So I live in Texas and will be traveling to Pennsylvania (where FI & I grew up, and where most of our extended family live) for the shower. The wedding will be held there too. When I was up for Thanksgiving, my mom expressed concern about either a.) I will have gifts to open but not be able to get it to Texas in a soon enough manner for us to start using them, or b.) people will buy online and ship to our Texas address and there won't be anything for me to open at the shower.
What would you prefer? Or is there some compromise or happy medium that we aren't thinking of?