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How Much Should I Spend on a Bridal Shower Gift?

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Question: How Much Should I Spend on a Bridal Shower Gift?
Answer: The simple answer to how much you should spend on a bridal shower gift is, "what you can afford." Typically, bridal shower gifts cost between $25 and $75, although members of the bride's family often spend a little more. At some showers, the host may have requested a specific gift or contribution to a gift fund, but typically it's up to guests to determine their own budgets.

Keep in mind that this is but one of several expenses you'll have as a wedding guest. If you give a bridal shower gift, you are still expected to give a wedding present. You may also need to pay for travel, apparel, and an engagement present. So use the guideline of allocating 20% of your total gift budget for the shower. For example, if your total budget is $200, you would spend $40 on the bridal shower gift, leaving $160 for the wedding present and engagement present.

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