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Hostess' gift question

I would like to get my Mother and SIL gifts as hosting my baby shower and being so incredibly generous. It is going to be coed after all (this seems more common with Hispanic families) and so I would also like to get my older brother a gift. He has been invaluably helpful emotionally, he has helped pay for the shower, and he helped immensely to put together a registry (I was clueless).
Should I do a joint gift for my brother and SIL or individual gifts? Any suggestions?

Also, when do you think I should present them with their gifts? I was thinking in private before or after but then was thinking it would be nice for them to have some recognition from the guests as well for putting together the shower. Many of my moms friends will be there so they might like that.. BUT, my stepmom will be there and it kind of makes me feel weird presenting only one of the "grandmas".. My stepmom offered to throw me one and I politely declined and had even declined the one I'm having now, but it was insisted upon by my mom.
So, am I looking too much into this (I tend to do so)? How would you guys go about these probably pretty simple matters? :)

Re: Hostess' gift question

  • A private moment maybe even the day after would be a good time to present the gifts. Doesn't the invite say who to RSVP to? That's their acknowledgement IMO. :)
    MercyC1130
  • When shopping for my hosts' gifts, I just got them each something that I knew they'd like.  One of them is into wine so I made her a little basket with wine, some chocolate, cheese, and crackers.  My other host is always doing things for others but never for herself so I got her a gift card to her local spa.  Whatever you know they'd enjoy, I'd head in that direction.

    As far as when to give them the gifts, I'd do so privately.  If you'd like to acknowledge them at the shower, perhaps you could take a moment after opening gifts to thank everyone for coming, as well as thanking your hosts for gifting you a wonderful shower.
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    MercyC1130
  • Thank you ladies :) All very helpful.
  • Question to the Group. What if you have 3 main hosts (I think) and then various family members pitching in? My mom is a host should I ask her who the main planners were and what their contribution was? There was literally a planning party for my shower with over 10 people attending (I obviously wasn't there but heard about it).

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • ketobaby said:

    Question to the Group. What if you have 3 main hosts (I think) and then various family members pitching in? My mom is a host should I ask her who the main planners were and what their contribution was? There was literally a planning party for my shower with over 10 people attending (I obviously wasn't there but heard about it).

    Whoa what a party! Maybe $5 gift cards to Starbucks for people who weren't the main hosts, and a nicer gift for your 3 main hosts. You could adjust for your budget, but 10 presents seems like a lot to me.
    kmcc14
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