachelorette? Well, then, maybe it's worth it. Bonus: You can pair it with a note that says "Thanks for helping me keep my cool during wedding planning!"