From giving you the best engagement gift to picking your favorite bridal shower present, your maid of honor has been there for you through the major journey leading up to your wedding day. And there’s no better way to thank her for her dedication, love and support, than with a special gift.
“The best gift is one that is practical and personal at the same time,” says Emily Forrest, Director of Communications for Zola, the online wedding planning service, tells Good Housekeeping. She suggests giving a personalize present, such as a robe or pajamas set that can be used well beyond your wedding day and serve as a keepsake.
If your gal pal isn’t a fan of monograms, there are a ton of other meaningful gestures and sentimental gifts that will express your appreciation. Looking for a gift for your sister? You’ll want something to honor your bond. Shopping for your best friend? You can’t go wrong with a present that highlights your memories. No matter who your maid of honor is — sister, best friend, cousin, daughter — we’ve found the perfect gift for her. And yep, plenty of these will work if you’ll have a man of honor by your side.
Check out our list of the very best maid of honor gifts.
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What does a maid of honor do on the wedding day?
There aren’t any set rules to what a MOH has to do. However, there are some traditional duties she’ll can take on, including planning the bachelorette party, giving a toast at the reception and generally helping the bride, especially the day of the wedding.
Are you supposed to get your maid of honor an extra gift?
You can, but you don’t have to. However, if you want to treat her a bit more, there are a few options. “Another way to say thank you is to cover a beauty cost that the person of honor is expected to have on that wedding day or the day before,” she says. This is an especially thoughtful idea as wedding makeup is increasingly expensive these days.
Gift experiences are another good idea. “Do a wine tasting together or have a bonding moment. You must be close if this person is one of honor,” she says. “Plus, an experience is a way to make a memory and enjoy it yourself, too.”
How much does a maid of honor gift typically cost?
The price of a luxury gift, on top of your other wedding expenses (including mother of the bride gifts and not to mention bridesmaid gifts), could be a concern, but not to worry “the right price point is one that feels comfortable,” Forrest says. “Anywhere from $10 – $100 might be right. If you’re covering a special service like a hair appointment or nail appointment, then the cost is going to be a bit more, but if you’re giving a delicious candle and bath salts, that might cost under $30. I truly believe it is about the thought and the personalization of the gift over the amount of money spent.”
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