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Does the maid of honor have to buy the bride a gift? Absolutely not.
Should the maid of honor get the bride a gift? Absolutely yes!
OK, so you don't have to buy the bride anything, but a small engagement present in the build-up to her big day is a great way to show your support and love for her.
You don't have to break the bank, either (unless you really want to get her something seriously special) – even the smallest gift will be hugely appreciated.
Check out our favourite maid of honor gifts to the bride that we could find and elevate your friendship to new levels of BFF.
If you haven't already got the happy couple an engagement card, be sure to check out Scribbler's hilarious range for a fun congrats for getting all wedding'd up!
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Super handy for bookmarking any dresses, cake designs, hen destinations, or for leaving her partner passive-aggressive notes about actually helping with the planning.
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A stunning wedding day card where you can personalise the names as well as the hair and dress colour, so it matches your gear on the big day.
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A stylish and unique engagement card that will stand out amongst the others and undoubtedly take pride of place in their home next to the generic (boring) shop-bought versions.
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Another lovely little personalised keepsake – this non-tacky bride and maid of honour picture is a cute gift they can put up in her new marital home.
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A fun and funky pair of cold feet socks make for the perfect joke present (plus, everyone loves fluffy socks, so it's win-win!).
Buy Now | £7.56
Wedding planning means scribbling notes here, there and everywhere: to-do lists, circling things she likes, doodling wedding dresses on the back of cereal boxes…
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Chocolates are the perfect celebration treat, and your best friend getting engaged is certainly a chocolate-worthy celebration.
Buy Now | £10.24
A sassy wedding mug for your mate who is engaged AF. Perfect for a revitalising, hangover-busting coffee on the hen weekend!
Buy Now | £10.41+
An alternative bridal gift where you can personalise a London street sign with the names of the couple. Cute, unique and not too painful on the purse strings.
Buy Now | £10.49
Something for the home or even to use at the wedding if they're going for that boho style which is still very much in vogue.
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Either gift it to the bride as a scrapbook she can complete with snaps from the wedding (no effort) or fill it up with pictures and memories of you and the bride (some effort).
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Perfect for holding all her wedding day makeup and a handy bag to put her going away bits in for the honeymoon.
Buy Now | £12.99
A great gift for those with a twisted sense of humour. These obnoxious chocs are a fun little congratulations to the bride.
Buy Now | £14.95
This customisable heart-shaped gift is a unique and potentially hilarious present (depending on the choice of photo you use).
Buy Now | £14.99
Handmade iced gem biscuits with 'You're Getting Married' piped on the top of them. Pretty, thoughtful and downright delicious.
Buy Now | £15.00
A classy, floral scrapbook that the bride can use to document the wedding planning all the way up to the big day and beyond.
Buy Now | £41.04
Wedding planners aren't exclusively reserved for the bride (the groom also has stuff he needs to sort out, too!!). These matching bride and groom planners are a great gift.
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A must-have for any Friends fan (and let's face it, who isn't a Friends fan?!). Could I *be* wearing a cooler bridal hoodie?!
Buy Now | £25.60+
Forget the planners and cards – crank up the celebrations by taking your gin game to new levels of sensational with this fab selection of botanicals.
Buy Now | £25.99
A stunning boho-style wedding planner with a customisable front cover to make it even more personal to the bride-in-waiting.
Buy Now | £26.99
Let's get serious for a second – usually, engagement/wedding-related fashion is pretty naff, but this stylish wifey sweatshirt breaks that trend and then some.
Buy Now | £27.99+
A beautifully bespoke gift – you can get a map of where the couple got engaged etched on the side of a scented candle.
Buy Now | £28.00
The best way to celebrate big news? Gin, obviously! This chic crystal cut gin glass is the perfect engagement gift for gin-loving brides.
Buy Now | £32.00
A seriously stylish leather wedding planner with a choice of gold, rose gold or silver fonts. An elegant gift for an elegant bride.
Buy Now | £34.99
Who doesn't love roses? Who doesn't love chocolates? Yep, they're a surefire winner as maid of honour gifts to the bride go!
Buy Now | £40.00
This A2 Venn diagram poster is a modern, unique and non-awful engagement gift they can put up with pride.
Buy Now | £59.99