(Closed) Are bachelorette party gifts supposed to be for real or a joke?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What sort of lingerie gift is expected at a lingerie-themed bachorette party/personal shower?
    Legit sexy lingerie everyone knows she'll actually use : (12 votes)
    39 %
    Wacky stuff that's funny and maybe just a joke : (0 votes)
    They're both equally expected : (19 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’ve always seen it as giving her stuff she wouldn’t buy herself, but might want to use.

    Of course, I’m the jerk friend who loves to give a leather whip set or giant vibrator or something in front of the seventeen year old Future Sister-In-Law, haha…

    Post # 4
    2344 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think there are people like to do gag gifts, but I had a small bachelorette party and my bridesmaids gave me really pretty, sexy lingerie that has gotten plenty of use! I think that is more the norm than vibrators and whipped cream 🙂

    Post # 5
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The nice friends buy wearable things and the jerks (like me, and apparently, daydream) buy ridiculous gag gifts.

    Post # 6
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I only got 1 set of lingerie between my bachelorette and my bridal shower and to be honest I was a little disappointed about this! I always thought it was expected that you get some sexy little number for the honeymoon or wedding night as  a gift for the bachelorette! Actually, I also got my “something blue” – lace underwear from VS from one of my bridesmaids. But that was all……next person I know to get married I am definitely getting something for them!

    Post # 7
    140 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think it’s fun to do both! Usually spending a little more on the actual nice gift because most of the gag gifts just get thrown out or tossed in a closet and never seen again!

    Post # 8
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It doesn’t make sense to me to spend money on something that absolutely will not be used. Get a legitimate gift if you do intend to give one, otherwise skip it. But if you honestly feel she will appreciate the non-practical gift instead and has no use for the practical, then get that.

    Post # 9
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I think it depends on the gal.

    I am very conservative and do not expect to be given any kind of joke gifts. I do hope to receive some pretty things that I’ll really wear. But that’s just me.

    You can set some guidelines with your girls on what you think is appropriate.

    Post # 10
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    So I’ve actually never been to a bacheloretter were gifts were given at all.  The bride usually gets some fun accessories to wear during the bachelorette but prizes for games but not actual gifts.

    Is this weird?

    Post # 11
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    @Meowkers: Sometimes a bachelorette party is also a bit of a lingerie shower + other gag gifts that wouldn’t be given to the bride at the respectable bridal shower with family present.

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