Post # 1
I need an idea for a special gift for a young friend getting married next month. I specify young friend because I’m nearly old enough to be her mother (not quite lol) anyway she does not have a close relationship with her mother or any other female family member so I’ve kind of adopted her. I would like to get her something special like what a mother might give her daughter but all of the suggestions I’ve seen say heirloom jewelry or a scrapbook of her life, obviously that won’t work in this situation. The cost is unimportant and she already has her wedding jewelry. Help
Post # 3
@kidcrazed: Are they taking a honeymoon? If not, maybe you can get them a night in a nice hotel for their wedding night. My Mom got me Lenox crystal champagne glasses that we use every year on our anniversary.
Also, as a complete surprise, my best friend (who is about 10 years older than I am) took pictures of everything, and also collected little things from around the wedding. She saved an invitation, a program, a napkin I made, a piece of my bouquet that she swiped–and on our first anniversary she sent me the most beautiful scrapbook. I had no idea she was doing any of this, and it was by far the most meaningful gift I received.
Post # 4
Is she registered anywhere? What about getting her all her china? or a high-end items she’s hoping to receive? I like the china route, personally, as she’s likely to have it a lifetime.
I also like the idea of having her invitation professionally matted and framed. That would be a sweet keepsake…. or preserving her boquet and having it shadowboxed for display.
Post # 5
I can’t tell if you are looking for a wedding gift for the couple or a gift just for her, but is there something that she wants for the wedding that she is passing up on? If I could have justified the expense I would have gotten myself a pair of Figgie shoes, they are custom hand painted shoes that I think everyone could appreciate (but I love shoes). Or is there something that you could do with her, like take her to the opera or the theatre.
I also think that getting her something from her registry she doesn’t think she will get is a good idea. Maybe a special china set for two that they could use on anniversarys.
Post # 6
What about a hope chest? One of those big, really nice trunks that goes at the end of a bed? You could have it engraged with their wedding date either on the top or on the inside.
That would be a hugely meaningful gift to me and something I’d keep forever. This is assuming you know her household style 🙂
Post # 7
I think all of the pp ideas are great.
To go back to the scrapbook thing. I lived with my guardian for 1 year of my life. But when I graduated college she made me a small scrapbook. It didn’t have pictures of my childhood but it had pictures of me and words from her and showed how proud she was of me. It was wonderful. Especially since all of the other girls in my sorority were getting special gifts from their mothers…this really made me feel like I had someone special.
Post # 8
If you’re crafty, doing something like making a quilt or knitting a blanket is really special. You could also buy her toasting flutes or maybe some nice china?
Post # 9
Thank you ladies. I really like the idea of the anniversary scrapbook and I think I’ll take her to the spa