- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
So I’m in the midst of planning (aka: buying) all the elements for my BM’s gifts. I want to do things a bit differently than the usual “necklace/earrings/jewelry” gift, so I’m doing a gift bag of sorts — tote, scarf, 1-2 something elses (undecided on what exactly) and then I was going to get a gift card to some place that I know they would actually appreciate. The whole idea is that the gifts I get them they can actually USE somehow, someway. Some of the gifts are similar (but not exact copies of each other) but I wanted to give them something more personal that they would actually USE and ENJOY.
If its part of a gift-bag of sorts, is a giftcard to a favorite restaurant, shopping center, or retailer considered tacky or not personal enough?? One of my BM’s is a married mom of two girls, and I think she would really appreciate something she could use towards her family. The other Bridesmaid or Best Man I could get a gift card to a variety of different places that she could use and enjoy, and would still be personal. Are gift cards the “easy” way out (even if I’m getting other gifts), or would they actually be appreciated in lieu of something they might never use or actually like??
I’m already helping to pay for dresses, am paying completely for hair and makeup and am providing a place for them to both to stay for my destination wedding. But I don’t consider any of those things to be actual gifts, as those are all elements of my wedding, and are just nice, respectful things to do. For both bridesmaids financials are a bit tight, so I’m just trying to help out anyway I can, and also show my appreciation for them being a part of my wedding.
IDK. Help Hive!