Newborn Gift

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which giftcard should I send?
    Visa : (16 votes)
    25 %
    Baby's-R-Us : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Target : (40 votes)
    62 %
    Obligatory Other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think a store specific card, but something like Target so it doesn’t HAVE to be used on baby stuff.  It’s so nice of you to send a gift!

    Post # 4
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @abbylyn:  I agree with this.

    A Visa gift card I think is better suited to someone really close to you. While they are all gift cards a Visa card is more like cash and less personal than even a store gift card.

    Post # 5
    499 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @ThreeMeers:  Yep, I agree with target…plus they have the CUTEST gift cards.


    Stickers for the big brother is such a cute idea.  

    Post # 6
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @ThreeMeers:  and OP! :Visa gift cards usually have setup fees and a whole host of other limitations, don’t they? I’d rather give someone a gift card where the whole $ amount is usable….and who can’t exhaust a gift card at Target, haha?


    Post # 7
    3633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you don’t care paying for a setup fee for the Visa card (it’s usually at least a couple of dollars), then I would go this route. For example, I’m currently PG and a lot of the things we bought are not at traditional retailers (e.g. BRU, BBB, Target). Aside from Amazon, there wasn’t really a single place that sold everything on our list.

    So if they’re into online shopping, I think Amazon would be nice because they can get everything from toys to books to diapers/wipes. Otherwise, I would pick Visa because they can use that at any place that accepts CC.

    Post # 8
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Similar situation here. We just called our friends to congratulate them and asked for their preference. If they won’t give you one, I’d say a store specific card. I know VISAs allow you to go more places, but I still run into places that won’t let me use those. So irritating! Just pick a store that you know your friends have close by.

    I just did this, but I’m not getting a gift card. I’m buying them much needed items that they don’t have time to go to the store for. My friends only live 30 minutes away which makes that easier.

    Don’t worry too much about it though. It’s sweet that you plan to do anything at all, and I’m sure they’ll appreciate whatever you decide.

    Post # 9
    2466 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I vote target because target is amazing.  I also heard their brand of diapers is actually pretty awesome too lol.  I don’t know for a fact but hey, lol.  Works!

    Post # 10
    2164 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @SuperDuperBrit:  My sister has a 22 month old boy and LOVES the target brand of diapers! She says they are sooo cheap but work very well!

    Sorry to threadjack, but to OP I think Target or amazon is a great idea! Also love the sticker idea!

    Post # 11
    7194 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Target gift card. As a person who works retail, I can tell you that Visa gift cards can be a nightmare for many customers.

    Post # 12
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @lilbluebird:  I agree with the Amazon idea. I have bought SO. MUCH. STUFF for the baby on Amazon, because it’s so convenient to have it delivered to my door instead of having to actually go out in the car and buy it in person. I mean of course you can do that with Target as well, but Amazon has better selection and free shipping for people too frazzled to leave the house 😛

    Target gets second place vote though!

    Post # 13
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @crayfish:  I think you read my post wrong or I didnt write it as clearly as I could have. I am agreeing. a Target card was what I was voting for.

    Post # 14
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @crayfish:  +1

    If you choose to not give a store-specific GC, give a cheque.

    Another option is a mall gift card, if there’s one with appropriate stores that would be convienent to them.

    Post # 15
    2884 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    target or amazon!

    Post # 16
    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Forget the gift card… cash is accepted everywhere!

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