- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I need an amazing gift for my Maid/Matron of Honor..she has gone above and beyond for me. She just had her 2nd child and went back to work full time and has still managed to do so much for my shower and bachelorette and even has helped me with things for the wedding (addressing the invitations, going w/ me to florist, etc.) My mom couldn’t go with me to look at wedding dresses (long story) so my Maid/Matron of Honor did and made that day sooo special. She is my cousin and has been there for me through family drama w/ the wedding too, anytime things would go wrong she would have such a positive attitude and was so calm and suggested solutions. We had to scale our wedding WAY back (basically parents offered money to us to pay for things and then backed out) and it was kind of difficult for me to let go of my orginial vision but she helped me through it all and is organizing a really special shower for me to kind of “make up” for the fact that I had to let go of some of the fancier/special extra touches that I wanted at my wedding.
Also I am so ashamed to admit it, but I was her Maid/Matron of Honor about 7 years ago when I was in college and didn’t have a clue and the only gift I got her for her wedding was a scrapbook I made of her and her husband. I did organize her shower and bachelorette but it was nowhere near as special or as much as she’s doing for me so I really feel like I want to get her something nice. Furthermore, I found out that one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man backed out at the last minute and said she can’t contribute the originally agreed upon amount for the shower/bachelorette and Maid/Matron of Honor is covering it and said not to say a word to me b/c she knew I’d be upset. (Of course this Bridesmaid or Best Man told me about it! Why, I’m not sure!)
So here is my dilemma, she is a mom with a toddler and newborn and doesn’t do a lot of the things she used to, so I’m unsure what to get her. She doesn’t wear jewelry b/c the kids pull on it so jewelry is out. She isn’t a big designer purse person. I was thinking a spa gift card but since she works full time she loves spending every spare second of her free time w/ her kiddos! I always offer to babysit them and she has only taken me up on it once b/c she said she hates missing out on being w/ them all the time.
The only thing I can come up w/ is there is a clothing store we both LOVE that is a little on the expensive side (Ann Taylor) I was thinking I could get her a $150 gift card for there since she said her body has changed so much since having kids? It seems impersonal but I know I’d love that more than any knick knacky thing which is the only other option I can think of.
By the way I will also be giving her a memory box of special little personal things (her favorite candy, a pic frame of the two of us w/ pics from when we were little and now, letters we wrote each other when we were little, a Christmas ornament I made her, some personalized stationary and a personalized journal) along w/ her jewelry, clutch and shoes for the wedding day and a letter telling her how much all that she has done truly means to me!!
She also loves Disney so I could get her something Disney but she already has SO MUCH Disney stuff and the practical side in me says no more knick knacks haha!!
Other interests she has are that she LOVES to cook and bake and sew and craft, but she already has a ton of stuff so this would be another gift card option like Michaels or Jo Anns.
Ok, so if you were my Maid/Matron of Honor, (new moms help me out!!) what would you want??? I added every option I could think of to the poll! Sorry this is so long but I Just wanted to make sure I thoroughly explained!