(Closed) Baby shower presents

posted 9 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What was the average approximate cost of the baby shower presents that you've given (or received)?
    Under $20 : (3 votes)
    7 %
    $21 to $30 : (7 votes)
    16 %
    $31 to $40 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    $41 to $50 : (8 votes)
    19 %
    $51 to $60 : (11 votes)
    26 %
    $61 to $70 : (2 votes)
    5 %
    $71 to $80 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    $81 to $90 : (0 votes)
    $91 to $100 : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    10285 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It totally depends on who it’s for. I co-hosted my FSIL’s baby shower about a month ago and I spent about $200 on the gifts alone. When my close friends had their baby showers, I spent about $150. My co-worker/friend is due in October so I’ll be invited to her shower. I’ll probably spend $50-$75 since we aren’t that close. 

    Post # 4
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I usually spend about 60 to 70 on a gift, but it also depends on hwo close we are etc.

    Post # 5
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Depends on who it’s for. I’ve spent $100-$150 before for a good friend, but would probably spend more like $200 for a sibling. For regular friends/co-workers, I spend an average of $60 to $70. 

    Post # 6
    5495 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I really sepends on who it is for, and if I got paid that week…horrible I know.

    Post # 8
    3586 posts
    Sugar bee

    For my friends-  probably about $60 or 70. I usually buy an outfit, books, wipes and something on their registry.

    My gifts- Most were about $30 to $50, except from my mom and sister, they bought the crib, stroller/car seat, changing table, etc.LOL We’re blessed even though we could have bought them ourselves.

    Post # 9
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I usually spend about $25 or so on a gift and buy books and maybe a little outfit. None of my really close friends have had a baby shower yet, and for them I’ll probably spend about $50.

    Post # 10
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Usually $40-50 depending on if I liked the stuff on their registry or not, lol. Seriously though, I always buy off the registry and if I can’t find anything I like or think would be useful I end up spending less.

    Post # 11
    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    For close friends, $50-$75 has been the norm for me; for coworkers/people I don’t really know all that well it’s usually $25 or so.

    Post # 12
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    For close friends, I would spend anywhere from $50-$100.  For not so close friends or distance relatives I think $25-$40 is about right. 

    Post # 13
    3997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Depending on the person we’re buying for, I usually spend $50.  It’s tough for me to only spend that amount because baby stuff is so cute.  But if I spent more than that for every shower, I’d be broke.  If we’re really close to the mommy/daddy, I’ll spend closer to $100 or more.  I’d say the average amount spent for our baby showers was about $40-50.  Which is absolutely ok with us because you can get a lot for that amount. 

    Post # 14
    5151 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It depends on the person and how close we are but $50+

    Average of gifts I recieved? I would guess $40ish? 

    Post # 15
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I think the average amount spent on our baby shower gifts (excluding gifts from my parents & an oddly very generous aunt), was around $45-$50. We spend $30-ish on baby shower gifts… for a friend having twins, I spent $50 total, if I remember correctly. Frankly, our budget just doesn’t allow us to spend more on gifts without having to make choices like gifts vs. car maintenance, gifts vs our dog’s vaccine booster shots, etc. 

    So, I say spend what you can reasonably afford (whatever that number is), and trust that the recipient will understand if you can’t spend as much as you’d like, especially since one of you is unemployed right now.  Don’t sweat it too much.

    Post # 16
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @kala_way:  I know it’s a gift and it’s your money to spend as you see fit, but keep in mind that if the parents add something to their registry, it’s because THEY like it and/or think it would be useful, and isn’t that the kind of gift you want to give? 

    I usually spend $50-$100 depending on the relationship but think people need to spend what they are comfortable with since everyone’s circumstances differ! 

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