Post # 1
I am sure this has been asked at some point, but should I give a gift to the person hosting a shower for me? I feel bad not acknowledging the hard work and money they have put towards the shower so I was wondering if a little something should be given?
Also, on a different note, what gifts did you give to your parents as a thank you for everything?
Post # 3
A hostess gift is always appreciated and definitely the right thing to do, etiquitte-wise. It is never “expected” by the host, and should be something small ($20?) just to express your appreciation.
We got his parents a new set of dishes – they didn’t have a set that matched at all. We got my mom a massage and pedicure and my dad a gift card to his favorite mexican joint (it’s not mom’s fave, so then she “had” to go).
Post # 4
crap… I didn’t know I needed to do this… aaaah!! My shower is this Sunday!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
I gave my mom chocolate. But she has more surprises comming.
“Mother of the bride” hanger for one.
Post # 6
@kg1185: I got the hostesses a plant and stationary with their names on it.
We didnt give our parents thank you presents. Just told them thank you a million times and wrote them very nice thank you notes. We did buy our parents albums of our wedding, and paid for any prints they wanted…so that may count I guess.
Post # 7
For my Grandma who hosted my shower I got some bath/body stuff at ULTA and put it in a pretty bag. She loves lavender and I just got some hand lotion and bath salts or something. A BBB candle and hand soap would be a nice gift and they’ll wrap it. 🙂
Post # 8
Thank you guys for posting this. Crisis averted lol.
While I know technically family is not supposed to host a shower, my step-sister (MOH) and step-mother are hosting mine. I’ll be giving them gift certificates to get manicures and pedicures at a local salon.
Post # 9
@kg1185: I got the hostesses of my shower (my BM’s) a candle and tied a ribbon around it with a little tag that said “Thank you for a SCENT-sational shower”. Cost me about $7 per candle. They seemed to appreciate it. If not, oh well…at least I did something, lol.
Post # 10
Thanks everyone! I have a shower at the end of this month and another at the beginning of October! I am still stuck on parents gifts. I wanted to do a nice edible arrangement to be shipped to the house so they would get it while we are on the honeymoon but I just feel like I should have something tangible at the rehearsal dinner. Do you think its cheesy to write a nice card and say something like the gift is being delivered??
Post # 11
A card is fine! We gave our hostess gifts at a random time between the shower and wedding. Nobody got anything at the rehearsal. We’re getting our parents a photo album. Cliche, but I think they’ll like it.
Post # 12
@kg1185: Definately give a thank you gift and card and then another thank you note after the shower.
I gave/am giving my hostesses personalized notepads and a personalized platter.
Post # 13
Yes, I got my shower hosts a gift of a bottle of wine and nice chocolates.