(Closed) Shower hostess gifts

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which would be better for hostess gifts?
    Homemade jellies and applebutter : (10 votes)
    29 %
    Pearl stud earrings : (11 votes)
    32 %
    Mini wine bottles : (10 votes)
    29 %
    No gifts : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    hmm. that’s tough. Can you ask about possible allergies? Because I know that I LOVE jellies and applebutter. But the pearls are very  pretty!!

    Post # 5
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    202 posts
    Helper bee

    I vote for the wines.  It’s simple and quick and fairly universal.  If one of them doesn’t drink wine, I’m sure someone in their immediate family does.  I think 14 hostesses is overkill – don’t overextend yourself with thank you gifts when there are that many people, a small simple gift should be sufficient.  If there were one or two hostesses for each party and one of them was your sister or best friend, then I’d say spend a little more and put some more thought into it.  In your situation, I’d choose the wine, which most people will love.

    Post # 6
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Jewelry is always a matter of taste, but everyone loves free booze, esp wine! When it comes to gifts, when in doubt go for booze 🙂

    Post # 8
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    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You can make homemade bath salts, put it in a wine glass wrapped in cellophane and give them that with the wine.

    Post # 14
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    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    You’re welcome. Those glasses are cute.

    Post # 15
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    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I disagree with BrideMegan.  A gift should not replace a heartfelt thank you.  Sure, it is time consuming to write 14 thank yous, but these hostesses are spending time on your showers, so you must thank them!

    Post # 16
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    618 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I love giving hostess gifts!!  Some of my favorite gifts to give are themed baskets that reflect the hostess’s personality and hobbies.  One of my hostesses is a baker, so I filled a basket full of little baking tools, gadgets, kitchen towels, recipes, and a gift card to her favorite store.  You could do the same thing with movies or games or gardening or beauty products.  Anything really. 

    I also wrote a blog post on hostess gifts a while back.  It has some of my favorite gift ideas: http://runninglawyer.blogspot.com/2009/10/gift-guide-hostess.html

    Good luck!

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