(Closed) Price Range For Bridal Shower Gifts? I have no idea?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Stephville:  oh boy. Once you wade through the commentary on your money shower, hopefully you’ll get some good advice.

 

We personally are not going to register for anything over $100.  We are keeping things super simple.  I’m sure you’ll be told “if you want it, register for it!” but I personally would not put the $450 pot on there.

 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I would leave them on but make sure to put a lot of lower cost items on there as well. Give people a bunch of options in different price ranges… who knows- someone might be generous! As well, most registries offer a discount (10% off is the most common I have heard) on any items not purchased for you after your shower is over, so why not take advantage of that.

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think theres a maximum price to put on your registry, just make sure you have items in all price ranges. Don’t feel bad about putting expensive things on, just keep in mind that you may not receive them. Also, sometimes people go in together on larger gifts, so you might as well add everything you want. 

Post # 6
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3942 posts
Honey bee

It really depends on what is the norm for your social circle/family.

We registered for a Kitchen Aid mixer which my mom bought, and our bridal party bought our luggage as a group gift. The rest of our gifts were in the $50 range.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree, there’s no max.  Maybe a group wants to purchase a gift together.  As long as you have a decent number of gifts under $50, as well as things in the $50-$100 I think you’re fine.

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

There’s no max. We have a $600 TV and a $400 memory foam mattress on ours. We really want the mattress, but no one HAS to buy it. My aunts yelled at me for not registering for appliances (!!!), even though we live in an apartment and can’t exactly just get new appliances.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Stephville:  I think there is no maximum cost, as long as there is a healthy range. In my social circle (DC suburbs, upper middle class), most people spend between $50-$100 on the shower gift. Many people have spent more and many people have bought multiple gifts. What I put on the registry fell in this range: 10% under $20, 20% from $20-$50, 20% from $50-75, 20% from $75-$100, 20% from $100-$150, 20% from $150-200, and 10% over $200. I have found the pricer gifts have been bought, so don’t worry about it as long as you hae a range.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Stephville: Register for the expensive stuff and the inexpensive stuff too! My sisters and I like to go in on gifts together and I know a lot of other ladies do too. Put that FABULOUS Le Creuset pot on your registry and cross your fingers! …you just never know! 🙂 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

People may go in on something larger together.  I would make sure to have lots of things in lower price ranges, and then some higher priced things are ok.  I usually give around $50 gifts for bridal showers, but the last one I went to, I went in with a few other people and together we spent $200.  So you never know what people will do.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d put anything you truly want and need on there, regardless of price.  Just make sure you have a nice range of options.  You never know, some people end up being very generous or sometimes people join together to buy a bigger item.

Post # 13
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11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It probably depends on your social circle, but putting $500+ items on a registry is the norm in my circle.  People even put furniture priced much much higher.  It doesn’t bother me, if people don’t want to buy it then don’t!  Some people like to go in on a much larger item together, that’s great too.  Just make sure you have plenty of items in a range of price points for guests to choose from.  At the end of the day, a registry is a wish list of thinks you would like/need, not a demand for guests to buy them.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I agree with everyone – put a range of items. I also agree with @badabing88:  that $450 is a little much for a shower. I would register for gift cards so you can buy the more expensive items for yourself. I would be put off seeing items that expensive on a registry.

And to answer your questions, we give between $150 and $500 for a wedding gift depending on how much we like the people. I would spend around $75 to $100 on a shower gift.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Register for all price points.  Some things you might get for the shower, others for the wedding.  It may be that some friends will go in together on a big ticket item, I know that around where I live it’s pretty common for bridesmaids to go in together on a kitchenaid mixer or dyson vacuum.

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