Post # 1
My future sister-in-law, my fh only sister, is hosting my shower this weekend. She’s turning 21 next weekend and I’d like to bring her a really nice gift as a thanks for the shower/happy birthday gift.
She’s great and we’ve always gotten along fine. She is not a bridesmaid and I feel a bit bad about that. She says she’s totally fine with it, but her mom told us before it was final that her daughter "would be crushed" if she wasn’t in the bridal party. I always intended her to be a bridesmaid, but unfortunately I asked my sister and two good friends before my fiance told me he only wanted three attendents on each side. He wouldn’t budge and I wasn’t going back to my long-time friends and telling them they were out.
Fi wasn’t trying to cut his sister out, but he really wants a small wedding. Anyway, I intend to ask her to do a reading at the ceremony and get her a corsage.
Does anyone have nice birthday gift ideas? Maybe spending $100 or so?
Post # 3
If you get along well enough to have a good conversation, taking her out to a nice dinner would be good. I’m thinking that she might enjoy having a glass of wine with dinner now that she’s 21.
Or, you could get a nicer piece of jewelery.
I’m trying to think of what I would have liked at that age. I always liked books and CDs. What is she interested in?
Post # 4
How about a nice bottle of wine, and some nice wine glasses? Maybe you could find a bottle that was from her birth year.
Post # 5
kosstobe – that’s really cute! My FSIL did a basket of alcohol related stuff, but kept it classy. She bought the mini bottles of wine, so I got a white and a red, 4 wine glasses, a shaker, a corkscrew, etc. It was really cute, I know she put the time into putting all the pieces together.
Post # 6
Oh that is so thoughtful of your future sister in law. I think at the end, she is just happy to be doing this for you and would appreciate anything.
I think a personalized card explaining how grateful you are to have her involved your wedding and events would make her very happy. How about a gift that you guys can do together? Perhaps a manicure/pedicure day with a brunch or a spa day together. I think those types of gifts are probably the most meaningful because you’ll be together. But if you want something for her to keep – a simple necklace and pendant she can wear the day of the wedding.
Post # 7
Since it’s also around your wedding, maybe a piece of jewelry or something she’ll keep and think of your wedding. I remember at 21 having nice pearls to wear to formal stuff was the best thing.
I can’t vouch for this site (but I’m pretty sure other Hive members have used it), but it has a lot of pearls at reasonable prices: