(Closed) Who buys the hostess gift for the person whose home the shower is being held in?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Who should buy the hostess gift?
    Bride : (19 votes)
    76 %
    Bridesmaid : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Both should buy seperate gifts : (4 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    40 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Regardless of offers I would pick up the hostess gift. That way you know that it was well taken care of. Bridesmaids normally get a thank you gift near the end for being a bridesmaid, I think it would be redundant to buy twice for the bridesmaids. You have awesome bridesmaids for offering to pick up things!

    Post # 4
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    I think it’s perfectly acceptable for both (bride and BMs) to give the hostess a small token/gift of appreciation.  Am I off-base with this one?

    Post # 5
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Oops, I voted wrong. My vote should have been for the Bride. The hostess is hosting the shower for you and it is out of appreciation that you give her a gift. If the BMs do so as well then that is great for the hostess Laughing.

    Post # 6
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Deinitely get them all a gift. I think this is the bride’s job for sure, to gift her hostesses and the house-person a gift. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just somethign to say thanks.

    Post # 7
    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think the Bride *should* buy the gift, but that it wouldn’t be horrible for the BMs to give something additional to the hostess

    Post # 8
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I think it’s important to get a gift for the people who are hosting.

    So if it’s at someone’s house you should def get them a gift. As for the bridesmaids — they do not have to get the person a gift unless they are taking any of the credit for the shower. Like if it’s at one of their mother’s houses but they are “hosting” then I would leave it up to them to thank their mother in the way they think necessary.

    Post # 9
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Bride is suppose to give all of them a gift.  They are hosting the shower together for you. 

    Post # 10
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    It would probably be nice of the bridesmaid to give the home hostess a gift, but the bride definitly should.

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