Post # 1
quick etiquette question regarding a friends baby shower..
So my friend found out she was pregnant… Hooray! At the time she didn’t think she would be having a baby shower..cause she found out she was a little over 5 months along and didn’t think they would have time to plan one. So my friend and I went in 50/50 on a bunch of baby clothes, pacifier’s, spit rags, a blanket and some toys. Oh, and some nail polish and stuff for the mommy to be. 🙂 Together, we spent upward of 150$.
I just received a baby shower invite today in the mail and it’s for Jan. 17th. I plan on attending- but do I need to get her a gift since we already got her a bunch of stuff..? I would feel weird showing up without anything but we already got her a bunch of stuff… Would it be rude to not bring anything?
Post # 2
I would still bring something, but something small – a toy or something that was $10-15. Nothing more.
Post # 3
I would bring a card, perhaps a pack of diapers if you would feel awkward not giving her something since they usually open gifts at the shower.
Post # 4
meowmeow071914: I would bring something small.
Post # 5
meowmeow071914: You have already been more than generous. If you feel awkward arriving empty handed, take a pack of diapers and let slip in the conversation that you already gave her a gift basket.
Post # 6
Maybe a very small gift and a picture of the other things you already gave (lets hear if for photoshop, if you have to)
Post # 7
If you have already gifted her the super generous basket full, I would show up with a plate of food. Don’t worry about other people’s perceptions, she will know 🙂
Post # 8
I agree. She knows you already got her gifts. Show up with a bit of food to contribute and leave it at that.
Post # 9
A plate of cookies or a small bunch of flowers would be more than enough
Post # 10
I say bring a card, and if you must bring something, a small package of diapers or a baby toy.
Post # 12
juanita.kelly.9: +1. Bringing a card with a picture of the gifts you already gave is great (and maybe a small other gift- diapers or an outfit or a blanket- $20 or so is fine) because sometimes ppl sit in a circle and watch the mom open up each gift and say what each person gave.