Baby shower hostess gifts

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@envirobride:  how about an umbrella and a card that says “thanks for the shower”… You can get really cute ones at Target

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got my hostesses books. One is into felt crafting, so I got just two books of designs. The other us, a speech pathologist and a Buffy fan so I got her “slayer slang” and a childrens book she asked for. The mom who is providing the space is hard, doesn’t eat sweets, sells tea and doesn’t drink. Thinking a nice plant.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@envirobride:  I learn something new every day. I had NO idea a hostess gift was expected at showers. I have now given 4 showers (3 baby and I bridal) and have never received a hostess gift. Is this a regional or cultural thing?  I am genuinely interested not trying to start an arguement or debate. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think it’s ok to give different shower gifts at shower #2

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@envirobride:  my mom & 2 friends threw my shower. I chose jewelry from etsy for each of them. It was stuff I found on their Pinterest & then confirmed thru sneaky means that they really liked them. For my mom, I chose a monogram necklace w my soon to be born son & nephew’s initials. All were around $30 & only required about 10 days forethought. 

I gave the gifts during a quiet moment at the shower. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@mjwyatt84:  I’m pretty sure this is customary in American culture. I’m reading a wedding planning book by Mindy Weiss and learning all about who to buy thank you gifts for and who we are supposed to tip and such. It’s crazy. I had no idea for some of them and I would feel kind of embarrassed if I didn’t know and didn’t tip/buy a thank you gift by not knowing. Especially if the vendors/person hosting my bridal shower knew about the etiquette and felt like I wasn’t appreciative. So much pressure! The girls you hosted for may have just not known.

 

OP I think a gift card/certificate for a mani/pedi might be kind of a nice gift for $25! I’d either give it at the end of the shower or send a nice thank you card with it in the mail. 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mjwyatt84:  I’m from Canada, pretty customary here too.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

What about a prerty teapot for MIL?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think I’m giving my hostesses Diamond Candles. I’ve never gotten them, but a lot of people say the candles are great plus I think its kind of fun and different, even if they get a cheapo ring. The down side is the scents are limited.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It is my personal opinion that you can never go wrong with tea and plants. It is almost spring so you can probably find some beautiful lillies or flowering potted plants at homedepot and get some cute matching pots for them. I know plants always brighten up my office and kitchen when I get them. If they have a terrible track record with plants maybe a fancy tea collection or some great coffee and a certificate to their favorite coffee shop? just a thought

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