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Should I buy a gift

to bring to the bridal shower I'm hosting? 

H thinks that me throwing FSIL the bridal shower is gift enough (especially since no one else contributed to it financially).

I think I'd feel weird not bringing a present. 

Thoughts? 

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Re: Should I buy a gift

  • I might do something small.

    My cousin's shower is this weekend and she really didn't want gifts so I'm just doing a few small thoughtful things.

    Hanger with Mrs. Last for her dress

    Tea cup that my mom had bought that matches one of mine and was bought from my wedding shower.  And some tea to go with it.

    Tea towels and apron that were embroidered- I was going to do it but apparently my skills in that department are way more lacking than I though so my coworker is doing it for me. 

    A garter that I'm making. 

    Just do something small and thoughtful. 

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  • What about a porcelain pig-shaped serving platter? 

    Does that count as thoughtful? It's on her registry! 

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  • image Maryboo247:

    What about a porcelain pig-shaped serving platter? 

    Does that count as thoughtful? It's on her registry! 

    If its something she wants I say go for it. 

    My cousin doesn't have a registry and they are asking donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of gifts at their wedding. So I based gifts on things I thought she would enjoy and get some use out of.  

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  • I had two hosts for one of my bridal showers and they got together with one other woman and they all went in together for either one bigger gift or a couple of smaller gifts. Honestly, it's only been a year and I don't even remember who bought what. I definitely wouldn't have thought anything of it if they hadn't gotten me anything but I agree that I'd feel weird showing up without one.
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  • I would probably bring a gift, even if it's something small, just because I think I'd feel funny if I didn't.  I have hosted several bridal showers and baby showers, but never one all on my own.  We, the hosts, have always gone in on one of the bigger gifts together.  I have only been to one shower of any kind where the host did not give a gift.  Ironically it was the mother of the bride hosting the shower and she didn't give a gift and a lot of people were commenting, but I think that is a lot different because it was the mother of the bride and that is a gift most people wouldn't really notice.  I doubt anyone would notice if you didn't bring a gift.

     I think showers are also different in different parts of the country.  I think where I used to live they were much more of a big over the top ordeal, where here they seem much more laid back and relaxed.  Because of this the "norm" may depend on your area.   I think either would would be ok.

  • I would bring a gift.
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  • I guess I'm a heartlessbitch, because I don't think I would. 

    This is one the one that's been giving you all that grief, right? If yes then I stand by my answer.

    Shower for an awesome BFF? Probably at least a small gift. Someone who demands things her way but wants you to pay? Not so much. 

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  • image Killer Cupcake:
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    I guess I'm a heartlessbitch, because I don't think I would. 

    This is one the one that's been giving you all that grief, right? If yes then I stand by my answer.

    Shower for an awesome BFF? Probably at least a small gift. Someone who demands things her way but wants you to pay? Not so much. 

    I'm in this corner.

    She's been a pain in yourass the entire time. She planned the party, but made you pay for it.

    I'd say this is a gift.  

     Was totally in the yes corner until I read this.....  circumstances being this, I would say no go on the gift.  If you really feel it is necessary buy her some thank you cards so she can practice appreciating all everyone has done for her.  Big Smile

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  • image smailey18:
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    I guess I'm a heartlessbitch, because I don't think I would. 

    This is one the one that's been giving you all that grief, right? If yes then I stand by my answer.

    Shower for an awesome BFF? Probably at least a small gift. Someone who demands things her way but wants you to pay? Not so much. 

    I'm in this corner.

    She's been a pain in yourass the entire time. She planned the party, but made you pay for it.

    I'd say this is a gift.  

     Was totally in the yes corner until I read this.....  circumstances being this, I would say no go on the gift.  If you really feel it is necessary buy her some thank you cards so she can practice appreciating all everyone has done for her.  Big Smile

    Perfect idea!!

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  • My shower was hosted by my aunt and my cousin. My aunt I believe got me something more, my cousin did not. I was fine either way. maybe get something small if you feel like you need to?
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