How to Buy Gifts for Bachelor Parties and Bachelorette Parties

It’s finally happened – your friend is getting married. You’ve been invited to the bachelor or bachelorette party. Now what? If you’ve never been to one of these things before, you may not know how to buy bachelor or bachelorette party gifts.

Know the Bride or Groom

Cosmo's Steamy Sex GameYou want to gauge the type of gift you give by the type of person the prospective bride or groom is. If she’s known for being pretty wild, you can find something really outrageous – and she’ll love it! But if he’s shy and reserved, you may want to tone it down a bit, or he’ll be completely mortified. Of course, your goal may be to embarrass him as much as possible, but make sure you don’t go too crazy, or you may find yourself uninvited from the wedding! Some sort of sex game might be just embarrassing enough to make your buddy’s face turn bright red, but not bad enough to ruin your friendship.

Budget Wisely

As tempting as it might be to blow a lot of money on something crazy like a Sex swing – Love swing to see the look on the bride-to-be’s face, let’s be honest… if you’re going to shell out that kind of cash, maybe you should save it for a more practical wedding gift. (Or to buy those expensive sex accessories for yourself!) You really shouldn’t spend more on bachelorette party gifts than you spend on bridal shower gifts. And as far as wedding gifts go, you probably shouldn’t spend more than 1/3 to 1/2 of what you spend on a wedding gift as you do on a bachelor party gift. Of course, if you want to spring for the Carmen Electra Professional Pole Kit, pole dancing lessons could become part of the bachelorette party agenda… so it’s really up to you!

Tuxedo ThongRemember that bigger isn’t always better (hehe) and that a little creativity can go a long way. Adult games, personal lubricants, and novelty underwear are always good for a laugh, but why settle for those when you could create a bouquet of condoms and make the bride-to-be carry them around all night at her bachelorette party? Or if you give him an assortment of flavored lubes, you could make the groom-to-be wear some on various parts of his body (we recommend wrists, nose, and forehead) and ask women to help him with his bachelor party taste test. If you go with either of these options, make sure you get it all on camera. It will be amusing for years to come!

Remember the Spouse-to-Be

It’s all fun and games at these parties, but make sure you do try and respect the person your friend is marrying. Don’t get him anything that his future wife will get angry at him for. You may want to think twice about getting her that leather whip if it’s going to be a problem with her future husband. It’s good to have a laugh at a friend’s expense sometimes, but you don’t want to be the one who ruins their marriage!

Have Fun

Don’t worry if you don’t have the most interesting gift in the whole group. If your gift doesn’t get the most laughs, maybe it will be the one that ends up getting the most use out of it in the end! Personally, I’ve never worn the thong made out of a strand of pearls that had my party guests in hysterics when I held them up the wrong way… but I’ve got a cute little babydoll that has made several tours of duty in the bedroom!

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Cindy July 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm

These are excellent tips. I’ve been fortunate enough to see many friends marry, but we’ve always done our own thing for the Bachelorette Party, never really focusing on gifts. The next one who gives me the word is in for quite the treat! 🙂

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