How much do you generally spend on baby shower gifts?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How much do you generally spend on baby shower gifts?
    Less than $25 : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Between $25 and $50 : (26 votes)
    48 %
    Between $50 and $75 : (18 votes)
    33 %
    Between $75 and $100 : (5 votes)
    9 %
    Between $100 and $125 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Between $125 and $150 : (0 votes)
    Over $150 : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
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    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    somethingblue04:  I think it would depend on a few factors (i.e. how close I am, first baby shower vs 2nd or 3rd, singleton vs multiple), but on average I’d say around $50-$75.  I would probably just go with what’s on the registry unless you can find a duplicate item somewhere else for less.

    Post # 3
    Member
    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I usually spend around $50 unless it’s someone I’m extremely close to.

    Post # 4
    Member
    598 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

    close friend: over 100… I’ll get one of the big items.. playpen, high chair, stroller, bassinet… something like that…

    Regular friend: 50 bucks max

    Post # 5
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    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    $50 is what I usually spend and yes, I will buy registry items somewhere else if I find the exact same one for a cheaper price. 

    Post # 6
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Depends on my relationship to the person but for a pretty good friend I go 50-75, for my best friends 100+

    Post # 7
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    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    somethingblue04:  I generally go for something that will last a long time between $75 & $100 for one baby. If they’re having multiples, I multiply that.

    Post # 8
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    1952 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    For friends: $50 – $100 depending on how close I was

    I would go off registry for very common gifts (diapers, wipes, etc) that she will definitely need lots of, but I wouldn’t buy any big ticket items off-registry. What if she gets two of them?

    Post # 9
    Member
    9533 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It totally depends. For my best friend I bought her a pack and play off her registry that was, I think, around $300 for her first child. For her second child I bought her a bunch of Shell Silverstein books because she had mentioned that she wanted some. Those I bought used, not from the registry and probably spent $35 total. For co-workers I usually spend in the $15-$30 range (I often go in with another coworker for those). 

    Post # 10
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    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It really depends on how close I am with the person. I’ve spent $25 on someone I wasn’t particularly close too and $150 for a close friend. For family, usually we purchase one of the big gifts.

    Post # 11
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    1538 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I usually go for around $50-75 but I also shop around. One of my best friends had a baby last year and I found one item on her registery for $25 cheaper on amazon. i bought it from amazon, called the place where the registry was and asked them to remove it from the list. So it seems like I spent around $75 whereas I really spent $50. I would do some comparison shopping. Even if its at a pricey baby boutique, I am sure the items are the same as big box stores, just marked up even more. You can get a lot more for your money if you wait for a sale or buy online.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  littleanchor.
    Post # 13
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    1538 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    somethingblue04:  Oh yeah, you just have to call up! They didn’t even bat an eyelash, I think its pretty common! You could say that you purchased in store and didnt realize you had to give the registry information, but I don’t even think that is necessary. I got such a better deal online- the gift I purchased was $25 cheaper.  Definitely worth checking it out, you can get a lot more bang for your buck. The mommy to be shouldn’t care as long as they get the items on their registry!

    Post # 14
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I spend $100 on regular family/friends. If we are close than I will spend 200-300$   If I could afford it I would give more

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    It depends on how close I am to the person. For a co-worker or someone that I’m not super close to.. maybe like $30.

    For a good friend or close family member, maybe $50+

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