Post # 1
My sister and her fiance’s couple’s shower is this weekend, I’m throwing her a bridal shower the weekend after, and then her wedding is at the end of the month….lots of gifts to buy! How much should you spend on each? Also, I feel a little peeved because they didn’t get us a wedding present, but I feel obligated to buy them a nice present, and she didn’t write a thank you note for their engagment present, so it doesn’t make me want to go all out on their other shower presents….I know, so petty! I probably should take the high road, just slightly annoyed!
Post # 2
Couples shower – a nice card and something very small. Bridal shower – you’re throwing it, that is her gift. Wedding – a nice card and something small.
Post # 3
I would just get her one shower gift, not two for both showers. I usually spend 100 on a shower gift. The wedding gift depends we give more if its close family or friends, but usally 200 if its someone not as close.
Post # 4
I would split my entire gift budget and go 20/10/70 on gifts. So if my wedding gift budget was $100, I would spend $20 on the first shower, $10 on the one I was throwing (your are throwing the shower, a token gift is all you need to get) and $70 on the wedding. Reduce or increase to what you have budgeted.
Post # 5
I think that the party you’re throwing her counts as a gift.
Post # 6
Thank you! I’ve decided two small gifts for the showers. Since she’s my sister, I feel like I should get her a really nice wedding present, but I struggle with trying to be overly generous when they didn’t get us anything.