Sunday, July 24, 2016

Top Ten Wedding Shower Gifts that No One Else Will Bring!

It's the season for bridal showers and weddings.  Have you ever found yourself feeling a bit awkward when you give or receive a duplicate gift? Do you ever find yourself wondering what to give the bride—especially if this is the sixth wedding you've attended this summer?
We all want to show our friendship and support of the bride with a thoughtful gift, but sometimes it's difficult to know just what to give. Let me help!

These are my top ten wedding shower gifts that no one else will bring.

  1. Ingredients for recipes with recipe cards
  2. Laundry basket filled with homemade cleaners and recipes
  3. Ingredients for homemade laundry soap and recipe card
  4. Knitted or crocheted dishcloths and dish soap
  5. Gas card
  6. Apron
  7. Totes
  8. Embroidered pillowcases
  9. A bag filled with spices... even Aldi spices
  10. A cloth grocery bag filled with flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla, chocolate chips and my chocolate chip cookie recipe

The key here is that these are practical items that a wife needs.
She's a bride for a day and a wife for a lifetime!

God bless you and the brides in your future.

Laura
Blessed to be a blessing


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41 comments:

  1. I have my go-to gift When I was married we got a 3 step kitchen ladder. I can't tell you how many times I have used it over the years. I started giving them a few years back and now it is expected when I get a shower invitation.

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    1. That is an excellent idea Anne! Maybe I'll use that one someday. I just love the practical. You can only use so many serving bowls!

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  2. I like your quote. So much emphasis is spent on a one day wedding when I think the emphasis should be on the marriage.
    One of my favorite shower gifts was homemade rags from my aunt. When she got married after WW2, paper towels were not invented and she only had her new wedding gifts with nothing to do cleaning with. So in the future, she cut up and hemmed old bath towels into rags. I used Aunt Bernice's rags so much, and from then on, I have made my own.

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    1. That would make a great gift for brides today. Thanks for sharing Rhonda!

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    2. I've given dishcloths to many ladies in our church for different occasions, and they still talk about how they like them.

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  3. such good ideas Laura! These presents are something a bridge will treasure and remember. Something useful!

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    1. Useful is perfect for housewives. We are all housewives of one fashion or another!

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  4. What great ideas...I shall remember that if we ever get invited to a shower or wedding. smiles

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    1. It seemed like we didn't get invited for a long time, but this year we've gone to two weddings.

      Be blessed!
      Laura

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  5. Yes. Just yes.
    Thoughtful, practiful gifts trump China and crystal any day.
    Have a cozy day!

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    1. ​I do like china and crystal; and, and I do have some china. But, I've found it doesn't really fit our lifestyle of raising kids.

      Be blessed Billie Jo!
      Laura​

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  6. Great ideas! So thoughtful, creative and useful.

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    1. Why thank you Sarah. I've not been for a visit to your place for awhile. I'll be over in a few minutes.
      Laura

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  7. I love your list of gift ideas! Also some great tips in your comments. Hugs,

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    1. Thank you Sandi. You're right about the comments!

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  8. Oh, I LOVE these ideas! Thank you ever so much for sharing, sweet friend. God bless you! I hope you are doing well. :)

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  9. Great ideas! I usually end up making a blank scrapbook or other handmade gift. Pinned. I'd love to see you link up with us over at Wonderful Wednesdays: http://www.ourunschoolingjourney.com/2016/07/wonderful-wednesday-link-up-with-oh-my.html

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  10. Laura, this is an excellent and well thought out list. Something that I always gifted to brides-to-be, was a hamper of meal makings for the day or two after the wedding or honeymoon. Nobody wants to return to an empty freezer and pantry! Love your post. Mimi xxx

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    1. Excellent idea Mimi! I want to remember that one!

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  11. I like your ideas, especially the first one since I do love cooking. Would have really enjoyed that :-)

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  12. Very creative gift ideas Laura. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you and you're welcome Wanda!

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  13. These are really good ideas, Laura! I like all the pretties, too, but these are more important.

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    1. I do love pretties, but in a small apartment or house, they can quickly become overwhelming.

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  14. Great ideas! Number 10 is my favorite, though. Stopping by from Amaze Me Monday and pinning to Pinterest!

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  15. Great ideas, and I like the personal touch.

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  16. Great list! I received a recipe box filled with hand-written family recipes. I use it regularly and treasure it. It is amazing to pull out a recipe written in my grandmother's handwriting. Thank you for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party this week.

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    1. What a treasure! I'd love to have something like that in my grandmothers' writing.

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  17. I had guests bring recipe cards to my best friend's bridal shower, she loved it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at #MMBH
    xoxo
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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    1. That's a remarkable idea Mrs. AOK! Thank you for sharing it. I do hope I can remember that one for my daughters when the time comes!

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  18. great ideas! I love the gas/gift card idea - simple, but useful!

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  19. Great ideas!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. You're welcome, Cindy. Thanks for hostessing!

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  20. What a great list of creative and practical gift ideas! I will definitely save and use these ideas. Thanks!

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  21. What a great list of gift ideas. I love practical gifts, and will definitely use them!

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Laura