Hosting a baby shower is a big job, and it's always nice to thank the person who planned your party. One great way to show your appreciation is with a baby shower hostess gift. After all, you'll be receiving lots of presents, and it's always nice to spread the love around.
Spring for a Larger Budget Baby Shower Hostess Gift
The person kind enough to throw you a baby shower has likely poured their heart, soul, and hard-earned cash into throwing you a once-in-a-lifetime event. Make sure you give this special person in your life a thank you gift that is unique, personal, and something that they will remember always. These ideas are wonderful ways of expressing deep gratitude to somebody who helped shower your baby with so much love if you have the financial means to pull them off.
The Gift of Self Care
After the work of throwing a baby shower bash to remember, your dear friend deserves a serious dose of self-care. Everyone loves a gift card! They can be used for many things, cater to wide varieties of personalities, and are ready to use whenever the gift recipient can make time to use them. Give your hostess a gift card that says: Do something nice for yourself. Consider giving a gift card to a local nail or hair salon, a nice restaurant (be sure to put enough money on the card to cover two dinners and a nice bottle of wine), a high-end department store so that she/he can splurge on themselves or a spa. Massages never go out of style!
Membership to Wine of the Month Club
A bottle of wine always makes for a lovely gift, but if you have the means, and your friend threw you a stunning baby shower, give her the gift of vino every single month. Wine of the Month Club memberships will ensure that your friend will be able to kick back and relax one time each month with a bottle of wine on you. Seriously, gifts like this one will make anyone want to be your friend.
A Special Piece of Jewelry
A timeless piece of jewelry will express how grateful you are to your hostess for the time and effort that they put into your baby shower. Consider a charm bracelet and add charms with meaning and significance to both you and your hostess. A small set of freshwater pearl earrings, a silver cuff with a message of love included on the inside, or a dainty necklace with the hostess's initials are all sweet, stylish, and personalized choices.
A Beautiful Bouquet
Flowers make everything better. Pretty bouquets can range significantly in price, but for a thank you gift such as this one, have a floral company arrange a beautiful and bright bouquet for the dear person who showed you and your baby so much love. Choose flowers that are the hostess's favorite or use colors that you know they like. Include a lovely note of thanks and have the flowers delivered to the hostess's home or place of work.
Host a Ladies' Thank You Lunch
Ladies do love to lunch, especially when they are not the ones footing the bill! After your baby shower, invite your hostess friend out to a lovely lunch. Dine on salads and sip sweet tea. Treat her to dessert and make sure to pick up the tab. If you wrote out a personalized note or thank-you card, this would be a great time to give it to your hostess.
Gorgeous Gift Baskets
There is a gift basket for any possible occasion, so compile one for your hostess that speaks to their personality and likes! You can assemble a beautiful relaxation gift basket, a coffee, and chocolate-inspired gift basket, a travel basket, or a popcorn and movie gift basket as a thank you for the sweet shower they threw in your baby's honor.
Monogrammed Towels or Bathrobe
After putting on a magnificent baby shower, your hostess is going to need to wind down with a hot bath and some "me time." Help them out by gifting them with high-end, high-quality monogrammed towels or a soft and fluffy monogrammed bathrobe. If you have extra funds, include bubble bath or slippers in the gift.
Personalized Apron and Cookbook
If your hostess took to the kitchen and whipped up countless recipes and treats for your baby shower, gift her with something that she can use in her kitchen for her next event. A gift that includes a cute and personalized apron and a nice cookbook is something that a hostess like this will definitely put to good use.
Small and Thoughtful Gifts for the Hostess With the Mostest
Do not become discouraged if you don't have hundreds of dollars to drop on a baby shower hostess gift. So long as you give something heartfelt, your hostess will likely be thrilled with your loving choice of thanks.
Personalized Stationery Set
A stationary set is a gift that keeps on giving. While you are giving your hostess something thoughtful and pretty as a thank you, they will also be able to give future thanks using the gift you gave them. Choose something monogrammed for a personalized effect or include stationary with colors and patterns that you know your dear hostess will adore.
An Engraved Double Picture Frame
So many memories were made at your baby shower, and countless more will come along once the baby is born. At your shower, be sure that someone snaps a picture of you and your hostess. Order a double picture frame and put the image of the two of you in the picture frame on one side. Leave the other side blank and let your hostess know that the photo that will go there will be one of them with the new baby.
A Cheese and Wine Basket
Planning and pulling showers off takes a lot out of some people. Your hostess will be wiped out after the big event. Give her a bottle of wine and some cheese and crackers to snack on. An evening with these yummy treats, a cozy chunky knit blanket, sweats, and a movie sounds like the ultimate end to a whirlwind weekend of shower throwing.
Your hostess will wish she had this sweet gift before lugging decor to the shower venue. With a large, monogrammed tote, your hostess will definitely be ready for the next shower that they help throw! Buy something timeless, accented with colors or patterns that the hostess enjoys, and consider monogramming the tote with the hostess's initials.
No one wants to cook for themselves after preparing dishes for a baby shower. On the evening of your shower, make sure that your hostess comes home to a nice dinner for themselves or themselves and their partner. You know what they like best, so choose meals that you have seen them order before or use eateries where you and the hostess have frequented together.
Ring or Trinket Dish
If you can not afford a piece of jewelry, maybe a sweet ring or trinket dish will touch your hostess's heart? Trinket dishes range from classic to blinged-out to fun and whimsical. Let your hostess's personality inspire your choice of gift. Many ring dishes come in the shape of animals or natural elements. Pick one that the hostess will feel was made just for them.
Monogrammed Mug and Tea Sampler Set
A coffee or tea mug with your hostess's first initial on it will be personal and practical. Pair it with a set of hot tea samples so that after a long day, your hostess can kick back, relax and sip on something warm and fragrant. Every time they look down at their mug, they will remember the special baby shower that they helped throw for you.
Gift Giving Etiquette to Abide By
The single most important gift you will give those throwing you a baby shower is sincere messages of love and gratitude. No matter the gift you choose, be sure to include a heartfelt letter and note to all shower-throwing participants. In your note, be sure to include:
- An ode to your special relationship and how much this person means to you.
- Handwriting only, don't email or text a thank-you message.
- Be sure to send a thank-you note to every person involved in the shower throwing.
Gifting Your Gratitude
What you buy for your hostess largely depends on how much money you are free to spend. If you have a large budget, then the gift options will be plentiful. If you are tight on cash, focus on the sentiment. No matter what you buy or how much you spend, thought must be put into a gift such as this one. If several people lent a hand in throwing the event, be sure to buy each one of them a gift. If you are hosting a thank-you lunch, ensure that everyone who participated in the shower planning can attend.