(Closed) How much to give at a “gift card shower”?

posted 10 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What denomination of gift card should I give?



    more than $50


  • Post # 18
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Hmm this is why gift card showers are akward. I think anwhere between 25 and 50 depending on how close you are to the bride. Or couple I should say. 

    Post # 19
    1369 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I had a giftcard/money shower. The majority of guests gave $25, probably around 20 people. My aunt gave me $100 and 2 people gave $50.

    I moved 40+ hours away (GA to OR) so a traditional shower was out of the question.

    Post # 20
    9050 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I usually spend $25-$50 on a shower depending how close I am with the bride.  I gave $50.00 to my SIL’s “donation” shower, despite the fact that it pained me slightly.

    Post # 21
    2193 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Bring a gift, like a real one.  Bought at a store.  Gift cards are not personal and selfish on the recipient’s part to ask!

    Post # 23
    1369 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If you take an actual gift, it will more than likely get taken back and the person will know how much you spent regardless.

    Post # 24
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would say $25 is ideal. Thats what most gifts range anyway.. well the gifts that I am use to seeing.. If it was family and you were really close, then maybe more. But dont strained yourself afterall, im sure your friend will appreciate whatever you give & still love you ๐Ÿ˜‰ times are hard for some people & most understand that.  Just make sure the card is somewhere that she requested or would use. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 25
    4334 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    um, nothing. I wouldn’t go. ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 27
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    No one can dictate or force the type of gift you give or how much to spend. Give what you are most comfortable spending and you don’t have to get a gift card at all. At the same time, if you feel uncomfortable with the undue pressure added, decline the invite and don’t go.

    If someone doesn’t appreciate your gift, then that’s their loss. It’s not your fault at all that they don’t know proper manners or how to be gracious for something that is entirely optional.

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