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Bridal Shower Gift Ideas

December 4, 2009

Group of women surrounded by gifts.When going to a wedding shower, I purchase two sets of booties. I nicely wrap 1 blue bootie and 1 pink bootie. I wrap the 2 booties and put a note in the box. I do not sign the card. The note reads something like this.

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Will it be a boy, or
Will it be a girl?
Invite me to your baby
Shower and you will get
The 2nd bootie at that time.

- Anonymous

I have even gone to another city and had it mailed to the address on the RSVP, just so the bride has no idea where it came from. Hard to keep it a secret, but it gets everyone wondering "who sent it". That really throws everyone off.

By Cathy from Plainfield, IL

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August 16, 2007

If the bride is a good friend, you will know what household items to use in creating your custom-made Kitchen Maid. And today, some couples have joint wedding showers, so you can also build a Kitchen Mate for the husband-to-be.

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Here's how:

Decorated ironing board kitchen maid gift.

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April 30, 2004

Do you need a last minute bridal shower or wedding gift and don't have much cash? For the cost of a pack of index cards you can write out all of your favorite recipes and start a recipe collection for your person of honor.

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September 20, 2007

Buy a nice basket or ceramic jar and fill it full of all sorts of kitchen cooking utensils. I had someone do this for me and I appreciated it so much.

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December 27, 2004

If you're having a hard time thinking of a shower gift for the bride-to-be, a good present might be a gift wrapping center. Get one of those tall storage containers for the long roll wrap, add some bows, scissors, tape, etc. By June S.

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September 24, 2008

I am looking for some unique bridesmaid's gifts. Does anyone have any ideas? The ages of everyone in the bridal party is 17-26. There are four girls. Do people normally give the maid of honor a slightly better gift? How does this work? Thanks!



Dana from Omaha, NE

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By Katie (Guest Post)
September 24, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Dana. I made each of my BM's their own tote bag in my wedding colors. Inside I put a bridemaid survival kit. Clear nail polish, mirror, bobby pins, kleenex, chapstick, sewing kit, etc. I made each BM a handkerchief with their initial embroidered on it. I also provided each with the jewelry & shoes for the wedding.

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(they were $10 walmart shoes) They all used the bags on the wedding day, and I kept the pattern neutral enough to be used for daily needs. For my MOH, her and I went for manicure/pedicures at a local beauty school, I paid for hers. I think the cost for each gift was under $20. (dollar store & ebay!)

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By Michelle. (Guest Post)
September 24, 20080 found this helpful

I didn't want to give the traditional jewelry, so I decided to give nice robes. I found some really pretty chinese-style robes on ebay.

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September 25, 20080 found this helpful

A really meaningful gift for your wedding party would be a personal scrapbook or photo album of your friendship. Nothing is nicer, more personal and worthy of a keepsake.

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It will only cost you the price of the note book or the album and of course, your time - but worth every penny!

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By Trini (Guest Post)
September 25, 20080 found this helpful

Hi Dana. I purchase some beatuiful freshwater pearl bracelets, which had a dangling sterling sliver heart from JcPenny. They were about $20. I had each ones engraved. Everyone loved it.

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September 26, 20080 found this helpful

Charm bracelet, charms chosen for each persons unique taste or hobby or profession etc.

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September 27, 20080 found this helpful

I bought my bridesmaids a jewelry set to wear and a tote bag (just $5!) embroidered with their monogram. I paid about $25 each and used the bag as the gift wrap with tissue paper poking out of the top.

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October 2, 20080 found this helpful

I hope that this isn't straying too far from the subject but Try this site with plenty of
great gift ideas for bridal shower www.say-it-with-a-gift.com/bridal-shower-gifts.html as well as general gift advice www.say-it-with-a-gift.com/gift-guide.html

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October 6, 20080 found this helpful

I bought a beautiful charming multi gems gold bracelet for my sister who is my maid-of-honor and bracelet watches from Guess for my two bridesmaids.

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www.parties-planning.com/wedding-planning.html

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March 12, 2008

Is it customary to buy a gift for both the Bridal Shower and the wedding? Also, if so, do I get both gifts from the Bridal registry list?

DJ4JC from Washington, IN

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March 12, 20080 found this helpful

Yes, it is customary to buy a gift from the bridal registry for the wedding shower. For the wedding itself, a monetary gift is usually the norm.

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(for our area, Bucks County, PA that is at least $100)

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By Bunny (Guest Post)
March 14, 20080 found this helpful

If you can't afford 2 gifts, give 1. If you can afford a gift from the registry fine, if you can't see if another invited guest will go in on it with you. $100 is outrageous unless you're the parents of the couple or a close family member. You shouldn't give up your own wants or needs to give too much for a gift. We've been married over 20 years and some of our favorite gifts turned out to be items not on our "list".

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By Jenny (Guest Post)
March 14, 20080 found this helpful

If you are invited to the shower and the wedding, you need to buy a gift for both events. It is customary to buy them from the registry or you can give money for the wedding gift.

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March 15, 20080 found this helpful

Yes, it's customary to give to both. And no, the register is just a suggestion. It'll give you an idea of the bride and groom's wants, colors, etc. The gift giver ultimately decides what he/she wants to give. Often several individuals chip in what they can afford to give a nice or monetary gift. More is spent on the wedding than the shower gift usually. Amount is dictated by the area you live in and varies greatly. Don't go over what you can afford though. Where I live, $100 is extremely generous and rarely given, even by the family (except for parents or grandparents) for the wedding.

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March 15, 20080 found this helpful

Sometimes Bridal Showers have a theme. IE Kitchen, Bathroom etc. Then of course you could get something that goes with that theme. You never have to get things from the registry. That is just a suggestion of things the couple wants and needs. You may come up with an idea that is even better that they hadn't thought of. My daughter gave her cousin a recipe box filled with recipes for a shower gift. Some where family related such as the stew you liked when you came for your last visit. Most had little notes attached that gave little stories or where the recipe originated from. This was one of her fav gifts and definitely not on her registry list.

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By Tiffany (Guest Post)
June 30, 20080 found this helpful

like the web-site but you need 2 post pic's of the items!!!

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November 10, 2010

I just wanted to know if you can give me some tips on what to get the bride:)

By juliana from Seattle, WA

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July 13, 2012

Many years ago I had a craft magazine that showed how to make a mop bride. Does anyone have the instructions? I remember you use sponges in the hair for curlers and funnels for breasts. I can't remember much other, but I would love to make one of these for a dear friend getting married soon.

By Angie F.

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May 11, 2012

My best friend is getting married and I want to make her something special. I want to make something for her from a piece of my veil. It has lace and bead work on it. I have thought of a hanky, but can't figure out how to do it. Any gift suggestions or ideas on the hanky?

By Sarah C.

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September 21, 2014

I am looking for the instructions and the poem for making a bridal shower mop maid. I use to have both the poem and the instructions but have lost them. I am willing to buy the poem and the instructions.

By Patricia K

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