Post # 1
Like the title says…
My aunt is throwing my shower with some slight help from DH’s two cousins (one male one female – siblings.) My shower isn’t until January 18th, but I have NO IDEA what to get them….
HELP!! Suggestions would be great, but be sure to post what you did as I might like it enough to “borrow” the idea from you.
Post # 3
My mom and MIL threw me a shower with the help of my sister. My sister’s role was to run the games (which she also brought with her). For my MIL, we got her slippers that she needs (my FIL’s suggestion). My mom got a gift certificate to a local spa (that she loves!). My sister got flowers sent to her. Basically, we tailored each gift based on the recipient and our relationship with them. I spent about $40-50 on each person.
Post # 4
I got my MIL a set of flavored olive oils and vinegars as a thank-you for throwing me a shower. She loved them!
Post # 5
I purchased a nice candle and a bottle of wine for each hostess. It was the easiest way to pick up gifts. I felt bad bc I put a lot more thought into gifts for my bridal shower but I have just been so tired!
I have also seen people throw in bath products with a note that says from my shower to yours and I think thats cute if you know what scents they like. For my bridal shower I gave some of the hostesses a nice umbrella (like a rain shower haha) if they liked vera bradley.
This is my favorite candle and everyone is always excited to recieve it!
Post # 6
I sent a really nice thank you card… Now I feel bad!
Post # 7
You are supposed to give Thank You gifts?? I’m owed some gifts then. Haha. Just Kidding. 🙂
Post # 8
Mine was hosted by a friend of the family, with heavy help from mom and sister.
Mom – I got her a “grandma” book, where she fills out all this info about herself to give to the baby – she LOVED it. I also got her a shammy thing that keeps your neck cool – she is always hot.
Friend – a cheese board made of slate that you can write on, and a cheese keeper (galss dome)
Sister – she was leaving the following day for a trip to Italy and france, so a travel picnic blanket, wine cork and wine bag for travel home.
Post # 9
@MrsDiddles: I gave my mom a necklace from etsy w my baby’s initial, and a necklace to one friend & rings to another- also from etsy.
Post # 10
I got them each gift cards to Barnes and Noble in a nice card. Each of them, in her own way, loves books/reading/browsing. It really suited them.
They aren’t fussy (so no spa GCs), and one is allergic to flowers and doesn’t drink. So wine or flowers was out.
Post # 11
@MrsDiddles: The last baby shower I hosted & got a thank you gift for I received a beautiful pedestaled cake plate (I’m a baker). My cohost got three bottles of wine in a pretty basket. Basically, just buy for the host like you would if it was their birthday.
Post # 12
@BrandNewBride: Don’t feel bad. I’ve thrown 4 showers in the past year and only received a thank you gift for one of them.
Post # 13
I gave Godiva chocolate and a thank you card. They all said I didn’t have to but I really appreciated all they did for me.
Post # 14
I think I’m owed some gifts lol.
I spent almost 1k on my brother’s baby shower. I even flew my mom into town so she could attend the baby shower for her first grandkid. My brother and SIL only said thank you, not even a card :/
Post # 15
I took all three of them to get their nails and toes done then took them out to lunch and gave them thank you cards! Nails were about $50/each and lunch $20-30/each… But they spent so much time and effort!!
Post # 16
For MIL and my Grandmother I’m getting her one of those books that records her reading to baby. And both SILs are getting diamond candles.