Your maid of honor has special duties at your wedding, so make her feel special by getting her a gift that's as unique as she is.
- Step 1: Make special, private arrangements to pay for part of her travel, hotel, or other expenses, such as her dress, as a little extra gesture of appreciation.
- FACT: In the past, tradition dictated that the maid or matron of honor was the sister closest in age to the bride.
- Step 2: Avoid kitschy, cute, overly trendy items that will probably wind up gathering dust in a drawer or, worse, be re-gifted.
- Step 3: Get a gift that is timeless and practical. Give her a piece of jewelry to wear in the wedding, so she'll remember the special day each time she wears it.
- TIP: Consider the financial requirements of the wedding for the maid of honor, including dress, shoes, hotel room, and airline tickets when setting your budget.
- Step 4: Make your gift personal. Take time to pick something out you know she would like based on her hobbies, interests, and taste. If she's a foodie, try a basket of gourmet goodies. To pamper her, try a spa gift certificate or box of spa items.
- Step 5: Decide on a budget for all your bridesmaid gifts and set aside a little extra for your maid of honor. Since she may be handling the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and special wedding day duties, the maid of honor deserves something a little more lavish.