(Closed) What is the proper etiqutte for Bridal Shower HOSTESS GIFTS??

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

When in doubt, consult Emily Post.  That’ll give you the traditional right and proper way to do it.  I’ve done that many a time and adjusted as I saw fit. 

Post # 4
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

Gosh….I hadn’t even thought about it! Just one more thing added to my to-do list. Ah well, no pressure….right?! lol!

Please post whatever info you find about this as I would like to know also.

I just did a quick search and here’s something I found on The Knot about this topic:


My mother’s good friend hosted my wedding shower, and so my mom says it’s imperative that I send her a thank you gift. I plan to write her a thank-you note but giving a gift seems excessive to me. Is a bride required to give a gift to her wedding shower hostess?



While it is not “required” for the bride to give her shower hostess a gift, she many choose to do so. A nice, hand-written thank-you letter on your personal stationery would be perfectly acceptable, but many brides also choose to show their gratitude with a token of some kind. Something inexpensive yet personal shows that you put some thought into it. Some ideas? A bouquet of her favorite flowers, a homemade plate of her favorite cookies, a nice framed photograph from the shower, or an embroidered handkerchief with her initials.


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