Post # 1
Hi ladies, I am giving my BM’s gifts at the Rehearsal Dinner but I know that my mom and Maid/Matron of Honor are throwing me a shower in May. Should I get them a hostess gift? If so, what? Also my Maid/Matron of Honor and mom are doing the majority of the work for the shower but I know my Future Mother-In-Law and FSIL’s (who are BM’s) gave my Maid/Matron of Honor money towards the shower and my other two BM’s may or may not have given money (I’m not involved w the planning so I don’t know) but I know they both offered to help. So should I get all of them (mom, Future Mother-In-Law and 5 BM’s) hostess gifts and what is an appropriate gift? I am already giving my BM’s Coach wristlets, a necklace and flip flops at the Rehearsal Dinner. I am giving my Maid/Matron of Honor the same gifts as the BM’s and a gift card to a spa bc she has gone above and beyond. So I don’t want to repeat any of those Rehearsal Dinner gifts at the shower.
Post # 4
I didn’t even think about giving a gift but probably should. Bump for some ideas.
Post # 5
My shower is coming up this weekend. Last weekend I went to a small local candy shop and bought each of my 5 bridesmaids a small box of fancy chocolates. I also got one for my mom because although I know they’re not *supposed* to throw you a shower, she definitely had a hand in the planning. In all I think they cost me about $25 total. It’s just a small token gift, but I wanted to do a little something.
I’m not sure if it’s necessary, but something small like that is easy if you’re looking for ideas.
Post # 6
I never thought about hostess gifts until I threw my best friend a shower year before last and she gave me a bottle of wine and a thank you card. It was such a nice gesture I intend to do that for my hostess’s. I have bottles of wine that I purchased last summer from the area we are getting married and am going to give those out. I think any little thing that says thank you is good and goes a long way towards making someone feel appreciated!
Post # 7
@dickinson: This is ALWAYS my go to gift…a fancy box of chocolates and would be perfect in this situation. However my mom has a small specialty fancy chocolate shop so I can’t get her this as a hostess gift lol. I am thinking I might send flowers or wine is a great idea too. I also am planning to do thank you notes (obviously) but write a note in each one.
Post # 8
I hadn’t thought of that! my MoH and a group of my FI’s relatives are each throwing me a bridal shower, and I would definitely like to thank them in some way! I like the box of fancy chocolates and a thank-you card idea, I think I will definitely try to do this.
Post # 9
My Maid/Matron of Honor did the shower all by herself (even though another bridesmaid was supposed to help her) so I got her the following after reading a post on here:
Her favorite candy with a tag that read “Thanks for making my day sweet”
A Yankee Candle with a tag that read “Thanks for making my day bright”
A shower gel with a tag that read “Thanks for showering me with love”
And then I gave her a $50 gc to the hair salon she goes to.
Post # 10
@aheavel: I know this is a year old but what a great idea. I wanted to do a gift card but it was so impersonal. I’m stealing your idea 🙂