Post # 1
I was planning on giving my sister a hostess gift because she is giving me a bridal shower. I told my mom and she said that she’s never heard of that before. Is it customary to give a hostess gift? If you gave one, what did you give?
Post # 4
@mrsjordan53014: is she the sole person hosting? If so, I would. If not, and she’s got others helping…then I would just factor that into any sort if bridesmaids gifts, depending on your situation!
Post # 5
@mrsjordan53014: A hostess gift is nice (though not exactly “required”), but a thank you note would still be required.
I would get her a small gift, something you know she will appreciate.
Post # 6
@mrsjordan53014: I had my shower last weekend and actually bought all my girls (just 4 of them) a cute wine tote and their favorite bottle of wine. I also gave my Maid/Matron of Honor a $50 gift card to her favorite store. I also gave them all a thank you card that I really put some time and thought into writing. I don’t think a hostess gift is required, but if you feel that someone has gone above and beyond then it is nice. I will say, I was a bridesmaid and barely got a thank you card for the gift from the bride let alone hosting the shower.
I think more than anything, you should write a very special thank you card for your sister when you send out thank you cards. I will say that my Maid/Matron of Honor really appreciated the gift and went above and beyond and gave me a beautiful shower pretty much on her own. Looking back it probably would have been best to just give her a gift, but I think it’s nice to know all their hard work didn’t go unnoticed!
Post # 7
I was informed by my sister/MOH that it was customary. I had never heard of it either, but I ordered necklaces for my hostesses. The necklace is gold with a bright pink stone, because my shower theme is hearts and the colors are pink and red.