HI! I'm a maid of honor and I have been trying to come up with a unique "collective/collaborative" gift that each of the guests can contribute to as a surprise for the bride.
There are the the usual recipe and advice cards. I've also read about stocking a bar or tool kit.
What are your thoughts, positive or negative, on this idea:
Having each guest (its a small 15 person shower) bring a charm that they feel reflects their bond with the Bride. Along with it, a special story as to why they chose it, perhaps a memory or advice they have. Family could pass down special pendants or charms. Then at the end each will surprise the bride. Later on, they will be added to a bracelet.