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28 Bridal Shower Hostess Gift Ideas

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Find the best hostess gifts for your bridal shower hostesses! You’ll love these creative and affordable gift ideas for your shower hostess.

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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 hostess gifts for bridal showers.

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 giving a gift. Obviously, a thoughtful handwritten note on beautiful stationery with a small present is a great way to say thank you. Bridal shower hostess thank you gifts are a sweet way to show the guests care. 

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 bridal shower hostess gift doesn’t have to come with a big price tag to show the depth of your gratitude.

For the question of who throws the bridal shower, that will be a close family member or friend of the bride. Multiple people can take on the planning to be cost-effective while staying beautiful! 

Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

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.

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English Pear & Freesia Scented Home Candle 

Nordstrom • $38

A candle comes in multiple sizes ranging from 2-21 ounces. Releasing scents of perfectly ripe pears, a cool autumn morning, and a hint of pine. A simply decorated candle to place in any room of the hostess’ home. 


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Mesh Chair Float 

REVOLVE • $39

Purchase a 2-in-1 pool floaty and hammock for the hostess with a pool in her backyard! Relax in a floaty keeping anyone above water but with the body submerged. A cup holder is attached for guests to have fun and stay hydrated. 


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The Hydropod 

Verishop • $25

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.


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Marble Handle Cheese Knives 

Crate and Barrel • $29.95

Gift the hostess elegant looking cheese knives great for hosting more parties or a simple night in! White marble handles are attached to stainless steel blades for an effortless and classy design. 


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Chocolate Lovers Gift Box 

Old Time Candy • $23.99

Give the gift of chocolate for the hostess with a sweet tooth! Each assortment includes full-size candy bars of all different brands. Choose from nine styles of gift wrapping adhering to the theme perfectly. 


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Totally 90s Board Game 

Created With Love • $29.99

For a lover of the 90s, a board game is a perfect gift to the hostess to be reused multiple times! A competitive game to see who knows the most 90s trivia questions. A gift for use at parties or small get-togethers. 


Inexpensive Hostess Gifts Under $20

Any gift can become expensive if we are not careful of picking wisely. Below we have multiple gift items that are inexpensive and still perfect for any hostess! 

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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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The Cult Classic Makeup Kit

Ulta • $18.90

For the lovers of makeup, a kit containing the classic makeup items is a fun gift for the hostess to try new brands! Each kit includes four full-size makeup items like mascara, makeup remover, eyeliner, and lipstick. Simple essentials for a classic look. 


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Pearl Hair Clip 

Showpo • $11.95

Include a classic yet stylish way to style hair in an updo! Pearl accents cover the hair clip looking classy and fun. A small gift appreciated by any hostess. A versatile hair clip can be worn, cooking at home or a night out on the town


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Flower Earrings 

PetalAndPup • $20

Gold dangle earrings to gift the hostess for her to wear during special occasions! Add some extra shine to the wardrobe with a delicate and fun accessory. A stud closure with minimal opportunity for them to fall.


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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.


Bridal Shower Hostess Gifts For Multiple Hostesses

At times, there may be a bridal shower with multiple party hostesses. In this case, the guests may want to give each hostess their own gift! Below are multiple hostess gift ideas. 

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Monogram Trinket Dish

Anthropologie • $12.95

Gifts for multiple hostesses made each with small monogram trinket dishes! Let the first letter of their name be on the front of the dish, a simply thought-out gift. Monogram gifts are personable and fun for the hostess to feel special in her own way! 


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Seasoning Set 

Paper Source • $34.95

Made of a blend of sea salts and spices, four seasonings curated for tacos, ramen, meat, and seafood! The hostesses can use each seasoning for multiple meals with various tastes and flavors. Each seasoning is non-GMO and soy free.  


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The Plush Lounge Sock 

Cozy Earth • $44

Give the gift of comfort with a pack of 3 cozy crew length socks made of textured ribbed designs for usage all year long. A variety of neutral colors are available to purchase the colors favorite to the hostess! 


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Best of the Brunch Half-Case 

Wine Insiders • $103

Purchase a case of six bottles of wine to hand out to each hostess, or just the one hostess of the wedding shower! Two rosé bottles and four white bottles of wine come in the case for lighter drink tastings. 


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Collegiate Pouches 

Uncommon Goods • $33

With more than twenty schools to choose from, pouches are a fun way to show the hostess time went into purchasing her gift that will be loved by any college fan! Each original design is woven on cotton, zippered carryall. 


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Calming Shower Steamers Gift Set 

Uncommon Goods • $28

A calming gift set for the hostess to use for her next shower. Fill a steamy shower with all-natural essential oils with aromas like mint and lavender. An at-home spa day may be the perfect gift! 


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Isla Spritz Wine Glass 

Anthropologie • $14

Green to blue ombre wine glass perfect for the hosts who are wine drinkers. Each glass is hand painted giving a slight variation in each wine glass. Mouth-blown soda-lime glass perfect for all seasons!


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Mini Jar Candle Duo 

Nordstrom • $22.80

For a multiple hostess shower, gifting a candle will always be a safe idea. Candles can be burned in any house room, staying alive for many hours. French cade lavender and apple blue clover are the smells of each candle in the set! 


Wedding Shower Hostess Gift Ideas From Etsy and Amazon

Etsy and Amazon have great gifts for personalization, fun ideas, and fast shipping. Below are gifts from Etsy and Amazon. 


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Pineapple Hand Towels 

Amazon

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.


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Personalized Initial Canvas Beach Bag 

Amazon

A great-sized tote bag to bring to the beach or on any vacation. Store necessities in the cotton lining made with reinforcements to hold the shape for each use of the bag. Totes are always needed and any hostess will be excited to be gifted the gift of bag usage!


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Canvas Wine Bottle Bag 

Etsy • $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.


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Artisan Soaps

Etsy • $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.


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Engraved Cutting Board 

Etsy • $23.37

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.


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Personalized Cosmetic Bag

Etsy • $10.70

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.


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