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I have lots of wonderful women in my life - three groups throwing me showers. Is it proper etiquette to buy them something? If you did, what did you buy?
I have never heard of someone doing it up here, not sure how common it is. But I am.
For my mom and grandma who threw one I made them some really nice scrapbooked picture frames, and for the sils I am making thme cookie bouquets.
As far as I know i only have one shower (don'tknow if people at work are doing anything)... So I got my mom, 2 sisters and MIL a pretty "vera bradley-ish" photo wallett with a few of the 3-D ultrasound pics of LO and bottle of wine.
I personally did. My sister and 2 friends threw me a small shower and I was so grateful that they did this... I wanted to get them a little something.
I got each a $30 Victorias Secret gift card and a box of Godiva chocolate.
I got my best friend a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure, along with some chocolates.
I had three showers too.
The first had sort of a main hostess who is older, so I bought her some perfume from Crabtree and Evelyn and then two Vera Bradley small bags that were amazing prices during the sale.
The 2nd and 3rd were my husbands work with 50 people each so I bought the main organizers large Yankee candles and then baked cookies for the entire office both times in lieu of Thank Yous because they did group gifts.
My shower is today but I got both my host a gift!
I bought a basket and put blue shredded paper in the bottom and filled it with 4 wine glasses each (with blue shredded paper inside), a bottle of wine (blue bottle), a blue candle, and a thank you card!!!
Tried to keep everything blue since we're having a boy... Tried to make it as much "baby shower thanks" as possible without giving them something "baby" they don't need! (neither of them have kids)
I had three showers.
The first shower was thrown by a close friend. I gave her a gift certificate to a local day spa.
The second shower was thrown by my sister and my mother. I gave them both really nice scented candles/accessories with painted lolita coffee mug/wine glass.
The third shower was a big group effort at DH's work so I did not buy any gifts.