(Closed) Appropriate gifts…

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
14185 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well i just gave chocolate truffles to my Mother-In-Law and SIL, which they both loved. I gave my Maid/Matron of Honor a bag of makeup goodies from Ulta, and she’s STILL telling me how much she loved the colors I picked for her, etc. Not overly personal, I mean, chocoalte and makeup aren’t that big a deal, but they all liked it =]

I’m with you–I LOVE giving THE perfect gift. But it has to be perfect =] 

Post # 4
578 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh how I loved that book. We both read it and it was great!

I think something small and personal will work. I am getting Future Mother-In-Law a coffee cup with goodies filled in it since she loves making her own capuccino every morning. 

I would just try to make it personal and then I am sure it will be perfect! I know that doesn’t help a lot sorry!

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My friend gave us last night a dish towel with our last inital.  She made mine with my future inital which I was really excited about!  My first item with my new name 😉

Post # 7
22 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

I always love to receive homemade gifts. If you like to bake, you can’t go wrong with homemade cookies or cupcakes.

Also, relaxing hostess gifts are always nice such as a gift certificate to get a manicure, scented candles, or bubble bath.

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

I, like you, love trying to find the perfect gift. My shower is in two weeks and my bridesmaids are hosting. I found a great website that has umbrellas and they monogram. Our wedding colors are brown and orange so I went with the brown umbrellas and I had each girls initials monogrammed onto one in Orange. I’ll be giving them as ‘hostess gifts’ at the shower. Kind of a ‘shower’ theme don’t you think? I also have written to really fun little blurbs for the gifts:

This one will go on the bag with the umbrella in it:

I’m so happy that I have you girls ~ Here by my side today ~My shower was amazing ~ You all planned the perfect day. As Bridal parties go ~ I know I’ve got the perfect crew ~ As a token of my gratitude ~ This shower gift is just for you

Then, I wanted to find a fun way to tell the girls that I would really like them to bring their umbrellas to the wedding, you know, just in case the weather isn’t perfect. So I am going to tie a tag around the umbrella and it will read:

While we can’t predict the weather ~ For our September wedding day ~ We can prepare ahead of time ~ For whatever comes our way. So if the sky should open up ~ and rain a little while ~ These umbrellas will come in handy ~ To help you stay dry in style. So if you would, on our wedding day ~ Please pack them with your things ~ Just in case those pesky rain drops fall ~ On the day W and I exchange rings.


Hope this is helpful!


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