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Best Places To Buy Bridal Gifts On A Budget In Chicago

April 9, 2013 8:00 AM

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By Angela Hazen

If you are a bride or a groom-to-be, how can you show appreciation for your patient, upbeat wedding party that is making sure your wedding day goes smoothly? One of the many ways that brides and grooms say thank you to their wedding parties is by giving them useful, personalized gifts that can range from bracelets and cufflinks to handbags and wallets. Gifts not only express appreciation but also help the wedding party remember the big day for years to come. Make sure that your bridesmaids, groomsmen and the mothers and fathers of both the bride and the groom know how much you appreciate their participation. These gifts are sure to please every member of the party.

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Left Bank Jewelry
1155 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 929-7422
www.leftbankjewelry.com

Get bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts at a store with a French twist. Left Bank Jewelry on Webster has terrific items for every member of your wedding party. Groomsmen gifts include personalized cashmere scarves and pocket watches, while the choices for bridesmaids are everything from silk pashminas to jewelry boxes. Don’t forget to get something special for the fathers and mothers of the brides and grooms.

A Little Bit of This
1413 W. Grace St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 935-3917
www.bitofthis.com

If you’re looking for gifts with a personal touch, stop by a A Little Bit of This. This store has a wide range of affordable gifts that may fit the budget of most brides and grooms. Pick from personalized items, such as cosmetic bags and luggage tags, that will be used for years to come by your bridesmaids and groomsmen. A Little Bit of This is perfect for any shopper who might be stumped as to what to buy for someone’s wedding, and because the choices are so many, every customer can leave happy. These helpful, practical items will be well appreciated and help your party remember how they were there for you on your big day.

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Angelo Gifts
110 N. 2nd St.
Peotone, IL 60468
(708) 792-7057
www.angelogifts.com

At Angelo Gifts, there are many delightful treasures to give to your wedding party. Choose from totes your bridesmaids can use year round, as well as mirrors and purse holders. If you don’t initially see what suits your wedding party, the helpful staff at Angelo can help you find the perfect presents from its vast collection of gifts for both men and women. And when you look around to see all the wonderful items it has for weddings, you may decide to add a few to your wedding.

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Smitten Boutique
1041 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-7777
www.smittenboutique.net

If your price point is a little higher and you looking for more high-end choices for your bridemaids and groomsmen, Smitten Boutique has some truly beautiful items for your wedding party. Choices include bridal party gift boxes and custom personalized necklaces and bracelets for your bridesmaids. For groomsmen, cufflinks with a truly Chicago accent is something both the boys and a father of the bride or groom would love to get as well.

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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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