As I've mentioned here before I ended up with seven bridesmaids. It's not surprising seeing as I'm on the older side of things and I've been through many phases on life. I'm also a lady who takes friendship very seriously! So when it came to selecting bridesmaid's gifts I just couldn't get everyone the same thing. I know a lot of people go that route and there's nothing wrong with it I just wanted to pick out something special for each of my bridesmaids, something that represented their uniqueness. I liked the idea of clutches because it was something they could use at the wedding but they certainly didn't have to and it was without a doubt something they would use afterwards.
I cannot tell you how many different clutches I bought and returned over the months leading up to the wedding. Of all the projects I took on, this one was one of the hardest and most stressful. I really wanted for each bag to be perfect! Meanwhile, we got all the groomsmen the beer of the month club. So. Much. Easier.
At the end of it though, I think the specialized, personal gift is the way to go. It's the same reason I wanted them to pick their own dresses; they are all beautiful and amazing individuals and I really wanted the gifts to reflect that.