I don't know why this is so hard. I'm close with both of my younger sisters. They're my Matron and Maid of Honors! I've figured out and mostly purchased gifts for the rest of the bridal party...with the exception of small things that I want to add as part of everyone's overall gift...but I don't know why I can't settle on a gift for my sisters. Maybe you can help me come up with some ideas?
My Matron of Honor is 25, she got married last year. She and her H are currently renting a home and are about to get a new puppy. I've heard her say in passing how much she would love a Tori Burch clutch...but those run around $200 and I really only feel comfortable spending up to $150. She loves brands like Tori Burch (of course), Lily Pulitzer, Vineyard Vines. She's seriously in to CrossFit. She used to drink wine but not as much any more because she thinks she has an allergy. She already has a Pandora bracelet and a David Yurman bracelet. Her birthstone is a sapphire...but any decent looking sapphire jewelry is out way out of budget. I've been watching eBay for Tori Burch deals but they always end up selling for over my budget for ones that come new with tags. So anyway...at a loss here. I don't know why this has become so hard? Maybe I should just buy her something from one of her registries? Would that be weird?
Second sister is my maid of honor. She's 22, about halfway through college. I don't honestly feel like I know what her interests are anymore beyond going out to movies, drinking, and hanging out with her friends. She's your stereotypical college student. She's also constantly losing and breaking her phone. If I had to guess, I'd say she's had at least 10 to 15 cell phones ever since she first got one in her early teens. I'd get her a cover or something...but it seems like a waste of money since she'll just lose or break it within the month or week at the rate she goes through them. I don't want to get her anything too nice as far as maybe wine glasses or beer glasses because her roommates are incredibly destructive and don't seem to care about other's personal property. She wants big items, like some furniture for her room at college...but that just doesn't come across as an appropriate bridesmaids gift...and certainly not something I can easily gift her before the wedding. I've thought about starting her a Pandora bracelet since she doesn't have one yet but my mom says she doesn't really wear bracelets. She wears jewelry pretty much daily...but I don't have any other good ideas for something that would be memorable and personal. Her birthstone is a diamond... and that's definitely out of the question. So, hit me with something cool that happy go lucky, laid back, beer drinking college student would love.