How much do you typically spend on a friend's baby shower gift?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How much do you typically spend on a friend's baby shower gift?
    $25 or less : (6 votes)
    6 %
    $25-$40 : (24 votes)
    24 %
    $40-$60 : (44 votes)
    43 %
    $60-$75 : (19 votes)
    19 %
    $75-$100 : (6 votes)
    6 %
    $100+ : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I voted 25-40 but I misread and thought it was bridal shower. For a baby shower, usually ~50 if it’s a good friend. 

    Post # 6
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    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    Depends on the friend, but I usually spend about 25% of what I plan on spending for total their wedding.  I went to a friend’s shower this weekend and spent about $40 on the shower gift and we’ll probably spend another $80 – $100 on the wedding gift.

    Post # 8
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    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    For a friend, $50. For a good friend, $75ish (I probably go over because I tend to buy stuff, and then buy even mopre. oops). For my besties, I’m the one hosting the shower, so it’s the gift costs plus a few hundred in hosting costs.

    Post # 9
    Member
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Depends on the friend and my other expenses that month, but I try for around $50.

    Post # 10
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Generally about 50

    Post # 11
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    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I usually try and hit $50!

    Post # 12
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    38 posts
    Newbee

    For co-workers and more casual friend’s baby showers, typically $50-75 (usually a bunch of small things). For really really close friends typically $100-$150 (usually 1 bigger ticket item).

    Post # 13
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    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @lolot:  I answered higher because I thought it was a bridal shower too. Might want to add “baby” to the thread title.

    Post # 14
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    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Depends on how close I am to the friend.  If it’s just a friend, probably $40 maybe $50, but for someone I’m close to it’s over $100 (i.e. best friend, close relative, etc)

    Post # 15
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    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Lily_of_the_valley:  Usually about the same or slightly more for a baby shower.  I like using weddings as benchmarks for what to spend on friends in general.

    Post # 16
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I agree it depends on the level of closeness. Some one I dont know toooo well I’d spend 25-35. Someone I know well but may not be ubber close to (like family that im not close to) $50, and my very close friends/close family members $75-150. 

    I couldn’t buy my sister a gift for the shower because of my expenses that month but I gave her $125 a few weeks later for something she didn’t get at the shower. 🙂 

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