(Closed) How much to spend on gift for bridal shower?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

anguyen15:  Don’t worry about the going to the wedding or not part. You gave them money for the wedding, which is your wedding gift. 

Focusing only on the shower- I usually go in the $40-$60 range. That’s about the range most of the gifts I received at my shower were as well. For comparison- I’d usually spend $100-$200 on a wedding present. 

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I usually spend about $50 on shower gifts. It depends on the friend and what I find that they might like/what they are registered for. Sometimes I will go in with a few girlfriends and get the bride a gift certificate for something special like a spa day or weekend away in the mountains with her Fiance. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

There is no proper amount. Whatever you can afford and want to give! I typically pick something around 50$. When I was broke, I gave something thoughtful but cheaper. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

In my area $25-50 is common depending on how close you are with the couple. That’s generally what is given for wedding gifts too.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Pretty much everyone gaVe me $50 cash, don’t know if that is standard. If you are already giving cash then a gift would be better

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I usually spend $50. As you can see by the responses on here, I think that is a fairly standard amount.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I agree with the other girls! I just got married and have a few weddings coming up. Don’t worry about not going and feel you have to make it up with a gift. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Depending on the relationship I have with the bride- for DH’s cousin who I am close to, I spent around $125. Anytime I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man we did group presents and spent around $150 each. For a work friend, usually $50-70. For reference, in our area standard wedding gifts are $300/couple, and we usually give $400 for closer friends. More for family. 

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