There are as many bridesmaid gift options as there are fish in the sea (I've seen it all, from underwear to goldfish to gift certificates for psychic readings). But I've found that the best presents tend to fall into one of three categories. Allow me to demonstrate:
1) THINGS YOU CAN WEAR
Cool idea: Jessica Kagan Cushman's zodiac cuffs ($85 each). Match them to your bridesmaids' astrological signs.
2) THINGS YOU CAN USE
Cool idea: RabLabs raw-crystal wine-bottle stoppers ($55 each). Give them with your favorite vino.
3) THINGS THAT ARE JUST PLAIN AWESOME (THAT YOU'D NEVER BUY FOR YOURSELF)
Cool idea: L'Objet's gecko letter opener ($95). Everyone gets mail and who can resist a gecko?
As you can see, vivre.com is one of my favorite sites for gift ideas. It's chock-full of just about everything and has a wide range of price points (from "I can't believe that's so reasonable!" to "Who in their right mind would pay 50 grand for that?")
What are you planning on giving your 'maids?