Post # 1
I have two soon to be stepdaughters who are in the wedding. One is 21, one is 6. I am looking for gifts, and cant find a thing. The 21 year old doesnt wear jewelry. The 6 year old loves anything that sparkles. I am also wondering if I should do something corny like “I am happy to be part of your family gift” or maybe this gift is both. Ideas? I am thinking it should be jewelry anyway – they could wear it for the wedding and just put it away, but on the otherhand, I dont want to spend $ on something the 21 year old will throw away. So maybe not jewelry? I dont know…help!
Post # 3
I think if the 21 yo doesn’t wear jewelry, it’s better to respect that – it shows you’re paying attention to who she is and want to get her something that SHE would like. Maybe you could offer to take her shopping to buy a pair of really fabulous shoes? Or a clutch/handbag? Or maybe a nice watch (you could let her pick it out, with an upper price limit, obviously)? If she’s a little bit tomboyish or alternative, it could even be a pocket watch.
For the 6 yo it’s easier; just get her some pretty sparkly costume jewelry and it sounds like she’ll be happy.
Either way, I think as long as it’s clear you’re making an effort to show your affection and respect for who the 21 yo really is as a person, it will be seen and appreciated.
Post # 4
i bought my flower girls this: you could add extra charms with yours, FI’s and sisters initials for the little one as a ‘family’ thing. the 21 year old: i’m not so sure! ask her opinion on the necklace – she might surprise you and say that she would like something similar too. perhaps take her shopping or direct her to etsy and say that she can buy something that will match with her outfit on the day, like shoes or a clutch as wombat says?