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Free Kitchen Tea Gift ideas

A kitchen tea or bridal shower is a tradition that has endured generations and helps a bride set up her household. It is up to the family of the bride as to how closely they would like to follow tradition.

A kitchen tea or bridal shower is usually hosted by the Maid of Honour (honor in the US!) or the bridesmaids who organise kitchen tea invitations and so on.

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Kitchenware - Ask all guests to bring a small gift that starts with the letter of the bride�s name: i.e. if the bride�s name starts with �s�, people can bring salad servers, spoons, salt and pepper shakers, etc.

Books - Ask all the guests to bring a book. This is a gift that people can either go very small with or very big � books range in price from $5 to $100! Cookbooks or home design books would be very suitable.

Cookie cutters � a nice idea for kitchen teas where people do not want to spend a lot of money. Ask each guest to bring a cute cookie cutter which the bride can take home together in a beautiful box.

Lingerie - a bit more exciting for the girl who already has everything she needs in the kitchen.

Handbags - a variety of sizes, shapes and styles make for an interesting theme.

Recipes � a cost effective but very thoughtful gift. Ask each guest to write out their favourite recipe in their own handwriting. Put all the recipes in a folder for the bride to use, a great souvenir of the day.

Beaded necklace � ask each guest to bring along a beautiful bead. Thread each bead onto a necklace wire, leaving the bride with a unique necklace that will mean a lot, as each guest contributed to it.

Groceries � each guest brings a few gourmet grocery items, such as fancy sauces, olive oil, artisan breads, or even wine. All items are placed in a large hamper for the bride to be to take home.

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