Are you going to a bridal shower? Have you got any gift ideas to give to the bride and groom? Everyone wants the gifts given to the couple to be memorable. Give what you can afford – no matter what the occasion. In shower land, $25 to $75 is an acceptable price range, but you could get away with giving the bride-to-be a homemade gift (a crocheted afghan or a photo album) or a family heirloom. Your cash situation and your relationship with the bride will help you decide whether to give a couple of coffee mugs or a cutting-edge coffeemaker.
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Must you give a bridal shower gift and a wedding gift? Yes, all guests should bring gifts to the shower (send a gift for the wedding): You’re sure to please with an item from the couple’s registry. Also, the maid of honor (or another willing bridesmaid) should take notes during gift time, so the bride can remember who gave what. Finally, all bridal shower attendees should be properly thanked with a note.
The bridal shower invitations should clue you in to the kind of gifts requested. For a couple shower, stick with coed registry items like bar-ware, espresso makers, and such; a bridal tea is a chance to get ultra-girly with lingerie or fashion accessories; and a theme shower should steer you to specific gift categories.
Gift registries are the easy way out, but don’t hesitate to go against the grain. Try relating your shower gift to your wedding gift: hand-painted chopsticks with rice bowls can precede a wok, while napkin rings promise a set of luxurious linen napkins. Or why not make it a group effort? Chip in for a pair of ballet tickets, a jaunt to a spa, or some snorkeling gear. If you’re unfamiliar with the guest of honor’s tastes, ask the host for some pointers.
We know you’re not about to hand over your gift in a brown paper bag. But when you wrap your token of friendship and well-wishing, keep in mind how nice it feels to receive a gorgeously wrapped package. Allow sufficient time to wait in that gift-wrap line – or do it yourself with loving care.
Know the bride’s favorite colors? Dress up your gift accordingly, using fine ribbon and faux flowers as accents. And include a “To/From” card with your last name on it, just in case. This will make it easier for the maid of honor to track all of the bridal shower gifts – you don’t want someone else to get credit for your good taste. Find more of these bridal shower ideas here.
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