Unique Bridesmaid Gifts

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Say 'thank you' to your bridesmaids with custom jewelry from Red Giraffe Designs.

Wish you could give your bridesmaids a gift as unique as they are? Kate Stevens of Red Giraffe Designs can help.

Stevens, a local jewelry designer, is known for creating boho- and vintage-inspired necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, which she sells online and in her brick-and-mortar shop in the Short North. But shoppers aren't limited to what they see on display; Stevens also takes custom jewelry orders, often from brides looking to say "thank you" to their bridesmaids with something special.

"I do lots of bracelets with quotes," Stevens says. "Coordinates are also popular, and I do those on necklaces as well as bracelets." These pieces often do double duty-they make for lovely matching accessories during the wedding, and sweet mementos bridesmaids can continue to wear after the event.

For example, you can work with Stevens to craft something inspired by your relationship with your best friends. "One bride had bridesmaids who were all from Ohio, but different parts of the state, so she gave each of them an Ohio state necklace with a heart stamped over the city where they met," Stevens says. She's always happy to work with brides to nail down the final product, and she encourages reaching out via email (, as it's the easiest way to share ideas and photos.

For orders of five or more, Stevens typically gives a 15 percent discount, and she can create something for almost any budget. "I've worked in a large range of price points, from a $6 stamped brass ring to a $100 necklace," she says. Lead time varies, but if you have a specific request in mind, it's best to work six weeks ahead just in case Stevens needs to order