(Closed) Gifts for Bridal Showers…when does it end?

posted 12 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Who do you give a gift to for your shower?

    EVERYONE who is involved in throwing it!

    The top 2 or so people who are throwing it

    whoevers names are on the invitation (the area that says who is throwing the party for you)

    no one. i will not be giving gifts

  • Post # 5
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee

    I honestly never heard of giving hostess gifts until I read it here. Almost every shower I’ve been to or given has been a surprise, so the bride wouln’t have a clue who was hosting it til after the fact!

    I’m sure others will have some answers for you,tho.

    Post # 6
    20 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it would be fine to discreetly give a (small) gift to the 2 people who are listed as hosting the shower on the invitation.  For the others, I think a thank you card should take care of it.  🙂 

    Post # 7
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think a small gift of appreciation to the top people who hosted is appropriate.  I will be giving gifts to all the bridesmaids and mothers (7 of them!) because I know they are all helping to finance it, and they are helping with ideas and decorations.  I received hostess gifts at my sister’s bridal shower but did not receive one at my SIL’s bridal shower.  So sometimes they’re given and sometimes not.

    You could do something small & inexpensive (box of chocolates) with a heartfelt card.

    Post # 8
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    i never heard of giving gifts for the bridal shower. i assume that is because most people give the bridal party just 1 gift…and it is a thank you for all they have done for you.

    Post # 9
    623 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’d never heard of giving a gift to the shower host till I joined this site, and I def didn’t get a gift for co-hosting my best friend’s shower last summer (nor was I expecting one).  If you are deadset on gifting the hosts, with that many I think it’s aboslutely fine to give just a trinket or momento with a nice card isntead of a more costly gift.

    Post # 10
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’m with smyley and twalila. I never heard of it until I saw it here either.

    I wasn’t planning on doing anything but I like the idea of getting a couple people something cute like a small umbrella and body wash for a “shower” thank you. Mine is a surprise but I know my mom, aunts, 2 MOH’s, Future Mother-In-Law and Future Sister-In-Law def. have a hand in it. I’ll send it or give it to them afterward.

    Post # 11
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    i think a thank you card after the fact is customary…

    Post # 12
    3856 posts
    Honey bee

    Everyone, but something small. Especially grandmas – at least with my grandmas, a card would be more meaningful than more stuff (they already have too much junk!). Or maybe a nice photo album with some pics you took during the shower a week later or so. 

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