Post # 1
What did you guys get your hostesses when they threw your baby shower? I have one coming up in January and have NO idea what to get my hostesses. They’re my two best friends and are throwing it for me about 8 hours from where I currently live (in my hometown). So, whatever I get them will have to travel well.
I thought about maybe a pretty vase or frame, but am just not sure. I need your help!
Post # 3
Commenting to follow…because I’m in the same boat!
Post # 4
AWWW that’s so sweet. I didin’t get a gift when i hosted by bf’s shower. Actually i din’t even get a TY card either lol…she was very hormonal so i let it go…your friends are so lucky to have you as a friend. GL and keep us posted.
Post # 5
My mom and Sisters hosted mine and I ended up just getting them all gift cards to a restaurant they liked. i think a vase or frame is a great idea, Wine is always a good gift too. Target has these pretty awesome mixers for vodka or champagne. Those may be neat with a bottle to go with it.
Post # 6
I’m not sure about what’s proper etiquette, but what about taking them out for a nice lunch or dinner as a thank you? That way, you don’t have to worry about traveling with a gift.
Post # 7
I just had my baby shower and I ended giving my friend a crock pot slow cooker recipe book. She’s a mom with a 9 months old and works full-time so I know she doesn’t always have the time to cook a full dinner meal. She was very excited about it and luckly she did have a crockpot at home so it all turned out well. I also knew that she love cooking and trying new recipes at home.
I would definitely get them something that they like, gift card to a favorite restaurant/store, movie tickets, as suggested above-taking them out for lunch or dinner is a nice thank you gesture before they commute home, or you can always mail them a thank you note with a gift from a specialty food item you can order online.
I think the important thing to do is to acknowledge the work they have done to put your baby shower together, a verbal acknowledgement is nice, followed by a card and/or a small gift of your thanks is very much appreciated.
Good luck and you are going to have fun at your shower!
Post # 8
This is such a nice gesture! I have helped host at least 4 showers and have certainly never received any gifts but I also didn’t expect anything.
How about a small cooler or an insulated lunch bag from Thirty One with their initials on them?
Post # 9
I gave the hostesses nice towels with body wash and a note wishing their next shower be as wonderful as this one! They seemed to like it!
Post # 10
@MrsB1015: I want to hug you right now–I found an adorable apron and thermal bag on the Thirty One outlet sale for cheap! I hope my hostess loves it!
Post # 11
Wow, I am actually sort of shocked at how many shower hostesses on this thread didn’t receive a hostess gift, or at the very least a thank-you card! I always thought that was basic common-sense etiquette…
I have never been pregnant so I’ve never been on your side of it, but I recently hosted my first shower, and my friend gave me a beautiful patterned pashmina scarf. We live overseas so I’m not sure where she got it, but I know someplace like Macy’s which exists everywhere in the states would have similar stuff, plus they have sales and coupons all the time. Good luck!
Post # 12
Thanks for all the input ladies! You all have given me some great ideas!!