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Thread: Bridal Shower Gift/Wedding Gift ??

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    Bridal Shower Gift/Wedding Gift ??

    Being of a certain age, I should know the answer to this question...but I don't. I have always only purchased a wedding gift as I never attended a bridal shower. My question is, can I shop from the wedding registry for the bridal shower gift or should it be something more personal for the bride.

    This isn't for a relative or close friend, just somebody I happen to know. There wasn't anything on her list for less than $40 other than 2 hand towels or a toilet seat cover. So I purchased the towels. I plan on going to Michael's to buy some cute ribbon to tie around them, add a candle or soaps in a cute little dish and decorate with the same ribbon. Does this sound okay?

    Thoughts and opinions please.
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    Yes, many many people now shop off of the registry for the shower. Unless it was specified it was a personal shower, you certainly can shop that way. It seems like a very nice gift.
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    Sounds fine to me too!
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    Thanks ladies, guess I'll go out and find my ribbon and candle/soaps.
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    sounds perfect to me.
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    sounds great to me. I use the wedding registry for shower gifts.... that way I tend to get something they want rather than something I think they need or would like...saves them the hassle of returning things

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    What a great idea !!
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    When I go to showers, I bring a laundry basket with food staples. I know it's expensive, but all the brides have loved it. I put in a 5lb. bag of flour, 5 lb. bag of sugar, a small can of coffee, a box of salt and pepper, if I've found some pretty dish towels, I'll throw that in, a roll of paper towels, some trash bags, a can opener, just little things to get them started. You can make it as large or as small as you like.

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    I had a Bridal Shower Oct 1, made a Halloween Tablerunner, they are getting married Dec 1 making a Christmas center piece and have a candleholder and candle to go with it. The Halloween runner was a hit at the shower
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyM View Post
    I had a Bridal Shower Oct 1, made a Halloween Tablerunner, they are getting married Dec 1 making a Christmas center piece and have a candleholder and candle to go with it. The Halloween runner was a hit at the shower
    We were married Dec. 19. My favorite gift was a Christmas centerpiece. We used it for years. It was our first holiday decoration. We received plenty of "normal" stuff, but the holiday item was thoughtful.
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    It sounds like you picked something that she wants! I'm sure she will appreciate what you put together for her.

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    What you decided to do sounds OK to me. I usually buy something that is on the registry. It seems showers gifts as of late are different than it used to be. More expensive.

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    My favorite shower gift to give is a sewing basket.... Include a few necessities: Needles, A few spools of neutral thread ( white, navy, black, tan), a card of shirt buttons, some jeans patches, a pair of snippers or small scissors, safety pins, etc.

    but what you plan is great. I'm sure they will like it.

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    For the last shower I attended, I fixed up a tool kit for the bride to be---a small tool chest with a couple screwdrivers, small hammer, pliers, picture hangers, small pkg of nails and screws, sandpaper, garden gloves, thumb tacks. She told me later it was one of the best gifts she'd gotten and had used it a lot after moving into a house of their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twisted Quilter View Post
    Being of a certain age, I should know the answer to this question...but I don't. I have always only purchased a wedding gift as I never attended a bridal shower. My question is, can I shop from the wedding registry for the bridal shower gift or should it be something more personal for the bride.

    This isn't for a relative or close friend, just somebody I happen to know. There wasn't anything on her list for less than $40 other than 2 hand towels or a toilet seat cover. So I purchased the towels. I plan on going to Michael's to buy some cute ribbon to tie around them, add a candle or soaps in a cute little dish and decorate with the same ribbon. Does this sound okay?

    Thoughts and opinions please.
    I think it sounds great!
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    I like to do Picnic baskets fill them with picnic type things from the dollar store add a small blanket, etc. Yours sounds great too! My son just got married this summer and towels were a welcome gift.

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