Post # 1
This weekend is one of my best friend’s bridal shower and I have no clue how much to spend on a gift for it. She has asked us to buy gift cards to certain stores since it will be easier for her and her FH to use since she is relocating from Texas to the UK and doesn’t want to ship a bunch of stuff.
I don’t quite know how to figure out an amount for a gift card for this. I am one of her bridesmaids, so that means I’ve spent a chunk on a dress and we still need shoes, accessories, and hotels rooms which haven’t been booked. We are all recent college grads, so none of us are swimming in it exactly and budgets are tight. She is the type to appreciate anything people give her. I was thinking of getting a $40 or $50 gift card for them since that’s pushing my budget. Is that a good amount?
Post # 2
that is a perfect amount. whatever you feel comfortable giving is what you should give.
Post # 3
I think that amount is very appropriate. I normally spend about $40 on a shower gift because I like having a little more money to spend on a wedding gift.
Post # 4
I think $40 or $50 is totally appropriate for a bridal shower, but I wonder why she is bothering with a bridal shower at all if she doesn’t want you to buy gifts.
Post # 5
That’s totally appropriate. I was going to suggest something around $50 for the shower.
Post # 6
You’re already spending so much money on other things, I wouldn’t be embarrassed to spend 25$ if youre on a budget. Are you also planning to buy a wedding gift?
Post # 7
I usually spend about $40 on shower gifts. However, if that it stretching your budget I think it’s perfectly fine to give a lower amount. I was a bit surprised to receive gifts from my bridal party because of the costs associated with being in my wedding so I think any gift would be generous.
Post # 8
$50 is a pretty typical amount, especially if money is at all tight or you’re spending a lot on the wedding, etc.
Post # 9
I had my bridal shower recently and was so surprised to receive gifts from my bridesmaids! Given all the work and expense they applied to hosting the vent, the last thing I expected was for them to give me a gift as well.
Post # 10
louisianablue: The wedding and shower and etc will be here in the States and she will be moving to the UK after the wedding. Since the shipping and etc would complicate things, she just asked for gift cards.
Post # 11
Aly7489: I think that’s a perfect amount 🙂 I had a few of my bridesmaids give me $50 for the bridal shower and then $50 for the wedding…I didn’t expect wedding presents from any of them considering they paid for dresses/shoes…but it was still a sweet gesture! If you are looking to give her a wedding gift you can always do something like that. I don’t think there’s a reason to spend more than that for a shower gift though.
Post # 12
I wasn’t sure if, since I’m in the bridal party and giving her a present at the shower, if I still needed to bring a present to the wedding or not. I have been trying to figure out how that works, but online some say you do and some say you don’t.