Baby Shower: What Do I Spend?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How much do YOU spend for a baby shower?
    $0-$30 : (13 votes)
    27 %
    $30-$50 : (31 votes)
    65 %
    $50+ : (4 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @badabing88:  I just had a baby almost 5 months ago. You can’t go wrong with diapers and wipes!!

    Call and ask what brand they are using. I love both Pampers swaddlers and Huggies Swaddlers but Pampers is the hospital standard. All else fails, you can give them a $25+ Visa Card to use for baby supplies.

    I love my little alien but he costs A LOT LOL!

    Post # 4
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @badabing88:  $30-$50 sounds right to me! I only spend more for close friends, like I bought my best friend her crib.


    Post # 5
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I normally spend or chip in about $25-$30 per baby shower gift.  A little more if it’s a sibling or a very close friend.  There should be a number of things on her registry that are or add up to be in this price range. 

    Post # 6
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @badabing88:  Over $30 but less than $100 depending on how close I am with the person. Traveling 3 hours for a baby shower?? You’re a saint. That’s a gift in and of itself 😛

    I will say that when my sister got pregnant with her first, I bought her a stroller. That’s family though so my standard price doesn’t apply.

    Post # 7
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Do they have a registry set up? You could either get one item, or some smaller items. Or get them something that they’ll actually use – diapers, onsies, etc. Cash is always good too!

    Post # 8
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @badabing88:  So the question pertains to the gift? That is not so obvious from the question “How much do you spend for a baby shower” I thought you meant to throw a baby shower, until I saw the dollar amounts. Maybe you can edit the question…

    Post # 9
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I usually spend $25 for work baby showers, $25-$50 for personal showers and alot more if it is family or close friend. I bought my close friend her stroller for a shower gift. In your situation, I would spend around $30.

    Post # 11
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @badabing88:  $30-50 is good for a friend you’ve known for a short period of time. If it was a close friend, a childhood friend or family member I would say $50+. At the $30-50 price point, you can definitely get a lot of bang for your buck!

    Post # 12
    907 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I usually spend about $100 for a baby shower, but so far the only ones I’ve been invited to are close friends or family—and baby stuff is just so cute! I also bring a personalized gift the first time I meet the baby in person from Baby Be Hip or somewhere like that. 


    Post # 13
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @badabing88:  I can see you now: making clay babies, wearing funny hats, drinking out of cups covered with baby prints, and changing doll diapers 😀

    I don’t know why women make other women suffer through these things.

    Post # 15
    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @badabing88:  A baby shower at HOOTERS? Ok, that’s what I will do should there be a HelloKitty Jr. with Mr. HelloKitty. That’s seriously the best idea ever. I’m sorry, but living room baby showers are the worst… especially if you are not the biggest fan of babies (I’m not).

    P.S. Off-topic – (Sorry to thread-jack!) Going to Hooters tonight for our weekly “date night.” I did a good friend’s accounting homework and to “pay me” (she insisted!), she got the boo and me a $200 giftcard to Hooters. I was floored.

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