How much do you spend on a shower gift?
The standard amount to spend on a bridal shower gift is a minimum of $50 if you're unsure of your relationship with the bride-to-be. Regular friends, co-workers, or distant family members should consider spending $75-$100 if they have the budget to spare.
Gift cards for acquaintances, co-workers or casual friends should be in the $10–$20 range. If your recipient is a close friend, sibling or other family member, select a gift card with a value of $30–$75. For spouses and anyone you want to recognize in a big way, opt for a gift card worth $75 or higher.
- Wedding Etiquette. Are bridesmaids expected to give a wedding gift, especially if they cover the costs of a bachelorette party and give shower and engagement presents? In the traditional wedding scheme, yes, a wedding gift to the couple is on a bridesmaid's to-do list and outranks secondary gifts like a shower gift.
- Contact the Gift Card Seller (or Reseller) If the card hasn't been used, ask if it can be cancelled and a replacement gift card issued. (You may have to pay a fee to get a replacement card.) If the card has been used, then it's not so much “lost” as it might have been stolen.
- “So happy for you two!
- “You two deserve every bit of happiness this baby is going to bring you.”
- “So many happy and wonder-filled times ahead for you…congratulations.”
- “Warmest congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl!”
- “Love just got real.
- “Welcome to the world, little one!
As a rule of thumb, plan to spend between $10 and $20 for regular classmates, and between $20 and $25 for your child's closest friends. While your kid probably won't be attending a party or buying a gift for every single kid in her class, you can guesstimate how many parties she will probably be invited to.
- Both the groom's parents traditionally organize (and pay for) the rehearsal dinner. This can range in size from a small occasion for members of the wedding party only to a grand soiree (never to outdo the wedding, of course) that includes half or more of the wedding guests.
- It is now acceptable to have a baby shower for a second or even third child, even if they are the same gender. Every baby can be celebrated, and it's a great opportunity to get together with family and friends. However, the family having the baby should not be the initiator.
- Hundreds-and-Thousands is the term favored in England as well as countries which speak British English; this term seems to refer specifically to the tiny, round type of nonpareil sprinkles (the type pictured at the top of the post). It is also the most adorable term, in my opinion.
Baby Shower Messages
- Many congratulations on your new bundle of joy.
- Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness.
- May your new child bring you a lifetime of blessings.
- Congratulations and well wishes on new beginnings.
- Welcome to the world little one!
- Lots of love and best wishes on the arrival of your new child.
- Wishing you and your newborn many years of good health, love, and happiness. Congratulations!! As new parents may you be filled with much joy and happiness with the arrival of your new baby . Wishing your new family all the very best.
- Those of you who answered “best wishes,” you're RIGHT! Always, always extend your best wishes to a bride, but feel free to say congratulations to the groom. We think Miss Etiquette sums it all up in her blog post devoted to this topic: “Saying congratulations to a bride implies that she has won something – her groom.
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Updated: 18th November 2019