There’s no stress like a bride’s stress….
It’s supposed to be the happiest time of your life but somehow things like late shipments, unexpected out-of-town guests, and last minute seating changes are threatening to steal your joy.
As your bridesmaids, we completely get it, but know that in the midst of your nuptial-induced stress, you’re stressing us too.
So, if you’ve been that bride, take the time to take care of your girls. As a bridesmaid gift get them personalized robes (that they can keep and use after the wedding) and arrange for massages (you know they need them after dealing with wedding drama for the past 6 months or so).
Caution – this gift isn’t the cheapest, but hearken back to my “Rules for Bridesmaid Gifts” and make the gift commensurate with the type of bride you’ve been.
Every bridesmaid needs a place for her lipstick…
If you haven’t already noticed I love gifts that have utility. Event spaces are typically drafty so the wrap will come in handy and as already said, any good bridesmaid is going to touch up her lipstick during the wedding, so give her a place to stash it.
These gifts are especially great because they can be used post-wedding.
Because there are rules…
It’s wedding season and every bride needs all of the support she can get, hence bridesmaids.
Having been one, I can say that I enjoy it, but it’s not for the weak of heart (or pocket) and it’s great for the bride to remember this when it comes to buying gifts for her girls.
So for all of the brides in planning mode, here’s a little something for you to think on.
Because one post is just not enough…
“Here here” to all of the dads holding it down out there. Just in case you didn’t see your dad, husband, brother, uncle, or other significant father figure in the previous blog, check out this one.
This is not an exhaustive list, just another set of ideas to get your own going.
Focus on your father today…
I can’t say that I’m as great with gifts for guys (not being one and all). But I thought that I would help out all of the ladies and gents out there with some ideas for how to show their love for the great men in their lives.
Peruse the list and be inspired.
I shop my blog…
What kind of auntie (or blogger) would I be if I didn’t help my favorite little guy find a great gift for his beloved teacher.
I had an opportunity to do some shopping at Marshall’s (highly recommend it for gifts) and I came across this great mug. A few months ago I attended an event at the American Institute of Architects in DC (another cool place for unique cards and gifts) and I picked up the skinny notepad there.
My nephew loved it and I think his teacher will to.
So make a goodbye gift of it…
Custom Ink – Cafe Press – Zazzle
After all, Maria von Trapp was sort of a teacher (well, governess)….
It’s the time of year where all good (and bad) students need to say goodbye to their favorite teachers. It’s a time of transition and celebration and also gratitude to those teachers who have put up with kids hijinks all year long.
So as the year comes to an end, make their gifts good. Here are my top ten ideas for goodbye gifts for teachers.