- 4 years ago
My sister is my Maid/Matron of Honor. She is going to be 9 months pregnant at the time of my wedding (in one month!). I wanted to get her an extra-special “thank you” gift, and I thought I had it figured out until I talked to her today (I wanted it to be a surprise, and now I’m glad that I ruined the surprise!). I bought my bridesmaids small leather clutches/coin purses and pearl & swarovski earrings.
I wanted to get my sister a larger purse since she’s unlikely to be using a clutch with two babies. She said it was a nice thought, but she won’t need or use anything but a diaper bag and to return the purse. (And I literally spent hours researching & speaking with saleswomen who have young toddlers to pick the “right” purse!!) Now I’m totally lost. She said that she thought the earrings were nice, but she doesn’t need them (too late — I already bought her a pair and I’m past the return deadline). And she even suggested that I return the other girls clutches/coin purses in favor of a necklace (even though she doesn’t want one of those, either).
I think her hormones are making it difficult for me to understand what she wants… so, I’m looking for advice. What should I get my very pregnant Maid/Matron of Honor as a thank you? She is due 2 weeks after the weddings, and she already has a 2yr old boy. She lost her job a couple months ago, so she’s also feeling a bit depressed and I think she’s confused about when or whether she should return to work.
I was thinking that I could take her on a Spa Day the week of the wedding? Maybe I can have my fiance babysit the toddler and I can take her to get a mani/pedi? (I’m getting married near her/our hometown so she can be included, but I’m travelling in from out of town so I can’t get together with her more frequently.). But we did DIY mani/pedis at bachelorette and she didn’t want to participate — I even offered to paint her toes in case she wanted a pedi and not a mani! I’m totally lost… please give advice! I only have 1 month! 🙁