(Closed) What did you gift did you give to your baby shower hostess?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1285 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My mom and Mother-In-Law threw me a shower with the help of my sister. My sister’s role was to run the games (which she also brought with her). For my Mother-In-Law, we got her slippers that she needs (my FIL’s suggestion). My mom got a gift certificate to a local spa (that she loves!). My sister got flowers sent to her. Basically, we tailored each gift based on the recipient and our relationship with them. I spent about $40-50 on each person. 

Post # 4
3696 posts
Sugar bee

I got my Mother-In-Law a set of flavored olive oils and vinegars as a thank-you for throwing me a shower. She loved them!

Post # 5
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I purchased a nice candle and a bottle of wine for each hostess. It was the easiest way to pick up gifts. I felt bad bc I put a lot more thought into gifts for my bridal shower but I have just been so tired!

I have also seen people throw in bath products with a note that says from my shower to yours and I think thats cute if you know what scents they like. For my bridal shower I gave some of the hostesses a nice umbrella (like a rain shower haha) if they liked vera bradley.


This is my favorite candle and everyone is always excited to recieve it!

http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/093512.jsp?cm_vc=SEARCH_RESULTS’ defer=’defer


Post # 6
12244 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I sent a really nice thank you card… Now I feel bad!

Post # 7
8146 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

You are supposed to give Thank You gifts?? I’m owed some gifts then. Haha. Just Kidding.  🙂

Post # 8
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine was hosted by a friend of the family, with heavy help from mom and sister.

Mom – I got her a “grandma” book, where she fills out all this info about herself to give to the baby – she LOVED it. I also got her a shammy thing that keeps your neck cool – she is always hot.

Friend – a cheese board made of slate that you can write on, and a cheese keeper (galss dome)

Sister – she was leaving the following day for a trip to Italy and france, so a travel picnic blanket, wine cork and wine bag for travel home.

Post # 9
3107 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@MrsDiddles:  I gave my mom a necklace from etsy w my baby’s initial, and a necklace to one friend & rings to another- also from etsy. 

Post # 10
294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I got them each gift cards to Barnes and Noble in a nice card. Each of them, in her own way, loves books/reading/browsing. It really suited them. 

They aren’t fussy (so no spa GCs), and one is allergic to flowers and doesn’t drink. So wine or flowers was out.


Post # 11
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsDiddles:  The last baby shower I hosted & got a thank you gift for I received a beautiful pedestaled cake plate (I’m a baker). My cohost got three bottles of wine in a pretty basket.  Basically, just buy for the host like you would if it was their birthday. 

Post # 12
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@BrandNewBride:  Don’t feel bad. I’ve thrown 4 showers in the past year and only received a thank you gift for one of them. 

Post # 13
498 posts
Helper bee

I gave Godiva chocolate and a thank you card. They all said I didn’t have to but I really appreciated all they did for me.


Post # 14
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think I’m owed some gifts lol.

I spent almost 1k on my brother’s baby shower. I even flew my mom into town so she could attend the baby shower for her first grandkid. My brother and SIL only said thank you, not even a card :/

Post # 15
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I took all three of them to get their nails and toes done then took them out to lunch and gave them thank you cards! Nails were about $50/each and lunch $20-30/each… But they spent so much time and effort!! 





Post # 16
2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

For Mother-In-Law and my Grandmother I’m getting her one of those books that records her reading to baby. And both SILs are getting diamond candles.

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