(Closed) When to give hostess gifts?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hi! So, I don’t know the answer from personal experience, but my SIL gave them at the shower. She just brought them in a bag and gave them to the ladies at the end of the shower in front of everyone. It didn’t seem awkward at all. She said something nice and it was very sweet.

Come to think of it, I think she did the same thing for her baby shower too.

Hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m giving mine to my Future Sister-In-Law (the hostess) when I get to my shower. :o) Hope that helps

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I haven’t done it yet but I will be giving my Hostesses their gifts at the end of the shower when mostly everyone has left.  I will probably just keep them in the car until the end.  I don’t really know the etiquette on this but that is how I have seen it done a few times before.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I posted about this yesterday too — I have NO idea. And what are you supposed to do if the Shower’s a suprise? I have no idea who’s really involved & how much. How do I know who to buy for?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

What do people typically give for hostess gifts? I’d love to do this! My shower was supposed to be a secret but it sort of slipped and I now know that it’s some time at the end of March! cant wait 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Wait a sec – I had no idea I was supposed to give the hostess a gift??

I never got anything from my bff for hosting her shower last summer, and I definitely wasn’t planning on giving FI’s aunt a gift for hosting my shower in a few months (I was going to write a thank you card, I write thank yous for EVERYTHING). 

What sort of gift should I be giving??  I think I miss the boat on a lot of this ettiquette stuff!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I gave my hostesses gifts right at the end of the events.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Dancy905:  Some of my mom’s friends hosted a shower for me and I had to ask her who exactly were the names of the women hosting.  I ended up buying a $6 bottle of wine and a cute bag, and tying a cute little “thank you” charm with ribbon around the neck.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

For the other showers that my friends & family hosted, my goal in my hostess gifts were to get something thats practical.  I went to the Dollar Store and got little tote bags rather than gift bags.  I filled them with some organic fair trade lotion and soap from the natural foods store. (I can’t stand cosmetics with all the fake chemicals and harsh scents!)  I also included a small umbrella from the Dollar Store and included a thank you note that said, “here are a few things in case of a shower and to use in your shower”

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I brought my hostess gifts to the shower.  There were 7 hostesses and I spent just under $25 per gift.  It included a mason jar brownie mix, a 6 oz bottle of Philosophy shower gel, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and a thank you card.

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