How much you choose to spend on bridesmaid gifts is a completely personal decision. It's a good idea, though, to set a budget before you start to shop for your bridal party. Some points to consider:
• What's your overall wedding budget? How much of it do you want to spend on gifts?
• How many bridesmaids are you shopping for? If you have just one or two attendants, you might choose to spend a bit more on each person than if you have, say, six bridesmaids.
• How much are your bridesmaids spending on dresses, travel, etc.? You're not trying to cover their expenses with your gift, but you'll want to spend enough on something that truly shows how much you appreciate their support.
• Maid-of-honor gift: Traditionally, the maid of honor receives a slightly more generous gift to reflect her bigger role in the wedding preparations, so be sure to factor in that cost as well.