Post # 1
I lost my mom about seven years ago to cancer. Since then, my dad remarried and is very happy. I’m finally getting married at 40! My step-mother wanted to completely stay out of the wedding plans (since she’s not my mom). We had a long talk and she has been instrumental in my having what I know will be the most beautiful wedding. I’m very, very, appreciative and want to do something nice for her, but all of the “step-mother” gifts I come across are appropriate for a person who has been with you for most of your life. This is not our situation. I’d appreciate any advice out there 🙂
Post # 2
beckeremmie: Well, without knowing her tastes, likes/dislikes, my advice would be avoid the “step mother” wedding gifts, and get her something special, even if it is a non typical wedding gift!!!
Some suggestions: jewelry (maybe a charm bracelet that you can keep adding too over time), a hankerchief (which, can be personalized with a nice quote, or some kind words), a picture frame (which she can use to put a wedding picture in down the road)…or, a gc to a spa so she can unwind before or after!
Post # 3
Don’t get her a “stepmpother” gift. Get her something you know she will love and a heartfelt card.
Post # 4
Agree with Julies, day at spa, GC for a restaurante, etc.