Post # 1
I am taking care of my ladies’ dresses ($25, my mom made them!), hair (not much, FSIL is going to do it…if not at cost then i’m buying her a big fatty spa gift cert), earrings (cheap on ebay), and bracelets ($10 made myself with real pearls and swarovskis) for my wedding. I feel like that is plenty for my bridesmaids, but i’m toying with the idea of adding robes or something inexpensive and fun to their gift.
I really want to get my MOH an awesome, NICE gift. She’s incredible and has been there for me for YEARS. She took care of me when my brother died and comforted me when my FI was deployed. I’m kind of at a loss though. I’ve been brainstorming for MONTHS. She doesn’t do jewelry–she has a phobia of small items like buttons and stuff, so that’s totally out. Not into perfume, either. I thought about an expensive, good quality curling iron b/c she is obsessed with curling her hair but i thought that was kinda like "Ummmm" and i’m not sure. I want a nice gift.
Post # 3
here are a few ideas…. not sure if your MOH would like them but….
1. a cute clutch for the wedding OR a handbag for day to day use
2. Curling iron and hair products… who couldn’t use those… very practical
3. magazine subscription – i know its not the best idea…
4. Body care products – bubble bath, body cream, body polish…
5. gift card (not the most personal)
6. Bottle of wine with personalized glasses
7. yummy treats! a gift basket of goodies
Just some ideas.. hope that helped 🙂
Post # 4
I did a scrapbook for my sister and she loved it. I wrote a note saying how much she meant to me and why I chose her as my maid of honor. I then left blank pages to add pictures of the wedding events. i gave it to her when I asked her to be my moh, but I think it could be nice when you are thanking your moh too.
Here are some pages I included:
Post # 5
it might be really cool to do a spa gift certificate of some sort with the suggestion that you guys go together. It’d be a good way to say "thanks for being there for me" and to let her know that just because you’re getting married doesn’t mean you won’t still be there for her
Post # 6
How about a gift certificate to Sephora’s ? A girl can go crazy in there!
Post # 7
Hmm, tough one.
– spa gift certificate, as missrain suggests, go together (I just did this for my best friend’s birthday)
– "wine of the month" club membership? (I’m sure there are many, but I’m familiar with some wineries in Virginia that definitely do this)
– girls’ weekend getaway? accomodations & dinner taken care of by you?
– iPod touch?
– something monogrammed, like from Pottery Barn? or personal stationary?
– a nice watch? (not sure if that’s considered jewelry)
– gift certificate for her salon?
Post # 8
Ok i’m gonna shoot down some ideas! Not to be mean, but perhaps to narrow things down. My MOH lives in KC and I live in STL, 4 hours away. She’s moving here in October when her job starts though. A clutch or purse and a curling iron with hair goodies is a good idea. I think my FSIL (a hairstylist) can hook me up with a sweet deal.
She’s not into massages and being touched by strangers. And she lives far away, boo. I thoguht about a getaway but she’s talked about how she’s taking off so much time already and I can’t feasibly book anything.
She has an ipod touch, which would have been PERFECT because I get a sweet discount at work, lol.
I like the monogrammed idea. Maybe a tote bag? is that nice enough? She is a tote bag/purse MANIAC. Which makes me think a bag is cute. It’s tough to pick out stuff for people like that!
Yeah a watch wouldn’t be good for her. A good idea, I just know she would never wear it.
Sorry we’re so difficult!
Post # 9
If she’s a tote bag maniac, she will love a personalized one. I have one from LL Bean and I am a moderate tote bag maniac 🙂 You could fill it with the curling iron and hair products? Or other cute stuff – her favorite treats, a small photo book with pictures of the two of you (from Kodak’s Martha Stewart collection runs $10 for 14 pages).
Post # 10
Yeah, I like the idea of tote bagging it up! I’d have to find a super cool one though. Good thing I pretty much know what she has! I might find something good on Etsy. I didn’t feel like trolling it at work all day.
Instead I was here boo =]
Post # 11
Why don’t you try to be sneaky to get her answer? Tell her that you want to get someone else a really special gift to thank them (it could be mom, sister, future in-law, someone she knows means a lot and has been helpful). See what kind of suggestions your moh gives you and see if that helps you decide what she would really appreciate- worth a shot at least to do some digging, or just go shopping together and see what she comments on/acts excited about-