(Closed) Bridal shower gift suggestions when there is no registry?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What should I get her?

    give cash

    get gift certificate

    any gift is fine

  • Post # 3
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would give her cash, because you can’t go wrong with that. That’s most likely what she prefers considering she didn’t register. 

    Post # 4
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    So I do not  give cash/ gift card often I just do not like to I would rather give something personal. But I was reading on a thread somwhere on the bee earlier today where someone put a ton of fake money in the card with a small folded check 

    If it were me I would likely do a game of LIFE theme and createa box with the board then fill the box with fake cash with a check inside.


    Or you can be like my crandma and give it all in change for Christmas one year my sister asked for money because she was going on a trip and my grandma gave it to her all in dimes 

    Post # 5
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I personally don’t believe that cash is an appropriate shower gift. It’s fine for the wedding, but a shower is really supposed to be about giving the bride concrete gifts. If you are comfortable giving cash, however, go ahead. That is your choice. I would give a physical gift, but what would depend on the person. If she likes to cook, maybe you could give her the Williams-Sonoma bride and groom cookbook, some gourmet spices, or an apron set with mitts and kitchen towels, etc. If not, maybe something like board games or wine and a decanter or similar. Really, that will depend on her personality and the lifestyle she and her Fiance have together. You could also give lingerie.

    Post # 6
    367 posts
    Helper bee

    Could you ask some other guests (your mom, any sisters or friends) what they are bringing to get an idea of whether cash will be okay?

    If you get her a present, I’d just be sure to get her a gift receipt so she can return anything she doesn’t need. Cookbooks are always a good choice for brides, and if you get it from somewhere like Amazon or Barnes and Noble, it would be easy for her to exchange.

    Post # 8
    853 posts
    Busy bee

    What about a pedicure or a massage? Brides are all frazzled before the wedding, and I know that for me at least, I would love to get a massage at a spa a few days before to de-stress!!

    Post # 9
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I just had my shower last weekend and some of the stuff I didn’t register for were my favorite.  Some of the cool stuff I got that I liked were:

    A gift basket full of all sorts of spices that she, and her culinary graduate brother picked out for me.

    A full margarita set including margarita mix, glasses, tequila, salt, and a rimmer

    a personalized recipe book with a personalized apron/dishtowel set.

    I always appreciate things that people put thought into….


    Post # 10
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

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    @jules28:  awesome idea!

    Post # 11
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    personally I HATE giving cash and usually stay away from gift cards unless it has a specific use (and I usually present it in such a way).  To me, cash or gift cards (not specifically intended) just scream “hey, I think you are worth this much”.


    Go with something creative like pp suggested.  I like the massage/day spa idea 🙂

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