(Closed) Confused about Shower Gifts

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Appropriate Shower Gifts
    Registry Items (Household Items) : (62 votes)
    94 %
    Lingerie/Fun Sexy Things : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Gift Certificates/Cash : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4061 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    something off of the registry or a gift certificate is good. Lingerie tends to be a bachlorette party thing if you do it at all – no one wants to open a lacey thong in front on grandma 🙂

    Physical gift for shower. Cash/check for wedding seems to be the norm around here

    Post # 4
    Member
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I attended my SIL wedding shower last year and I did something “fun” versus the traditional shower gift.   I bought 7 different pairs of underwear (no thongs but all very cute and tasteful) and matched it to this poem with a few small revisions.   I attached them all to a small rope using bows to attach the underwear with the part of the poem that corresponded to that pair of underwear.  I then put them in a decorated box with a piece hanging out saying “Pull Here”.  As she pulled out each pair she held them up and read the poem.   It was a HUGE hit and she said to me after it was a nice change from opening pans and that she loved it.   As a SIL I think it’s okay to do something fun!  Here’s the link to the poem!   Good Luck!

    http://www.diva-girl-parties-and-stuff.com/panty-poem.html

    Post # 5
    Member
    11233 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Something off the registry or a gift certificate for the shower. I’d be creeped out if someone bought me lingerie or underwear.

    Post # 6
    Member
    9691 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    You should do registry items.  I did lingerie once but it was a shower/bachelorette party.  Usually lingerie is for bachelorette parties, unless they specifically tell you that is what the theme of the shower is.

    Definitely bring a gift (not cash) because part of the party is when the bride opens all the gifts.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Honestly? The best gift I got was a box of thongs from my bm who is a manager at VS. One thong had our initials on the back in sequins with a heart in between. Stuff like that dosn’t bother me, even though it was a surprise. I still got registry items though and I liked those as well.

    Post # 8
    Member
    846 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    lingerie should only be given at bachelorette parties. showers are usually for families, and i would be mortified if i had to open up thongs in front of them! the whole point of doing a gift registry is so you know what the couple wants for their shower!

    Post # 9
    Member
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    you can’t go wrong with anything from the registry!

    Post # 10
    Member
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Buy from the registry. The couple spent a lot of time choosing things they legitimately want.

    Usually, when people bring lingerie, it’s because the shower specifically had a lingerie theme.

    For a shower, a physical gift is better than a gift certificate (or money) because unlike the wedding, the even is specifically structured around gifts.

    Post # 11
    Member
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would actually prefer lingerie haha. But I don’t know if people will be keen to give that or not.  My groom would prefer it too 😉

    Post # 12
    Member
    3688 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would be really embarrassed to open up lingerie/underwear at a shower.

    Post # 13
    Member
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @NewYorkLady:  Right. It depends on the bride-to-be.  Afterwards, my mom said that she was horrified for me when I opened up that box. I was like, “Why?”.

    The safest way to go is with the registry though.

    Post # 14
    Member
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My circle generally does registry gifts at the shower & a small lingerie gift at the bachelorette.

     

    Post # 15
    Member
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Sometimes showers have themes. You can have a “normal” shower (registry gifts, gift cards, cash, etc), a lingerie shower (lingerie/sexy things), a calendar shower or around the clock shower (gifts themed on time of year/holidays or time of day, ie breakfast, bed time, etc). If you’re not going to a shower with an explicit theme, play it safe and go off the registry or get a gift card/cash.

    Post # 16
    Member
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I enjoyed getting lingerie and household things at both my showers (with my mom, mil, and grandmothers). My friend had a shower recently, and I just asked her if she preferred “honeymoon attire” or household things. 

    The topic ‘Confused about Shower Gifts’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors