(Closed) Do you think it's "cheap" to give store-brand gifts?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Beggars can’t be chosers. If it was me receiving the gift, I’d graciously thank you no matter the brand.

Post # 4
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think, if the mother is a first time mother (before had my son) and didn’t know the difference I wouldn’t be offended but a little off put that someone bought me a store brand name of something.  I would never have said anything to the person who bought it for me, I would probably have exchanged it for brand name item.

Now that I know better I would be totally fine with it, if it was a brand I liked and used if not I would still probably exchange it for the brand I use especially diapers and wipes.


Post # 5
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ooo I can see how thight might come across as cheap since. I would get them a Pampers wipe and then get them your favorite store brand wipe as well. Then, make a little note about how you love the store brand more but you wanted to give them options. That way it doesnt seem cheap and they can try both and see which they like better.

Post # 7
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think so. My favorite brand was bru brand. Just out a little note about how they’re your favorite & you hope she enjoys them, too.

Post # 8
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I don’t have a baby, but I definitely wouldn’t be offended.  How pretentious to think, “My baby deserves only name brand items (that are probably exactly the same)!”  I wouldn’t worry about it… unless your friends are kinda snobby?

Post # 9
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@abbyful:  Nope, I think if your’e giving the item because it comes with a personal endorsement, not because you walked in and picked the cheapest thing off the shelf, it’s no big deal.  As a new mom, I’m sure she’s happy for any tips about when it’s just not worth it to spend the money.

Post # 11
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Nope– I wouldn’t think twice about it. Sometimes store brand is better. Other times the price difference is enough to make it worth while. I buy generic for almost everything!

Post # 12
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Nope, I wouldn’t be offended.  It seems silly to buy some brandname stuff, such as babywipes, especially since you don’t get to reuse them!

Post # 13
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would probably just buy the brand that was on the registry, no matter if it was store brand or not.  I wouldn’t be offended if someone gave me a store brand whatever, but, I would probably return it if it wasn’t what I registered for.

Not because I’m snobby, but because Darling Husband and I had a strong, STRONG preference for some of this stuff.  We got Sam’s Club wipes for a work baby shower, (900) and we used every single one of them, because, hey, we didn’t care.  We got store brand diapers, and we DID return those and buy Huggies, because we liked the way the Huggies felt.

But it didn’t diminish my appreciation for either gift, not even a little.

Post # 14
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Nope! Times are hard, just grateful to get a gift at all!

Post # 15
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No way!  Bring on the store brands, especially if it is something you have tested, approved, and like!

Post # 16
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

As a mom of 4, I give what I know works. If I love a brand of something that I have used and is better than another, I give that brand. There are several store brands that are comparable to name brands. If you like it better, chances are she will, too. Plus, it helps to get a bunch of different brands at your shower because then you see what works for you and your baby and know what not to buy.

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