Hosting a baby shower can involve a lot of time, effort, expense and organization so it is always polite to express your appreciation with a handwritten note or gift of some kind. Your baby shower hostess will probably not expect anything for her efforts, as the event itself can be a rewarding experience, but it is always nice to have your efforts recognized.
Selecting a gift is a very personal thing and only you will know your hostess well enough to decide on what is the right gift for her. Try to think about what interests them or maybe a luxury item or experience they would like but would never buy for themselves. Choosing a suitable gift will also depend on your budget and how much you can afford at the time. Here are a few ideas that could help when trying to decide on a special present - gift buying etiquette if you will...
A gift certificate: This could be to the hostess' favorite restaurant, store or even spa. Perhaps you could even treat yourself and join her for a ‘girl’s day’ at the spa, while you are still available to enjoy your time together.
A Handmade Gift: Some Ideas - This could be a small cross-stitch that you could have framed or a picture frame with a great photo of the two of you.
Home baking Gift Basket: Ideas include filling it with all sorts of home cooked treats like chocolate brownies, fudge, and cookies or perhaps gourmet foods from a delicatessen.
Relaxation Basket: This could include candles, bath salts, massage oil, a bottle of wine and a CD of relaxing music for the hostess.
Flowers: A beautiful bunch of flowers will always brighten her day you could even include a stylish vase.
Cake: Receiving a gourmet cake is always a real treat, this could be homemade or easily purchased online and delivered. Chocolate or a cheesecake is always a popular choice.