Bridal Shower Hostess Gifts: Thoughtful, Affordable Gift Ideas

By: B$B Team
| Published:
January 7, 2023

When your friends and family come together to throw a bridal shower for you it is a true labor of love.  Although your loved ones will tell you that throwing a shower doesn’t feel like work, they put a lot of planning, energy, and money into hosting a party in your honor.  Therefore it is only proper to return that hospitality with a gift.

Because every dollar counts when you are planning a wedding, gifts for your shower hosts or hostesses don’t have to be extravagant. Instead of thinking about the quantity, consider quality when gifting your hostesses. Obviously, a thoughtful handwritten note on beautiful stationery with a small present is a great way to say thank you.

Moreover, if you are more of a DIY bride-to-be, consider making your favorite body scrub or a tasty treat for each lady or gentleman who helped plan your pre-wedding soiree. Whether it’s your maid of honor or a family member, you’ll want to pick a gift that shows your appreciation. They’re hosting an event in honor of one of your life’s biggest moments, after all. In this case, a gift card simply won’t fit the bill.

However, if you are stressed about buying more gifts, remember that less is more.  Focus on how much this individual loves you and wants to celebrate your upcoming nuptials. The perfect meaningful gift doesn’t have to come with a big price tag to show the depth of your gratitude.

Meaningful Bridal Shower Gifts for Every Host and Hostess

From simple to modern, here are some of our favorite gift ideas for the women and men that spent months planning the perfect party for you.

Personalized Journal

minted  • $18

Get organized in style with a 5.5″ by 8.5″ customizable journal. Notebooks come with your choice of interior (choose blank lined or graph paper). Customize the front and interior cover of all formats with your name and/or photos.

Artisan Soaps

SweetCaramelShop • $3.15

Everyone loves the luxury of fancy artisan soap. These soaps are handmade, 100% plant-based, with all-natural ingredients, and lightly scented with pure essential oils, fragrance oil, or naturally unscented. Choose from a variety of scents or snag a gift set.

Pineapple Hand Towels

SKL Home Store • $13.49

Did you know the pineapple was the symbol for hospitality? Why not remind your hostesses of how generous they were in throwing you a wedding shower with these soft and luxurious hand towels? A unique gift idea for any hospitable hostess.

Chateau Hand Soap

Target • $7.99

It’s a small luxury but it’s so nice to stock your own bathroom with a few upscale items like hand soap. Your hostesses will love a gift like this because it’s an elevated item that still serves a purpose for the everyday. Thoughtful and inspired.

Spice Set and Cookbook

The Essential Chef • $9.99

Every cook knows the importance of adding the right flavor to a dish or a meal. So what better item to gift the ladies or gentlemen who cooked up items for your shower than this 14-piece spice set and cookbook? Flavored salt is a great option, too!

Canvas Wine Bottle Bag

HonestArcheryApparel • $9.75

Grab your favorite bottle of red, white or bubbly and toss it into this adorable canvas wine bottle bag with a message.  Stocking someone’s bar is a great thank-you gift but adding the extra touch with a personalized message is even better.

Engraved Cutting Board

FlowertownWeddings • $22

If you spend any amount of time in a kitchen, then you know you use your cutting board practically every single day. Gift your shower hostesses a beautiful custom engraved cutting board, and food prep just got a touch better.

Pineapple Decorative Objects

Shein • $4.00

These two little pineapples are the cutest decorative items you may ever see and make a great gift for a shower hostess. These come in a pair and would adorn any bookshelf or bedside table in your hostesses’ homes.

Herringbone Frame

Target • $6.00

Who doesn’t love a herringbone pattern or a good frame? Put those two things together, and you have a match made in heaven. Print out an adorable quote, a picture of the two of you, or leave it as is and gift the sucker out of this one!

Personalized Cosmetic Bag

HeyLoveBag • $18.36

This classy cosmetic bag will make you want to pack your bags and travel or trade out your current one. Everyone loves a cosmetic bag that is durable and personal. This one comes in 7 colors and would make a sweet and practical wedding shower hostess gift.

Charcuterie For Two

Target  • $16.99

Your hostesses treated you; why not treat them with this adorable charcuterie board for two? Complete with everything they need to  indulge in a tasty snack. You could even pair it with your favorite bottle of wine.

Coffee Sampler

Bean Box • $24

Wake up your shower host mornings with Bean Box’s most popular coffee-tasting experience. Exclusive coffees, award-winning roasters, and endless variety: The Bean Box Coffee Sampler is your all-access pass to the very best artisan coffees.

Olive & June Nail Polish Kit

Target • $17.99

Give the gift of an at-home spa day with this nail polish kit from Olive & June. A set of Olive & June bestsellers: Hibiscus, Pink Sands, and Cockatoo, plus their Super Glossy Top Coat. This 7-free, long-lasting nail polish makes salon-quality results at home a possibility.

Plant Gift Box

Succulents Box • $35

These gift boxes are the most interesting way to give something unique and cute to your plant-loving friends. Looking after these kinds of plants is reasonably simple. Moreover, with their unique and beautiful aesthetics, plants can add mesmerizing beauty to the place. They fit well in small spaces and they look good in just about anything.

More Shower Hostess Gifts

If you’re still looking for more gift ideas for your shower hostess, consider shopping on Etsy for personalized pieces.

A nice-smelling candle is always a good bridal shower hostess gift. A set of two or four decorative stemware or glassware is a sweet gesture as well.

Something that encourages peace and self-care, like a lavender bath bomb or a pair of cozy slippers, are perfect bridal shower hostess gifts.

If you’re still unsure, a piece of jewelry like an initial necklace or bracelet would make your shower hostess feel appreciated. Looking for a small token of gratitude for a special guest or helper? Consider a monogram trinket dish!

And, of course, if you’ve left your gift shopping until the last minute, there’s always Amazon. Here’s a list of our favorite shower hostess gifts for your simple shopping pleasure.

Have you been successful in finding budget-savvy gifts for shower hostesses for your wedding? Join us in our community to talk about all things hostess gifts and more!

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