(Closed) Shower next week, when do I give shower hostess presents. Suggestions?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1011 posts
Bumble bee

When I’ve hosted showers, the bride has presented gifts at the end of the shower kind of when guests are leaving.  I’ve received something as simple as a tube of Bath & Bodyworks lip gloss and a small travel bottle of lotion (nicely wrapped though) with a nice note.  Since you have items in mind I think it’s perfectly acceptable to have different items for each hostess–it shows you’ve thought about them specifically.

Post # 4
2681 posts
Sugar bee

I gave my hostesses their gifts at the end of the shower after most of the guests had left.  I did get them all the same thing, a box a See’s candies (I had 4 people throw the shower as well and spent $20 on each person). I think your gifts sounds great!

Post # 5
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I gave mine all a nice bottle of wine with a corsage attached that they could wear for the shower (I gave my mom and mil a corsage as well). I did it right when I walked in the door.

Post # 6
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

You gifts sound good!

I gave my mom, sister, and aunt all gifts and cards at the end of my shower after most guests had left (there were a few stragglers, and, of course, the guys who were doing mop up on the food : ) 

I got them all something different:  my aunt – a vera bradley travel bag filled with crabtree & evelyn goodies, my sister – a pair of gold sandals she had been coveting, my mom – a card with a one night stay at our reception venue the next time we go up together.

Post # 7
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

At the shower makes sense, and I like the idea of getting them each something they will enjoy! Shows you really thought about it.

Post # 8
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think your gift ideas sound good. I had an engagement party thrown by my friends.  I gave them all something a little different but spent $20, because I knew I’d be giving them gifts again at other parties and for the wedding (they are my BMs).  Just make sure you give them the gift the same day.  I’ve had one wedding I’ve been in that the bride didn’t give them the gift that day.  She had them the day of because I helped her wrap them etc.  She thought she was suppose to give them to them at the Rehearsal Dinner.  So when the rumor mill made it’s way back to me that she didn’t have the “nerve” to get them gifts it had been almost a month.  Yikes!  So I don’t think it matters when you give them before, during or after but just as long as it is that same day.

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