Post # 1
My 3 bridesmaids are hosting a small tea themed bridal shower for me. I wonder what is the proper etiquette regarding gifs? They threw me a really expensive bachelorette party a few weeks ago, and my bridal shower will be in a few weeks…so I want to do something nice for them.
However, I do not know what is to be expected from me as the bride? I want to do everything right to show appreciation. Will they know it is their hostess gift and not assume its their actual rehearsal gifts?? Anyways, I would like to know how many of you are giving your Shower Hostess’ a gift? How much you will spend on their gift? And what kind of gifts are you giving??
Thanks for your ideas and responses in advance! 😉
Post # 4
I plan on giving my shower hostesses each a small gift. So far, I purchased mini heart-shaped soaps from Sabon. I’m not sure what else I will pick up but they will be more non-wedding related items and something cute and thoughtful. I don’t plan on spending more than $15 each. Just a small gift and a heartfelt note letting them know how much I appreciate them!
Post # 5
One of the best gifts someone got me for hosting a shower was a gift card to Bath and Body Works and a cute purse-sized compact to go with it.
Post # 6
I got them small gifts since I was also giving them gifts at the wedding. I found these great beach bags at Ross and filled them each with a nice beach towel and some after-sun lotion. They seemed to really like them.
Post # 7
My Mom took care of that for me. She got bracelets for all of the hostesses. I think a small token is nice and then a bigger gift for the wedding.
Post # 8
Thanks for the advice ladies! I’m going to set a budget for around $25-$30 per girl for the hostess gifts, and much nicer gifts for the wedding..!
Post # 9
My daughter had 30 hostesses for her tea.
We got them Bath & Body Works soap & lotion beautifully wrapped.
They have a sale twice a year and we got all of their gifts for about $180, excluding wrapping supplies.
For teas I have hosted….I have received the following for hostess gifts/thank yous:
A picture frame
A manicure kit (purse size)
A candle w/ holder
A cake server shaped like a high heel shoe
Hand soap from B&BW
Of all of these, I appreciated the Bath & Body Works the most—it was practical.
Honestly, the other stuff, well, ended up in a drawer or in the trash.
But we’re talking bridal teas with anywhere from 15-30 hostesses so it’s not really feasible to spend $25-30 on each.
Post # 10
I gave my 2 bridesmaids each about $10 of small items — shower gels that were clearance from Bath & Body Works, a $5 clutch from Sam Moon, & emry boards. I got the family friend who helped/let us use her home a $15 dip holder you put ice in.
Post # 11
I (along with another bridesmaid) recently hosted a bridal shower and bachelorette for a friend and she sent us each a bottle of champagne in the mail the next week. It was a great surprise.
Post # 12
My 3 BMs all pitched in to throw us a laidback Jack n Jill shower at our home. I wanted to give them each a small token of appreciation for their hard work, but I couldn’t spend much at all. I borrowed the “From my shower to yours” concept that had been mentioned by another bee so they each got two shower gels (my Maid/Matron of Honor got three) and a soft bath pouf in a gift bag. I got the shower goodies on sale from Avon and the gift bags and tissue at Target. I spent under $10 per girl.