They are the leader of your bridesmaid squad and play a crucial role in your big day, so get your maid of honour an extra special gift to say thanks.
All of your bridesmaids are heroines when it comes to your wedding.
As they are there to cajole, support, organise, cheer, and comfort you throughout the big day, and at every step of the way during the months leading up to it.
However, there is one bridesmaid that has to go above and beyond for you.
And that is your maid of honour.
Because on top of their regular bridesmaid duties, they have to do a lot more.
For instance, they have to lead and be responsible for the other bridesmaids.
Which can include booking appointments, organising transport and accommodation, breaking up arguments, and making sure everyone turns up to rehearsals and pre-wedding events on time.
And on the actual wedding day itself they will be responsible for holding your bridal bouquet (and sometimes the grooms ring) as you exchange vows, have to play hostess during the wedding reception, and sometimes even have to make a speech!
It's a tough job!
So I think you'll agree that they deserve a little something extra on top of the regular bridesmaids gifts as a thank you for their efforts.
And any of the following gift ideas should do the trick, making them feel as valued and appreciated as they undoubtedly are.
A Friendship, Infinity Or Charm Bracelet
A piece of jewellery is a good starting point for gifts for your maid of honour, as every girl loves something new and sparkly.
And a nice piece to go for is a bracelet or a bangle.
We are going to give you three options here to give you an idea of what to get; a friendship bangle, an infinity bracelet, and a charm bracelet.
These are all quite understated and can be worn while going about your everyday tasks, so your maid of honour will get plenty of use out of them.
But they are great as gifts because each one signifies friendship, and lets her know how much she means to you.
So firstly we have the Kate Spade New York Bridesmaid Bangle.
This one is great to get for a lifelong best friend, and leaves nothing to the imagination, as it spells out exactly what you think of them.
On the outside it has six engravings; 'partners in crime', 'peas in a pod', 'sidekicks', 'birds of a feather', 'two of a kind', and 'perfect pair'.
While on the inside it is engraved with 'best friend ever'.
So it's not just an attractive piece of jewellery, it carries the perfect sentiment for your maid of honour too.
And it comes in either silver, rose gold, or gold-plated metal, so you can match it to their own style and preferences.
However if you want to go for something a bit more subtle than that, then you could try an infinity bracelet instead.
And a nice example is this Infinity Diamond Bracelet By Claudette Worters.
Getting a bracelet like this with the infinity symbol is a great gift idea for your maid of honour, as it represents loyalty and a friendship that will last forever.
The infinity sign also symbolises hope and opportunity, which is just what you want your friends to experience.
And this one by Claudette Worters is really cute, with the chain being made from sterling silver, and small diamonds in the infinity symbol.
You can also personalise it by adding a small heart charm with your maid of honour's initial on it.
And speaking of charms, a charm bracelet also makes a nice gift for your maid of honour.
As these bracelets are made to represent important life events, and become more meaningful as time passes and more charms are added to them.
So you could get one of these for your maid of honour and it will always remind her of your wedding and your friendship.
And a great example of an attractive charm bracelet is this one from Links of London.
This is made from sterling silver links, into which you can add charms.
So why not add a charm to this bracelet that symbolises your maid of honour, which will make it a more personal and thoughtful gift.
Links of London have a wide selection of charms to choose from, including a heart, a stiletto, a handbag, and an angel.
A Handy Wristlet/Purse
Wristlets seem to have gone out of favour a bit in recent times, with women prefering clutch purses instead.
However, they are super handy and have many advantages over a regular clutch.
Firstly they are a great place to keep your money, cards, and phone safe and secure.
But the big winner is the wrist strap that comes with them, which means you can carry them around while still keeping both hands free.
Which is very helpful in most situations, but even more so at weddings, where you're likely to have your hands full with drinks, cake, and plates of food!
So a nice wristlet will make a very useful gift for your maid of honour.
And they are a great accessory for an outfit too, so they are something that most girls will love to receive.
They come in many different designs, colours, and materials, so you should be able to find one to suit your maid of honour's style.
And the brand most famous for their wristlets is Coach.
They have so many wristlets to choose from, but one we really like is this simple yet classy design in a chambray blue colour.
But don't just limit yourself to Coach, because there are other great designers out there also creating really attractive wristlets.
The two wristlets below from Kate Spade and DKNY respectively are good examples of what you can find.
A Designer Makeup Bag
Makeup bags are another good gift idea for your maid of honour, as these are easy to overlook when buying things for ourselves.
And this shouldn't be the case.
Because after all, we spend plenty of money on makeup, so why not buy something nice to keep it in?
This is especially true of makeup bags that will be used everyday at home.
Because these will be constantly on either your bathroom counter or on a cabinet in your bedroom.
So you need something that looks great, both for your own visual satisfaction, and also for when you have guests over.
And the good news is there are plenty of great designs available to you when looking for a nice makeup bag for your maid of honour.
For example, the one above from Ted Baker is really cute.
It's made from grainy leather, comes in a a gorgeous pink colour, and has a bow decoration on the front to ramp the cuteness level up another notch.
Perfect for any girls bedroom or bathroom.
However, if your maid of honour would prefer a makeup bag that makes a bit more of a statement, then this one from Reed & Clarke could be a good option.
This is made from white leather with a gold zipper, and features hand painted stripes in either black or orange that look really cool.
There is even a mirror inside at the bottom of the bag, to help you find what you're searching for.
And finally, if your maid of honour loves a bit of colour, then she'll love this makeup bag from Vera Bradley.
This one has a separate front pocket for your brushes, and it is PVC lined inside so can be cleaned really easily.
And it comes in a wide range of colours and patterns, so you'll definitely find one to suit her style.
A Relaxing Spa Day
After all the stress and hard work leading up to the wedding, and the excitement of the big day itself, everyone involved will need a bit of a rest afterwards.
And while you get to do that on honeymoon, your bridesmaids and maid of honour have to go straight back into their regular life and work routines.
So a great gift you can give your maid of honour is to treat them to a relaxing spa day in the weeks following the wedding.
This way you can unwind and relax together, have fun, and fully debrief from the wedding.
And this is also a really nice way to show your gratitude to them in person.
As you can let the masseuse, jacuzzi, and prosecco wash away any lingering aches, strains and stresses.
So if that sounds like heaven, click here to view a range of spa days that will make the ideal gift.
A Photo Storybook Of Your Friendship
Now this last one might take the most time and effort to put together.
And it may be a bit too corny for some.
But if you really want to show your maid of honour how much their friendship has meant to you over the years, creating a photo storybook of your memories together will do exactly that.
Because looking back at old photos stirs up all the feels and emotions within us.
Helping us to relive happy moments, and remember who we were and what we were doing at various points in our lives.
They can make you laugh, cry, and give you a warm glow inside.
So having a photobook created especially for you is a really touching thing, which makes it a really thoughtful and lovely gift for your maid of honour.
Now you could do this the old school way by buying a photo album, and printing off copies of your favourite photos of the two of you together.
Or alternatively you could use an online service like Shutterfly to create a really attractive and professional looking photo storybook from your digital photos.
These are fairly easy to create.
You simply upload your favourite photos, place them into the pages as you want them to go, then add text, captions and backgrounds to go with them.
This way you can design and personalise your book exactly the way you want it.
Or you could just upload the photos and let a Shutterfly designer do all the hard work for you!
Either way, you'll end up receiving a professional looking photo album through the post that is guaranteed to make your maid of honour cry (but good tears!).
We hope we've given you some good ideas here.
Because your maid of honour really does go the extra mile for you, so go the extra mile for them when it comes to their thank you gift.
As she deserves to be treated for all her hard work, loyalty and dedication.
And with this selection of gifts, you are sure to find one that she will be delighted to receive.