Aug 11, 2014

"Time of day" bridal shower gift ideas


I was recently invited to my cousin's bridal shower.  It was a "Time of day" shower and I got 10 am assigned to me.  What in the world do you do for 10 am.  During the week that could mean that you are already at work, but maybe not because what if they have a later shift.  However, on Saturday or Sunday maybe at 10 am you are lounging around in bed having a lazy Saturday or Sunday.  This is how I think through everything.  Do you think I over think things?!  
I thought about doing something with brunch, but then I saw on Pinterest somewhere to do something for her car.  Usually during bridal showers you do not get anything for cars.  For most woman that is not the the most fun thing to get, but it is usually not the most fun thing to have to buy.  So instead of possibly duplicating a gift by doing something with brunch I went with the car thing.

After I got thinking about it I decided to make a list for all the hours in a day.  That way I have a place that I can reference for the next time I am assigned a time for a shower with this theme.  So don't overthink it when you get a shower invite for a "Time of Day" bridal shower.  Instead, use this list.


1 am "Bedtime": PJ's, robe, slippers (matching or just for bride)

2 am "Sound asleep": Linens, pillows, blankets, curtains for bedroom

3 am "A little romance": Candle, lingerie

4 am "Hard time sleeping": a book to read to go back to sleep, humidifier

5 am "Sleepless in...": lavender lotion to relax, lamps

6 am "Early birds": shower curtain, bath towels, scented bath soaps, Bath and Body gift basket

7 am "Get up": alarm clock, hot chocolate

8 am "Breakfast hour": toaster, waffle maker, blender, juice pitcher, oatmeal

9 am "Workout hour": free weights, workout DVDs, exercise equipment, crock pot

10 am "Commute hour": sunglasses, audio books gift certificate, car organizer, car wash supplies




11 am "At office": office supplies, desk lamp, pencil sharpener, tape dispenser, personalized stationary and return address labels, picture frame for desk

12 pm "Lunch time!!!": soup bowls, picnic basket

1 pm "The yard needs trimming": yard tools, gardening gloves, potted plants, hose, large clippers, bird feeder, vases

2 pm "Cleaning out the garage":  tools, picture hanging items, garage organizers

3 pm "A little R&R": magazine subscriptions, throw, ice cream maker, spa certificate. museum passes, journal

4 pm "Time to get the chores done": cleaning supplies or grocery store gift cards

5 pm "Games": board games, cards, card table, puzzles

6 pm "Dinner prep": themed food basket, apron, grilling supplies

7 pm "Dinner is served": cook books, pots and pans, pantry supplies, kitchen utensils, baking ware, kitchen towels, crock pot, fondue pot

8 pm "Dessert is best": cake stand, dessert cookbooks, cupcake tins, pie dishes, cake pans

9 pm "Reel time": popcorn maker, throw, DVDs, DVD player, Netflix gift card, themed movie set, movie tickets

10 pm "Time to connect": music gift card, Always kiss me goodnight sign, massage oil

11 pm "Late night snack time": Tupperware, late night snack items

12 pm "Time to unwind": lingerie, massage book for couples, gift certificate to a hotel

Obviously these are just ideas.  I have so many creative readers that I am sure you have a ton of other ideas.  What are some ideas that you have?



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These printables could be used if you get invited to a shower with this theme or if you are throwing the shower then you could stick the gift tag in the envelope.  That way they get a little hint to get their creative juices flowing.  It also provides a gift tag for the gift!  It's a win-win!  Enjoy!

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3 comments:

Creative Dream said...

Great gift idea Shambray! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

Shambray Matthews said...

I haven't made it there yet. I hope to soon! My life won't slow down it seems. I am hoping it does here VERY SOON!

Katie Karambelas said...

These are so great! I've never heard of a shower like this and now I want to do one when I get married. Such a unique way of getting very different, useful items. Love it :)

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