Birthday Parties

“Traffic Light” Lingerie Shower Gift

Looking for a fun gift idea for a lingerie shower? Try this “Traffic Light” lingerie gift! There’s a gift for every mood and it’s so much fun to open.

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*This post was originally published April 28, 2014 and updated April 6, 2021*

A lingerie shower can be a fun way for a bachelorette to collect some fun lingerie for their honeymoon. I had one as part of my Bachelorette party and it was so much fun. However, my favorite gift from my lingerie shower was actually a cute set of pajamas. They were so comfortable and I definitely wore them more than any other gift I received. Another friend gifted me a long, to my ankles, nightgown that looked like something they would wear on Little House on the Prairie. She called it my “not tonight” outfit. It was a hilarious spin on all of the other traditional lingerie shower gifts.

The next time I went to a Bachelorette/lingerie shower I remembered those gifts. I came up with an idea to buy gifts that ranged from super sexy, to cute and comfy. I bought red, yellow, and green tissue paper and printed out a little tag with a traffic signal on it. The tag has a little guide explaining what each gift represents, though it’s also probably self-explanatory. Thus the “Traffic Light” lingerie shower gift was born.

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“Traffic Light” Lingerie Shower Gift – What to Buy

Wrap the first gift in the bag in red tissue paper. Red is the “not tonight” outfit. Instead of a grandma nightgown that will never get worn, opt for cute and comfortable pajamas. It’s most likely this is something the bride is going to wear regularly, so it really is practical and appreciated in a sea of thongs and corsets. Pajamas come in many cute styles. Long pants with a cute matching tank top make for a cute and comfy option.


Wrap the next gift in yellow tissue paper. This is something flirty, yet practical for sleeping. It’s an open invitation for your spouse to make a move. Or to just go to sleep feeling cute. Buy something silky with a little lace for this “maybe tonight” gift. A simple nightie or shorts with a lace-trimmed top are great options.


Wrap the final gift in green tissue paper. Green means GO! This gift should be a super sexy, impractical outfit. AKA the gift a bachelorette is most likely to receive at a lingerie shower anyway. Another idea, especially if you are on a budget, would be to just put some green tissue paper in the bottom of the bag with a little note about how nothing is best in bed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This “Traffic Light” lingerie shower gift is always a hit! The bride-to-be usually appreciates receiving some more practical clothes along with the more traditional lingerie.
Did you have a lingerie shower for your wedding? Did you get anything more on the practical side or all fun stuff?ย 

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  1. Jess @ Little House. Big Heart.

    I love this idea, Ashley! I need one of my friends to have a bachelorette party soon so I can give one!

  2. I saw something like this at a shower once!Always good for a giggle. ๐Ÿ™‚ But what do you mean the “red” outfit is most worn? I’m always in the green outfits. ๐Ÿ˜› (Wait, that’s a lie.)

  3. This is a genius idea! I may borrow it for the bridal shower I’ll be attending later this year ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Such a cute idea and definitely more fun than just the typical lingerie!

  5. What an awesome idea Ashley! I used to sell lingerie and in the several years I worked in lingerie retail, I never heard of something so original. It is a fantastic thought.

    Great post!


  6. Such a fun idea! I’ve never heard of this before, but it’s super fun!

  7. OMG this is like the cutest thing ever!! Such an awesome idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Kelly @ Corner of Main

    What a cute idea! I’m sure everyone got a kick out of it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. I think it’s HILARIOUS that your friend got you the “not tonight” nightgown. I would’ve laughed aloud if someone had gotten me something like that. Because I had a lingerie partnership for 3 years prior to getting married, I opted out of a party like this, but I’ve been to a few and they’re always loads of fun. You’ve inspired me to get creative with my gifts at the next one!

  10. Neely Moldovan

    What a fun and cute idea! I am actually needing to put a gift together!

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