(Closed) Wedding Gift for 18 yr. old step-daughter..any suggestions?

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

how much are you wanting to spend and what does she like? a lot of things are agge appropiate. make up, clothes, shoes, jewelry, technology…

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I see Weddings as one of life’s major milestones… be it for the couple, or the other family members involved… particularly a spouce’s children (be they young or old)

So I admire what you have in mind.

As you are close to this girl, and have seen her grow up in front of you, I wouldn’t just give her something “disposible”… I’d certainly think that she is old enough to now appreciate a gift of substance that could last a lifetime (knowing full well tho that 18 is still young-ish and she might lose something of too much value… I can say this, because I have had an 18 year old daughter myself)

One item, that my own daughter seems to have been able to appreciate, and hang onto was a pair of diamond stud earrings (a bit of a surprise cause I kind of thought she might lose em).  But she clearly appreciated them… we gave them to her for her Birthday… along with some other items (music, technology etc… of course all of the others are faded / long gone).  So I guess that says something.

Other good alternatives I can think of would be… a Bracelet, Necklace or Watch.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 5
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Knowing your budget would make this a lot easier…

I do love the idea of diamond studs. I got my first pair when I turned 21 from a boyfriend and I still have them and wear them from time to time…I’m 35 now. And I am the master of throwing everything away but those are something I hung on to..not so much for the sentimental reason but because I actually wore them. They are classic. Or you could do studs in her birthstone. They usually have studs go on sale around Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, June or Christmas. I’ve seen some great prices on them.

Another option is a right hand ring…

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Mslizzy1:  How about a nice diamond necklace or a ring? Something that is fairly expensive but not ridiculously so… something she won’t grow out of and that she will treasure forever.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Pearls? My mom bought me pearls for the Christmas I turned 18, and I treasure them – they come out on special occasions and I still think they’re beautiful.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@Mslizzy1:  I think would be a perfect gift. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Fabulous idea !!

If she liked the bracelet, then I am sure she`ll LOVE the charm and the meaning behind it.

 

Post # 11
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2193 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The charm is a cute idea but what about a Tiffany necklace?  We bought DD a heart lock necklace in silver for $200 for the wedding.  Classic, timeless. We presented it to her when we said our surprise vows to her.  DH did not understand why it had to be Tiffany’s but when that blue box came out and the crowd gasped it was worth it.  Her eyes got HUGE.  Those teens know their brands!  DD was 14 at the time.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree with a piece of jewelry.

Berricle.com sells beautiful pieces and has a good return policy. They aren’t real diamond but they are very beautiful.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Mslizzy1:  I would get her a ring with maybe a pink sapphire or a pink stone (or different color) to symbolize that she is a part of your new marriage, too. I would have liked something like that if I was 18 and my dad was marrying someone new.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@baletrina:  +1! This is what I was going to suggest! I think Tiffany’s have a blue locket heart as well, bet she would love it.

I think a piece of classic jewellery (but not earrings or her mom might get annoyed).

 

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