Handmade bridal shower gift — thoughts?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
920 posts
Busy bee

@LilySarah:  preferably, I’d prefer something off the registry. I like blankets, but I doubt I would prefer that over something on my registry for my bridal shower. not saying I dont like afghan blankets, I just would find it somewhat odd to be given that as a bridal shower gift (still would be appreciative you even took the time to get my anything). although Im sure people will disagree. 

Post # 4
895 posts
Busy bee

I’m secretly hoping for something like that! I haven’t told anyone but I would love what you said or a quilt or something.

I’m also what people call artsy, and an art major, so that might have something to do with it.

Post # 5
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

IMO bridal showers are the time to give special items so an afghan would be fine with me. I got so many registry gifts throughout our wedding (which was great), but because of that, the few things we got that were hand made or where someone made an effort to go off registry and buy something truly special, were my favorites.

Post # 6
965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My grandmother used to make us afghans and we have 2 at our house right now. I would be so honored to get one as a gift, especially from family, but only you know the bride.

Post # 7
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LilySarah:  I would love a neutral bed-sized afghan myself. Something handmade and fabulous would be great so long as it blended easily into any aesthetic (hence a neutral colored afghan and not a king-sized purple, yellow and green one).

Post # 8
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I personally prefer items off my registry.

I received a few hand made gifts and while I appreciate the thought and gesture, I really have no use for these items.  These gifts do not suit my taste and do not go along with the color scheme of my house.

I basically have these items in a closet and plan on pulling them out when necessary (like when the gift giver visits)

Post # 9
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I would really love that, as long as you choose a color / style that fits me.  (So, like not neon pink or something.)

Post # 11
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I knitted a friend of mind a bedspread for her shower and she went wild for it.  I think a handmade gift is usually appreciated and loved. 

Post # 12
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would absolutely love it! My aunt is making us a quilt as a wedding gift, and she’s letting us pick out the pattern and color scheme. I’m super excited about it.

Post # 13
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think a handmade gift at the shower is nice, and a registry gift for a wedding present. Just make sure the afghan’s colors and style match the bride’s taste… Perhaps by checking the registry to see what types of things she likes.

Post # 14
1793 posts
Buzzing bee

I would love one as long as it was in a neutral color, and (hopefully) long enough.  I am 5’9″ and standard afghans don’t cover me from feet to neck.  I wrap up in one almost every night and my cat prefers one side over the other because of the difference in texture.  The ones I have made myself have always been on the extra long side.

Post # 15
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Anytime I receive a handmade gift like a quilt or afghan, I treasure it, knowing the love, patience and hours of work that went into it.  I think it’s a beautiful gesture and the bride is lucky to have such a thoughtful gift coming her way! 

Post # 16
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think that a handmade gift is a great idea, I agree that it should be a neutral colour, though. 

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