(Closed) Bridal shower gift and wedding gift?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsYellowDaffodil:  I would give a gift on both occasions. The shower gift need not be expensive. Some nice tea towels are a perfectly adequate gift. Or make a basket type gift following a theme: Italian night with pasta, sauce and red wine; breakfast in bed with a breakfast tray, pancake mix and maple syrup etc.

You have until next May to save for a wedding gift (or up to a year following the wedding).

Post # 4
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I think you should get gifts for both, but they can be thoughtful gifts, not pricy! One of the best gifts I recieved from our shower was from my aunt who gave me a set of her old vintage cookbooks. 

I agree with the above ‘basket’ idea, maybe a moving themed one? Are they driving across country? Maybe supplies/snacks for a long drive? Or I’ve seen a ‘honeymoon’ basket with supplies for a honeymoon: magazine/books, suntan lotion, flip flops. For the wedding, can you go in on a gift with another relative?

Post # 5
5189 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

MrsYellowDaffodil:  Spend only what you feel comfortable with. If you attend the shower you have to bring a gift, so if you can’t afford both then just give a card at the wedding. Personally I’d ditch the shower (not really important) and give a wedding gift.

Post # 6
1628 posts
Bumble bee

MrsYellowDaffodil:  Give what you can afford. People usually include lower priced items on their registry, so go for one of those. When I was a struggling college student I went straight to the under $20 category for my friend’s showers. If you are really strapped for cash, a thoughtful card is always appreciated if you can’t afford a gift

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