what to bring to gender reveal party

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Should I bring a gift?
    Yes, and make it good. This is like a shower. : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Yes, but just a small one. Save the bigger gift for the shower. : (18 votes)
    30 %
    Yes, give a good gift at both. : (0 votes)
    No, just something small for the hostess but no gifts necessary : (40 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I guess it would be wrong to bring a loupe, huh 😉

    Gifts aren’t necessary for these occasions.

    Post # 4
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    886 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @SarahCF:  My brother and his wife are throwing a baby reveal party next month. I’ve never been to one before so I asked myself this same question! One person told me to bring a baby neautral gift and the other told me not to bring anything. I’m the sister so I didn’t want to come up empty handed so I asked my brother what I should get and he said ” NOTHING … we aren’t throwing this party to receive gifts … we just want to get family and close friends together to make the happy announcement”.  I may still get something just for fun, something small.     

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’d probably bring a small token gift for the baby, like a book or a cute blanket.  Chances are, there will be a gift registry and a shower later.

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    DH and I are considering throwing a party ourselves. Our first anniversay is coming up the same weekend we find out the gender and I think it would be fun to have the family around to celebrate both. But we do not under any circumstances want/expect guest to bring gifts. If they do, then they do on their own accord.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We are having our gender reveal party on the 7th and I put “No gifts, please” on the invitation. We haven’t registered anywhere as we haven’t told anyone what we are having yet. I dont think it is necessary to bring a gift if it isn’t a shower.

    Post # 8
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    5932 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @SarahCF:  …what the frack?  When did this become a thing?

    Post # 9
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We had one, it was just a small dinner and a cute cake! No gifts 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you’re going to bring a gift, it’s because you want to and it would be in lieu of a hostess gift. Otherwise, no gift is necessary. This is only a celebration-type of gathering; the purpose is not gifting (unless it is combined with a shower).

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Nona99:  Do you mean when did gender reveal parties become a thing? I think its a fun way to do something with close friends and family to announce the gender. I have been to a few and in my experience they are casual parties. Maybe some drinks and light snacks but nothing too outlandish.

    Post # 12
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    5932 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @SaraP2012:  …yeah, ok.  Sorry, I seriously have never encountered this, maybe because its only one of two things, I kind of don’t get it, but hey, whatever makes everyone happy.  Now if I get invited to one I won’t be the wacky lady who didn’t know what the hell was going on.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I would just bring something for the party, a dessert or appetizer or something… I would normally bring wine for the hostess to a party like that, but since she’s pregnant that might not be the best idea. lol

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    What about a ‘baby’ photo frame?  They could even use it now with an ultrasound picture!

    Post # 16
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Gifts are totally not necessary for gender reveal parties. But I usually take something small as the couples first baby present, and I’m not the only one. I’m assuming it’s a close friend or family member. Even just a cute bib is fun. Bring a boy and a girl one and return whichever it doesn’t turn out to be.

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